Entering the ninth year with full religious ceremonies to commemorate a unique feat in 21st century Portugal.

The feature film portrays the dramatic Yom Kippur War, which turns 50 in October this year.

"Having differences and being able to voice them is a sign of strength—the strength of our democracy and our people," says the Israeli president.

The number of Jews in Israel is 7.2 million—up from 7.08 million last year.

The multitudes continue to arrive despite travel warnings from Israel and pleas from Ukraine.

In a video shown at the event, the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa congratulated the Portuguese Jewish community.