Fireworks lit up the Tel Aviv night sky on Wednesday as Israelis celebrated the country’s 68th Independence Day.
Israel’s Air Force held a special aerial show crossing all of Israel.
President Reuven Rivlin hosted a ceremony in Jerusalem, where 120 Medals of Excellence were awarded to IDF soldiers.
Across Israel, towns and cities held all-night-parties and barbecues, performances and other events.
Yom Ha’atzmaut comes immediately after Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s national day of remembrance for more than 23,000 fallen soldiers and victims of terror.