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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.