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.
A pallet containing several flag-draped coffins of those who perished in the October 26, 1966 fire, aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) are lowered to a pier from the ship, by crane. Several clergymen in robes stand on the pier. A flag on ship at half mast. Honor guard on pier with rifles. Sailors wheel the pallet of coffins across the pier. U.S. Navy Catholic Chaplain, Fr.Conall Richard Coughlin (who is stationed at Subic Bay) and the ship's Chaplain (Lt Commander) officiate on the ship's deck as coffins are placed on pallets.(The ship's own Catholic Chaplain, LCDR William John Garrity, perished, performing his duties, on October, 26, 1966, and is among these dead ). Sailors aboard the Oriskany open boxes of American flags as they prepare the coffins for transfer. Honor guard with rifles stand at parade rest on the pier. Church officials on the pier. A C-130 transport aircraft sits nearby with its rear door open ready to receive the coffins.