As the sun set in Jerusalem, the mood went from mourning to dancing. Israel has their Memorial Day the day before Independence Day to remember the cost of freedom. (You can see video from previous years here and here.)
Today we have a short history in video by Maoz Israel. It starts with the First Zionist Congress in 1897 and goes through all the political and legal declarations of Israel’s statehood.
The headline is a reference to Isaiah 66:8 (CJB):
Who ever heard of such a thing?
Who has ever seen such things?
Is a country born in one day?
Is a nation brought forth all at once?
For as soon as Tziyon went into labor,
she brought forth her children.