PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Platform 17 in Berlin
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Netanyahu, today (Thursday, 6 December 2012), at Platform 17
, attended a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Holocaust. German
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle also attended the ceremony.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "My presence here today symbolizes the
victory of our people over those who tried to annihilate us. Over our
history, the attacks have always come in two waves. The open and the
familiar is a wave of physical assaults, expulsions, pogroms and murders.
But there was always a prior wave of blood libels and terrible defamations
against the Jewish People. Our people were helpless against these two
elements but today we have established a state of our own. The IDF and the
security forces defend our people from those who would try to destroy us and
the Government of Israel, like all of its predecessors, tells the truth of
Israel to the nations of the world."