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Jews fight for Israel; UN; dancing; raising flag

Film | Accession Number: 1994.119.1 | RG Number: RG-60.1137 | Film ID: 936

Universal Newsreel, Vol. 21, No. 144, Part 1. Release date, 05/18/1948.
According to UN Motion Picture Release: "Jews Defend New Zion State." In Palestine, first pictures of the battle for Haifa, which the Jews won after 2-day siege, highlight the dramatic turn of events in the Holy Land. Jews fight Arab attackers closing in on five sides. Arab refugees, CUs; corpses. Flag of new Jewish state. In Lake Success, U.S. recognition of Israel is announced to United Nations delegates, still dead-locked over plans for truce. In Washington, boy unfurls flag of new Jewish state. Israeli dancing.

Unrelated additional newsreel coverage follows at 01:03:10, including sporting stories about "Washington, DC" and "Baltimore, MD".

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:02:24
Event Date
1948 May 18
Locale
Palestine
United States
Israel
Haifa, Palestine
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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Record last modified: 2018-08-08 16:28:58
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