The event began with a dramatization of the people of Israel receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai as well as a scene of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. In another scene, a Jewish mother and her children were seen wearing the yellow Star of David during the Holocaust.
These scenes were followed by the immigration waves to Israel, with singers Orna and Moshe Datz singing the song "Come Along," with which the pair represented Israel at the 1991 Eurovision.
Singers Miki Gavrielov and Amir Dadon then performed a song titled "Mother Earth" and Israel's 2018 Eurovision representative Netta Barzilai put her own spin on a hora song by The Nahal Band.
While soldiers who recently finished basic training were being sworn in, singer Haim Moshe performed his song "I Swear."
The winner of the Israeli version of X Factor, Eden Alene, performed her own version of the song "Who Loves You More Than I?" while 300 drones put on a light show, creating Israeli symbols in the Jerusalem sky, from the Srulik cartoon character to a Star of David.
The performances were followed by speeches by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who lit up torches.
The 12 torches, symbolizing Israel's 12 tribes, were then lit by the chosen torch-bearers.
This was followed by the traditional flag-bearers, who formed elaborate shapes of Israeli symbols.
Below are some photos from the event.