Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day
Israel marks Remembrance Day as the country shuts down all entertainment centers. Tomorrow at 10 AM Israel Time there will be a 2 minute siren. During this time all transportation will stop by the side of the road while everyone stands next to their cars or where ever they may be in remembrance of the 6 million Jews that perished and all of the other victims of the Holocaust. There will be special public programs through out the day.
Published: 04.20.09, 20:26 / Israel News
"Nazism was defeated, but anti-Semitism is still alive. The gas has evaporated, but the poison remains," President Shimon Peres said on Monday evening in his address at the state ceremony marking the commencement of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"The conference that opened in Geneva today is the acceptance of racism, not the fight against it. And its key speaker, (Iranian President) Ahmadinejad, who calls for the extermination of Israel and who denies the Holocaust, it's shameful, a disgrace," said Peres.
"Anti-Semitism is not a Jewish disease, and those who need to cure it are those from whom it comes. It is hard for us to understand why the biggest tyrants, the Nazi Hitler, the Bolshevik Stalin, or the Persian Ahmadinejad chose the Jews to focus their hatred, madness and violence on. Perhaps their objection to the Jewish people is due to its spiritual strength."