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Yitshak Elhanan St 47, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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סמל העיר תל אביב יפו
מיכאל קארה
אנדרטה לכובשי יפו
1956
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Michael Kara
Monument to the Conquerors of Jaffa
1956
Marble
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The sign belongs to the series of signs depicting outdoor sculptures throughout the city of Tel Aviv - Jaffa.

The sculpture on which the sign is pointing was photographed that day Click for a larger image, Click for a larger image

About the Artist: Michael Kara - Born in Berezhany in Galicia (Austria) (1887-1964), he immigrated to Israel in 1946. A sculptor operating in Hungary and Israel, in Israel designed monuments dedicated to the victims of the War of Independence (like this statue), and well-known personal heads, in addition, also designed postage stamps. Dizengoff Award Winner in 1948

About the Sculpture : The memorial in Tel Aviv’s HaKovshim Garden is dedicated to the fallen in battle for the liberation of Jaffa from members of the Haganah and the Irgun.
On one side of the memorial is the verse: "They were swifter than eagles. They were stronger than lions"
On the other side are the symbols of the State of Israel (Menorah), the city of Tel Aviv, the HשGשמש and the Irgun, and underneath it is written: "Remember the defenders of Tel Aviv and the occupiers of Jaffa."




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