Israel celebrates 68th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

May 11, 2016 5:49 PM

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Israel celebrates 68th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

JERUSALEM – In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from melancholic reflection to remember its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations.

Marked with a ceremony Wednesday night, Israel began celebrating 68 years since the modern Jewish state was formed.

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