Join us in celebrating historical and current events surrounding the Balfour Declaration Centenary.
The 70h birthday of the State of Israel
An official ceremony is held every year on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on the evening of Independence Day. The ceremony includes a speech by the speaker of the Knesset, artistic performances, a Flag of Israel, forming elaborate structures such as a Menorah or Magen David, and the ceremonial lighting of twelve torches, one for each of the Tribes of Israel.
Every year a dozen Israeli citizens, who made a significant social contribution in a selected area, are invited to light the torches. Many cities hold outdoor performances in cities' squares featuring leading Israeli singers and fireworks displays. Streets around the squares are closed to cars, allowing people to sing and dance in the streets!
The San Remo Convention was an international meeting of the post-World War I Allied Supreme Council; granting the right under international law for Jews to settle anywhere in western Palestine - the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. One should keep the San Romero conference in mind to remind us Jews of our rights to our ancestral home.
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Lecture by Anat Gueta
We have reason to celebrate the anniversary of the League of Nations Mandate, the Land of Israel which was previously part of the Ottoman Empire was taken by the British after WWI, which granted us the opportunity to establish the State of Israel with thanks to the Faisal-Weizmann Agreement.
The mandate was drafted by the victors of World War I. The mandates consisted of two phases: The formal removal of sovereignty of the state previously controlling the territory and the transfer of mandatory powers to individual states among the Allied Powers.
The State of Israel has made it through a hundred years despite the civil unrest and the press, and most likely will make it through another hundred. Needless to say, there’s much more to look forward to.
This is a day every Jew should remember as an important step toward establishing relations of peace and harmony with our Arab neighbors.
The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem, but was not implemented.