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With BBQs and F-35s, Israelis Delight in 70 Years of Independence

Israel independence (Photo: IFCJ/Eva Geller)

Israelis are proud of their nation, especially today as the Jewish state turns 70 years old. As the people of Israel celebrated, The Times of Israel shared with us about this awesome occasion:

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis flocked to beaches and parks, lighting grills, waving flags and craning their necks for a glimpse of Israel’s fighter jets to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day on Thursday.

After a night of fireworks, concerts, parties and an emotional crossover from Memorial Day to Independence Day, most Israelis were spending the day, a national holiday, celebrating the country’s birthday.

Some 100,000 Israelis were at the country’s national parks, with 18,000 camped around the Sea of the Galilee, according to the parks authority.

A highlight of the day was the cross-country flyover of military jets and helicopters, which for the second year included Israel’s fleet of F-35 jets, considered the most advanced plane in the world...

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