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Lot Number 187

Collection of Newspapers Printed on the Day of the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the Following Days – Daily Papers, Special Editions and Newspaper Issues from Besieged Jerusalem, 1948

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6,150$
Opening Estimate
5,000$ $6000-10,000$
Lot Number 187

Collection of Newspapers Printed on the Day of the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the Following Days – Daily Papers, Special Editions and Newspaper Issues from Besieged Jerusalem, 1948

Twenty nine newspapers printed on the day of the Declaration of Independence and the following days. Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other places, 1948. Hebrew, some English and German.
"The newspapers of the year 1948 constitute, it seems, a special corpus. They enable us to glance over our shoulders at those heroic days of 1948, and at Israel fighting for its life… The Zeitgeist (Spirit of the period) rises from the pages" (out of: "A state is born" by Mordechai Naor, published by "Institute for Study of Hebrew Journalism", 1998, p. 2).
The collection includes:
· Seven newspapers from the day of declaration, 14.5.1948: "Yom HaMedinah", a joint newspaper of all of the country's newspapers; Iton HaMagen, issue no. 5. Headline: "From Decision – to Realization"; Mivrak, evening paper, issue no.126, headline: "British Mandate ended, a Jewish State to be established"; Yediot Yerushalayim, published by journalists for readers of "Davar", "Haaretz", "Haboker", "Hamashkif", "Hazofeh", headline: "The Jewish State will be declared Today"; and more.
· Three Newspapers from Saturday evening after the declaration, 15.5.1948: Mivrak, evening paper. Headline: "State of Israel was established"; Iton HaItonaim (paper of journalists). Headline: "First day of the State of Israel"; "Mandate from beginning to end", illustrated supplement published by "Yediot Ma'ariv".
· Eleven newspapers from Sunday following the declaration, 16.5.1948: Davar, issue no. 6946. Headline: "State of Israel was Established"; Haboker, issue no. 3817. Headline: "State of Israel revived"; Yom Yom, issue no. 78. Headline "Latrun and Dir Ayub in the hands of our forces"; Haaretz, issue no. 8729. Headline: "Vision of generations: State of Israel Established"; "Hazofeh" newspaper. Headline: "State of Israel Established – Long live!"; Yediot Yerushalayim, published by journalists for readers of "Davar", "Haaretz", "Haboker", "Hamashkif". Headline: "State of Israel Revived"; Yediot Hayom, issue no. 1089. Headline: "Errichtung des Judenstaates" [establishment of a Jewish State], and more.
· Eight newspapers and periodicals published around the same period: Yediot Achronot, issue no. 3429, dated 12.5.1948. Headline: "British Mandate will end on Saturday at Midnight"; Ashmoret, issue no. (85) 17, dated 13.5.1948. Headline: "On May 15,1948 the State of Israel will be Declared!". Four "Doar Ivri" stamps are pasted on the title page, ink-stamped: "Tel-Aviv, 16.5.1948". Karnenu, issue no. 5, [ca. 6-8,1948]. First issue to the independence of the State of Israel (Hebrew); Hapoel Hatzair, issue no. 34, dated 19.5.1948. The text of the independence scroll and the first manifest appear on the title page; Haboker, issue for children, fifth year, issue no. 37 (245), date 20.5.1948. On the title page appear a colorful illustration by Isa [Isa Hershkovitz], and the writing: "Jewish State was Established" (Hebrew); Kol Yalde Aliyat HaNo'ar, published once a month by and for Aliyat HaNo'ar children in France, issue no. 7, [1948]; and more.
Enclosed: Davar Leyalde She'erit Hapletah, supplement to "Des Vort", issue no. 9, date 20.5.1949; "A state is born…", edited by Mordechai Naor. Published by "The institute for study of Hebrew Journalism, Independence House", Tel-Aviv, 2016.
A detailed list will be sent upon request.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Folding marks, stains, creases and some damages (mostly slight). Tears and open tears, mainly at margins and along folding lines, most of them repaired. Three newspaper are missing pages. The first page of "Hapoel Hatzair" paper from 19.5.1948 may be lacking.

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6,150$
Opening Estimate
5,000$ $6000-10,000$

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