Independence Day

Halberstam Case Recalled

07/26/2002
Staff Writer
Two Brooklyn congressmen have joined a grassroots campaign to have the FBI officially designate the July 4 shootings at Los Angeles International Airport by an Egyptian gunman as a suspected terrorist attack. "The FBI's failure to publicly acknowledge this fact is dangerous because it lessens the vigilance against similar acts ... in the near future," said Rep. Major Owens in a July 21 press statement. Rep. Anthony Weiner, in a letter to FBI director Robert Mueller, urged Mueller to investigate the act as "a possible terrorist attack."

Sorrow Turns To Rejoicing

05/08/2009
Staff Writer
‘From mourning to joy” is a slogan in Jewish life. In Israel, it’s an annual ritual. Every year in spring, the Jewish State marks Yom HaZikaron, its memorial day for fallen soldiers, then, as the sun sets that night, it gives way to Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day.

Marking Israel’s 59th

04/27/2007
Staff Writer
In Israel, Independence Day is a cause for giving thanks: singing “ Hatikvah”; hanging the flag from apartment banisters and on automobile aerials. For bopping friends over the head with small toy hammers. Following Yom HaZikaron, Israelis celebrated Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Independence Day, as usual in a spirit of joy over the country’s accomplishments in its first 59 years with a twinge of apprehension over what future years will bring.
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