Jewish prisoners are returned to Israeli authorities in Palestine during 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Arabs standing at a sandbagged position. Men at artillery guns. Israeli officers and soldiers arrive. Jewish prisoners arrive. The Red Cross supervises the humanitarian transfer.
Israeli Hagganah soldiers advance through war-torn Haifa during 1948 Arab-Israeli War in Palestine region. Israeli soldiers search Arabs at a checkpoint. Arabs detained by Israelis. Palestinian refugees fleeing Israeli occupied area carrying their belongings (one using a baby carriage for that purpose). Dejected Palestinian women and children. Dead bodies of Arabs on the ground. Israelis advancing in a town using an armored car. Two armed Israeli soldiers holding their flag. Israeli soldiers gathered together conversing behind Barricade and barbed wire. United Nations meeting at headquarters in Lake Success, New York. A speaker at the podium. Delegates conversing between sessions. Jewish people celebrate the new State of Israel, in New York City. A boy hoists the new country's flag from an apartment window, as crowd stands outside and celebrates. A group of young people dance the Hora (circle dance) in the midst of the crowd.
Warren Austin speaks that United Nations cannot permit more violence in Palestine during 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Under the Charter, the Security Council has both inescapable responsibility and full authority to take the steps necessary to bring about cease fire in Palestine.
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".
Distant view of a British flag over a building in the old city of Jerusalem. Arab with a gun looks over wall. View of Mosque of Omar through a window grill. Arab with a gun aims through window. Rooftops of Jerusalem. Military jeeps moves in streets of the city. Various views of old city including Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Tower of David or David's Citadel.
Various views of Old city of Jerusalem and damaged buildings. Interiors of a deserted hospital in Jerusalem with Arab combatants. Two Arabs with rifles at window of the building look outside. Bullet holes can be seen on walls inside the deserted hospital building. Arab soldier with a gun aims through window. A cleric inside the hospital with Arabs. Arabs and religious cleric duck while they pass through the room.