From the ingathering of the exiles to modern political stalemates, Israel celebrates another Independence Day
Israeli children’s hold Israeli flags ahed of Israel 73rd Independence day, at a kindergarten in Moshav Yashresh, April 13, 2021. (Photo: Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
Seventy-three years are merely a blink of an eye when you consider the more than 3,000 years of Jewish history.
Even the United States, which is considered young by European standards, will celebrate 245 years of independence this year.
The Jewish state is now marking 73 years of statehood, and on the eve of Independence Day, it can take pride in many impressive achievements – against all odds.
At the same time, Israel still faces many serious challenges that need to be properly addressed in the coming years.
Here are some of Israel’s outstanding achievements and its challenges as Israel shifts from Memorial Day and lights the torch that kicks off the celebratory atmosphere of Independence Day on Wednesday evening.