The United States should “never” change as an “island of safety” for Jews, said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
Rivlin commented on the spate of anti-Semitic bomb scares and cemetery attacks in the United States, saying that a “dark, bad, evil wave of anti-Semitism” has struck American Jews.
“There is one lesson from the Holocaust: Never Again. Jews must be safe wherever they are in the world, especially, and specifically, in the United States. Let us see none of this again.”
Rivlin spoke during a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who laid a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance.
Rivlin also noted the Muslims standing against anti-Semitism in America.
“The fact that so many Christians and Muslims, came to aid the Jewish communities sends the clearest message against racism and hatred,” he said. “It is a sign of great hope and civil courage.”
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Naomi Zeveloff is the former Middle East correspondent of the Forward, primarily covering Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Reuven Rivlin Says U.S. Will Always Be ‘Island Of Safety’ For Jews