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
This is the third post in my series with retro photos from Israel: «Israel 1970′s». I’m not sure, but to me it seems that not only the music – but also the slides, were more psychedelic back in the 1970’s…
For more Monochrome Madness, check out Leanne & Laura’s posts:
Edit: I just found some info on this slide and the neighborhood it’s in.
“Kiryat HaYovel was established in the 1952 to house thousands of Jews from Arab countries who fled their homes when the State of Israel was declared.
On March 29, 2002, Ayat al-Akhras, an 18-year-old Palestinian, blew herself up at the entrance of Kiryat HaYovel’s main supermarket, killing two people and injuring 28.
The neighborhood’s claim to fame is “The Golem”, a whimsical playground sculpture set in Rabinovich Park. Commonly called “The Monster” (Hamifletzet in Hebrew), the sculpture’s three red tongues serve as slides. The Golem was designed by the French sculptor Niki de Saint-Phalle.”
This is my second post in my series with retro photos from Israel: «Israel 1970′s». This time I’ve also chosen to add a photo that was sent to me by one of my contacts. It’s from one of Johnny Cash’s many visits to Jerusalem. His first visit took place in 1966 when Mr. Cash was thirty-four. The other photos, also from my contact, is typical family photos of the era.
I’ve promised you that I’d start a new series with retro photos from Israel. This is the first photo in the series: «Israel 1970’s» and it’s called אריה ברק וגיא: that’s the name of the three persons in the photos and their names mean Lion (Arie), Lightning (Barak) and Valley (Guy).