Yad Vashem condemns the covering up of Holocaust monuments against vandalism

Yad Vashem expresses concern following an uproar in the United Kingdom over the covering of a Holocaust monument in London for fear of vandalism by anti-Israel protesters.

“The decision to cover up Holocaust memorials and exhibitions out of fear from the scourge of global antisemitism is deeply troubling,” a spokesperson for Israel’s national Holocaust museum writes in a statement Sunday. “By concealing these historical reminders, we are only addressing the symptoms while ignoring the root cause of the issue.”

The concealment of the Holocaust monument at London’s Hyde Park over the weekend is prompting angry reactions in the British media. Multiple anti-Israel rallies in recent weeks have ended at Hyde Park, prompting park authorities to wrap a tarp around the monument as a precaution, a parks official tells LBC radio station Sunday.

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