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Israel Marks Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday


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28 Jan 2019 (All day)
Israel Marks Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday
Israeli officials and ordinary citizens took part in ceremonies across the Jewish State on Sunday to mark international Holocaust Memorial Day Sunday, which was the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett presented a report at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday morning showing statistics on anti-Semitic incidents worldwide and concluding that far-Right groups present the greatest threat to Diaspora communities.

The report also included statistics pointing to dangerous levels of anti-Semitism in online forums and commonly held anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attitudes among the general populations, and even in elite and government circles, of many Western countries. It also highlighted a growing alliance between Islamist groups and the Far-Left, which use the concept of “intersectionality” to condemn Israel for being part of the mechanism which oppresses the Palestinians and by extension all underprivileged peoples everywhere.

“The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs will continue to work to build bridges with Jews around the world, and to eradicate antisemitism through legal, diplomatic and public diplomacy channels,” Bennet said. “Especially this week, when the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I call on governments around the world to act: rid your societies of antisemitism, and take a harsh stance against the hatred of Jews.”

Here are some videos posted by the IDF and Israel's Foreign Ministry for Holocaust Memorial Day


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