“The Holocaust and its legacy are a formative dimension of Israel’s national memory and identity as a Jewish and democratic state. That is reflected in Israel’s very substantial involvement in IHRA and unique contribution to the realization of the organization’s mandate and goals.”

Joined the IHRA


International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January

Yom HaShoah

27 of the Hebrew month of Nisan

See a list of Israel's delegation members

Ruth Cohen-Dar (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Co-Head of Delegation

Yossi Gevir (Yad Vashem) – Co-Head of Delegation

Anat Bratman-Elhalel (Ghetto Fighters’ House) – Memorials and Museums Working Group

Haim Saadon (Institute Ben Tzvi) – Academic Working Group

Iris Rosenberg (Yad Vashem) – Memorials and Museums Working Group

Richelle Budd-Caplan (Yad Vashem) – Education Working Group

Robert Rozett (Yad Vashem) – Academic Working Group

Yael Richler (Yad Vashem) – Education Working Group

The State of Israel remains appreciative of the distinct contribution offered by the IHRA’s very existence over the past 20 years, which has enabled meaningful, relevant and accurate Holocaust remembrance, education and research throughout the world. Obviously, the Shoah remains a deeply evocative, often charged issue for Israel and Israelis, and accordingly the work of Yad Vashem and other Israeli institutions reflects that unique, ever-present centrality. Through the unprecedented platform created by the IHRA on the diplomatic level, Israel has succeeded in developing close partnerships with various IHRA member governments, delegations and constituent institutions, together furthering worthy projects under the IHRA’s aegis.

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Using Artificial Intelligence: detecting antisemitic content and hate speech online

The international community has put considerable effort into developing technological models that detect hateful content online. The annotated Twitter data set recently developed by the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (ISCA) is a valuable addition to these models.

15 Jun 2023 Time to read: 4 mins

New eyes on the IHRA Plenary

This may be Iris Rosenberg’s first IHRA Plenary, but she is far from new to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

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How the Stutthof Maritime Evacuation IHRA Grant uncovered new dimensions of the Holocaust

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde has launched a mission to clarify whether there could be a Holocaust grave site linked to the forced evacuation operation from the Stutthof concentration camp.

Resources in Hebrew

Recommendations & Guidelines

קווי יסוד של הברית הבינלאומית לשימור זכר השואה (IHRA) לזיהוי תיעוד רלוונטי לחקר השואה, להוראתה ולשימור זכרה

תכליתם של קווי יסוד אלה היא להציע כלי אחיד לזיהוי תיעוד רלוונטי לחקר השואה, להוראתה ולשימור זכרה, שיסייע לארכיונים ולגופים אחרים להעריך את האוספים שברשותם ולהנגיש תיעוד רלוונטי. עבור מדינות הכפופות לתקנות הגנת הפרטיות הגדרה זו גם תסייע ביישום סעיף מס‘ 158 ,שכן יש בה כדי להציע הגדרה מעשית לביטוי ”מידע ספציפי הנוגע להתנהגות פוליטית תחת משטרים טוטליטריים לשעבר, רצח עם, פשעים כנגד האנושות, ובעיקר השואה“.

Working Definitions & Charters

הגדרת העבודה של הכחשה וסילוף של השואה