Hope and Art – Still Celebrating Israel’s 70th!

Published on Apr 16, 2018 by the Rabbi Sacks YouTube channel – Israel is the home of hope! #Israel70 #YomHaAtzmaut

Each year, ever since the founding of the state, an official poster is issued in celebration of Israel’s independence. Some of these images, created by leading Israeli graphic artists, have risen to iconic status.

Often, these posters serve as didactic tools to illustrate an annual theme. In all cases, they present a moment in Israel’s national history: its concerns and achievements during the past year, as well as hopes and goals for the coming one.

The following selection of some of the most important and beautiful posters issued over the past 70 years is taken from Israel’s State Archive.

In 1949, Israel’s first year, the mood was somber, and the graphics done in Socialist Realist style by German-born award-winning Israeli painter, illustrator and set designer Yohanan Simon. The text was taken directly from the young state’s Proclamation of Independence: “This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.”

Read more about these beautiful posters on Israel21c.org HERE.

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