April 11, 2013, Updated April 12, 2018

To celebrate Israel’s 65th anniversary, ISRAEL21c invites you to watch our montage of the real Israel as seen through the eyes of a bunch of amazing photographers – amateur and professional.

Smiles and sunsets, babies and bakers, surfers and clergymen – they’re all part of the Israel we love, accompanied by the awesome song “Shine” by Israel-born Rosi Golan. Click on the video to view.

Happy birthday, Israel!

Video by Elahn Zetlin

Production by Nicky Blackburn and Viva Sarah Press

Photography by Ariel Jerozolimski and Shutterstock

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Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Executive Director

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