Full Text Israel Political Brief April 22, 2015: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greeting for 67th Yom Ha’atzmaut Independence Day 2015 — Transcript

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PM Netanyahu’s Greeting for Independence Day 2015

Source: PMO, 4-22-15

“Israel’s Independence Day is an occasion for genuine celebration.

Jews celebrate the rebirth of our national freedom in our historic homeland, the Land of Israel.

We celebrate that the Jewish people are no longer stateless and powerless, but are once again masters of our own fate.

We celebrate the fact that Jews everywhere enjoy a right they were denied for so many centuries, the right to make aliya and be part of the modern State of Israel.

And we can also celebrate Israel’s many achievements.

We have integrated into our society immigrants from all four corners of the earth.

We have successfully defended our freedom against attacks by hostile neighbors.

We have literally made the desert bloom, building a vibrant and dynamic hi-tech economy.

We have built a robust and healthy democracy, where freedom is sacrosanct and human rights enshrined in our laws for all.
We have built a society in which all Israel’s citizens are equal under the law, Arab and Jew alike.

We have witnessed a real renaissance in our national culture.
we take pride in Israel’s achievements.

And even though there is still much work to be done,
on this day we can unite in celebration of Israel’s many successes.

From Jerusalem, the capital of the modern State of Israel for the last 67 years, and the historic capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years,
I wish you all a very happy Independence Day”.

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Israel Political Brief May 5, 2014: Netanyahu, Peres offer video welcomes for Independence Day

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Netanyahu, Peres offer video welcomes for Independence Day

Source: JTA, 5-5-14

Israel ushered in Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut, on Monday night, at the close of Memorial Day, with a national ceremony on Mount Herzl….READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief May 5, 2014: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greeting for Independence Day Yom Ha’azmaut 2014 Israel’s 66th Birthday

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PM Netanyahu’s Greeting for Independence Day 2014

Source: PMO, 5-5-14
יום שני ה’ אייר תשע”ד

 Israel’s Independence Day is a time for celebration. And for justified pride in Israel’s many amazing successes.

For some two millennia the Jewish people had been stateless and powerless, and, of course, defenseless in the face of its enemies. After 2000 years of exile we returned to our historic homeland to re-establish our independence and sovereignty.

Yet we didn’t only create a state.

We have ingathered into our homeland a people that had been scattered around the globe.
We have defended ourselves against the attacks of hostile neighbors, overcoming threats faced by no other country.
We have built a vibrant democracy in which freedom is sacrosanct, guaranteeing equality under the law and the rights of every citizen.
We have created a robust economy, a global technological superpower.
We have signed peace treaties with two of our Arab neighbors, while we quietly talk with many more.

And while doing all this we have enjoyed the passionate friendship of so many around the world. Jews and non-Jews alike have united to speak out for Israel’s right to security and a peaceful future.

This support from our friends, together with Israel’s vibrant democracy, free economy, strong army and commitment to our shared values, form the foundation of our national strength.

So on this 66th Independence Day, I want to thank Israel’s many friends around the globe for their steadfast support for the one and only Jewish state.

And I would like to send special greetings to our special friends who have gathered at Phillips Square in Montreal to celebrate with us. Your show of support for Israel today reflects the strong friendship shared by the Israeli and Canadian peoples. The bond between us was strengthened even further this past January when I had the pleasure of hosting my friend Prime Minister Harper here in Jerusalem.

On behalf of the people of Israel, thank you all for your friendship and for your support.

Israel Political Brief July 4, 2013: President Shimon Peres praises US at 4th of July celebration

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Peres praises U.S. at 4th of July celebration

Source: JTA, 7-4-13

The United States “remains a beacon of hope for the values of freedom, peace and justice around the globe,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a Fourth of July celebration…. READ MORE

Israel Brief April 16, 2013: On Yom Ha’atzmaut Independence Day, Israelis crowd roads despite rain

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On Independence Day, Israelis crowd roads despite rain

Source: JTA, 4-16-13

Heavy rains did not keep Israelis from celebrating Independence Day.

Israel Radio reported Tuesday that roads were packed with celebrants of the 65th anniversary of Israel’s founding, and that some military museums were so packed with visitors that some were turned away….READ MORE

Israel Brief April 16, 2013: Israel Celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut As Challenges Mount

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Israel Celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut As Challenges Mount

Source: The Jewish Press (press release), 4-16-13

Even as millions of Israelis celebrated the country’s 65th birthday with prayers, lavish barbecues and star-studded entertainment in city squares, many citizens expressed worry about troubling domestic and foreign developments….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 16, 2013: Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel celebrates 65 years of independence

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Israel celebrates 65 years of independence

Source: Jerusalem Post , 4-15-13

“My dear friends, brothers and sisters. Today we celebrate the 65th Independence Day of the State of Israel, these were 65 miraculous years without halt,” Shimon Peres said. “Let’s celebrate together and continue to work, hope and be faithful to our values….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief April 26, 2012: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Message to Israel on Independence Day — Yom Haazmaut

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Harper Extends Independence Well Wishes to Israel

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper extended Israel his nation’s well-wishes as the Jewish state turns 64
Netanyahu and Harper in Ottaw

Netanyahu and Harper in Ottawa
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Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper on Thursday published a statement wishing Israel well during its 64th Independence Day celebrations.
“On this special day, I would like to extend warm wishes to those celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut in Canada, in Israel and around the world,” Harper wrote.
“On this anniversary, we remember all that Israel and its citizens overcame to achieve statehood and we celebrate all that it has accomplished in the past six decades.
“As I said to Prime Minister Netanyahu during his visit to Canada last month, our Government recognizes it is an especially challenging time in the Middle East.
“Israel can rest assured that we will uphold its right to exist as an independent Jewish state as we continue in our efforts to promote peace and security in the region.
“Once again, Happy Independence Day!”

Full Text Israel Political Brief April 25, 2012: Yom Ha’atzmaut: President Shimon Peres’ Independence Day Message

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Video: Peres Tells Diaspora ‘Reality Beyond our Vision’

The reality of Israel after 64 years of independence is “much more than the vision we once dreamed,” Peres tells the Diaspora.

The reality of Israel after 64 years of independence is “much more than the vision we once dreamed,” President Shimon Peres told the Diaspora in a special message Wednesday..

Yom Ha’atzmaut is not only a day of celebration but also one to reflect and realize the reality we have built is much more than the vision we once dreamed,” he said.

The President told Jews outside the Land of Israel that the “unyielding spirit which defines the Jewish people” drove Israel’s achievements since its reestablishment as a state in 1948.

“We returned to our homeland, rich in history, yet scarce in land, meager in natural resources. We had not choice but to invest in our greatest asset – our people. And we did, together with you….

“We have built an  extraordinary country, due to our extraordinary people. Today, we can proudly look upon our thriving economy, innovation serves as Israel’s heartbeat and creativity runs through our veins.

Yom HaAtzmaut begins Wednesday evening with the conclusions of ceremonies in observance of Memorial Day for Fall Soldiers and terror victims.

The President noted that Yom Ha’atzmaut also is “a  time to remember those who defended and served our country, many of whom sacrifice their lives for our young state.”

He praised what he said is the ”young generation’s commitment to our state, [which] is essential as our shared tomorrow will be defined by innovation. As  partners of our nation, your ability to secure a future defined by scientific development and discoveries is vital to our shared mission.

“Our mutual unwavering commitment to each other is crucial

Full Text Israel Political Brief April 25, 2012: Yom Ha’atzmaut: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Independence Day Message

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PM Netanyahu’s Independence Day greetings

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Israel’s Independence Day is a time for us to consider what makes Israel truly unique.

Netanyahu Thanks Israel’s Supporters on Independence Day

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s greeting in honor of Israel’s 64th Independence Day: We are unique in having such passionate friends.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a special greeting on Wednesday, in honor of Israel’s 64th Independence Day.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greeting to Diaspora Communities for Israel’s 64th Independence Day

Source: Israel Minister of Foreign Affairs, 4-25-12

Israel’s Independence Day is a time for us to consider what makes Israel truly unique.

Israel is unique in restoring sovereignty, and the capacity for self-defense, to a people who had been stateless and powerless for 2,000 years.

Israel is unique in ingathering to an ancestral homeland an exiled people who had been scattered around the globe.

Israel is unique in having become a global technological power despite the fact that we face threats faced by no other nation on earth.

Israel is unique in the Middle East for having a vibrant, liberal democracy where women are equal, minorities are free and where all are subject to the rule of law.

But Israel is unique in one other important way: we are unique in having such passionate friends, Jews and non-Jews alike, for whom the well-being, security and future of our country are so important. This passionate support, along with Israel’s strong army, free economy and dynamic society, is the pillar of our national strength.

And this Independence Day, I want to thank the tens of millions of friends of Israel throughout the world for their unwavering support for the one and only Jewish state.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Netanyahu

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