Yom HaAtzmaut — Israel Independence Day
Sundown April 28th through sundown April 29th, 2020 marks Israel Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the “provisional government” read and signed a Declaration of Independence in Tel Aviv.
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