Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, making this year the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination Camp. Remembering the Holocaust is crucial to our fight against intolerance.

Water has been identified as the number one global risk ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Sweden is actively involved in efforts to achieve sustainable and equitable water solutions in one of the most water-scarce regions in the world – the Middle East and North Africa.

Bombs and rockets stopped falling over Gaza and Israel four months ago and most international news outlets left soon after. But for the Gazans, the war is ever present: the loss of family, friends and colleagues, homes and schools destroyed and damaged, the trauma and tragedy.

Returning always brings strong impressions: of the dynamic and exciting Tel Aviv, the solemn and chaotic Jerusalem and even a Gaza that somehow survives against the odds. And the dominating topic for discussion is always the same: the occupation, or “the situation” as many Israelis refer to it.