Jerusalem mayor Moshe Leon invited participants of the World Holocaust Forum being held in the capital this week to a “one-of-a-kind” cocktail party with a DJ in a cave underneath the Old City.
Hundreds of official guests coming to Israel this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau were invited to an “oriental Jerusalem dinner,” live music and an after-party, according to the invite.
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Following the report, the municipality issued a clarification that the event is intended for the press and not the official delegates, and that there won’t be a DJ.
In a statement, the municipality added that the invitation was only a draft one that was leaked to the media, whereas the final version mentions no DJ or an after-party.
The formal invitation sent out by the Jerusalem Municipality.
The event "is a formal reception," it said, stressing it doesn't fall on the World Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is next Monday. "This is a respectful event … for the foreign press accompanying the leaders' delegations."