Thursday, January 28, 2016

Obama: US to Lead Fight against Anti-Semitism; Asserts We Must Not Be Silent on Its Recent Rise

U.S. President Barack Obama told a gathering at the Israeli Embasy in Washington, DC yesterday that America has an obligation to lead the fight against rising anti-Semitism, the Jewish Press website reports today (January 28, 2016).

Speaking at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Day, Obama said the rise in anti-Semitism is "undeniable."

It is the first time that International Holocaust Day has ever been held at the Israeli Embassy.

"When we see some Jews leaving major European cities where their families have lived for generations, because they no longer feel safe; when Jewish centers are targeted from Mumbai to Overland Park, Kansas; when swastikas appear on college campuses -- when we see all that and more, we must not be silent," Obama said.

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