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The Israeli Flag Raising

April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


Israeli Flag Raising. Israel flag is pictured at an angle, in the upper half of the flyer. It consists of a white field bearing two horizontal blue stripes and a central Shield of David, which is also popularly known as the Star of David. The bottom of the flyer is white with blue wordage detailing event

The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Municipal Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs were proud to recognize the Consulate General of Israel, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, the Israeli American Council, New Jersey-Israel Commission and the Jewish community as we celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of Israel’s Independence during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 15, 2021. National Anthem of both nations were played.

 The United Nations General Assembly voted on November 29, 1947 to partition the British Mandate of Palestine in order to create the State of Israel. It was not until May 14, 1948 during the 5th day of Iyar in Hebrew calendar, that the leader of Mapai and head of Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel the day before the British Mandate was due to expire establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.

 Upon declaring independence, the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 broke out when five Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq armies invaded the newly declared Jewish state, beginning what became known as Israel’s War of Independence. The State of Israel successfully defended its sovereignty and triumphed after nearly 15 months of war. David Ben-Gurion, Zionist statesman and political leader, became Israel’s first prime minister. The position became permanent on 8 March 1949, when the first government was formed. The Israeli flag which depicts a blue Star of David between two stripes of blue continues to serve as a reminder of the Israel’s struggle for freedom, democracy and dignity that they so bravely fought for and the peace they strive to maintain.

 The City of Jersey City and the Israeli community will proudly fly the flags of the United States and Israel high above City Hall in recognition of the cherished cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. It is also a reaffirmation of the long friendship built on common values and an abiding love for freedom.

A group of people are picture holding the Israeli flag before it is raised.

Attendees from Left to Right :
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, City of Jersey City
Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward C of Jersey City
Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey,  Ward B of Jersey City
Tal Shuster, National Board Member of  Israel American Council and
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Andrew Gross, Executive Director of  New Jersey-Israel Commission
Itay Milner, Consul for Media Affairs, Consulate General of Israel NYC
Council President Joyce Watterman, Municipal Council of Jersey City
Jerry Dargan, Director of Jewish Community Security, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey 

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April 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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