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Creating the state of Israel...



Item # 680755

May 16, 1948

NEW YORK TIMES, May 16, 1948

* State of Israel is established
* Israel is recognized by the United States
* Skirmishing between Arabs & Jews continue


The front page features a 5 column, 3 line head: "Arab Armies Invade Palestine; Reach Gaza, Bomb Tel Aviv Again; U.S. Considers Lifting Arms Ban" with related subheads including: "Attack Concerted" "4-Front Blow Slashes Borders--Egyptians Advance 20 Miles" "Bombing Is Intensified" "Tel Aviv Hit Fourth Time--Jews Gain in Galilee, Widen Jerusalem road Grip" "Britain Will Defer Action On Recognition of Israel" "End of Embargo Would Aid Arabs as Well as Jews, It is Held" and more.
There is also a ftpg. photo of Lt. Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham before departing from Palestine.
This is the day after the historic issue of the "Times" which announced the formal creation of the new state of Israel.
The complete issue and being a Sunday paper it has over 100 pages, including the magazine section. This is also the "rag edition" printed on very high quality paper meant for institutional use so the condition is very nice.  Disbound with minor binding residue at the spine margin.

Category: The 20th Century