Early Israeli call-up notice, 1948. Call-up card of the "Central Command for National Service", which at that time was a part of the "National Committee of the Assembly of Israel" of the issuing Jewish Agency for Palestine ('Eretz Israel' - or 'Land of Israel'). This notice was issued during the period between the United Nation's resolution calling for the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state (29 November 1947), and Israel's declaration of Independence (14 May 1948). The Jewish Agency was still functioning as the unofficial government of the undeclared jewish State, and the "National Committee of the Assembly" was not yet what we today call the 'Knesset' (Israeli Parliament).
This document was issued to Joseph Melnik, born in 1919 and living in Kfar Blum. The notice, signed (stamped) by the chairman of the National Committee, Dr. B. Avnier(sp.?), orders Melnik to report for duty at Kfar Blum for the period from the issuing date of 30 March 1948 to 15 May 1948 (i.e. in hindsightt, the day after the declaration of independence). The actual draft assignment is stamped by the Command Center of National Service, represented by "P. Gilboa"(sp.?). The document is in excellent, preserved condition and remarkable for the transitional, emergency period which it represents.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מסמכים ניירת תעודות תעודה אישורים צבאית צה"ל ספרים חוברת חוברות הגנה פלמ"ח