PHOTOS: Israelis prepare for Independence Day

Walking through my neighborhood in south Tel Aviv today, I couldn’t help but notice the extravaganza of Israeli flags and nationalist paraphernalia being sold in the run up to Independence Day celebrations, to take place from sundown on Wednesday this week. My personal favorite is the hammer.

 

This shop sign assures all passersby that they carry all types of flags, including those that stick to the window, flag necklaces and flags for the car.

The amount of garbage it leaves behind, literally.

One can only hope that Israelis would put as much effort into examining their government’s and army’s behavior as they do in honoring them. Happy Independence Day.