Waves Sharon declaration

  • Issue: April 1998
  • Designer: B. Ton
  • Stamp size: 25.7 x 40 mm
  • Plate no.: 343
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

On Friday the 5th day of lyar, 5708, May 14 1948, at four o'clock in the afternoon, David Ben-Gurion announced to the People's Administration, the People's Council and representatives of the Jewish settlement and the Zionist Movement: "I shall read to you from the foundation scroll of the State of Israel". The "She'hecheyanu" blessing and the singing of "Ha'Tikva" ended the ceremony that lasted 32 minutes. The members of the People's Council, which had now become the interim State Council, signed the scroll. Thousands of people had assembled outside during the course of the ceremony.

The declaration ceremony was held at the Tel Aviv Museum, which was later called 'Independence Hall", and which today includes a reconstruction of the hall in which the establishment of the state was announced. The museum building, prior to its expansion served as the private residence of Meir Dizengoff, the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, who had placed his private home at the service of the public, in the form of an art museum of the first Hebrew city.

Today, 'Independence Hall" also includes a permanent exhibition reviewing the historical background of the establishment of the state. "Independence Hall" is an extension of the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.

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The declaration of the establishment of the state of Israel