Israel's past seen anew, as Jerusalem's historic Custom House reopens
Museum's somewhat idiosyncratic collection sheds light on some of Israel's most important figures and historical events.
Customs clerk Ben-Moshe's night shift at Jaffa Port on June 1, 1962, began as usual. He arrived at 9:30 P.M., as he wrote in the duty log in blue ink. At 2:40 A.M. he noted: "I called all the stations, and everything was in order." But at 4 A.M., his shift became interesting. Ben-Moshe, now aware of the momentous occasion, switched to red ink and wrote: "At the above hour two cars...
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