The Vice President of the Municipality, PhDs from the University of Beira Interior and experts in Jewish tourism joined members of the Jewish communities of Belmonte, Lisbon and Oporto.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says that an attack on a synagogue was an “act of anti-Semitism” and denounced the “despicable” violence against France’s Jewish population.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a bill introduced by Benny Gantz, who now says he opposes it.

Rabbi Rashi Simon explained that "pogroms do not happen in a vacuum”.

"Our improbable story in Israel is of bold and obstinate hope. A story of rising from the depths, again and again, to build and rebuild the world in the image of our dreams."

Yom Ha’atzmaut will be observed with muted festivities throughout the country on Monday evening and during the day on Tuesday.