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Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated Around the World

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Thursday, May 5, marked Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day when the Israel and the world pauses to honor the six million Jew's murdered by the Nazis. At ceremonies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid a memorial wreath and gave an address.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Fellowship founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein is urging Christians and Jews to not only honor the memory of those killed during the Holocaust, but also to do more now to help the survivors — many of whom are living below the poverty line.
  • Israel's intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, has obtained a “treasure trove” of information from a captured Hamas operative about terror tunnels leading into Israel from Gaza.
  • In Florida, federal investigators foiled a plot to detonate a bomb at a Jewish center near Miami.
  • Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he wants to broker a peace deal between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, calling it “the ultimate deal.”

This week's Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship's founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the ticking clock for helping Holocaust survivors live out their last years with dignity.

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