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Israel Celebrates Independence Day
Classic interview with a hero who lived during the war of Independence and was Ben Gurion's body guard.
Many of these new Israelis expressed amazement at how the day is celebrated in Israel in contrast with their native countries.
Do the Israeli holidays, created by the secular state, have as much meaning and importance as the Torah holiday’s? The Sacrifice Was Worth It – Happy 68th Israel!! on today's Yishai Fleisher Show.
Jay Shapiro tells some of the forgotten but important tales surrounding Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron.
The transition from solemnity on Memorial Day to the exuberant gratitude of Independence Day just moments later is like no other religious experience. Listen to Israel Inspired Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut special show.
Maj. Gen. Eizenkot said at the ceremony that the unity of the nation "is the foundation of the Israel Defense Forces, and it shapes it as the nation's army, as a state army."
"The PA message to Washington is they want peace. The PA message to their kids is killing Israelis is heroic. It’s time the U.S. figured out which is the true message."
Dr. Avi Yitzchak, the first Ethiopian doctor in Israel, also saved victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
Yishai is joined in-studio by Ata Farhat, chairman of the Druze Zionist Council, to talk about his community's celebration of Israeli independence. Though of a different religion and culture, the Druze fight in Israel's wars and consider themselves an integral part of the Israeli nation-state. Find out why. Then, Yishai rants about the beauty of Israeli independence. He says that while Israel's enemies paint the Jewish state as foreign to the Middle East landscape, the truth is that there is nothing more organic -- more holistic -- than the Jewish people being back in Judea. Finally, for his "Spiritual Cafe" segment, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss issues of Jewish statehood. Is there such a thing as "good" post-Zionism, for example? Listen in!
More than 140,000 Israelis scoffed at blustery weather and visited national parks.
Israelis moved from tears to triumph Wednesday at sunset as Remembrance Day gave way to the nation's 67th Independence Day celebration.
He thanks Jews who stand up for Israel but didn’t even hint they should make Aliyah.
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