A Song of Hope for Independence Day

Sitting with friends in Atlanta, Georgia, Idan Raichel tried to explain how the great joy on Israel's Independence Day, a joy that doesn't know left or right, rich or poor, native-born citizens or new immigrants, is about one thing - celebrating the fact that we are here.

Exactly a year ago, I was sitting with friends in Atlanta, Georgia, and telling them why, in Israel, stores and shopping malls don’t have Memorial Day...