Author: Bob O'Dell

Published Date: March 08, 2019

We recently published this interview in four segments.  If you missed any of them, here is her entire interview condensed into a single video!

Iry Ricci is the daughter of the mayor of Tel Aviv in 1948, Israel Rokach.

Root Source interviews learns what it was like to be in Tel Aviv in Palestine during its transition to the modern state of Israel in 1948. It describes Tel Aviv during the years of the British Mandate. It describes what it was like to be in Tel Aviv during the 1947 UN vote and the 1948 Declaration of Independence. Finally, it tells the story of how she was named “Iry” and what her father would say if he saw Tel Aviv today. (51:31)

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