The son of Holocaust survivors from Germany, Rund grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the Shoah.
Traffic came to a stand still as the nation stood in place
A recent study by the Holocaust Survivors’ Welfare Fund showed that many Holocaust survivors were forced to give up essentials to be able to buy food.
Participating nations included Sudan, Morocco, Indonesia, Abu Dhabi and others who do not have diplomatic ties with Israel.
Amid somber Holocaust Remembrance Day events, most still virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic, some are calling for a separate, more upbeat holiday celebrating the resilience of survivors
The ceremony was led by Ambassador Houda Nonoo, a member of a Jewish family who previously served as Bahrain's ambassador to the United States.
“To our best friends I saw - an agreement with Iran which paves its way to nuclear weapons that threaten us with destruction - an agreement like this will not bind us,” vowed the prime minister.
Holocaust survivors in Israel also expressed support for the initiative.