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Memorial Day Siren Brings Budapest Airport to a Standstill

While today is Yom HaZikaron, Memorial Day in Israel, the Holy Land’s not the only place where Israeli fallen soldiers and terror victims are being honored. Yediot Achronot reports that at the airport in Budapest, Hungary, an El Al officer took over the main PA system to broadcast the two-minute siren usually sounded in Israel:

Passengers preparing to board an El Al flight from Budapest to Tel Aviv on Wednesday morning experienced an emotional moment when the terminal came to a standstill during a 2-minute siren in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims.

During security check for the flight, El Al’s security officer took over the airport’s main PA system and announced he was halting security for El Al passengers for two minutes to allow his employees to stand in memory of the fallen, at the same time as the siren in Israel.

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