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Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

  • 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 ▸

  • New York Mayor Designates Friday As “israel Independence Day”

    In ceremonies in City Hall, Mayor Wagner today issued a proclamation designating this Friday as Israel Independence Day. Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the American Zionist Council, accepted the proclamation from the Mayor in behalf of all the Zionist organizations in the country. Mrs. Simcha Pratt, wife of Israel’s Consul General in New York, presented… More ▸

  • Israel’s Independence Day Observed in Many Lands; Eisenhower Greets

    President Eisenhower, expressing “best wishes” on the ninth anniversary of Israel’s independence, said in a message last night to a dinner of the America-Israel Society, that “as the peoples of the world learn to appreciate the mutuality of their hopes and interests, we can face the future with confidence.” Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban told the… More ▸

  • Huge Military Parade Marks Independence Day Celebration in Israel

    Half a million Israelis lined the main streets of Tel Aviv today to cheer a five-mile-long military parade as the State of Israel entered its tenth year with pride in its past, confidence in its present and hope for the future. The parade marking Israel’s ninth Independence Day was the largest ever held. The spectators,… More ▸