The State Of Israel Is Born!


UPDATES 6 pm Israel time Wednesday:

There have been numerous attacks on Israelis today in the Golan Heights on Mt. Hermon, on the Gaza border in the Eshkol region, in Judea and Samaria, and in Jerusalem.  Check israelstreet breaking news in the column on the right. As a matter of principle, your humble servant is not going to give name to the Palestinians’ riots today.

TODAY’S BLOG:

The famous edition of the Palestine Post (later the Jerusalem Post) on May 16, 1948--which recounted the events of the day before.

The famous edition of the Palestine Post (later the Jerusalem Post) on May 16, 1948–which largely recounted the events of the day before, May 15, 1948 (picture source historama.com).

Get out your magnifying glass and read as much of this fascinating page as you can. Note some of the amazing subheadlines on the page above: “Jews Take Over Security Zones”,  “Egyptian Air Force Spitfires Bomb Tel Aviv; One Shot Down; “Two Columns Cross Southern Border”; U.S. Recognizes Jewish State . . .

Ben Gurion

Ben Gurion addresses the assembled delegates in the Tel Aviv Museum as they prepare to proclaim Israeli independence. The Museum is now known as Independence Hall. 

When Ben Gurion opened the ceremony at exactly 4:00 pm on May 14th by rapping his gavel on the table, the room spontaneously stood and sang Hatikvah. Ben Gurion then took 16 minutes to read the Declaration of the State of Israel concluding with these words:  “Let us accept the Foundation Scroll of the Jewish State by rising.” After the assembled rose, Ben Gurion called on Rabbi Fishman to recite the Shehecheyanu blessing.

The declaration ceremony was broadcast live on Kol Israel radio, but the eruption of joy in the streets was short-lived as Arab countries attacked from all sides.

What happened on May 15, 1948:

What happened on May 15, 1948: the Egyptian Army bombed Tel Aviv and invaded from the south with contingents of Arab soldiers from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the Sudan; the Jordanian Army and Iraqi Armies invaded from the east; the Syrian Army invaded from the northeast; the Lebanese Army invaded from the north.

The manner in which the Jewish defenders of Israel fought heroically to repel these invaders is a fact of history–it is not “a Zionist myth” as many revisionists would have people believe today. 

The way that Jewish defenders held on at isolated outposts against vastly superior forces can only be described as heroic. This picture is from the Afula area.

Jewish defenders held on at isolated outposts against vastly superior forces.  This picture is from the Afula area.

65 years later the heroic soldiers of the IDF are still defending the state of Israel on all of its borders–they deserve our unending praise and support. 

 

 

 

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