New York Post

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1948

A Jewish State is Reborn

After Two Thousand Years of Struggle
Free Citizens Live Again in Palestine


Since the first day radio waves began to carry messages over the air and for many days to come, there has not been and there will not be made an announcement as will come today.

A homeless nation, a sufferer among the peoples of the earth, a living reproach to humanity, a victor over 2,000 years’ persecution, is no longer homeless.

The Sabbath candles kindled tonight in Palestine will still be burning when the Jewish State is born.

All who believe in Destiny and Providence ought to say a prayer of thanksgiving. The President of the United States should lead this nation in prayer. Is not the redemption of Israel a divine promise, and a fulfillment of a covenant, and a benediction for all humanity?

Are not the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Gospels, the Moslem Koran, full of prophecies of this day?

The Jewish State is reborn and the most ancient nation on earth is redeemed. “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted... in righteousness shalt thou be established... for the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart form thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that has mercy on thee... whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall.” (Isaiah, Chapter 54.)