Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a bill introduced by Benny Gantz, who now says he opposes it.

Rabbi Rashi Simon explained that "pogroms do not happen in a vacuum”.

"Our improbable story in Israel is of bold and obstinate hope. A story of rising from the depths, again and again, to build and rebuild the world in the image of our dreams."

Yom Ha’atzmaut will be observed with muted festivities throughout the country on Monday evening and during the day on Tuesday.

Since the last Yom Hazikaron, 1,600 Israeli soldiers and civilians have been slain.

Head of the list of the third largest Portuguese party in the European elections suggests that Jewish workers in the Twin Towers were warned about the attacks of September 11, 2001