Seventy years ago David Ben-Gurion publicly read aloud Israel's Declaration of Independence.
According to the Gregorian calendar, that day was May 14, 1948.
According to the Jewish calendar that day was the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the year 5708.Israel's national holiday of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Day of Independence) is celebrated each year on the fifth day of the month of Iyar.
This year, in 2018, that day begins on the evening of Tuesday April 18 and continues through Wednesday April 19.* * *
NOTE: The U.S. State Department's official statement announcing the U.S. Embassy's move to Jerusalem read, "In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary."
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NOTE: Palestinian Arabs who are grumpy and anti-Israeli, observe "Nakba Day" (Nakba means catastrophe) on May 15, the first day of the new state's existence.* * *
No matter which day you'll be observing, you'll want an Official Dry Bones Jerusalem/Israel Day Mug!
The mugs cost $15.39 each.
This collectible commemorative treasure celebrates the declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's Eternal Capital City AND our observance of Israel's 70th year of Independence!
Please note: we will NOT be issuing a Nakba Day Mug
They are large (11 Oz) ceramic mugs with big, comfortable easy-grip handles. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Don't miss this opportunity!
$15.39 gets you this Dry Bones Commemorative Mug
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