Netanyahu: anti-Semitism is reviving in society

Netanyahu: anti-Semitism is reviving in society

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the 5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem that humanity has failed to overcome anti-Semitism.


"70 years ago, with the end of World War II and the revelation of the horrors of the Holocaust, some believed that humanity would discard one of history’s oldest hatreds – anti-Semitism. Yet today there is no doubt that we are living in an age of resurgent anti-Semitism," TASS cited him as saying.


"I don’t know if we’ll be able to eradicate the scourge of anti-Semitism, but we have to fight it," he stressed. "We have learned that if you don’t fight it, if unstopped, these fires of anti-Semitism eventually spread and they consume everyone," Netanyahu added.


The head of the Israeli cabinet said that Jews "are no longer a stateless people searching for a safe haven". "The Jewish state will defend itself by itself against any threat. That’s what we’ve learned from history, that’s what the Jewish state is all about," Netanyahu said.

 

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