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Words of the Week: Ambassador Michael Oren

“Unfortunately, we Israelis observe several minutes of silence every year. We stand in silence for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, for our soldiers who fell defending the state, and for the victims of terror. We stand in silence for the five Israeli tourists recently murdered by a Hezbollah suicide bomber in Bulgaria. And we will stand in silence tomorrow for our athletes who were senselessly killed at Munich. We stand in silence because we remember and honor, and we stand in silence because this is the loudest expression of our humanity.”

Source: Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, for The Washington Post‘s “On Faith.”

Beautifully said, Mr. Ambassador. Thank you.

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Erika. It’s especially moving for me as I just drafted a post to go up tomorrow in memory of the Munich massacre which I experienced at close range growing up in the Munich area.

    • I’m sure that will be a remarkable post, Annette. I will look for it. I’ve been posting/tweeting/Facebooking about Munich quite a lot this past week or 10 days. If you search “Munich” on this site, you’ll see anything you may have missed. Thank you so much for your comment.

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