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Israel’s Independence Day ceremony will be held without audience this year

Culture Minister Miri Regev announces the traditional torch-lighting ceremony at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl to celebrate Independence Day will be held without an audience this year due to the threat of coronavirus infection.

“It’s been decided to hold it without an audience, sadly,” Regev tells Channel 12 of the April 28 event.

IDF troops march in the formation of two hearts at an Independence Day ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on May 11, 2016. (Melanie Lidman)

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