Yom Haatzmaut - Israel Independence Day
Yom Haatzmaut - Israel Independence DayCredit: Ben Bresky

A wide mix of different people packed the streets of Jerusalem on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon in celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. Israel became free from the British empire on May 14th, 1948. The corresponding Hebrew date is the 5th of Iyar 5708.

All photos by Ben Bresky, Arutz 7.

Ben Bresky is a music journalist living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hassidic to trance. For mp3 archives click here. For Facebook click here. For Twitter click here