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.
Priest walking past the Convent of Notre Dae du France which was damaged during fighting in the city
Dr. Moussa Husseini (4R), and a leader of Haganah forces, walking with Arab soldiers after signing the surrender of Jerusalem
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 Scherschel
The following are all 1948 photos by Frank Scherschel. All these Frank Scherschel were taken in May.
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 mandate
Photos licensed for personal non-commercial use only by LIFE.