Israel 70th anniversary

2018-05-14 01:00:00

Countdown 14: Masada

In countdown to 70th, we remember that Masada had been the tragic story of Israel's history, the standoff of where their national dream died for over 2000 years. Yet recent excavations began to tell another story.

2018-05-14 03:00:00

Countdown 13: Birth of a nation

In countdown to 70th, Herzl whose dreams birthed Israel

2018-05-14 08:00:00

Countdown 12: WW1 liberation of Holy Land

Countdown to 70th, we remember on December 11, 1917, General Allenby, Commander in Chief of the British-Anzac Egyptian Expeditionary Force, rode through the city. His procession along Jaffa Road was met with great fanfare and jubilation. There were even those who wept at the sight of the conquering heroes. The Jews were ecstatic. After all, hadn’t the Balfour Declaration been ratified by Britain’s Parliament on the very day that Commonwealth forces had conquered Beersheba? And now, barely six weeks later and during the holiday of miracles, the commander in chief had actually entered the Holy City of Jerusalem. Unaware of what the future would bring, redemption seemed finally to be close at hand.

2018-05-14 08:41:07

Countdown 11: WWI Miracle and Israel

Countdown to 70th, check out this miracle that impacted Israel during WWI

2018-05-14 09:00:00

Countdown 10:Miracle Rebirth of Hebrew

Countdown to 70th Anniversary. In 1910, Anti Semitism was at an all time growning pace when a reporter found options not known before

2018-05-14 10:00:00

Countdown 9:Balfour Declaration

In countdown to 70th we remember in 1917, this amazing document was written. It read: His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9 November 1917. Immediately following their declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire in November 1914, the British War Cabinet began to consider the future of Palestine.

2018-05-14 12:00:00

Countdown 8: The Whitepapers--Limiting Jewish immigration and land rights

Discrimination of long held rights fo Jews to the land began even at Versailles where in the Sikes Picot Treaty, the Holy Land was divided among England and France, excluding the Jews. The White Paper of 1933 and 1939 were policy papers issued by the British government under Neville Chamberlain. Following its formal approval it acted as the governing policy for Mandatory Palestine until the British departure in 1948, the matter of the Mandate meanwhile having been referred to the United Nations The whitepaper of 1939 called for the establishment of a Jewish national home in an independent Palestinian state within 10 years, rejecting the idea of partitioning Palestine. It also limited Jewish immigration to 75,000 for 5 years, and ruled that further immigration was to be determined by the Arab majority. Restrictions were put on the rights of Jews to buy land from Arabs.

2018-05-14 13:03:43

Countdown 7: World War II Holocaust and Jewish immigration

The greatest tragedy helped spawn the greatest miracle. The inhumanity towards the Jews was unspeakable. One Jewish person said that for every Jewish death there was a Christian who came alongside. From a Christian perspective, I hope our people stepped up that much. We know people like Corrie Ten Boom and her family certainly did.

2018-05-14 14:00:00

Countdown 6: UN votes for Israel

This momentous occassion gave world wide acceptance of the new State of Israel

2018-05-14 15:00:00

Countdown 5: Israel Declaration of Independence

Coutndown to 70th, November 29, 1947, the UN voted on if Israel could be a state. The Israeli Declaration of Independence, formally the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (Hebrew: הכרזה על הקמת מדינת ישראל‎), was proclaimed on 14 May 1948 (5 Iyar 5708) by David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine.

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