The Good Stuff From Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

Every year on Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) when we remember all those who’ve fallen in wars and acts of terror, we stand, silent and still twice. Once at 8pm and again at 11am the next day. In Israel we have a siren (the same one that warns us of incoming rockets) that sounds for the whole time. Everyone freezes. Well even if you can’t hear the siren, people freeze.

This picture was taken on a flight from Ben Gurion to Madrid. Quite a few of the passengers noted the hour and stood up for a minute at the appropriate time.

Israelis standing on a flight from Tel Aviv to Madrid for Yom HaZikaron

The next is a typical picture of a street scene in an Israeli city on the night of Yom Ha’atzmaut. It is accepted that kids run around with spray cans of foam. This is one of the more extreme cases of it’s use I’ve seen. And on a police car.

Police car covered in shaving foam Yom Haatzmaut 2015

And this last picture is somewhat unusual as it shows the snow on Mount Hermon in the north of Israel that actually fell on Yom Ha’atzmaut. That’s pretty late for snow to be falling.

Snow on Mount Hermon on Yom Haatzamut 2015


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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