Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colorizing Hertzel

Theodor Herzl on the balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" ("Les Trois Rois") in Basel, Switzerland. 
This photo was taken before /or after the famous "Herzl on the balcony" photo.

The famous photo of "Herzl on the balcony" looking at the Rhine river.

The balcony of the "Three Kings Hotel" as it looks today 

Chaim Herzog on the balcony.

The same famous balcony today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jewish Agency bomb 11-3-1948

On March 11, 1948, a  car bomb planted in the courtyard of the Jewish Agency by an Arab terrorist (which is believed to have been smuggled into the heavily-guarded compound in a stolen U.S. Consulate car. 
exploded, killed 13 and wounded nearly 100 civilians.
In this photo a small sports car being used as an ambulance to rush victims to hospital.

 Original photo
International News Photo - 1948. After bombing of Jewish Agency
 Photo by: Lasar Dunner - 
original by radiophoto.

The same building in an early photo

The Keren Hayesod wing of the building was completely destroyed.
 Same location today.
 Leib Yaffe, director-general of Keren Hayesod 
(Who attended the first Zionist Congress and was the brother of Bezalel Yaffe, one of Tel Aviv's founders,)
was killed in the bombing.