Forty-seven delegations from around the world are to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have been busy with greeting ceremonies and meetings with the numerous visiting foreign leaders that have already started to arrive in Jerusalem. The Israeli premier highlighted the importance of reminding the international delegations of how far the Jewish people have come since their attempted genocide by the Nazi regime during WWII; as well as the remarkable achievements of the Jewish State since its founding in 1948.

Notable leaders who arrived in Israel today include French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, German President Frank Walter-Steinmeier,  Charles, Prince of Wales, Spanish King Felipe VI, King Philippe of Belgium, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, as well as the leaders of Albania, North Macedonia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Slovenia.