Israel - fortified by new and old allies

Independence Day is an emotional holiday full of nostalgia and reflecting on how we got here.

May 10, 2016 03:02
1 minute read.
Israel's Independence Day

Israel's Independence Day. (photo credit: ILLUSTRATIVE: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel’s detractors are quick to castigate Israel as the isolated kid at the playground that nobody wants to play with. It’s been an effective, but ultimately false, narrative.

In our special Independence Day magazine celebrating Israel’s 68th birthday we highlight the allies that have been essential to the country’s success and prove that Israel is far from the unpopular wallflower its detractors have made it out to be.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

To that end, the magazine contains features on American lawmakers and their efforts to combat BDS initiatives, as well as features on our education and business partnerships with China.

On the security front, we look at Kurdistan’s affinity for the Jewish state; Israel’s blossoming military cooperation with Turkey in an increasingly volatile Mediterranean; and the quiet, behind the scenes alliance with Jordan that keeps our southern border safe.

At its core, though, Independence Day is an emotional holiday full of nostalgia and reflecting on how we got here.

Therefore, we’ve included interviews with Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s great-granddaughter on his legacy, and managing editor, David Brinn, provides a compelling account of discovering a 100-year-old mango grove purchased by his grandfather in the wake of WWI.

At 68, it’s a bit exhausting to continue to prove our self-worth to those who castigate us at every turn. But if our current placement in the world order is any indication, Israel does not have to prove anything.

On this Independence Day, it’s time to take a moment to bask in our achievements.

The magazine will appear with Wednesday’s newspaper.

Related Content

July 22, 2018
U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders