Jerusalem Newsreel no.18

Israels 23rd Independence Day in Jerusalem

1972
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Israels Independence Days opening ceremony takes place on Jerusalems Mount Herzl. Twelve new immigrants from the Soviet Union and Arabic countries light the twelve traditional torches. The following day, citizens celebrate the holiday with picnics in the Valley of the Cross and parades through the citys streets. Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek shakes hands with clergymen and civilians at a reception at the foot of the Tower of David.

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