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Holiday Preparations

Store owners have their blue and white paraphernalia ready for sale ahead of Israel's Independence Day this week. For some strange reason, balloon hammers have...

Pro-IDF Arab Priest Gabriel Naddaf Denies Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Naddaf issued a statement Sunday saying the source for the complaints against him are criminal elements in the Arab community.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Rehearsal sessions ahead of Israel's 68th Independence Day ceremony, which will be held on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem next week.

US Officials Warn of ISIS Attacks on July 4

Americans' fear of the ISIS is turning terror into the major election issue.

Secular Coercion and HaAchim Gat

They called it "religious coercion" but it was really "secular coercion" and secular intolerance.

67th Independence Day: Snow on Hermon, Rain on BBQs and IAF Flyover

More than 140,000 Israelis scoffed at blustery weather and visited national parks.

Zionism in Animation

‘Zionism in Animation’, aims to tell the story of Zionism in a series of 100 short animated clips, and is the brainchild of Shlomo Blass, head of Rogatka.

Tears Lead to Triumph: Israel Celebrates 67th Independence Day

Israelis moved from tears to triumph Wednesday at sunset as Remembrance Day gave way to the nation's 67th Independence Day celebration.

Israel’s Memorial Day

Israel commemorated its Memorial Day on Wednesday...

Weather Forecast Rains Out BBQ for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

It is going to be a very windy Independence Day. Snow will fall on the upper slopes of the Hermon.

Raising the Star

Israeli workers raise a large Star of David (Magen David) onto the "Harp Bridge" at the entrance of Jerusalem on April 17, 2015, in...

President Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu with Forming the Government

If there are no surprises, Netanyahu is expected to form a coalition, after some tough negotiations, with the Likud, Bayit Yehudi, Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu, UTJ and Shas.

Rami Levy to Light Torch on Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Likud supporter and supermarket chain mogul Rami Levi has been named one of the torch-lighters in the traditional ceremony on the evening of Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Independence...

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

Site-seeing crowds overwhelmed at least four heritage sites on this Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, prompting officials to close their doors on Israel's Independence Day.

PM Netanyahu’s Independence Day Message (+Video)

PM Netanyahu's message to the world on Israel's Independence Day.

Thousands of Israelis Usher In Yom HaAtzma’ut

Young, and young-at-heart Israelis flood streets of downtown Jerusalem to celebrate return of Jewish sovereignty to Land of Israel.

What is the Link between 17th of Tammuz, July 4th and Lincoln?

The USA was founded on the Fast Day of the 17th of Tammuz, July 4, 1776. On the same coincidental days in 1863, a rabbi’s sermon included a phrase that Lincoln later made famous.

July 4, Day of Operation Entebbe, Israel Upgrades Uganda Airport

July 4 is not only US Independence Day. It also is the anniversary of Operation Entebbe. An Israeli firm this week won a contract to return to Entebbe, ironically to upgrade its systems and security.

From Joy to Sorrow and Back Again

I close my eyes and am transported back to Israel, where I spent the past six weeks.

The Story of Israel’s Independence

This is Judah’s manifest destiny. This is the uncanny persistence of his youth, the anthem of his old.

Israeli Children Returned to School, Hence the Rockets

The IDF's assessment, hardly surprising and certainly not for the first time, is that the attack on Eilat was made from the nearby Sinai Peninsula.

The Only Truth

It's important to realize the cost of something and that includes the State of Israel.

The Fourth of July is Coming – Who Cares?

To all of my beloved Jewish brothers and sisters in America, go ahead and eat your hot dogs. Drink your beer. But don’t think that the Fourth of July is really Independence Day for you. Remember that your nation is Israel, not America. Your hearts should beat proudly when you see the Star of David blowing in the wind, not the Stars and Stripes. And always remember that you are only in America, temporarily, because of the curse of galut.

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Raffling Off July 4 Party Tickets

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that it will be giving away tickets to an annual Independence Day party at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

Bronx Girl Wins National Bible Contest, Passaic Boy Scores Perfect

Shalhevet Schwartz, a 14 year old girl from Riverdale, Bronx, was one of only two girls to compete in her division of the National Bible Contest held last Sunday at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. Despite appearances, the freshman at SAR High School exhibited sufficient bible knowledge to win, and be eligible to participate in the world championships in Jerusalem, the “Chidon HaTanach”, held every year on Israel’s Independence Day.

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