World Leaders Gather in Jerusalem to Mark Holocaust

(New York Times) David M. Halbfinger - Dozens of presidents, premiers and potentates descended upon Jerusalem on Wednesday in an extraordinary show of collective resolve to fight anti-Semitism. The gathering, timed ahead of Monday's 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, was orchestrated to focus even more on the present day, with anti-Jewish violence and rhetoric spreading across Europe and North America. The turnout points to the seriousness with which anti-Semitism is viewed in the West and in Israel, and offered representatives of countries considered hotbeds of anti-Jewish hatred a chance at least to demonstrate their revulsion for it on a global stage.

2020-01-23 00:00:00

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