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Israel Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day_14252501 Cars and drivers stopped during the siren on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Israel (photo: Avishag Shar-Yashuv/Flash 90)

On Monday, the nation of Israel paused to observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes, the sirens sounded and traffic stopped as Israelis remembered the six million Jews exterminated by Hitler’s Nazi regime.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • An Iranian advocacy group recently exiled from that country testified that Iran is not complying with the terms of the Iran nuclear deal.
  • In a recent interview with Fox News, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his desire for peace with the Palestinians, but called on Palestinian leaders to take the first step toward a peace agreement.
  • As Israel prepares to celebrate Israel Memorial Day and Israel Independence Day, May 1 and 2 respectively, the country unveiled its stunning new Remembrance Hall, dedicated to the 23,000 Israeli soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Israel, including those who died fighting for the establishment of the Jewish state.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to visit Israel while making his first diplomatic trip to Europe next month. The trip would likely coincide with the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem following the Six-Day War in 1967.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on Israel’s strength in silence.

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