Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

By:
Penny Schwartz, JTA
An impromptu ceremony honored Venezuelan Jewish marathoner Maickel Melamed, whose medical condition severely restricts his mobility.
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JTA
War reference absent from Netanyahu’s English-language address, which celebrates Jews’ right to immigrate to Israel and Arabs’ equality before the law.
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JTA
Reuven Rivlin called Israeli independence “the accomplishment of a 2,000-year-old dream.”
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JTA
Israel marked the start of Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut, at the end of the solemn Memorial Day observance.
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Among those being honored are the 116 soldiers and civilians who were killed or died in the last year.
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