The elite of the Israeli Government also attended, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni.
I hadn't attended the event for over thirty years. It certainly had changed. In the olden days, we just walked into the official Mount Herzl Cemetery and found a place to stand, under the hot sun, with a view of the grave.
Security was very tight. After my bags went through x-rays, they insisted on checking my wallet of all things. If they were looking for money, they didn't find any. Rumor was that there was more security because of the
Korach-style demonstrators didn't make it to the ceremony. The Jabotinsky followers aren't very sympathetic to the unrealistic slogans. Jabotinsky was a realist. I'd say that realism, not capitalism, is the opposite of socialism.