The truth as documented by the facts is inescapable. In a defensive war for survival, Israel pushed back persistent enemies obsessed with annihilation and emerged triumphant in 1967.
Use Israel’s Independence Day to renew your passion for the Bible.
The Red Everlasting—like the poppies of Flanders Fields—is an emblem of the fallen.
On Yom Yerushalayim, lovers of Zion worldwide celebrate the liberation and reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem.
It took David Ben-Gurion only 16 minutes to read The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel completed by the Minhelet ha’Am (People’s Administration) just an hour earlier.
Even before the Mandate of Palestine was granted to the British government by the League of Nations in 1920 and confirmed in 1922, it became evident that implementation of the declaration would not be as straightforward as many hoped.
The Balfour Declaration’s bold expression of support for a Jewish homeland issued in 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on behalf of King George V and the government of Great Britain did not go unchallenged. The Mandate to establish a Jewish national home was virtually derailed by government officials motivated by misguided expediency rather than moral clarity.