Freedom Is Not Free

We are forever grateful.

Freedom is not free, it was bought and paid for with lives.

Memorial Day – We Remember (2016) from Scott Harrison on Vimeo.

900,000 People Lost Their Homes, Land, And Citizenship

Between 1920 and 1970, 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab and other Muslim countries. The 1940s were a turning point in this tragedy; of those expelled, 600,000 settled in the new state of Israel, and 300,000 in France and the United States. jcpa

“The story I knew,” author Nathan Weinstock  relates in a Skype interview from his home in Nice, in the south of France, “was that the Jews were happy to leave the Arab countries the moment they were given the opportunity to do so. We were not told anything about the Jews’ deep connection with Arab culture, for example. It was only later that I learned that Jewish writers were the foundation of Iraqi literature. And that in mid-19th-century Egypt, the man who invented the nationalist slogan ‘Egypt for the Egyptians,’ and was known as ‘the Egyptian Molière,’ was a Jew named Jacob Sanua.

“In the course of my research,” he continues, “I found out that the story we had been told – that the Jews left the Arab countries because they were Zionists – was for the most part wrong. True, they had an affinity for the Land of Israel – that is certainly correct – but the organized Zionist movement was very weak in the Arab countries. The great mass of Jews left under duress. They were expelled. They were subjected to such enormous pressure that they had no choice but to leave.” Forward

Read more about Why Jews Fled the Arab Countries

Truman’s Battle For Israel’s Recognition

14281275110_5b96e7498f_q_Israel-flagIsrael is celebrating it’s 68th anniversary as a Nation Among the Nations of the World.

The United States 33rd President, Harry Truman made a significant contribution to Israel’s founding.

The United States became the first nation to recognize Israel.

As partition approached, President Truman had to decide whether to officially recognize the Jewish state that would be proclaimed on May 15th.

On May 12th, he gathered his advisers at the White House. Tempers flared. Clark Clifford made the case for recognition. Secretary of State George Marshall led the opposition, saying he couldn’t vote for President Truman if he pursued recognition. President Truman weighed personal, political and strategic concerns. On May 14th he acted. America recognized the new state of Israel. Truman Library

Truman announced recognition at 6:11 p.m. on May 14 — 11 minutes after David Ben-Gurion’s declaration of independence in Tel Aviv. Holbrooke says this was done so rapidly that in the official announcement, the typed words “Jewish State” are crossed out and replaced in Clifford’s handwriting with “State of Israel.” YNetNews

Truman’s Battle for Israel’s RecognitionWatch President Harry Truman speak about his battle for Israel.

Posted by Rabbi Dov Greenberg on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Immigration To The US Since 1820

From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time.

Online:  Metrocosm – Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820

Remembering the Communities Lost in the Holocaust

From Libya to Hungary, from Poland to the Netherlands. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we join our soldiers and officers as they light candles in memory of their grandparents’ communities that were destroyed in WWII.
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Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

It’s been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees…and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about its Arab neighbors? Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, explains.

Bill Whittle: Appropriate This

The Social Justice Warriors — the first warriors to faint at the sight of a penknife — have a new weapon to show off their unearned moral superiority: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, where mainstream culture steals from minorities without being “authentic.” Surprisingly Bill Whittle agrees with this, and has a list of grievances all his own.

David Wood: Jihad Returns To Belgium

“In this video, David Wood explains what will happen in the near future as a result of this attack.”

David Wood:  “Apparently, even after the recent attacks in Paris, even with European security agencies working night-and-day to keep their people safe, even with regular arrests and multiple terrorist plots foiled, our governments just can’t stop all the terrorists. Since Jihad is now a way of life in the West and since every terrorist attack carried out in the name of Allah is followed by the same sequence of events, let’s briefly consider what we can all look forward to in the near future.”

They Say We Don’t Belong Here

Israel Video Network has an”Inspired by Israel” video contest.

This video is beautiful.  The setting is modern day Shiloh showing the threads to the past.

The history of the Jewish people can be traced back millennia. And while that history may be in the past, each individual’s connection to it is very much in the present.

After the conquest of Israel under Joshua, the Tabernacle was set up at Shiloh.

And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
Joshua 18:1

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They say we don’t belong here but this video proves otherwise

Revealing The Buried Treasures Of The Temple Mount

For years, Muslim authorities carrying out illegal construction projects atop the Temple Mount have unceremoniously dumped tons of earth and debris containing treasures of Jewish history outside the Old City walls.

Groups of Israeli archeologists have struggled to sift through the remains, but it is a daunting task. IsraelToday

Apollo 10 Heard Strange Sounds On The Far Side Of The Moon

Apollo_10In 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 were on the far side of the moon, they were out of range of Earthly radio transmissions for about an hour and they heard strange sounds.  The unexplained sounds lasted almost an hour.

“It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music.”

“You hear that? That whistling sound? Whooooooooo!”

“Well, that sure is weird music!”

Apollo astronauts who orbited the moon two months before Neil Armstrong’s famous 1969 landing heard mysterious and unexplainable ‘music’ on its far side, out of the range of Earthly radio transmissions, it has emerged.

Recently unearthed recordings made by NASA of the journey, which took the Apollo 10 capsule around the far side of the moon, show the astronauts reacting with surprise and confusion to an unearthly howling noise in their headsets.

The sound began once the capsule was on an hour-long trip around the far side of the moon, out of the range of any Earth broadcast. At one point the baffled astronauts can be heard discussing whether they should tell NASA command or not. DailyMail