A GREAT AND MEMORABLE DAY
On a Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27, 1947, I was in the 6th Grade at the Emerson School (12th Street and 3rd Avenue South) in Great Falls, Montana. My Grandparents, Carl and Sophia Weissman, lived a long two blocks North from the school, so Irving Weissman and I would walk to their house for lunch. My poor grandmother had forgotten what to feed young kids, so we always had pancakes. It was Thanksgiving week and we had the days off from school.
On Monday, the chinook had broken and the temperature dropped from over 50 to around 20 degrees; but we were used to the weather and we walked back to school so at lunch we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and Grandma Sophia was in a very good mood. She had written in her calendar for November 27 “PALESTINE GIVEN TO THE JEWS.” A great message then and a message of memory now.
Forum | UN vs ISRAEL
November 29, 2014
67 years ago today
U.N. Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan for Palestine.
On November 29, 1947, the U.N. voted to partition what was British Palestine into two states: a Jewish state and an Arab state (BTW, the term “Palestinians” did not refer to Arabs then.)
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The vote results:
In favor of the plan: 33 countries
- Byelorussian S.S.R.
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- New Zealand
- Ukrainian S.S.R.
- Union of South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- El Salvador
- United Kingdom
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The resolution was accepted by the Jews in Palestine, yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine, under the leadership of Nazi Haj Amin al-Husseini, and by the Arab states. Arab violence in the Holy Land broke out almost immediately.
Had the Arabs accepted the 1947 U.N. Partition Plan, today they’d be celebrating 67 years of independence, next to Israel, without war, without occupation, without refugees.
The Arabs started a war of annihilation against the young, little Jewish state. They failed and are still failing.
Watch: Israel – the Jewish State