The Israel Film Service Collection

This Week 25 Years Ago, Episode 15

14 Minutes, 1973
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Directed by: Avi Cohen
Production:Zohar Arnon, Yehuda Schneidman
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Nissim (Nicho) Leon
Original Music: Unknown
Narrator: Ram Evron
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A 35 episode documentary TV series created by the Israeli Film Service. The script follows a week by week account of events in the 1948 war starting with the 1947 UN resolution on the Partition Plan for Palestine and concluding with Israel’s first Defense Forces Parade, on July 27, 1948. The fifteenth week of hostilities The National Institutions House where the Jewish Agency is housed in the Rehavia neighborhood of Jerusalem has become a symbol of the nascent Jewish state, and the March 11, 1948 car bombing there becomes a milestone in the bloody events of the 1948 War Anton Daoud, the driver for the American consulate in Jerusalem, worked for Abd alQadir alHusaynii, who suggested that Daoud use the consulates car to blow up the National Institutions Building The attack caused the second floor of the building to collapse, killing 12 Jewish Agency employees Haim Herzog, later the sixth president of the State of Israel, and Aura Herzog, Aharon Kaczelskis secretary and Herzogs wife, discuss the bloody events of that day in this episode.

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