On a Friday afternoon sixty years ago, David Ben Gurion stood up before a small crowd and a radio microphone and read a document which said in part:

It is the natural right of the Jewish people to lead, as do all other nations, an independent existence in its sovereign State. ACCORDINGLY WE, the members of the National Council representing the Jewish people in Palestine and the World Zionist Movement, are met together in solemn assembly today, the day of termination of the British Mandate for Palestine; and by virtue of the natural and historic right of the Jewish People and of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations. WE HEREBY PROCLAIM the establishment of the Jewish State in Palestine, to be call Medinath Yisrael (The State of Israel).

With that, what was a dream for over two thousand years was now a reality. God had had lead us back to the promised land.

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David Ben Gurion’s address lasted less than two minutes But his words were full of peace and hope. He promised us that the two millennium of wandering was over, a State where Jews all across the world would be able to call home.

Israel’s 60th birthday is much bigger than this one blogger, so rather than celebrating this Gala day with some verbose prose of my own, I present some of the best Happy Birthday Israel writing from across the blogisphere. I present them to you without any commentary of my own, simply categorized;Israel in My Heart, Israeli History, Israel’s Accomplishments, and Israel’s Challenges.

Welcome to the Celebrating Israel Blog Carnival:

Israel in My Heart

Israeli History




Israel‘s Accomplishments

  • Pride! posted at Tzipiyah.com





Israel‘s Challenges






The Israel-Arab Reader