US president visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
US President Barack Obama visited Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and also laid wreaths at the graves of leading political figures Theodor Herzl and Yitzhak Rabin on the last day of his visit to Israel on Friday.
Herlz was the founder of Jewish national movement Zionism, and Rabin was the former Israeli prime minister who was assassinated in 1995.
Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, Obama said during his visit to Yad Vashem that the victims of Holocaust would never be forgotten.
He noted that he had visited Yad Vashem before, but said that it would remain heart-breaking even after 1,000 visits.
There is no place for racism or anti-Semitism, he declared.
Later in the day, Obama will visit Bethlehem, and then proceed to Jordan.
Friday, March 22, 2013