President Barack Obama said Wednesday that anti-Semitism is on rise and an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.
“So here tonight we must confront the reality that around the world anti-Semitism is on the rise. We cannot deny it,” Obama said during his speech at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day marking the liberation of Jews from Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
“An attack on any faith is an attack on all of our faiths. It is an attack on that golden rule at the heart of so many faiths — that we ought to do unto others as we would have done to us.”
Obama was introduced to the stage by the Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg and became the first sitting U.S. president to speak at the embassy.