by Dan Lavie
First live stream of Israel's only English-language ceremony marking Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism expected to be watched by thousands worldwide
IDF soldiers visit the Mount Herzl military cemetery in
Jerusalem to honor fallen comrades
Photo: Dudi Vaaknin
Israel's only English-language ceremony marking Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism will be livestreamed for the first time this year, and is expected to be watched by Jewish communities and in Jewish schools around the world.
The English-language ceremony is organized by the Jewish Agency's Masa project, which brings Jewish youth to Israel to train as community leaders. Some 7,000 Jewish youths and community leaders are expected to participate in this year's event, to be held on Tuesday evening at the Yad Lashiryon armored corps memorial site at Latrun, outside Jerusalem.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett and the outgoing Jewish Agency chairman, Israel Prize laureate Natan Sharansky, will attend the ceremony. Simultaneous translations into French, Spanish and Russian will be provided.
The Masa Facebook page will carry a live feed of the event.
"The ceremony allows the young people in the Diaspora to be true partners at an event that carries immense weight for Israeli society," Masa CEO Liran Avisar Ben-Horin said.
"Over the years, the event, with its special content, has become a touching memorial service in which Jews in the Diaspora bow their heads along with the Israeli people in memory of the fallen."
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