“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Israel Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

President Shimon Peres vowed the Jewish state would never allow the Jewish genocide to be repeated as Israel begins marking it's Holocaust Remembrance Day.

At the main ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, he said," We will never forget, we will never hide and we will never stop asking ourselves what we must do to prevent what happened to ever repeat itself". Six torches were lit to honor the six million Jews who were killed during WWII.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that anti semitism and Holocaust denial was on the rise across the world. "Still 63 years later, who would believe, the ugly face of the hatred of Jews and Israelis appears on different stages across the planet. You wish to deny the right of existence of the Jewish state, and you are wrong to believe the the Jewish state was created due to Holocaust". He was referring mainly to Iran.

Iran's firebrand President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has branded the Holocaust a "myth" and in 2006 Tehran hosted a controversial revisionist Holocaust conference, sparking an international outcry.

A study published by Tel Aviv University earlier on Monday, said the worldwide number of anti-semitic incidents in 2007 increased be nearly 7% from the previous year.
May 2nd marks the day of remembrance for 2008


Marmelade said...

i know, after all this time, i hear people calling jews names. some of them are people i know for a long time. and i don't usually know how to react to them.
telling them it's not ok to use those terms only makes them ask me "are you one of them?"
so what if i were, would it change your opinion about me? i try to avoid them.

triz said...

I AM one of them!!! :-) Yes do tell them it's NOT ok!!! People's silence against hatred and racism (any racism) is just as dangerous as the racist words spoken.


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