netanyahu with kipa 311.
(photo credit: GPO)
"Israel’s Independence Day celebrates a double miracle in the life of
the Jewish people," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a
personal statement to the Jewish communities of the Diaspora released
Monday, on the eve of Yom Haatzmaut.
"The first miracle is the restoration of Jewish sovereignty. There is
no other example that I know of in the history of nations in which a
scattered people, practically left for dead, has been able to re-assert
its national life," the prime minister stated as the nation made the
transition from mourning its fallen soldiers to celebrating its
62nd year of independence.
"The second miracle is what we’ve done since the establishment of the
Jewish state. Israel is fast becoming a regional economic power and one
of the world’s leading technological powers. All the powers of
creativity and genius in the Jewish people are bursting forth in every
area: in science; in technology; in medicine; in the arts," Netanyahu
"This great burst of creativity promises a great future for the Jewish people and for all mankind," he said.
Netanyahu stressed that the "double miracle" of Israel's existence,
sovereignty and development was "a testament to the life-force of the
Jewish people. It’s a testament to the deep wells of hope we carry
inside us and to the deep connection that we have both to our past and
to our future."
In an optimistic finish, the prime minister stated that "the two
miracles that have already occurred are only the beginning. If we
stand together, if we remain committed to our common destiny, there’s
nothing we cannot achieve."