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Yom HaAtzma’ut Crowds Overwhelm 4 Heritage Sites on Israel’s Independence Day

There are numerous other heritage sites throughout the country, and all are open to the public as usual.

Site-seeing crowds overwhelmed at least four heritage sites this Yom Ha’Atzma’ut (Independence Day), prompting officials to close their doors temporarily.

The public is asked to first confirm reservations for entry to the following sites due to overcrowding:

Bank of Israel Museum, Jerusalem Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem Ayalon Institute, Rehovot Illegal Immigrants’ Camp, Atlit

There are numerous other heritage sites throughout the country, and all are open to the public as usual.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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