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.

Jerusalem United

Celebrating the re-unification of Israel's eternal capital.

A Letter from an Israeli Reserve Soldier

Our young country, built from the ashes of the Holocaust, does not turn its back on humanity.

Why is Israel So Happy?

The Jewish state ranked 14th on global Happiness Report. What’s its secret?

54 Ways You Can Help Israel

Incredible ideas for how to help Israel at this crucial time.

Happy 64th Birthday, Israel!

Celebrating Israel’s unique resolve, resilience, courage, and ingenuity.

Israel: 100 Years of Science

How one stone can change the world.

Israel in Timelapse

A unique tour of Israeli landscapes.

Israel Snapshot

Beautiful photos from the Land of Israel.

The History of Hatikvah

In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.

Avichai's Story

The moving story of a young soldier who saved the life of a little boy.

Cinderella & the Israeli Soldier

A glimpse of life in Israel you don’t get to hear in the mainstream media.

The Sole of Our Nation

Why I love living in the land of Israel.

Our Soldiers, Our Sons

Moving to Israel forces us to confront a new reality: our sons in uniform.

A Second Chance for Aliyah

One family turns back the clock.

Israel Inside

A new documentary on how Israel's spirit and resilience brought them to the forefront of world innovation.

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Get the definitive answer.

Top 63+1 Reasons I love Israel

The top 63-plus-one new reasons I love Israel, in no particular order.

Who Else But Israel

Israeli field hospital carries on inspiring work in Japan.

Nov 29, 1947: The Story of a Vote

Eyewitness accounts of the November 1947 UN vote to partition Mandate Palestine into two states.

Israel: Where We Belong

Creating our connection to the land of Israel.

Start-Up Nation

How seven million people surrounded by enemies created innovation magic.

Echoes of a Shofar

The remarkable men who blew the shofar at the end of Yom Kippur at the Western Wall before the founding of the State of Israel.

Israeli Defense

Maj. (Res.) Dr. Yehuda David is on a lifetime mission to defend Israel and its soldiers.

Israel Innovation

Bringing prosperity to the Jewish people and the world.

A Simple Song for Israel

Israel stands for Peace.

Serving My Country

Why this fourth-generation American moved to Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces.

7 Questions: From Phishhead to Israeli Army

David Sussman's brush with death changed his life

Heroes of Israel: Bankrupting Terror

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is the voice of the victims.

A Soldier and an Old Woman

In Israel's darkest moment, outnumbered and surrounded by enemies, an old woman sees what no one else can see.

Fear vs. hope

Israelis' anguish is too little acknowledged.

Gilad Shalit Petition

Making Gaza aid conditional on Gilad Shalit's release.

Dear Citizen of Gaza

I am the soldier who slept in your home.

Coming Home from Gaza

Thank you God for bringing my son home.

Every Soldier a Hero

The inspiring story of the hero of the Merkaz Harav massacre.

My Gaza War Diary

The power of faith and unity on the frontlines.

Not In Kansas Anymore

Somewhere over the rainbow I landed in the land of Israel

Out of the Mouth of Roni

How an 8-year-old is holding down the borders of Israel.

The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

You can't transport to Israel all the piles of stuff that have defined your life for so long. What stays and what goes?

7 Ways You Could Help Israel

Practical things you can do to make a difference.

When Rockets Go Slam

In Israel, nobody expects miracles, but everybody takes them for granted.

Israel: The Gateway of Hope

The Jewish connection with Israel goes back 4,000 years to the first recorded syllables of Jewish time.

Only in Israel

The joys of living with the family.

Nothing Short of a Miracle

Step back from the news of the moment and take stock of the larger picture.

Mazel Tov for Surviving

It's astonishing that Israel has not only survived but is flourishing.

Israel at 60

There are no answers, only improvisations.

The Looking Glass

To the women of Israel.

Going Up to Israel

Fulfilling the dream had never been easier.

10 Tips to Successful Aliyah

Practical advice from people who made the monumental move to Israel.

Bikini-Brand or Holy Land?

Let us market Israel for what it really is: the spiritual capital of the world.

Taxi Driver

For Yom Ha'Atzmaut, our special Israeli taxi driver story.

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