Tag Archive for Memorial Day

Arab Family Request Son’s Plaque Removed From Israel’s Victims of Terror Memorial

At request from murdered Palestinian teen’s family, Mohammad Abu Khder’s name was removed from the Victims’ Memorial at Har Herzl, but they want to keep receiving the financial benefits.

By Gil Ronen


Following a request from Mohammad Abu Khder’s family, the murdered teenager’s name has been removed from the Victims of Acts of Terror Memorial at Mount Herzl.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir – Photo: Reuters

The Abu Khder family say that they do not consider themselves Israelis, and that they only found out about Mohammad’s inclusion from the media.

The inclusion of Abu Khder raised many eyebrows since Abu Khder was not murdered by enemies of Israel. Continue Reading »

The Jewish State Remembers Its Fallen, Then Celebrates Israel’s Victory

Since 1948, 23,320 Israelis of all religions have fallen in war, or murdered in terrorist attacks.
• Israel honors their sacrifice on Wednesday, and the victory it had won after 2 millennia in exile.

By Israel Today Staff


As we do every year, Israelis on Wednesday made the incredible transition from deep mourning to bounding joy as we first marked the Memorial Day for our fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism before moving immediately into Independence Day.

PHOTO: Israel Defense Forces Facebook page

Nationwide sirens on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning brought Israel to a standstill to remember 23,320 fallen soldiers and victims of anti-Israel terrorism.

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On Sunday evening at 8:00 Israel will remember its 23,169 fallen soldiers


President Peres: “The heroes of Israel’s wars endangered their lives to defend the nation, & we must remember them.”

There are 17,038 bereaved family members, including 2,141 orphans & 4,966 widows of fallen IDF soldiers and security agents.

By Lilach Shoval, Yael Branovsky, Ilan Gattegno & Yori Yallon
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Israel honors 23,085 fallen soldiers & police officers this Memorial Day

At 8:00 P.M. a 1-minute siren will sound nation-wide, marking the opening of IDF and Terror Victims Remembrance Day, followed by commemoration ceremonies.

By Gili Cohen and


Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers will begin at 4 P.M. on Sunday with a ceremony at Yad Lebanim in Jerusalem, attended by the prime minister, the speaker of the Knesset and the Sephardi and Ashkenazi chief rabbis.

A woman placing flowers on the grave of a relative at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery last week.

A woman placing flowers on the grave of a relative at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery last week. – Photo: KoKo


At 8 P.M. a one-minute siren will sound throughout the country, marking the official opening of Memorial Day, followed by commemoration ceremonies. Continue Reading »