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Photo Friday: All Your Trees

In this photo from 1963, Israel's first Prime Minister plants a tree on Tu B'Shvat with children of the Holy Land.

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Happy New Year from Stand for Israel

Because of our observance of New Year's Day, Stand for Israel is suspending activity through January 1. We'll be back on Tuesday, January 2 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up, we'll be here to let you know about them. A Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for standing for Israel!

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Photo Friday: A Nazareth Nativity

Holy Land children in Nazareth in 1959 put on a nativity scene to celebrate Christmas.

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Merry Christmas from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity December 23-25 for Christmas. We'll be back on Tuesday, December 26 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up, we'll be here to let you know about them. We wish a Merry Christmas to our Christian friends, and thank you all for standing for Israel!

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Photo Friday: So the Light Answers

On Hanukkah 1931, a Jewish family defied the Nazis with their

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Over 1,000 Jews Visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av

A record number of Jewish people visited the Old City's holy site for the fast commemorating the destruction of the Temples that once stood there.

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Happy July 4th from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel will be suspending activity for July 4. If any critical developments related to Israel come up, we will keep you informed. Have a happy Independence Day and thank you for standing for Israel!

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Shavuot Blessings from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity Wednesday, May 31, for Shavuot, the Jewish holiday also known as Pentecost. We’ll be back on Thursday, June 1 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we’ll be here to let you know about them.

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Memorial Day Blessings from Stand for Israel

Because of Memorial Day, there will be no Stand for Israel Daily Dispatch on Monday, May 29. If any critical developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we will post them on the Stand for Israel blog. Thank you for always standing for Israel!

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Jerusalem Celebrates 50 Years of Unification

Jerusalem's 50th Jerusalem Day events include festive ones such as a Flag Dance Parade and special Knesset session, but solemn moments, as well, such as memorials for Ethiopian olim (immigrants) and for soldiers killed during the Six-Day War.

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Tens of Thousands March Around Old City to Celebrate Jerusalem Day

Thousands upon thousands of Israelis marched around Jerusalem's Old City while waving flags and singing, celebrating fifty years since the city's reunification during the Six-Day War.

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President Rivlin Opens 50th Jerusalem Day at Western Wall

As Israel begins to celebrate the golden jubilee of the reunification of the Holy City, her president opened the ceremonies at the Kotel

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Israel Moves from Mourning to Celebration

As Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) turns into Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) the Jewish state's spirits lift and the Israeli people look for national unity.

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F-35 Jets Make Debut over Israel for Independence Day

As the people of Israel celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, the IAF's new fighter jets made their public debut, streaking through the skies of the Holy Land.

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Israel Unveils Remembrance Hall for Fallen Soldiers

Ahead of Israel's Memorial Day, Yom HaZikaron, which will be observed on Monday, the Israeli Defense Ministry has unveiled a memorial commemorating each of the 23,000 soldiers killed defending the Jewish state.

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Remembering a Lost Soldier and a Lost Father

PM Netanyahu and his wife hosted a group of children who had lost a parent during one of Israel's wars, and shared in the memories of one small boy's beloved father.

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Israel Celebrates End of Passover

PM Netanyahu and the rest of Israel came out of Passover by celebrating Mimouna, a Jewish tradition that began in North Africa and symbolizes a love for Israel.

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Christians in Jerusalem and Egypt Mark Easter After Palm Sunday Terror

Thousands of Christians observed Easter in the Holy City following last week's ISIS attacks on Christian worshipers in Egypt.

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Easter Blessings from Stand for Israel

Because of Good Friday, we're suspending activity for April 14. We'll be back on Monday, April 17. If any critical developments related to Israel come up in the meantime we will post them on the Stand for Israel blog. A happy Easter to our Christian friends, may our Jewish friends continue to have a blessed Passover, and thank you for standing for Israel!

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Happy Labor Day from Stand for Israel

Stand for Israel is suspending activity Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. We'll be back on Tuesday, September 6 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we'll be here to let you know about them.

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