In her words on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni warned against Israelis maintaining a “ghetto mentality”. She explained that today, Israel is strong enough not to be bullied at threats.
The senior minister addressed a memorial event in Kibbutz Tel Yitzchak on Sunday night, the eve of 28 Nissan 5774.
She stressed the importance of passing the “correct historical significance” regarding the Holocaust to the students of today. Livni explains we must be careful not to permit the dark events of the Holocaust to take control of our decisions and our future.
While acknowledging that the State of Israel today is under threat, she feels the threats faced today cannot be compared to the threats faced by the “scattered Jews of Europe”. She added that Israel today is strong enough to deal with the threats and there is no need to withdraw into the ghetto. She spoke of those seeking to destroy Israel and wipe the Jewish state off the map, but stated confidently “We are strong enough” to face any and all threats.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)