PostHeaderIcon The Role of the Philippines in Israel’s Declaration of Independence



Before 1948, the Jews have no country of their own. The Romans invaded the Holy Land in 70AD so the Jews were expelled in their own land and were disperse and took refuge in various countries across the globe. Philippine was among the chosen few countries to accept Jewish refugee and provided area to continue with their lives. With their unique bond and religious ties, the Jews continue with their communication with the remains of their race no matter where they are.

The Jewish people had struggled to return to the Land of Israel and re-establish their home… thus the start of the war of independence . In 1946 Israel fought along the entire, long border of the country: against Lebanon and Syria in the north; Iraq and Jordan – in the east; Egypt and Sudan – in the south; and Palestinians and volunteers from Arab countries in the interior of the country. Because Israel is favored by God, they were able to defeat these countries in a miraculous way ( I will post a video and article on this subject later) .

The victory started the world’s recognition to Israel’s existence. In 1948 the U.N. General assembly gathered to vote to declare Israel as in Indepedence Nation. The Arab Countries lobbied with their allies to oppose the declaration resulting to a tie of votes. To break the tie, the President of the United Nations must vote. Philippine President Manuel Roxas played a crucial role by instructing Carlos P. Romulo who was the President of the U.N. that time to vote in favor of the independence of Israel inspite of pressures from many nations as many were against it during that time.

The role of the Philippines on Israel’s Independence has been written in their historical books. This is one event we all can be proud of. We have a soft spot in the hearts of the Jews. While all other countries need a VISA to get inside Israel, the Filipinos does not need one. The friendship between Manila and Jerusalem was cemented further with the unveiling of a marker that honored the part the Philippines played in saving many Jews from persecution and for being the first Asian country to recognize Israel as a state.

9 Responses to “The Role of the Philippines in Israel’s Declaration of Independence”

  • Ronald Gabatan says:

    The lordis really good… May the Lord bless Israel and The Philippines…

  • admin says:

    Thanks Ronald..

  • romhood says:

    God is great! support our brethren Jews the descendants of Abraham Isaac and jacob.we Love You Israel We will stand for you.. to fufill God’s will.

  • Andy says:

    God bless Israel! The Lord God of Host, the Sovereign Lord of History will not allow his Children to perish.

  • Andy says:

    God bless Israel! The Lord God of Host, the Sovereign Lord of History, will not allow his Children to perish.

  • Wee says:

    Before WWII, Pres Quezon did the heroic act of granting entry visas to Jews fleeing Europe and saving them from sure death. The Open Doors monument that now stands in central Israel attests to this act.

  • Tess says:

    I am grateful to God that Manuel Roxas and Carlos Romulo heeded the voice of God & voted for the independence of Israel! Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” I believe that God will continue to bless the Philippines no matter what challenges the country faces, God will never forget how the Philippines stood for Israel’s independence. God bless Israel! God bless the Philippines!

  • S Ibarra says:

    Let our goverment leaders understand the spiritual implication of this verse and whats happening to our nation now since they voted , yes twice for Palestine .

  • Joseph Labang says:

    Glory be to GOD. God bless Israel and the Philippines!

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