Carmel Newsreel II-058 October 28, 1950

Closing Ceremony of the Third Maccabiah

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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

The third Maccabiah closing ceremonies. Torch runners arrive at the presidents residence. President Chaim Weizmann and his wife Vera watch the menorah lighting and Weizmann greets the audience. At Ramat Gan Stadium a large military parade is conducted marking the end of the Maccabiah. A crowd of about 50,000 people watches as IDF soldiers exercise on ten meter high ropes, a parachute parade, a demonstration of infantry fighting and formation exercises. The ceremony ends with trophy awarding in the presence of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.

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