Chronicle poll results: Yom Ha’atzmaut
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Chronicle poll results: Yom Ha’atzmaut

We asked our readers if they were planning to attend an event in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Are you planning on going to a celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day?” Of the 183 people who responded, 52% said no; 32% said yes; and 16% said they were not sure. Comments were submitted by 29 people. A few follow.

I am embarrassed to admit that I would fear for my safety in these tumultuous times and not enjoy the experience and celebration as I should, and have, in past years.

I don’t think I can celebrate Israel’s Independence Day without mourning the loss of lives in the

I celebrate it in my heart, with gratitude that Israel, our single best ally, is there.

Not my country. Not my holiday.

I can’t this year, but I will be thinking about Israel on that day, as I do every day.

Whether or not you plan to attend a celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, continued support for the state of Israel is vital to the future of the Jewish people.

I will be flying the flag of Israel.

I am having a big party and celebrating with everyone; 76 years and we have a country that is the best in the world.

Yes, though I am very worried about protesters/violence.

There is no reason for celebration as long as our hostages aren’t back and this government is still in place.

I’m avoiding all crowds.

I’ll be at the JCC in person with my husband and kids! PJC

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