Israel Independence Day number #71

Israel 71 years old, 3,000 years young

On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.”

U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognised the new nation on the same day.

In Israel when celebrating the birthday of a less than young person (Seventy is the new forty?) we say, “Ad 120”. That is, may you live to one hundred and twenty.

I am confident Israel will be around for more than another forty-nine years even if I won’t.

Israel Independence Day. The bridge in Jerusalem with special lighting.

Chag Atzmaut Sameach

Google doodle?

This is what appears on my Google search. Of course, Google knows my location is Israel. Is it the same in your country?

Congrats to Google.


Video from Avraham.

About David Guy

B.A./B.C.A. (Communication and Media Arts) University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA M.A. in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, ISRAEL Twitter @5MFI
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