When told his grandma was 63, the little boy cried out: "That's old!"
Yet to a nation, it is young. Although most of the nations of Africa are younger, the majority of nations in the world are much older than the 63 years Israel since its re-birth in 1948.
Ben Gurion's Independence Speech
"On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable...In May of 1948 the IDF consisted of 100,000 trained troops, 10,000 assorted rifles, 2 million rounds of ammunition, 3 canon left behind by Napoleon (Bonaparte that is.) and a couple of Piper Cubs. Israelis faced 5 well trained, well equipped armies in the region. The Jordan Legion only was so formidable to be considered UNBEATABLE with American weapons, Arab troops, and British officers. The pundits of the time gave the Jews 10 days at most.
This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.
Thus members and representatives of the Jews of Palestine and of the Zionist movement upon the end of the British Mandate, by virtue of 'natural and historic right' and based on the United Nations resolution…
Hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel to be known as the State of Israel."
THE PUNDITS WERE WRONG!!!
Somehow Israel won its Independence!
Today 5 Iyyar 5771 Israel celebrates her 63rd Birthday.
HaTikva The Hope
Little Israel Happy Birthday!!!
63 + 3500 years and counting!!!