History Overview
Published on April 28, 2008 By KFC Kickin For Christ In History

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. 

 


Comments (Page 1)
on Apr 28, 2008

There were only about 600,000 Jews at this time in their homeland and millions of Jews in direct opposition to them. 

I hope you meant millions of Arabs in direct opposition?

You know there is something I never understood.  The Arab nations surrounding Israel, who often champion Palestine, and are so concerned about them having a homeland...these same Arabs can't give up a tiny piece of their hundreds of thousands of acres to give them one?

If it wasn't Palestine, they'd support anyone, anything, so long as that thing wants to take from the Jews.

The Jews kicked ass for that land, they shouldn't have to give up one square inch.  They have taken all comers and still the world expects them to give up land won by blood.

Can you imagine if the world tried to force us to give Texas back to Mexico, or even part of it?

I believe, to the victor goes the spoils.  Since these nations have come against Israel and LOST they should be giving up some spoils of war not making demands.

But oh no, they have OIL.  All the sudden we say its not so cut and dried...maybe the victor gets the spoils when we don't need stuff from their enemy.

I cringe every time someone from our White House (any time period) goes over there, because it is always to ask the Jews to make concessions...

Screw that.  I don't care how they got there again.  The point is, they can hold it.  That makes it theirs and its unAmerican to ask them to give anything back.

 

 

on Apr 29, 2008

Good stuff T.

I hope you meant millions of Arabs in direct opposition?

whoops!  Typo.  Yes, I'll change that.  Good eye!  I wote it up quickly....didn't proof read! 

I cringe every time someone from our White House (any time period) goes over there, because it is always to ask the Jews to make concessions...

I know, I never really understood that at all.  We are supposed to be on their side but sometimes I wonder why we do this.  There is someone out there who has calculated every single time we ask Israel to make a concession something happens to us...like some natural disasters or such.  I saw a list once of all the dates and happenings.  Have you ever heard of this? 

Can you imagine if the world tried to force us to give Texas back to Mexico, or even part of it?

ya, right...like that's ever gonna happen.......

...these same Arabs can't give up a tiny piece of their hundreds of thousands of acres to give them one?

they want it all.......all...... I tell ya!  All.  You know as well as I that there is much more than meets the eye here.   There are sinister roots to all this.  

hey.....we might not agree on the military stuff  all the time..... but we sure see eyeball to eyeball here sistah! 

 

on Apr 30, 2008
I'm a little confused how somebody throwing a bomb at a tank and it blowing up is supernatural.
on Apr 30, 2008
hey.....we might not agree on the military stuff all the time..... but we sure see eyeball to eyeball here sistah!


hahahaha.

Yeah, I know not every American feels this way, but I really have a heart for the Jews. I believe God has a lot in store for them. I am excited and feel bad for them all at the same time.
on Apr 30, 2008

I believe God has a lot in store for them. I am excited and feel bad for them all at the same time.

ya know what you mean.  Although my BS teacher last week said he felt that Israel right up to Armageddon might actually be a safe spot to be ....until things really start to heat up there. 

I'm a little confused how somebody throwing a bomb at a tank and it blowing up is supernatural.

Think David and Goliath!

 

 

on Apr 30, 2008
I'm a little confused how somebody throwing a bomb at a tank and it blowing up is supernatural.


The kids were Jewish...the tanks their enemy...when the kids blew up both tanks, the enemy believed Israel had serious anti-tank weapons and withdrew.

Two kids turned back an entire group of tanks.

on May 01, 2008
That doesn't make it supernatural, just a mistake by the tank commanders. The same sort of thing happened in the winter war and numerous times in both world wars both on land and in the sea.
on May 01, 2008

Thank you, KFC, for an excellent article!

on May 01, 2008

There is someone out there who has calculated every single time we ask Israel to make a concession something happens to us...like some natural disasters or such.  I saw a list once of all the dates and happenings.  Have you ever heard of this?

Nope. Those things are coincidences.

The real problem caused by those actions are that abandoning the Jews will lead to disaster.

As pastor Niemoeller said, first they came for the Jews... and when they came for me, there was nobody left to speak up.

That's the very real disaster that comes as punishment for abandoning the Jews.

Think of what happened to Europe in the 1940s. Humanity create their own punishment.

 

 

on May 01, 2008

Nope. Those things are coincidences.

and that could be....I haven't checked into it that carefully but have heard vaguely about this from a couple of diff sources. 

Thank you, KFC, for an excellent article!

Thanks......there's more coming.  A really good story about the capture of the Golon Heights during the 1967 war with a nice juicy spy story that helped things along. 

 

on May 01, 2008
There had to be help from another outside supernatural source because to say otherwise would be harder to believe.


Well, that's it then. The US of A is supernatural. We give the jews a lot of money and a lot of technology.
on May 02, 2008

Well, that's it then. The US of A is supernatural. We give the jews a lot of money and a lot of technology.

Oh boy... She was talking about 1948. The US were not an ally of Israel then. The US also didn't give any money "to the Jews" and no technology either.

It was the other way around, actually. The Jews gave money and technology to the US in World War 2. From Wikipedia:

"Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in January 1933. His anti-Semitic ideology caused all Jewish civil servants, including many physicists, to be fired from their posts. Consequently many European physicists who later made key discoveries went into exile in the United Kingdom and the United States. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and World War II began, many scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom became anxious about what Germany might do with nuclear technology. Albert Einstein in particular wrote several letters to Franklin Roosevelt urging him to establish the nuclear capability before the Germans. These letters are considered to be influential in the acceleration of the project."

I don't know what you intended to say here, but you have got your history wrong.

You are looking for a mundane explanation (even if the explanation is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory) because you cannot deal with something that was, no matter how you look at it, a miracle.

 

"In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles."

-- David Ben Gurion

 

I think you totally underestimate the Jews and Israel. It's normal. Many Americans and Europeans believe that everything in the world ultimately comes from America or Europe and that any other peoples or cultures that have demonstrated greatness must have had "American help" or something like that. It's not true.

The US became an ally of Israel after the 1967 war. But during Israel's hardest times, before its founding and during the extermination wars against her, the US were perhaps a friend but not an ally.

So be well, friend, there is no need to thank the Jews for the the victory in WW2. But you could have done something against the Shoah in Europe a bit quicker and perhaps helped Israel avoid a similar tragedy in the middle east. Beware the beginnings! Whenever a leader screams "Death to the Jews" and nobody stops him, war will follow. They don't stop at Jews.


What Israel needs is help against those who want to destroy her, not a fantastic story of how a huge Arab army was fought of with American help during a time when America had no intentions of helping the Jews.

 

on May 02, 2008
What Israel needs is help against those who want to destroy her,


I agree...but until the strangle hold called "oil" is released from around our necks....don't expect too much from the US besides "peace" keeping and mediation.

I really hate saying that, and I vote to try and change it. But in the end, the enemies of the Jews have us by the ....well, ya know.

on May 02, 2008

I agree...but until the strangle hold called "oil" is released from around our necks....don't expect too much from the US besides "peace" keeping and mediation.

The threat that the US _will_ interfere if anything big happens is good enough, for the moment. If Hillary or McCain win the elections, we won't have a problem. With Obama we might.

(And by "we" I mean the western world. Remember the pastor Niemoeller.)

 

I really hate saying that, and I vote to try and change it. But in the end, the enemies of the Jews have us by the ....well, ya know.

The Arabs need western money more than the west needs "their" oil. We can (and do) buy from Russia and the US, Canada, Norway, and Britain have reserves too.

One thing that can be done (and that the US do) is protect South America. It's a good source of oil as well.

Ironically, the countries most vocal about Israel tend not to have any oil anyway. Saudi Arabia is really quiet when it comes to Israel, they don't want to get involved. Syria is dirt poor. And the Gulf states have economic connections with Israel and rely on Israel as a defence against Iran (and they have said so).

As much as I like a simple picture, it's NOT the Arabs who are the enemies of the Jews. Even the Arab nationalists are now trying to survive with Israel's help. It's the "Muslim" fundamentalists and their western (left-wing) allies. Anti-Semitism is no longer a right-wing thing. It's the left who want to make the world a better place, and killing all the Jews is always the first step for some reason.

 

on May 02, 2008
even if the explanation is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory)


I'll be an anti-semite if you'll be anti-american. We'll call it even.

In fact the victories they were able to win were absolutely unbelievable.


Oh boy... She was talking about 1948.


Notice the plural form of victory used in that sentence.

And if you mean the 1948 war in which a ragtag bunch of outnumbered, disgruntled Arabs made a disunited and feeble attempt to immediately retake Israel, then I think you are out of your mind. The Jews won that war for the same reason the North won the civil war: more troops and better armed. All the jews from around the world went to Israel to defend it.

Seriously, nothing is a miracle. They don't exist. And I am getting the feeling that this is all coming from the "jews are god's chosen people" argument. Why do people believe something so absurd? If the jews won, they had some sort of advantage, probably technological or logistical. It is the only explanation.

Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person.

“Since the October War in 1973, Washington has provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War ll. Total direct U.S. aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion in 2003 dollars. Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America's entire foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.”

- John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"

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