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25.4.2012. 20:54
Govor američkog predsjednika Obame
 



Obama outlines Holocaust lessons that are particular

 and universal

By Ron Kampeas · April 24, 2012

.......

Jedinstveni događaj bio je pojava predsjednika

Obame u Holokaust Memorial Museumu u Washingtonu

i pažljivo je  sroćena poruka voditelja Bijele kuće:

Holokaust je jedinstveni zločin protiv Židova, i njegova

lekcija se  danas realizira i u zaštiti Izraela i u prevenciji

atrocita,  da se dogodi bilo kojem drugom narodu.

Obama je o toj temi govorio u ponedjeljak ujutro u Holokaust muzeju,  nakon što je obišao muzej pod vodstvom Elie Wiesela, koji je pisao o Holokaustu i dobio Nobelovu nagradu.

Predsjednik je usporedio jedinstvenost Holokausta sa pretnjom  kojoj su izloženi Židovi u Izraelu danas.

Kada se izjednačuje cionizam i rasizam, mi to odbijamo-

rekao je Obama. Kada internacionalni forumi izdvajaju

Izrael sa nepravednim rezolucijama, mi glasamo protiv.

Kada se čine  napori  za delegitimizaciju  Izrael, mi se

protivimo. Kada se suočavamo s režimom koji ugrožava

globalnu sigurnost i poriče Holokaust i prijeti  uništiti

Izrael, USA će učiniti sve u svojoj moći da spriječi

Iran da dobije nuklearno oružje.

Obama je zatim govorio o prijetnjama s kojima se susreću i drugi.

Dalje čitajte u originalnom članku.


“ ‘Never again’ is a challenge to societies,” he said.

“We’re joined today by communities who’ve made it

your mission to prevent mass atrocities in our time.”


The two-part message -- protecting Israel, preventing atrocities -- was reflected in the makeup of the audience, a mix of leaders of Jewish groups and groups that have advocated for other populations under threat, including Bosnians and the Sudanese.


Obama’s nod to the Holocaust’s uniqueness and how its trauma shaped his sensitivities to other peoples facing atrocities is not new. But in tying the threats facing Israel to the Holocaust, he seemed to be trying to address a perception among some Israeli and Jewish communal leaders that he does not “get” how Israel figures into post-Holocaust Jewish thinking.


Wiesel, introducing Obama, gave voice to Jewish concerns about Iran's potentially genocidal intentions toward Israel. “How is it that the Holocaust’s No. 1 denier, Ahmadinejad, is still a president?” Wiesel asked. “He who threatens to use nuclear weapons -- to use nuclear weapons -- to destroy the Jewish state. We must know that when evil has power, it is almost too late.”


While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly expressed the desire to see Israel excised from the region, he has not explicitly threatened to use nuclear weapons against the Jewish state. Nevertheless, Israeli leaders have cited the rhetoric of Iranian leaders as evidence that the Islamic Republic cannot be allowed nuclear weapons.


Wiesel later made explicit the connection between Israel’s posture and the Holocaust. “Now I hope you understand in this place why Israel is so important,” he said. “Not only to the Jew that I am but to the world. Israel cannot not remember, and because it remembers it must be strong just to defend its own survival and its own destiny.”


Obama made it clear that he heard Wiesel’s concerns. “As we walked through this exhibit, Elie and I were talking as we looked at the unhappy record of the State Department and so many officials here in the United States during those years,” he said. “And he asked, ‘What would you do?’ ”.......


  

 

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