Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.
“Seventy years ago the bells of freedom rang across the world. The terrible nightmare in Europe came to an end.”
“But the day in which the Nazis were beaten was not just a day of rejoicing, it was a day of reckoning for the Jewish people. World leaders understood that they now had an opportunity to rebuild society based on freedom.”
We have learned that “democracies cannot turn their eyes away from the dictatorships of the world that seek to spread their influence.”
“Ahead of World War II, the world attempted to appease the Nazis. They wanted quiet at any price, and the terrible price did come.”
Just as the Nazis sought to destroy Europe, Netanyahu says, so does Iran seek to wreak havoc on the Middle East and destroy the Jewish state.
“It is all out in the open, but nonetheless nothing is done.”
Netanyahu says that the nuclear deal with Iran proves the world has not learned the lessons of the Holocaust.