Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hag Sameah ve Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel

Title Translation: Happy Birthday and Independence Day to Israel

"The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples." Henry Kissinger

Israel as a soverign nation is now 60 years old. Seems it's been around forever, doesn't it? I guess that's because most of us don't remember the world without it. Or without the constant conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

That's been around forever too. And it's not likely to stop any time soon.

Read a little about worldwide celebrations of Israel's 60th Birthday. Broaden your horizons.

Take a look at some breathtaking pictures of modern Israel celebrating its Independence.

Our family has many direct connections to Israel, then and now. And we've seen, as the world has seen, that Israel's independence comes with a very high price.

Most of us don't have to pay that price, but our freedom too depends on those who do.

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