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Hurley in Israel

‘To honour and to learn’

Australia's Governor-General David Hurley and his wife Linda have arrived in Israel ahead of a major event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

David Hurley meeting with Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday. Photo: Israel GPO
David Hurley meeting with Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday. Photo: Israel GPO

GOVERNOR-GENERAL David Hurley has stressed the importance of remaining vigilant to “ensure this darkest chapter in history never repeats”.

Hurley, together with his wife Linda, arrived in Israel on Tuesday to join more than 45 world leaders at Yad Vashem for the World Holocaust Forum today (Thursday).

Earlier this week, the couple met with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, ahead of his state visit to Australia next month.

“The importance of remembering and reflecting on the atrocities of the Holocaust has not diminished in the 75 years since Auschwitz was liberated,” Hurley said.

“We remember and reflect both to honour the victims – the millions upon millions of lives lost, the families destroyed – and to learn. To learn so that we remain vigilant to ensure this darkest chapter in history never repeats.”

The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley are visiting Israel, at the invitation of President Reuven Rivlin, to represent…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Governor-General of Australia‎‏ ב- יום שלישי, 21 בינואר 2020

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