Israeli Independence Day is being celebrated today. Sixty-two years ago, the world voted to approve the second partition of the Palestinian Mandate into an Arab and a Jewish State. Jews danced in the street and were ready immediately to govern themselves and build a new, prosperous and FREE nation. We celebrate the anniversary of the declaration of the new State of Israel.
The Arab state… the second Arab state to be carved from the Mandate, was not to be. Unwilling to recognize Israel, unwilling to live side-by-side with Jews, the Arabs responded, not with joy and dancing, but with hatred and war.
Today, 62 years later, that same situation exists. The Arabs, full of hatred, refuse to recognize Israel and continue to wage war against Jews and their State. Israelis, continue to govern themselves, and continue to build a prosperous and FREEE nation. Israel deserves our respect and the Arabs deserve our scorn.
So on a day when two complimentary Independence Days could be celebrated, we only have one.
Am Isreal, Chai!