Israel, marking annual Memorial Day, comes to a standstill

20 April, 2018, 00:49 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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Palestinian organisations and supporters used online platforms and various hashtags to call for the release of Palestinian political detainees, with many focusing on Israel's treatment of Palestinian children.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis were flocking to beaches and parks, lighting grills, waving flags and craning their necks for a glimpse of Israel's fighter jets to mark the country's 70th Independence Day on Thursday.

"The problem", he added, "is of course if you want to be a serious state - and we are already 70 years old - you can expect to maintain some tradition".

The Jewish population stands at approximately 6.589 million, while Arabs number some 1.849 million, 20.9% of the population. "And I'm very fortunate that I made it". Officials said he admitted that he had planned to carry out a stabbing attack, the Times of Israel reported.


On October 6, 1973, the Egyptian and Syrian armies launched a coordinated fourth war against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, when many of Israel's soldiers were away from their posts observing the Day of Atonement by fasting.

Security guards said they found explosives during a routine search of a truck trying to cross the West Bank's Reihan Crossing.

The premier's remarks at a Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday come amid rising tensions between Israel and Iran over an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria last week that left at least four Iranian military personnel dead. And when prominent, solidly pro-Israel leaders like Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and Sen. Israel is an economic powerhouse but is still a pariah at the United Nations. 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.

In the short term, Israel's hope is that the Trump administration will abolish the Iran nuclear deal, re-impose suffocating sanctions against Iran and if necessary be willing militarily to work with Israel to cut the threat.

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