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Thousands celebrate Independence Day at Sa-Nur

Thousands of Israelis gather at Samaria settlement evacuated during 2005 Disengagement. 'The people of Israel want to come back home.'

Thousands celebrate Independence Day at Sa-Nur

Watch: Israeli Independence Day airshow

Participating in the 2021 Israel Independence Day Airshow are the Israeli Air Force and CAL Cargo Air Lines.

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Blue and White displayed around the world

Displays in honor of Israel's 73rd Independence Day shown at different locations around the world.

Blue and White displayed around the worldplayer

What's the connection between Yom Ha'Atzmaut and Yom HaZikaron?

Yeshiva.co readers ask essential questions about the two important days marked this week.

What's the connection between Yom Ha'Atzmaut and Yom HaZikaron?

'You're not alone' - people from around the world record their Independence Day greetings

Indonesia has yet to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, but many in the island nation say they love and support the Jewish state.

'You're not alone' - Independence Day greetings around the worldplayer

Watch: Festive Independence Day prayers at Makor Chaim Yeshiva

Makor Chaim Yeshiva holds festive, musical Independence Day prayers, together with Tzohar rabbis and the Museum of Tolerance.

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Celebrating Israel: IAF flyovers, barbeques, musical events - 'The sky's the limit'

Israelis coming out in droves to celebrate their homeland's independence, invincible spirit, and devotion for their Land.

IAF flyovers, barbeques, musical events - 'The sky's the limit'player

The halakhic significance of advancing Independence Day

Rabbi Menachem Perl of the Tzomet Institute discusses the considerations that led to advancing Independence Day when 5th of Iyar is Shabbat.

The halakhic significance of advancing Independence Day

Live: Israel's presidential Independence Day event

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin is hosting the annual event. This year's event, which takes place in Hebrew, is saluting the medical teams.

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'We've returned to our Land' - Israel celebrates Independence

Israelis across the country mark 73 years of political freedom following a 2,000-year exile.

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Watch and listen: Songs of praise and thanks for Israel's Independence Day

Celebrating Israel's 73rd Independence Day, the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva holds festive prayers, singing and dancing. Watch.

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US Jewish leaders: Today we commemorate a modern miracle

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations congratulate Israel on its Independence Day.

US Jewish leaders: Today we commemorate a modern miracle

'The United States and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'

Ambassador Gilad Erdan hosts key US political leaders, highlights strong Israel-US bond in virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.

'The US and Israel stand united on our guiding principles'player

Pfizer CEO on Independence Day: I take immense pride in Israel

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: Together we are demonstrating that through mass vaccination we can defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.

Pfizer CEO: I take immense pride in Israelplayer

Watch: Dancing and festive prayer at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva

Hundreds of students of Mercaz Harav Yeshiva participate in Independence Day prayer and dancing in the yeshiva courtyard.

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NJ Governor appoints 77 public members to New Jersey – Israel Commission

The appointments are announced on Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, in celebration of the friendship and between New Jersey and Israel.

NJ Governor appoints members to New Jersey – Israel Commission

Israel celebrates independence as anti-Semitism skyrockets

Dov Hikind: Continued anti-Semitism around the globe highlights just how vital Israel is to the Jewish people all over the world.

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Pollard celebrates Independence Day in Jerusalem: Peace be upon Israel

Jonathan Pollard holds Israeli flag close to his heart as he celebrates Independence Day in Jerusalem.

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Watch: Ambassadors congratulate Israel on Indepdendence Day

Former ambassador Danny Danon gathers dozens of ambassadors from around the world who congratulated Israel on its 73rd Independence Day.

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Happy Independence Day!

Rav Tzvi Yehuda said: Our joy on this day is the joy of a mitzvah. We have merited fulfilling the mitzva to dwell in Eretz Yisrael, Op-ed.

Happy Independence Day!

Knesset Speaker: Our resurrection is the embodiment of historic justice

Knesset Speaker MK Yariv Levin opens Independence Day Torch Lighting ceremony.

'Our resurrection is the embodiment of historic justice'

Live: Independence Day torch lighting ceremony

Main ceremony for Israel's 73rd Independence Day, including lighting of the torches.

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Live: Festive musical Independence Day prayers at Jerusalem First Station

Festive prayers for 73rd Independence Day at Jerusalem First Station with Rabbi Shlomo Katz.

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Independence Day: Meet two of the 120 awarded IDF soldiers

First Sergeant Eli Titovsky and First Lieutenant Omri Tal joined Arutz Sheva to discuss the Independence Day soldiers honors event.

Independence Day: Meet two of the 120 awarded IDF soldiersplayer

Meet Independence Day torchlighter Mexican Jewish volunteer Gabriella Strigler

Gabriella Strigler spoke to Arutz Sheva about her volunteer work in Mexico and around the world.

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Pres. Rivlin to outstanding soldiers: 'You are the best of the best'

Ahead of Independence Day ceremony, Pres. Rivlin meets and thanks 120 outstanding IDF soldiers.

Pres. Rivlin to soldiers: 'You are the best of the best'

In first, IAF flyover to include Judea, Samaria, and Jordan Valley

This year, the traditional IAF flyover on Independence Day will pass over towns in Judea, Samaria, and Jordan Valley.

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6.8 million Jews live in Israel on eve of Independence Day

Over 1/4 of Israeli population are children under age of 14. Nearly 50% of global Jewish population lives in Israel.

6.8 million Jews live in Israel on eve of Independence Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day back-to-back with Independence Day in Israel

We are unable to escape the modern day interconnectedness between Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haatzmaut. Op-ed.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is back-to-back with Independence Day

Muslim Arab nurse who warmed millions of hearts to light Independence Day torch

Maheer Ibrahim, Muslim nurse who said 'Shema' with coronavirus patient, offered honor of lighting Independence Day torch.

Muslim Arab nurse to light Independence Day torch

102-year-old man to light Independence Day torch

102-year-old Yaish Giat has been chosen to light one of the torches for Israel's 73rd Independence Day.

102-year-old man to light Independence Day torch

IAF prepares for Independence Day airshow

Flying under the theme of 'Israeli Solidarity,' the show will include firefighting and police aircraft and cross Israel from end to end.

IAF prepares for Independence Day airshow

Rina Shnerb's father to light Independence Day torch

Rabbi Eitan Shnerb to be honored on Israel's 73rd Independence Day for founding, expanding 'Kol Rina' charitable organization.

Father of terror victim to light Independence Day torch

Blue and white in Belgrade

In honor of Israel's Independence Day, the city of Belgrade decided to illuminate its main buildings in blue and white.

Blue and white in Belgrade

World leaders congratulate Israel

US and Russian presidents and Prime Ministers from across Europe send congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Independence Day.

World leaders congratulate Israel

Watch: Matisyahu celebrates Independence

Watch Matisyahu's exclusive performance celebrating Israel’s 72nd Birthday. Produced by the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Watch: The winning song of the Jewrovision Song Contest

Bnei Akiva Amsterdam branch wins singing competition among Jewish communities around the world.

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Watch: Israel Independence Day Airshow

Airshow held with a nod to Israel's hospital medical teams, Magen David Adom teams and health clinics.

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Police salute Palmach veteran on her 90th birthday

Police surprise woman who fought in the War of Independence whose birthday is Independence Day.

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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.

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