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April 16, 2015
Holocaust Remembrance Day Observed Worldwide
April 16 was Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the observance was honored with ceremonies throughout the world. In Israel, traffic slowed to a halt as two minutes of silence was observed throughout the country in honor of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Nazi regime of terror.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• In his address on the Holocaust, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the proposed nuclear deal with Iran proves that the world hasn’t learned its lesson yet about genocidal regimes.
• The U.S. Senate will get 30 days to approve the terms of any nuclear agreement with Iran.
• Israeli raids have led to the capture of more than 25 Hamas operatives in the West Bank.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on learning from the Holocaust.
When the Jewish people left slavery and Egypt behind, they began their time of wandering in the wilderness. The Jewish connection to the desert has not withered, however. The IDF’s blog brings us this piece on the desert’s importance to Israelis to this day: According to the Passover story, after escaping slavery in Egypt, the […]
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