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One Arab woman in Israel Independence Day event

Of 14 women, only one Arab will be among those participating in the traditional torch-lighting ceremony.
People watch planes from the Israeli Air Force fly over Jerusalem during celebrations marking Israel's 63rd Independence Day in Jerusalem May 10, 2011.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside  (JERUSALEM - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY TRANSPORT) - RTR2M7SX
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The ceremony marking Israel’s 66th Independence Day this year will be dedicated to the “Era of Women.” For the first time, all the people participating in the traditional torch-lighting ceremony will be women.

The ceremony, which takes place on Mount Herzl, beside the tomb of the visionary of the State of Israel Theodor Herzl, concludes the events of Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, and opens the Independence Day celebrations. Over the years, the ceremony has become the major event marking Independence Day Eve and is broadcast live on all the major television and radio stations.

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