Remembrance Day for 22,682 Fallen IDF Soldiers Begins Tonight


idfThe annual Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers begins at sundown today in memory of 22,682 soldiers who fell defending Israel as well as more than 2,000 victims of terror. This year,112 soldiers were added to the death toll.The opening ceremony is at 8 p.m., when a one-minute siren will wail throughout the country, and a two-minute siren will sound at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Memorial ceremonies will be held at hundreds of locations, including the Kosel, in the presence of President Shimon Peres. The Chief Rabbis of Israel and of the IDF will attend the “Chai HaTzafon” shul in Petach Tikva.

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin will lead a ceremony at the Knesset.Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will participate in a ceremony at the Har Herzl military ceremony tomorrow.

There are approximately 4,800 IDF widows and 8,000 children who suffered the loss of a parent who died in the service of the IDF.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Israel}


  1. thats more than all the jews killed everywhere else in the world put together since the inception of “israel.” zionism has caused the deaths of over 25,000 jews! when will we say dayeinu and end the root cause of these tragedies – zionism?

  2. Had you been alive at the time, you probably would have lamented the deaths of those who helped David defeat Avshalom. After all, you surely would have pointed out David’s many defects (such as his behavior with Batsheva, and having terribel yichus being descended from a giyores) and called it a failed monarchy.

  3. 25,000 killed since the State of Israel was founded—and 6 million killed in the decade before the State of Israel was founded.

    You do the math.

    If anything, your point seems to be that Zionism should have been developed earlier.

  4. These negative comments are a BUSHA!

    And you talk so scathingly about “self-hating Jews”; you should all be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves for such callousness.

    Go’al nefesh mamash.