The BiH Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanić, who is on an official visit to Israel, met in Jerusalem with the President of Knesset, Yuli Edelstein, and talked about the current political situation in the two countries, as well as the Balkan region and the Middle East. They agreed that the relations between BiH and Israel are good and that there is good cooperation at the parliamentary level, but also a great opportunity for promotion of bilateral relations and exchange of experience.
Chairman Ivanić informed the President of the Knesset about the numerous challenges that BiH has been facing since the war, and about the steps on the path towards the European Union.
Ivanić visited the memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust during World War II, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem, and laid a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance, as well as at the Jasenovac camp plaque. He said that the museum, which bears witness to the extermination of six million Jews during World War II, is a warning that evil must not be ignored or forgotten, because it can always happen again.
“It is very important that we get back to respecting each other and elementary human values, as well as to the willingness to compromise. We in BiH can learn from this example of where intolerance and hate can take us,” said Ivanić.