All posts tagged Yom Ha’atzmaut

Politicians raise their glasses to Israel

STATE politicians and supporters of Israel gathered at Queens Hall in Victoria’s Parliament earlier this week to celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday.

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

Melbourne Jewish students make world’s largest human menorah

MELBOURNE'S Bialik College celebrated Israel’s Independence Day by creating the world’s largest human menorah.

Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

IT is an age-old debate, even more polarising than the Melbourne versus Sydney argument. Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

From solemnity to celebration

WITH Pesach almost over, the community now turns to preparing for the highs and lows of the three "Yoms".

Beacon for world’s vulnerable

ISRAELI solar energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz electrified his audience with his keynote address to Caulfield Shule's annual Yom Ha'atzmaut breakfast at the Palladium at Crown on Sunday.

Premier’s praise for Israel

SEVENTY years of independence for Israel – a state that embodies "the best of Jewish tradition, free speech and debate, innovation, ingenuity and above all else, resilience", according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian – was celebrated at a Yom Ha'atzmaut reception on Monday night with over 700 attendees including political figures and interfaith leaders.

Melbourne turns blue and white

ISRAELI flags fluttered, clutched in the hands of many amidst the sea of blue and white. Many happy faces were adorned with a painted Magen David, and Hebrew tunes were carried aloft upon the twilight breeze. The smell of falafel was in the air, as was a palpable love for Israel. This was Yom Ha'atzmaut 70 – Melbourne style. 

Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrated in Israel

In elaborate birthday celebrations, Israelis covered their country with barbecues, waved blue and white flags, and brought the skies to life with fireworks and flyovers.

‘We will never forget’

MORE than 600 members of the community turned out to pay their respects to Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims at a moving ceremony on Tuesday evening.