Yom HaZikaron/Ha'atzma'ut Links
Ketzeleh has a nice Yom Ha'atzma'ut message on Arutz Sheva's English site.
Also there, R' Chanan Morrison has Rabbi Kook and the Balfour Declaration.
On Arutz Sheva's Hebrew site, Menachem Shimshi has an interesting article why this Geula must be enacted slowly.
The Forward (incorrectly and incredibly) thinks that Haredim didn't stand still for the siren until a Hamodia article told them to, when in fact, it was always a very small minority that don't (but are always disproportionately portrayed in the media). Anyways, Rav Karelitz Shlit"a had a similar Psak.
Kikar has a video from 2 years ago of Rav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L praying for the soldiers.
Also there, Rav Ovadia's daughter, Mrs. Adina Bar Shalom, lights a bonfire at a state event and dedicates it to her father.
Chabad in Israel had a Tefilin campaign near the cemeteries throughout Israel so that people could do the Mitzva Le'ilui Nishmat their beloved departed soldiers.
May this 66th year mark a new beginning in the history of the State of Israel.