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In the words of David Ben Gurion when he appeared before the British Peel Commission in Palestine in 1937:

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Aug 15, 2017 at 01:45

In the words of David Ben Gurion when he appeared before the British Peel Commission in Palestine in 1937:

"Three hundred years ago a ship called the Mayflower set sail for the New World. This was a great event in the history of England and America. But I would like to know if there is one Englishman, who knows the exact date and hour that this ship set forth; how many Americans know; do they know how many people were on that ship; and what kind of bread did they ate as they left the port?

More than three thousand and three hundred years ago, long before the Mayflower set sail, our people left Egypt, and every Jew in the world, whether in America or in Soviet Russia, knows the exact date that they left: on the fifteenth day of Nisan. And everyone knows what kind of bread they ate: matzos. And to this very day the Jews all over the world eat matzos on the fifteenth of Nisan in America, Russia and other countries and they tell the story of the exodus from Egypt and the troubles that befell them when they went into exile.

And they conclude with two sayings: This year we may be slaves but next year we will be free men; This year we are here, but next year we will be in Jerusalem."


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