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Holocaust Day to Begin Amidst Calls for Israel´s Destruction
14:13 Apr 24, ’06 / 26 Nisan 5766
by Hillel Fendel

As Jews get set to commemorate annual Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel and at sites of Nazi death camps, concrete reminders that the anti-Semitic threat is still extant continue to surface.

The central Holocaust Day ceremony in Israel will be held this evening at Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem. The traditional public ceremony will feature the participation of President Moshe Katzav and Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger. The theme of this year’s commemorations is, “The Human Spirit in the Shadow of Death.”