Geva Newsreel 099, 1956

Israels Eighth Independence Day

4 Minutes, 1956
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A special broadcast for Israels eighth Independence Day. On Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day), the Hadera Yad Labanim House is inaugurated in the presence of Minister of Internal Affairs Yisrael Bar Yehuda and Mayor Yitzhak Viderker. The Bnot Hashir band performs in front of an audience. In Binyanei Hauma in Jerusalem, Mayor Gershon Agron speaks at the opening of an IDF weapon exhibition. Citizens observe the weapons on display. At the Presidents House in Jerusalem, foreign diplomats congratulate President of Israel Yitzhak Ben Zvi for Independence Day. The President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett converse with ambassadors. At the Menorah Park in the capital, Speaker of the Knesset Yosef Sprinzak unveils the Knesset Menorah monument, a gift from the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Afterward, Sprinzak lights the central torch in a ceremony on Mount Herzl, marking the opening of the holiday. During the night, Gadna youth march with torches through the Israeli cities. The following day, Civil Defense, MDA, Fire Department, and IDF personnel march through Ramat Gan during Spring Carnival. Mayor Avraham Krinitzi watches them. In Haifa, 300 thousand people watch the IDF military parade. Armored columns pass in the streets and are followed by dancers.

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