April 20, 2010, - 12:08 pm
Yom Huledet Sameach, Yisrael. Happy Birthday, Israel.
Today is “Yom Ha’Atzmaut,” Israel’s Independence Day. 62 years ago, on this date in the Hebrew calendar, Israel became an official state. But that was just the official recognition of what has been the case for thousands of years.
Israel has been Jewish land for thousands of years, with Jews always living there. Some morons who believe the false, conventional wisdom actually believe that some Holocaust survivors came from Europe and took the land from Arabs to make their own state. Couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, the majority of Israelis are Sephardic Jews, Jews from Arab and Asian nations.
(This is on my fridge, next to a giant American flag pic and a scene of the U.S. Hockey Team beating the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics. I drew this in Fourth Grade, while I was listening to my teachers, the late Rabbis Betsalel and Skorski, of Blessed Memory.)
And Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, has always been a Jewish city. Ditto for the rest of the country. Jewish books and interpretations of Jewish law from many centuries ago tell of Jewish rabbis traveling to minister to Jews from Gaza and other cities throughout Israel. It always has been Jewish land, and hopefully always will be.
As I noted yesterday, it’s an interesting alignment of the stars on the Christian calendar, with Israel’s 62nd birthday and dead Hitler’s birthday falling on the same day. Though Hitler tried to wipe out the Jews forever and worked with Muslim forces like the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem to do it, both Hitler and the Mufti are long gone, dust in the pathway of earthworms. The Jews, on the other hand, survived and have a nation of their own that, for now, is still here. Let’s hope it doesn’t continue its path of self-amputation by giving away more land to Islamic terrorist forces under pressure from the U.S. and the international community. These same countries did nothing as Jews were shoved into ovens. The U.S. only entered World War II when the U.S. was attacked. Long before that, FDR knew of the camps and crematoria and did nothing. In the end, it is the Jews alone. Israel, alone. And that is why Israel is still around, 62 years later, despite non-stop wars and terrorist attacks–which are fomented against its innocent civilians every day (you just don’t read about it in the mainstream media).
Happy Birthday, Israel. Am Yisrael Chai. The Nation of Israel Lives.
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