May 16: Jerusalem Day (2007)

“Our starting point is not the individual: We do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, or clothe the naked… Our objectives are different: We must have a healthy people in order to prevail in the world” […]

MAY 16th, 2007 is JERUSALEM DAY (“Yom Yerushalayim”)! Jerusalem Day? I love Jerusalem. I think this is a GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM. But I am still at LOST FOR WORDS… for according to Wikipedia, on this day, May 16th, the World has also seen the following five (or ~6?) events:

  • 1204 – Fourth Crusade: Count Baldwin IX of Flanders was crowned the first Latin Emperor in Constantinople.
  • 1866 – Root beer was first prepared commercially.
  • 1877 – President Patrice de Mac-Mahon dismissed Jules Simon and installed Albert, Duc de Broglie as Prime Minister, triggering a political crisis in the French Third Republic.
  • 1929 – The first Academy Awards were handed out at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
  • 1943 – World War II: SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Stroop (pictured) put an end to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the first mass uprising in Poland against the Nazi occupation during the Holocaust.

  • (1967) – In my opinion, the reason why the world looks as it does, and I’m just not thinking of the conflicts of the Holy Land []

“(They) came, the police, and they started banging houses… one baby started to cry … the other baby started crying. So the mother urinated in her hand and gave the baby a drink to keep quiet … (When the police had gone), I told the mothers to come out. And one baby was dead … from fear, the mother (had) choked her own baby [] “

  • (2007) (May 17th) “Two men on the wrong mission(?) – Their tough talk suggests Bush and Blair may be preparing to attack Iran”, says Robert Fox []

“We heard a loud voice repeating the same words in English and in German: “Hello, hello. You are free. We are British soldiers and have come to liberate you.” These words still resound in my ears.”
—Hadassah Rosensaft, inmate of Bergen-Belsen.[128]


1 Comment»

  Maria A-Z wrote @

Walls of Incompetence. Written by Hansevert Karssenberg, Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Maria: I wasn’t happy with my previous slide-show, all stolen from Diakonia’s 1-2007 issue Dela Med, “Var Går Gränsen” or Wikipedia or Save the Children.

Feel free to email ( or write a comment if you are (un)happy with anything, for YOUR point of view matters to me.

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