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Teller From Jerusalem

May 18, 2022

TFJ: The Birth of Israel


Series 2: Episode 6

The Relief Column sent to the Etzion Block were buried in a hasty, shallow grave. When Israel liberated the Etzion area in the Six Day War the remains were brought to Jerusalem and miraculously identified. 

As the first stage of the War of Independence was not going well for Israel, there was fear that the United States would renege on its commitment to recognize the Jewish state upon the British withdrawal in May 1948. Harry Truman was not interested in listening to anyone regarding the Palestine question, until his old friend Eddie Jacobson opened up the door for Chaim Weizmann to speak with the president.


Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 

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