|The new Tel Aviv port breakwater|
|Arturo Toscanini visiting the Dead Sea resort. Pictures of the|
first concert are not in the Library of Congress collection
Both were created because of the adversity Jews faced in Palestine and in Europe.
The Arab Revolt of 1936-1939 shut down the Jaffa Port, and the Jewish population of Palestine, centered around Tel Aviv, required a port.
Meanwhile, as anti-Jewish sentiments and laws were endangering the Jews of Europe, Jewish musicians found themselves out of work. Seventy-five instrumentalists were recruited and immigrated to Palestine to form the new orchestra. The Symphony's first concert was conducted by the world-famous Arturo Toscanini in Tel Aviv on Dec. 26, 1936.
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|Ferry brings passengers from a larger|
ship to the Tel Aviv port
|Driving piles during Tel Aviv|
|Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog dedicating the|
new port of Tel Aviv