Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and unifying message at Israel’s central Memorial Day ceremony held at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. He urged all Israelis, regardless of their backgrounds, to “stand together as brothers.”
Netanyahu emphasized the unity and brotherhood among Jews, Druze, Muslims, Bedouin, Christians, and Circassians. “Brothers in service, brothers in arms, brothers in blood,” he said, highlighting the shared sacrifices and the strength that the nation derives from each family’s pain and resilience.
The Prime Minister also underscored the importance of bringing home IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, and captives Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, who are held by Hamas. He reiterated the commitment to stand together and ensure Israel’s independence for generations to come.
At the Western Wall memorial ceremony in Jerusalem, President Isaac Herzog also shared a heartfelt message. He described the unique sound of the siren that unites the country during Memorial Day, reflecting pain, hope, grief, and pride. Herzog emphasized the importance of safeguarding the shared home and loving one another as sisters and brothers, for they are one people.
As we remember and honor the fallen heroes, it is important to recognize the unity and strength that the State of Israel and its people embody. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they stand together as one, cherishing the values of unity, resilience, and brotherhood. This unwavering spirit is what makes the State of Israel a beacon of hope and inspiration for the world.