JD: The Jewish State it actually did not start in May of 1948.
WM: You and I have discussed over the years the Biblical prophecies regarding restoration like in Isaiah that the people of Israel would return. Because we lost our independence by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago many Jews continue to come back to the land of Israel but of course they had no power.
When we refer to Zionism, the Zionist organization founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897 was the first Zionist congress in Basel Switzerland. The state was in a theoretical sense in a concept that yes the Jews should go home to their national home. I would have to say that began the foundation step in bringing Israel and the Jewish people back into history. And of course the League of Nations have said the Jews should have their own national homeland. The United Nations decided that there would be a Jewish State and an Arab State. The Arabs rejected that as they always have rejected territory of compromise. We ended up with a state and they had nothing.
JD: And for all of that work since the end of the late 1800’s the activities resulted on May 14, 1948. I believe as I understand it at 4:30 in the afternoon the greatest announcement in all of history is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy was made there at Independence Hall by David Ben-Gurion.
WM: And of course there’s always a back story. The British had set their day for leaving the mandate behind and finishing up on the 15th of May but that turned out to be Saturday. Saturday as we all know for the Jews is the Shabbat the Sabbath. So Ben-Gurion had to move that Declaration of Independence to the Friday as close as possible to the British leaving of the mandate the territory.
JD: Winkie Medad with the details behind the establishment of the modern day State of Israel.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
As Winkie revealed to us the first Zionist Congress in the late 1800’s brought forth the concept and the desire for the Jews today to have their own modern day state. However it was long before Theodor Herzl that God set in motion the events which would culminate in a Jewish State. The ancient Jewish prophets were given the pre-written history of the State of Israel. Those prophets would be Ezekiel 37, Jeremiah 31, and Zechariah 1 just to mention a few of the prophets. The modern day State of Israel has always been God’s plan.