Bahrain FM mourns victims of Holocaust in letter to Ashkenazi – The Jerusalem Post

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Bahrain mourns the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust and stands in solidarity with survivors, Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani wrote to his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed on Wednesday.In a rare gesture from a senior official of an Arab state, Zayani wrote that the day stands as a solemn memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an enduring reminder of the need to uphold our universal commitment to rejecting all forms of antisemitism and hatred, so that our world may never again witness such an atrocity.Zayani called the Holocaust an abhorrent crime against humanity, and said Bahrain stands in solidarity with the survivors and their families.The Bahraini foreign minister pointed to his countrys Jewish community of about 50 people, and said that Bahrain is committed to multiculturalism and interfaith dialogue.Following the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa... we continue to sow the seeds of coexistence, demonstrating to the region and the world that there is no place for ignorance and extremism: only peace and understanding, Zayani wrote.Israel and Bahrain announced they were making peace and establishing full diplomatic ties in September, in the framework of the Trump administration-brokered Abraham Accords, which began with normalization with the United Arab Emirates.Israel, the UAE and Bahrain share an enemy in Iran, and security and intelligence cooperation between the countries laid the foundation for open diplomatic ties. Iranian leaders deny the Holocaust as a policy, with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeting questions as to whether millions of Jews perished.

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