Former Vice President Nichard Nixon tours Israel on a fact-finding tour. Nixon arrives and greets Defense Minister of Israel Moshe Dayan in Tel Aviv. The two leaders with their aides. The meeting in progress. The press takes photographs and records the event.
Israeli independence day celebrations. Soldiers march during the independence day parade. Women soldiers march past the review stand. The former and first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on the review stand as troops march past him. Tanks pass in review during the parade.
Formation of Israel in May 1948. Jewish refugees aboard a ship. They get off from the ship in Palestine. A woman with her child at the dock. A sign reads 'United Nations Palestine Commission'. Delegates seated in a hall decide about the partition between the Jews and the Arabs. Houses in a city of the Jews, Israel. Jewish troops holding guns walk on the ruins of building. The dead Jewish people on street. The troops stand in a group. The captured Arab prisoners by the Israeli troops. They get in a vehicle. Cars and people on a street. Prime Minister of Iseral David Ben Gurion enters a building. The Jewish soldiers stand holding guns. A flag of Israel flatters in air. The Israeli soldiers stand holding a white flag. The troops stand on a boarder. A dead Arab man. President of Israel Chaim Azriel Weizmann walks with officials. The soldiers stand on the side. The Israel delegates go to the United Nation and seek for a separate state for Jewish . Delegates seated in hall. The people walk out of the hall. The empty seats of the Arab countries. The new state of Israel is born. The flags are raised. People cheer and celebrate. From a July 2, 1964 newsreel of "Yesterday's Big Story".
The state of Israel is formed. Houses in an area and people behind a barbed wire fence. A ship in a harbor. Jews board the ship. The Israeli flag hoisted aboard the ship. People get onto the ship. A man and a woman aboard the ship while it is underway towards Israel. Men load cargo onto a ship. Jews aboard a ship as they wave. Two men shake hands. Traffic on a street in a city in Israel. Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion arrives and enters a building. A flag of Israel on the top of a building. An Egyptian aircraft in flight over Tel Aviv. A damaged building after an air raid. Dead bodies in streets. Ammunition in crates. Men on a watch tower.
Israel War Bond drive is launched in Tel Aviv by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben Gurion. Prime Minister Gurion gets off from a car. He enters a building. People seated inside a hall. Emblem of Israel on the stage. Ben Gurion seated at a desk. The emblem of Israel. Ben Gurion speaks into microphone. He seeks for $22 million to meet cost of Israel's recent Sinai desert campaign. People seated in a hall applaud.
The Secretary General of the United Nations visits Israel. The second Secretary General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold deplanes at an airport in Israel and is greeted by local officials. Hammarskjold's car is escorted by motorcycle outriders. He enters a building with officials. Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion seated in a conference room with officials. Among those present at the table, in addition to Dag Hammarskjold, are Golda Meier, David Ben-Gurion, and Ralph Bunche.