Irgun / Etzel Hebrew Revolt 35th anniversary and Israel's 30th Anniversary numbered commemoration medal, 1979; struck in bronze; weight: 79.3g; size: 59mm; thickness: 4.5mm. Obverse depicts emblem of the Irgun with legend around edge "35 Years to the Declaration of the Revolt [against the British Mandate] | 4 [in month of] Shvat 5704 1.2.1944 - 4 Shvat 5739 4.2.1979; on reverse the official emblem of Israel's 30th anniversary at top (with legend "Thirty to Israel's Independence") and below on left the official State emblem and on right a variant of the Revisionist-Zionist "Betar" movement's emblem, with legend below "Assembly of the Fighters of the National Military Organization [the Eztel / Irgun]". On rim is stamped the number "0185".
The revisionist-Zionist underground movement, the Irgun, ceased its cooperation with the British and launched a revolt against their authority in Palestine on the 1st of February 1944 as a result of Britain's wartime policy of preventing Jewish immigration to Palestine (i.e. the White Book of 1939 effectively prevented Jews fleeing Nazi persecution from being rescued and/or brought to safe haven in Palestine). In UNC.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה מזכרות מזכרת אות אותות יחידות יחידה הנצחה הוקרה צה"ל צה"לי צבא אצ"ל לח"י