On the second and last day of his trip to Israel, Donald Trump paid a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial. The Times of Israel reports that he spoke out against evil, while PM Netanyahu slammed terror attacks "in Manchester, San Bernardino or Jerusalem: Terror is terror is terror":
In his remarks, Trump praised the Jewish people for persevering after the tragedy: “They have thrived. They have become so successful in so many places. The State of Israel is a strong, a soaring monument to the solemn pledge we repeat and affirm: Never again.”
And he added: “As long as we refuse to become bystanders to the barbaric then we know peace and justice will ultimately prevail.”
Speaking immediately after Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Holocaust offered the lesson that “Israel must always be able to defend itself.”
“We remember the hatred toward Jews that consumed a defenseless people. We pledge never to be defenseless against that hatred again.”
He then thanked Trump for his commitment to Israel’s security.
Turning to the deadly terror attack in Manchester overnight, Netanyahu said, “I want to say something about the bloody horror in Manchester last night. The slaughter of innocents must be unconditionally condemned and unflinchingly confronted no matter where it occurs – in Manchester, San Bernardino or Jerusalem: Terror is terror is terror. We must all unite to defeat it.”
Netanyahu then referred to Trump’s speech in Bethlehem earlier Tuesday in which he called the terrorists from Manchester “losers.”
“I know you agree with me,” he told Trump, “that it is our job to make sure they continue to lose. We will defeat them.”
During his stop at Yad Vashem, Trump was presented with a replica of a personal album that belonged to German Jewish girl, Ester Goldstein, who was murdered by the Nazis.
In the guestbook, Trump wrote, “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing + will Never Forget!”