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Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

  • Israel Announces Plans for Celebration of Independence Day Next Week

    Complete plans for the official celebration of Israel’s 14th annual Independence Day, to be observed formally next Wednesday, were announced here today. The modern State of Israel was officially born at 12:01 A. M., on May 15, 1948, which was the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar–falling this year on May 9. In accordance… More ▸

  • New York Governor Designates May 9th As Israel Independence Day

    In an official proclamation designating May 9 as the Fourteenth Anniversary of the establishment of Israel’s statehood, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller today declared that the “stability of Israel offers the possibility of permanent peace in the Middle East.” Attending the ceremonies in the Governor’s New York office were Dr. Miriam Freund, chairman of the executive… More ▸

  • Jordan Protests Against Israel’s Planned Independence Day Parade

    Jordan today made its annual formal protest to the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission against Israel’s plans to hold its annual Independence Day parade in Jerusalem. Jordan contended that the heavy guns and tanks planned to be included in the parade were contrary to the armistice agreement. The agreement does limit the size and quantity of… More ▸

  • Will Fete British Defense Chief at Israel Independence Day Celebration

    Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten, Chief of the Defense Staff, will be guest of honor at an Israel Independence Day dinner here on April 24, it was announced today. The dinner, in celebration of Israel’s 13th anniversary, will also mark completion of the planting of a forest in Israel in memory of the late… More ▸

  • Israel Ready for Independence Day Fete; Will Show New Weapons

    The Histadrut, the Israel Labor Federation, decided today that it would not arrange any major labor rallies on May Day because May 1, a Sunday, is the eve of the opening of the celebration of Israel’s 12th anniversary of Independence. Small meetings will be called on Saturday instead. The official Israel celebration of Independence Day… More ▸

  • N. Y. Mayor Proclaims ‘israel Independence Day'; City to Salute Israel

    Mayor Robert F. Wagner today announced the observance by the City of New York of May 13, 1960 as “Israel Independence Day in New York City.” In a proclamation issued in connection with the forthcoming 12th anniversary of Israel’s statehood, Mayor Wagner lauded the Jewish State as a “bulwark of democracy for the free world… More ▸

  • Israel Independence Day Award Goes to Poet Behind the “iron Curtain”

    The 1959 Israel Independence Day literary awards included for the first time a prize to an author who writes from a country behind the Iron Curtain. The author, a Yiddish poet who writes under the pseudonym Y. Goleh, was voted the award for a poem “Massah Gog” — the Burden of Gog — which was… More ▸

  • Israel Displays Military Might in Independence Day Parade in Tel Aviv

    Ninety jet military planes roared through Tel Aviv skies today while 100 tanks rolled through the streets here in Israel’s Independence Day military parade. An estimated half million Israelis, tourists and official guests watched the parade. Eight French-Built Super-Mysteres, one of the world’s fastest jet fighters, and 28 French-built Vautors, top-rated fighter bombers, took part… More ▸

  • New York Mayor Proclaims “israel Independence Day for City

    Mayor Robert F. Wagner issued a proclamation today, designating tomorrow as “Israel Independence Day. ” In his proclamation, the Mayor called on all New Yorkers to join in the celebration of the eleventh anniversary of Israel’s independence. Tonight, the American Zionist Council observed the independence anniversary of Israel at a reception here, attended by more… More ▸