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Cabinet okays memorial hall for nation’s fallen
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April 22, 2012 22:50
The hall, which will cost NIS 40 million, will commemorate all of the nation’s fallen.
PROPOSED memorial hall at Mount Herzl

PROPOSED memorial hall at Mount Herzl 370. (photo credit:Defense Ministry)

The cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved the establishment of a memorial hall at Mount Herzl as a central location for the commemoration of the nation’s fallen soldiers and fighters.

The decision came two days before this year’s commemoration of Remembrance Day, which begins Tuesday evening.



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The hall, which will cost NIS 40 million, will commemorate all of the nation’s fallen and serve as a central location for official government memorial ceremonies.

“We do not have a central hall to commemorate all the fallen of Israel’s battles,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.

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“After 10 years of discussing this, the time has come to make a decision. We are a nation steeped in memory. We are doing this out of a deep appreciation of the contribution of the fallen, and I hope there will not be a need for other places like this.”

The hall will be built in the shape of a torch rising some 18 meters where a flame will burn all year long. The walls of the hall will be lined with bricks with the names of the fallen soldiers engraved in chronological order.
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