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Israel Commemorates 9/11 in Solidarity with U.S.

An annual torch-lighting memorial was held in the Jerusalem hills Wednesday, in tribute of the victims of the heinous 9/11 terror attacks in the United States.

The annual ceremony was held at the “9/11 Living Memorial Plaza” in the Arazim Valley, which is the largest 9/11 memorial site erected outside the United States. It is also the only foreign monument that lists the names of all 2,977 victims of the 2001 attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania – including five citizens of Israel. It features a 30-foot high granite, bronze and aluminum cenotaph in the form of a waving America flag, tapered into a flame; placed upon a base that includes a piece of seared metal from the debris of the World Trade Center.

This year’s commemoration was attended by a number of dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affair’ Robert Wilkie and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.  who were accompanied by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara.

Other Israeli commemorations include the projection of two brilliant columns of light symbolizing the Twin Towers shone 3oo meters into the skies over Jerusalem, in solidarity with the United States.