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US Lights Up Blue and White for Israel's 70th

Rhode Island Legislature lit up in Israeli colors (Photo: Foreign Ministry)

As Israel celebrated her 70th Independence Day, her greatest ally also celebrated. Ynet News' Itamar Eichner reports that many cities across the United States lit up their buildings in Israel's colors in solidarity with the Jewish state on this momentous occasion:

The United States went blue-and-white for Israel's 70th Independence Day, with buildings across the nation lit up in the Israeli flag colors on Wednesday night.

According to Israel's Consul General in New England, Yehuda Yaakov, the state of Massachusetts lit up two of its bridges - including the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, considered a symbol of Boston - and two train stations in honor of Israel.

Other New England states also celebrated Israel's birthday: Rhode Island lit up its legislature building in blue-and-white, while Maine lit up the governor's home, and an Israeli flag was flown over Connecticut's legislature.

In Chicago, some of the most famous buildings in the city were lit up in the Israeli colors. The Israeli Consulate launched a competition for photographs of the buildings, which prompted many Israeli supporters to take to Chicago's snowy streets to snap pictures...

Tags: Holidays , US-Israel Relations

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