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      Midnight Fireworks in Jerusalem for Yom HaAtzmaut

      A large fireworks display beginning at 11:30 p.m. will end Wednesday evening’s Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities in Jerusalem.
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 4/25/2012, 8:42 AM

      Fireworks in Jerusalem
      Fireworks in Jerusalem
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      A large fireworks display beginning at 11:30 p.m. will end Wednesday evening’s Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities in Jerusalem’s Independence Park.

      Music, singing and dancing will be the main activities in the capital after Israel marks the end of memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Terror victims at 7:45 p.m.and begins to celebrate 64 years of an independent State of Israel for the first time in almost 2,000 years.

      Music popular in the religious-Zionist community will be featured at the HaMashbir stage, at King George Street in downtown Jerusalem. Bnei Akiva and the Ezra movement will dance, and the Pirchei Yerushalayim Band will appear.

      Bands will perform at Kikar HaHatulot, and music oriented for the younger generation will take place at the pedestrian mall at Hillel Street, next to Ben Yehuda Street. Student associations helped program the activities.

      Opposite the Old City Walls at Mamilla, students have organized DJ entertainment, with entrance by paid tickets.

      Israeli folk dancing and a songfest will be featured at the stage at Safra Square-City Hall from 10:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.