|The Prime Minister [blue tie] and President [right] of Israel participate in their Memorial Day, "Yom HaZikaron"|
|A moment of stillness is observed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem for Yom HaZikaron, The Day of Rememberance. 22,993 IDF soldiers have fallen serving their country. |
In a YouTube video posted on the eve of Israel Independence Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the opportunity to acknowledge Israel's "millions of friends," both Jewish and non-Jewish, and thank them for "their unwavering support" of the Jewish state.