The World Zionist Organization staged a reenactment of the November 29, 1947 recognition of Israel by the United Nations. The event, meant to mirror the one some 64 years earlier, was held in Jerusalem on Tuesday and featured live entertainment as well as an address by Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
The U.N. vote gave the British Empire one year to leave the country it had occupied since 1917, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
Below is a picture of the day Israel was recognized by the U.N. in 1947:
Israel National News adds:
Other speeches were delivered by World Zionist Organization officials and Knesset Member Danny Danon, chairman of the Knesset Committee for Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.
“We are very happy to be here today to celebrate the decision by the UN in 1947 of a declaration of a Jewish state,” MK Danon told Arutz Sheva.
“I think the main message to the Prime Minister today is not to consider giving any funding to the Palestinian Authority,” he added. “I cannot imagine that [Israel’s first Prime Minister] Ben Gurion would have considered funding a terrorist group.”
According to INN, the Palestinian Authority recently added November 29 to its list of “catastrophes” alongside May 15, the day that Israel declared independence.
In an effort to counter the anti-Zionist, and indeed anti-Semitic incitement, Danon wants to introduce a law that would name November 29, “National Zionism Day.”
“It’s very important that every Jew learn about the significance of this day, in the schools, in the synagogues,” he said. “Everyone should celebrate this marvelous day.”