Yom Ha'atzma'ut, Israel Independence Day, marks the anniversary of the day on which Israel declared its independence, on May 14 (5 Iyar), 1948. It is an Israeli national holiday. It will next be celebrated on May 5, 2022.

The Story of My Stabbing

The belief that we can flee and find refuge elsewhere is an illusion.

Why My Mother is Moving to Israel

Especially now, during such trying times, my mother wants to make the statement: I am with you.

Israel: A Nation of Heroes

Since September there have been 307 attacks or attempted attacks in 170 days, in which 33 people have been killed and 360 injured.

I Am Israeli

Why you should celebrate Israel Independence Day.

Israel Wave Your Flag

Aish.com's video sensation celebrating Israel's birthday!

Jerusalem: Facts and Figures

Everything you need to know about Israel’s capital.

Israel Independence Day: Reason to Rejoice

Israel represents the greatest national success story of all time.

Israel & FDR’s Secret Correspondence with the Saudi King

FDR did not support the creation of Israel. Destiny had other plans.

So Many Reasons to Love Israel!

This Israel Independence day discover what thousands of immigrants love about living in Israel.

By Air, Land, and Sea: Aliyah under the British Mandate

Dramatic stories of Jews from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Iraq who overcame great obstacles to reach the Land of Israel.

My Cousin in Gaza

Married one month ago, my 20-year-old cousin is risking his life for Israel and the Jewish people.

Saying Shema in Gaza

The Jewish prayer may have stopped a would-be suicide bomber who was Jewish.

In the Cockpit above Gaza

An Israeli Air Force pilot examines his mission. An Aish.com exclusive.

Our Brothers

Seven snapshots from an intense week in Israel.

The Jewish Army

The Israeli army fights not out of hate for the enemy, but out of love for the Jewish nation.

Thoughts from an IDF Soldier

I spent three days in Gaza and was released to bury a close friend who was killed in action.

Wounded Father on Gaza Border

Last week, during a birthday party for his 3-year-old son, a mortar landed just outside the kindergarten where they were celebrating.

Home: A Music Medley

The Maccabeats’ new music video about coming home to Israel.

IDF Integrates Special Needs Soldiers

A foiled terror attack provides the inspiration for new levels of inclusion.

Saving a Child’s Heart

Dr. Lior Sasson operates on children from Angola to Zanzibar who otherwise would not have the medical care they need.

The Life Saving Paramedics of Operation Protective Edge

An inside look at the harrowing work of treating injured soldiers and saving as many lives as possible.

At Home in Jerusalem

A shiva call reminds me why I live in Jerusalem, despite the fear.

Visiting Israel for One Day

Three reasons why everyone should grab the opportunity if they can.

Sharing the Load

In Israel, the feeling of being part of a Jewish family is overwhelming.

The Meaning of Israel: A Personal View

Tired of all the anti-Israel bashing? Read this and take pleasure in the miracle of Israel.

Israel’s Top 44 Inventions

A new exhibit pays homage to Israeli ingenuity.

Devastation & Hope in the Philippines

An Israeli soldier’s first person account.

Israel Helping its Enemies

Hamas leader seeks medical care for granddaughter in the Jewish state he hopes to destroy.

The Fastest Ambulance

Thousands of passionate volunteers are saving people’s lives with their motorcycles. Meet the Israeli who started United Hatzalah.

IDF Saving Syrian Lives

An inside look into the Israeli field hospital that is saving Syrian lives.

Israel: 100 Years in a Flash

Celebrating Israel Independence Day and the miracle of Israel.

Israel Is Just a Dream

Is Israel just a dream? The choice is yours.

65 Ways Israel is Saving Our Planet

The start-up nation is sharing its knowledge to become a light unto the nations.

10 Reasons Americans Should Celebrate Israel's Independence Day

Celebrating Israel’s many extraordinary contributions to society.

This is Israel: Resilience

Critically wounded by Hezbollah terrorists, Asael Lubotzky dramatically transforms from victim to healer.

Joy of Israel

From soldiers on skis to Israeli cowboys, a family of olim discovers hidden Israel.

We've Gotta Live Together

Building unity through kindness.

Israel & the Environment

An amazing fact sheet about one of the greenest countries in the world.

Muslim, Zionist and Proud

How I went from hating to loving Israel and the Jewish people

Ten Reasons I Admire Israel

Israel’s story is one of the great chapters in the annals of history.

Where the Impossible Happens

Building Israel, from the first grade up.

Mobilizing Jews

Heroism, leadership and kinship during Israel's "mini-war."

Our Family’s Aliyah: A Video Diary

Answering the perplexing question: Why we moved to Israel.

The Birth of the Israeli Air Force

How a group of American fighter pilots risked their lives for the fledgling State of Israel.

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