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Israeli President Rivlin hosts dinner for some 40 world leaders in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp

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During the dinner President Rivlin, the official host of the events, will speak. King Felipe VI of Spain will speak on behalf of the global leaders, and Professor Yehuda Bauer, Israel Prize laureate and Holocaust researcher, will deliver remarks.

World leaders attending the dinner include Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Vice-President Mike Pence, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Council Charles Michel and  European Parliament President David Sassoli.

JERUSALEM—Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin will host some 40 heads of state – including Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Vice-President Mike Pence, French President Emmanuel Macron, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier- for an official dinner at the International Leaders’ Forum on Wednesday at Beit HaNasi. The next day, the 5th World Holocaust Forum will convene under the title “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism” at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

During the dinner President Rivlin, the official host of the events, will speak. King Felipe VI of Spain will speak on behalf of the global leaders, and Professor Yehuda Bauer, Israel Prize laureate and Holocaust researcher, will deliver remarks.

During the dinner Israeli singers David D’Or, Miri Mesika and Amir Benayoun will perform the song The Last Survivor, written for the Knesset delegation to the March of the Living and performed at the United Nations in 2018.

King Felipe VI of Spain will speak on behalf of the global leaders,

In light of the historic gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem, Beit HaNasi – the israeli presidency-  will be broadcasting the events live so that they can be watched in Israel and around the world on the president’s official Facebook and Youtube pages and via the Government Press Office.

In a message, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: ”I welcome the leaders from around the world who are coming here, to Jerusalem, to mark with us 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp. It is important that they remember where we came from, and it is important that they see what we have achieved.”

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