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On the Occasion of Israel's National Day

On the Occasion of Israel's National Day On the Occasion of Israel's National Day
Patty Aguilar | 20 April, 2018, 09:55

"We're turning Israel into a rising world power", Netanyahu said at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem before lighting a torch on behalf of all the governments of Israel since the founding of the state.

Forty ambassadors to the United Nations, representing a quarter of the countries with diplomatic ties to Israel, are visiting the Jewish state this week as the country celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Israel has plunged into a two-day celebration of its 70th Independence Day, which was preceded by an annual solemn mourning ceremony in honor of soldiers fallen in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which began the day after the state's establishment. In just a short time, the people of Israel have created a successful nation that has flourished and continues to thrive.

Sputnik has looked through the milestones of Israel's history over seventy years.

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Trump tweeted Wednesday that "We have no better friends anywhere". He says Israel is the closest ally of the US, and he is looking forward to moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem next month.

"Thank you, President Trump!"

Pres. Trump highlights the strong ties the USA has with Israel as he celebrates the country's independence.

Trump's announcement in December that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. and therefore move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, earned him widespread acclaim in Israel, while touching off a firestorm of controversy in the Palestinian Authority and among Palestinian supporters.

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