The Hebrew version of this short article was written by Ora Lev-Ron and Shmuel Bartenstein. It appeared on the Hofesh website under http://www.hofesh.org.il/articles/chagim/independence.html.
Israel was declared an independent state on Friday, the 5th of the Hebrew month of Iyar, at 4pm.
David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister, delivered the declaration speech. Most Israelis were glued to their [...]