[Israel], [Jewish National Council], 1949. Paperback. Item #37980
First edition. Original front illustrated paper wrapper (detached) with photographs of a close up of a wall with shadows of branches and a whole through which the horizon can be seen. 8vo.  pages. 22.5 cm. Includes forward by Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, “second and longest-serving President of Israel” (Wikipedia, 2016) . A history of Jerusalem with dozens of black-and-white photographs of scenery, sites, and people-some famous, some ordinary. “All the values - human, religious, moral and cultural - that Jerusalem has bequeathed to the world were the product of high-minded men belonging to Israel, - men who thought and spoke in Hebrew, felt the ache of their people, predicted its future and proclaimed its mission to humanity. ” Includes biblical quotes in Hebrew and English in the upper margin of several pages. SUBJECT(S) : Jerusalem, Israel, 1948 War. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Front cover page detached with stains, many tears, and folds that somewhat affect text. Back cover missing. Dampstaining, tear in first page that affects text. Slight toning. Fair condition. Rare. (zion-12-29).