Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blue and white on Israel’s highways

Breaking with our usual custom of avoiding the Yom HaAtzma’ut traffic, the Shiputzim family hit the road today.

Flags were everywhere:

IMG_1074 IMG_1163 Even on police cars:

IMG_1055 And electronic road signs:


There were other electronic signs as well:

IMG_1072 IMG_1156 (As always, click on the pictures for a closer look.) 

!מועדים לשמחה לאלתר לגאולה שלמה

Happy Yom HaAtzma’ut!


  1. Happy birthday Israel and thanks for sharing these shots with us.

  2. Ilana-Davita - I'm glad you enjoyed them. There's absolutely nothing like being in Israel for Yom HaAtzma'ut!

  3. I even saw an Israeli flag on a van in Highland Park! (It may have been my son's Hebrew teacher).

    Glad you had a good day and enjoyed the flags and not the traffic. (those roads look empty to someone who has been on the Jersey shore - or in the middle of Jerusalem in a car).

  4. As was commented there was no traffic, so you're hitting the road next year.

  5. Great shots! We also saw a bunch of those, but you're better at snapping photos while driving :)
    Motzei Chag Sameach!

  6. Great pictures, to jpix I presume.

  7. Leora - As it so happens, all these pictures were from Kvish 6 (the Trans-Israel Highway), where there was - as you correctly noted - barely any traffic. Elsewhere, however, was a completely different story. Let's just say that someone who is used to driving down to the Jersey shore in August would've felt right at home... :-)

    SPYYMZ - Time will tell... :-)

    Toby and Batya - Thanks!

  8. Dropping in from Havel Havalim #264.
    Belatedly: beautiful... no, amazing. Here, you see one sometimes. Here or there... but nothing like this. May I be zochah to see it person someday soon.
    Belated moadim l'simcha from ICLW (International Comment Leaving Week) #163!

  9. Jennifer - Welcome and thanks for your comment! This was our 12th Yom HaAtzma'ut in Israel (BA"H) since we made aliyah, and each year, it gets better and better.

    "May I be zochah to see it person someday soon."


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