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Huntington residents mark Israel’s independence

Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash Seven-year olds Harvey and Emma Muslin of Teays Valley wave Israeli flags in the breeze during the fourth annual West Virginia Israel Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Pullman Square in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash
Seven-year olds Harvey and Emma Muslin of Teays Valley wave Israeli flags in the breeze during the fourth annual West Virginia Israel Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Pullman Square in Huntington.

 

HUNTINGTON — “There’s so much to celebrate about Israel,” Rabbi Jean Eglinton said as she sat in the shade at Pullman Square during the fourth annual statewide West Virginia Israel Independence Day Celebration.

 

The event commemorates the rebirth of ancient Israel as a modern independent nation in 1948, but even beyond the country’s 66th year of independence, there’s really much more to celebrate about Israel, she said. It has 30,000 years of remarkable history to explore, and astonishing advancements in technology are developed there as well, she said.

 

Hundreds of people came out on a sunny Sunday afternoon to show their support and enjoy the celebration, which features music, dance and several speakers…

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