At 13.5.2024, the Embassy of Israel posted the following message on X for Yom Azikaron and Yom Aatsmaut:

“Israel Memorial Day and Israel Independence Day are two sides of the same coin.

On Memorial Day we mourn those who sacrificed their lives. On Independence Day we celebrate their legacy.

This year the transition between these two days is particularly difficult.

We are not completely free while 132 of our loved ones are in captivity.

As we celebrate Independence Day, our brave men in uniform are on the front lines fighting for our country.

This Independence Day is complicated and arduous, but our resolve is strong.

We will get through this.

We will dance again.

Here's to 76 and many more years of independence."