20 May 2021
Yad Vashem strongly condemns recent violent attacks against Jews around the world, the latest being yesterday's incident in Los Angeles. We unequivocally denounce all such antisemitic attacks and rhetoric, both physical and online, that claim that Jews are collectively responsible for events in the Middle East. These disturbing expressions and acts are yet another reminder that age-old anti-Jewish hatred is still alarmingly evident worldwide.
Yad Vashem calls upon leaders and communities everywhere to stand with and protect their Jewish citizens, as well as to take necessary actions to fight antisemitism, racism and xenophobia. At Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, we are particularly sensitive to the toxic dangers of antisemitism, in its many forms and contexts, and to its destructive implications. Yad Vashem educates about the fragility of civil society and the need to engage in the vigorous defense of democratic values.