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The War of Independence broke out on November 30, 1947, less than ten hours after the UN General Assembly adopted its dramatic partition resolution on the of the Land, a resolution which led to the establishment of the State of Israel. The echoes of joy, including a rally of tens of thousands in the courtyard of the National Institutions Building in Jerusalem soon faded. The buildings of the Institutions teemed with extensive activity during the fighting, as described elsewhere in this book. However, the building was also the victim of particularly harsh Arab violence, which struck it on March 11, 1948.
  The Building in 5708-1948

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