Tomorrow we will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration. In 1917 Britain’s foreign secretary penned a letter to Baron Rothschild expressing British government support for the Jewish homeland in Palestine. However as they say “The devil is in the details”, and it took thirty one nightmarish years before Israel became a Jewish Homeland.
This murderous episode in Jewish life was orchestrated by the loan wolf Adolf Hitler (may his name be obliterated). When the war ended seven years after Kristallnacht the Germans had killed over eleven million people including six million Jews. Imagine- what if there had been a Jewish Homeland and an escape route to Palestine. Imagine what might have happened to the 937 people on the SS Saint Louis- the voyage of the Dammed had they been permitted to land in the United States when the ship sailed in 1939. Imagine that we would learn from history about radical ideologies the latest of whom ran its truck into a bicycle path in Downtown New York killing 8 people.
Imagine what the world would be like if the “Progressive” United Arab Emigrates would be castigated for not allowing Israeli athletes to wear their symbols during the Judo games. Imagine what the world would be like if we didn’t make the same grotesque mistakes over and over again.
It is unlikely we can change the world but what we d by participating in Israel Charity, is make a world of difference for the orphaned girls at Lev Lalev. Thank you for helping to change the world one girl at a time.