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Happy 65th anniversary, Israel ^ | 10 May 2013 | Nich Enoch

Posted on 05/11/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard

Wearing tattered clothing marked with the Star of David, these immigrants look at their new home - some with relief, some with a hint of trepidation.

The year is 1944, and they are Jewish survivors of the Nazi concentration camps in Europe, still wearing the signs of their ordeal. They have just arrived at the new immigrants' reception camp at Atlit, during the British Mandate of Palestine.

Four years later, on May 14, Zionist Leader David Ben-Gurion announced to the world that the state of Israel would come into existence at midnight after the termination of the mandate and following the 1947 UN Vote on Partition.

Israel's Independence Day - Yom Ha'Atzmaut - is celebrated in Israel according to the lunar Hebrew calendar - and this year marked the 65th anniversary of the nation's independence on April 15 and 16.

Here, Mail Online looks at the events that took place leading to the birth of the nation, the conflicts that have dominated its history and faith in the Holy Land...

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 65thanniversary; anniversary; holyland; israel; middleeast
Full title--"Happy 65th anniversary, Israel: From pioneers to the present day, remarkable pictures show the struggle and celebration of the Jewish homeland"

Some awesome pictures, especially of the Israeli military.

PS, check out the comments at the website. The best-rated are truly sickening displays of anti-Israeli BS.

1 posted on 05/11/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Enoch,huh? I thought I read you had left us........

2 posted on 05/11/2013 1:01:19 PM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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