Biden deplores ‘resurgence of antisemitism’ in Holocaust commemoration

US President Joe Biden marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by connecting it to antisemitism and hatred still alive in the US today, including at a synagogue hostage standoff earlier this month.

“From the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, to a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, we are continually and painfully reminded that hate doesn’t go away; it only hides. And it falls to each of us to speak out against the resurgence of antisemitism and ensure that bigotry and hate receive no safe harbor, at home and around the world,” he says in a statement from the White House.

US President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with private sector CEOs in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images via AFP)

“We must teach accurately about the Holocaust and push back against attempts to ignore, deny, distort, and revise history—as we did this month, when the United States co-sponsored a UN resolution that charged the international community with combating Holocaust denial through education.

“We must continue to pursue justice for survivors and their families. And we must ensure that aging survivors have access to the services they need to live out their lives in dignity.”

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