IN PICTURES: Israelis celebrate the Jewish State's 70th birthday

Celebrating 70 years in pictures

Performers happy to celebrate Israel's 70th year of Independence (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Performers happy to celebrate Israel's 70th year of Independence
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Israelis celebrate 70 years of independence. (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)Israelis celebrate 70 years of independence. (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Israel's annual airshow in Tel Aviv marks 70 years of independence. (Kobi Richter/TPS)Israel's annual airshow in Tel Aviv marks 70 years of independence. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel's annual airshow in Tel Aviv marks 70 years of independence. (Kobi Richter/TPS)Israel's annual airshow in Tel Aviv marks 70 years of independence. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

 IDF soldiers march in celebration of Israel's 70th year of Independence, credit: MARC SELLEM. IDF soldiers march in celebration of Israel's 70th year of Independence, credit: MARC SELLEM.

Performers happy to celebrate Israel's 70th year of Independence, credit: MARC SELLEM.Performers happy to celebrate Israel's 70th year of Independence, credit: MARC SELLEM.
 Children particpate in celebrations of Israel's 70 years of independence at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM. Children particpate in celebrations of Israel's 70 years of independence at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM.

Dancers perform in independence ceremony at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM. Dancers perform in independence ceremony at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM.

Dancers perform in independence ceremony at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM.Dancers perform in independence ceremony at Mount Hertzel, credit: MARC SELLEM.
Jerusalem residents celebrate independence day in the street, credit: YITZHAK KELMAN/ TPS.Jerusalem residents celebrate independence day in the street, credit: YITZHAK KELMAN/ TPS.
 Celebrations at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv for independence day, credit: EITAN COHEN/ TPS. Celebrations at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv for independence day, credit: EITAN COHEN/ TPS.

 Fireworks in Jerusalem for Israel's independence day, credit: YITZHAK KELMAN/ TPS. Fireworks in Jerusalem for Israel's independence day, credit: YITZHAK KELMAN/ TPS.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, pose with soldiers during an annual event to celebrate distinguished soldiers on Israel's independence day. (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, pose with soldiers during an annual event to celebrate distinguished soldiers on Israel's independence day. (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)