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Editor of the Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post daily Lahav (Lahav Harkov) criticized the media attention to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin instead of threads held in Jerusalem in the fifth world Holocaust forum. My point of view it expressed in the material on the newspaper’s website.
The journalist noted that in fact the event turned out to be decent, because it dozens of foreign leaders spoke out against anti-Semitism and urged to remember the Holocaust. “But the important message about this event in Israel was overwhelmed by the circus unfolding around him this week,” protested daily.
She recalled that for several days before the forum in the Israeli press, television and radio had a lot of news related to the event, however, the main attention “was paid to anything except the Holocaust.” “The headlines were about Naama Issachar, who is in a Russian prison for drugs, and that Israel make gestures to Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon. Talked about the fact that Putin is trying to stay in power after 2024 and how it will enhance the victory of the red Army over the Nazis. Traffic in Jerusalem and on the road between airport Ben Gurion and the capital. About the President of France Emanuele the Makron, shouting at the staff of the Israeli security service” — lists editor.
“It seemed that we barely spoke about the Holocaust, and this is unfortunate. There’s a simple justification: what happened 75 years ago, is hardly news. But it’s a bad excuse,” says the daily. In its opinion, current week remains a missed opportunity to tell a really epic story about the few now living witnesses of the Holocaust.
Itself daily in the eve forum, held on 22-23 January, wrote in social networks about the calls for Putin at the station of Jerusalem, the return of Issachar home.
At the fifth world Holocaust forum gathered more than 40 foreign leaders and high-ranking politicians. Among them was the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Vice-President Mike Pence, President of France Emmanuel macron, the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and others.
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