Bereaved Family and Officer Share Special Connection

Shalom and Esther Hazan lost four of their family members. Arutz Sheva met them, as well as the IDF officer who 'adopted' them.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2012, 5:45 AM

Arab Worker Sues over Firing for Memorial Day Disrespect

An Arab worker has sued over her firing for disrespecting the Memorial Day siren. Siren "hurtful to Arabs," her lawyer says.Maayana Miskin, 5/6/2012, 12:06 AM

Bereaved Father Serves Instead of His Daughter

Maayan Naim was killed in a terror attack while serving in the IDF. Her father, Chaim, chose to work in the same base in which she served.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/4/2012, 5:00 PM

Nationalists: Singer Noa 'Sang for Terrorists'

Noa (Achinoam Nini) took part in an "alternative" Remembrance Day ceremony that honored Arab dead.Gil Ronen, 4/29/2012, 8:52 PM

Youth Movement Listens to Bereaved Families

Girls from the Ariel youth movement marked Memorial Day by going out to military cemeteries to strengthen bereaved families.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/26/2012, 5:07 PM

Festive Prayers - The Most Meaningful Part of Independence Day

A7 visits a synagogue where the uplifting Yom Haatzmaut service eases the transition from Memorial Day to Independence Day.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/26/2012, 9:43 AM

Remembering, Singing and Telling of Israel's Fallen

Thousands attend the “Remembering, Singing and Telling” event, which was held at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem in honor of Memorial Day.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 9:33 PM

Video Honors the IDF 'Our Brothers, Our Home'

A tribute to the brave heroes of the IDF who have protected our freedom and land for 64 years.Gabe Kahn, 4/25/2012, 8:09 PM

Video: Min. Edelstein Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

Minister Yuli Edelstein wished Israel a happy '64,' saying the sudden transition from tragedy to triumph is the story of the Jewish people Gabe Kahn, 4/25/2012, 8:07 PM

Combat Fighter Sings About Battle Trauma

Former combat soldier, Israeli singer, Idan Amedi preformed at the Zochrim memorial ceremony with his song about soldiers' pain and trauma.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 6:31 PM

Netanyahu on Mt. Herzl: Terrorists Kill, We Build

Terrorists kill, and we build,” Prime Minister Netanyahu told relatives of terror victims at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery Wednesday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/25/2012, 3:53 PM

Arabs Accused of Desecrating Memorial Day Commemoration

Two Arabs were accused of setting off fireworks during the sounding of sirens on Memorial DayDavid Lev, 4/25/2012, 1:26 PM

Rabbi Yosef: IDF Crucial for Torah Study

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said on Wednesday that without the IDF, the notion of a yeshiva as it is understood in Israel today could not exist.David Lev, 4/25/2012, 12:24 PM

Video in Memory of Victim of Terror at Yeshiva

A video recalls the life and heroic death of one of four yeshiva students murdered by terrorists in the southern Hevron Hills in 2002.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/25/2012, 11:51 AM

Video: Young Bereaved Israelis Talk of Their Loved Ones

Bereaved young Israelis shared their memories in an unusual memorial Day event hosted by the OneFamily organization.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/25/2012, 11:39 AM

Egyptian Group Plans to Deface IDF Sinai Memorial

A radical Egyptian group on Wednesday plans to deface an IDF memorial in Sinai, painting it the colors of the Egyptian flag.David Lev, 4/25/2012, 11:31 AM

Chief Rabbi: Torah Study a Better Way to Celebrate National Days

Torah study sessions are a growing trend among religious Israelis to mark Memorial and Independence DaysDavid Lev, 4/25/2012, 10:56 AM

Netanyahu: When Sirens Sound, We are One Family

When Memorial Day sirens sound, “We will all become one family,” Binyamin Netanyahu said as Israel remembers fallen soldiers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/25/2012, 8:03 AM

Ofra Students Prepare for Memorial Day by Visiting Murder Sites

Ulpana for girls in Ofra prepares its students for Memorial Day by taking them on a tour of "terror points" along Highway 60.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/25/2012, 6:42 AM

Israeli Artists Unite for Memorial Day Event

State-sponsored Memorial Day event brings together Israeli singers, IDF musicians, and bereaved families.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/25/2012, 4:44 AM

Gantz: IDF 'Ready for Any Battle'

IDF Chief of Staff at Memorial Day ceremony: the IDF stands firmly against threats; We are ready for any battle and every task.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 3:14 AM

Itamar's Bnei Akiva Youth Strengthen Toulouse Children

Students from Bnei Akiva’s branch in Itamar have written support letters to the students of the Otzar Hatorah school in Toulouse.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 2:14 AM

Photos: Protest Against Leftist Alternative Ceremony

Dozens protest against Combatants for Peace's alternative Memorial Day ceremony, which includes terrorists' parents.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 1:16 AM

Peres: Israel Still Under Threat, We'll Continue to Seek Peace

President Shimon Peres at Memorial Day ceremony: "We will continue to look for a way to bring peace to Israel."Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 12:13 AM

Yom Hazikaron Tribute for American IDF Soldier Michael Levin

Michael Levin decided to return to his unit even though the IDF told him he was not required to return to Israel for reserve duty. Ben Bresky, 4/24/2012, 7:56 PM

Rivlin: Even Today They Seek Our Destruction

Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin opened Memorial Day saying Israel must summon the 'courage of faith' of its fallen soldiers to surviveGabe Kahn, 4/24/2012, 7:30 PM

Memorial Day: Israel's Flag at Half Staff

PM Binyamin Netanyahu attended a flag-lowering ceremony in Jerusalem, saying 'it cuts your life in two' when a family member dies in warGabe Kahn, 4/24/2012, 7:13 PM

Memorial Day: Israel Prepares to Remember

Natalie Leiba, sister of late Lt. Col. Yehuda Ben Shabbat, told Arutz Sheva that Memorial Day is when memories well up, and loss pervadesGabe Kahn, 4/24/2012, 6:05 PM

Obama Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

President Barack Obama extended the well-wishes of the American people to President Shimon Peres on the eve of Memorial & Independence Day.Gabe Kahn, 4/24/2012, 4:10 PM

Netanyahu: Our Comfort – the Building of Zion

Prime Minister quotes Isaiah in message for Remembrance Day for the IDF's Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror.Gil Ronen, 4/24/2012, 2:25 PM

Arabs in Hebrew U in Pro-Terror Event on Memorial Day

Arab students on Mount Scopus campus gathering to support terror as nation prepares to honor war dead. Gil Ronen, 4/24/2012, 1:51 PM

To Cry, To Mourn, To Remember

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Leftist Organization: No One Has a Monopoly on Grief

Combatants for Peace explains why it chooses to invite parents of terrorists who died fighting IDF soldiers to its Memorial Day ceremony.Elad Benari, 4/24/2012, 6:47 AM

Nearly 1,000 Israelis Killed in 'Oslo War'

Since January 1, 1950, a total of 2,357 Israelis and 120 foreign residents have been killed in terrorist attacks.David Lev, 4/23/2012, 8:30 PM

Anti-Zionists Deface Ammunition Hill

Anti-Zionists sprayed hate slogans on Ammunition Hill and tried to burn an Israeli flag two days before Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/23/2012, 10:38 AM

Leftist Group Includes Terrorists' Parents on Memorial Day

Leftist group to hold an alternative Memorial Day ceremony, including 'bereaved parents' of Arab terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2012, 4:12 AM

One Million Expected to Visit Fallen Soldiers’ Graves

One million people are expected to visit 44 military cemeteries after the 8 p.m. siren Tuesday, Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/22/2012, 7:38 AM

Memorial Day: Eva Sandler Coming to Israel

The widow and mother of three of the Otzar HaTorah massacre victims will be the Jewish Agency's guest of honor on Memorial Day.Gabe Kahn, 4/17/2012, 7:57 PM

Bill to Forbid Fees at Memorial Day Services

A cabinet committee is set to debate on Sunday a bill that would criminalize charging fees for Memorial Day services.Gabe Kahn., 12/24/2011, 7:13 PM

Letter From a Friend to a Fallen Hero

Noam Apter was murdered by Palestinian terrorists after he heroically locked a door and saved dozens of his friends. His friend wrote him a letter.Hillel Fendel, 5/9/2011, 2:53 PM

Israel Remembers Its Heroes

Main Memorial Day ceremony begins with the first siren Sunday evening, second siren to sound Monday at 11:00 A.M.Gil Ronen, 5/9/2011, 9:44 AM

The Hareidi Soldier Jumped on the Grenade and Saved His Friends

The story of Moshe Yitzhak Toval, who died in the Yom Kippur War while saving his friends, was presented at the Knesset's main Memorial Day event.Elad Benari, 5/9/2011, 5:43 AM

Honoring the 'Final Remnant' Fallen

My Israel movement honors those who died to protect Israel and left no family behind. Maayana Miskin, 5/8/2011, 9:09 PM

Memorial Road Project Remembers Yesha Terror Victims

A project at Ofra Girls’ School in Samaria marks out seven points on the north-south Highway 60 that has claimed dozens of terror victims.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 5/8/2011, 2:47 PM

Songs in Memory of Israel’s 22,867 Fallen Soldiers

Jerusalem is staging a Sunday night Remembrance Day event of songs in memory of Israel’s 22,867 soldiers and 2,443 civilian terror victims. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/8/2011, 2:06 PM

Memorial Day: Israel's 22,867 Fallen

A total of 22,867 soldiers have fallen in battle or died during service over the course of Israel's history; 18,361 currently bereaved.Maayana Miskin, 5/6/2011, 12:30 PM

IDF Chief Lays First "Flag for the Fallen"

IDF Chief Ganz placed a flag at the grave of Israel's most recently deceased soldier in the first of many such ceremonies preceding Memorial DayGabe Kahn., 5/4/2011, 7:37 PM

Storm of Opposition to J-Street-PA Meetings on Memorial Days

IDF officers ask Peres to cancel meeting with extremist anti-Yesha org planning to “delegitimize IDF soldiers” on Holocaust Day & IDF Memorial Day.Hillel Fendel, 4/29/2011, 10:37 AM

Learning the Lessons Behind the Military Graves

In addition to paying respects to fallen soldiers, many come to military cemeteries Monday to hear the stories of the heroes and be inspired.Yoni Kempinski, 4/19/2010, 7:08 PM

Netanyahu Speaks at Jerusalem Site of 1967 War, Quotes Bible

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Remembrance Day and quoted the Biblical prophet Isaiah.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/19/2010, 6:24 PM

Netanyahu on Remembrance Day: Peace Requires Strong Defense

PM Netanyahu honors fallen soldiers, says peace will come “only if we are prepared to defend our country.” Maayana Miskin, 4/18/2010, 9:00 PM

Today is Remembrance Day

Israel and Jews world over memorialize the immeasurable loss of 22,682 fallen soldiers and over 2000 terror victims.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/18/2010, 4:09 PM

Netanyahu Visits Grave of Brother Who Fell in Entebbe Rescue

Prime Minister Netanyahu on Saturday night visited the grave of his brother Yoni, who fell during the rescue of kidnapped Israelis in Entebbe.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/18/2010, 9:21 AM

Ten Years, 968 Terror Victims

968 Israelis were killed and 17,000 wounded in terrorist attacks since 2000. That is an average of 96 people a year.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2010, 9:14 PM