Israel Celebrates 74 Years of Independence

Israeli women react to music playing at a bar as they celebrate Independence Day at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. (AP Photo)

Israeli women react to music playing at a bar as they celebrate Independence Day at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. (AP Photo)

05-05-2022 CBN News Israel Emily Jones

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel is celebrating 74 years of independence as a modern Jewish state on Thursday.

The celebrations began Wednesday night after a somber Memorial Day dedicated to fallen soldiers and those who lost their lives in terror attacks.

To celebrate independence, Israelis also enjoy hosting barbeques, parties and celebrations at bars across the country.  Related


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During a special Independence Day address, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Israel “a story of hope, a story of human spirit, a story of surviving against all odds.”

“It’s a story of a nation that built something from nothing, a scattered people returning to our ancient homeland,” he said.  

“The state of Israel has given new life to the Jewish people, security to all of Israel’s citizens, and confidence that our best days are yet ahead of us. To every Israeli, every Jew in the world and every friend of Israel I say: Happy Independence Day!’”

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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