The official emblem of the State of Israel. David Ben Gurion plants the first tree in Yaar HaMeginim (Defenders' Forest). The Israeli delegation before leaving for Rhodes for armistice talks with Transjordan, March 1, 1949. Palestine Conciliation Commission, Jerusalem, January 24, 1949. Msgr. Georgius Salim Hakim, Greek Catholic Bishop of Haifa, Nazareth and Acre, who returned to Israel from Beirut, February 20, 1949. P.O.W. exchange, February 21, 1949. 14 photographs. Private Collections -- Josef Schneider collection -- Albums.