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Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

  • Some 125,000 Marchers, Spectators Participate in Israel Independence Day Parade

    About 75,000 Jewish youths and adults, many in colorful costumes, marched on Fifth Avenue under cloudy skies today in the seventh annual Salute to Israel Parade celebrating the forthcoming 23rd anniversary of Israel’s independence. Spectators along the 29-block route of march–57th to 86th Streets–were estimated at 50,000, a relatively small turn-out attributed to unseasonably chilly… More ▸

  • Some 1 Million Expected to Participate in Israel Independence Day Parades, Rallies

    More than one million adults and Jewish youths are expected to participate in Israel Independence Day parades and rallies next month, it was announced by Dr. Arnulf Pine, chairman of the American Zionist Youth Foundation. Local Jewish Welfare Federations, Jewish Com- munity Centers and Jewish youth councils throughout the country are sponsoring these events. In… More ▸

  • Azf Sets April 28 for Celebration of Israel Independence Day

    The American Zionist Federation has set the evening of Wednesday, April 28, for a celebration in Carnegie Hall of Israel’s 23rd anniversary. It expects a minimum of 17 parades in communities across the country, and is asking local AZF chapters to urge their Mayors and Governors to issue proclamations designating April 29 as Israel Independence… More ▸

  • Nearly a Quarter-million Persons March in Israel Independence Day Parade

    “Jewish Power” and “Kiss Me, I’m Jewish” were among the buttons displayed today as nearly a quarter-million persons participated in a joyous 29-block parade celebrating Israel Independence Day. An estimated 75,000 marchers–representing 300 school and youth groups sponsored by 76 national and local Jewish organizations under the banner of the American Zionist Youth Federation–sang Hebrew… More ▸

  • Gov. Rockefeller Proclaims May 11 Israel Independence Day in New York State

    Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller has proclaimed May 11 as “Israel Independence Day” in New York State. His proclamation noted that Israel created a “new member of the family of free nations in the world.” The establishment of Israel, he stated, was a “consummation of decades of struggle and heartache and centuries of aspiration which often… More ▸

  • Plans Under Way in N.Y. Metropolitan Area to Celebrate Israel Independence Day

    Elaborate plans are being made in the New York area for the celebration of Israel’s Independence Day on May 10. It will be the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Jewish State. The Israel Anniversary Committee here is sponsoring a show to be presented at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center. The presentation will feature David… More ▸

  • Israel Preparing for Independence Day; Air Force to Hold Center of Stage

    Israel’s Air Force will hold center stage on Independence Day, May 11–the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of Israel. Formation flights over Jerusalem and other major cities will be the chief display of military might, in contrast with former years when massed troops, tanks and armored vehicles were paraded through the streets. Official celebrations will… More ▸

  • Solemn Memorial Day Observances in Israel Proceed Independence Day Celebrations

    Israel observed a solemn memorial day today for its fallen soldiers and the men and women who fought for independence in the pre-statehood era. The memorial period was ushered in by the wailing of sirens yesterday evening. When the sirens sound again tonight, they will mark the start of Israel’s 21st Independence Day celebrations. A… More ▸