1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

AMERICAN-ISRAEL PAVILION

This spiral-shaped building, with boulders hewn from King Solomon's Mine set at its entrance, curls around itself like a chambered nautilus in red mahogany. The winding walkway conducts the visitor through 4,000 years of Jewish history. Successive rooms re-create the sights and sounds of various epochs by means of music, artifacts and dioramas. Open shops, including a snack bar, line the low end of the spiral. The pavilion is sponsored by the American-Israel World's Fair Corporation.

* Admission: adults, 75 cents; children under 12, 25 cents; children under 6, free. Special group rates. 
Highlights
 
REBIRTH OF A NATION. The 15-to-20 minute walking tour begins in a city of Biblical times. The visitor finds himself strolling down a narrow stone street; he sees women milling grain, scribes at work and the Temple of Solomon in the background. A second scene, called "Dispersion," shows Jews scattered around the world, making their contributions at different periods to the cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa. A display of the Ten Commandments in various languages indicates the special impact of their moral traditions. The tour ends in the streets of Haifa of 1964. Displays contrast the new and the old; models of an ancient Mediterranean barge and a 20th Century Israeli ocean liner are side by side. Israel's scientific and social progress are also depicted.
SHOPPING MALL. Shops are staffed by young Israeli students. On sale are hand-wrought jewelry, ceremonial religious objects and hand-embroidered blouses.
"FALAFEL" AND FRANKFURTERS. The stand-up snack bar serves kosher foods and Israeli specialties such as falafel, a spicy vegetable patty eaten between slices of a soft, round bread.

AMERICAN-ISRAEL PAVILION

In this spiral-shaped building, the visitor walks through the sights and sounds of 4,000 years of Jewish history.

Various aspects of the Holy Land and its people come to life in this privately sponsored pavilion. A shopping mall and snack bar lead to an open-air cafe.

REBIRTH OF A NATION. The 15-to-20-minute walking tour begins at a wall of stones hewn from King Solomon's mines and moves through the narrow streets of Biblical Jerusalem. On display are rare Bibles, some letters of Anne Frank and depictions of modern Israel's struggle for independence and its industry, science and social services.
CAFE ISRAEL. Performers put on a lively show in a garden cafe' and teach the Hora, Israel's national dance. A snack bar serves kosher sandwiches, Israeli beer and wine.
 
Admission: 25 to 75 cents for various exhibits and performances; children under 6, free.

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