Yad Vashem Hall of Names

BY MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum, ran an ad in The New York Times and The Washington Post during the AIPAC conference urging politicians to stop using “divisive antisemitic language and distorted Holocaust references.”

“We implore all leaders and citizens to refrain from hateful discourse, and to reaffirm the common humanity that binds us together. Divisive antisemitic language and distorted Holocaust references voiced by politicians and too many others is deeply troubling,” the ad read.

The top half of the ad is a quote from famed Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel which states: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

The ad refers to recent “horrible results of unbridled hatred,” namely the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue building that left 11 dead, and attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 dead.

 

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