Exactly 69 years after the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of the Partition Plan for Palestine, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) on Tuesday held a reenactment of the historic decision and the celebrations that ensued.
Hundreds of people attended the event which included an animated video art display projected onto the WZO and Jewish Agency building, festive dancing and actors dressed as Zionist figures such as Israel’s first prime minister David Ben Gurion and Theodor Herzl, who initiated the founding of the WZO in 1897. Children, youths and adults participated in the event, including several people who had been present at the 1947 celebrations.
WZO Vice Chairman Yaakov Hagoel said the date holds "huge historical value - the UNGA's recognition of the Jewish nation's right to a national home in the land of Israel." The resolution paved the way for the establishment of the state of Israel.