Shabbat Shalom from Voice of Israel24 April 2023
This week, Israelis mourned the dead, while paying tribute to the lives of the many soldiers killed in action, and civilians targeted by terrorists for being Jews. National grieving was immediately followed by a country-wide celebration of Independence Day, with fireworks and festivities only minimally marred by unseasonably chilly weather. We at Voice of Israel brought you the simultaneously heart-wrenching and inspiring stories of bereavement and heroism -- indelibly intertwined in the collective consciousness of the state, which turned 67 on Thursday. It was an appropriate occasion to tell our listeners about the establishment of VOI and its mission, described by co-founder and Middle East Division CEO Glen Ladau. In case you missed it, here is a highlight from his interview with "Israel Inspired" show hosts Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel.