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'We have a responsibility to help all people in distress'

Diaspora, Culture Ministers explain selection of Ukrainian humanitarian Elizaveta Sherstuk to light Independence Day Diaspora Torch.

'We have a responsibility to help all people in distress'

Ukrainian humanitarian Elizaveta Sherstuk to light Independence Day Diaspora Torch

Elizaveta Sherstuk heads the "Chessed Chaim" humanitarian aid center, involved in humanitarian efforts to aid Jews affected by Ukraine war.

Ukrainian humanitarian to light Independence Day Diaspora Torch

Mother of teenage terror victim spreads message of hope

Mother of teenage terror victim whose 16 year-old son was kidnapped and murdered by Hamas will light torch for Israel's 71st Memorial Day.

Mother of teenage terror victim spreads message of hopeplayer

March of the Living: Six torches, six messages

Six torches to be lit at site of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland by March of the Living 2019 Torch Lighters.

March of the Living: Six torches, six messages

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.

Steven Spielberg declines offer to light Independence Day torch

Haaretz reporter petitions Supreme Court against Netanyahu

Uri Misgav claims PM cannot light torch during ceremony as approved by ministerial Symbols and Ceremonies Committee.

Haaretz reporter petitions Supreme Court against Netanyahu

Regev escalates feud with Knesset speaker

Bucking tradition, Culture Minister Miri Regev insists that Knesset Speaker does not have authority over Independence Day ceremony.

Regev escalates feud with Knesset speaker

Regev scolds Edelstein: 'Mount Herzl isn't your property'

Knesset Speaker informs Information Center if torch ceremony protocol altered, Knesset will boycott, prompting Regev attack.

Regev scolds Edelstein: 'Mount Herzl isn't your property'

Who will light 'the torch of the Jewish people'?

For the first time, the torch at the Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem is to be lit by a Jew who is not an Israeli. Recommendations?

Who will light 'the torch of the Jewish people'?

Pro-IDF priest: Threats, lies won't deter me

Father Gabriel Naddaf rejects accusations that he committed sexual crimes. Says his 'enemies are crossing lines of decency.'

Pro-IDF priest: Threats, lies won't deter me

2016 Independence Day ceremony to honor heroism

14 honorees named to light torches, under banner of 'courageous citizens'; many saved lives during war, terror.

2016 Independence Day ceremony to honor terror victims, rescuers

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

All torch honorees to be female as committee decides to focus on women’s contribution to the country.

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women