Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars
and Israel Independence Day

29-30 April 1998
3-4 Iyar 5758

 Israel Independence Day 1998
 Israel Independence Day 1998
 Israel Independence Day 1998

Israel Independence Day is celebrated annually, according to the Hebrew calendar, on 5 Iyar, the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. (This year it is being celebrated one day early because of the Sabbath.) The day preceding this celebration is devoted to the memory of those who gave their lives for the achievement of the country’s independence and its continued existence.


 Israel Independence Day 1998
 Israel Independence Day 1998

  • Order of the Day for Remembrance Day – IDF Chief of Staff
  • Message from President Ezer Weizman to the Jewish Communities Abroad
  • Message from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Jewish Communities in the Diaspora

Related Documents

  • Izkor – Memorial to Israel’s Fallen (in Hebrew)
  • The ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly…
  • Remembrance Day/Independence Day 1998 – Selected Readings
  • Timeline of Events: Half a Century of Independence 1948-1998
  • Israel at 50 – A Statistical Glimpse (also available in Arabic)
  • The State of Israel is Born – Headlines from the World Press, May 1948
  • The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
  • Fascimile of the Declaration of Independence (Hebrew)150 KB
  • Israel Jubilee Calendar: Then & Now
  • FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL: The State (also available in Arabic)
  • FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL: History – Independence