Archbishop of Canterbury visits Holocaust museum with chief rabbi after praying at Western Wall

Posted May 4, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis have visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, to remember and lament the tragedy of the Holocaust and the implications and effects it has subsequently had on so many lives. Earlier they prayed for peace at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Speaking at Yad Vashem, the archbishop acknowledged the history of anti-Semitism in the Anglican Church and restated his commitment to continue efforts to stop anti-Semitism.

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  1. This will continue to be an ongoing problem which may not be “solved” as there are far too many
    issues which surround this problem. The issues in the Mideast and especially in the Holy land and
    surrounding, conflicting peoples and groups which compete for the essentials of everyday life are
    a BASIC issue which has not be equally addressed, and frankly the more the Western countries
    get involved the worse it seems to get. (There are many “anti-groups in the area.)
    I support the Palestinian, Episcopal mission churches and schools and I closely watch/read the
    books and articles written by former successful, retired officers who fought for Israel and their
    attempts to stand for, pray for, an equality that is simply not happening, due, unfortunately to some citizens of Israel who will not address the inequalities. There are two independent states and until this is an accepted fact and they are equal, there will be no real peace.

    1. Tony Oberdorfer says:

      Archbishop Welby’s suggestion that “within European culture the root of all racism is found in anti-Semitism” is naïve and pernicious. To locate yet another Holocaust “learning centre” next door to the Houses of Parliament will accomplish nothing except to inspire additional feelings of anti-semitism among those who without in any way being “Holocaust deniers” believe that there are indeed other things in today’s world that matter.

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