Tag Archive for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tlaib criticized for ignoring Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet

U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, once again faced accusations of antisemitism and was strongly criticized for her failing to mention the Jews, or Jewish loss, in a Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet.



US Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a Palestinian-American politician who has faced accusation of antisemitism and is known as a fierce critic of Israel, was strongly criticized on social media after tweeting a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) that failed to mention Jews.

Her failure to mention Jews drew strong criticism from political commentators and pro-Israel activists in the United States, including sarcastic replies and outrage from social media users. Continue Reading »

Serbian President vows to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Addressing the AIPAC Policy Conference, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced plans to opening a diplomatic mission and an economic office in Jerusalem, as a sign of recognizing the Jewish capital.

By Nitsan Keidar


Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on Sunday at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC and announced that his country plans on opening a diplomatic mission and an economic office in Jerusalem.

“We’re trying to find the best possible way to do something officially in Jerusalem. We’re going to open very soon not only an office of our chamber of commerce but, together with our chamber of commerce, an official state office in Jerusalem with a Serbian official flag alongside our embassy in Tel Aviv,” he said. Continue Reading »

Sarah Sanders: ‘Proud to work for POTUS who stands strong for Israel & the Jews’

Honoring Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump’s Press Secretary, who’s the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, tweeted a solemn video that spoke of her trip to Israel at age 11.

By Mordechai Sones


Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day, United States Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders today tweeted a message affirming both her own and her president’s staunch support for Israel and the Jewish people.

“Proud to work for POTUS who stands strong for Israel and all the Jewish people,” Sanders tweeted, followed by the hashtags #NeverForget and #NeverAgain..

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U.S. State Dept denies visa for Israeli singer who once wrote anti-Obama song

Invited to perform at the UN for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli singer Amir Benayoun was only singer denied entry visa to the U.S.

By Israel Today Staff


Popular Israeli singer Amir Benayoun has been denied a visa to travel to the United States where he was scheduled to perform at the United Nations on January 27 to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The US Embassy in Israel stated that it was unconvinced that Benayoun intended to return to the Jewish state following his performance.

But two other Israeli singers slated to perform at the somber event–Miri Mesika and David D’Or–obtained visas without incident. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu confident Trump will change world’s attitude on Iranian threats


WATCH: PM Netanyahu’s address marked Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that even as antisemitism is on the rise in Europe, the greatest hatred of the Jewish people and the Jewish State comes from Iran.



The world’s view of Iran is likely to change with US President Donald Trump in the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on Thursday during a speech at Yad Vashem to the diplomatic corps.

PM Netanyahu addresses the Diplomatic Corps at an event hosted by Yad Vashem marking Int’l Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.-

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WATCH: Israelis observe 2-minute silence as Jewish State marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

view videoIsrael’s PM Netanyahu warns, ‘Anti-Semitism didn’t disappear with the death of Hitler.’

By i24news


As Israel was commemorating the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, traffic ground to a halt as a two-minute siren sounded throughout the country, during which Israelis held a moment of silence in memory of the six million Jews who were slaughtered under Nazi rule.

A series of ceremonies are taking place throughout the country to honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust. In Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem museum, officials will lay wreaths at a monument dedicated to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Wednesday what he called “poisonous” anti-Israeli propaganda in the West which he compared to Nazism, in remarks on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Continue Reading »

Not Really News: On Remembrance Day Khamenei Denies Holocaust


WATCH VIDEO: An ignoramus on Western History, Iran’s supreme leader released a video in which he expresses doubt that the Holocaust ever took place, teaching lies and hate to his followers.

By Elad Benari


Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday took advantage of International Holocaust Remembrance Day to deny that the Holocaust ever occurred.

A video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” was posted on Khamenei’s official website. Against the backdrop of images of the Auschwitz death camp, the video says that “speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great sin,” but that “it is not clear whether the core of this matter is a reality or not.” Continue Reading »

Watch: Israelis stop and stand still as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sirens went off for 2 minutes at 10:00 a.m. throughout Israel for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Christians and tourists alike stop whatever they’re doing to honor the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.


At 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, Israel came to a standstill as sirens blared throughout the country to commemorate the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi regime. During the two minute siren, traffic came to a standstill and people stopped working to remember the Holocaust.

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Tel Aviv, israel – YouTube screenshot

The siren will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem’s Warsaw Ghetto Square attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other senior governmental, military, and political figures. Continue Reading »

Prime Minister Netanyahu: P5+1 deal proves lessons of Holocaust have not been learned

Addressing the Jewish nation, Israel’s President Rivlin says State of Israel is not compensation for the Holocaust, “Israel was established by right, and by love of the ancient homeland.”



Israelis across the country began to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with memorials and ceremonies on Wednesday evening. Ceremonies across the country will continue through Thursday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at Holocaust memorial ceremony. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

The commemoration of the six million Jews murdered by the Germans began with a torch-lighting ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other senior officials at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: ‘Today Israel will do what needs to be done to protect the one & only Jewish State’

By i24news


As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day in a series of events around the world, aging survivors, heads of state and other dignitaries gather Tuesday at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation and to sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

PM Netanyahu’s speech – English after the Hebrew

The commemoration is likely to be the last big anniversary to be attended by any of the camp’s survivors, and world leaders are also expected to be present at what has become an enduring symbol of the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of six million European Jews.

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Israel’s President Rivlin calls for UN action against anti-Semitism


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tells U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at NYC meeting,  there must be increased global awareness of anti-Semitism.
• Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day event at UN HQ in New York was postponed due to snowstorm.

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Auschwitz Survivors Return on Eve of 70th Anniversary of Extermination-Camp’s Liberation

With some returning for 1st time, survivors from around the globe arrive at former death camp to pay respect to their relatives, loved ones & the millions of other Jews murdered by the Nazis.

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Auschwitz survivors have made emotional private visits to the former Nazi death camp, a day before official commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

Visitors hold Israeli flag at entrance of Auschwitz. – Photo: Reuters
Coming from around the world, some returning for the first time, the survivors paid homage Monday to relatives murdered by Nazi Germany and the millions of other Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.
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Palestinian to lead UN’s Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day

Maher Nasser, head of the UN Dept of Public Information, will host the UN’s memorial for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with Israel’s President Rivlin, and government ministers attending.

By Noah Klieger


Palestinian Maher Nasser, a United Nations official with over 25 years experience in the organization, will join Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

Photo: AP

In 2005, the UN unanimously accepted then-foreign minister Silvan Shalom’s suggestion to hold an international Holocaust memorial day in honor of the six million Jews, 1 million Gypsies, 250,000 disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Continue Reading »

Canada’s PM Harper posts on the Holocaust: Educate & Remember

PM Stephen Harper asks all Canadians to commemorate the victims & survivors of the Holocaust and to “combat anti-Semitism of all forms.”


Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging Canadians to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and “combat anti-Semitism in all its forms.”

Stephen Harper prays at Western Wall

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper prays at Western Wall during his 2014 visit to Israel

He referred to the event as “one of the darkest chapters in human history,” and stressed the “importance of Holocaust education and remembrance.”

“On this occasion, Canadians from all backgrounds remember the horrors of the Shoah, pay tribute to the innocent victims and honor the brave survivors,” he posted to his official Facebook page Sunday night. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Traffic stops in Israel as sirens sound for Holocaust Remembrance Day

No where else in the world, can one see such a display of honor throughout an entire country, as cars stop on the highways and pedestrians freeze in place to solemnly reflect on the 6 million murdered Jews.


In Israel, Holocaust Remembrance Day begins quietly every year, on the eve of the Jewish calendar day of 27th of Nisan, a date which usually falls sometime in late April or early May.

10 am Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren in Israel April 28th, 2014 - YouTube Screecshot

10:01 am Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren in Israel April 28th, 2014 – Matan Horenstein/YouTube Screenshot

On Monday morning at 10 A.M., as schools and many places of work gathered at special assemblies, a two-minute siren wailed across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt.

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