ISRAEL: The Dream after 25 Years: Triumph and Trial

We, the members of the National Council, representing the Jewish people in the land of Israel and the Zionist movement, have assembled on the day of the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine, and, by virtue of our national and historic right and of the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations, do hereby proclaim the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel. . ."

ON that day—May 14, 1948 —David Ben-Gurion, standing in the Tel Aviv Museum beneath a portrait of Zionism's founder, Theodore Herzl, read...

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