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Jerusalem Hosts World Holocaust Forum

Delegations from 49 countries, including 41 heads of state, are attending the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Israeli diplomats said that not even the funerals of Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres drew as many foreign dignitaries. USA Vice President Mike Pence, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prince Charles and French President Emmanuel Macron are the most prominent names. The Forum has included a state dinner at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's official residence and a memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem where leaders from the four WWII Allied countries and Germany gave speeches. Putin also attended a dedication ceremony for a monument in Jerusalem in memory of the heroism of the soldiers and residents killed during the siege of Leningrad. (Times of Israel)

“See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isa. 60:2-3