Pre-Trip Research...


Location of your site: Telaviv, Israel


[Tell me where in Israel your site is located, maybe it's in a city, area, or even give some GPS locations]

Geographical Features (Include a Picture or Map):Independence_Hall_(Israel).jpg


[Some descriptive words or short sentences are enough, add the picture for some pizzazz]

The Meaning of the Name of your Site: Its called the Independence hall because where they signed the declaration of independence of Israel.


[duh, What the name of your site means]

Historical Background/Significance: Its important because thats where the declaration of independence was signed.


[Why is this site so important? What in it's history makes it a significant stop on your trip?]

Do other Cultures or Religions have connections to your site?: No


[Are there other people who believe this site holds significance for their culture or religion as well? Include legal claims if applicable.]

Connect a Talmudic/Biblical saying to your site:

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
David Ben-Gurion

Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.

David Ben-Gurion




Share any Midrash, Fables, or other “stories” about the site:

Israel's Declaration of Independence was not a foregone conclusion.

Two days before the declaration, the situation for the National Council was very complex: the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Road was blockaded by Arab bands, and two members of the National Council were unable to arrive in Tel Aviv for the historical decision. Golda Meirson (Meir) reported the results of a secret night time meeting on 11th of May 1948 with Abdullah; King of Jordan, the King had decided to withdraw from former agreements for political arrangements to recognize the Jewish state, joining the Arabic league preparations to invade Palestine directly after termination of the British Mandate. Somber strategic estimates were provided by Israel Galili, the head of the Haganah; Yigal Sukenik (Yadin), head of the Haganah's Operations Department, depicted the dangerous situation, such as weapon shortage and the very critical circumstances in Gush Ezion, which finally fell into the hands of Arab bands between 12-14 of May 1948. Moshe Shertok (Sharett), the future Minister for Foreign Affairs, gave a detailed report about American State Department policy, on the one hand, pressuring the Zionist Organization to postpone a declaration of independence, in order to prevent an Arab invasion, and on the pro Arab position of Great Britain. On the other hand, he reported the warm sympathy he found from Andre Gromyko,the Russian representative at the United Nation, who took a contrary position and opposed American policy, after the Russian frustration in negotiations for oil concessions in Moslem states, to such an extent, that USA officials were afraid that the Jewish state would be become a bridgehead for Russian influence in the Middle East.
[Link or Copy and Paste story here]

Now You're ready to create a multimedia presentation in Hebrew for class here in America.

    • [Link your Presentation here if applicable]


You're also responsible for a brief "Tour Guide" presentation in ENGLISH to be given at your site in Israel.

    • [Type your English "Tour Guide" script here]


After the Trip...


Picture From your Site.


[Add a photo from your trip to the site here]

Reflections:


[Write a brief reflection on your visit to your site. Was your experience what you expected? Did you learn something new? What was it like experiencing this place in person...]