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

Watch: Official Independence Day Celebrations

The tears of Memorial Day make way for the joy of freedom as Israel's 66th Independence Day kicks off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2014, 8:01 PM

'Dossim' Keep Nosy Media From Anti-Haredi Story

Activists with the “Dossim” group, which fights anti-hareidi incitement, managed to pull one over on a reporter seeking a 'scoop'Moshe Cohen, 5/5/2014, 7:13 PM

'Memorial Day About Coming Together as a Country, People'

Young Judaea participants explain to Arutz Sheva on Monday what Memorial Day means to them.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2014, 6:16 PM

Mesika: The Fallen Command Us to Continue to Build

"Our loved ones who lie here gave us an order – to continue to live, and not to give up," Gershon Mesika told mourners in Itamar Monday.Yosef Berger, 5/5/2014, 5:56 PM

'Settling the Land of Israel the Answer to Terrorism'

Housing Minister, Binyamin Regional Council head connect Memorial Day with right to settle the entire Land of Israel.Ornit Etzer, 5/5/2014, 5:36 PM

Shamir, Livni Speak at Bedouin, Druze Memorial Events

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir tells Bedouin families at Memorial Day service that the state appreciates their contributions.Yaakov Levi, 5/5/2014, 5:32 PM

PM Protester: We Have Had Enough of 'Gestures' to Terrorists

Rami Cohen had a 'heavy heart' when he protested when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at a memorial service for fallen soldiers.Moshe Cohen, 5/5/2014, 5:06 PM

'To Our Enemies, Fighting Against Israel, Jews the Same'

Twenty years since Argentina bombing; Sharansky: 'We will not settle for anything less than bringing the perpetrators to justice.'Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2014, 4:03 PM

'We Couldn't Just Sit Down and Do Nothing'

Bereaved son explains unprecedented protest of PM's Memorial Day speech; calls for repeat performances to put an end to terrorist releases.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 5/5/2014, 3:04 PM

Bereaved Families Interrupt Netanyahu at Memorial Event

At official Memorial Day ceremony on Har Herzl, Netanyahu defends his 'difficult decision' to free terrorists against protest of bereaved.Ari Yashar, 5/5/2014, 2:08 PM

Ya'alon Pains Bereaved Families by Comparing Price Tag to Terror

Some bereaved families were upset Sunday with the Defense Minister, for focusing in speech on 'price tag terrorism.'Hezki Baruch, 5/5/2014, 1:51 PM

Prime Minister Heckled by Bereaved Familes at Memorial Event

Bereaved father shouts down Prime Minister, after urging him not to speak at Memorial Day event.Ari Soffer, 5/5/2014, 1:23 PM

Official Ceremony Remembering 2,495 Victims of Terrorism

From Mount Herzl cemetery, Israelis remember the thousands of Israeli civilians murdered in cold blood by terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2014, 12:59 PM

Netanyahu: No Pain is Greater than Bereavment

'The pit of bereavement is a deep one and its walls are slippery,' says prime minister. 'It is hard to emerge from it.'Arutz Sheva, 5/5/2014, 12:03 PM

Watch: For Terror Victims, a Raw but United Memorial Day

OneFamily, which supports victims of terrorism and their loved ones, holds unique event in Jerusalem for families united by grief.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2014, 11:53 AM

Shouts of 'Allahu Akbar' Mar Memorial Event

Arab students at Tel Aviv U desecrate memorial event with shouts and raucous Arabic music; monuments in north and south destroyed.Ari Yashar, 5/5/2014, 11:15 AM

Celebrating the Lives of Israel’s Defenders

Remembering and celebrating the lives of Israel’s soldiers – those who are with us and those who have fallen.Dr. Zieva Dauber Konvisser, 5/5/2014, 11:07 AM

Watch: Israel's Official Memorial Day Service on Mount Herzl

Israelis nationwide commemorate Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2014, 11:04 AM

Hareidim Warned: 'Don't Ignore Siren, Media will Demonize Us'

Hareidim should stand silent during Memorial Day siren even though it is a 'non-Jewish' remembrance custom, argues hassidic paper.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 5/5/2014, 8:21 AM

Wounded Soldier Inspires at Jerusalem Memorial Day Ceremony

"Always move forward," says Ahiya Klein, who nearly lost his sight in a clash with terrorists in Gaza.Hezki Baruch, 5/5/2014, 3:15 AM

'If You Voted to Release Terrorists - We Don't Want to See You'

Bereaved daughter advises ministers who voted to release terrorists not to show up at memorial ceremonies.Shimon Cohen and Elad Benari, 5/5/2014, 12:16 AM

'Can We Comfort You? There is No Comfort.'

President Peres, Chief of Staff Gantz, eulogize 'Writers who will write no more, poets, scientists, soldiers, farmers, carpenters...'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/4/2014, 10:28 PM

Out of the Valley of the Dry Bones

The State of Israel was founded five years after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The following is a tribute to the Warsaw Ghetto martyrs who raised the blue and white flag so bravely and to the fallen IDF heroes who died defending it in Israel.Rabbi Dr. Israel Tabak, 5/4/2014, 8:07 PM

Israel Remembers the 23,169 Fallen Since 1860

Siren sounded at 8 p.m. Fifty-seven soldiers and terror victims joined the tragic list since last year, as did 50 deceased disabled vets.Gil Ronen, 5/4/2014, 7:44 PM

Legal Forum: 'Alternative' Memorial Service an Insult

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel demanded that Tel Aviv put a stop to an 'alternative' Memorial Day eventYosef Berger, 5/4/2014, 6:59 PM

Michael Levin - Fallen Soldier of Israel

As Israel's Memorial Day begins, Arutz Sheva shares the story of one American Jew who returned to the front to give his life for his people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2014, 6:30 PM

NYPD Russian-Speaking Delegation in Israel

18 Jewish Russian-speaking policemen will take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony in Latrun.Arutz Sheva, 5/4/2014, 6:17 PM

'If Not For These Soldiers We Could Not Live Our Lives'

In national address on the eve of Memorial Day, Economics Minister pays tribute to Israel's fallen.Hezki Baruch, 5/4/2014, 5:20 PM

Bereaved Families Call to Boycott Memorial Day Event

Letter accuses Prime Minister of excluding terror victims 'as a national ethos,' claims that speech will provoke loud protests.Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/4/2014, 1:28 PM

Nahal Brigade Greets its Newest 'Volunteer'

World Mizrahi President gets a firsthand look at some IDF kit, as volunteers help renovate a military baseAssaf Weis, 5/4/2014, 10:20 AM

Bereaved Parent: 'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved parent calls out PM, President, Supreme Court on allowing terrorist releases to go through, asks not to speak on Memorial Day.Benny Toker, 5/3/2014, 11:02 PM

IDF Tightens Security at Judea-Samaria Checkpoints for Holidays

IDF closing all PA traffic into and out of Judea-Samaria from Sunday evening to Tuesday night, citing security concerns.Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2014, 9:09 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau Supports Wounded IDF Veterans

Rabbi Lau, himself an IDF major in reserves, visits IDF rehab center ahead of Memorial Day, gives Torah class.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 5/2/2014, 12:46 PM

2,495 Israelis Killed in Terrorist Attacks Since 1948

The National Insurance Institute announces figures ahead of Memorial Day, which begins Sunday night.Yosef Berger, 5/1/2014, 1:41 PM

Families 'Ashamed of Hareidi War Dead'

Three Hesder yeshivas will honor the graves of hareidi soldiers whose families do not visit on Memorial Day.Gil Ronen, 4/29/2014, 11:42 AM

Nazareth Illit Mayor Asks Arab Villages to Turn Down the Volume

Calls to prayer interrupt Memorial Day ceremony every year, Nazareth Illit mayor says, and diminish the sanctity of the day.Benny Toker , 4/13/2014, 7:50 AM