Proclamation of the State of Israel

…Accordingly, we, the members of the National Council,

representing the Jewish people in Palestine and the

Zionist movement of the world, met together in solemn

assembly today, the day of the termination of the British

Mandate for Palestine, and by virtue of the natural and

historic right of the Jewish people and of the resolution

of the General Assembly of the United Nations, hereby

proclaim the establishment of the Jewish State in

Palestine, to be called Israel…

Proclamation of the State of Israel

Palestine Post, May 16, 1948

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