The Sherman Grinberg Film Library: Israel & Palestine Footage

Paramount Newsreel, 14 April, 1949: First President of Israel Chaim Weizmann of Israel speaks with the press upon arrival at Idlewild

2 Minutes, 1949
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Paramount
Language: Silent
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

President Weizmann speaks about being back in the US; praises America for its support; Israel is a hard reality, a small country with few natural resources; notes theres going to be a massive influx of 25 million refugees from several countries in the next year that will be immigrating there, even the US couldnt cope with it. Note: several lens switches).

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