Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

  • Israel Celebrates Independence Day Today; President Hopes for Peace

    Israel’s desire for peace with the Arab world was stressed here today by President Zalman Shazar in a declaration to the nation and to the world issued on the eve of the celebration of Israel’s 18th anniversary of its birth. The celebration was preceded today with memorial rites throughout the country, observing the national Memorial… More ▸

  • New York Governor and Mayor Proclaim Israel Independence Day

    With the State of New York and the City of New York participating officially, the Jewish community of New York started today to celebrate the 18th anniversary of modern Israel’s rebirth. Israel’s formal Independence Day observance is to be marked officially tomorrow. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mayor John V. Lindsay will proclaim Israel Independence… More ▸

  • Israel Prepares for Huge Military Parade on Its Independence Day

    In preparation for the celebration of Israel’s 13th Independence Day on Monday, which will be marked by a huge military parade in Haifa, it was disclosed here today that the Air Force has acquired six air-to-air Matra missiles for its French-made Mirage jets and that American-made Patton tanks will be on display in the parade…. More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day to Be Celebrated by Children in U.S.

    A complete program guide for the celebration by American Jewish children of Israel’s Independence Day which this year occurs on April 25 has been issued by Pioneer Women, the American Women’s Labor Zionist Organization. Noting that the celebration is aimed at children but involves the entire family, the guide calls for families to mark the… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Parade to Be Held This Year in Haifa

    The Parliamentary Foreign and Security Affairs Committee approved yesterday the Government’s decision to hold this year’s Independence Day parade in Haifa, after the matter was debated in the Knesset. The issue was referred to the committee after a motion opposing the Haifa site decision was submitted by former Premier David Ben-Gurion’s Israel. Workers Party (Rafi),… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Parade Stresses Country’s Defense Power

    A half million spectators hailed Israel’s military power displayed in the 17th Independence Day parade here today. Three hundred jet and transport planes roared overhead and 300 military vehicles rumbled along the parade route with the hundreds of marchers. American-made Hawk anti-aircraft missiles, West German anti-aircraft guns and locally adapted American Sherman tanks, as well… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Celebrated by Jews in New York

    Hundreds of leaders in all Jewish organizations here, national and local, participated today in the celebration of the 17th anniversary of the establishment of Israel. They were the guests of Ambassador Katriel Katz, Israel’s Consul General, at a reception given by him in the Israeli Consulate in honor of Israel’s Independence Day. Recptions were also… More ▸

  • Israel Starts Independence Day Celebration; Honors Fallen Heroes

    Observance of Memorial Day for those who fell in defense of Israel, which annually precedes the celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, was ushered in tonight with a broadcast to the nation by Premier Levi Eshkol. Services for Israel’s war dead will be held tomorrow throughout army camps and military cemeteries. Veterans parades will be held… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Celebrated in London, Mexico City, Johannesburg

    The Earl of Dundee, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, led the British officials who attended an Israel 16th Independence Day celebration given by Ambassador and Mrs. Arthur Lourie here yesterday. Others attending were Lt. Gen. Sir John Hackett, Chief of the Imperial General Staff; Air Chief Marshall Elworthy, Air Force Chief of Staff;… More ▸

  • 200, 000 Watch Israel’s Independence Day Military Parade at Beersheba

    Two hundred thousand Israelis and visitors from abroad Jammed into Beersheba today to watch a display on Israel’s 16th Independence Day of the deterrent power which has kept the Arabs at bay for those 16 years. A spectacular aerial demonstration by 220 military planes marked the start of the 57-minute parade in a mighty show… More ▸