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August 12, 2009

LIFE in Israel in 1948 – Part 3

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LIFE in Israel in 1948 – Part 3

by Ben Atlas on August 10, 2009

There have been so much interest in the 1948 archive, so I decided to publish another installment. Pictures do speak better than words. The following are the photos taken by John Phillips, all in June of 1948.

The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem after Jews leftThe Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem after Jews left

caebd5b20d05d616_largeJewish woman and child receiving Arab-supplied bread at hospital
mPriest walking past the Convent of Notre Dae du France which was damaged during fighting in the cityPriest walking past the Convent of Notre Dae du France which was damaged during fighting in the city
Jewish prisoner being escorted by Arab soldiersJewish prisoner being escorted by Arab soldiers
Orthodox Jewish man preparing to evacuate the cityOrthodox Jewish man preparing to evacuate Jerusalem
Stanton St. in Haifa completely deserted after the Jews drove out all the civiliansStanton St. in Haifa completely deserted after the Jews drove out all the civilians
Women and children refugees evacuating the village of ZeninWomen and children refugees evacuating the village of Zenin
A barge bringing Arab refugees to the dock in HaifaA barge bringing Arab refugees to the dock in Haifa
A 13-yr-old Arab boy lying dead on street of HaifaA 13-yr-old Arab boy lying dead on street of Haifa
Dead Jewish Englishwoman lying dead on hospital floor after surrender of cityDead Jewish Englishwoman lying on hospital floor after surrender of Jerusalem
Injured Arab soldiers lying on cots wayting to be evacuated in HaifaInjured Arab soldiers lying on cots wayting to be evacuated in Haifa
Nurse treating wounded Jewish soldier in JerusalemNurse treating wounded Jewish soldier in Jerusalem
An Arab child refugee waiting on the dock to leave HafiaAn Arab child refugee waiting on the dock to leave Hafia
Dr. Moussa Husseini (4R), and a leader of Haganah forces, walking with Arab soldiers after signing the surrender of JerusalemDr. Moussa Husseini (4R), and a leader of Haganah forces, walking with Arab soldiers after signing the surrender of Jerusalem
Arab refugees in Haifa waiting to be ferried to an Arab cityArab refugees in Haifa waiting to be ferried to an Arab city
An Arab guard checking a car at the road blockAn Arab guard checking a car at the road block
King Abdullah (C) and his party climbing the steps of the Dome of the RockKing Abdullah (C) and his party climbing the steps of the Dome of the Rock
King Abdullah (C) and his party standing in front of the Dome of the RockKing Abdullah (C) and his party standing in front of the Dome of the Rock
King Abdullah of Jordan (CL) and his party leaving Haram esh SarifKing Abdullah of Jordan (CL) and his party leaving Haram esh Sarif
King Abdullah (C) and his party attending a banquet during truceKing Abdullah (C) and his party attending a banquet during truce
King Abdullah Ibn Hussein (L) talking with Sir Harry LukeKing Abdullah Ibn Hussein (L) talking with Sir Harry Luke
Israel's Foreign Minister Moseh Sharett (R) seated with members provisional govt, Golda Meir Israel while Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion reads Proclamation of Nationhood. Jerusalem, Israel May 1948. Frank ScherschelIsrael’s Foreign Minister Moseh Sharett (R) seated with members provisional govt, Golda Meir Israel while Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion reads Proclamation of Nationhood. Jerusalem, Israel May 1948. Frank Scherschel
A Royal Marine searching an ArabA Royal Marine searching an Arab
King Abdullah of Jordan (C) touring Jerusalem during truceKing Abdullah of Jordan (C) touring Jerusalem during truce

The following are all 1948 photos by Frank Scherschel. All these Frank Scherschel were taken in May.

Hurrying toward air raid shelter in Tel AvivHurrying toward air raid shelter in Tel Aviv
Tel AvivTel Aviv
Passenger Inspection HalPassenger Inspection Hal
Press conference given by Moshe Shertok (center).Press conference given by Moshe Shertok (center).
Magen David Adom driving Jerusalem - Tel Aviv highway to go into action near Bab el WadMagen David Adom driving Jerusalem – Tel Aviv highway to go into action near Bab el Wad
Final patrol by British tanks pushes three rubble strewn streets of Jaffa intent on preventing any further fighting between Jews and Arabs before experation of mandateFinal patrol by British tanks pushes three rubble strewn streets of Jaffa intent on preventing any further fighting between Jews and Arabs before experation of mandate
Arabs drinking coffee and smoking Hubble-BubblesArabs drinking coffee and smoking Hubble-Bubbles
People running away from the watersfront during air raid in Tel AvivPeople running away from the watersfront during air raid in Tel Aviv
Christian family going to Church of the Holy Sepulchre in JerusalemChristian family going to Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Municipal authorities of JerusalemMunicipal authorities of Jerusalem
Old City of JersusalemOld City of Jerusalem

Photos licensed for personal non-commercial use only by LIFE.

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