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Happy Birthday, Israel!


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Cal
- 197 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
It's quite a story -- and it drives Israel's foes bonkers. Try as they might, they haven't managed to sap Israel's will to survive, nor its capacity to thrive.



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Cal Mendelsohn (1001)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 2:37 am
Can't wait to see everyone's comments on this
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 2:38 am
Happy Birthday Israel!!! I will stand by you always.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 2:40 am
No doubt it'll be interesting Cal.
 

Stan B. (122)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:11 am
A very Happy Birthday Israel. You are an oasis of light in a desert of hatred and intolerance.
David F. You need help.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (1001)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:24 am
Yes Stan, Apparently David has chosen the path of hatred and is an apologist for many things undemocratic in the worldc. A sad state of affairs.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:33 am
Told you it'd be interesting Cal! David does need help- desperately. We all know where the path of hatred leads. As you said, a very sad state of affairs. I really wish these haters would find another site to spew their wrath.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:50 am
Oh and by the way David F., I've flagged you for your anti Israel, anti Jewish rant AND I've flagged you for using the term 'ragheads'.
 

Ismail A away sickness (208)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:52 am
I don't know about you , i don't hate Israel citizens but sure i hate who rule the governments in Israel there about 10 million Palestinians refugee spread in every country in the world , there lands occupied by Israel Lebanese lands , Syrian Lands , and now they going to declare it a Jewish country does they know that we live in 21 century and there nothing called religion majority country , if they continue in such policy they will be responsible for what will happen to their Country
 

Winn Adams (199)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 6:33 am
Happy Birthday Israel
 

Rhonda B. (109)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 8:49 am
Happy Birthday Israel !
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 9:31 am
Happy Birthday, Israel!
 

Bob A. (13)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 11:20 am
Happy Birthday, Israel!
 

Donn M. (1)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 12:10 pm
Yes, happy birthday Israel ! Well put, Stan.
 

Annette O. (24)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:38 pm
Let's talk about hatred and intolerance... why is it that the Israeli government seems to think it's ok to force people from their homes and arrest Palestinian children? THAT is the true definition of hatred and tolerance. And if you believe that is democratic, then I don't want to be here any more. You people need to do your history lessons.
 

Kate Kenner (206)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 2:45 pm
Mazel tov!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 3:40 pm
Happy Birthday Israel
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 8:52 pm
I wish Israel a Happy Birthday. I hope that people will unite and be more positive about bringing goodness to their country. Thanks Cal
 

Franck R. (54)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 9:41 pm
Happy Birthday Israel
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 11:23 pm
Interesting the David is anti Israel. David is a Jewish name.
 

Ben B. (39)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 12:37 am
Yom Ha'Atzmaut sameach, for the 6MAY14! Thanks for posting Cal.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 12:55 am
It is a grave pity that the countries that surround Israel are so determined not to recognize the legitimacy of it's right to exist.If all of the peoples of the middle east would only learn to live together instead of warring with each other then the middle east could become a great place to live.Several years ago I made a visit to Israel and I never once felt threatened and had a wonderful time I may go back sometime soon.Happy birthday Israel.
 

Graziella Veri (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 1:04 am
Happy Birthday Israel...I noted...and I still thinking obout this story.
 

Mashu Pillai (22)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 2:36 am
Happy birthday Israel
 

Stan B. (122)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:25 am
It's illuminating that Israelis are building their country while the Arabs are destroying theirs.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:29 am
Well put Alfred. I hope I make it to Israel one day myself. It is a dream of mine. And Annette O., you are the one that needs to do your history lessons. Some people love being victims. And if you don't want to be on here anymore then leave. I have before and I'm close to leaving again. Why? I'm tired of the anti Israel crap. I'm tired of the racism. And I'm tired of the haters on this site, which seem to be growing in numbers by the day. If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen- and that goes for me too.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:32 am
Agreed Stan.
 

. (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 5:49 am
arigato
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 8:56 am
66 Years ago our Nation was reborn,

never again to be uprooted .

Happy Birthday ISRAEL.
 

Parsifal O. (100)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 11:28 am

Cal, don't spoil my day.

The Rothschild Zionesia Apartheid is celebrating the creeping genocide committed to the Natives in Palestine.

Nakba - The Great Catastrophe - Day of the Catastrophe is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israeli Independence Day, Yom Ha'atzmaut.

For Palestinians, it has a different meaning...

 

Parsifal O. (100)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 11:47 am

just to enrich your party with a handful of facts about Palestine's REAL history ...

Palestine Old Photos Expose Old Lying
 

Parsifal O. (100)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 11:51 am

oh, how embarrassing you celebrate without

David F ?

It would appear his comment(s) have vanished.

Wonder how the hasbra always can do that !
 

Rosa Caldwell (399)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 1:23 pm
Happy Birthday Israel.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 2:48 pm
Wishing peace to Israel and an end to anti-Semitism ...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:40 pm
Simply, one of the most amazing nations of the worlld. Imagine if Israel didn't exist? Their medical, technological, and environmental accomplishments alone would have sent the world back decades.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 4:44 pm
Happy Birthday to one of the best countries around. They have so much knowledge in so many areas and despite being hated and the want to wipe it out, Israel shares its medical findings and other good things in life. Palestine is not a country and has never been one and if it keeps up the way they are going, they never will be. Happy Birthday and Mazel Tov to a wonderful country filled with wonderful and brilliant people. God said that we are the chosen ones and we will live up to his statement and his trust that Israel will survive because they are good. Will this do, Cal?
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:28 pm
Happy Birthday.
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 8:26 pm
Happy Birthday-----and Many More.!!!
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 9:59 pm
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Independence Day) and Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism) - celebrated together. Happy Birthday, Israel.
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 3:06 am
Happy Birthday Israel, may God help you. Your people desperately deserve peace, you have suffered severely over your 3000+ year history, especially in the last century by the country of my birth. The strength of the Jewish people is in their support for each other, unity, and their strong faith and discipline in their beliefs. I do wish this young REBORN nation well, be the protector of the Holy Country which gave birth to several religions, including Islam. Jerusalem is the only place where religious peace can be made.
I have a bucket list, there are only two wishes left, Israel and the country of my birth (Germany after reunification). I would not feel welcome in either country.
Shalom, Israel, I wish you well for a better next 3000 years! Glückwünsche, Israel, herzliche Geburtstags Grüße.
 

. (0)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:17 am
arigato
 

Parsifal O. (100)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 11:31 am

It should be noted here that it is untruthful to use the term 'people' because a 'Jewish people' neither is nor ever was, but only a religion called 'Jewish'.

There IS but a Semitic People, whose members belonged to different religions and on the other hand from the members of the Jewish religion came entirely different peoples.

Jews are as Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus - to name only the 5 largest faith communities, devotees of a religion.

There have never been a people of Jews.

There have also never been a people of Catholics, or a people of Mormons.


In what can look back Israel ?

In over 60 years of rule in a stolen land, over 60 years of war, over 60 years murder, terror, threats and manslaughter and over 60 years unjust.

Unjust states in my opinion are as well Australia and the United States.

Their governments also have stolen the land from the local residents; have killed millions of times, raped and plundered, comparable to the Holocaust in WWII, if not worse !
 

Bob A. (13)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 8:50 pm
Parsifal, you cannot claim something was stolen when the thing was not yours in the first place. Arabs are eimply not entitled top all lands of the Middle East.
 

Bob A. (13)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 9:07 pm
Parcifal, did you really not know that there was a country called Israel in the Land of Israel, where the Jewish Temple stood, and where Jesus walked?

That was well before Romans (Colonialist power) renamed The Land of Israel into Palestine. Before Ottoman Empire occupied these lands. And before Arab migrants from Egypt and Syria came to make some money working for Zionists.

Arabs liked it, because they couldn't make money in Egypt and Syria, like they can't do it now. Egyptians live on $2 a day. That's why Arab immigration into Israel is at all times high, Egypt took a law to strip its people marrying Israelis from citizenship and "right of return" of Arabs into a Jewish state is called "enshrined"!

The right to return to Gaza or West Bank is not called "enshrined", because it's now exciting.
 

Parsifal O. (100)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 11:03 pm

Quotable Quotes from the Chosen Ones
in their own words....
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 11:28 pm
Parcival, do not speak if you do not know what you are talking about.
You preach: Zen Shamanism, A just Peace is the Solution, End Violence Against the Voiceless, Healing and Spiritual Awareness.
How can you write what you did?
Try brush up on history, start with the Old Testament further you education by investigating the Roman empire, Palestina! Ottoman and English/French occupation and Exodus. The milestone was 1948 the start of a great nation and finally on home turf (so to speak).
Parcifal, I Google this for you, only part of it, but surely you will Google the rest!!! (Why Israel was called Palestine by Romans)
In the 2nd century CE, the last attempt of the Jews to achieve independence from the Roman Empire ended with the well-known event of Masada, which is historically documented and universally recognized as the fact that determined the Jewish Diaspora in a definitive way.

The land where these things happened was the province known as Judea, and there is no mention of any place called "Palestine" before that time.

The Roman emperor Hadrian was utterly upset with the Jewish Nation and wanted to erase the name of Israel and Judah from the face of the Earth, so that there would be no memory of the country that belonged to that rebel people. He decided to replace the denomination of that Roman province and resorted to ancient history in order to find a name that might appear appropriate, and found that an extinct people that was unknown in Roman times, called "Philistines," was once dwelling in that area and were enemies of the Israelites.

Therefore, according to Latin spelling, he invented the new name: "Palestina," a name that would be also hateful for the Jews as it reminded them their old foes. He did so with the explicit purpose of effacing any trace of Jewish history. Ancient Romans, as well as modern Palestinians, have fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptures Prophecy that declares: "They lay crafty plans against Your People... they say: come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more'." - Tehillim 83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4).

They failed, and Israel is still alive.............................HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISRAELY!!!

 

Parsifal O. (100)
Friday May 16, 2014, 12:54 am

Klaus Peters

what you may have overseen in your controversial comment ? ...

The origin of the word Palestine lies in 'Plesheth'
This is a name appearing frequently in the Bible and have started being known as 'Philistine' in English.
The world root of 'Plesheth' lies in the word 'palah(sh)' was is a term used generally in the sense of migratory, referring to the Palestinian’s conquest of the coast of Mediterranean.
These people were mostly originates of Asia Minor and Greece and gradually became a part of the Arab world.

The Philistines entered in this region not all at one time but in different eras.
The first group reached here in the pre-patriarchal period and made a settlement in Gerar, south of Beersheba.

asking the www on the topic who was first the egg or the hen, ALAS ! it turns out...

Palestine - the historical geographic region (summarized in Wikipedia)

The term Peleset (transliterated from hieroglyphs as P-r-s-t) is found in numerous Egyptian documents referring to a neighboring people or land starting from c.1150 BCE during the Twentieth dynasty of Egypt.
The first mention is thought to be in texts of the temple at Medinet Habu, which record a people called the Peleset among the Sea Peoples who invaded Egypt in Ramesses III's reign, followed later by an inscription on Padiiset's Statue.
The Assyrians called the same region Palashtu or Pilistu, beginning with Adad-nirari III in the Nimrud Slab in c.800 BCE through to emperor Sargon II, in his Annals approximately a century later.

The first clear use of the term Palestine to refer to the entire area between Phoenicia and Egypt was in 5th century BC Ancient Greece.
Herodotus wrote of a 'district of Syria, called Palaistinê' in The Histories, the first historical work clearly defining the region, which included the Judean mountains and the Jordan Rift Valley and formed part of the 5th Persian satrapy.

Long live Palestine - The Nakba, Never Forget !
 
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