The words that drove the first Hebrew train
Previously classified documents reveal the fledgling state's railway workers' perceived role in Israel's struggle for military and economic independence.
Immediately following the Declaration of Independence in 1948, steps were taken to define the status of the “First Hebrew Railway,” later to become Israel Railways. The founding document dealing with this issue has just come to light, as part of a group of documents released by the State Archives ahead of Israel’s 65th Independence Day celebrations.
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