During Israel visit, Duterte lays wreath at Yad Vashem, pledging ‘Never Again’
Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem with his daughter, whose mother is Jewish.
(September 4, 2018 / JNS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte placed a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem on Monday alongside his daughter, whose mother (Duterte’s ex-wife) is Jewish.
Sara Duterte, daughter of Duterte and Elizabeth Abellana Zimmerman, joined in the solemn ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance, where visiting dignitaries traditionally lay a wreath in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Duterte is the first president of the Philippines to visit Israel since diplomatic ties were established in 1958.