Ceremonies, festivities and general revelry around the country marked Israels 65th Independence Day anniversary on Tuesday.

Government officials attended ceremonies throughout the day, as President Shimon Peres took park in a "Independence Day singing with the President" ceremony with IDF soldiers, where Peres was joined by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to wave and shake hands with excited soldiers.

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The Israel Air Force (IAF) held special exhibits and activities at air force base museums, and they also conducted a IDF jet fly-by over Israel.

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