Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yom Hazikaron: Israel remembers Jewish victims of antisemitism

Via NRG:

Yom Hazikaron is the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism.  A ceremony held at the Jewish Agency plaza in Jerusalem commemorated about 200 Jews killed in antisemitic attacks around the world.

The ceremony focused this year on the victims of the attacks in Paris and Denmark: Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen, Francois-Michel Saada and Dan Uzan,

Their relatives spoke at the ceremony.  Valérie Braham, wife of Philippe, said: “He was murdered for one reason. Because he's Jewish.  The hatred against the Jewish nation entered my home and ruined my family".

Natan Sharansky, head of the Jewish Agency said that this year "we discovered that the battlefields are not just in Israel, but also in every Jewish synagogue everywhere in the world. Even a kosher supermarket."

The French ambassador and Danish deputy-ambassador also spoke at the ceremony.

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