Skip to comments.Netanyahu at Shoah ceremony: ‘We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others’
Posted on 04/08/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by Dave346
Also speaking at official Yad Vashem remembrance, Peres calls on world to take seriously modern-day threats of mass destruction
Israel will defend itself with its own forces and prevent a Holocaust from ever happening again, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday night, echoing a familiar refrain that the Jewish state wont tolerate an Iranian nuclear weapon.
President Shimon Peres, also speaking at the ceremony, lamented the fact that anti-Semitism still persists, and that the Holocaust is still with us.
The two addressed a gathering that included many of Israels political and religious leaders, as well as the former prime minister of Britain, Tony Blair, who is currently the special envoy of the Middle East Quartet; and the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird.
Iran is warning openly about its intentions to destroy us and is working with all its might to carry it out, Netanyahu said. The hate against Jews hasnt disappeared, but has morphed into a murderous hate against the Jewish state. We wont leave our fate in the hands of others, even the best of our friends.
Here, and today, I promise there will never be another Holocaust, he added.
Alluding to the recent figures published that there are now more than 6 million Jews in Israel the same number estimated killed in the Holocaust Netanyahu said that this is our victory. This is our consolation. This is our pride.
The rebirth of the Jewish people is tied to the battle against those who wish to destroy us, he continued. Our ability and willingness to defend ourselves, that is what enabled the establishment of the Zionist enterprise and that is what ensures our continued existence and our future.
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