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Israel: 'Antisemitism ends with Auschwitz' - Putin meets President Rivlin ahead of Holocaust commemoration01:36

Israel: 'Antisemitism ends with Auschwitz' - Putin meets President Rivlin ahead of Holocaust commemoration

Israel, Jerusalem
January 23, 2020 at 10:20 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Thursday ahead of a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.

During the talks, both presidents stressed the importance of fighting against antisemitism and xenophobia.

Rivlin said that "there is a common understanding at the international arena that the manifestation of antisemitism, xenophobia, and fascism is unacceptable."

"You just said that it is not known where antisemitism ends. Unfortunately, we know where it ends. It ends with Auschwitz. Therefore, we need to be very careful not to miss anything like this in the future. It is necessary to resist any manifestations of xenophobia and antisemitism, wherever it comes from," said Putin.

Later on Thursday the Russian leader will travel to Palestine to hold talks with President Mahmoud Abbas in the city of Bethlehem.

Israel: 'Antisemitism ends with Auschwitz' - Putin meets President Rivlin ahead of Holocaust commemoration01:36
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Thursday ahead of a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.

During the talks, both presidents stressed the importance of fighting against antisemitism and xenophobia.

Rivlin said that "there is a common understanding at the international arena that the manifestation of antisemitism, xenophobia, and fascism is unacceptable."

"You just said that it is not known where antisemitism ends. Unfortunately, we know where it ends. It ends with Auschwitz. Therefore, we need to be very careful not to miss anything like this in the future. It is necessary to resist any manifestations of xenophobia and antisemitism, wherever it comes from," said Putin.

Later on Thursday the Russian leader will travel to Palestine to hold talks with President Mahmoud Abbas in the city of Bethlehem.

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