Because of the persistent efforts of previous generations over the last 71 years, Israel and the worldwide Jewish community celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with great joy—as prophesied.
For the citizens of the rebirthed nation not yet two decades old, the liberation from occupation to the reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem was more than a military triumph—the Six-Day War altered the course of history.
It shall no more be said, “The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt”, but, “The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.” For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.
Despite the narrative routinely championed by the liberal media, Israel’s War of Independence was a defensive war—a war of survival. Simultaneously attacked by five Arab states and perilously outnumbered by armies with superior weaponry, Israel emerged the victor with God’s help.
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.