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Founding of Israel

The State of Israel is Born

5 Iyar 5708
14 May 1948

Founding of Israel

David Ben-Gurion (First Prime Minister of Israel) publicly pronouncing the Declaration of the State of Israel, May 14 1948, Tel Aviv, Israel, beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern political Zionism, in the old Tel Aviv Museum of Art building on Rothshild St. The exhibit hall and the scroll, which was not yet finished, were prepared by Otte Wallis.


Signing the Declaration of Independence
Ben Gurion (LEFT) signing the Declaration Of Independence held by Moshe Sharet with Eliezer Kaplan looking on at the Tel Aviv Museum on Rothschild Blvd.

The Declaration of Independence

Isreal's Declaration of Independence