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Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Israel remembers Jews murdered by Nazis
Routine activities, businesses and traffic brought to a complete standstill as nation marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, in solemn commemoration of Jews murdered in the Nazi Final Solution during WWII; 2-minute silence followed by wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem.
Israel began Thursday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day with a two-minute silence across the nation to remember the six million Jews who were systematically murdered in the Nazi Final Solution during World War II.

 

 

Activity ceased at 10:00 am while the two-minute siren blared throughout the country as it observed the silence, with business, daily routine and traffic being brought to a complete standstill.

 

 (Photo: AFP)
(Photo: AFP)

 

Holocaust Memorial Day

 

A wreath-laying took place after at the memorial monument to the Warsaw ghetto uprising at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem and was followed by a name-reading ceremony at the Knesset that began at 11:00 am.

 

Two-minute silence in Israel    (צילום: משי בן עמי, גיל יוחנן)

Two-minute silence in Israel

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered remarks at the ceremony , along with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut and opposition leader Isaac Herzog.

 

 (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
(Photo: Motti Kimchi)

 

On the eve of the memorial day in 2018, 215,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, 130,000 of whom are women and 85,000 of whom are men.

 

 (Photo: Ido Erez)
(Photo: Ido Erez)

 

According to the Finance Ministry’s Authority for Holocaust Survivors’ Rights, in 2017 the budget for survivors stood at NIS 4 billion.

 

 (Photo: Ido Erez)
(Photo: Ido Erez)

 

72,561 of the survivors receive monthly stipends, 6,996 receive compensation for spouses and 140,000 are eligible for annual financial handouts. The average age of a Holocaust survivor id 85, with a dwindling population, and more than a quarter of them (60,000) live below the poverty line.

 

 (Photo: AFP)
(Photo: AFP)

 

 (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
(Photo: Motti Kimchi)

 

On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Iran “not to test Israel’s resolve,” while speaking at a state ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

 

PM Netanyahu lays a wreath at memorial ceremony (Photo: Shaul Golan)
PM Netanyahu lays a wreath at memorial ceremony (Photo: Shaul Golan)

 

Delivering his remarks immediately after President Reuven Rivlin, Netanyahu said that events in recent days, in reference to Syria’s attacks in Douma using chemical weapons, “show that confronting evil and aggression is a mission that is imposed on every generation.”

 

There is no generation, he said, which is exempt from carrying out the mission, and “woe to the generation that evades it.”

 


First published: 04.12.18, 09:45
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