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Video of 2-minute siren across Israel on Israeli Memorial Day

For those that don’t know, every year on Israeli Memorial Day there is a two-minute siren that goes off around the country. People stand in remembrance of those that died defending Israel. 43 more words


65th Memorial Day of the State of Israel

Earlier today at the Israeli Foreign Ministry Memorial Ceremony,

this poem was read by Iman (whose last name I did not catch). What I did hear and do remember is that Iman is a Cadet of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and that she too, like so many others of us is a member of the same bereaved family of the State of Israel. 230 more words

Living In Israel


It’s hard to forget the siren. It pierces the humid air, reverberating in a somber note. The sound is powerful yet frail; the waves ebb to an eerie silence. 500 more words

Cultural Contemplations

Isa David-Ben-Rafael's Speech at The Israeli Foreign Ministry Memorial Ceremony

Honorable Deputy Foreign Minister, Honorable Director General of the Foreign Ministry, Honorable Supreme Court Justice of the State of Israel, Honorable Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Honored Families of the Fallen, Distinguished Guests: … 1,001 more words

Living In Israel

Mother And Child

Today is Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day.

An illustration by American-born Israeli artist Gila Kaplan.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Israel: Jews In A State

Two Minutes

It usually takes a lot to shut the notoriously loud Israeli populace up. In fact, it’s almost impossible to get Israelis to speak quietly or slow down. 248 more words

Israel: Jews In A State

A Different Kind of Memorial Day

I knew it was going to happen. I predicted it last week. Just like on Holocaust Memorial Day, regardless of when I leave work or home, I am always on the freeway when the siren goes off. 575 more words