Above left: The remembrance ceremony at Jerusalem’s Western Wall honoring Israel’s 22,993 victims of war and terrorism.
Above right: Cartoon courtesy of Yaakov (Dry Bones) Kirschen www.DryBonesBlog. blogspot.com.
Letter from US President Barack Obama to Israeli President Shimon Peres
Dear Mr. President:
On the 64th anniversary of Israel’s independence on April 26, I wish to extend warmest regards and congratulations on behalf of the American people.
Based on shared values and interests, the bonds between our two countries are deep and strong. In a time of momentous change, the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to Israel’s security and a comprehensive peace in the region.
As we work together to pursue common goals and meet shared challenges, I wish the State of Israel continued prosperity and a peaceful future.