”From the moment the state was established, it has not ceased to wish for peace with its neighbors and to the same degree, its enemies have not ceased from their aspiration to wipe it off the face of the earth” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday afternoon as Israel prepares to observe Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers.
The day is usually observed on the 4th of the Hebrew month of Iyar, which began Saturday night, but it was postponed one day to avoid desecration of the Sabbath. Because of the change, Yom Ha’atzmaut is being celebrated on Monday, one day later than usual, on the 6th of Iyar,
“We are here thanks to Israel’s fighters who joined the struggle for our existence, thanks to those who survived the wars and thanks to those who fell. We do not forget, even for a second, that we are here thanks to the fallen,” the Prime Minister added.
“Today, while the accumulated threats against the State of Israel are greater than in the past, both the IDF and our security services are stronger than ever. We will continue to strengthen our security, we will continue to aspire for peace with our neighbors, and we will continue to ensure the future of our country.”