Short Episode

Bonus: The Broadcast

  • 8:27
  • 2023
The Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948, was not only the birth of a state, it was also the birth of Israeli radio.
Bonus: The Broadcast

“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.

The Broadcast

Mishy Harman

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.