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News and updates about Yom Haatzmaut

10,000 at Kotel Yom Haatzmaut Prayer

Deputy Religions Minister Rabbi Ben Dahan: "On this day, the power of the nation is revealed."

10,000 at Kotel Yom Haatzmaut Prayer

Peres on Independence Day: 65 Years of Ongoing Miracles

President Shimon Peres speaks of the “ongoing miracles” in special video greeting for Independence Day.

Peres on Independence Day: 65 Years of Ongoing Miracles

Peres: I Don't Regret the Oslo Accords

"There were terror attacks against Jews as back as 1937, long before Oslo," says President Peres during an Independence Day interview.

Peres: I Don't Regret the Oslo Accords

Ministry to Inspect Fireworks 'Very Carefully'

Over 30,000 fireworks will be shot up into the skies over Israel on Monday night, as towns and cities celebrate Yom Ha'atzma'ut

Ministry to Inspect Fireworks 'Very Carefully'

Govt: Israel's Population Grew Tenfold Since 1948

Just in time for Yom Ha'atzma'ut, the Central Bureau of Statistics released data on Israel's population.

Govt: Israel's Population Grew Tenfold Since 1948

Israel Prepares for Memorial Day, Independence Day

Back-to-back holidays drive home a clear message: freedom costs dearly.

Israel Prepares for Memorial Day, Independence Day

Netanyahu: Israel is the Bright Star of Freedom

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issues a special greeting ahead of Israel’s 65th Independence Day.

Netanyahu: Israel is the Bright Star of Freedom

Five Suspects Remanded in Yom HaAtzmaut Attack

Arabs brutally attacked a Jewish family in Jerusalem's Ben Hinnom Valley.

Five Suspects Remanded in Yom HaAtzmaut Attack

English Video of Yom Ha’atzmaut Ceremonies

Jews around the world can share for the first time ever Independence Day ceremonies and awards to IDF soldiers – with English subtitles.

English Video of Yom Ha’atzmaut Ceremonies

Four Arab Youths Arrested for Yom Haatzmaut Attack

Residents of A-Tur are suspected of attacking a Jewish family with metal bars, wounding three.

Four Arab Youths Arrested for Yom Haatzmaut Attack

Arabs Attack Jews Outside Old City

Four wounded in two attacks in Valley of Ben Hinnom, outside Lion's Gate.

Arabs Attack Jews Outside Old City

Top IDF Soldiers Recognized on Independence Day

In one of the main state Independence Day ceremonies, President Shimon Peres welcomed 120 of the IDF's best and brightest

Top IDF Soldiers Recognized on Independence Day

Israel Celebrates 64th Birthday

Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror has ended, and Independence Day has begun.

Israel Celebrates 64th Birthday

Video Honors the IDF 'Our Brothers, Our Home'

A tribute to the brave heroes of the IDF who have protected our freedom and land for 64 years.

Video Honors the IDF 'Our Brothers, Our Home'

Video: Min. Edelstein Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

Minister Yuli Edelstein wished Israel a happy '64,' saying the sudden transition from tragedy to triumph is the story of the Jewish people

Video: Min. Edelstein Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

Video: Peres Tells Diaspora ‘Reality Beyond our Vision’

The reality of Israel after 64 years of independence is “much more than the vision we once dreamed," Peres tells the Diaspora.

Video: Peres Tells Diaspora ‘Reality Beyond our Vision’

Chief Rabbi: Torah Study a Better Way to Celebrate National Days

Torah study sessions are a growing trend among religious Israelis to mark Memorial and Independence Days

Chief Rabbi: Torah Study a Better Way to Celebrate National Days

Midnight Fireworks in Jerusalem for Yom HaAtzmaut

A large fireworks display beginning at 11:30 p.m. will end Wednesday evening’s Yom Ha'atzmaut festivities in Jerusalem.

Midnight Fireworks in Jerusalem for Yom HaAtzmaut

Obama Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

President Barack Obama extended the well-wishes of the American people to President Shimon Peres on the eve of Memorial & Independence Day.

Obama Wishes Israel Happy Birthday

‘Reclaiming Land of Israel Continues on Yom HaAtzmaut’

The struggle for reclaiming all of the Land of Israel continues even on “Independence Day,” Yom HaAtzmaut, say Women in Green.

‘Reclaiming Land of Israel Continues on Yom HaAtzmaut’

Netanyahu Meets Bible Quiz Contestants: Move to Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets the contestants of the International Bible Quiz, tells them to immigrate to Israel.

Netanyahu Meets Bible Quiz Contestants: Move to Israel

Rivlin: Not One Arab Wants to Hold Independence Ceremony Torch

They searched high and low, but organizers of Yom Ha'atzmaut ceremonies could not find even one Arab to light one of the torches .

Rivlin: Not One Arab Wants to Hold Independence Ceremony Torch

One Million Expected to Visit Fallen Soldiers’ Graves

One million people are expected to visit 44 military cemeteries after the 8 p.m. siren Tuesday, Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers.

One Million Expected to Visit Fallen Soldiers’ Graves

Independence Day Ceremony to be Held as Usual

Officials decide to hold the Independence Day ceremony on Mount Herzl as usual. Female soldier killed in stage collapse to be honored.

Independence Day Ceremony to be Held as Usual

Grieving Family: 'Guilty Must Be Brought to Justice'

Family of Hila Bezaleli, Israeli soldier who was killed on Mount Herzl on Wednesday, condemned the negligence that caused the tragedy.

Grieving Family: 'Guilty Must Be Brought to Justice'

New Film Presents Israelis from Pioneers to Entreprenuers

“Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference” tells the story of Israel's many contributions and innovations.

New Film Presents Israelis from Pioneers to Entreprenuers

AFSI Presents Special Yom Ha’atzmaut Tour of Israel

Americans For A Safe Israel's Spring 2012 Chizuk Mission to Israel will include the commemoration of the Jewish state's 64th birthday.

AFSI Presents Special Yom Ha’atzmaut Tour of Israel

Netanyahu: Today We Celebrate Israel's Democracy

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issues a special greeting for Israel's 63rd Independence Day.

Netanyahu: Today We Celebrate Israel's Democracy

Fourteen Citizens to Represent 62-Year-Old Israel

The government has announced the names of the 14 people chosen to represent Israel in an official ceremony marking 62 years of independence.

Fourteen Citizens to Represent 62-Year-Old Israel