Why are we commemorating an apartheid state? Why commemorate a state that identifies itself as "Jewish"? Would we commemorate a "white state" or an "Islamic state" or a "Christian state"? Ask yourself a question: what happens to non-whites in a white state or non-Muslims in a Muslim state or non-christians in a Christian states? Now you understand the ethnic cleansing and social and political marginalization non-Jews and Palestinians have experienced for the last 70 years. Do not commemorate this atrocity and human rights violation.