Declaration Day

Inaugural Declaration Day for Israel75

Tags: Jewish Identity, Jewish Unity, Inspiration and Hope, VCI


Honoring the miracle and rebirth of the State of Israel

On the anniversary of the declaration of Israel’s independence 75 years ago, Israel Forever launched an inspirational virtual global celebration to honor the miracle of the rebirth of Israel in our ancestral homeland, the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Welcoming the diplomatic community of ambassadors and activists, Declaration Day was hosted by the legendary David Citadel Hotel for a commemoration and celebration of the significance of Israel's independence to the world.

Declaration Day in the News

On May 15th, 2023, the United Nations hosted an event marking the "Nakba," an Arabic word meaning catastrophe. Palestinians use that term to describe what happened to them when the State of Israel was born in 1948. Another meeting held in Jerusalem showed a very different view of history.

A number of ambassadors attended the Jerusalem event, including Ambassador Ava A. Arevelo de Moscoso of Guatemala, the second country after the U.S. to recognize the Jewish state in 1948. “For me, it's a pleasure, it's an honor to be here in this wonderful country because all time, the people in Guatemala learn, we learn to love this country because for us it's, it's the country of God," she said.
Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Israel, Mukhtar Mammadov, spoke on behalf of his mostly-Muslim nation. “Not coincidentally, Azerbaijan opened its embassy in Israel on the 75th year, in the independence of Israel. We believe it's an important milestone in our political relations, bilateral relations with Israel. This will give us new opportunities into widening, developing our relations in various fields.  We consider Israel as our strategic partners and want to have cooperation by all means of this word,” Mammadov said.

While it can be a struggle to present Israel's case to the U.N., [Dr. Elana] Heideman believes it's worth the effort. 



Declaration Day is a vitual celebration of Jewish unity and pride in Israel, and a reaffirmation of our national freedom, independence, and rights in our homeland.

We invite everyone to be a part of sharing in the miracle! Submit a video of your personal message of celebration, a clip from your Declaration Day event, a personal statement of declaration of pride, a personal performance or your favorite Israeli song, dance, recipe, or creative expression. Share your message of ZionProud love and be featured as a proud Virtual Citizen of Israel!

Add #DeclarationDay #IsraelForever hashtags in your reel, song, post or video statement of affirmation to be included among the thousands around the world who are sharing their love and pride in the meaning of Israel’s independence to the world.

Declaration Day Submissions

Submit Your Video Declaration

How are you celebrating the miracle of Israel? Send us a video of your celebration - in your community, with family or friends, or how you celebrate in your own private way this monumental occasion of the official recognition of our connection with our Jewish ancestral homeland.
RSVP for Declaration Day

RSVP for the Declaration Day event

In honor of the declaration of Israel’s independence, join fellow proud members of the Jewish Nation and our supporters across the world in affirming our bond with our ancestral homeland.
Partner With Us For Declaration Day

Partner With Us For Declaration Day

How can we strengthen our unity if we do not join in partnership? Be a partner of Declaration Day, a global virtual celebration and declaration of pride reaffirming Israel’s independence and rebirth in our homeland.

Yom HaAtzmaut is our global celebration of Israel's independence on 4 Iyar on the Jewish calendar. Declaration Day is the global recognition of Israel's rights as a member of the family of nations on May 15. But we believe that celebrating our nation, our state, our history, heritage and homeland should be a part of Jewish life every day, everywhere!

Tags: Jewish Identity, Jewish Unity, Inspiration and Hope, VCI