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The first baby born in Israel on Yom Ha'atzmaut. Born in the Ziv hospital in Tzfat. The parents are Shikma (31) and Aryeh (45) Vakrolker from Kiryat Shemona. She joins the other 8,668,600 Israelis that live in Israel today. Mazal Tov! Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories      Source: Alan...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD71USrN0LM] Transcript: "Regards from Jerusalem on Israel's Independence Day! 69 years ago, the State of Israel was founded. It was a moment of triumph for our people. We had been scattered around the world for millennia. And then we returned to our ancient homeland, to build a safe haven, where we could...
A star is born. On Yom Ha'atzmaut, here are 69 more reasons to love Israel. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayswlVNzigw] Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org By day, Liora Brosbe is the family engagement officer for the Jewish Federation of the East Bay in Berkeley, Calif., where she reaches out to the community with a menu of opportunities for “connecting to Jewish life and each other.” But when she’s not at work, Brosbe’s main...
? The Volcani institute and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel honor the memory of fallen Border Policewoman, Hadar Cohen, by naming a new type of strawberry in her name. Prior to Memorial Day, the Cohen family was invited to the Volcani institute, where they ate the new strawberry together with Agriculture...
A special Yom Ha'atzmaut message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. "On Yom Ha'Atzmaut, we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day in recognition of the rich history between our two countries. "This evening, I have directed One World Trade Center and the new Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit white and blue, the colors of the...
 Ezra Schwartz, a Massachusetts native who was killed in a November 2015 Palestinian terror attack during his pre-college gap year in Israel, was posthumously inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) international Jewish fraternity Sunday at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. Schwartz, who was planning to attend Rutgers, was on his...
This picture of a young orphan hugging his father's grave, is a few years old, but it never fails to strike at the heart and sum up the pain and sadness felt among all those who have lost loves ones to Israeli wars and terrorism. May the mourners of Zion be...
Rare aerial footage from Israel's memorial day. No, it's not a mistake in the camera, the traffic actually stopped for one minute when the siren sounded commemorating the thousands of soldiers who have died for the state of Israel. Source: בית מקדש שלישי Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss...
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu released this inspiring Israeli Independence Day message with this message "There is no country like ours. There is no people like ours. Happy Independence Day, Israel!"   Happy Birthday Israel! Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Israel and the U.S. share many values and traditions—including holding national days of commemoration for fallen soldiers. Yet there are sharp cultural differences marking the Memorial Day observances in each nation. “Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) is so meaningful to Israelis, because everyone is directly connected to it. You’re never...
For Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron), which commemorates fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the Jerusalem-based Lone Soldier Center hosted a unique English-language event Sunday focusing on the stories of fallen Israeli-American soldiers Michael Levin and Shlomo Rindenow. Levin and Rindenow were among the group within the IDF known as...
Picture of paratroopers Zion Karasenti, Haim Oshri, and Itzik Yifat has become defining image of Israel regaining Western Wall; they’re still friends and they still argue Times of Israel: The Iconinc photograph of three paratroopers standing in silent awe in front of the recaptured Western Wall after the battle for Jerusalem...
Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and terror victims, is a time of mourning and reflection over the sacrifices of thousands who have given their lives for the Jewish homeland leading up to and following statehood: 23,544 individuals since 1860, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry. Sixty Israelis...
Over the weekend Israel commemorates Yom Hazikaron, a day to remember the 23,169 soldiers who died, as well as Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence day. Sadly one such soldier who had a great love for Israel and it's people, died this weekend. Simcha Elazar Jessel Z"L, a  photojournalist and documentarian who...


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