Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the world’s silence on Iran.
At Yad Vashem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the enlightened nations of the world to loudly condemn Iran’s destructive nuclear intentions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres used the platform at yesterday’s Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem to urge countries around the world to work unwaveringly to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
At yesterday’s main Holocaust Day ceremony, Netanyahu warned against a rising tide of anti-Semitism “kindled by radical Islamist organizations and regimes, led by Iran and its satellites.
“I call on the enlightened nations of the world to loudly condemn Iran’s destructive intentions, and to act resolutely to stop it from arming itself with nuclear weapons,” he said before hundreds of Holocaust survivors and their families, political leaders, diplomats and others.
The world has so far failed to adequately denounce Tehran, Netanyahu said.
“Iran’s leaders are barreling toward developing a nuclear weapon, and openly declaring their desire to destroy Israel. In the face of these repeated pledges to remove the Jewish state from the earth, we encounter in the best case a limp reaction, and even that is fading,” he said. “We do not hear the necessary rejection, no harsh denunciation, no outcry. The world is carrying on as usual, and there are those who direct their fire at us, at Israel.”
The theme of this year’s ceremony was “voices of the survivors,” paying tribute to those working to preserve the memories of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.
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Related… Sultan Knish posted an excellent essay on how the enlightened world is “Imposing Another Final Solution.”