JUNE 5, 1967, the Six-Day War began.
Egypt sent 80,000 troops and 900 tanks to attack Israel.
Jordan and Syria, with Soviet weapons, violently shelled Jerusalem and Israeli villages. Cairo radio announced:
“The hour has come in which we shall destroy Israel.”
The hot line between Washington and Moscow was used for the first time.
In a surprise move, Israeli Air Force destroyed 400 Egyptian planes, courageously drove Syria from the Golan Heights and captured all of Jerusalem.
In a CBS-TV interview, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion stated:
“In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”
Seven months after the War, on Jan. 7, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson toasted Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, saying:
“Welcome to our family table…
All Americans-and all Israelis-know…that none…can ever live by bread alone…
One of your ancestors said it for all men almost 2,000 years ago…for peace it is written, ‘pursue it.’
That is our intention in the Middle East…To pursue peace…
If we are wise, if we are fortunate, if we work together – perhaps our Nation and all nations may know the joys of that promise God once made about the children of Israel:
‘I will make a covenant of peace with them…it shall be an everlasting covenant.'”
On February 5, 1996, Margaret Thatcher stated:
“We have to remember that the Jewish people never, ever lost their faith in the face of all the persecution and as a result have come to have their own promised land and to have Jerusalem as a capital city again.”
In April 3, 2002, while serving as House Majority Whip, Tom DeLay stated in a speech at Westminster College, titled “The Bonds of Freedom”:
The State of Israel has fought five major wars to defend its right to exist since 1948…
Israel and America are kindred nations. The founders of both countries were profoundly influenced by faith. Both countries drafted governments that practice religious tolerance. Both countries are filled with immigrants summoned by dreams…
Freedom is alive in Israel today.
We can’t allow the lone light of democracy to be extinguished by a wave of hatred.”
William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.
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