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  • 1940: American Inaction and the Tragedy of European Jewry

    01/21/2018 12:51:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American ^ | January 21, 2018 | Richard Baehr
    During 1940, three of the most significant Zionist leaders in the world – Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and David Ben Gurion , all visited the United States , hoping to gain a measure of American Jewish support or US government support for the creation of a Jewish army to help fight the Nazis. Rick Richman's new book, Racing Against History, provides an interesting and very carefully researched history of these visits, the leaders' goals, what they accomplished, and what prevented greater success. Richman's book is a fascinating look at a moment in time, different seemingly from our own, but with...
  • New Likud Ad Reminds the US Opposed Foundation of Israel Too (As Iran threatens to destroy Tel Aviv)

    02/21/2015 7:20:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:17 PM | Hezki Ezra
    As tension grows over US deal Netanyahu says will leave Iran as a nuclear threat, Likud comes out with hard-hitting campaign video. Amid an ongoing confrontation over the Iran nuclear deal being formed by US President Barack Obama's administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has come out with a new ad saying he is not afraid of disagreement - and pointing out that the US also opposed the establishment of Israel. "1948, (David) Ben-Gurion stands before a fateful decision: the establishment of the state of Israel. The American Secretary of State strongly opposed," recalls the ad. "Ben-Gurion, in opposition to the...
  • Ben-Gurion’s bombshell: ‘We’ve caught Eichmann’

    04/08/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/2013 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    On Monday, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s state archive released the 53-year-old transcript of the Cabinet meeting at which then-prime minister David Ben-Gurion informed his ministers that Adolf Eichmann had been captured and was held in Israel. The transcript offers a unique and entirely candid look at one of the key moments in Israel’s history. One of the ministers, Yitzhak Ben-Aharon, was so flabbergasted by the news that he blurted out in Yiddish, “Ve macht man das?” How does one do that? The Cabinet meeting took place on May 23, 1960. Twelve days earlier, a Mossad team captured Eichmann outside of...
  • Israel's Declaration of Independence

    08/13/2010 12:59:36 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Israel’s Declaration of Independence by Ari Bussel It was Friday, and the next day the British forces were due to leave Israel. An attack by the Arab countries was imminent. The United States has urged against any action, “Don’t proclaim the State – you could be destroyed.” David Ben Gurion decided otherwise. Invitations were sent, asking the dignitaries to arrive wearing dark dress clothes, at exactly 3:30 P.M. at Meir Dizingoff’s home. The Dizignoff’s home was then a museum bequeathed as a present to the City he helped create. Paintings of Jewish motifs were brought in, a stage erected and...