Celebrating with flags
Celebrating with flagsIsrael news photo: Flash 90

The World Zionist Organization is staging in Jerusalem on Tuesday (today) a re-enactment of the November 29, 1947 recognition of Israel by the United Nations. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at 48 King George Street in the center of the capital.

The dramatic vote in the United Nations 64 years ago gave the British Empire one year to leave the country it had occupied since 1917, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. For video on the historic day, click here.

Besides live entertainment and street performers, Jewish Agency chairman and former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky will speak. Other speeches will be delivered by World Zionist Organization officials and Knesset Member Danny Danon, chairman of the Knesset Committee for Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.

The Palestinian Authority recently has added to November 29 to its list of "catastrophes" besides May 15, the day that Israel declared independence. MK Danon wants to counter the anti-Zionist incitement with a law that would proclaim it “National Zionism Day.”