Barak Deputy: Its Barak or Lieberman as Defense MinisterShalom Simhon warns Israelis vote for Ehud Barak's Independence Party or FM Avigdor Lieberman will be the next Defense Minister
Barak Launches Campaign: This Is not a Reality ShowEhud Barak announces he is leading his new Independence party in the upcoming election and adds, “This is not a reality show.”
Samaria's Children Celebrate with IDF BrigadeBrigade Commander wishes Israel unity – "the security will be alright after that."
Midnight Fireworks in Jerusalem for Yom HaAtzmautA large fireworks display beginning at 11:30 p.m. will end Wednesday evening’s Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities in Jerusalem.
Yom HaAtzmaut 2012: EventsThe Day of Remembrance for slain IDF soldiers will be followed by Independence Day. A list of events for those who wish to celebrate.
MK Danon: Keep Barak Out of the Likud!Danny Danon says Defense Minister Ehud Barak has no place in the Likud and that he will do everything in his power to keep him out.
Barak Formally Inagurates New PartyThe day after unveiling his own peace plan Defense Minister Ehud Barak formally inaugurates his Independence party.
Video: Eyewitness Accounts of 1947 UN Vote for IsraelIsrael worked to the last minute to win UN recognition in 1947. One delegate who promised to vote for Israel was pulled out of the men’s room.
Independence Day Thoughts, Part IIPart Two: A compendium of inspiration for Israel’s upcoming 63rd Independence Day
Poll: No Future for the Labor PartyMost Israelis think the Labor party has lost touch with its roots, and will not recover from its recent split. 'Independence' values in question.
Kadima Perfumes Knesset to Ward off 'Stinking Politics'Kadima MKs whip out air fresheners during a Knesset vote, explaining that they need to “get rid of the stench.”
Barak's Faction Gets Four Ministers' PortfoliosBesides hanging on to their present ministries, the 'Independence' faction will receive 2 more: Industry, Trade & Labor, and Homefront Defense.
Poll: New Barak Faction Would Barely Survive ElectionsFifty three percent of the public think Labor split has no effect on coalition stability, or enhances it.
The Memorial Day-Independence Day LinkRabbi Goren, who set the date of Memorial Day: "We view warriors who fall in battle as those who sprout forth life." 1,351 killed in last decade.