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Israel´s Independence Day

Israel celebrates its 55th Independence Day (Yom Ha'Atzma'ut) today, joined by many communities around the world.
First Publish: 5/6/2003, 6:41 PM

Israel celebrates its 55th Independence Day (Yom Ha'Atzma'ut) today, joined by many communities around the world. A partial list of Yom Ha'Atzma'ut celebrations in Israel and worldwide, as well as articles on the significance of the day, can be seen here.

The Israeli Air Force has opened certain facilities to the general public today, including Ramat-David, Tel Nof, the Haifa Technical College, and the Israel Air Force Museum in Hatzerim near Be'er Sheva. Planes from the past and present will be displayed, as will weaponry and search-and-rescue Air Force equipment. The IAF will also conduct a symbolic aerial flight by the IAF's aerobatics team. The planes will fly over a number of sites, among them Jerusalem and Sderot.