DUTERTE OFFICIATES A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY OPEN DOORS MONUMENT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PARK ISRAEL ! - NEWS REPORT UPDATE

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DUTERTE OFFICIATES A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY OPEN DOORS MONUMENT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PARK ISRAEL !

Culminating his four-day historic visit to the State of Israel, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officiates a wreath laying ceremony at the Open Doors Monument of the Holocaust Memorial Park in Rishon LeZion, Israel.


Rishon LeZion Mayor Dov Zur accompanies the President during the wreath laying ceremony.

The Open Doors Monument serves as a testament of the open door policy of the Philippine Commonwealth Government in the late 1930s under President Manuel L. Quezon that allowed Jews, who were fleeing the Holocaust in Europe, to enter the Philippines as their safe haven.

Designed by Filipino artist Luis ‘Junyee’ Yee, Jr., the Open Doors Monument’s three (3) open doors in increasing heights symbolize the humanitarian deeds and the courage of Filipinos in welcoming the Jews under the open door policy in 1939. These open doors have triangular patterns that represent the triangles of the Philippine flag. Beneath the monument is the Star of David to mark the close and friendly relations between the Philippines and Israel. The light in the monument signifies the sun ‘that brought hope and warm hospitality of the Filipino people’ in welcoming the Jews. These Doors are painted brown to symbolize the Malay race of the Filipinos.


The open door policy of the former Philippine Commonwealth Government is just one of the pivotal events that commenced and strengthened the shared historical, humanitarian, and people-to-people relations between the Philippines and Israel. 

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