Miracle of Israel #15 - UN Partition Plan

World powers endorse the formation of a Jewish state.

The Miracle of Israel 1945-1948 tells the inspiring true story of Jewish survival, resurgence and truimph - from the Holocaust through the miraculous establishment of the Modern State of Israel. See rare archival footage of the events, experience the courage and unrelenting determination of eye witnesses who rebuilt their shattered lives, and understand the issues that faced the Jewish nation at its birth, many of which still plague it today. The Miracle of Israel is part of the documentary series, Faith and Fate - The Story of the Jewish People in the 20th Century.
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Article 15 of 20 in the series Miracles of Israel

Comments (3)

(3) Robert Kaufman, May 3, 2012 3:47 AM

UN Did Not Create the Jewish State!

By describing the UN vote as one in favor of Israel, granting them land in Palestine, you not only distort the history of the conflict but ignore international law and agrements. The League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, 1922, gave all land west of Jordan to be the Jewish homeland, in trust under the British, but a trust legally transfers ownership, just not constructive receipt. Res 181, if carrried out, partitioned land ALREADY given to the Jews, and created a new Arab state on 40% of it! The British had already carved off all of the land grant east of Jordan, 78% of Palestine, to create the new nation of (Trans)Jordan for their client Abdullah, in a clear violation of their original mandate. The UN did not try to create a Jewish state, it tried to avoid a pending war by dismemebering it once more.

(2) Anonymous, May 1, 2012 5:34 PM

Wow. Great!

(1) Edna Anzarut-Turner, May 1, 2012 1:29 PM

The UN votes

I remember as if it was yesterday. I was a little girl living in Alexandria (Egypt) at the time. My parents and grandparents gave the servants the day off, in case they were informers. We were all glued to the radio with pen and paper listening to Kol Israel (The voice of Israel). I still recall the eerie signature tune. Kol Israel was beamed in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. My parents , grandparents and I sat there, full of angst and hope. We knew that the positive conclusion was not a given thing. The relief and joy that erupted in our home was unbelievable. We hugged and kissed and danced and laughed...and opened a bottle of French Champagne. When we met other Jewish friends in the street, on the beach, or the Alexandria Sporting Club, our faces all showed absolutely extatic joy. But we knew that from this day on our carefree life in Egypt would be marred by the anti-Zionist feelings of the Egyptian ruling class. I remember going to school in the tram, and seeing on one of the door windows that someone had drawn a big Magen David being crushed by an Arab boot. We young Jewish children were all stunned..we had lived peacefully and harmoniously side by side with the Egyptian population. The next day, on the same tram, someone had elongated the top point of the Magen David and made it stab right through the Egyptian boot all through the top. It stayed there until we left in 1956...no one had been able to remove this drawing.


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