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Torch-lighters for Independence Day ceremony

The torch-lighters for the annual Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem are announced.

The honorees include Danny Gold, the inventor of the Iron Dome missile defense system; supermarket chain owner Rami Levy; Waze founder and CTO Ehud Shabtai; and Arab-Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish.

Iron Dome project manager Brig. Gen. (Res) Danny Gold (right), with Times of Israel's David Horovitz (left) at ToI's New York Gala, February 15, 2015 (photo credit: Peter Halmagyi)
Iron Dome inventor Brig. Gen. (Res) Danny Gold (right), with Times of Israel’s David Horovitz (left) at ToI’s New York Gala, February 15, 2015 (photo credit: Peter Halmagyi)

Also: Alice Miller, who petitioned the High Court to be allowed into the air force; Israel Prize winner Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin; engineer Dr. Gavriel Iddan; irrigation innovator Rafi Mehudar; musician Avihu Medina; Sima Shine, the highest-ranking woman in the Strategic Affairs Ministry, formerly on the National Security Council; Gal Lusky, founder of the nonprofit organization Israeli Flying Aid; educator Malka Puterkovski; and 17-year-old Or Assoulin, the CEO of a young developers company.

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