Remembrance Day and Independence Day in Israel

( Judy Lash Balint - Before Israel Independence Day celebrations of the nation's 65th birthday take place on April 16, Israel has to pay tribute to those who fell in battles and terror attacks. Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day takes place the day before Independence Day, and the piercing siren brings the country to a complete standstill at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, then again at 11 a.m. Monday morning for two minutes of silent remembrance. On Remembrance Day, all Israeli places of entertainment, cafes and restaurants are closed, while more than 1 million Israelis visit Israel's military cemeteries.

2013-04-15 00:00:00

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