Maj. Gen. Elyezer Shkady and
Yad Vashem vice chairman
Israel to Iran:
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SHKADY is here
only because his father, now 80, had summoned up the courage, and
desperation, to jump from a train that was transporting Jews from
Hungary to a Nazi death camp. He escaped the Holocaust for a life
the 21st annual dinner of the American &
International Societies for Yad Vashem, the commander of the
Israel Air Force aimed a broadside at Iran’s president.
1944 the Germans wanted to wipe the Jews of Hungary off the face
of the world," Major General Shkady said, "and today the
Iranians want to wipe the Jews of Israel off the face of the map.
state of Israel is the guarantor that such horror will never
happen again. We stand ready to defend the Jewish people in our
homeland and around the world. The Israel Air Force will strike
our enemies any time any place."
Zborowski welcomed diplomats and ambassadors from Romania,
Bulgaria, Japan, France, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Spain,
Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Russia to the dinner at the
Sheraton New York.