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  • Israel to recognize 23,320 fallen on Memorial Day

    April 21, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Israel will recognize its 23,320 fallen soldiers as well as civilian victims of terror with the start of Yom Hazikaron, or Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day begins on Tuesday night with a minute-long siren. A second siren, two minutes long, will sound at 11 a.m. Wednesday and marks the...

  • Five Minutes, Every Year - When Israel Stops to Remember

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 21, 2015 | 8:19 am

    One of the most inimitable characteristics of Israel is its “small community” atmosphere. Here, we often call each other “brother” and “sister,” even if we’re talking to a stranger, because most chances are he served in the same military base as us, or a relative of his went to...

  • The Silver Platter: Sacrifice, Bereavement, Remembrance, and the Israeli Nation State

    By Jeremy Elster

    June 11, 2014 | 5:04 am

    Today’s video report takes it’s name from Polish Israeli poet Natan Alterman. The report, and the poem, addresses the concept of sacrifice and bereavement by Israeli soldiers that has become a strong part of the Israeli national ethos. Alterman’s poem “The Silver Platter” was...

  • Backstreet Boys and Jay Leno visiting, the IDF improving and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 12, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    Celebrating 66 years of independence

    On Tuesday, Israel celebrated its 66th independence day with 24 hours of celebrations that started on Monday night. The streets of every city were colored in blue and white, fireworks lit the sky and famous artists performed on stages set in...

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  • Israelis and Palestinians Commemorating Remembrance Day Together

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 13, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    For the past 8 years, an Israeli-Palestinian NGO called Combatants for Peace has held an alternative Remembrance Day/Yom HaZikaron Ceremony in Tel Aviv. The mission of the alternative commemoration is to recognize bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families who have suffered from...

  • Yom Hazikaron 2012

    April 25, 2012 | 2:45 am

    On this day, we commemorate the 22,993 fallen Israeli soldiers, and thousands of Israeli Terror victims, who lost their lives for the sake of the State of Israel.

    I took upon myself to free-translate a poem, written by Giora Fischer, who lost his son Merom (Moses) during a military...

  • Iran threat dominates L.A. Yom HaShoah event in speeches by civic leaders, Israeli dignitaries

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 12, 2010 | 12:10 am

    On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, April 11, a crowd numbering almost 3,000 gathered under a blue-and-white striped tent to listen to speeches in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the day of Holocaust commemoration.

    Speaker after distinguished speaker paid homage to the Holocaust...

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