Israel celebrates independence

Watch: The winning song of the Jewrovision Song Contest

Bnei Akiva Amsterdam branch wins singing competition among Jewish communities around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 7:17 PM

Police salute Palmach veteran on her 90th birthday

Police surprise woman who fought in the War of Independence whose birthday is Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 4:40 PM

Watch: Israel Independence Day Airshow

Airshow held with a nod to Israel's hospital medical teams, Magen David Adom teams and health clinics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 4:26 PM

Watch: Jewrovision Song Contest on Israel's Independence Day

Watch the Jewrovision Song Contest, featuring guest singer Yishai Ribo, in honor of Israel's 72nd Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 3:08 PM

Watch: Firefighters parade in honor of Independence Day

In Bat Yam, firefighters drive through streets wishing residents a happy Independence Day from themselves and Israel's security forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 2:55 PM

The secret of Israel’s military - revealed

IDF reveals the secret to its continued success. Hint: It's not the weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 2:32 PM

Watch: Between Holocaust and Independence

Watch special broadcast on liberty and national identity for Israel's 72nd indipendence DayArutz Sheva, 4/29/2020, 2:22 PM

Watch: Cantors sing 'Avinu Shebashamayim' in honor of Israel's Independence Day

Cantors from around the world join together to sing prayer for Israel, in honor of country's 72nd Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 1:58 PM

Winner of Int'l Bible Contest for Youth announced: Ruth Cohen, an Israeli eleventh-grader

Ruth Cohen, 11th grader at Ulpanat Baharan, takes first place in International Bible Contest for Youth. In 2nd place is Moshe Glida'i.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 1:12 PM

Watch: Celebrating Independence Day by dancing on balconies with Israeli flags

Celebrating Israel's Independence Day, DJ Raphi and residents of Jerusalem dance on their balconies to a classic Israeli tuneArutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 12:45 PM

Nof Zion marks Independence Day with prayer and celebration

Nof Zion celebrates independence with a solemn prayer accompanied by the Lehava band.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/29/2020, 11:52 AM

Israel celebrates 72nd Independence Day at the President's Residence in Jerusalem

'No virus can keep us from celebrating the miracle of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel,' says President Rivlin.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/29/2020, 11:44 AM

Watch festive morning prayers at Beit El Yeshiva

Festive Independence Day prayers are held at the Beit El Yeshiva, in accordance with Health Ministry guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 11:09 AM

Watch festive morning prayers on in Givat Shmuel

On Independence Day, residents of Givat Shmuel hold festive outdoor prayers, in accordance with coronavirus guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 11:06 AM

Watch: 'Independence of Torah' at Ateret Nehemiah yeshiva

Join rabbis and yeshiva heads in day of learning at the Ateret Nehemiah yeshiva in Tel Aviv..Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 10:58 AM

Watch live: Festive Independence Day prayers at the Western Wall

On Israel's Independence Day, festive prayers are held, coronavirus-style, at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 8:54 AM

Watch the Independence Day flyover: These are the times it'll pass

Air Force limits traditional Independence Day flyover to salute hospital staff, prevent gatherings. Here is the full list of flyover times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 8:39 AM

Canadian Conservative leader: We are proud to be strong allies of Israel

Andrew Scheer, leader of Canada’s Conservative Party: May Israel be blessed with peace, health and prosperity.Elad Benari, 4/29/2020, 6:02 AM

Watch: Israel's Independence Days through the ages

For 71 years, we have partied together in the streets on Israel's Independence Day. This year will be a little different...Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 4:15 AM

Watch: President Rivlin's greeting for Israel's Independence Day

President Reuven Rivlin: No virus can keep us from celebrating the miracle of the Jewish and democratic State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 3:22 AM

New song by Shlomo Katz & Moshe Kesselman salutes soldiers and pays gratitude to God

Watch: Rabbi Shlomo Katz and Moshe Kesselman sing as IDF soldiers are seen returning to their loving and longing families.Yoni Kempinski, 4/29/2020, 3:11 AM

Watch: Independence Day greetings from UN Ambassadors

Watch: UN Ambassadors from around the world have a message for the people of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2020, 2:03 AM

Lori Palatnik, founder of 'Momentum' program for mothers, lights Diaspora torch

Palatnik lights torch 'in honor of powerful encounter between Israeli mothers and their sisters in exile.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 10:47 PM

MDA paramedic Yasmeen Mazzawi lights Independence Day Torch

21-year-old paramedic from Nazareth represents MDA, Israel's Arab community at Independence Day ceremony on Mt. Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 10:42 PM

A torch in honor of Israel's doctors

Prof, Galia Rahav, head of the infectious disease department at Sheba Medical Center, lights torch on Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 10:32 PM

Gantz: I seek to spread hope

Blue and White leader issues call for unity as he lights first torch at opening ceremony of Israel's Independence Day at Mt. Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 10:06 PM

Watch: Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony on Mt. Herzl

Ceremony marking switch from Memorial Day to Independence Day begins with no audience this year due to coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 7:45 PM

Watch: Inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Day

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks shares inspiring words on Memorial Day and Independence Day amid the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 2:35 AM

Remembrance Day, Independence Day regulations released

Regulations ban visiting cemeteries on Remembrance Day and buying food, leaving home except for 'essential' items on Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 6:30 PM

Government approves Independence Day restrictions

Cemeteries to be closed on Memorial Day, general closure to be implemented on Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 5:18 PM

General closure on Independence Day

After discussion on Memorial Day and Independence Day formats it was decided to close military cemeteries on Memorial Day.Mordechai Sones, 4/21/2020, 8:17 PM

Lockdown on Independence Day a possibility

NSC, Ministry of Health seek to prevent large crowds by imposing similar restrictions to those that were in effect during Passover.Ben Ariel, 4/21/2020, 5:06 AM

Israel's Air Force to salute hospitals

Four Texan II T6 planes will hold flyovers over hospitals, saluting medical staff and healthcare system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 9:14 AM

Another lockdown coming?

National Security Council and Defense Ministry expected to recommend lockdown during Memorial Day and Independence Day.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/14/2020, 9:46 PM

From Jewish tragedy to Israeli excellence

Pittsburgh Jewish leader Jeff Finkelstein and SpaceIL president Morris Kahn give voice to tragedy and achievement at Independence Day event.Hezki Baruch, 5/7/2019, 3:06 PM

Israel's population tops 9 million

6.7 million Jews live in Israel on eve of 71st Independence Day, alongside 1.9 million Arabs. Israeli population to top 15 million by 2048.David Rosenberg, 5/6/2019, 3:08 PM

Mothers of 3 murdered teens to light Independence Day torch

Culture Minister invites mothers of three Israeli teens who were kidnapped, murdered by Hamas to light Independence Day torchArutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2019, 10:13 PM

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