Israelis show respect on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
People and traffic came to a stop in a sign of respect when sirens went off marking the day of remembrance.

Ceremonies began after sundown Sunday.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (CNN) - Monday is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel and many Jewish communities around the world.

People and traffic came to a stop in a sign of respect when sirens went off marking the day of remembrance.

Ceremonies began after sundown Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a memorial in Jerusalem.

Earlier Sunday, Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust the most heinous crime in modern history.


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