Obama: ‘Never again’ a challenge to defend Israel

“‘Never again’ is a challenge to defend the fundamental right of free people and free nations to exist in peace … Continued

“‘Never again’ is a challenge to defend the fundamental right of free people and free nations to exist in peace and security — and that includes the State of Israel. [...] So when efforts are made to equate Zionism to racism, we reject them. When international fora single out Israel with unfair resolutions, we vote against them. When attempts are made to delegitimize the state of Israel, we oppose them. When faced with a regime that threatens global security and denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy Israel, the United States will do everything in our power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”

-President Barack Obama on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Obama spoke at the Holocuast Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

Carolyn Kaster

AP

President Barack Obama, left, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel stop for a moment of silence in the Hall of Remembrance as they tours the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Monday, April 23, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • SecondhandEntourage

    I’m sorry, but who is “Georgetown/On Faith”, supposed writer of this story?

  • Kingofkings1

    First of all, Obama is a politician and his staements reflect that fact.
    A philosopher or an ethicist would find inconsistency, even immorality, of using a “never again” slogan from a holocaust past to sustain one in the present, or even to create a new one. Depending on whose eyes you view things through, there have been several holocausts in the past decade in which Israel and US have been accomplices