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Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

  • Yom Ha’atzmaut Greetings from USSR

    Soviet Georgian activists have sent an Israel Independence Day message to the Jewish State, it was reported by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry. The message said: “On behalf of many Jews who are not free to express their feelings, we wish to extend to the State of Israel our most sincere congratulations on Yom… More ▸

  • Katzir’s Yom Ha’atzmaut Message

    President Ephraim Katzir offered a prayer “for the peace of Jerusalem, for peace in the land and in the world” in his Yom Ha’atzmaut message issued here today for the occasion of the 29th anniversary of Israel’s independence to be celebrated on April 21. “We trust that in this greatest of aspirations we will have… More ▸

  • Israel Independence Day in Lima

    The need for Israel and the Jewish people to face “with dignity” the attacks on them, particularly when the truth is being distorted by the Arab countries in their effort to destroy Israel, at least politically, was stressed at a Yom Haatzmaut celebration by Michael T. Michael, Israel’s Ambassador to Peru. Another guest speaker at… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Widely Observed Throughout Argentina

    Israel’s Independence Day was widely observed in Argentina. Israeli Ambassador Ram Nirgad spoke over national broadcasting, and later placed flowers at the monument to the Argentine national hero, Jose de San Martin. He later hosted a reception at the Israel Embassy attended by Argentine officials, members of the diplomatic corps and political personalities. In the… More ▸

  • Israel and the Diaspora; Theme for Israel’s Independence Day

    Israel’s 28th Independence Day–to be celebrated next Wednesday–will focus on the theme of “Israel and the Diaspora” officials in the Premier’s office announced here. “We have decided on this because we have learned that in the final analysis our fellow Jews abroad are our most loyal friends,” explained Yehuda Ilan, head of planning for Independence… More ▸

  • Rabin’s Independence Day Message; Israel Will Not Bow to Any Pressure

    Premier Yitzhak Rabin, in his Independence Day message to world Jewry, declared that Israel “would not bow to any pressure but will continue to stand firm in order to promote genuine movement towards genuine peace.” Referring to the recent unsuccessful shuttle talks, Rabin said: “We would have wished on this Independence Day to be able… More ▸

  • Tight Security Along Israel’s Borders As Independence Day Activities Begin Sundown Tuesday

    Israel’s armed forces tightened security measures and increased their vigilance along all borders today against possible terrorist attempts to infiltrate Israel during Memorial Day which begins this evening and Independence Day which commences officially at sundown tomorrow. Special attention has been given to the Lebanese border, especially the Fatahland region which contains the largest terrorist… More ▸

  • Independence Day in Israel Will Be Marked by High Spirits, Low Budget

    Israel’s 27th Independence Day next Wednesday will be characterized by high spirits and a low budget, organizers of the festivities said at a press conference here today. The theme of this year’s “Yom Haatzmaut” will be one of individual efforts for the common good. The 12 citizens who will kindle the 12 torches that mark… More ▸

  • Heavy Security Taken in Preparation for Israel’s Independence Day

    Heavy security precautions are being taken throughout the country and in the border regions in preparation for Israel’s Independence Day observances Thursday. The police have been urging the public to exercise a high degree of vigilance for possible sabotage attempts by terrorists. Police stations are already flooded with telephone calls from worried citizens reporting suspicious… More ▸