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Yesterday: A Joyful Celebration

Today: A Violent Commemoration

U.S. President Harry S. Truman and

Israeli President Dr. Chaim Weizmann

Nakba Day Violence

On May 14, 1948, U.S. President Harry Truman recognized the newly re-established State of Israel over strong objections from the State Department. Celebrations were held in Israel and throughout the U.S.

Truman declared:

This Government has been informed that a Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine, and recognition has been requested by the provisional Government thereof.

The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the new State of Israel.

For interesting history about how Truman fought and won against the State Department which was against recognizing Israel, click here:

Today in History: Harry Truman Defies State Department, Recognizes Israel

The article concludes:

For Truman, the issue of recognizing Israel was fundamentally a moral one. And he was not going to let any bureaucrat, or any foreign threat, stand in his way.

Fast forwarding to today, May 15, the Palestinian Arabs are rioting and protesting violently, like they do every May 15, to commiserate on the day on which Israel declared independence in 1948. They refer to May 15 as Nakba Day, or, for shock value, The “Catastrophe.”

Without attempting to be funny, PA henchman Saeb Erekat is insisting Israel must apologize for the Nakba; i.e., apologize for existing.

Even funnier, he is demanding that Britain apologize for issuing the Balfour Declaration in 1918.

Israel must apologize for ‘Nakba,’ says top PA negotiator

And the world wants to give them a state?

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