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Holocaust Remembered, but Threats Still Exist

  • Russ Jones
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Apr 28
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Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, began Sunday night in Israel. It’s a day when both survivors and martyrs are honored in remembrance of six million Jews who were exterminated at the hand of Nazi, Germany during World War II.

Even 70 years after the Holocaust some pro-Israel advocates are concerned that lessons weren’t learned from the horrific events of that time.

According to Fox News fliers in eastern Ukraine were recently distributed ordering Jews to register with pro-Russian separatists. Yet other fliers in the city of Donetsk ordered Jews to pay a fee and declare all real estate holdings.
During HaShoah opening ceremonies at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu both warned of the threat of Iranian nuclear technology on the Israeli people.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of the international pro-Israel Christian organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) and Special Envoy to the United Nations for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches will attend a UN conference being held in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to address the resurgence of global genocidal anti-Semitism.

"There is a need to confront the resurgence of genocidal anti-Semitism where it exists, and to prevent it from spreading," noted Laurie Cardoza-Moore in an advance communiqué on the meeting. "The objective of our discussions will focus on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  We will discuss ways to promote the halting and healing of people and societies that are being affected globally, and to share information on best practices towards the creation of an environment in which the negative seeds of anti-Semitism are not readily able to flourish."


Publication date: April 28, 2014