Today was Remebrance Day in Israel – a great opportunity for me to show you these retro photos in my series: 1970’s Israel. These are photos are (obviously) old scans from soldiers in the Israeli Defence Forces: Tzahal.
Yom Hazikaron (in full Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ולנפגעי פעולות האיבה; lit. “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism”) is Israel’s official Memorial Day, enacted into law in 1963. While Yom Hazikaron has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of political violence, Palestinian political violence, and terrorism in general. – Wikipedia
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל Tzva Hahagana LeYisra’el, lit. “The Army of Defense for Israel”), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal (צה”ל).
Tomorrow it’s Yom Ha’atzmaut (Hebrew: יום העצמאות Yōm hā-ʿAṣmāʾūṯ lit. “Independence Day”), the national day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar.
More from the series 1970’s Israel here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/category/photography/israel-1970s/