Tourist Tip #188 / Independence Hall, Where the State of Israel Was Declared in a Secret Ceremony

From this modest building on Rothschild Blvd., then an art museum, David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Independence, concluding: 'Long live the State of Israel.'

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A nation that waited 2,000 years to be reborn could be forgiven an all-night binge with whistles and horns when the moment arrived. It didn't quite work out that way for Israel.