Get PJ Media on your Apple

PJM Lifestyle

Israeli Independence Day, 2014

Sizing up the amazing successes and the looming threats.

by
P. David Hornik

Bio

May 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Page 1 of 5  Next ->   View as Single Page

MIDEAST-ISRAEL-SOLDIERS MEMORIAL DAY

On Monday evening and Tuesday, Israel marks its 66th Independence Day. Each year this day is preceded by Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers. The one holiday segues into the other, a few minutes after sundown, with the raising of the national flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from half-staff to full height.

That moment, one of the most defining and resonant in Israeli life, signifies that the country owes its existence to those who have been willing to sacrifice for it. And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a subtle, profound shift from mourning to celebration.

Comments are closed.

Top Rated Comments   
When the war following independence broke out, in many cases the Arabs were routed after brief but intense firefights and artillery and tank fire exchanges (the tanks being almost entirely in the hands of Arabs). Arabs lost the fortress at Sephat (sp?) when they shouldn't have, and 2,000 of them ran for their boats at Accra as they were chased by mere hundreds of Israelis, some of them teenage girls.

Arabs are not by nature cowards, and can be very good fighters, as history attests. So why were they routed by the new-born Israel despite all their advantages? Simple: it was NOT their land, and they had no reason to fight hard for it. They were recent immigrants from the surrounding Arab countries. They were there as "recent immigrants" at the behest of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other Arab leaders. There are Arabs native to "Palestine," and they stayed. They are officially known as "Israeli Arabs."

Even as far back as the 19th century, a plurality of the inhabitants in the core of the "Holy Land" were Jews -- an observation made by Mark Twain when he traveled there. Half the population of Jerusalem in 1867 was Jewish, for instance.

The huge lie about "Palestinians" has never been rectified.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
All Comments   (11)
All Comments   (11)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
Hmmm. 66 years. What will we see when Israel has been in her land 70 years? Is that number significant in God's timetable? Perhaps. It has been in the past.

If Hillary wins, she'll have been in office for almost a year and a half at that point. Plenty of time for her to orchestrate an official, complete betrayal of Israel, which will mark the final end of the United States.

Things are getting interesting.

16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
When the war following independence broke out, in many cases the Arabs were routed after brief but intense firefights and artillery and tank fire exchanges (the tanks being almost entirely in the hands of Arabs). Arabs lost the fortress at Sephat (sp?) when they shouldn't have, and 2,000 of them ran for their boats at Accra as they were chased by mere hundreds of Israelis, some of them teenage girls.

Arabs are not by nature cowards, and can be very good fighters, as history attests. So why were they routed by the new-born Israel despite all their advantages? Simple: it was NOT their land, and they had no reason to fight hard for it. They were recent immigrants from the surrounding Arab countries. They were there as "recent immigrants" at the behest of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other Arab leaders. There are Arabs native to "Palestine," and they stayed. They are officially known as "Israeli Arabs."

Even as far back as the 19th century, a plurality of the inhabitants in the core of the "Holy Land" were Jews -- an observation made by Mark Twain when he traveled there. Half the population of Jerusalem in 1867 was Jewish, for instance.

The huge lie about "Palestinians" has never been rectified.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
hear, hear !
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
Quote: "And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a subtle, profound shift from mourning to celebration."

Yes, all Israelis are aware of this. But the beauty of it is the lack of intention or official decree. For the dates of Holocaust Remembrance Day and Indepenence Day are of separate historical origins. The proximity is a coincidence.
17 weeks ago
17 weeks ago Link To Comment
"The proximity is a coincidence."

Not coincidence. Providence.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
What is so special about Israel and the Israeli's is their willingness to stand up and fight for what is theirs. Even some of the Arab citizens of Israel join the IDF and others work as scouts and interpreters. Israeli's are and should be justifiably proud of their accomplishments in such a short period of time especially compared to the hundred million of their Arab "neighbors" whose main contribution to the human endeavor seems to be the invention of the suicide vest.
17 weeks ago
17 weeks ago Link To Comment
If the missing airliner is in muslim hands it may come out of hiding for this event. I hope not, for the lives of many Iranians.
17 weeks ago
17 weeks ago Link To Comment

The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim's Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth. The Jewish People have no Spiritual claim to the Holy Land when they do not fulfill their 'part of the bargain', that is, their G-d given responsibility under the Covenant to serve as
Custodians of the Mount. In effect, fulfilling that responsibility, more than any historical claims or 'legal' titles of ownership is what gives legitimacy to the Jewish possession of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
On a deep and subconscious spiritual level this truth is felt if not understood not only by the European Union and United Nations but particularly by our half brothers in the Muslim world who have rightfully concluded the weakness and spiritual faithlessness of the Jewish Nation in spurning G-d's Will. Their fraudulent possession of Temple Mount and the Israeli Government's complicity in reinforcing of this fraud by officially forbidding any Jewish prayer or even for Jews to set foot there has caused a world-shattering metaphysical imbalance, a short-circuit so to speak.
Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran just to name a very few nightmares. Is this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam's holiest book, Koran, yet thousands of times in Jewish Scripture!
The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. Not even the false panacea of a 'successful' political settlement with Arab Palestinians in Judea/Samaria for 'Palestinian' Statehood there will turn the tide and return the 'Genie' to the 'box'. Those are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. And more and more as the nations of the world, including formerly friendly ones in European Capitols and Washington D.C. Quietly have begun to openly question the merits, even the 'legitimacy' of the Jewish State, the situation facing Israel has become dire. Far worse than Iranian nukes is this other threat. Sadly, more and more American Jews have come to question Israeli status in that region. The BDS movement grows on American University campuses, most troubling as it now includes growing numbers of young liberal Jewish students, men and women.
Militarily, politically, philosophically, morally ...Israel is becoming weakened on many fronts. It is not certain the Jewish State can survive much longer under the expanded front.
Unless...The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. Restore the balance to the Spiritual Vortex as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.




Yoelarry
KOZMAN


17 weeks ago
17 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Not one stone will be left on top of another!" The Temple will be rebuilt early in this millennium.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
Careful what you wish for. Can you imagine the smell over Jerusalem during Passover, if every Jewish family sacrificed a lamb? Present day Jerusalem during Mimona is nothing by comparison.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
Yes, soon.
16 weeks ago
16 weeks ago Link To Comment
View All