zondag 27 mei 2012

Dagboek 1948: een staat wordt geboren 27 mei 1948

MAY 27th A shell exploded in the vicinity of Christ Church and pieces were picked up later in the Compound.

A very heavy explosion in the evening marked the end of the big Synagogue in the Old City, which completely disappeared. The sound of distant heavy artillery was heard for many hours during the night.

With the beginning of postal communications via Amman I sent off copies of the Diary, Part One, to C.M.J. Headquarters and elsewhere.

King Abdullah visited Jerusalem today;
entered the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, knelt inside and offered up the following prayer: “Lord Jesus, in the Name of all your prophets, Abraham, Isaac, . . . give us the victory over the Jews, who have forsaken their religion.”