Trump pledges ‘Never again’ on Yom Hashoah
IN A message seen as aiming to repair a rift with the Jewish community, President Donald Trump used the occasion of Yom Hashoah to pledge “never again” and to make a pointed reference to Iran.
Mr Trump sent a four-minute long video message to the World Jewish Congress plenary assembly in New York, calling the Holocaust “the darkest chapter of human history”.
He said: “The mind cannot fathom the pain, the horror and the loss. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered by the Nazi genocide. They were murdered by an evil that words cannot describe, and that the human heart cannot bear.
“On Yom HaShoah, we look back at the darkest chapter of human history. We mourn, we remember, we pray, and we pledge: ‘Never again.’”
Mr Trump, whose administration was widely criticised for failing to mention Jews in a statement about Holocaust Remembrance Day, added: “We must stamp out prejudice and antisemitism everywhere it is found. We must defeat terrorism, and we must not ignore the threats of a regime that talks openly of Israel’s destruction.” He told the delegates: “On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, we tell the stories of the fathers, mothers and children, whose lives were extinguished and whose love was torn from this earth.”
Mr Trump also declared: “Today, only decades removed from the Holocaust, we see a great nation risen from the desert and we see a proud Star of David waving above the State of Israel. That star is a symbol of Jewish perseverance.”
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