Seeing Jerusalem anew – Guest Voices – The Washington Post   Leave a comment

“On Friday morning, we go to the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. I watch Robert absorb the testimonies of both the dead and the survivors. Warsaw Ghetto cobblestones. A model of the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Reflections and echoes of murdered Jewish children whose ghosts haunt the galleries and, henceforth, our subconscious. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly threatens the State of Israel with genocidal annihilation. Perhaps every world leader, every United Nations diplomat, every journalist who covers Middle East political developments should walk through the Yad Vashem museum so as to grasp why Ahmadinejad, Hamas and Hezbollah are little more than reincarnations of blind, implacable Nazi evil. Emerging into the sun-lit Judean hills, we have a new appreciation of Israel’s critical role as a haven for any Jew threatened by persecution anywhere in the world.”

via Seeing Jerusalem anew – Guest Voices – The Washington Post.

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Posted September 2, 2011 by arnoneumann in Jerusalem

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