The 1947 world recognition of the State of Israel is a big deal, as well as support of our Prime Minister

The date of 29th November 1947 is a date which Israelis and the Jewish people all over the world celebrate a vote that took place at the United Nations that recognized the State of Israel and that it is the home of the Jewish people.  IT shows the importance of unity as a country and our support to our Prime Minister.

I have always said that this is an irrelevant date to us because I believe in the Torah narrative that it was God that created Israel over 3,000 years ago.  I attended a Zionist Conference in Jerusalem which talked about this vote and I can admit to being wrong.  This day is important in our history as a people and as a country not just to us but to the world.  I never understood why how this could benefit us especially concerning security issues, and with today’s United Nations with a totally different mission.  They are not the same organization that was back in 1947.  I believe why this date is so important is that not only does it make it clear to the world that the Jewish people do have a right to exist and have a home, it can be a symbol to unite our people from all different backgrounds, observance walks of life.  Israel is a melting pot in its own right but still nevertheless we are one people.

With all this being said, we are a nation, who has enemies with different methods in trying destroy us.  Whether it’s Palestinian terror attacks, BDS trying to hurt our economy or even neo Nazis who are willing to hurt us, we do indeed have a leader who does fight for us and his name is Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.  I have learned just a small complex part how our Government works in the war on terror and yes, there have been times I have disagreed with some of the decisions or statements Prime Minister has made, then attending this conference and coming out of it with a different approach I realize how extremely careful Prime Minister Netanyahu has to be to make sure our country lives on.  I can’t imagine being the leader of the only Jewish, Zionist country there is and how tough and particular it has to be.  Especially with everyone watching you’re every move.  I finally realize the amount of pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu must be in everyday and I strongly feel we all need to stand by and support him.   Prime Minister I have your back.

In conclusion, I left the conference with an open mind on this day of unity for our people.  The day the world accepts us for who we are.  Now more than ever we must fight to educate today’s world, that Israel already has been recognized as a country and that we must unite as a people and support our leaders.  We can make our world a better place.

About the Author
David Weissman was born in New York and served in the US Army for 13 years, with two deployments to Afghanistan. He is now married with 3 daughters and is a free lance writer after making Aliyah to Israel.
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