In honor of Israel’s 75th birthday, Unpacked has 7 (and a half) facts for you to share at your Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations.
From deciding on the name “Israel” to key facts surrounding the founding of the state, Israel’s 75 years of history are filled with fascinating details you may not have heard of before.
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National Photo Collection of Israel, Photography dept. Goverment Press Office
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