Consulate General of Israel for Florida and Puerto Rico
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Diego Echeverri, Political Director, 305-925-9411
SUBJECT: The Consul General’s statement on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day.
“Today, the Government and the people of Israel express their appreciation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice 65 years ago today to defeat Hitler’s Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded.
The world came together to defeat a genocidal movement and leader who had expressed his intent and goals many times before. Today Iran’s President Ahmedinejad threatens Israel with annihilation and the Middle East with nuclear hegemony, and the world must again come together and stand up for what is right, so that the tragedies of World War II will not be repeated.
The people of Israel remember the sacrifice of the Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy and we will never forget the tremendous sacrifice made by the Armed Forces of the USA to protect freedom, democracy and human rights.”
Ofer Bavly is the Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico