Carmel Newsreel II-019, May 7, 1949

Independence Day Celebrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

1949
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Independence Day celebrations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Jerusalem Mayor Daniel Auster speaks to a large audience in a ceremony in Jerusalem. Crowds stand on rooftops to observe the ceremony. A military parade of military vehicles and army brigades passes through the streets. A military ceremony takes place in an open site with dignitaries seated on stage, including Chief of Staff Yaakov Dori, Moshe Dayan, Moses Sharett and military officers. Dori addresses the crowd. A large audience gathers for a ceremony at the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv. Distinguished guests arrive, including Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and Moshe Sharett with his young son. At another site in the city, Education Ministry representative Zalman Shazar speaks to an audience of youth movement members. A youth movement parade. A military procession in the city streets, including a convoy of decorated trucks. A parade of troops from various military brigades. Tanks and military vehicles passing by. Soldiers near horses, donkeys and youths. A large crowd observes. Youths dance Hora at the Zina Dizengoff Square.

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