Thursday, April 19, 2018

Israel Declaration of Independence

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Israel Declaration of Independence (Yom Ha’atzmaut; יום העצמאות‎): Israelis take to the streets to celebrate on May 14, 1948, or 5 Iyar 5708—seventy years ago today in the Jewish calendar. The Jewish Chronicle writes: “On May 14th, 1948, Israel’s Declaration of Independence was made in Tel Aviv, a few hours before the British Mandate was set to expire. At midnight the British Mandate of Palestine was officially terminated and the State of Israel came into being.” After 2,000 years, the Jews were back in their historic homeland as a majority people and not under another nation’s thumb (as was the case with the ancient Romans and their brutal rule), but as a people who would determine their own destiny, their own future and make their own laws and be “the masters of their own fate”—what in politics is called self-determination. Israel is the world’s only Jewish-majority state, and this fact should never be minimized or forgotten. Happy 70th birthday ארץ ישראל‬ (Eretz Yisrael). For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
Courtesy: YNet News