Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Israel Independence Day

yom ha'atzmaut : Dry Bones cartoon.
Yesterday we marked Remembrance Day in memoriam of the nation's 22,570 fallen, both soldiers and civilians. The count is comprised of those who gave their lives for the State of Israel from 1860 and on, and includes members of the Jewish Brigade and all branches of the Israeli armed forces – the military, police, the Shin Bet and the Mossad. The past year has seen 133 new names added to the somber count. A sombre day of sadness and introspection.
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And now, today, it's Yom Ha'Atzmaut, marking Israel's sixty-first birthday, a day of joy and celebration ...and our national picnic/barbeque day! Enjoy!! Hag Sameah! Happy Holiday! Live long and prosper!

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