Politics and international relations aside, the United States and Israel have quite a bit in common. Case in point: both countries know how to party like it's their birthday.
July 4 Swag
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Yom Ha'atzmaut Swag
.קלַאסִי (that's classic in Hebrew)
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July 4 at the Beach
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Partying like it's 1776?
Yom Ha'atzmaut at the Beach
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Partying like it's 1948?
July 4 Tradition
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Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.
Yom Ha'atzmaut Tradition
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Think foam party meets bar/bat mitzah party give-aways.
July 4 Parade
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Kickin' it old school.
Yom Ha'atzmaut Parade
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Fancy flag formations.
July 4 Fireworks over the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Oh say, can you see...
Yom Ha'atzmaut Fireworks over the Knesset in Jerusalem
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כֹּל עוֹד בַּלֵּבָב פְּנִימָה...
(As long as deep within our hearts...)