A military parade in Tel Aviv, Israel to celebrate Israeli independence. Israeli troops loaded in jeeps move past a crowd. Officers salute standing in the jeeps. Army chief of Staff, Major General Moshe Dayan Premier David Ben Gurion, Israeli President Yitzhak Ben Zvi (Itzhak Ben-Tzvi) and another military officer are seen on the reviewing stand. French-built AMX-13 light tanks parade on the street and the crowd cheers. Military vehicles pass along the street. Israeli women soldiers parade.
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 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.
Group of officials in a meeting in Tel Aviv Palestine (later Tel Aviv, Israel). Officials walk out of the Press Club. Board at the entrance reads 'Press Club Tel Aviv'. Officials enter the Public Information Office.
A copy of newspaper Palestine Post with the headline "Tel Aviv outlawed: Martial law over half of Yishuv." British military outposts seen in town. Flowers are seen. Boys ride their bicycles. British soldiers talk to people and smoke cigarettes.
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.