The declaration came together so hurriedly that if the drafters had argued for even a few hours more it would have read much differently.
The beginning of a new series investigating how the Israeli Declaration of Independence came about, and what the text reveals about the country it brought into being.
Ever? Judea? Zion?
Declaring Israel’s independence.
On the eve of Israel’s statehood in 1948, with the massed forces of five Arab nations threatening invasion, David Ben-Gurion picked a fight with his own army. Why?
And the recent dispute over who owns that draft.
Ben-Gurion, Thomas Jefferson, and declarations of independence.
In the moments leading up to Israel’s independence, America’s diplomats did everything they could to stop the process, and the president, cold.
Let politics sort things out.
It borrowed liberally from America’s.
With enemy planes overhead, David Ben-Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence to a packed hall before rushing off to command the war. (Registration required.). . .