“Independence Hall” on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel-Aviv, is the place where on Friday, May 14th 1948 the state of Israel was declared.
The building was functioning as the art museum of Tel-Aviv, and it was chosen for being a relatively secured public building.
The declaration took 22 minutes, and then everybody rushed home before shabbath, and before the Arab attack. The next morning Egyptian planes bombed Tel-Aviv, and the second and longer and bitter phase of the war of Independence began, but the Jews have declared a state!.
In 2019 the “Independence Hall” was closed for major renovations and upgrade. An exhibition of the building and the event is presented nearby, at Shalom Meyer Tower.
Independence Hall, originally the Dizengoff House ( Hebrew: בית דיזנגוף) is the site of the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. It is located on the historic Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, Israel. From 1932 to 1971 housing the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, it is currently a museum dedicated to the signing of the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the history of Tel Aviv.
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The “Independence hall” is in the heart of Tel-Aviv. In 2019 it was closed for major renovations, but an exhibition of the event of the Declaration of the state of Israel is presented at the nearby Shalom Meyer Tower.