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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: ‬08:30-18:00
Thursday: 8:30-20:00 *
* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬08:30-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.

Drive to Yad Vashem:
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Media Arrangements for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem

07 January 2020

Media Arrangement Conference Call

Yad Vashem invites press to participate in a press briefing conference call regarding media arrangements on Thursday, 9 January 2020 at 14:30-15:30.

Please dial +972-(0)76-599-0016 and enter the Conference ID: 799908

Tours of Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem will provide tours of Yad Vashem for members of the press on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 and Wednesday, 22 January 2020 between 11:00-13:00. The tour includes a guided tour in English of the Holocaust History Museum, Hall of Remembrance and Children's Memorial. Tours in additional languages may be provided upon request. Journalists interested in participating in this tour must register with the GPO. Please RSVP by 19 January 2020 via email to Tziviak@Press.pmo.gov.il.

Please note, due to security arrangements for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, Yad Vashem will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday, 22-23 January 2020.

Live Feed of the World Holocaust Forum:

The World Holocaust Forum will be available live via satellite feed (worldfeed) and internet access codes in HD quality by "Mizmor Productions HD" to media agencies all over the world free of charge.

Yad Vashem's website will broadcast the event with simultaneous translation in six languages – English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish. Additionally, the Forum will be live streamed via Facebook on the Yad Vashem and GPO pages.

Organizations interested in receiving the live broadcast of the 5th World Holocaust Forum for their organization/company’s Facebook Page, please be in touch with Ariel Eitan - Director of the New Media Department at the Government Press Office: arielei@press.pmo.gov.il

All codes for satellite and internet streaming will be distributed prior to the event.

Press Center at Yad Vashem:

The event is closed to the press. Media interested in covering the Forum from Yad Vashem can do so in the Press Center at Yad Vashem only.

Media covering the Forum from the Press Center at Yad Vashem must be credentialed by the GPO and registered at Yad Vashem CLICK HERE FOR THE YAD VASHEM REGISTRATION FORM

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2020. 

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Press Center at Yad Vashem will be open on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 between 10:00–16:00, to media outlets for setup of heavy equipment, including MBUs.  Set-ups must be arranged in advance with the Press Center coordinators.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

On Thursday, 23 January, the Yad Vashem Press Center will be open to journalists between 07:30-20:00.

The Press Center will be fully equipped with the following:

  • Live streaming of the event proceedings
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi
  • Workstations
  • Holocaust survivors and Yad Vashem experts – who may be interviewed by members of the press and provide commentary about the significance of this event and its content

Please be aware only Yad Vashem experts will be available to interview from the Press Center at Yad Vashem.

On Thursday, 23 January 2020, there will be NO access for private vehicles at Yad Vashem. There will be dedicated shuttle buses for the press, which will operate between the Mount. Herzl Parking Lot and the Press Center at Yad Vashem.

Press should arrive at Mount Herzl with both valid ID and valid GPO credentials.  No firearms will be permitted on the Yad Vashem premises.

  • Starting at 07:00 and until 10:30, dedicated press shuttles will run continuously between the Mount Herzl Parking Lot and the Press Center at Yad Vashem.
  • The last shuttle will depart the Mount Herzl Parking Lot at 10:30.
  • During the actual event,13:30-16:30, there will be two slots where press will be able to depart the Press Center via special shuttle service to the Mount Herzl Parking Lot at 14:30 and 15:15.
  • Shuttle service departing Yad Vashem will resume at approximately 18:30. 

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide shuttle services from the Foreign Ministry directly to the Press Center at Yad Vashem. For more details, please contact the Spokesperson's office at the Foreign Ministry.

For additional information regarding the Press Center at Yad Vashem, please contact Press Center Coordinators:

Estee Yaari, Mobile: +972-(0)50-200-7072/ Email: whf2020@yadvashem.org.il

Jason Pearlman, Mobile: +972-(0)52-632-8795/ Email: whf2020@yadvashem.org.il