It’s that time of year again.
The love that dare not speak its name, the love that everyone in the region knows about, will continue to be pledged behind closed doors.
— Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is slated to become the first non-Israeli to light a torch during Israel’s main Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem. Hier, who in January delivered a prayer during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington D.C., is one of three individuals selected for the honor…
How can Israel’s independence day be a celebration for both those who agree and disagree with the Jewish state’s government of the day? Abigail Pogrebin goes to an inspiring Yom Ha’atzmaut event to find out.
In his Independence Day address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised troops’ fighting spirit in Gaza.
Israel’s Declaration of Independence was photographed using special technology to preserve it for future generations.
This week, Scotland will vote on whether to become an independent country or continue more than three centuries of union with England. Most Scottish Jew are hoping the United Kingdom will out.
Israel told the United States on Thursday Kurdish independence in northern Iraq was a “foregone conclusion” and Israeli experts predicted the Jewish state would be quick to recognize a Kurdish state, should it emerge.
Israel’s population increased to nearly 8.2 million, according to figures released just ahead of Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut.
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