President of the United States Donald Trump called for an end to all forms of anti-semitism to mark the annually held Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. Amidst claims of apathy by several over the White House being seemingly silent as multiple Jewish centres were threatened with violence, president Trump finally addressed the issue. He termed the threats as “horrific” and stated that all must be done within power to eliminate anti-semitism and other forms of racism.
He said America “stands strong” with the nation of Israel as he paid tribute to the millions of lives that were lost in the unspeakable massacre. Calling the Holocaust the “darkest chapter” in history, the Republican incharge called for all to vow that “never again” must such horror take place. Trump has urged that threats of violence and destruction made by any regime against Israel must not be ignored.
President Trump had a couple of months back drawn the ire of several who claimed he was silent on the issue of constant threats to Israel and the Jews. When he was asked to comment on this by a reporter of Orthodox Jewish origin, he had reacted defensively asking the journalist to “sit down.” By coming out in support of Israel he has tried to put rumors of apathy to rest. One of his chief advisors, his son-in-law Jared Kushner is the descendent of Holocaust survivors. His daughter Ivanka, Kushner’s wife, has herself converted to Judaism around 2009.
In other news, North Korea has warned to attack the United States with nuclear power in retaliation to any aggression against them. With mounting tensions between the two nations, president Trump had ordered the USS Carl Vinson to sail off the Korean Peninsula. The location of the strike carrier was not specified by the US. The newspaper of ruling party in North Korea, the Rodong Sinmun termed the carrier a “gross animal.” It said that a strike on it will be a supreme example of North’s military (nuclear) force. There were no immediate updates on the White House’s statement on the issue.