Only 65 years ago, Jews were brought to death like Sheep to slaughter. NO country, NO army.
Only 60 years ago, Seven Arab countries declared war on little Israel , the Jewish State, Justa few hours after it was established. We were 650,000 Jews against the rest of the Arab world.No IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) or Air Force. We were only a Small group of stubborn peoplewith nowhere to go. Remember: Lebanon , Syria , Iraq , Jordan , Egypt , Libya , and Saudi Arabia , they all attacked at once. The state that the United Nations "gave" us was 65% desert.We started it from Zero.Only 41 years ago, we fought three of the strongest countries In the Middle East , and wecrushed them in the Six Day War. Over the years we fought different coalitions of Arabcountries With modern armies and with huge amounts of Russian-Soviet Ammunition,and we still won. Today we have a beautiful country, a powerful Army, a strong Air Force,an adequate Navy and a thriving high tech industry. Intel, Microsoft, and IBM haveall developed their businesses Here. Our doctors have won important prizes in themedical Development field. We turned the desert into a prosperous land. We selloranges, flowers, and vegetables around the world.We launched our own satellite! Three satellites at once! We Are in good company;together with the USA (300 million Residents), Russia (220 million residents), China(1.3 Billion residents) and Europe ( France, England, Germany over 200 million residents),we are one of the only countries in the World that have launched something into space!Israel today is among the few powerful countries that have Nuclear technology &capabilities. (We will never admit it, But everyone knows.) To think that only 65 yearsago we were disgraced and Hopeless. We crawled out from the burning crematoriumsof Europe. We won in all our wars. With a little bit of nothing we built An empire.Who are Khaled Meshal (leader of Hamas) or Hassan Nasrallah (leader of Hezbollah)trying to frighten us? They are amusing us. As we celebrate Independence Day,let's not forget what this Holy day is all about; we overcame everything.We overcame the Greeks, We overcame the Romans, We overcame the SpanishInquisition, We overcame the Russians pogrom, We overcame Hitler , we overcameGermany and overcame the Holocaust, We overcame the armies of seven countries.Relax chevray (friends), we will overcome our current enemies. Never mind where youlook in human history. Think about it, The Jewish nation, our condition has never beenbetter than now. So let's lift our heads up Never mind which country or culture tries toharm us or erase us From the world. We will still exist and persevere. Egypt ? AnyoneKnow where the Egyptian empire disappeared to? The Greeks? Alexander Macedon?The Romans? Is anyone speaking Latin Today? The Third Reich? Did anyone hear newsfrom them lately? And look at us, the Bible nation – from slavery in Egypt , we are stillhere, still speaking the same language. Exactly here, exactly now. Maybe The Arabsdon't know it yet, but we are an eternal nation. All the time that we will keep our identity,we will stay eternal. So, sorry that we are not worrying, complaining, crying, or fearing…Business here is beseder (fine). It can definitely be much better, But it is still fine. Don'tpay attention to the nonsense in the media, They will not tell you about our festivals herein Israel or about the People that continue living, going out sometimes morale is down,so what? This is only because we are mourning the dead while they are celebratingspilled blood. And This is the reason we will win after all.Please forward this e-mail to all of your Jewish friends Everywhere in the world.You are all part of our force to Keep our existence. This e-mail may help someof us lift our heads up and be Proud to say: I AM A JEWאני יהודי
Resource: Tuvia Mozorosky in Israel, formerly Portland, Oregon