antisemitism,  Stateside

Obama and Wiesel remember Holocaust victims and rescuers

Some commenters seem to think British Jews are facing real danger, and need to make plans to leave the country. I have fond memories of my visits to Britain, so I hope their fears are exaggerated. But in my years of participating in this blog, I’ve seen too many disturbing reports to feel completely sanguine.

Fortunately it’s not a fear I feel in the US. Perhaps one reason is the US Holocaust Museum’s Days of Remembrance ceremony Thursday in the rotunda of the Capitol building in Washington, featuring speeches by Israeli ambassador Sallai Meridor (39:00), Elie Wiesel (45:00) and Barack Obama (1:20:00).

You can read Obama’s speech here.