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  5/5/2014, Iyar 5, 5774

True Independence


Once a year, when the re-birth of spring is at its peak (the 5th of Iyyar, according to Hebrew calendar), the State of Israel celebrates its Independence Day. The flags, picnics, clothes and parades are ways of expressing national pride in the fulfillment of the Zionist dream of a Jewish State in the Land of Israel after almost 2,000 years. On this day, we're proud to be Israelis, but the question remains, just how free are we?