Yossi Gevir and Ruth Dar-Cohen
Co-Heads of the Israeli Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 1998
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day), 11 April (Yom HaShoah)
Yossi Gevir (Yad Vashem) – Co-Head of Delegation
Ruth Dar-Cohen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Co-Head of Delegation
Richelle Budd-Caplan (Yad Vashem) – Education Working Group
Haim Gertner (Yad Vashem) – Academic Working Group
Jane Jacobs (Yad Vashem) – Memorials and Museums Working Group
Eyal Kaminka (Yad Vashem) – Education Working Group
Robert Rozett (Yad Vashem) – Academic Working Group
Haim Saadon (Yad Yiztchak Ben Tzvi) – Academic 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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