Yom Ha’atzmaut 2016 – Sixty-eight years of being ‘a free people in our land’

The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books...

As we transition from mourning to celebration, and Israel’s 68th Independence Day is now upon us, here’s a clip of David Ben-Gurion’s reading of the reborn nation’s Declaration of Independence on the 5th day of Iyar, 5708 (May 14, 1948).

 

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