History Of Israel
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
"I prefer a powerful and proud Jewish State that is hated by the entire world than an Auschwitz that is loved by one and all"
(Rabbi Meir Kahane)
If you opened this page, you are interested in History of the State of Israel. Begin with reading a book 'Moshe Dayan: Story of My Life.' It is an excellent book for anyone interested in Israel's history, wants to know details and understand the current situation.
From 'Story of my Life' by Moshe Dayan:
The 6 Jews impressed Ben-Gurion because, as he used to say, they did not tell other Jews what had to be done. They did it themselves, and thereby did more than any other Jew to lay the foundations for return of the Jewish nation to its homeland, to work on the soil, and to establish the Jewish state.
Adolphe Cremieux, layer and statement, who abolished slavery in French colonies, enfranchised Algerian Jews, and went to the middle east during the notorious 'Damascus Affair' to save Jewish prisoners in Damascus from gallows, and the community from mob violence, following the anti-Semitic blood libel of 1840.
Charles Netter, who in 1870 founded and directed the first Jewish agricultural school in Palestine at Mikveh Israel.
Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who invested prodigious effort and means to establish and develop Jewish farm settlement in Palestine at the end of the nineteen and beginning of the twentieth century.
The three others were Palestinian Jews, Hungarian-born Joshua Stampfer and David Meir Gutman, and Jerusalem-born Joel Moses Solomon, who in 1878 founded Petach Tickvah, the first Jewish farm village in the country in recent times. They were observant Jews from Jerusalem who were determined to redeem not only themselves by living in the Land of Israel but also the land itself, by farming it as had their biblical forebears.
(In 1968 the LA times ran this article, written by Eric Hoffer, a former longshoreman and non-Jewish American social philosopher. Born in 1902, Hoffer died in 1983, after writing nine books and winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Although written 38 years ago, the following is as timely and applicable today as then ) The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it, Turkey threw out a million Greeks, and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese - and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world. Other nations when they are defeated survive and recover but should Israel be defeated it would be destroyed. Had Nasser triumphed last June he would have wiped Israel off the map, and no one would have lifted a finger to save the Jews. No commitment to the Jews by any government, including our own, is worth the paper it is written on. There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people die in Vietnam or when two Negroes are executed in Rhodesia. But when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one remonstrated with him. The Swedes, who are ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we do in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troop trains to Norway. The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources. Yet at this moment Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally. We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us. And one has only to imagine what would have happened last summer had the Arabs and their Russian backers won the war to realize how vital the survival of Israel is to America and the West in general. I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish the holocaust will be upon us.
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