Israel’s 60th anniversary

Fireworks are seen over the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Thursday, April 24, 2008. Israel will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state starting Wednesday night, May 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Guy Assayag)
Israeli youth smile during a demonstration to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel, on the beach front in Tel Aviv, Israel ,Thursday May 8, 2008. Israel staged its 60th birthday bash with fireworks, air force flyovers and a great sense of pride Thursday, but also with uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Palestinian girls wearing traditional Arabic dresses take part in an event commemorating the Nakba, or the catastrophe, the Arabic term used to describe the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the 1948 creation of the state of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Hundreds of thousands were uprooted during the 1948 war over Israel's creation, and some 4.5 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants are scattered across the region today. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) A man waves a Palestinian flag in front of a nine-meter metal key, representing the keys to the houses Palestinian refugees left in 1948, a symbol for the right of refugees to return, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel is marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state Thursday. Palestinians see the founding of the Jewish state as a tragic event which they call al-Naqba, Arabic for "the catastrophe."(AP Photo/Ed Ou)
A Palestinian woman stands next to a mural in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel is marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of its state Thursday. Palestinians see the founding of the Jewish state as a tragic event which they call al-Naqba, Arabic for "the catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ed Ou)
A young Israeli youth holds a pistol next to a mannequin in military attire during an Independence Day military display near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim outside Jerusalem, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel is marking its 60th Independence Day, which began at sundown Wednesday, with a great sense of pride but also uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
An Israeli points a mobile phone at military bands from 10 different countries playing in an Israeli flag formation as part of the Israeli 60th anniversary in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel staged its 60th birthday bash with fireworks, air force flyovers and a great sense of pride Thursday, but also with uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Jewish youth wear Israeli flags as they celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary next to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel is marking its 60th Independence Day, which began at sundown Wednesday, with a great sense of pride but also uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is surrounded by bodyguards and media during the annual Independence Day event at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israeli media say police and prosecutors are to consider a partial easing of a gag order clamped on a criminal investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Israel Army Radio says police officials and prosecutors are to meet Thursday evening, after the end of Israel's independence day celebrations. The report says the officials will discuss easing restrictions imposed on the media in reporting details of the investigation. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Thousands of Jewish youths celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 8, 2008. Israel is marking its 60th Independence Day, which began at sundown Wednesday, with a great sense of pride but also uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
People gather to watch as Israeli naval forces perform a display during a show to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday May 8, 2008. Israel staged its 60th birthday bash with fireworks, air force flyovers and a great sense of pride Thursday, but also with uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Israeli air force perform a display to mark the 60th anniversary of Israel, on the beach front in Tel Aviv, Israel ,Thursday May 8, 2008. Israel staged its 60th birthday bash with fireworks, air force flyovers and a great sense of pride Thursday, but also with uncertainty about its future and doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)