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January 25, 2015 11:56 am

Israeli President Rivlin Makes First US Visit for UN Holocaust Memorial

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Reuven Rivlin makes his first visit to the US as Israeli president in order to address the UN on the 70th anniversary marking the end of the Holocaust. Photo: wiki commons.

Yahoo/AFP – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin left Sunday on his first official visit to the United States, where he will address a UN session marking 70 years since the end of the Holocaust.

His trip comes at a point of high tension between Israel and Washington after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted a controversial invitation to address a joint session of Congress in early March in a move which was not coordinated with the White House.

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