Israeli Independence day, Yom Ha’Atmaut, is April 26. On this day we celebrate the Israeli Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the modern Jewish state in Palestine in 1948.
CiF Watch has a link to a fascinating collection of posters commemorating Israel’s statehood that were released by Israel’s Ministry of Education every year starting 1949 (sans 1957). Cif Watch posted the very moving (I think) inaugural image and comments:
[M]y favourite of all the many beautiful designs is the very first one from 1949 which carries a quotation from the Declaration of Independence that is just as relevant today as it was all those decades ago.
“This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State.”
In contrast with most other nations, that natural right still has to be defended and protected by…
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