Tue, May 10, 2011 | Youtube
PM Netanyahu’s Greeting for Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day
Transcript of PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s greeting for Israel’s 63rd Independence Day:
Today Israel celebrates 63 years of independence.
We celebrate the rebirth of Jewish sovereignty, the restoration of our capacity for self-defense and the absorption of millions of Jewish immigrants from across the world into the state of Israel.
We celebrate Israel’s thriving economy, our dynamic culture and our remarkable achievements in science, medicine, technology, agriculture, in the arts, countless other areas and we also celebrate Israel’s democracy, because in the vast swathe of land between the Khyber Pass and the Straits of Gibraltar, between Pakistan and the Atlantic, Israel is the one place that protects the rights that many in the democratic world take for granted, the right to think and worship as one pleases, the right of women and minorities to be equal members of society and the right of citizens to be ruled by laws and not by men.
In Israel all our citizens, Jews and Arabs alike, are equal under the law and as we celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut we give thanks for 63 years of freedom and independence in we renew our hopes for a future of security, properity and peace.
Chag Atzmaut Sameach — Happy Independence Day…to all of you.