Netanyahu at Auschwitz: The World Ignored Our Annihilation

June 13, 2013 11:05 am 38 comments

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Auschwitz, June 13, 2013. Photo: Israel GPO.

The world stood by as millions of Jews were being slaughtered, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, vowing that Israel would “do whatever is necessary to prevent another holocaust.”

Speaking at the Auschwitz death camp during the opening of a new pavilion, Netanyahu said:

“The leaders of the Allies knew about the Holocaust in real time. They understood exactly what was happening in the death camps. They were asked to act, they could have acted, and they did not. To we Jews the lesson is clear. We must not be complacent in the face of threats of annihilation. We must not bury our heads in the sand or allow others to do the work for us. From here, the place that attests to the desire to destroy us, I, the Prime Minister of Israel, the state of the Jewish People, say to all the nations of the world: The State of Israel will do whatever is necessary to prevent another holocaust.”

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Netanyahu  said that the intentions of the Iranians are just as murderous as the Nazis.

“This is a regime that is building nuclear weapons with the expressed purpose to annihilate Israel’s 6 million Jews,” Netanyahu said. “We will not allow this to happen. We will never allow another Holocaust.”

Netanyahu also responded to critics who question the comparison between Iran and the Nazis.

“The comparison is intentional. Does Iran want to destroy the state of Israel, first and foremost its Jews? The answer is yes,” he said in response to a question from The Associated Press. “Here is where the comparison diverges, since there was no State of Israel back then that could defend itself. The difference is not in the hatred of Jews and the will to destroy them. This is something that is pretty consistent in history and even modern history. The Holocaust didn’t change this situation.”

38 Comments

  • geof ! how right you are ! you only have to look at Syria !! neither UK -Europe (Nato) America Did anything !! with all their nuke missiles -army’s navy’s air force –yes folk’s they stood by as Syria used nerve Gas ! not including tanks -rockets snipers ! so yes Geof Ysrael would have world leader’s talking -all about how to ease tention’s LoL ” maybe its to do about Image !

  • I THINK THE PRIME MINISTER FORGETS THAT THE U.S. GOT
    IN VOLVED IN THE WAR & KICKED SOME NATZI ASS & LITERALLY SAVED THE JEWS FROM CERTAIN DESTRUCTION…
    ISREAL WOULD NOT BE THE MINI-SUPERPOWER IN THE MIDDLE-EAST TODAY IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE GOOD OLD U.S.A…. IF THE U.S. DECIDED TO NOT PROTECT & SUPPORT ISREAL TODAY, ISREAL WOULD BE DESTROIED IN NO TIME AT ALL… STOP WHINING, BECAUSE THE U.S. GOT YOUR BACK, OKAY !!!!!

    • Philip; There is a growing mountain of evidence that the Western Allies both knew what was going on and wanted as many Jews dead as possible so they wouldn’t have a flood of refugees coming ‘here’. Also, the USA hasn’t always had Israels back. After supporting the creation of Israel the US was hostile or neutral til the Kennedy administration. The came Johnson who was quite hostile to Israel. Indeed, the Liberty tragedy was caused because the Liberty, along with the Brits on Cyprus was helping the Arabs in the ’6 Day War’. After Johnson the USA has been an Israeli ally, sometimes reluctantly.

    • Obviously Philip knows very little about US history. In 1941 President Roosevelt was informed, with pictures, what was happening in the death camps as well as what was happening in Europe. He was begged to destroy the ail lines, but due to anti-semetism in his administration they chose not to do a thing and let thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Jews to be slaughtered. The US and the world have always had Israel’s back, that is up againist a wall. No president, except for Nixon, has every given Israel any real support in times of danger. Each time Israel has gone to war, and won, it has been told to give back land that it has captured. Show me another country that has done that after being invaded. Philip, get your head out of the sand and do your research before you make your remarks.

    • Philip, the USA fought against the nazis for the good of the USA, not for the good of the Jews.
      The USA lends support to Israel for the good of the USA.
      When Israel’s foundation hung in the balance in 1945-1947, the USA OPPOSED Israel’s establishment.
      When Israel’s existence hung in the balance in May 1967, the USA(as well as Britain and France)breached the pledge which they had made in 1957.
      Do you really believe that those few non-Jewish states that support the Jews do so out of the goodness of their hearts?

      Stop your whining about the Jews’ supposed “ingratitude.”

      Remember the ship, the “St. Louis”, Philip, and the USA’s treatment of the hundreds of Jewish refugees on board, and what happened to them as a result of the USA’s turning its back on them?
      Remember the “German-American Bund”, Philip?
      Remember the policy of excluding Jews from many American universities, Philip?
      Remember Farrakhan, Malcolm X, The American Nation of Islam, Philip?

      Philip and friends, stop whining about the supposed ingratitude of the Jews. The truth is that for 2,000 years you considered the Jews to be a Middle Eastern implant in your countries; today you claim that we are a European implant in the Middle East.
      The only time we please you is when we are curling out as smoke through the chimneys of crematoria.

    • You are an asshole. The US would lose most of the technology we have today in medicine, the cell phone, breakthroughs in science. Stop bitching about the ONLY country that defended itself, acquired land and had to give it back. I hope they blow Iran to bits. The Jews in Israel trained the first responders in Boston, save Palestinian and Islamic lives everyday and when they are well they don’t return home thankful. They are taught hatred from the day they were born. Their leaders keep them uneducated for a reason. CONTROL
      I despise morons like you that probably has no knowledge of the truth about Israel. They have been sitting at the bargaining table but they lie to the world and assholes like you believe them. Don’t pity them. They took Palestine, a thriving metropolis and turned it to ruble. They are the bad guys hurling rockets purposely at Israel when school children are going to and from school. Israel goes and our world will not be far behind it. Obama is showing his true colors. You don’t bow to a Saudi Prince and not have an agenda I’ve been waiting for his move in his second term. Congress and the Senate know that Israel needs us now and they don’t like what Obama is doing. As far as I’m concerned he Crossed the Red line. Israel must not let Iran get nuclear power for the sole purpose of destroying and killing every Jew. The history of the Jews show that not raising a sword has cost millions of lives. This time they will not go down without a fight. So stop trying to sound educated by saying Israel is whining. They aren’t whining asshole. They are warning the United States they will never wait until 6 million Jews lose their lives before they take action. They are the best trained military in the world and yes, our country goes there to learn from the Israeli people. Think about the small size of Israel but the might of their armies. Remember Samson and Delilah. I put my money and support behind a tiny nation in a sea of hostile savages.

    • There were over a million Jews & others not involved in Hitler’s dream Reich that were brutally murdered in Germany before the Allies got involved. The USA didn’t get involved until 1941, Jews were persecuted in Germany in a deadly camp way since the mid 30′s. And it was Britain that started the push for Israel to be it’s own country. Everything that Bibi says is 100% true & historically accurate

  • John W. Rosen.

    The Prime Minister is 100% correct in his statement that the world knew of the slaughter of the 6 million Jews, and the death of the Catholic Priests, the Romas, the Homosexuals, the mentally and physically challenged, and everyone who could not bear their extreme ideology.
    We, as Jews, from all over the world, should look to ourselves and to the gallant men and women of the Israeli Defense Force to defend ourselves and our glorious Land of Israel. We can not depend on anyone, other than ourselves, because no-one has our back..

    • How stupid, do you think that Israel could do anything without the aid of the USA? If Israelis believe that they are terribly disillusioned. No offense intended, but wake up.

      • Do you really think that the USA gives Israel support out of the goodness of American hearts?
        You must be stupid.

    • SERIOUSLY, THE UNITED STATES GAVE ISREAL EVERYTHING IT NEEDS TO DEFEND ITSELF.. PLEASE HAVE A FREAKIN CLUE..
      THE UNITED STATES HAS HAD YOUR BACK SINCE WWII & HAS NOT ALTERTED THAT COMMITMENT SINCE WWII.. IF THE U.S STOPPED SUPPORTING ISREAL, IT WOULD BE DESTROIED…
      SO, YOUR WELCOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Greg Kaidanov

        Philip, Your ignorance and lack of knowledge outstanding. I don’t think you know how to spell country that you try to BS.
        Regarding the USA support for Israel since the end of WW2, go back to Eisenhower time, to 1956 war to learn real facts, not brainwashed info. The meaningful support of Israel started with Nixon, was critical in 1973 war, and then was greatly diminished under Bush I. Majority of Americans support Israel, we respect their values, their strength, independence and their ability to defend themselves. They know something that you don’t. Go and learn.

    • Very good point Mr. Rosen

  • The Israeli PM is spot on regarding the world’s hatred of the Jew. But one has to ask where this deep hatred sprung from? There is no human logic that can explain it. The reality is that it is, and always has been satanicly inspired. From the moment that God chose Israel to be His witness to the nations, Satan set out to destroy them. Israel stands alone once again in their own Land surrounded by Islamic nations that seek to destroy them. There will be further suffering for God’s chosen people,but they will emerge victorious and Israel will be the head and not the tail. He that keeps Israel neither slumbers or sleeps. (Psalm 121:4)
    Indeed the set order of the universe depends on Israel’s survival; see Jeremiah 31:35-37
    As a Bible believing Christian God has given me a love for the sons of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob and I praise Him for that.
    God bless Netanyahu and Israel.
    G.Walker

  • If Israel is attacked and finds itself in serious difficulty, will anyone come to help this tiny country of some seven million people of whom about 20% are Arab Muslims? The answer is that the world will talk, debate, wring its hands, look the other way and do nothing. Then they will write elegant obituaries about what was, what could have been but was destroyed. It will be a repetition of the 1930′s and 1940′s in Europe. Remember, the level of anti-Semitism in Europe increases every year, mainly but not exclusively due to the huge influx of Muslims that should never have been allowed.
    That’s why Netanyahu is right. Only Israel and the Jews can and will look after themselves, because no one else will do a thing for them.

    • If ONLY Israel can defend itself as Bibi says, let them have at it without the US spilling blood and treasure. But that’s not what they have in mind. They would like to see US troops on the ground in Syria and an invasion of Iran, not by Israeli troops, but by US troops. That is how they imagine Israel defending itself. Only WE indeed.

      • Exactly. The USA should keep its money but it should keep its money from BOTH sides – and that includes Iraq. The Arabs combined get far more money from the USA than Israel does. Whose side is the USA on? We know the position of the US people, but the government…?

        And when the USA stops spending money it does not have on Israel and the Arabs you can keep fools like Obama and Kerry at home and leave Israel to run its own affairs.

  • Klara Kołodziejska

    I am pride of you Mr. Netanyahu . God blues you.
    I am Jew from Poland

  • answer to Julian Clovelly

    even if and the “if” is very large. Even if your assessment is right, we should see who goes “first” in the direction you are pointing at. The allied forces did not come in the war because of the holocaust,they had an interest not to leave Europe to the Germans or to the Russians and the Far East to the Japanese. The lesson which should be drawn from IIWW is what happened to Japan “before” and “after”. But nobody wants to talk about it. Until it will be too late

  • Netanyahu is the man of the moment. He understands the kind of pathological hatred being perpetrated against the Jews by their very hostile and aggressive neighbours. Israel should take their destiny in their hands and not depend on the international community or America, to be precise, for their security and defense. Bravo Metanyahu! We support your stand on this issue!

  • G-d bless Bibi! I have complete faith in Netanyahu that the security of the state is his first concern. Surrounded by Hizbollah, Syrian, Egypt and the on-going
    threat of annhihilation from Iran, he will stand firm in
    order that Israel defend itself. Security has always been his first concern. May G-d strenthen his hand.

  • AN 88 YEAR OLD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, ESCAPEE FROM THE LODZ GHETTO AND WARSAW GHETTO AND FROM A GESTAPO PRISON ONE DAY BEFORE MY EXECUTION, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE POLISH HOME ARMY IN WARSAW WHO TOO AN ACTIVE PART IN THE WARSAW UPRISING AGAINST THE germans, A MEMBER OF A POLISH PARTISAN UNIT IN THE CHOJNOWSKI FOREST NEAR WARSAW, I COMMEND PRIME MINISTER NATANYAHU
    ON HIS EXEMPLARY STAND AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL AND JEWS.
    AM ISRAEL CHAI

    KCHAZAAK V’EMATZ

    BARUCH BERGMAN

  • With leaders like him, always looking above all for gentile approval, instead of his People, it could happen again.

  • Who ever said “the state of the Jewish People” does not know Herzl who wrote ‘The State of the Jews’ (Der Juden Staat) since they are not the same thing. If the State of Israel is “the state of the Jewish People” it would be a dictatorship and not a democracy, since 2/3rds of Jewish people do not get to vote, since we are not citizens.

    • If you want to vote, make aliya. In the meantime, thank G-d there is a state for the Jewish people populated by courageous Jews who live in eretz Israel and who put their lives on the line by defending its existance. They have the right to vote.

  • Jews in America need to wake up these throw backs want to kill them too

  • Julian clovelly

    On the historical question, I am not sure that the PM is being entirely fair. The main action to stop the Holocaust was to defeat Nazi Germany, which the Allies did at horrendous cost – most especially to the Soviet Union. Britain, where I was born after the war, held out at a time when all that was left of the old Europe was the neutral countries, and the Island state of Britain and the two tiny islands of Malta. This was the situation until 1942 when the Americans were driven to join in following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Much of what was needed to be done – such as bomb the railways – was simply out of range and technically difficult, or so we are told.

    The British also resisted the rise of pre-war Fascism. It was ordinary British people who put a stop to Oswald Moseley’s Blackshirts with street battles, including the most famous one in Cable Street, London. The action that was most needed was preventive, and that is where all nations failed. But the Left at least tried to stop Fascism

    Our modern dilemma is not dissimilar. Military threat forces alliances that are often detrimental in other ways. The Conservative Right is making a disasterous mess of present world politics causing dangerous polarisation – in Europe, for example, with the use of unacceptable austerity policies. Polarisation contains within it the seeds of racist extremism. Globalisation policies similarly excite polaristation between rich and poor on an international level, as each country seeks to cheapen its workforce in the name of “competition”

    What is needed is a total rethink concerning the political, social, spiritual, ethical, and economic, structure of our world society. The extreme form of Competition is violence. It is not a suitable ethos for a stable, peaceful and reconciled world society. It is the Holy Cow within Market Capitalism that really has to go. We need to acknowledge our interdependence and our equality before God and man

    Can you do it – I’m asking? Because if you can’t, how can anyone else be expected to? Nobody is “special”, but can you accept that too? That is the first step to peace, and I dearly wish it, for all ot us. Reconciliation requires international effort, and an abandonment of all forms of dogmatic Fundamentalism – both ideological and religious. We need to grow up.

  • i cannot click on and read the comments . please help.

  • Sol Bleiweis

    I agree with the Prime Minister. Being a survivor I thank G-d every day for the people of Israel who will protect the Jewish people world wide so another Shoa will not happen

  • Julio Roberto Méndez

    The world ignore Auschwitz concentration fields because the evil want erase this big Jews genocide, the really choice people of Jehova. God of Abraham,Jacob and Isaac bless for ever Israel people. Genesis 12:1 to 3

  • This is why I love Netanyahu. I don’t agree with all his policies. Sometimes I downright can’t stomach him but, he says it in real now time

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