Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mrs Sara Netanyahu visit the famous “Shoes on the Danube Bank” Holocaust memorial on Budapest where Jews were shot and killed and then thrown into the river during the Holocaust. With him he brought a stone from Mount Herzl in honor of Theodor Herzl, considered to be “father of the State of Israel” who was born in Budapest.
After he said a prayer, Netanyahu commented: “This place expresses in a tragic way, but so deeply, the change in the fate of the Jews. I brought a stone from Mount Herzl, Theodor Herzl (the resting place of the “father of the State of Israel”) who was born in this city, and brought about the rebirth of Israel, and this stone from Mt. Herzl, from the State of Israel, in memory of the victims here, symbolizes the rebirth of Israel and our absolute commitment that this disaster will never happen to us any more.”
“This is the truest and deepest significance of the State of Israel. I am proud and moved to stand here and say this with deep conviction that represents all of us, all of you, citizens of the State of Israel, members of the Jewish people.” Netanyahu concluded.