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!