More people should visit Yad Vashem, says Romanian foreign minister
Teodor Melescanu called President Reuven Rivlin immediately after visiting Yad Vashem.
If more people visited Yad Vashem, negative attitudes toward Jews and Israel might change. This was the view expressed on Monday by Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu when he and his delegation called President Reuven Rivlin immediately after visiting Yad Vashem.
Melescanu cited Auschwitz survivor, author and Nobel Prize laureate Eli Wiesel who said negating the Holocaust is not only dangerous but offensive to the survivors.
There is a tendency in the world towards xenophobia, racism and antisemitism said Melescan, who warned that such bias could evolve into a tragedy similar to that of World War II unless quickly curtailed.
This why Romania promotes the combating of antisemitism, he said.