There's a British Royal Buried in Jerusalem — And 9 Other Things You May Not Know About Israel

JTA) — Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, falls on April 23. In honor of the Jewish state’s 67th birthday, we present, in no particular order, 10 little-known aspects of its history.

1) El Al used to fly to Tehran.

When Jewish Earth Day Co-Founder Killed, Composted Girlfriend

Happy Earth Day!

Bob Dylan Lyrics Cause Uproar at Israeli Memorial Day Ceremony

“I hope that you die / And your death’ll come soon.”

Pro Football Season Starts — on Rosh Hashanah

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(JTA) — On Rosh Hashanah, according to the liturgy, our fate is written in the Book of Life.

4 Holy Land Bands Building Peace Through Music

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to eight Israeli bands worth listening to right now. However, in our listening escapades, we also found a number of bands from the region with multicultural members that are using music to help aid in communication, share peace-building techniques, and entertain and inspire across geographic and political lines. Members of these groups, many of which have both Israeli and Palestinian members, have chosen collaboration over destruction, art over war in order to address the complicated current events plaguing the Middle East right now.

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