The State of Israel is prepared to “defend the Jewish people wherever they are, without compromises,” Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel declared during a speech in Kiev on Monday.
Speaking at a memorial ceremony organized by the Jewish Agency at the site of the Babi Yar massacre in Kiev, Ariel compared the Islamic Republic of Iran to Nazi Germany.
Over 30,000 Jews were killed in the Babi Yar ravine in the Ukrainian capital between September 29 and 30, 1941.
“Many of the Jews of Europe and the leadership of the Jewish communities didn’t want to recognize the Holocaust as it was happening,” he said. “They completely didn’t recognize it and the results are known.”
“Today, too, there is a state in the world that declares publicly that they want to destroy the Jewish people sitting in Zion,” Ariel told the assembled representatives of world Jewry, including delegates and leaders of the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Federations of North America and the Keren Kayemeth Le-Israel-Jewish National Fund.
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