Israel Independence Day, established on May 14, 1948, the 5th day of the Hebrew month of Iyyar, fell out this year on April 19, 2010. (The Jewish calendar follows the Lunar cycle calendar.)
On the evening of April 19, 2010, (the 6th of Iyyar; the Jewish day starts the night before), Fox News reports President Obama's decision that the U.S. will no longer automatically support Israel in the United Nations. Never before in U.S. history has a Presidential administration made such a declaration.
The next day, on April 20, 2010, the 6th of Iyyar, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes, creating the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, one of the largest in world history with no end in sight.
Besides the enormous environmental effect, the economic effect could reach $100 billion.
The long term health consequences of the spill & cleanup on the U.S. & global population remain unknown.
In the Book of Genesis (chapter 12, verse 2-3), G-d tells Abraham, "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse ... ."