ARZA Canada salutes Israel and celebrates Israel at 70!
Israel has made amazing progress in 70 years. Israel is now a militarily strong and economically prosperous member of the group of Western democratic countries.
While Israel faces many external and internal challenges, Yom HaAtzmaut is a time to celebrate Israel's many achievements over the past 70 years.
This video runs through 70 years of milestones and accomplishments, in under 3 minutes
And to highlight more, a 70-second video of highlights we can all celebrate and be proud
Lighting the torch:
It's a great honour to light a torch at the Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
Here are s
everal fascinating stories of people selected to light a torch this year.
One of the torch lighters is singer Shlomo Artzi. Here's a taste of the atmosphere at one of his concerts, in the ancient amphitheater at Caesarea.
The Israel 21C website prepared videos of interesting Israelis for Yom HaAtzmaut. Here are two:
Yael Arad won Israel's first ever Olympic medal
This Jerusalem venture capitalist runs a co-existence program that brings thousands of Jews and Arabs together
David Ben Gurion declares Israel's independence in 1948. You don't have to understand Hebrew to appreciate the historic footage in this video.