The people of Israel celebrated their seven decades as a nation today.
Stand for Israel Blog - Holidays
At the torch-lighting ceremony celebrating Israel's 70th anniversary, PM Netanyahu lauded the Jewish state's essence of independence and called her a "rising power."
Many cities around the United States lit their buildings in the colors of Israel in honor of the Jewish state's 70th anniversary.
A two-minute siren brought the Jewish state to a halt today as all Israelis paused to remember the many lives lost during her 70 years of existence.
As the Jewish state began Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, PM Netanyahu mourned all Israelis lost, including his own brother.