Independence Day (illustrative)
Independence Day (illustrative)Flash90
On Monday and Tuesday, Israel celebrates its 66th year of independence. The day typically includes fireworks; official ceremonies for politicians and military personnel; air shows from the IAF; and, of course, barbecues - and 2014 is no exception.

Arutz Sheva would like to wish its readers a Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach - Happy Independence Day - and will be updating with photos from the many events across Israel throughout the day. 

Fireworks outside the Knesset
Fireworks outside the Knessetcredit: Flash90
Official Independence Day Ceremony, Har Herzl (Monday night)
Official Independence Day Ceremony, Har Herzl (Monday night)credit: Flash90
Shimon Peres, ceremony for outstanding soldiers, Tuesday morning
Shimon Peres, ceremony for outstanding soldiers, Tuesday morningcredit: Flash90
Shimon Peres and Benny Gantz, ceremony for outstanding soldiers
Shimon Peres and Benny Gantz, ceremony for outstanding soldiers
Prime Minister Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu, Independence Day ceremony
Prime Minister Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu, Independence Day ceremonycredit: Flash90
Left to right: Binyamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Moshe Ya
Left to right: Binyamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Moshe Yacredit: Flash90
With Eitan Amos, winner of the Chidon Tanach
With Eitan Amos, winner of the Chidon Tanachcredit: Flash90
Air show over the Knesset
Air show over the Knessetcredit: Flash90
Barbecue, Tel Aviv
Barbecue, Tel Aviv
Barbecue, Jerusalem
Barbecue, Jerusalem

Celebrating in the Shomron:

A bird's-eye view from IAF jets over Israel, from Arutz Sheva photographer Yissachar Raus:

credit: Yissachar Ruas
credit: Yissachar Ruas
credit: Yissachar Ruas

Special IDF exercise in Judea (credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office) 

IDF Spokesperson's Office