20 years later: Remembering the friend I lost

20 years since David Boim's murder by terrorists, childhood friend Yoni Kempinski asks his mother how it's possible to move on.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 3:59 PM

'Hug Squad' consoles widows, orphans on Memorial Day

Unique IDFWO project providess much-needed support during visits to military cemeteries.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/11/2016, 3:39 PM

Palestinian 'bereavement' at prestigious Jerusalem high school

Hebrew University HS students boycott Memorial Day event over invitation of Arab family in shocking 'comparison of IDF to terror.'Benny Tocker, 5/11/2016, 2:59 PM

Watch: Victim's brother confronts Netanyahu

Brother of ax victim Tzvika Cohen who was himself brutally stabbed interrupts PM's speech for terror victims, before breaking down sobbing.Eliran Aharon, 5/11/2016, 2:38 PM

PM at terror victim event: 'Our enemies won't accept us'

Prime Minister interrupted by bereaved family member at Memorial Day ceremony; tells families: 'I salute your endurance.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 1:54 PM

Did Ya'alon take a pot shot at Elor Azariya on Memorial Day?

At official ceremony Ya'alon warns 'not to lose humanity' by overusing force, in seemingly subtle jab at Hevron soldier.Hezki Baruch, 5/11/2016, 1:28 PM

Watch: Thanks to heroic sacrifice, 'We Are Home'

Kippalive releases an uplifting song to a classic tune, celebrating the miraculous return of the Jewish nation to Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 11:43 AM

Memorial Day: PM vows to bring back missing soldiers' remains

Memorial Day continues with minute silence, moving ceremony at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl military cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 11:30 AM

'My son gave his soul for the eternal nation'

Father of Benaya Sarel who fell fighting in Gaza speaks of the great efforts required on Memorial Day, and his thanks in spite of the loss.Eliran Aharon, 5/11/2016, 10:51 AM

'Where sadness and glory live together'

US Ambassador reflects on the 'bitter and sweet' of Memorial Day-Independence Day, and honors Foreign Volunteers who helped found Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2016, 10:06 AM

'All of us are fragments which together create a whole'

Dafna Meir's daughter, Renana, gives a moving speech at Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem.Yoni Kempinski, 5/11/2016, 3:46 AM

Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within Israel

Ultimately, a peace deal with the PA should be only the business of the PA and Israel - but it won't happen soon, Ya'alon says.Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2016, 12:13 AM

Rivlin: I prayed this year would see no more bereaved families

Special ceremony in Jerusalem to tell terror victims' stories after year of attacks.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2016, 8:38 PM

Netanyahu: Before peace with enemies, make peace among ourselves

Memorial Day for Israel's fallen fighters and terror victims begins with Prime Minister's address at Jerusalem memorial.Ari Soffer, 5/10/2016, 7:15 PM

Hadar Goldin's father calls for unity on Memorial Day

'If on Memorial Day we remain divided, then we cannot move on to Independence Day," Prof. Simcha Goldin maintains.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2016, 5:45 PM

Nachshon Wachsman's mother: Israelis don't know what they have

The mother of kidnapped, murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman talks about sense of loss, disappointment.Benny Tocker, 5/10/2016, 2:53 PM

Former Def Min: We are right, but we are not pure

Shaul Mofaz gives Memorial Day speech, offering both confidence in Israel's actions, criticism of Palestinian 'subjugation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2016, 2:15 PM

Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron

The children we bear and raise exist in their merit; the settlements we establish flourish because of them; the Torah we learn is theirs; the ethical Jewish society we want to build here, as the prophets foretold, is theirs as well. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/10/2016, 12:20 PM

Bereaved parents welcome new baby shortly before Memorial Day

Fallen soldier's mother gives birth hours before start of Memorial Day. She describes the combination of joy and loss.Uzi Baruch, 5/10/2016, 12:11 PM

Reuven and Eli, friends who fell in the line of duty

The lives and untimely deaths of two of my comrades-in-arms in the Shaked Commando Unit, two brave soldiers who blazed the trail for knitted kippa-wearers in elite IDF forces.Former MK Yaakov Katz, 5/10/2016, 11:14 AM

Ceremony to memorialize Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacks

Yom Hazikaron ceremony remembering victims of global anti-Semitism to be lead by family of Jewish teacher murdered in Yemen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 2:42 PM

31 killed in terror attacks this year - 29 since September

Statistics released ahead of Memorial Day; 2,576 total killed in terror since 1948.Uzi Baruch, 5/9/2016, 10:50 AM

A day to join Israelis in a sad circle of grief

Op-ed: Israeli Ambassador to the UN describes his task to convey the unique spirit of Israeli Memorial Day to the world.Danny Danon, 5/8/2016, 10:55 PM

When the 'Melody of the Souls' came down from Heaven

Religious superstar Hanan Ben-Ari reveals the moving story behind his stirring song, and its connection to Memorial Day.Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2016, 9:17 PM

For the fallen: Flag-laying ceremony held ahead of Memorial Day

Major military officials head traditional ceremony to honor the IDF's fallen heroes.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/8/2016, 6:55 PM

Memorial Day: 23,447 fallen soldiers since 1948

68 soldiers added to the list of the fallen in 2015/6; nation to hold ceremonies at military cemeteries nationwide.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 8:30 AM

The Koren Yizkor: Memory and meaning, remembrance and hope

A review of the recently published collection of essays on Hazkarat Neshamot (yizkor) by former Yeshiva University Chancellor, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm. Rochel Sylvetsky, 5/4/2016, 4:16 PM

Who Can Count the Dust of Jacob?

What is a memorial day in a country that has always known war and where remembrance means adding the toll of one year's dead and wounded to the scales of history. Daniel Greenfield, 4/23/2015, 11:09 PM

Viral Photo: On Flight to Madrid, Israelis Stood in Silence

Passenger captured a proud moment on an El Al flight. Meanwhile, Muslims in Eilat and Jerusalem disrespected the siren.Gil Ronen, 4/23/2015, 4:12 PM

Watch: What is Memorial Day Like for Bereaved Parents?

Parents of fallen soldiers speak on the nuances of a national Memorial Day - and how it brings the nation together.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 4/22/2015, 6:49 PM

Levinsky Park Denizens Fail to Stand for Memorial Day Sirens

Photographer Shaul Golan decided to spend Memorial Day in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, far from his usual “beat” in Bnei Brak.Yaakov Levi, 4/22/2015, 6:34 PM

Watch: Police Flout Court Ruling on Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

'The court can say whatever it wants - the police have a policy here,' officer tells group who tried to say prayer for fallen soldiers.Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 5:51 PM

Rabbi Uri Sherki: Despite Tragedy, We Must Embrace Life

Rabbi Uri Sherki said that while the death of his son Shalom was an unimaginable tragedy, it brought together Israelis of all backgrounds.Moshe Cohen, 4/22/2015, 5:49 PM

Watch: Moving Tribute to Terror Victim Shalom Yohai Sherki

'I wanted so much for us to sing together at your wedding!' Tearful eulogies for Israel's most recent victim of terror.Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 4:37 PM

Tough Memorial Day for Mother of Baby Terror Victim Adelle Biton

Mother of 4 year-old who died in Feb. after March 2013 car attack left her critically injured says she tries to keep Adelle's memory alive.Benny Toker, 4/22/2015, 4:27 PM

They Fought, They Sacrificed - and They Brought Us Back to Life

Memorial Day precedes Independence Day for an obvious reason; without the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes the State of Israel would never have come into existence. But in fact we owe them so much more: they brought us back to life. Ari Soffer, 4/22/2015, 2:10 PM

Israel Remembers 23,320 Fallen Soldiers Since 1860

Defense Ministry figures reveal 116 security force personnel killed in last year alone, with 2,538 civilians murdered by terror since 1950.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2015, 1:47 PM

Letter from the Chairwoman of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization

Bereaved families swing back and forth between the desire to continue living in memory of fallen loved ones, and the rest of the pain we experience. Nava Shoham Solan, 4/22/2015, 12:12 PM

Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) for the Fallen Soldiers of the IDF

Everything we have today is due to their sacrifice for the Jewish people.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 4/22/2015, 11:38 AM

Aharon Hershler: First Victim of Arab Terror, Murdered in 1873

Aharon Hershler, son of prominent Hungarian rabbi, was shot by Arabs 12 times in Jerusalem, becoming Israel's first terror victim.Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 11:19 AM

'From the IDF, You've Joined the Army of God in Heaven'

Esther Maleko wrote a heartrending letter to her brother, 1st Sgt. Moshe Maleko, who was killed in Gaza.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 11:17 AM

'Only Readiness to Fight Can Deter and Decide War'

Netanyahu addresses central Memorial Day ceremony after sirens sound for nationwide two minutes of silence.Ari Yashar, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 10:59 AM

Haredi Campaign Encourages Memorial Day Minute of Silence

New campaign seeks to fight negative media portrayal of haredim ignoring sirens by instituting quiet prayers that everyone can say.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2015, 10:11 AM

'Facebook Generation? This is a Generation of Lions!'

Givati Brigade Commander says Gaza war proved 'Facebook and Youtube generation' is up to the job of defending Israel.Yoni Kempinksi, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 9:40 AM

Bennett: We Won't Forgive Nations that Sanctify Terrorists

Jewish Home chairman participates in ceremony in Jerusalem honoring Memorial Day.Netanel Katz and Elad Benari, 4/22/2015, 5:15 AM

Bereaved Father: Abu Khder Killed by Criminals, Not Terrorists

Ron Kehrmann, whose daughter was murdered in a suicide terror attack, dismayed over the adding of murdered Arab to list of terror victims.Benny Toker, 4/22/2015, 4:12 AM

Knesset Speaker Hosts Parents of Fallen Lone Soldier

MK Yuli Edelstein hosts the parents of lone soldier Max Steinberg at the annual Knesset event in honor of Memorial Day.Ben Ariel, 4/22/2015, 12:44 AM

Netanyahu: In the Middle East, We Must Fight for Our Survival

In official address, PM Binyamin Netanyahu emphasizes the value of the sacrifice made by Israel's fallen soldiers, its 'iron wall.'Ari Soffer, 4/21/2015, 10:36 PM

President Rivlin: Israelis Bound By Grief - and a Shared Destiny

Riviln and Chief of Staff speak at Kotel, as Israel stands silent for sirens nationwide to remember fallen warriors, victims of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2015, 9:25 PM

Bringing the Fallen to Life on Memorial Day

One of the leaders of a new initiative tells Arutz Sheva about the films and tours that are giving Memorial Day a message of faith.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 4/21/2015, 8:12 PM

Abu Khder Added to Har Herzl Terror Victims List

Family of Arab youth who was murdered by Jews reportedly does not want him honored alongside Jewish terror victims.Gil Ronen, 4/21/2015, 2:38 PM

23,320: The Number that Should Change Your LIfe

Numbers that ring a bell, a bell that tolls. For Tzaddikim. Shmuel Sackett, 4/21/2015, 10:11 AM

'We Return Here to Remember the Fallen'

IDF Chief of Staff conducts flag-laying ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. Eizenkot: we offer our support to bereaved families.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 4/19/2015, 7:39 PM

Netanyahu Visits the Grave of His Late Brother Yoni

Ahead of Memorial Day, Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the grave of his brother who fell during the Entebbe operation in 1976.Uzi Baruch, 4/19/2015, 5:30 AM

Memorial Day: Israel to Mourn 23,320 Fallen

116 people were killed at war or in terror attacks since April 2014, the Defense Ministry announces.Uzi Baruch, 4/17/2015, 8:46 AM

CAIR's Anti-Memorial Day Tweets Anger American Muslims

Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations question whether to honor U.S. troops, angering American Muslims.Elad Benari, 5/30/2014, 4:43 AM

Tel Aviv U. Students Call to Expel Memorial Day Desecrators

Student group demands Arab students who desecrated the sounding of the siren on Memorial Day be punished.Moshe Cohen, 5/18/2014, 3:29 PM