Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

Cheryl Sanders
May 8, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony.

Some Jewish groups opposed the president's appearance at the Holocaust Memorial Museum's event. "As President of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people, and I will always stand with our great partner and friend, the state of Israel".

Just this weekend, Trump addressed anti-Semitism with the World Jewish Congress through a video conference. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again.

Mr. Trump's remarks are part of the week-long Days of Remembrance of the US commemoration of the Holocaust.

"It can not be questioned because it is not an opinion, it is a truth", France's ambassador to Israel, Hélène Le Gal, told i24NEWS on Monday that she wanted to repeat the facts about the involvement of the Vichy government in France in the deportation of millions of Jews in World War Two.

Trump - whose administration was strongly criticized in January after it issued an International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that did not specifically mention the Jewish people - reflected on Tuesday, "We stand in awe at the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people". "Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide".

The Holocaust memorial called on the public to share testimony and provide more names of those who perished.

"The March of the Living this year is dedicated to one simple question - how do we educate without survivors?" said Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett in a statement before leaving for the march in Poland.

Earlier this month, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was forced to apologise after appearing to favourably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.

"Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this terrible evil and we will never be silent - we just won't", the president said. "We will bear witness, and we will act". "Do you remember when Trump sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest the ADL's Jew prank call hoaxer?" We can not let that ever even be thought of. This year's Days of Remembrance will be observed from Sunday, April 23 through Sunday April 29.

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