O JERUSALEM! PART THREE

 

An old-fashioned LSKidStuff book report.

 

O Jerusalem!

by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

 

 

 

O JERUSALEM!  PART THREE.

 Words for the blanks below are at the end….in the correct order.

 

 

 

In closing are two fitting _________ to show the depth of

feeling on both sides of the conflict.  

 

 

 

ABDUL  HUSSEINI

 

A  ________  OF  HAJ  AMIN….AND  A  VERY 

LIKEABLE  FELLOW!

 

 

 

Abdul Husseini was an ________.  Perhaps because of his

relationship to Haj Amin…or perhaps for other reasons…..Abdul’s

superiors refused to properly supply him with ________

needed for his onslaughts and battles against the ________ 

inhabitants.

 

 

An exceptionally _______ young man, Abdul wrote his

young son a _________ shortly before he died.  

 

It read:

This land of brave men is our ancestor’s land.

On this land the Jews have no claim.

How can I sleep when the enemy is upon it?

Something burns in my heart.

My country is calling.

 

 

Jerusalem in March and April of ________ was under siege.

Because convoys must travel through ________ villages to

get to Jerusalem…the convoys rarely made it.

 

 

With 100,000 residents in the city of Jerusalem, a meticulous

Jewish _______   _______ recorded on _________,

March 29, 1948 that warehouses in Jerusalem contained enough

flour to provide each Jewish resident with just six 

_______   ____   ________.

 

 

On one especially _________ run through the Arab villages

on the road from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, the __________ 

lost most of their __________ and many weapons.  

The Arab villagers enjoyed a _________ for a number of days,

as the food destined (meant) to feed the city of Jerusalem

fell into their hands.

 

 

“GET  MORE  TRUCKS!”

 

 

 

Israel’s Grand Old Bull Ben Gurion gave the __________.  

“Get more trucks!”

 

 

After two days of scouring (searching) Tel-Aviv’s trucking companies,

Ben Gurion’s men had managed to assemble ________   ________ vehicles.

To get what was needed, the Haganah simply __________ them.

 

 

Young men and __________ from the Jewish army training camps

were sent to busy ____________.  They were to stop every

truck they saw.  With their ________   ________ they

directed the drivers to a field.

 

 

Protesting _________, the drivers were formed into a convoy

and under the command of __________ soldiers and their

Sten guns, the drivers were packed off to pick up _________.

 

 

Because most of the hijacked trucks were _________ personally

by the drivers and represented their livelihood, they were not

inclined to abandon them…so they did what they were told.

 

 

Passing on the road to Jerusalem laden (full of) food, the Arabs

saw a __________ sight…..Fords, hay wagons, delivery vans,

________   ________, heavy Mach dump trucks, and

farm equipment vehicles,

many of them __________ with posters advertising soap, baby food,

a kosher butcher store and a shoe factory in Tel Aviv.

 

 

They made it through to ___________ that ________.

Those living in Jerusalem were just as ___________ at the

sight of the convoy as the _____________ driver’s were pulling

through the ________   ________!

 

 

“IF  I  FORGET  THEE,  O  JERUSALEM…..”

 

 

 

There was a _______   ________ driven by one of their leaders,

a leader who had himself driven the _____________ road to Jerusalem.

On the _________   _________ he had painted six words….

“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem…”

 

 

 

In  closing…..

 

 

 

Nine out of the thirteen members needed to form statehood in the early morning hours of May 14, 1948 were present.  The vote was five to four in favor.  

 

 

On one vote hung the rebirth of the Jewish state.

 

 

 

It was suggested the ISRAELI DECLARATION FOR STATEHOOD stipulate the borders given to the Jews when the United Nations partitioned the holy land between the two factions….Jews and Muslims.

 

 

Ben  Gurion  rejected  the  idea  with  these  words:

 

“The  Americans  did  not  announce  the  frontiers  of 

their  state  in  the  Declaration  of  Independence.”

 

 

 

He reminded the group that the Jews had accepted the UN partitioning of Jerusalem. The Arabs had not; therefore by their action Ben Gurion felt they had forfeited their right to the partition plan.

 

 

“No!” he said.  

“The borders will be those that will come out of the war we have before us.”  

 (Note:  The next day the new state of Israel was attacked.)

 

 

The group then chose a name for themselves.  Two names were mentioned….Zion and Israel…..with the name of Israel chosen.

 

 

Miracles  from  the  strong  arm  of  a  great  God.

 

 

God  bless  A  Miracle…AMERICA

and

God  bless  JERUSALEM!

 

 

 

 

THESE WORDS ARE NEEDED FOR ALL THE BLANKS ABOVE.  

 

EPITAPHS (CONCLUSIONS)        COUSIN           ARAB    

WEAPONS        JEWISH         BRAVE       POEM      1948    

BEDOUIN (ARAB VILLAGERS)

 

RECORD KEEPER         MONDAY        SLICES OF BREAD         DISASTROUS

ZIONIST (JEWISH PEOPLE)             TRUCKS          

FEAST            ORDER

 

VERY FEW            HIJACKED          GIRLS

INTERSECTIONS            MACHINE GUNS

LOUDLY          TEENAGE          FOOD

 

OWNED           STRANGE          FACTORY TRUCKS

SPLASHED

JERUSALEM               NIGHT             STARTLED (SURPRISED)

 

KIDNAPPED                CITY GATES

BLUE FORD                TREACHEROUS

FRONT BUMPER