Benjamin Netanyahu

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it.

The Nazis and their collaborators wiped out a third of world Jewry and Netanyahu's remarks illustrated how decades later the Holocaust is still a central part of Israel's psyche. The state of Israel was established just three years after the end of the war and hundreds of thousands of survivors made their way here.

Speaking at the at the main ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial,...

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