Ground-breaking Held for Memorial Site for Fallen Soldiers

40-million-shekel structure on Mt. Herzl will house major remembrance ceremonies.

The prime minister, president, defense minister and IDF chief of staff attended Wednesday a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the future national memorial on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem. The hall, with a price tag of 40 million shekels ($11.5 million), will become the official memorial site for fallen IDF soldiers and other Israeli security personnel. The construction funds were...