Jerusalem, Israel – President Bush: The Jewish People In the Face of Horror and Evil Do Not Forsake their God.

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    Jerusalem, Israel – teary-eyed US President George W. Bush visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem today, saying it stood as a reminder that evil must be resisted.

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    The memorial commemorates the six million Jews murdered in Nazi Germany during World War II and is an obligatory stop for foreign dignitaries visiting Israel.

    After touring the memorial and laying a wreath by the eternal flame inside, Bush said he hoped many people in the world would visit Yad Vashem.

    “It’d be a sobering reminder that evil exists and a call that when we find evil we must resist it,” he said.

    “I guess I came away with this impression…that people in the face of horror and evil would not forsake their God.

    “That in the face of unspeakable crimes against humanity brave souls, young and old, stood strong for what they believe. It’s a honour to be here, it is a moving experience, it is a living memory that is important.”

    Wearing a black kippa, a contemplative Bush toured the memorial accompanied by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, President Shimon Peres and other senior officials.

    In the Hall of Remembrance, the American president turned up the eternal flame after a girls’ choir sang a poem written by a Jewish woman who was murdered by the Gestapo in Hungary during World War II.

    Flanked by two uniformed US Marines, he then placed a wreath at the flame and bowed his head for a few moments. With moistened eyes, he listened to a cantor sing a Jewish prayer.

    Bush is wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, his first trip to the Holy Land since assuming office in 2001, before heading to Gulf Arab states. [AFP]


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    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    A President! You look good in a cipa!

    It warms my heart, and let the world see that we orthodox Jews are not idiots wearing a cipa. It’s the other people that don’t quite get it!

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    God Bless G W Bush

    Reb Yid
    Reb Yid
    16 years ago

    Three-quarters of Orthodox Jews voted for Bush in the last election. How many do you think would vote for Olmert?

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    What shocked me was the number of soldiers at a military graduation by the Kosel when I was there who didn’t have a beret or yarmulke on.

    I suppose if its OK for the “leaders” to be bareheaded it’s OK for everyone, everywhere, at every time.

    At least President Bush shows respect.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Why is it that these self-hating Jews Olmert and Peres are not wearing yarmulkes, but Bush the goy is? Shame on them.

    Anonymous
    Anonymous
    16 years ago

    Wow- Bush looks charedi in these pictures.