The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has praised the 23,169 IDF soldiers who have died in Israel’s wars.
“You are our heroes,” said Netanyahu in his address to the opening ceremony at tonight’s Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) ceremony. The prime minister. who lost his brother Yoni Netanyahu during the Entebbe rescue mission in July, 1976, then paraphrased the Book of Psalms “It is certainly very hard, perhaps impossible, to convey to someone who hasn’t experienced it the size of the grief, the strength of the shock that gripped us, the feelings of loss that filled us at the graves of our loved ones. “There we sat down, there we cried as we remembered our loved ones,” said the prime minister.
About the Author: Avi is a news writer for The Jewish Press. In the past, he has covered Israel and the Jewish world for Israel National News, Ami magazine and other international media.
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