The Victory Day Celebrations in Israel in the Light of Articles in Russian-Language Israeli Web Portals

Krystian Propola

Abstrakt

The main aim of the article is to present a picture of contemporary celebrations of the Victory Day in Israel from the perspective of reports from Russian-language Israeli web portals. Although the tradition of celebrations dates back to 1950, the Victory Day did not become an official public holiday until 2017. Established on 9 May as the day of remembrance for the veterans of World War II, it resulted from the actions of the Russian-speaking population in Israel on two levels. The first was the political sphere and the activity of immigrant parties, especially Yisrael Beiteinu, in the work of the Knesset. The other was the social activity of local activists. However, both of these factors would not have been so effective if it were not for the reports of Russian-language Israeli media, in particular web portals. Although the arguments of the journalists associated with the portals were not always fully justified, their work contributed to the increased interest in the issue of veterans in Israel and Victory Day celebrations.

Słowa kluczowe: Victory Day, Russian-language web portals in Israel, Victory Day Parade, media, Russian Jews, Dzień Zwycięstwa, rosyjskojęzyczne portale internetowe w Izraelu, Parada Zwycięstwa, Żydzi rosyjscy
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