I think that's the right way to say it, but I'm not Jewish nor fluent in Hebrew so cut me some slack.
We here at Tman in Tennessee are big supporters of Israel and on this day we wish them a Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!
Quote from Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998
"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store."
If you feel like learning some history, you can visit here-
Brief History of Israel and the Jewish People