Auction 26 - Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Proclamation – Capturing the Old City of Jerusalem – July 1948

Opening: $150
Sold for: $550
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Printed proclamation, "Order issued by IDF in Jerusalem". The brigade printing press, Jerusalem, July 16, 1948.
Operation "Kedem" was carried out at night, between July 16 and 17. This was the last attempt during the Independence War to capture the Old City of Jerusalem. The operation failed and the forces withdrew.
"Officers, soldiers, tonight you have to carry out the historic mission: capturing Jerusalem between the walls. Jerusalem is the nation's heart, G-d's temple, symbol of our glory…will be liberated tonight by a Jewish army. The eyes of our people, of the whole world, are looking at you now. Remember: you break through the walls, to liberate the holy city…remember: Jerusalem is holy for other religions as well…desecration of holy place will stain this operation…". 21X33 cm. Good condition. Staining, folding-marks, minor tears.
British Mandate, Underground Movements, War of Independence and the Establishment of Israel