( Genesis 12:2-3 KJV ) “And I will make of thee a great Nation, and I will Bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will Bless them that Bless thee ( Israel–USA ), and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all Families of the Earth be Blessed.” !!
The Recognition Of The State Of Israel – 1948
The Role The United States Played In God’s Plan For Israel
Let me start by saying that Israel was not “created” in 1948, rather it was Recreated, or Regathered as the Bible says, in accordance of the will of Almighty God. This is not a “work of man”, though God certainly used men to bring about His will. With that, let us look at the amzing stand that the United States president, Harry S. Truman, took in defence and support of God’s people, the Jews. I might further note that after this this United States experieced the greatest expansion of prosperity it has even known, and why? Because Genesis 12:3 promises a blessing to any one or any nation that would bless Israel, and after Truman and the US did what it did, God poured out His blessing on us and made the United States of America the richest, most powerful nation on the face of the earth!!
“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will Bless them that Bless thee ( Israel ), and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all Families of the Earth be Blessed.” ( Genesis 12:2-3 KJV )!!
The US makes its move. At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed the new State of Israel. On that same date the United States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the new Jewish state ( de jure recognition was extended on January 31 )!!
The first country to recognize the State of Israel was the United States. That recognition almost didn’t happen. It was purely by the will of the President, Harry Truman, that the UN Partition Plan was implemented.
The U.S. delegates to the U.N. and top ranking State Department officials were angered that Truman released his recognition statement to the press without notifying them first. On May 15, 1948, the Arab states issued their response statement and Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began!!
May 14, 1948. “Throughout the months leading up to May 14, 1948, the President made his wishes clear, he wanted a homeland for the Jewish People, not because of political reasons, but because it was the right and moral thing to do. But the rest of the world ( including the US State Department ) was looking to invalidate the mandate, an effort that was still ongoing in the UN when Truman announced the recognition of the declared Jewish State of Israel.
What I am trying to do is make the whole world safe for Jews,” Harry Truman wrote as he wrestled over the decision to recognize a Jewish state in Palestine. Deeply affected by the Holocaust, Truman sympathized with Jewish aspirations for a homeland. In November 1947 he lobbied for the U.N. resolution that divided Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Britain announced it would hand authority over Palestine to the U.N. by May 14, 1948. Secretary of State George Marshall advised against recognition, warning Truman that Arab countries would cut off oil and unite to destroy the Jews.
But Truman’s mind was made up he was going to do the right thing. At 4 p.m. Friday May 14, 1948 just before the start of the Jewish Sabbath, David Ben-Gurion read a 979-word declaration of independence in front of a small audience at the Tel Aviv Art Museum.
He finished, “The state of Israel is established! The meeting is ended.” At midnight, British rule over Palestine lapsed; 11 minutes later White House spokesman Charlie Ross announced U.S. recognition.
” GOD put you in your mother’s womb,” the Chief Rabbi of Israel later told Truman, “so you would be the instrument to bring the rebirth of Israel.”
With Truman’s decision, the hopes of the Jewish people were realized, but so too were Marshall’s fears.
Arab opponents of the new nation immediately declared war, prompting a bloody struggle ( Struggle – Jihad–Islam ) ( Same Struggle Mein Kampf, NAZI Germany ) over Israel’s existence that would rage into the next century.
David Ben Gurion and Abba Eban present Harry Truman with a menorah, 1951.
Marshall the Secretary of State who Truman called the greatest living American, was just as opposed to the creation of the nascent Jewish state as the president supported to it. Officials in the State Department had done everything in their power to prevent, thwart, or delay the President’s Palestine policy in 1947 and 1948 (some things NEVER change). The President’s policy eventually won out because it rested on the realities of the situation in the region, on America’s moral, ethical, and humanitarian values, on the costs and risks inherent in any other course, and on America’s national interests.
“After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.” ( Ezekiel 38:8 KJV )!!
The Jews have been back in their homeland now for the past 63 years, and though they still have some battles ahead of them, God has promised that they will never again be driven out of Israel. The bible looks forward to the time when the Meschiac, Yeshua ( Jesus ), will physically return to the land where He was born so many years ago.
“And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”
“And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zec 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His Name one. ” Zechariah 14: 4, 5, 8, 9
The is only one Holy Land that God knows about, and that is the land of Israel that was first promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob. God’s Promises don’t change, even if in this case it took nearly 2,000 years to occur. God is not is a rush, He is always right on time.
Today, Israel is back in their land, as Almighty God has promised they would be in the end times. Watch this video and see for yourself the amazing land of Israel!!