Seneca Nation celebrates Israel's Independence Day

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

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'

'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

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

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'

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

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'

'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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Basketball legend, Israel advocate

Basketball legend, Israel advocate

Watch: ILTV speaks with Tal Brody about basketball, Zionism and Israel's independence.ILTV, 5/3/2017, 1:34 AM
Live: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

Live: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem

Watch live as March of the Living continues the journey which began in the death camps and is ending in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 5/2/2017, 1:37 PM
Watch: 'What makes us drop everything and come defend Israel?'

Watch: 'What makes us drop everything and come defend Israel?'

Director-General of PM's Office shares special personal experience from 2006 Lebanon War during address marking Israel's Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2017, 9:57 AM
'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel speaks with Arutz Sheva about establishment of Israel and our obligation to thank God.Benny Toker, 5/2/2017, 9:05 AM
New initiative - 10 days of gratitude

New initiative - 10 days of gratitude

Watch: Educator Dr. Micha Goodman presents an idea for a personal resolution that can help us all acknowledge the current situation.ILTV, 5/2/2017, 7:22 AM
'Israel will remain strong'

'Israel will remain strong'

Justice Minister in special interview for Independence Day: The State of Israel is a success by any measure.Benny Tocker, 5/2/2017, 12:37 AM
Watch: Diaspora torch lighters

Watch: Diaspora torch lighters

Michael Steinhardt and Rabbi Marvin Hier light torch to honor 'the partnership of Jews around the world in fulfilling our historic mission.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2017, 10:33 PM
Opening ceremony of Independence Day

Opening ceremony of Independence Day

Ceremony opening events for Israel Independence Day - and 50 years since unification of Jerusalem - underway at Har Herzl.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2017, 8:28 PM
Raising the level from survival to destiny

Raising the level from survival to destiny

'The time has come to free ourselves from the urge for survival, and to rise to the next level.'Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, 5/1/2017, 8:09 PM
Lost her two siblings in a terror attack: 'We have chosen life'

Lost her two siblings in a terror attack: 'We have chosen life'

8 members of Noy Ilan's family died in a suicide attack. 'Today I understand a little better why we need to be happy on Independence Day.'Ido ben Porat, 5/1/2017, 6:22 PM
WATCH: Independence Day clip from Cantor Netanel Hershtik

WATCH: Independence Day clip from Cantor Netanel Hershtik

What do a Holocaust survivor, haredi IDF soldier, Arab mother, National Religious family, and Ethiopian child share? Watch and find out!Aruz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2017, 6:02 PM
'Even after a home is built, it needs looking after'

'Even after a home is built, it needs looking after'

President Reuven Rivlin wishes Israelis, Jews, a happy Independence Day, says Israel will continue to solve issues, uphold values.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/1/2017, 6:02 PM
'Arabs who throw stones will pay for it'

'Arabs who throw stones will pay for it'

IDF officer says terror culprits pay heavy price, invites Israelis to Judea and Samaria for Independence Day celebrations.Benny Tucker, 5/1/2017, 2:54 PM
Terror victim's mother to light Independence Day torch

Terror victim's mother to light Independence Day torch

Mother of terror victim Eitam Henkin to light torch in official Independence Day ceremony. Read the full list of torch lighters here.Ido Ben Porat, 4/19/2017, 11:35 AM
Three chosen to light Independence Day torches

Three chosen to light Independence Day torches

Three of the people chosen to light Israel's Independence Day torches have been revealed Friday.Yoel Domb, 4/14/2017, 10:46 AM
Arabs plan central 'Nakba' event at memorial for fallen soldiers

Arabs plan central 'Nakba' event at memorial for fallen soldiers

Expecting attendance of 25,000, Arab leaders plan event lamenting Israel's existence at memorial for fallen soldiers of Yehiam Convoy.Tal Polon, 4/3/2017, 4:43 PM
Mossad Women Upset over Choice of Honoree

Mossad Women Upset over Choice of Honoree

Dozens of women who served in the Mossad unite against honor Sima Shine with lighting of beacon on Independence Day.Gil Ronen, 3/29/2015, 10:32 PM
Groundbreaking Israelis Honored

Groundbreaking Israelis Honored

Sports and Culture Minister Limor Livnat approves list of 14 groundbreaking Israelis to light torches at official Independence Day ceremony.Cynthia Blank, 3/8/2015, 1:20 PM
Liberman Calls Arab Protesters 'Fifth Column'

Liberman Calls Arab Protesters 'Fifth Column'

10,000 Israeli Arabs who protested Israel's existence on Independence Day and called for 'right of return' are traitors, says FM.Ari Yashar, 5/7/2014, 12:16 PM
Ads to Add Zionism to US Media on Independence Day

Ads to Add Zionism to US Media on Independence Day

Helmsley Charitable Trust will place full-page ads of Israeli Declaration of Independence in the New York Times and USA Today on Monday.Ari Yashar, 5/2/2014, 2:20 PM
Israel Population Now 8.2 Million, 75% Are Jewish

Israel Population Now 8.2 Million, 75% Are Jewish

Since last Independence Day Israel's population has grown by a whopping 157,000, and now totals 8,180,000.Yaakov Levi, 5/1/2014, 2:32 PM
Dubai Company To Build Ferris Wheel in Jerusalem?

Dubai Company To Build Ferris Wheel in Jerusalem?

Proposal received for giant ferris wheel as temporary attraction for Independence Day; Councilman King slams 'money to enemy state.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/8/2014, 6:34 PM
Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

All torch honorees to be female as committee decides to focus on women’s contribution to the country.Maayana Miskin & Gil Ronen, 12/29/2013, 3:30 PM