“Serving the US as its Ambassador to the State of Israel, is the greatest honor of my life, and I pledge to you to do all that I can to strengthen and enhance the relations between our two great nations.”
Following the one-minute siren signaling the beginning of Memorial Day in Israel, President Reuven Rivlin lights the memorial flame which testifies to the death and sacrifice of Israel’s heroic warriors.
Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Rivlin, and dozens of Holocaust survivors gathered at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on Sunday night as Israel ushered in the annual Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day.
Jews bade a delicious farewell to the gastronomic austerity of Passover by celebrating a North African traditional Mimouna feast. Politicians from all parties took the opportunity to indulge while posing for photographers.