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Georgios Paraskevopoulos

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KALEIDOSCOPE #: ISRAEL -The promised land
5/11/2008 5:18:41 PM
 Bogdan    Amb. John   Pauline  Georgios
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60 Years Israel, May 14th

Hatikva - The Hope


Star of David, Anthem, Israeli Emblem

As long as the Jewish spirit
is yearning deep in the heart,
With eyes turned toward the East,
looking toward Zion,
Then our hope -
the two-thousand-year-old hope -
will not be lost:
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.


The terms that apply to the territory of Israel's existence are varied. The name Canaan occurs in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Phoenician writings beginning around the fifteenth century B.C.E. as well as in the Bible. It refers sometimes to an area encompassing all of Palestine and Syria, and sometimes includes the entire land west of the Jordan River. The term may derive from a Semitic word meaning "reddish purple," referring either to the rich dye produced in the area or to wool colored with the dye.

The name Palestine refers to the area from the Mediterranean coast to the Jordan valley and from the southern Negev to the Galilee lake region in the north. The term derives from the Hebrew word peleshet, the land of the Philistines. After the second Jewish revolt (132-135 C.E.) the Romans adopted the name Palaestina for this territory. The name Palestine was revived after World War I and applied to this territory under the British Mandate. Today it has been adopted as the name of the political entity of Arab people living in this region.

The name Israel comes from Hebrew Bible usage, and refers both to geographical territory (erets yisrael, the land of Israel) and the nation state that dwelled there. Its biblical origin is the name God gave to Jacob after they wrestled; yisrael means "strives with God" or "God strives." This land is also termed "the Promised Land" in the belief that Israel's possession of the land was a divine gift. Pilgrims and the devout also refer to it as "the Holy Land," in recognition of its associations with biblical saints and religious leaders.

Israeli Publik Holiday

Holiday Month in the Year 2005 Dates
New Year (Rosh Hashana) Sep. Sept. 30 -Oct. 1
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Sep.-Oct. Oct. 9*
Tabernacles Sep.-Oct. Oct. 3-9*
Rejoicing of the Law Oct. Oct. 24
Lots (Purim) Mar. Mar. 21*
Passover Apr. Apr. 20*
Seventh Day of Passover Apr.-May Apr. 26*
Independence Day May May 8*
Pentecost (Shavuot)
Jun.-Jul. June 9*
* Moving daes on holidays

Click above - Dome of Rock Mosque

The modern state of Israel has its roots in the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), a concept central to Kudaism for over three thousand years. After WWI, the League of Nations approved the Brittish MAndate ofPalestine with the intent of creating a "national home for the Jewish people" In 1947, the Unatided Nations approved the partition of the Mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. The Arab League rejected the plan, but on May 14th 1948, the  Jewish provisional government declared Isrrel's Independence. The new country's victory in the subsequent Arab-Isaeli War expanded the borders of the Jewish state beyond those in the UN Partition Plan. Since then, Israel has been in conflict with many of the neighbouring Arab countries, resulting in several major wars and decades of violence that continue to this day. Since its foundation, Israel's boundaries and even the State's very right to exist have been subject to dispute, especially among its Arab neighbors. However, Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, and efforts are being made to reach a permanent accord with the Palestinians.


Most of us know Israeli History from school. I recommend you to read the articles of Wikipedia on History of Palestine, Jewish history, Brief History of Israel and Jewish People. After hand I will update parts in here.

Biblical times - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Jewish history began about 4,000 years ago (c. 17th century BCE) with the patriarchs - Abraham, his son Isaac, and grandson Jacob. Documents unearthed in Mesopotamia, dating back to 2000-1500 BCE, corroborate aspects of their nomadic way of life as described in the Bible. The Book of Genesis relates how Abraham was summoned from Ur of the Chaldeans to Canaan to bring about the formation of a people with belief in the One God. When a famine spread through Canaan, Jacob (Israel), his 12 sons, and their families settled in Egypt, where their descendants were reduced to slavery and pressed into forced labor.

Israeli Modern History

Click to enlarge (Clip from 1948. May 16th)

Israel is a representative democray with a parliamentary system and universal suffrage. The Prime Minister serves as head of government and the Knesset serves as Israel's legislative body. In terms of nominal gross domestic product, the nation's economy is estimated as being the 44th-largest in the world. Israel ranks high among Middle East countries on the bases of human development, freedomof the press, and economic competitiveness. Jerusalem is the country's capital, seat of government, and largest city, while Israel's main financial center is Tel Aviv.


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Song: Ofra Haza, global famous vocalist
Jerusalem - This area is also know as area G

Exodus and Settlement

After 400 years of bondage, the Israelites were led to freedom by Moses who, according to the biblical narrative, was chosen by God to take his people out of Egypt and back to the Land of Israel promised to their forefathers (c.13th-12th centuries BCE). They wandered for 40 years in the Sinai desert, where they were forged into a nation and received the Torah (Pentateuch), which included the Ten Commandments, and gave form and content to their monotheistic faith.

City of David

The city of Jerusalem was originally built around the Gihon Spring, on the southeastern hill to the left of the Temple Mount, which is today crowned with the gold-domed Dome of the Rock. Jerusalem has been continuously inhabited since at least 3000 B.C., but it was only in the time of Solomon that the city limits expanded beyond the southeastern spur, known today as the "City of David."

Jerusalem is the ceontre of the World. This City is holy to the 3 main faiths of the Abrahamic religion. It will be a place of war in future.


Judah conquered by Babylonia; Jerusalem and First Temple destroyed; most Jews exiled

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One God, one Origin  and Three Religions

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light;" and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ETC, ETC.

Jerusalem is the centre of the World. This City is holy to the 3 main faiths of the Abrahamic religion. It will be a place of war in future. As Christ returns Jerualem will be replaced with a New Jerusalem.

Jeruslaem has 4 Quaters.

- Armenian Quater (Christian)
- Christian Quater
- Jew Quater
- Muslim Quater
This thread will be updated with more information.
Every day till May 14th I will pu in more info part by part.
To give all info now will be to much.

Song version II - Pictures from Biblicl Prophecy

This is a prophecy version as man understands it.
God may have other plans unknown to man.

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Georgios Paraskevopoulos

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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #6: ISRAEL -The promised land
5/11/2008 5:19:24 PM
The Levellers - Liberty Song

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One Origin Three Religions

Sabbath (Shabbat)

The very first sabbath was the seventh day of creation. According to the Bible, the Sabbath basically is a weekly sacred day of relaxation as ordained by one of the Ten Commandments. The Hebrew term “Shabbat” means the day of rest, as it involves a ceasing or resting from labour.

TORAH  - The Holy Book

The Torah is the primary document of Judaism. Torah, which means "teaching", is God's revealed instructions to the Jewish People.

Jews learn from the Torah how to act, think and even feel about life and death. The stories in the Torah teach about God's relationship with the Jewish People. In addition, the Torah contains 613 commandments from God (mitzvot). The Ten Commandments are considered the most important commandments of the Torah.


One Origin - Three Religions

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God's grace and love shines upon and blesses all humankind with goodness. True, he has special blessings for those who own him as their Lord and Savior but the truth is he restrains the wrath and avarice of the wicked. The oppressor only oppresses so far and the debauchery of the profligate is limited. Just as the sea has a boundary, so it is with the wickedness of the wicked.

The Burning Bush

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Click above - Enjoy a song form the 70-ies
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5/11/2008 6:10:15 PM
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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #: ISRAEL -The promised land
5/11/2008 8:28:05 PM
Thank you Georgios, I will be back for more.

God Bless

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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #: ISRAEL -The promised land
5/11/2008 9:50:11 PM

Hello Georgios,

What a wonderful surprise and I thank you for it. We've spoken and chatted a few times about our respective countries and your wish to visit Israel in the near future. I welcome the chance to be your host when you arrive.

Thanks for featuring Ofra Haza's version of Jerusalem Of Gold - Yerushalayim Shel Zahav. Ofra was one of Israels most famous artists with world renown fame. She had a near perfect voice and was appreciated all over the world for her renditions of Yemenite folk songs and her regular repertoire. Unfortunately she died very young and we lost a great singer and person.

Thanks for featuring Israel in Kaleidoscope and I hope our friends will enjoy reading about my country.




Peter Fogel
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