Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
With UN in Opposition, State Department
Allowed Jewish Emigration
With UN in Opposition and multiple State Opposition
Declared US Embassy to Jerusalem
Cyrus The Mede
Through Historic Intrigue
Jewish Return to Jerusalem Permitted through Cyrus The Mede Auspices
The Holy Land - An Infinitely Small Space in our Vast Universe!
Amazing Resolve of New President Truman
This amazing tale told through the Wall Street Journal, makes one breathless, even now:
"As Allis and Ronald Radosh note in "A Safe Haven," their revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding, Weizmann would have had good reason to be skeptical of American support: Truman's announcement "stunned everyone," but the "most surprised" of all was the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. The State Department, after all, was fiercely opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state, as were the Defense Department and America's British allies."
The story of how President Truman resisted pressures both in and out of government to ignore or undermine the aborning state of Israel is told by the Radoshes with an elegance informed by thorough research. Take the time to read "A Safe Haven".
In particular, "A Safe Haven" brings vividly to life the perilous status of Jews around the world in the aftermath of World War II.
The Historic Scene:
They had been slaughtered in their millions in the gas chambers and ravines of Europe, but hundreds of thousands of Jews had been freed from death camps and ghettoes or had alighted in other countries during wartime. Since no country wanted to provide a home for these stateless refugees, the Zionist movement for a permanent Jewish home in the Middle East took on an almost feverish urgency.
Creation of Israel, 1948
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
Trump's Official Stamp of Approval - A U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem for Israel!
On December 6, 2017, US President, Donald Trump announced the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the planning of the relocation of the U.S. Embassy. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, welcomed the decision and praised the announcement.
Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was rejected by a majority of world leaders. The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting on December 7 where 14 out of 15 members condemned Trump's decision, but the motion was vetoed by the United States.
Britain, France, Sweden, Italy and Japan were among the countries who criticized Trump's decision at the emergency meeting.
Other countries supported the move: Guatemala said that they will follow up and also relocate their embassy; Paraguay, the Czech Republic, Romania and Honduras said that they were considering relocation.
From Trump's address: "Almost immediately after declaring statehood in 1948, Israel designated the city of Jerusalem as its capital. The capital the Jewish people established in ancient times. So important.
Today, Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's government. It is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israeli supreme court and Israel's prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital.
Yet for many years we failed to acknowledge the obvious: the plain reality that Israel's capital is Jerusalem. On Dec. 6, 2017, at my direction, the United States finally and officially recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel.
"Today, we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem. And we're opening it many, many years ahead of schedule.
As I said in December, our greatest hope is for peace. The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement, and we continue to support the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites, including at the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif."
"What Was the Green Line?
Armistice Lines (1949-1967)
In 1949, with UN mediation, Israel concluded armistice agreements with Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, thus reaching an official cessation of hostilities of the first Arab-Israeli war that had started in May 1948.
Iraq and Saudi Arabia, whose forces took part in the war, never signed any agreements with Israel. The parties agreed that the armistice agreements would serve only as interim arrangements until replaced by permanent peace treaties.
Israel's territory according to the agreed 1949 Armistice Demarcation Line encompassed about 78% of the Mandate area, while the other parts, namely the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, were occupied by Jordan and Egypt respectively.
The 1949 Armistice Lines between Israel and its Arab neighbors came to be known as The Green Line.
Cyrus The Great - Intrigue and Royal Machinations End Up Allowing This Return and Temple Rebuild
Cyrus the Great is unconditionally praised in the Jewish sources. It is likely that, after the Persian conquest of Babylon, Cyrus had commenced his relationship with the Jewish leaders in exile, and that he later was considered as anointed by God.
According to Ezra 4:1–6 "the enemies of Judah and Benjamin" asked to help build the temple, and when this was denied hired counselors to frustrate the people of Judah from completing the rebuilding throughout the reign of Cyrus, Xerxes ('Ahasuerus'), and Artaxerxes, until the reign of Darius II.
It is likely that, after the Persian conquest of Babylon, Cyrus had commenced his relationship with the Jewish leaders in exile, and that he later was considered as anointed by God. whereupon Darius reaffirmed the decree and the work proceeded to its triumphant close.
© 2020 Christofer French
Sharlee on September 26, 2020:
I enjoyed the read. So pleased to see an article on the subject.