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Jerusalem - In Photos: Israel Commemorates 23,544 Fallen At Western Wall Ceremony

Published on: April 30, 2017 03:35 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Israeli soldiers stand at attention by the memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90Israeli soldiers stand at attention by the memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders and soldiers stood in silence and bowed their heads for one minute at the Western Wall on Sunday evening as a memorial siren blared across the country in commemoration for Israel’s Memorial Day.

The ceremony, which was attended by President Reuven Rivlin , Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Police Commissioner Roni Alshich marked the beginning of the day which honors the 23,544 security forces who have died defending the State of Israel since the beginning of the modern Jewish movement in the Land of Israel in 1860 and victims of terror.

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Israeli soldiers march during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers march during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention by the Israeli flag at half mast during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention by the Israeli flag at half mast during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
President Reuven RIvlin speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)President Reuven RIvlin speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
President Reuven RIvlin lights a memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)President Reuven RIvlin lights a memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
President Reuven RIvlin lights a memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)President Reuven RIvlin lights a memorial fire during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention and bow their heads as siren heard during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention and bow their heads as siren heard during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention and bow their heads as siren heard during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention and bow their heads as siren heard during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers march during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers march during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)Israeli soldiers stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)
The Western Wall is seen empty during a Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)The Western Wall is seen empty during a Memorial Day ceremony in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 30, 2017, as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers. (Credit: Flash90)


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 Apr 30, 2017 at 03:53 PM hashomer Says:

May HaShem continue to defend and make prosperity in Medinat Yisroel. And may our tough IDF be the spearpoint defending the Jewish people there! This June marks 50 years since our return to Yerushalaim and HaKotel...

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 Apr 30, 2017 at 09:17 PM Anonymous Says:

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hashomer Says:

May HaShem continue to defend and make prosperity in Medinat Yisroel. And may our tough IDF be the spearpoint defending the Jewish people there! This June marks 50 years since our return to Yerushalaim and HaKotel...

Is Mashiach still on your list? Or are you comfortable with the kosel that is supposedly yours?

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 Apr 30, 2017 at 09:27 PM Anonymous Says:

You are kofui tov. The State of Israel and the IDF protect all residents -including anti-State chareidim - from danger,

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 May 01, 2017 at 12:23 AM lazy-boy Says:

#1 True Yid Says what ever..... but.....
I would not say it is the opposite, you can live a very frum life here with little problems and not much money needs, but the problem is the polarization of people meaning too many people in Eretz Yisroel have become more and more extremist in their thinking of the other Jew.

We need more people like Rav Grossman and Chabad to go out to reach the other not yet religious Jew and less extremism.

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