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Independence Day
5777-2017
A Call for Proposing Candidates to
Light a Torch at the Opening Ceremony of
Israel’s 69th Independence Day
The Public Committee for the selection of torch lighters at the Ministry of Culture and Sport’s Outreach Center invites the public to propose candidates to light a torch at the opening ceremony of Israel’s Independence Day at Har Herzl. The ceremony will be held on the eve. Of Israel’s Independence Day, the 6th of Iyar 5777, May 1st , 2017.
Please submit your recommendation here: Masuot@most.gov.il

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This year, the main theme will be: The Fiftieth Anniversary of Jerusalem’s Reunification The Eternal Capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish People
Starting this year, the committee will also be selecting a representative from the Jewish diaspora to symbolize the unity of the Jewish people as a whole and the fact that Israel is home to all of the world's Jews for the future Independence Day ceremonies (through a special joint subcommittee of the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and the Ministry of Sport and Culture). The committee calls upon the public to propose a candidate from the Jewish diaspora who personifies the concern and work being done for the future of the Jewish People , who reinforces the link between the world Jewry and Israel, and relates to the selected theme.
Jerusalem, the capital city of the State of Israel and the seat of its governing institutions; the pulsing heart of the Jewish People, the focus of its people's yearnings, and a city holy to the three great Monotheistic Religions, where the past, present and future coexist side by side.

On its 69th Independence Day, the State of Israel will salute those who have made a unique contribution to the city of Jerusalem, past and present: to its reunification, to its security, to "weaving a common fabric" for cohabitation among its residents, to building and developing the city, to cultivating its unique culture, to bolstering the bond between the city and the Jewish diaspora and the public at large in Israel and worldwide.

The committee calls on the public to propose candidates who, through the strength of their character and their life's work, personify the selected theme.
Starting this year, the committee will also be selecting a representative from the Jewish diaspora to symbolize the unity of the Jewish people as a whole and the fact that Israel is home to all of the world's Jews for the future Independence Day ceremonies (through a special joint subcommittee of the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and the Ministry of Sport and Culture). The committee calls upon the public to propose a candidate from the Jewish diaspora who personifies the concern and work being done for the future of the Jewish People , who reinforces the link between the world Jewry and Israel, and relates to the selected theme.
Jerusalem, the capital city of the State of Israel and the seat of its governing institutions; the pulsing heart of the Jewish People, the focus of its people's yearnings, and a city holy to the three great Monotheistic Religions, where the past, present and future coexist side by side.

On its 69th Independence Day, the State of Israel will salute those who have made a unique contribution to the city of Jerusalem, past and present: to its reunification, to its security, to "weaving a common fabric" for cohabitation among its residents, to building and developing the city, to cultivating its unique culture, to bolstering the bond between the city and the Jewish diaspora and the public at large in Israel and worldwide.

The committee calls on the public to propose candidates who, through the strength of their character and their life's work, personify the selected theme.

Please submit your recommendation here: Masuot@most.gov.il

A brief rundown of the guidelines for writing the recommendation
The submitted recommendation must include:
  • A brief resume of the candidate, emphasizing his or her relevance to the selected theme (up to 500 words).
  • Arguments in favor of the candidate’s outstanding contribution to Jerusalem in the context of one of the areas mentioned above and/or in other fields.
  • Contact details of the recommended candidate.
  • Contact details of the person making the recommendation.
  • Recommendations may be submitted in Hebrew or English.
  • No more than one candidate may be recommended.
  • Recommendations which fail to comply with the submission rules as listed above, will not be discussed at the committee.
  • The members of the Public Committee for the Selection of Torch Lighters may put forward additional candidates as they see fit.

Recommendations must be submitted to the Outreach Center -
Committee for State Ceremonies and Events, no later than Wednesday, 7 Nissan,
5777, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 am, via email to the following address:
Masuot@most.gov.il
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