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Amram’s Rose Garden, Shlomo’s Accordion: When Objects Help Us Mourn and Remember

Before he left for reserve duty, Amram Ben-Sisu stopped to care for his beloved rose garden one last time. Since his death, his family...

MK: Closing Military Cemeteries on Memorial Day Is Wrong

The decision to close military cemeteries on Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers due to the corona crisis "is not unrealistic, but it is...

Israel to Shut Down Military Cemeteries on Memorial Day

In an effort to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, the cabinet has approved a nationwide lockdown for next week coinciding with Memorial Day...

Israel comes to standstill for 2-minute siren commemorating fallen soldiers, terror victims

A nationwide siren was sounded at 11:00 AM on Wednesday ahead of the state ceremony honoring the 23,645 members of the security forces who...

Terror victim’s daughter in emotional address: “I will miss you for the rest of...

Hundreds of bereaved families gathered at the Knesset on Tuesday evening for the annual ceremony honoring the memory of Israeli soldiers and terror victims....

Over 6,000 attend Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony as right-wing activists protest

After the High Court’s intervention, an alternative Memorial Day ceremony took place in Tel-Aviv with participants from bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families. Several dozens...

Yom Hazikaron: Israel remembers 23,645 fallen soldiers, 3,134 terror victims

Some 1.5 million Israelis are expected to visit the military cemeteries across the country during Yom Hazikaron to pay their respects to the 23,645...

Court overturns Liberman’s decision to ban 90 Palestinians from attending memorial ceremony

With just a few hours left until the Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled to allow 90 Palestinians who live...

West Bank, Gaza sealed off ahead of Independence Day

The IDF has sealed off the West Bank until the end of Independence Day. Passage through the border crossings will be permitted only for...

Israeli PM turns down 70th Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to participate in the annual torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day because his attendance would...