U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath on the grave of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on March 22, 2013. (Xinhua/GPO/Mark Neyman)
Obama pays tribute to Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM, March 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday morning visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
"The state of Israel does not exist because of the Holocaust, but with the survival of a strong Jewish state of Israel, such a holocaust will never happen again,'' Obama, wearing a white skullcap, said after touring the Hall of Names, a memorial to the 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi extermination camps in World War II. Full story