The free world, western liberal democracy, is indeed a blessed place to live. The Gaza Strip, a tiny enclave bordering Israel’s Negev desert, ruled with an iron fist by an Islamist terrorist organisation, is – on the other hand – not.
This is the Holocaust survivors’ final decade: there is a burden on all of us to use this precious time to learn everything we can from them and to formulate a way to ensure that the Holocaust will never be forgotten.
Just a week before International Holocaust Memorial Day, the passing of the UN resolution to fight Holocaust denial and strengthen Holocaust education has served as a timely reminder of the urgency of the issue.
A delegation from the United Arab Emirates will participate in the International March of the Living, a Holocaust education event which memorializes victims of the Nazi genocide, this year.
For the first time in its three-decade history, the Holocaust remembrance and education organization, the International March of the Living, will include the participation an official delegation of the United Arab Emirates.
“We remember Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We remember King David,” said Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau, the son of Holocaust survivor and former Israeli Chief Rabbi Isaac Meir Lau. Like others at an event that melds the sorrow of the past with hope for the future, he believes the world won’t forget.