Do not take for granted any conquest, no right. Stay on alert. The King is in Israel to participate in the 'International Leaders' Forum', on the occasion of the international day of remembrance of the Holocaust, an appointment that coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The first date was a gala dinner, offered by the President of the State of Israel, at his residence in Jerusalem , attended by about thirty Heads of State and Government. In it, Felipe VI has warned that "indifference" does not fit before "racism" and "hate speech" and "anti-Semitism."
Israel celebrates this event with a forum entitled "Remembering the Holocaust, fighting against anti-Semitism", which is organized by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, in cooperation with the World Center for the Holocaust Commemoration Yad Vashem , under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.
In his speech at the gala dinner, and in the presence of about thirty Heads of State, the King has asked everyone "the necessary efforts to combat ignorant intolerance, hatred and total lack of human empathy that allowed and gave Holocaust origin. " The Monarch considers that "preventing these diseases is a collective but also individual responsibility. There is no place for indifference in the presence of racism, xenophobia, hate speech and anti-Semitism," he reiterated.
The dinner was attended, among others, by the president of France, Emmanuel Macron ; that of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier ; that of Argentina, Alberto Fernández , and the acting Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu , as well as the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nanci Pelosi.
Felipe VI took advantage of the stage, the assistance and the media speaker to warn of the "evil" that "ignores that all women and men are equal, and that every human being is endowed with the greatest dignity." An intervention to champion equality between people, with no room for the supremacy of one over another. He pointed out that there is no "greater imprudence" than when one thinks that "he is above others, when he feels he has the right to discriminate, tolerate intolerance or promote resentment against others for political interests, religious extremism or racial hatred" .
In a global scenario where extremisms are gaining weight, and where radical formations have broad support in European countries - also Spain -, Felipe VI described as "disturbing" the fact that we are "witnessing a wave of horrific attacks against Jews. in various parts of the world, "while wanting to highlight that Spain has established" a solid framework "to fight" against anti-Semitism and all forms of xenophobia and racism. " "There are many more nations that are making similar efforts and progress; but, although I am still optimistic, I know, we all know, that we will always have to persevere together so that those words we have repeated so many times," never again, "remain our principle. rector and unbreakable. "
Felipe VI spoke, among others, with the Argentine president, with Pelosi, as well as with Netanyahu and King William of Holland , with whom he sat in a preferential place during dinner, reports Efe.
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