The State of Israel is 63 today. A miracle in 1948 it remains such decades later. Despite all the challenges the Jewish State continues to thrive. The importance of the State of Israel to us as members of the American Jewish community is greater than ever. The importance of our American Jewish community to the State of Israel is greater than ever as well.
Why not celebrate this Yom Ha’atzmaut by adding an additional act of connection to Israel into your routine. Join one of the many organizations that support Israel and help combat the quiet battle she is facing through worldwide bias and misinformation. Join ARZA – Association of Reform Zionists of America. Follow along as a number of us attend AIPAC’s (The American Israel Public Policy Affairs Committee) Policy Conference next month. Or join any of the other important organizations connected to the Jewish State. Buy bonds through the State of Israeli Bonds and make investments for yourself AND Israel. Plant trees through the JNF. Now more than ever your help is needed since, not so long ago, huge forests were destroyed through arson. Buy Israeli products and help counter the unfair boycott Israeli good are facing in many places.
Do SOMETHING to help celebrate Israeli Independence Day today and help support Israel tomorrow… And the day after.
Below you will find a short video of David Ben Guriyon declaring the establishment of the State of Israel 63 years ago. It is followed by an important article from ARZA’s Web site.
David ben Gurion proclaims the establishment of the State of Israel