On the eve of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day, this evening (Wednesday) opened with the state opening rally in the Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. In his speech, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the resumption of talks on the nuclear agreement. “History has taught us that such agreements, with such extremist regimes, are worth as much as a clove of garlic. I also say to our best friend – an agreement that will pave the way for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons will not bind us.
Netanyahu attacked the International Criminal Court in The Hague, against the background of the decision to attack Israel. “The tribunal seeks to investigate Israel on the delusional claim that our commanders and soldiers allegedly committed war crimes while fighting brutal terrorist organizations that commit war crimes on a daily basis. IDF soldiers are fighting Iran’s envoys and are actually condemning us – what absurdity, what hypocrisy.”
“The tribunal in The Hague was inspired by the law in Nuremberg, which tried Nazi war criminals,” Netanyahu continued. “But from Nuremberg to The Hague there was a complete reversal. A body set up to protect human rights became a body that protects those who trample on human rights. But we too went through a reversal, from abysmal weakness in exile – to immense power in the homeland.
President Rivlin: 900 Holocaust survivors died in Israel from the corona, tonight our hearts go out to them
In his opening remarks, President Reuven Rivlin referred to Holocaust survivors who died of the Corona virus in the past year. “900 Holocaust survivors have died, in the State of Israel alone, as a direct result of the corona plague,” Rivlin said. “They fought the last battle of their lives, frightened and lonely, behind masks and gloves, thirsty for touch, away from their loved ones and lovers. Tonight – our hearts with them and their families.”
“The burden of remembrance we carry in our hearts is our sacred duty,” the president continued. “We are commanded to continue, learn and teach about the Holocaust. To research without limit, to discuss the social circumstances that led to it, to try to touch, to understand what the mind does not perceive.” The President added: “You are the survivors of the Holocaust, the heroes of the revival, who found the strength of the soul to rise from the earth soaked in tears and blood, to look ahead, to choose life – in your name I made sure to express to my interlocutors that we, the Jewish people, will never defend ourselves. Once our destiny, at the mercy of others. ”
This year, Memorial Day is marked “Until the Last Jew – Eighty Years to the Beginning of Mass Extermination.” The torch of remembrance was lit by Acting Chairman of the Yad Vashem Board Ronen Plot, and the survivors’ representative, Rosa Bloch, will speak on behalf of the survivors. Begonov: At the event, videos were shown with the story of the torchbearers