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India to host ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’

The first cultural festival called ‘Jerusalem-Mumbai Festival’ is set to be hosted by India, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The festival is celebrated to promote the ties between India and Israel. This is the first such joint event for Jerusalem in an Asian city. The two-day festival commences on February 15 and comprises of several art and ..

International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on 27th January

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed annually on January 27 across the world. This year, the day is observed in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.  27th January was chosen as back on 27th January 1945, the largest ..

5th World Holocaust Forum commemorated on 23rd January

First organized in 2005 in Krakow, Poland, the 5th World Holocaust Forum took place on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 in the capital city of Israel, Jerusalem. The forum marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. This year’s event was entitled ‘Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism’, which had a clear message ..

Benjamin Netanyahu charged with corruption

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in a corruption scandal The charges are first of their kind against a serving Israel Prime Minister was announced by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. However, Netanyahu denied wrongdoing in the three graft cases, saying he is the victim of a political ..

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People observed

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations every year on November 29 as an opportunity for the international community to refocus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined ..

US recongnizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

United States has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. With this, the United States will be the first country to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. At present, Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government. It is the home of the ..