Skip to main content

Israel elected president of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance for 2025

2025 is an important time for Israel to assume the IHRA presidency as the world will mark 80 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Israel IHRA

Israel was elected today to preside the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for the year 2025. The election process took place at the IHRA’s annual plenary session, which is currently taking place in Stockholm, under Sweden’s current presidency.

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center had jointly campaigned for the past few years, for Israel to serve as president precisely in 2025, as this year will mark 80 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and end of World War II, as well as the 25th anniversary of the IHRA’s establishment. Since his arrival to Stockholm last fall, this issue, as well as other forums related to Holocaust remembrance and teaching, had become a priority for Israel’s ambassador to Sweden Ziv Nevo Kulman.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.