Israel has been elected unanimously for the Presidency of IHRA in 2025.
The year 2025 will mark 80 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, the end of World War II and 25 years since the establishment of the Alliance.
The decision to elect Israel to the presidency was made at the annual plenary session of the Alliance currently taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. The leadership of the Israeli delegation to the Alliance, which includes 35 countries, is shared by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Yad Vashem.
“The State of Israel, the Foreign Ministry and Yad Vashem, are committed to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and the fight against antisemitism. We thank the IHRA for its activities since its inception in the fight against antisemitism and thank you for our election as President of the World Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance,” Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said.
“The activities of the IHRA are of increasing importance during these times, in which we are witnessing alarming phenomena of Holocaust distortion and antisemitism in various parts of the world. Accepting our candidacy to lead it strengthens our ability to act more vigorously,” Yad Vashem Chairman Danny Dayan said in the Plenum in Stockholm.