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  • Obama on Israel Independence Day: "legitimate aspirations" will lead to peace

    May 10, 2011 | 10:34 am

    The achievement of the Palestinians “legitimate aspirations” will make the Middle East more peaceful and prosperous, President Obama said in his message for Israel’s Independence Day.

    “This is a period of profound change in the Middle East and North Africa, as people across the...

  • On Independence Day, a reminder about Gilad Shalit

    May 10, 2011 | 10:21 am

    As Israelis celebrated the country’s 63rd Independence Day, they had much more on their minds than barbecues and fireworks.

    The carefully crafted theme of the day, “Looking after one another—the year of mutual care,” raised the hackles of some Israelis who do not believe the state...

  • Dancing in Rabin Square

    May 4, 2011 | 10:53 am

    I have danced in Rabin Square!  That’s a major happening in Tel Aviv the night of Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day in Israel. I have bounced my noise-making hammer off my fellow dancers all around me. That is also a major happening on Independence Day. I have no idea what the...

  • Why Israel Matters

    May 3, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    Zionism is like democracy. Winston Churchill said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the other kinds, and the same can be said, on its 63rd birthday, of the State of Israel. The Zionist project, in 2011, may be shot through with thorny problems, but it is...

  • Stories of Pre-state Israel’s Helpers Now on Film

    May 3, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    Ruth Stern could have lived a life of privilege and security in her native South Africa. Instead, in 1946, while still in her teens, she and two dozen other South African youths boarded a ship bound for Palestine.  

    Their goal: to study and travel the land for several months before...

  • Annual Israel festival at Woodley Park canceled

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 12, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    A lack of funding has forced organizers to cancel this year’s Israel Independence Day Festival in Woodley Park, a community event that at its height attracted as many as 30,000 people. An immediate donation of around $30,000 could reverse the decision, according to Yoram Gutman,...

  • Happy Independence Day

    By Adam Wills

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Yom HaAtzmaut, Isreal's Independence Day, has already passed, but the party in Los Angeles really gets started this Sunday, May 7, at the Israel Independence Day Festival. The celebration for Israel's 58th birthday is at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, and the festival runs from 10 a.m.-7...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Days of Sorrow and Joy

    Every year on the fifth of the Hebrew month Iyar (that day falls this year on May 7), Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Parties and parades are held all over Israel and the United States....

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