Speeches -yes, but no collective declaration on antisemitism from 50 world leaders at the Auschwitz liberation anniversary in Jerusalem

For Israel, the gathering of dozens of world leaders, kings, presidents and prime ministers in Jerusalem on Jan. 23, for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau was a larger-than-expected diplomatic event. It also broadcast unprecedented international acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Commemorating the victims of Nazi horrors, they all freely denounced racism and antisemitism in their speeches under the event’s banner: To remember the holocaust and to fight anti-Semitism. Invited to address the central event at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial center on Thursday afternoon were leaders of the four main Allied powers of WWII:  Vice President Mike Pence, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prince Charles of Britain and President Emmanuel Macron of France. Germany’s president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has called World War II a “German crime” apologized for the Holocaust. They were followed by the hosts: President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

During the day, Putin, with Netanyahu alongside him, unveiled a monument in Jerusalem’s Sacher Park to the 800,000 victims of the siege of Leningrad.

There was also a formal dinner for the invited world leaders at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

But missing from the entire occasion was a formal group declaration collectively denouncing antisemitism and solemnly pledging concrete steps for fighting it. This declaration might have endorsed the definition of antisemitism authorized by the International Remembrance Alliance – an 11-point definition adopted so far by only 19 countries.
Too much weight was placed on the presence of the Russian president and his warm regard for the prime minister. After all, Israel’s most important and lasting ally is the United States, which Netanyahu emphasized by accompanying Vice President Mike Pence on his visit to the Western Wall. Furthermore, placing the case of Naama Yissachar at the forefront of Putin’s visit was totally disproportionate and inappropriate. It has no relation to Holocaust remembrance; nor is she a heroic Prisoner of Zion, even if she was unjustly convicted by a Russian court.

All in all, after the brilliant array of presidents, crowned heads and dignitaries make their departure and return home, it is hard to see this glittering diplomatic event generating a real war on the surging antisemitism blighting too many western countries.

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19 thoughts on “Speeches -yes, but no collective declaration on antisemitism from 50 world leaders at the Auschwitz liberation anniversary in Jerusalem

  • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:11 at 17:11
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    Who in their right mind would want to denounce antisemitism when its definition has now been extended to includes any criticism of Israel or Zionism?

    Antisemitism had been a canard anyway in recent time for Zionism to hide behind while it performs its ethnic cleansing and its apartheid politics against the indigenous population.

    This prevents Israel from supporting the all inclusive UN definition of protecting all Mankind from these insidious actions that it is itself persuading via its colonization efforts which is the main cause of the rise in “anti-zionism” feelings worldwide.

    • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:25 at 17:25
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      @Tommy

      Ok that’s just antisemitic!

    • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:26 at 17:26
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      Sad but true that Israel has become the major cause of antisemitism worldwide. What a disgrace that Zionism has chosen to hide behind the deaths of our relatives in an attempt to deflect criticism of its actions.

      The greatest protection for the Jewish people is for Israel to behave like any other civilised nation and to teardown the settlements and end the occupation. Without this things are only going to get a lot worse for Jews everywhere.

      • Jan 23, 2020 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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        Your mother a pig Natzie Gugin

      • Jan 23, 2020 @ 19:26 at 19:26
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        You should become better informed Jackie.

        Look at Gaza as a perfect example. Israel completely vacated Gaza and gave it to the Palestinians hoping for peace.

        There has not been peace; there have been bombs, fire kites, kidnappings, Terror tunnels and Wars, all started by the Palestinians who were given free land in Gaza.

        That is the problem. You should become better educated so you are not fooled by Palestinians lies and misstatements.

    • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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      Are you an arab terrorist organization propaganda minster? Or fully employed at CNN writing fake news?

      Either way, repeating lies many times a day will not make them true. Nor fool anyone with half a brain.

      The ethnic cleansing and apartheid is the basic culture of the muslim terrorists. See almost daily their shooting missiles at civilians, sending fire balloons at civilians, trying to kill anyone who is not muslim. What a contrast to the most humane country in the world, Israel, providing electricity, food, and medical care for the animals trying to murder its children. People (except maybe 5 year olds) are not stupid enough to fall for your lies. Why don’t you spend your time trying to do something productive instead of spreading false hate. Try to creates something good for humanity instead of trying to damage humanity’s best. Your jealousy could be harnessed in a different direction. Instead of wanting to kill Jewish people because they are better than you, try to LEARN from them. Try to study math and physics so you an create something useful to mankind (irrigation, communication, fight disease, purify drinking water, even create toys for children) instead of studying propaganda, hate, and killing.

      • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:46 at 17:46
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        When you brutalize a people and take their land these brutalized people will resist.

        Its so sad how we take great pride in resisting the NAZI’S yet Zionism now does the same and we see the Palestinian actions as out of bounds.

        We also quickly chose to “forget” that Israel was founded via Jewish terrorists and that these same terrorists who killed so many people became our first government.

        We need to be honest and stop twisting facts to fit our narrative. Its one of the reasons why Jewish “facts” are not as trusted anymore.

        • Jan 23, 2020 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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          Start reading both sides of history to properly understand historical events.

    • Jan 23, 2020 @ 20:17 at 20:17
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      Holocust was a cure of problems that caused by jews behavior against national interests of countries which host these guys.
      This cure was worked and Nazi germany did cure this problem for Europe for ever.
      This doesn’t mean jews can return to Europe or think their interests would be Europe main priority, which is i think the main thought behind of this article.

  • Jan 23, 2020 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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    This Was The Follow-Up Show After Davos Economics. It Was Not A Meeting But The Beginnings Of Global Cooperation To Seeding The End of Hate Towards Cultures Planted Long Ago In Global Soils & Whose Weeds Must Be Pulled & Removed For New Paradigm Of Global Prosperity Worldwide. The Leaders Of The World Show Of Friendship Fraternity, & Force Judaism Culture Is Global Economic Salvation Under Any Government Whose Destiny Was Bound To Come Together. So Little Done & So Much More To Do But It Is A Start For All Cultures On Earth!

  • Jan 23, 2020 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Maybe they came just to be visible.And so.

  • Jan 23, 2020 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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    back to the bible hour. simple reality is that the extent of “Jew hatred” is entirely dependent on the relation between the Jewish people and our Maker, Yhwh. Please read Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 for some hints. This also to a large extent explains the rise and fall of all the other nations too.

  • Jan 24, 2020 @ 3:24 at 3:24
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    Thank you for invite me to this great event! Holocaust was bad thing but biggest victim is Russia. We lose 10% of population! How much percent you lose? Jews complain too much because they are soft like Yankees not strong like Neanderthals.

    Anyway Holocaust was bad, but I prevent it again by selling nuke and missile to Iran and Hezbollah. Please do not nuke Moscow if they use, I am only trying to help and that is why I come here!

  • Jan 24, 2020 @ 4:28 at 4:28
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    There is no god but the Holocaust, and six million Jews died in gas chambers…

  • Jan 24, 2020 @ 16:07 at 16:07
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    All of them showing up in Jerusalem is a big bust in the fight against antisemitism. Don’t discount the event and what the event stated! As for the German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has called World War II a “German crime” apologized for the Holocaust. What more could a German President do? He should have stayed home; his pronouncement was empty and sad all rolled up in Bovine droppings! It is easy to be sorry in retrospect, but; just that but!

  • Jan 25, 2020 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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    America has been radicalized by stopping this Netanyahu-Neocon war on Iran, radicalized against Kahanist extremists, radicalized against Kahanism in toto – stopping their war on Iran prelude to being stopped from annexation of Palestine

    • Jan 25, 2020 @ 17:28 at 17:28
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      ‘Anti-Kahanism is not Anti-Semitism’ – -Peter Beinart

      Seen right side up, ‘Anti-Kahanism is Anti-Jewish Hitlerism’, Pro-Kahanism IS Anti-Semitism’

      Pro-Kahanists such as Stephen Miller, Richard Spencer, Steve Bannon, Bibi Netanyahu, Meir Kahane

      • Jan 25, 2020 @ 17:32 at 17:32
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        1P1V1S is the cure of apartheid, the one and only cure

        Basically you’ve got an apartheid one state, and you just convert it to 1P1V1S by giving each and every citizen to vote, including the returning diaspora – it’s the only way you’re not going to get your pants sued off at the ICC

        • Jan 25, 2020 @ 17:35 at 17:35
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          Col Liron Libman of the top IDF legal team said Israel is indefensible at the ICC, because well, Israel is an apartheid. Duh

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