On Auschwitz Anniversary, Leader Warns Jews Again Targets

(AP-ABC News) Vanessa Gera - A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, made his bleak assessment on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz where more than a million people were murdered. "For a time, we thought that the hatred of Jews had finally been eradicated. But slowly the demonization of Jews started to come back....Once again, Jewish businesses are targeted. And once again, Jewish families are fleeing Europe." "For decades, the world has been fed lies about Israel: that Israel is the cause of everyone's problems, that Israelis are the villains of the 21st century, that Israel has no right to exist. We all learned that when you tell a lie three times and there is no response, then the lie becomes the truth. This vilification of Israel, the only Jewish state on earth, quickly became an opportunity to attack Jews." "Schools must teach tolerance of all people. Houses of worship should be places of love, understanding, and healing. They should not be telling their people to kill in the name of God. All countries and the EU must make hate a crime. Any country that openly brags about the annihilation of another country should be excluded from the family of nations."

2015-01-28 00:00:00

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