Israel’s ambassador to the US: Never again is a ‘sacred duty’

“The lesson we must learn from the Holocaust is to build a strong, sovereign Jewish state,” he said, “that can provide our people with a voice, a refuge and a shield.”

Israel’s ambassador to the US Ron Dermer during Holocaust Memorial Day  (photo credit: ISRAELI EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON)
Israel’s ambassador to the US Ron Dermer during Holocaust Memorial Day
(photo credit: ISRAELI EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON)
Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday by holding a virtual service, which embassy workers were able to watch from their homes or office rather than attend to curb the spread of coronavirus.  
“The lesson we must learn from the Holocaust is to build a strong, sovereign Jewish state that can provide our people with a voice, a refuge and a shield,” he said. 
Dermer added that this is “how we turn the words never again from an empty slogan into a sacred duty – a sacred duty to secure the Jewish future and honor the memory of the six million who live inside of all of us.”  
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Holocaust Remembrance Day events were done virtually to avoid further infection. This is the first time in 32 years that the March of the Living, among the most important events of Holocaust Remembrance Day, is not being held in Auschwitz.