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Israel celebrates 72 years of independence (video)

In 1897, right after the First Zionist Congress, Theodor Herzl put down what is the most prophetic entry of his, if not of any, diary:

“At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said this out loud today, l would be greeted by universal laughter. In five years perhaps, and certainly, in fifty years, everyone will perceive it.”

Exactly 50 years later – in 1947 – the UN adopted the resolution on the establishment of an independent Jewish state.

Now, 72 years after the Declaration, Israel is one of the world leading states!

Happy Independence Day!