Official facebook fan page of http://ift.tt/17CG2xe DoubleTapper, an Israeli blogger,... DoubleTapper Today is Israel's Memorial Day, when we remember the 23,320 men and women who gave their lives so we could be free here in our own Land. “Today I say to all of you, bereaved families and citizens of Israel... We will never lose the strength to defend ourselves. Our hands are stretched out for peace, but our enemies should make no mistake: We will never compromise on our security.” Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed during Memorial Day ceremonies 2009. A total of 23,320 men and women have died defending the Land of Israel since 1860, the year that the first Jewish settlers left the secure walls of Jerusalem to build new Jewish neighborhoods. Since the last Memorial Day,116 Israelis have been killed. Israel's Memorial day ends tomorrow night as Israel's Independence day begins.