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Tlaib criticized for ignoring Jews in Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet

U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, once again faced accusations of antisemitism and was strongly criticized for her failing to mention the Jews, or Jewish loss, in a Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet.



US Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a Palestinian-American politician who has faced accusation of antisemitism and is known as a fierce critic of Israel, was strongly criticized on social media after tweeting a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) that failed to mention Jews.

Her failure to mention Jews drew strong criticism from political commentators and pro-Israel activists in the United States, including sarcastic replies and outrage from social media users. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Traffic stops in Israel as sirens sound for Holocaust Remembrance Day

No where else in the world, can one see such a display of honor throughout an entire country, as cars stop on the highways and pedestrians freeze in place to solemnly reflect on the 6 million murdered Jews.


In Israel, Holocaust Remembrance Day begins quietly every year, on the eve of the Jewish calendar day of 27th of Nisan, a date which usually falls sometime in late April or early May.

10 am Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren in Israel April 28th, 2014 - YouTube Screecshot

10:01 am Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day Siren in Israel April 28th, 2014 – Matan Horenstein/YouTube Screenshot

On Monday morning at 10 A.M., as schools and many places of work gathered at special assemblies, a two-minute siren wailed across the country – bringing Israel to a literal halt.

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