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  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    April 24, 2015 | 11:36 am

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Steinberg’s funeral in Israel largest of any IDF soldier since Gaza conflict began

    By Simone Wilson

    July 30, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    In what has been reported as the largest turnout for an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) funeral since the beginning of Israel’s current war in Gaza, around 30,000 Israelis swarmed Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on July 23 to pay their respects to Los Angeles native Max Steinberg.

  • West Bank shooting victim laid to rest at Mount Herzl

    By Adam Perlman

    April 21, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Hundreds attended the funeral for Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed near Hebron while on his way to a Passover seder with his family.

    “Instead of growing old together and watching the seasons pass, with the shriek of a bullet, I lost the love of my...

  • Israel observes Memorial Day with siren, ceremonies

    April 15, 2013 | 7:40 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a national memorial ceremony for Israel's fallen soldiers that no one will succeed in destroying Israel.

    "Since the birth of the State of Israel, many have tried to destroy it. They will never succeed. The IDF is stronger than...

  • Israeli soldier killed in Mount Herzl stage collapse

    April 18, 2012 | 7:55 am

    One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

    The collapse came Wednesday afternoon during a rehearsal for the national Memorial Day ceremony to be held next week, according to reports.

    A bank of heavy lights crashed to...

  • Memorial to Ethiopians to be built on Mount Herzl

    November 30, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    A memorial to Ethiopian Jews who died en route to Israel will be established on Mount Herzl.

    Israel’s Cabinet on Nov. 27 approved the memorial, which will list the names of the approximately 4,000 members of the Ethiopian community who died while traveling on foot to Israel.

  • Our Soft Underbelly

    By Shira Kaplan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am writing you with a broken heart and tearful eyes. Not attempting to propagandize, not wanting to mislead.

    Just wanting you to know, because this piece of news was excluded from many news agencies, at the request of Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The pictures were simply...