Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) commemorates May 8, 1945 (in Commonwealth countries; May 7,1945), the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. The formal surrender of the occupying German forces in the Channel Islands was not until May 9, 1945. On 30 April Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France, and ratified on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.This was a very happy day for those that fought Nazi Germany:
However, Germany's unconditional surrender, along with the death of the Fuhrer, was a Nakba, a tragedy for the Nazis.
In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up The Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the Palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander anonymously among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.
In the United States, President Harry Truman, who turned 61 that day, dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on 12 April. Flags remained at half-mast for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. Truman said of dedicating the victory to Roosevelt's memory and keeping the flags at half-staff that his only wish was "that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day." Massive celebrations also took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and especially in New York City's Times Square.
Similarly, the founding of the State of Israel was a Nakba for the local Arab population along with the neighboring Arab countries. They started a war with the newborn Jewish state and lost. As former Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy remarked, the Arabs are like a child that murdered his parents. Afterwards at his trial, he pleads to the judge for mercy since he is an orphan! The Nazis started a war in 1939, and the Arabs in 1948. Both the Nazis and Arabs lost, but not before causing misery everywhere they had trodden. The barbarity of the Arabs and the Nazis brought tragedy upon themselves and others.
The so called "Palestinian narrative", their ridiculous claim to victim-hood, is a bizarre combination of lies, fantasies, and half-truths. The ability to put forth such a narrative and keep a straight face is a sign of evil. Lies are evil and those that spread them are evil. This includes Mr. Barak Hussein Obama, the president of the United States of America. He officially adopted the "narrative" at his infamous speech in Cairo and made it the cornerstone of American policy in the Middle East. In doing so he put himself in the same league as the "truthers" and the "birthers" . He is smart enough to know better (or is he?).
The vast majority of Germans have given up Nazism. The dream of the Third Reich has vanished, except in the minds of a few skinheads. In contrast, the vast majority of Arabs are entirely unrepentant. The opposite is true: they have become bolder in words and in actions. The violence associated with this year's Nakba day is evidence that the dream to destroy Israel still ferments in the depraved Arab psyche.
Perhaps "...the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full" (Genesis 15:16), but it must be getting there. My guess is that the Arabs' perpetuation of lies, acts of theft, murder and sexual assault, here in the land of Israel and abroad are setting the stage for Divine retribution. The "Arab Spring" will heat up and become the Arab Hell. Get ready for the Super Nakba.
Update!: What an appropriate clip![Hat tip]