Google Doodle Celebrates the Israel Independence Day

Google Doodle Celebrates the Israel Independence Day

Today’s doodle celebrates Israel’s Independence Day. On this day in 1948, David Ben-Gurion read the Israeli Declaration of Independence to a crowd in Tel Aviv. This holiday, also known as Yom Haatmaut, always falls on his fifth day in the Hebrew month of Iyar, but is sometimes postponed by a day or two so as not to overlap with the Sabbath.

In the Hebrew calendar, the day begins in the evening. Yom Haatmaut is observed from sunset until the following evening on the designated day.

The state of Israel was created eight hours before the end of the British Mandate of Palestine, which was scheduled to end on May 15, 1948.

Substantive paragraphs of the Declaration of the Founding of the State of Israel of May 14, 1948 express a declaration that it was made on the basis of our natural and historical rights and in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly. The important paragraph ends with Ben-Gurion’s words in which he declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Israel, Eretz, known as the State of Israel.

Israel quickly received diplomatic recognition from many countries, including the Soviet Union and the United States, but not from the Arab League or most Muslim-majority countries. On May 15, neighboring Arab countries declared war on Israel and invaded the territory of the former British Mandate, leading to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which began as a civil war in Mandate Palestine from 1947 to 1948. expanded to. However, the war ended with Israeli victory in the 1949 armistice that established the Green Line as Israel’s border.

On Memorial Day, or Yom Hazikaron, the country begins its celebrations at sunset. Government officials typically give speeches in Jerusalem, and the ceremony involves lighting 12 torches representing Israel’s 12 tribes. The blue and white Israeli flag in today’s graffiti is seen flying atop a flagpole and flying across the country.

Happy Independence Day, Israel !

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