Israel's Memorial Day
Analysis Coronavirus and Constitutional Crises Make Independence Day 2020 No Less Depressing Than Memorial Day
Military cemeteries are abandoned and independence festivities canceled as Israelis worry about their personal safety and the country’s well-being
Communications Minister Amsalem criticized Israeli public radio’s Reshet Bet for broadcasting an ad for the event, which was held in Tel Aviv and Ramallah
Roadblocks were set on main roads leading to military cemeteries, but the police didn’t prevent bereaved families from visiting the graves of their loved ones
Vahav died in April 1983 in an ambush in Lebanon. He was buried alongside an uncle who died in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. His brother Avishai talks about what it’s like to lose a sibling in war
Thought dead in one war, only to die in another, Mordechai Meltzer is remembered by a nephew who ‘saw him as God’
Memorial Day was ushered in Monday evening to honor those killed in the defense of the country, and will continue until Tuesday evening, when Independence Day begins
The court recognizes concern over the spread of the coronavirus as justification for the limitation
Annual Western Wall ceremony held without an audience, as bereaved families kept at home over coronavirus restrictions
Israel will commemorate 23,816 people who have fallen in its conflicts since 1860 ■ Defense officials call on the public to mark Memorial Day ‘at home and using digital means’ due to coronavirus crisis
New project tries to allow every family to hold a digital memorial event during the coronavirus crisis
Organizations from Union for Reform Judaism to IfNotNow are taking part; the event, to be held online because of the coronavirus, will draw record participation, the organizers say
But they are just the symptom; for the cause, look to the prime minister's residence
Tamir Nevuani was the first Druze fallen commando. His brother Nizar, and Motia Dagesh, who also lost a sibling, focus on their lost relatives as inspirations
These Israelis' Parents Died in Battle When They Were Children. They Are Fighting for Financial Aid Israel Won't Give Them
Many Israelis with a father killed in the military say the state isn't helping them enough in adulthood. Widows are suffering too
Premier says 'our dear ones who fell are diamonds,' then takes stab at Iran, who announced earlier it is 'diminishing commitments' to nuclear pact ■ Addressing Gaza tensions, PM notes 'campaign not over'
After being deported to Mauritius by the British in 1940, new immigrant Arie Keler made it to pre-state Israel five years later, but was killed in battle in 1948
Most of the audience was from the cultural elite that is currently fighting for its life, which has no connection to the demonstrators outside, as if they were residents of two different galaxies
‘I’m hoping people in Gaza will get a different idea about Israelis - and vice versa,’ Gazan organizer tells Haaretz; protesters call participants 'Nazis' and 'traitors'
Far fewer Israelis have died from terror and warfare under Bibi, but this belies his image as a tough man to meet on the battlefield
Sirens sound across country at 8 P.M. ■ Official torch-lighting ceremony held; joint Jewish-Palestinian memorial event to take place despite Netanyahu's criticism
Speaking at a military cemetery in Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Lieberman said: 'We're not looking for adventures, but when it comes to the security of Israel and its citizens, there will be no compromise'
Historian says Yaakov Fadida, who died while helping to defend Tiberias in 1948, deserves Israel's highest medal
45 years later, he would be amazed by a powerful army and flourishing economy but stunned by growing hate, degraded democracy and arrogant, inciting leaders
Speaking in Jerusalem, Reuven Rivlin calls for a society which 'will not allow every split to strike root among us' ■ IDF chief of staff: 'Atop the walls of the land stands a formidable army'
High Court overruled defense minister who tried to block attendance of bereaved Palestinians. Last year’s event was marred by violent right-wing protests