More Than 40,000 Christians Worldwide Stand for Siren on Yom Hashoah

As the memorial siren sounded across Israel on Tuesday morning to mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem hosted more than 40,000 Christians worldwide in a live online ceremony that had viewers stand for the siren to honor the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Due to current health rules regarding the coronavirus in Israel, the ICEJ’s observances this year were centered around a live webinar on Tuesday morning, broadcast via Facebook and YouTube. It drew more than 40,000 viewers around the globe.

Presented in cooperation with Christian Friends of Yad Vashem (CFYV), the program began with a live shot from the “Harp Bridge” at the entrance to Jerusalem as the nationwide siren sounded, bringing traffic to a stop. Christian viewers from around the world were asked to stand in silence in their homes to honor the martyrs of the Nazi genocide against the Jews.

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