Public Commission for the ceremonies and symbolism published a full list of persons selected for lighting the torches in the 69th independence Day of the state of Israel.
On behalf of the state, the torch will light the mayor of Jerusalem NIR Barkat and Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein.
From the face of the Jewish Diaspora light the torch will be American businessman and philanthropist Mike Steinhart and founder of the Center Simon Wiesenthal, Rabbi Marvin hiyer.
On behalf of IDF, the torch will light the commander of the first branch of the battalion «Tsefa» airborne brigade senior Lieutenant of Argyle and Dean, the Director of advocacy in the education Department of the IDF, major Tier (Yerushalayim) Shot.
Also the torches will light the legendary footballer of Jerusalem, URI Malmilian, head of the Department of surgery at the University hospital «Hadassah» Professor Ahmad Eid, the writer Eli Amir, restaurateur and leader vendors of the Mahane Yehuda Eli Mizrahi, founder, Mobileye Professor Amnon, Shashua, a graduate and volunteer of the school for the blind, the representative of the community of Bnei Menashe Dina Samta Rebbetzin and Director of the women’s «Midrash» Chana Henkin, actor, singer and radio presenter Yoram Gaon, a veteran of the IDF and activist Jacob Hetz and Creator of the help to children with cancer «Caesarea Menachem» Miri, Arental.