Subject: Trump fails to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance statement, Jews erupt Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Trump fails to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance statement
David Gibson, Religion News Service 3:46 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017
January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honors the millions of people killed under the Nazi regime. Wochit
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2131 CONNECT[url=https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=http%3A//usat.ly/2jFMSig&text=Trump fails to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance]TWEET[/url]LINKEDIN 59 COMMENTEMAILMORE In a departure from predecessors on both sides of the political aisle, President Trump’s statement Friday marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention the deaths of six million Jews — a lapse the head of the Anti-Defamation League called “puzzling and troubling.” In the three-paragraph statement Friday, Trump said: “It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.” “Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent,” he continued, again referring only to “the innocent.” “In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good,” he concluded. “Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”
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The White House statement with Trump’s remarks “misses that it was six million Jews who perished, not just ‘innocent people,’” tweeted Jonathan Greenblatt, national director of the ADL shortly after the comments were released. “Puzzling and troubling” that it “has no mention of Jews,” Greenblatt added in a follow up tweet.
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