The Holocaust has taught the world that democracy demands both the rule
of law as well as the preservation of democratic values, Supreme Court
President Dorit Beinisch said on Friday, adding that the question of
whether we have truly internalized this lesson must be asked.
According to Israel Radio, Beinisch spoke at a ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the
Massuah Institute, warning that even today the world is
confronted with expressions of anti-Semitism, hatred and violence. These
disturbing instances endanger our existence as a humane society, she
US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro also spoke at the
ceremony, saying that although Holocaust-denial, anti-Semitism and
racism still exist, the State of Israel continues to thrive as a free
and strong country with the ability to defend itself.
The US and
Israel, as dedicated allies, are committed to the Jewish state's
security, he added, saying that "Together, we can and we must ensure
there will never be another Holocaust."