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Israel's 20th Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut)

Photographer: Moshe Marlin Levin
Date: 01.01.1968
Catalog #: 55059
Location: Jerusalem, Israel (Central)
Description: Jerusalem celebrates Israel's 20th Independence Day. An official ceremony is held every year on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on the evening of Yom Ha'atzmaut. The ceremony includes a speech by the speaker of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), artistic performances, a Flag of Israel, forming elaborate structures (such as a Menorah, Magen David and the ceremonial lighting of twelve torches, one for each of the Tribes of Israel). Every year a dozen Israeli citizens, who made a significant social contribution in a selected area, are invited to light the torches. Many cities hold outdoor performances in cities' squares featuring leading Israeli singers and fireworks displays. Streets around the squares are closed to cars, allowing people to sing and dance in the streets. (Yom Ha'atzmaut).
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Israel's 20th Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut)
 
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