Israeli Justice Minister urges action on anti-Semitism
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Jews remember and repeat every day “Never again”, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has said during an international symposium in Kraków, southern Poland, to mark the 80th anniversary of the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws and the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials.
Ayelet Shaked (right) and Reuven Rivlin, the President of Israel. Photo: Government Press Office of Israel/Wikimedia Commons
She said that in 1945-1949 only some Nazi war criminals were brought to account in Nuremberg. “In reality”, she said, “millions of German women and men should have been put on trial.”
The Israeli Justice Minister also called on the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to clearly state his party’s commitment to fighting anti-Semitism.
Her remarks on Wednesday came in response to a radio interview in which veteran Labour politician and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone said that Hitler had supported Zionism in the 1930s before “he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”.
“Mr. Corbyn must clarify that anti-Semitic comments are not within legitimate political debate, and that anti-Semitic views should end a politician’s career and disqualify [them] from any future public office,” Ayelet Shaked said in Kraków.
Sponsored by March of the Living International and organized with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the symposium was attended by some 200 legal academics and political leaders, including former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler and Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. (mk/pk)