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Audio: Those Who Fought to Create the State of Israel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on April 29, 2009



During the first segment of this insightful radio show, Yehudah HaKohen interviews Zev Golan. Discussed are the roles played by the Jewish underground, the Irgun (Etzel) and Lechi (Stern Group), both of whom fought the British Empire in order to create the modern State of Israel. The standard line we read in most history books is that these were “terrorist” groups. However, the existential threats posed by the British, even their cooperation with the Nazis, is rarely discussed.

It is incorrect to claim that the State of Israel was “created by the U.N.” or G-d forbid, brought about as the result of the murder of over 6 million Jews by the Nazis. We were well on our way to establishing our nation once again. Serious efforts had begun in the mid and late 1800’s, and we had never let go of our longing for our homeland, as evidenced by our prayers claiming Jerusalem and Zion as our own at least 3 times a day for nearly 2,000 years prior to this beginning of our redemption. I believe the Nazi murders were a failed attempt by forces, human and otherwise, to abort our rebirth.

Do we give Pharoah any credit for our redemption from Mitzraim? No. Our prayers give credit where credit is due…HKB”H brought us out with a strong arm.

Do we claim that a King Cyrus brought about our regathering from Babylon? He was a willing instrument of HKB”H.

We recognize that HKB”H was the One in charge during those returns to Eretz Yisrael. How much more of a miracle is this third return…how much more should it be obvious to us, that He is still in charge??

B”H, we won back our land, stolen from us so long ago.

Recommended reading: Free Jerusalem by Zev Golan. Mordechai Taub provides political analysis at the 24.55 mark. It’s all good though.

Contact information: Zionist Freedom Alliance

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