Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Sky Will Fall On Them.....

May 14, 1948

The following editorial ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Saturday, May 15, 1948.

"Last night a nation was born. In harsh travail was it brought forth, and amidst the agonies and terrors of war. It was conceived in the cold courage of men and women unafraid to die for the cause of a free state in the hallowed land of their ancestors. Its name is Israel.

What hardship and bloodshed the critical days ahead hold for this infant nation we know not. We only know that it deserves to live, and that those who cherish freedom will not allow it to die.

Israel's enemies rush to mantle her in blood and desolation even as her flag is first raised over Palestine's embattled plains. But we may be sure the Jewish people will tenaciously defend the ind
ependence they have at length gained.

Here is a great historic event,one that is an inspiration to freedom loving men everywhere. The British mandate ended, marking finis to the most tragic failure in the long history of British empire-making.

The circumstances of General Cunningham's unregretted departure from Jerusalem were markedly different from those surround-ing the triumphal entry of General Allenby thirty years before.

The World thrilled then at the retaking of the Holy
City from the infidel Turks, just as Jews everywhere were to take bright hope from the grant of the Palestine mandate to the British with explicit provision for a national home for the Jews.

This is Israel, and we in America, whose liberties were gained for us only by sacrifice and bloodshed, are proud to salute the newborn democracy.

President Truman has taken the proper course in promptly according United States recognition to the new state. It is a cause for gratification that we should be the first great Power to take this important step."

Israeli Flag, 1949 source unknown HT to Atlas Shrugs

From the rescue of those still alive in the Concentration Camps, when the world could no longer deny what the Nazis had done (though some try)....

Even before the Birth of the Nation of Israel, while her enemies gathered at the borders...

Through 1956, 1967, 1973, and more...

To the kidnapping and murder of the Israeli athletes at Munich....

To the present day, when some continue the legacy of Nazi
loving-serving-follower, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini....

Even though all they have to do is to read history....

Many still have
not learned that Israel will not back down....

Kidnapped Corporal Gilad Shalit Photo: Reproduction: Hagai Aharon

`He's the quiet one, always smiling...very gentle'
~~said Matan Zrihen, 16, who grew up next door

They want Cpl Gilad Shalit back. Period.

"We are calling for the immediate and unconditional
release of Cpl. Shalit.
If that does not happen, we will have to bring about his release,"
"The Israeli strategy we're adopting is a combination of
diplomacy and military pressure."

~~Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev

"It's safe to say ...
the sky will fall on them if Gilad Shalit is harmed,"
"If he is killed,
we will react in ways the Palestinians haven't seen before."

~~Cabinet minister Roni Bar-On

"We won't negotiate with terror elements
and we won't let anyone believe
that kidnapping is a tool
to bring Israel to its knees."

~~Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

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Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

~~Psalm 122:6 RSV


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