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Israel pauses on Memorial Day to remember the dead

Israel pauses on Memorial Day to remember the dead

"For 70 years we have held a shield and a sword in our hands while building the state of Israel", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a commemorative ceremony yesterday. With Iran seeking to expand its influence in Syria, under the umbrella of Russian influence, we must stand ever vigilant against the real threats to Israel's independence and security.

Israel also alleges that a drone which penetrated its airspace in February was sent by Iran "armed with explosives and was tasked to attack". The Israelis have not commented on the strike, which killed at least four Iranian military personnel, but Iran has vowed revenge.

The mega-Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on April 18, 2018.

"I am happy to note that Ukraine and Israel, united by a common history and strong inter-human ties, managed to establish special partnership and interstate relations based on mutual respect and trust".

"If we're required to defend ourselves, we will rise to the challenge and ensure Israel's victory", Netanyahu said.

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The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that "We have no better friends anywhere". "Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month!"

Motorists pulled over on the sides of highways and roads, and pedestrians stopped in their tracks silently with heads bowed as a siren rang out at 11 a.m.

Over 8.8 million people reside in Israel as a whole, a marked increase from the 806,000 that populated Israel when it was first established.


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