President Donald Trump issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday in which he vowed to combat the forces of evil, and called to "make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world," but failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism, the Times of Israel website reports today (January 28, 2017).
The absence of any specific mention of Jews or anti-Semitism was highlighted and criticized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
"It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust," the president said. "It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror."
ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt said Trump's statement "misses that it was six million Jews who perished, not just 'innocent people.'"