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How Not to Remember the Holocaust

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WSJ, May 7, 2024

“Words are cheap. What does it mean for Mr. Biden to say, “We must give hate no safe harbor,” to polite applause for Holocaust Remembrance Day, while insisting that Israel give Hamas safe harbor in Rafah?”
 
President Biden had the right words for Holocaust Remembrance Day. “‘Never again,’ simply translated for me, means never forget,” he said Tuesday. “Here we are, not 75 years later, but just seven-and-a-half months” since Oct. 7, “and people are already forgetting.” Detailing Hamas’s crimes and responsibility for the war, the president concluded, “I have not forgotten.”

Has he really? On the same day, Politico reported, “The Biden administration is holding up shipments of two types of Boeing-made precision bombs to send a political message to Israel, according to a U.S. official and six other people with knowledge of the deliberations.” The Administration “is essentially taking action through inaction” to deprive Israel of the means to defeat the perpetrators of Oct. 7.
Small Diameter Bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munitions “were ready to be shipped to Israel when word of the hold came down,” Politico writes, adding to Wall Street Journal and Axios reporting. The holdup was political. The Journal reports that stalled weapons deals also include tank ammo and mortar rounds. … [To read the full article, click here]

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