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File #: Res 1839-2001    Version: * Name: Commemorating Yom Hazikaron
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 4/17/2001
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution commemorating Yom Hazikaron, a day of remembrance for the Israeli soldiers killed in the struggle for Israeli Independence.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Kenneth K. Fisher, Herbert E. Berman, June M. Eisland, Stephen DiBrienza, Martin Malave-Dilan, Kathryn E. Freed, Sheldon S. Leffler, Helen M. Marshall, Stanley E. Michels, Eva S. Moskowitz, Michael C. Nelson, Mark Green, Michael J. Abel, Karen Koslowitz, Jerome X. O'Donovan, Morton Povman, Victor L. Robles, Angel Rodriguez, Alphonse Stabile
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/17/2001*Peter F. Vallone City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/17/2001*Peter F. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council, IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1839 Title Resolution commemorating Yom Hazikaron, a day of remembrance for the Israeli soldiers killed in the struggle for Israeli Independence. Body By The Speaker (Council Member Vallone) and Council Members Fisher, Berman, Eisland, DiBrienza, Malave-Dilan, Freed, Leffler, Marshall, Michels, Moskowitz, Nelson, The Public Advocate (Mr. Green) and Abel; also Council Members Koslowitz, O'Donovan, Povman, Robles, Rodriguez and Stabile Whereas, In the 24 hours preceding Israeli Independence Day, which this year will mark the 53rd Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, is Yom Hazikaron, the day upon which Israel remembers its fallen soldiers who died in pursuit of the dream of homeland and of independence; and Whereas, The modern State of Israel is indebted to the soldiers who gave their lives in the struggle to build a nation and on this day, Yom Hazikaron, the nation of Israel remembers those who have fallen in this struggle; and Whereas, Yom Hazikaron enables the Israeli people and Jews all over the world to remember the builders of the great nation of Israel which has served as a homeland for the Jewish people for over fifty years and which continues to grow and prosper as a modern nation; and Whereas, In Israel, Yom Hazikaron commences with the sound of sirens proclaiming a two-minute silence during which all activity ceases and at sundown, the somber, reflective mood gives way to the celebration of Yom H'atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day; and Whereas, The State of Israel and the remembrance of those who helped to make a Jewish homeland possible is of great significance to the City of New York, which is home to one of the largest populations of Jews in the world; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York commemorates Yom Hazikaron, a day of remembrance for the Israeli soldiers killed in the struggle for Israeli Independence. SF:bg LS#4019 4/4/01 |1013| - 2 -