Israeli plans to avert the annihilation on the part of Arab nations and Muslims.
Some 3000 years ago, King David made Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Passing from those times to the relatively present times, changes in the Middle East were made by countries that had economic and political interests there and who under great pressure divided and created new countries that agreed with their politics.
Some 3000 years ago, King David makes Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Passing from those times to the relatively present times, changes in the Middle East were made by countries that had economic and political interests there and who under great pressure divided and created new countries that agreed with their politics.
A huge force of young Jews did migrate and with their optimism and enthusiasm made the Kibbutz work. These migrants believed in and upheld their right to be a part of Israel. In 1948, Jordan invaded and occupied East Jerusalem which divides the city for the first time and installed its capital in the eastern part of Jerusalem while Israel moved its capital to the western part of Jerusalem. In 1950, Jordan annexes all territory it occupied west of the Jordan River (the West Bank) including East Jerusalem. All claimed that ancient sacred buildings and monuments gave each a claim to Jerusalem. In 1947, David Ben Gurion declared that Israel would not recognize or accept the UN recommendation of internationalization of Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, not only was Israel confronted by foreign enemies, but had its own internal problems. Jews who were Orthodox opposed what was happening in Israel under the influence of the Jews who chose to settle there from other countries. Many had forsaken the ancient ways of living like Jews and the Reform movements weakened the influence the Hasidic Jew had on the State. The Orthodox felt that:
Modern life opposed the ties to ancient Jewish custom and divided the Jews within themselves. The growing population of Hasidic Jews could not simply be ignored. Having had 4 children, all girls, the Bee family was delighted when a son was added to the small but thriving family. Yaacov was always in the presence of adult teachers. In a strange turn of events, Yaacov somehow felt guilt for his father’s death. Somehow, Yaacov was not convinced. Yaacov decided that he would find some Reform Jews to go with. Often times, he lamented and missed his Talmudic training. It was at this time that Yaacov started to become aware of Zionism. Honeylaure explained how the Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook, had insisted that a viable Jewish return to the land of Israel be started. It would mean that the Jew was pressing his claim for a homeland populated with Jews willing to fight, if necessary to defend that homeland. Honeylaure also told Yaacov about how the Zionist movement was founded in 1897 and how since 1917 focused on finding a homeland in Palestine with its location outlined by the ancient Kingdom of Israel. Yaacov is told about the 1948 Kibbutz movement to support and defend the State of Israel and to encourage people who were not certain of the success of the movement. Many of the older Jews, established in other countries and who had formed lives that were stable were not comfortable moving to Israel but these same people gave support in money and exerted influence in the politics of the various countries by their support of candidates who were sympathetic to Jewish goals. Israel was struggling to survive against Arab aggression. Israel felt that the Arab statement that:
“-‐-‐-‐there shall no longer be an international emergency force to protect Israel. The Arabs shall have as their sole method to have a total war for the elimination of Israel .”
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