Monday, April 15, 2013

15-Apr-13: A moment before Israel's Remembrance Day passes...

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For blog readers and visitors who are not subscribers to the Malki Foundation mailing list, we want to share this message that was sent out in the past hour by the executive team who provide Keren Malki with its energy and drive its activity.
Keren Malki at the official Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) ceremonies   
As Yom Hazikaron comes to an end and the country gets ready to celebrate Israel's 65th Independence Day, please take a moment to share our pride in the video clip featured at last night 's ceremony. 
The official Remembrance Day ceremony at the Knesset was a moving and meaningful event, honoring the memories of those fallen soldiers and terror victims whose lives were featured.   Although only in Hebrew, the music and pictures portray the message nearly as well. 
We hope to have a subtitled version on the Keren Malki Facebook page within the next few days.   
To view the whole program on the Israel Broadcasting Authority (Channel 1) website, please click here.    
And for a last thought for the day, please click here to read Frimet Roth's touching and meaningful article published in The Algemeiner e-newspaper.
The segment focusing on Keren Malki appears at about the 41:00 minute mark, and runs for about three and a half minutes. The video viewer at the IBA site has a slider that lets you jump to that, or any other, specific point in the video. 

The viewing audience, in terms of the proportion of Israeli homes tuned in to this program, was huge, a reflection of the personal exposure that the vast majority of Israeli families have to the tumultuous events that underpin Yom Hazikaron. The haunting an beautiful musical performances will affect you even if your Hebrew is too limited to understand all that is spoken.

If you tune in, we're sure you will agree last night's event on the grounds of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, was powerful, emotional and uplifting, focusing as it did on families who have found ways - each of them distinctive and different - to connect the loss of loved ones in war, including the war waged on us by the terrorists, into something of value to the community. 

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