NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised President Trump for his passionate address today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.
"We are here today to bear witness. To make sure that humanity never, ever forgets that the Nazis massacred six million Jews," said Trump, who referred to the late Elie Wiesel and his lifelong pleas that "for the dead and the living we must bear witness."
Calling Holocaust denial "a new form of anti-Semitism," the President declared: "Those who deny the Holocaust are accomplice to this horrible evil. We will never be silent in the face of evil again."
Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Director for Policy, praised President Trump for his "forthright message of fidelity to historical accuracy, empathy with the Jewish people, and commitment to combat all forms of hatred and violence towards Jews."
"I will always stand with the Jewish people, and with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel," the President affirmed. "Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people."
President Trump promised to "confront anti-Semitism" wherever it exists, including in the U.S. "We've seen anti-Semitism on university campuses, in the public square, and in threats against Jewish citizens," he said. "Even worse, it's been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities, or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction."
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee