Israel achieved the impossible in six days of June 1967 – thanks to the One Above. With our busy lives, we may sometimes overlook the day-to-day miracles. But sometimes, these miracles are just so big you can not miss them. The events of the Six Day War fall into this category.
The Six-Day War, where Israel achieved the impossible in lightning fashion. In 1949, Israel’s Arab neighbors were dead-set against the very idea of a Jewish state and vowed to see it destroyed at the close of the War of Independence. They might have succeeded – 19 years later – if it were not for God, being on the side of the State of Israel.
No one reasonable thought that Israel would survive it’s first few years as a young state. In the year 1967, it looked like the World was turning its back against Israel and Israel would have to face it’s enemies in a multi-front war alone. The surrounding countries slowly prepared for war in a coordinated fashion. Egypt publicized that tanks were on their way to Jerusalem, when in fact, the Israeli Air Force had already managed to destroy most of the Egyptian Air Force on the ground. This is just one of the many miracles that took place during these six days.
Additionally, there was the miracle of the Israel Defence Forces regaining control of the Temple Mount, referred to by many as Har Habayit. Israel achieved the seemingly impossible. For thousands of years the Jewish People have prayed towards the Temple Mount as the center of Jewish religious life.
Furthermore, to be alive in this generation and to see the miracles that take place is amazing. It is a miracle that Israel has not merely survived, but thrived in it’s young history.