Artists Speak Out for Israel on Independence Day

Members of the IDF prepare for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Western Wall on April 17th 2018

IDF accidentally summons reservists for emergency duty on Independence Day

The traditional event kicks off Israel's Independence Day, which marks 70 years since Israel's establishment this year. Five Arab armies from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon invaded the new state from all sides along the entire border, with artillery, armored battalions and fighter bombers, while the Local Arabs were fighting in the interior of the country.

A later scene showed pioneers arriving Israel, and young workers beginning the construction of the revived Jewish state.

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians. J Street is an organization that is poison to the Jewish people and Israel. I was 14 at the time and just starting high school when all men in the neighborhood including my 3 brothers were called to join the fight.

Security guards said they found explosives during a routine search of a truck trying to cross the West Bank's Reihan Crossing. Israel came to a halt for one minute yesterday as sirens sounded throughout the country to commemorate fallen soldiers and civilian victims of violence. Places of entertainment shut down and TV and radio stations broadcast war stories and melancholic music.

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Memorial Day, which goes from sundown to sundown, is marked across the country by mournful ceremonies and visits to cemeteries by bereaved families. Israel is an economic powerhouse but is still a pariah at the United Nations.

A highlight of the day will be the cross-country flyover of military jets and helicopters, which will for the second year include Israel's fleet of F-35 jets, considered the most advanced plane in the world. And North American Jews are increasingly standing up to the Netanyahu government to insist that Israel fulfill its obligations to protect human rights, democracy, and religious liberty.

Schumer also said that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel poses an acute threat.

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