The Israel Film Service Collection

This Week 25 Years Ago, Episode 17

15 Minutes, 1973
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Directed by: David Perlov
Production:Zohar Arnon, Yehuda Schneidman
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Nissim (Nicho) Leon
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. Ambushes against supply convoys to Jerusalem continue and end in bitter battles In the Yotzek factory affair at the end of February 1948, 10 Haganah fighters are murdered by Arabs with the involvement of British police The Jewishowned Hayozek iron foundry and the Spirit foundry were located adjacent to what today is the Holon junction, a strategic crossroads between Abu Kabir and Mikve Israel, which straddled the JaffaJerusalem highway, and the road from Tel Aviv to Mikve Israel and the Jewish colonies in the south Twentyfour guards, including three women, were positioned at the site, as it was constantly targeted by Arab snipers The story of these foundries is discussed by Haganah fighters that survived the final attack on the site and its destruction.

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