President Reuven Rivlin published a congratulatory video in honor of Israel's 70th Independence Day in which he said, "From Yemen and Morocco, the Netherlands and Greece, Algeria and Russia, Poland and Ethiopia we have gathered here. Through pogroms, expulsions and from the demonic inferno—Europe's hellish furnaces. We have gotten back on our feet and created a national home."
"With each passing year, our national endeavor takes root further. This year, our big friend the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. I am certain additional countries will soon follow suit," the president added.