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Modest Building is Israel’s Independence Hall

The country is 64 years old, an ths low-key Tel Aviv landmark might be due for a makeover

Israel’s Independence Hall is a former private residence where members of the National Council, representatives of the Jewish settlements and the Zionist movement, met in quasi-secret on May 14, 1948, to sign the Scroll of Independence and establish the Jewish State of Israel. This year, the event is celebrated on April 25.

The event makes Tel Aviv, previously modern Israel’s capital, the Philadelphia of the country. In fact, Philly also served as the US capital Philadelphia served as one of the nation’s many capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, D.C., was being construction. There the resemblance more or less ends. Continue reading Modest Building is Israel’s Independence Hall