Israelis celebrated in traditional fashion with barbecues, dancing and day trips.
With literally thousands of years of history, the Jewish state is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks you won't want to skip on your next visit.
Jerusalem might be the most famous city in the world. Revered by the major monotheistic religions, the city has attracted the attention of the devoted.
Prior to the parade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared the day, and every first Sunday of June, Shimon Peres Day in New York.
JERUSALEM (JTA) – David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and Chaim Oshri — have proudly served...
One consequence of Israel's youth is that its 69-year history of statehood has been well-photographed.
The footage offers close-ups of the squadrons in action, as well as expansive shots of Israel's cities, coastline and farmland.
Rivlin thanked on behalf of all Israelis the Jews around the world who "give so much to help Israel and Israeli society grow" in a greeting posted on YouTube for Yom Haatzmaut, or Israel Independence Day.
Though not every US president traveled to Israel while in office, the unique and enduring bond between the US and Israel has never been in question.
David Ben-Gurion was the first prime minister of Israel—a keen political mind who possessed a way with words.