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Establishment of Israel: Invitation to the Signing of the Declaration of Independence

(May 13, 1948)

The day before the British Mandate over Palestine was set to expire, the Jewish People's Council sent personal invitations to some 350 guests to gather at the Tel Aviv Museum for a session of government to approve the text of Israel's declaration of Independence. The following day, on May 14, 1948, the approved text was officially announced declaring the establishment of the State of Israel.

Declaration Invitation
The Peoples' Administration

Tel Aviv, 4th of Eiyar 5708

Adon Nichbad [Dear Sir],

We are honored to hereby send to you an invitiation

To the Session of
The Declaration of Independence

Which will take place on Friday, 5th of Eiyar 5708 (14.5.1948) at 4 o'clock in the afternoon in the hall of the Museum (16 Rothschild Boulevard).

We ask that you keep confidential the contents of the invitation and the location and time of the assembly of the Council.

Invitees are asked to arrive at the hall at 3:30.

Most sincerely,
The Secretariat