Israeli Independence Day

Likud minister ends Independence Day honor for Diaspora Jews

Naftali Bennett rips Culture Minister's decision not to have Diaspora Jews represented at annual Independence Day ceremony this year.Marcy Oster, JTA and A7 Staff, 3/12/2019, 7:43 AM

The 'right of return' is a Jewish right and the right of no others

What kind of insanity is this, that someone can call the the existence of the nation in which he is living a catastrophe? Paul Britto, 11/22/2018, 9:47 AM

US Embassy in Israel celebrates 242nd Independence Day

Netanyahu at celebrations of US Independence Day in Jerusalem: Israel grateful for America's independence and strength.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2018, 9:30 PM

Seventy years of Israeli independence celebrated on Broadway

Broadway show honoring Israel's 70th Independence Day highlights Israel's multiculturalism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2018, 12:48 PM

Celebrating Israel's 70th Independence Day - in Poland

Polish, Israeli leaders celebrate Israel's Independence Day in 'heartwarming' Warsaw ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2018, 2:44 PM

Israel to restore, refurbish, seven heritage sites

At celebratory Cabinet meeting, PM Netanyahu promises to restore, refurbish 8 heritage sites, thanks world leaders for warm wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2018, 2:45 PM

Watch: 360-degree Independence Day flyover

Join the IDF's aerobatics team on a 360-degree Independence Day flyover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2018, 10:39 AM

'They stole my independence from me'

Jews, including IDF colonel, arrested for waving Israeli flags near Arab protest on Israel's Independence day.Uzi Baruch, 4/20/2018, 10:25 AM

From Holocaust to independence

FIDF supporters travel to Poland, Israel, with Holocaust survivors and IDF officers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2018, 7:57 AM

OU Israel holds mega event honoring Olim

Over 2,000 revelers celebrate Independence Day at OU event honoring English-speaking Olim. 'I always knew I would make Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 8:52 PM

ANALYSIS: Israel at 70: A light unto the nations

Israel is not a newborn anymore. Its stunning success is backed by hard facts, but challenges lay ahead.Yochanan Visser, 4/19/2018, 7:58 PM

From Auschwitz to the Western Wall

Thousands of students who participated in the 30th March of the Living come to Israel to celebrate the Jewish state's 70th Independence Day.Yoni Kempinski, 4/19/2018, 6:00 PM

World leaders congratulate Israel on its 70th anniversary

US, Russian Presidents, Queen of England, and UN Secretary General send warm wishes to President Rivlin on Israel's Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 4:57 PM

Watch: Parachuting demonstration on Israeli coast

A unique parachute parade was held in the skies of Israel, in which 100 commanders and soldiers jumped out of planes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 4:09 PM

Yated Ne'eman: 'Haredim have nothing to celebrate'

Major haredi daily comes out in opposition to Yom Ha'atzmaut, says original leaders of Israel denied God and did not support Torah learning.Tzvi Lev, 4/19/2018, 2:57 PM

Ishay Ribo releases special Independence Day video

World Bnei Akiva invites 70 Olim from 70 different branches around the world to join Israeli singer for 'Coming Home.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 2:20 PM

After truck bomb attack thwarted, checkpoint closed

Liberman orders closure of northern Samaria checkpoint until further notice, after PA truck headed for Jewish communities found with bomb.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 12:22 PM

Seventy faces of the nation

Rabbi Mike Feuer gives an overview of the meaning of the word 'Am,' and makes a call to continue the conversation.The Land Of Israel Network, 4/19/2018, 12:12 PM

Vocals: Prayer for the State of Israel

In honor of Independence Day, 'Vocals' group releases video, a vocal version of the prayer for the state, in duet with cantor Dov Heller.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 11:35 AM

'We saw the clear connection between J'lem, the Jewish people'

UN Ambassadors share impressions of visit to Israel during Independence Day celebrations. 'Where there is heritage, you should protect it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 10:01 AM

Live: Celebrating independence at President's Residence

President, PM, Defense Minister, IDF Chief of Staff, and Israeli artists salute 120 distinguished soldiers at special event in J'lem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 9:21 AM

Thousands of reservists mistakenly called up

Reservists called to report immediately to emergency meeting points, before IDF clarifies mistake. 'I was sure there was a war.'Tal Polon, 4/19/2018, 9:04 AM

'For this I was born'

David Macarov learned how to use unorthodox methods to acquire ships that would bring Jewish refugees to pre-state Israel in 1946-7.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 8:18 AM

Seneca Nation celebrates Israel's Independence Day

Native American nation in New York celebrates with Israel in recognition of shared 'passion for freedom' and Israel's 'warrior spirit.'Gary Willig, 4/18/2018, 10:50 PM

New York man, 70, makes Aliyah on shared birthday with Israel

Yisrael Helprin was named for the Jewish state which was declared the same day he was born.JTA, 4/18/2018, 10:22 PM

'The Menorah of Israel will shine forever'

PM speaks at torch-lighting ceremony. 'If we must defend ourselves - we will rise to the challenge and ensure the eternity of Israel.'Ido Ben Porat, 4/18/2018, 9:44 PM

PM Netanyahu's Independence Day greeting

'70 years of freedom, democracy, bettering the world. The best part: We're just getting started.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 8:49 PM

Israel Independence Day greeting from President Reuven Rivlin

Israeli president sends greetings to Jewish communities and friends of Israel around the world on Israel’s 70th Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 8:37 PM

Trump congratulates Israel: 'We have no better friends anywhere'

US President congratulates Israel on its 70th Independence Day. 'Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month!'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 8:09 PM

Watch: Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony

Official ceremony opening celebrations for Israel's 70th Independence Day taking place at Har Herzl in Jerusalem. PM in attendance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 7:55 PM

'Missionary attack on Independence Day'

Anti-missionary group warns against an international missionary campaign in Israel at its height on Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 7:41 PM

Celebrating modern miracles of biblical proportions

The State of Israel brings the promise of redemption to all of humanity.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitschak Reuven, 4/18/2018, 5:23 PM

Shaked, Rivlin, sign pardons for Israel's 70th anniversary

Special presidential pardons given in honor of milestone anniversary of the state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 5:15 PM

40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel

Largest-ever UN delegation visits Israel, in time for Israel's 70th Independence Day.JTA, 4/18/2018, 3:28 PM

Israel's 70th Independence Day - Do You See The Miracle?

The Mizrachi World Movement presents the historic untold story of Israel's monumental Declaration of Independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 2:43 PM

Man moves to Israel, just in time for joint 70th birthday

Born on the same day Israel declared its independence, new immigrant arrives just in time for joint 70th birthday celebrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2018, 1:23 PM

Watch: Two Israeli Air Force F-15 'Baz' dogfight over Tel Aviv

Jewish jets rehearse for Israeli Independence Day air showMordechai Sones, 4/17/2018, 10:59 PM

Netanyahu and Edelstein asked to limit speeches

Torchlighting ceremony general rehearsal reveals it to be too long. 'Fear extended ceremony might harm 70th anniversary events.'Mordechai Sones, 4/17/2018, 6:02 PM

Watch: The Maccabeats mark Independence Day with new video

Jewish a cappella group turns Israel's Declaration of Independence into a song in honor of 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2018, 10:19 AM

Arabs torch Israeli flags ahead of Independence Day

Some residents of Israeli-Arab towns protest Independence Day, tear down signs. 'For us it is a day of catastrophe, not independence.'David Rosenberg, 4/17/2018, 8:48 AM

Haredi soldier who fought to be Mount Herzl standard bearer

Sergeant Major Shlomi Ben-David, member of Safed haredi family, is unique IDF cadet in festive torch-lighting ceremony.Eliran Aharon, 4/16/2018, 10:57 PM

Ben Gurion's hometown celebrates Israel's Independence Day

Birthplace of former PM Ben-Gurion marks Israel's Independence Day with march, dancing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2018, 1:45 PM

Court rejects Haaretz reporter's petition against Netanyahu

Supreme Court rules ministerial committee has right to allow PM to light torch during Independence Day ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2018, 7:49 PM

IDF apologizes for spooking Tel Aviv residents

Air Force says they are sorry for causing pandemonium when they practiced for flyover unannounced on Thursday.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 10:19 PM

Steven Spielberg declines offer to light Independence Day torch

Report says film legend Steven Spielberg turned down the offer to light torch at Independence Day ceremony.Tzvi Lev, JTA, 4/12/2018, 7:16 PM

The heroes who tried to reach Jerusalem

lngathering and lndependence (part 2): Dr. Ben Artzi visits the Castel hill telling the stories of the heroic convoys to Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 4/10/2018, 3:03 PM

US: Israel Independence Day event cancelled over terror threat

Celebration in Miami marking Israel's 70th Independence Day cancelled following warnings of credible terror threats.David Rosenberg, 4/9/2018, 10:07 PM

Meretz leader: Cancel visit by Honduras president

Tamar Zandberg calls on Culture Minister to cancel invitation to Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez to light Independence Day torch.JTA, 4/8/2018, 10:59 PM

Honduras President to light torch at Independence Day ceremony

Honduras President Hernández becomes first foreign leader to light torch at Independence Day ceremony.Uzi Baruch, 4/5/2018, 10:41 AM

Watch: Huge Israeli flag spread over President's Residence

Giant flag in honor of Independence Day spread above President's Residence. Flag covers almost 5,000 square feet, weighs almost 600 pounds.Orli Harari, 4/4/2018, 5:34 PM

Shofar in the Senate in honor of Israel

Washington Senate approves resolution in honor of Israel's 70th Independence Day. Jews and Christians celebrate together.Guy Cohen, 3/19/2018, 1:05 AM

Mayim Bialik wants to light an Independence Day torch in Israel

Actress Mayim Bialik asks fans to nominate her to light one of Israel's 12 Independence Day torches.JTA, 3/14/2018, 3:13 PM

Haredi yeshiva secretary: Israel is the beginning of redemption

Letter from Ponevezh Yeshiva secretary calling Israel's independence 'beginning of Israel's rebirth declaration in its land' up for sale.Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2018, 5:27 PM

Report: Netanyahu to skip Independence Day torch-lighting

Security precautions make PM speech at annual Independence Day torch-lighting on Mt. Herzl untenable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 5:19 PM

The IDF's logo for Israel's 70th year

IDF invited Israeli civilians to hold vote on IDF logo to mark 70 years of Israel's independence. This is what they choseKobi Finkler, 11/9/2017, 8:31 AM

Boko Haram refugees get Israeli-funded soccer league

Israel’s envoy to Nigeria funds refugee children’s soccer league with Independence Day fund.JTA, 5/17/2017, 7:25 AM

Arad to Religious Zionists: Make your home with us

Hundreds of Jews participate in Independence Day celebrations and prayers in Arad's center.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 10:52 AM