The Independence Hall

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A country is shaped by its history, and Israel has faced a tumultuous past filled with victories and defeats. And by visiting The Independence Hall in Tel Aviv; you will have the opportunity to learn about one of Israel’s most significant triumphs; its independence. On May 14th, 1948, the Israeli Declaration of Independence was formally proclaimed. 

Like David Ben Gurion spoke; the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization; Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine; and soon to be the first Prime Minister of Israel, “The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual; religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood; created cultural values of national and universal significance; and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.” After being exiled from their land; and facing horrific persecution across the world; the Jewish people strove to re-establish their ancient homeland. 

At the Independence Hall The State of Israel Was Born 

Against all odds; and after many years, at last, the United Nations created and passed Resolution 181; which called for the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish States. Even Though, the historic declaration of Israel’s independence was announced in an unusual fashion. In fact, it was held at the Tel Aviv Museum (which is now The Independence Hall); the declaration ceremony was kept quiet until the last minute. For fear is disruption, invitations weren’t sent out until the morning of. In fact, the message told recipients to arrive at 15:30 and to keep it a secret. Only at 16:00, the event began; and the declaration was announced to the joy of the people. Despite the declaration being announced and supported by the UN; the League of Arab States was against it. So this soon led to the start of the Arab-Israeli War in which the Israelis remained victorious. 

An Amazing Experience Awaits You at the Independence Hall! 

When visiting Independence Hall; you will stand where an incredible moment in history took place. Moreover, fantastic exhibits are featured within the museum to teach you about the importance of this declaration; what it meant to the Jewish people; and what they sacrificed to achieve it. Also, you can see various documents; listen to a recording of the famous independence speech; and watch a video of the event.

In This Photo: Rothschild Boulevard Where the Independence Hall is Found

Some of the exhibits have even been reconstructed in precise detail to immerse you in that historic moment fully. Along with touring Independence Hall; we encourage you to make it a multi-stop tour with us. Nearby you will also explore the Hahagana Museum, Allenby Street, Carmel Market, and more! So come! And join me on one of my guided tours of Tel Aviv; where I always include a visit to the Independence Hall. Truly a place anyone must visit while visiting Tel Aviv. In the area, more cool places await you like the house of Akiva Arye Weiss that I enjoy talking about when touring Rothchild Boulevard!  


Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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