President Shimon Peres spoke at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem: "The victims are alive in our hearts. Each one of us carries in his heart the grief of our brothers who were exterminated, as (we remember also) the greatness of the establishment of Israel.
Peres further said: "We mustn't ignore any type of anti-Semitic phenomena, any desecration of a synagogue or smashing of a tombstone. We must also not overlook the rise of extreme right-wing parties with neo-Nazi leanings that are a danger for everyone and a warning for every nation". (Noam 'Dabul' Dvir)