Daily Archives: 15 April 2013

Chag Atzmaut Same’ach! Happy 65th Independence Day Israel!

It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and the country swings in a schizophrenic kind of way from the mourning, sorrow and remembrance of Yom Hazikaron to the flag-waving patriotism and general merry-making of Yom Ha’atzmaut. We (i.e. my family and … Continue reading

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Yom Hazikaron 2013 – Israel’s Memorial Day

Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism began a few hours ago at sundown, signalled by a one-minute siren during which everyone stood to attention and traffic came to a standstill. The annual ceremony took … Continue reading

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