Yesterday was Yom HaAtzmauut (Israeli Independence Day) and in the spirit of solidarity with Jews all over the world, we honor and celebrate the centrality of the Jewish State in the life-blood of Jewish history, heritage, culture and spiritual sustenance. As a modern political entity, Israel is only 69 years old, but in this short period of time, Israel has become one of the most successful centers for technology, industry, medicine, agriculture and science in the entire world. It is also the only democracy and one of the only dependable allies of the US in the entire Middle East. Indeed, we can take great pride in the fact that Israel has established herself as one of the most democratic, forward thinking nations in the world. May our relationship with the land and the people of Israel continue to grow stronger as through the years.
Happy Yom HaAtzmauut!