These Israelis Were Present at the Declaration of Independence. Their Main Memory? Boredom

Now in their 80s or 90s, three youngsters were all in the hall for various reasons during the historic event in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948. They look back on it wistfully, even if at the time they were unaware of its significance

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Yael Medini was 17 when her father (and future prime minister) Moshe Sharett invited her to join him for a hush-hush ceremony in a small auditorium on 16 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv. Giora Hanoch, a pupil...