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A joint newspaper of all the newspapers of Eretz Israel, Yom-hamedina
Yom Hamedina Newspaper 1948
The people declare the State of Israel
On November 29, 1947, the United Nations Assembly passed a resolution requiring the establishment of the State of Israel in the Land of Israel. And by virtue of our natural and historical right we declare the establishment of the State of Israel
Extremely rare “Yom Hamedina” (The Day of The State) newspaper. A celebratory newspaper produced in cooperation with all the newspaper systems in Israel and published on behalf of Ben-Gurion order as a one-time event on the declaration day of the state, 5 Iyar, 5708 (Jewish Calendar), May 14, 1948, at four o’clock in the afternoon. The title of the issue indicates the date and time and next to it the statement “Last day for foreign rule”.
The newspaper contains only two pages. The title page opens with the headline “The People Proclaim the State of Israel” and below is a detailed version of the Declaration of Independence. On the second page, announcements and updates about the IDF occupations, the fall of Gush Etzion, threats of invasion, and more.
The ceremony announcing the establishment of the State of Israel took place at Beit Dizengoff at 16 Sderot Rothschild in Tel Aviv. About eight hours before the end of the British mandate and the departure of the last British soldiers from the country. the Chairman of the People’s Administration David Ben-Gurion announced the establishment of the state, and those present at the ceremony signed the Declaration of Independence.
עיתון יום המדינה 1948 הכרזת המדינה