“Signed, Sealed, Delivered?” introduces us to all 37 signatories of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, through the recollections of their closest living relatives. Throughout the series, however, we will also be releasing a few bonuses that examine other aspects of the Declaration. And today, on Yom Ha’Atzmaut itself, we turn our attention to the often-overlooked “star” of the Declaration. After all, for a declaration to be a declaration, it needs, well… to be publicly heard. And thus, dear listeners, we bring you the story of the radio broadcast.
There were a lot of “firsts” on that memorable Friday afternoon in May 1948. After all, a new State came into existence. But one “first,” a “first” that is – as radio people – very dear to our hearts, was the broadcast itself.
The end song is Hora Nitgaber (lyrics – Yehiel (Mohar) Mar, music and arrangement – Moshe Wilensky), performed by Lehakat HaNahal.