President Reuven Rivlin speaks at a ceremony closing Holocaust Remembrance Day events in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai.
The president says “We must come forth against those who shed their humanity and commit genocides, wherever they may be. The question which should torment us all today is whether we would act like the heroes, the righteous among the nations, or would we stand idly by? Would we be willing to save a single soul, or a whole family?”
“The State of Israel must stand at the forefront of humanity’s fight against itself. We will not turn a blind eye facing the slaughter in al Yarmouk or the actions of Boko Haram in Nigeria,” Rivlin says.
He refers to the atrocities being committed by Islamic State and the Assad regime in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria and to the murder of dozens of innocents by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria recently.