For the first time I'm in Israel for Yom Hatzmaut and it has been a very unique experience.
Yesterday the country commemorated Yom Hazikaron, in memory of the fallen soldiers of the IDF. It's a really sad day since everyone here had friends in the army who are no longer with them. The TV and cable stations suspended all channels for the day and only documentaries of soldiers are allowed to be aired throughout the day.
Right after this sad day Israel celebrates its independence and I've linked this amazing video from the Jewish Agency because it really shows what this day is all about.
I will also post an exclusive video of Lapidot's concert of BenYehuda today.
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