- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

President Obama on Tuesday said the world must rise up and confront “rising anti-Semitism” and hatred and bigotry of all kinds.

On the 10th International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the president said all nations must reject those who seek to downplay the Holocaust.

“Honoring the victims and survivors begins with our renewed recognition of the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the persecuted and speak out against bigotry and hatred,” the president said in a statement. “The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust.”

Four people were killed inside a kosher deli in Paris earlier this month, part of a larger string of terror attacks that gripped the city and also claimed a dozen lives at the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper.

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