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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...

  • Shalit’s brother shouts at Independence Day ceremony: Gilad is still alive

    May 9, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Yoel Shalit, brother of abducted Israel Defense forces soldier Gilad Shalit clashed with police on Monday as he was escorted out of the official 63rd Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl for shouting during the speeches.

    Shortly after Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin finished his...

  • Israel begins Independence Day celebrations

    May 9, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    A day of national mourning turned to celebration as Israel marked the beginning of its Independence Day.

    Celebrations began Monday evening, when the state flag was raised from half to full mast during a national ceremony at Mount Herzl.

    Twelve torches were lit to begin the...

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