Bibi Netanyahu’s timeless Independence Day message is important for everyone to remember. On Israel’s 72nd birthday, let’s all continue to stay positive!
Israel’s Prime Minister
It is unbelievable to have a leader who is so connected to the building of the land; a leader who actually knows what it means to pour your heart, blood, and tears into the rebuilding of the Jewish homeland. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother, Yonatan, was killed in Operation Entebbe while rescuing those taken captive by terrorists on an Air France flight. Bibi knows what it means to make sacrifices for the entire Jewish nation. Bibi himself served in an elite unit in the Israel Defense Forces. He put his life on the land to protect Israel and the Jewish people.
And so, this Independence Day message from PM Netanyahu is not void of meaning. In fact, it is filled with meaning and inspiration.
Independence Day Message
For centuries, people and nations have wondered how the Jewish people have survived persecution after persecution. The Romans were greater and stronger than the Jews, but do they still exist? And how about the Egyptians who enslaved the Jews for hundreds of years? Who came out victorious there?
Bibi answers the question: What is the secret of Israel’s success? Israelis. Israel is a strong and determined nation.
Although most people know Mark Twain’s famous words about Israel and the Jews, they are well worth repeating. In his short Essay, “Concerning the Jews,” Mark twain said,
“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also way out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”
Twain wrote that over 100 years ago. Can you imagine what he would say if he was alive today?