Obama closes trip to Israel and West Bank with memorial visits



President Obama wrapped up his trip to Israel and the West Bank on Friday with visits to three symbolic pilgrimage sites: First he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, then he laid a wreath and a stone on the grave of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader assassinated in 1995. Finally, Obama made a somber visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.

The Jerusalem Post reports Obama wore a kippa and “rekindled an eternal flame next to a stone slab above ashes recovered from extermination camps after World War Two.”

The New York Times reports that a solemn President Obama spoke about the “obligation not just to bear witness” but to act against racism and anti-semitism.

“Our sons and daughters are not born to hate, they are taught to hate,” Obama said according to the Times. “The state of Israel does not exist because of the Holocaust but in the survival of a strong Jewish state of Israel the Holocaust will never happen again.”

Throughout his visit, Obama made it a point to highlight similarities between Israelis and Palestinians and the United States. He made that point symbolically today. The AP reports the stone Obama placed on Rabin’s grave was from the grounds of the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington.


nice cap..

“he laid a stone on the grave of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism”

just wondering if he visited arafats gravesite?


~ by seeker401 on March 24, 2013.

6 Responses to “Obama closes trip to Israel and West Bank with memorial visits”

  1. but but but, he’s against Isreal! He’s the antichrist! lol This is hilarious, I actually am sending this to those genius preachers on Youtube that do nothing but kiss Isreal’s ass and talk about how Obama is against them.

  2. If you wore a kippa inside out, does it make you anti-zionist?
    What are the odds that the ashes are actually Jabotinsky’s?
    He’d have asked: “Why didn’t we “good guys” bomb the access to the concentration camps and the chemical factories during ww2?”

    • “Special” places were off limits in Germany and in Britain.

      • Should be mandatory to give that research subject to any kid in high school in the west. Antony C. Sutton’s “Wall street and the rise of Hitler” would be the most read book

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