Continuing on with an overview of Israel's history starting with President Harry Truman after WWII.
Many years before Harry Truman would become President he owned a clothing store in Missouri. It just so happened his partner was Jewish. His name was Edward Jacobson. Providence? I think so. Just this fact alone made a pivital impact on the Jewish State of Israel today.
It was post WWII and the UN was about to vote on whether to grant Palestine a Jewish State with a line drawn down the middle for both Jews and Arabs. It was called a Partition Plan. The problem was you had some of each living on the wrong side of the proposed partition.
The Jews accepted the Partition Plan but the Arabs were pressured by the surrounding Arab nations not to accept this. It really wasn't theirs to say. It was the British who owned and controled this territory after defeating the Turks in 1917.
President Truman was going to vote against the plan in the upcoming vote. Well he was until Edward Jacobson came knocking on the White House doors.
Many of the Jewish leaders put pressure on Jacobson, knowing he had Truman connections in Missouri. They pressured him to lobby the President for his vote. So he went to the Big House in March of 1948 and had a chat with the President. Jacobson asked the President to give his people a chance. He was persusive.
The next day Truman called the State Department and made some other calls and informed those that needed to be in the know that the plans would be changed. The United States would be supporting the Partition Plan.
Of course he met with opposition including Secretary of State George Marshall among others. But the plan carried and the two states formed. The British were given time to pull out their troops trying to give uneasy support of peace between the Arabs and Jews.
On May 14, 1948 the first Prime Minister of Israel, Ben Gurion declared Israel a State. Eleven minutes later the United States recognized this as well.
The next day six Arab nations lined up against Israel in direct defiance of the UN resolution and attacked Israel.
Nobody thought they would survive. Israel was going to be stillborn.....or so they thought.
There were only about 600,000 Jews at this time in their homeland and millions of ARABS in direct opposition to them. They had no army, no government, no taxes, no weapons, no money. How could they survive?
They did have some weapons but they were pretty obsolete
There was a young female Zionist who would later become Israel's forth Prime Minister and would be instrumental in helping Israel get organized. Her name was Golda Meir. She was born in Kiev, educated in the the United States, became a Zionist and moved to Israel. She was one of the signatories on the Israeli Declaration of Independance just the day before.
Anyhow she got on a plane headed for New York to raise money. In a few weeks she managed to raise $50 million dollars! Tell me God doesn't have a plan for Israel!
Somewhere along the line, early on, a cease fire was called. This was just enough time for Israel to get weapon ready and organized to be able to fight off these six Arab nations. Supernatural pause? Perhaps!
Many supernatural things happened in and around Israel during these days of unrest. A true story....there were two tanks pushing through barbed wire and two teens hiding in some shrubs nearby with homemade bombs. They threw one of these cocktails at the first tank which then caught fire. The teens scrambled up on the tank threw down another bomb into the hole where the men were trying to exit and blew up the whole tank. The entire force behind these two tanks withdrew.
Another happening. The Jews had no navy, no AF and no way to reach ships on the sea bombing Tel Aviv. Somehow they threw a homemade bomb at one of the ships, catching fire, and the entire force withdrew as well.
A ceasefire was called in 1949. It was an amazing war. Nobody would have been able to predict the outcome of this.
This was just the beginning. Time and time again Israel would be bombed, dragged into warfare and yet they never gave up. In fact the victories they were able to win were absolutely unbelievable. There had to be help from another outside supernatural source because to say otherwise would be harder to believe.
Next the 1967 war that was virtually over in three hours.