January 30, 2017
News Press Release

ZOA: Holocaust Remembrance Requires Fighting Iran, Anti-Semitic Incitement, PA Goals

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million innocent Jewish children, parents and grandparents – half of the world’s Jewish population – whom the Nazis and their collaborators gassed, shot, experimented on and starved to death, while the world looked away.  Sadly, we also see that irrational hatred towards the Jewish people is still with us today, seventy-two years after the horrors of Hitler’s “final solution” ended.   Today, the same old scourge of Jew-hatred is in the form as “anti-Zionism”; Palestinian-Arab terror attacks on innocent Jewish children sleeping in their beds; and UN condemnations and denials of the Jewish people’s right to live in lawful Jewish lands.  The same irrational hatred is advanced by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s and Palestinian-Arab leaders’ and other radical Islamists’ threats and preparations of rockets, missiles and nuclear material to destroy the Jewish people and Judeo-Christian-inspired western civilization. 

Thus, on this day, we must renew our commitment to combat the present-day forms of the old hatreds once again.

Thus, on this day, we must renew our commitment to combat the present-day forms of the old hatreds once again.

Each Holocaust Remembrance Day, we also remember that small precious group of survivors of the Shoah who passed away during the previous year.  Fewer and fewer survivors are left.  This past year, we lost and mourned the passing of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel.  Wiesel heartbrokenly reminded us that hatred of Israel is the same anti-Semitism that Professor had in vain hoped had ended with Hitler.  And Professor Wiesel expended his final strength warning about the dangers of nuclear Iran and the Iran deal.  

Let’s continue to honor the memory of all the victims of the Holocaust by sanctioning and taking whatever actions are necessary to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions and intercontinental missile launches and Iranian-sponsored terrorism; continuing to combat the virulent anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on our college campuses; and standing up for the right of the Jewish people to live in the Jewish homeland – including Judea/Samaria and the Jewish people’s eternal united capital Jerusalem.