That's what Benjamin Netanyahu made clear
at this year's Holocaust Memorial service at Yad Vashem:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the main state ceremony marking Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Sunday, quoting anti-Semitic statements by Iranian religious leaders as evidence that the hatred against the Jews that existed during the Holocaust is still in existence.
Netanyahu quoted Iranian religious leaders as recently saying, "the Zionists are microbes and bacteria, the Jews are polluted people that spread disease."
The prime minister continued: "That was not just said then, it is said today. They call us 'a cancerous growth which must be removed from the Middle East.'"
Netanyahu stated that anti-Semitic hatred "has not disappeared, it has been switched with murderous hatred against the state of the Jews. What has changed is our ability to defend ourselves."
The prime minister stated that while Israel appreciated the efforts of the world to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, Israel "cannot forfeit our security to other nations...not even to our closest allies."
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