08 May 2017
On Tuesday, 9 May 2017, the official state ceremony marking the Allied Victory over Nazi Germany (VE Day) will take place at Yad Vashem. The ceremony will begin at 16:00 at the plaza of the Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans on the Mount of Remembrance, Jerusalem. Among the dignitaries will be Israel's Minister of Immigration and Absorption Sofa Landver.
Hundreds of Jewish World War II veterans of the Allied armies, the majority from the Former Soviet Union, will also attend the ceremony, along with Jewish partisans, wounded soldiers from the war against the Nazis, underground fighters, volunteers from the Yishuv who fought in the British forces and veterans of the Jewish Brigade, as well as diplomatic representatives from the Allied countries.
Sofa Landver, Minister of Immigration and Absorption
Tali Ploskov MK, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
Dorit Novak, Director General, Yad Vashem
Avraham Grenzaid, Chairman, Alliance of World War II Veterans who fought the Nazis
Moderator: Menachem Perry
Wreaths will be laid by Minister of Immigration and Absorption and the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, as well as representatives of the IDF, the Allied countries and fighter and partisan organizations. The Israel Police Orchestra, conducted by Mikhail Gurevich, will participate in the event together with soloists.
The assembly is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and various organizations of veterans and partisan fighters