Israel Independence Day

Getting Hosed On Independence Day

05/01/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

As Israel celebrates its 64th year with joy and a haze of barbecue smoke, it’s easy to feel nostalgic.

After all, the creation of Israel is nothing short of a miracle. To think, on the heels of such destruction, to finally have a country of our own!

That despite the setbacks and the many innocent people who have lost their lives, what a thriving and impressive country Israel is. A real start-up nation.

Abigail Pickus

Peres Talks Tough To Israel's Enemies In Independence Day Speech

04/26/2012

 

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel's enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.

"To those who are now threatening Israel I say, don't repeat the mistakes of your predecessors," Peres said Thursday in a speech at an annual ceremony bestowing honors on 120 soldiers for Yom Ha'atzmaut. "You threaten out of a hunger for conquest. We defend out of an aspiration for peace. The wars, which Israel did not initiate, brought it unexpected gains, causing the aggressors unexpected losses."

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