×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: US | Wiesel | Obama

Obama: Wiesel Was 'One of the Great Moral Voices'

Obama: Wiesel Was 'One of the Great Moral Voices'
 (File photo)

Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:51 PM EDT

President Barack Obama is praising author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as "one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world."

Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial announced Saturday that Wiesel had died at the age of 87.

In a statement, Obama says he first came to know Wiesel through his account of the horror he endured simply because he was Jewish. Later, Obama says, he came to regard Wiesel as a dear friend.

Obama says he was especially grateful for talks they shared on topics ranging from the meaning of friendship to their shared commitment to the state of Israel.

Obama says Wiesel raised his voice, not just against anti-Semitism, but against hatred, bigotry and intolerance in all its forms.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


US
President Barack Obama is praising author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial announced Saturday that Wiesel had died at the age of 87.In a...
US, Wiesel, Obama
129
2016-51-02
Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:51 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved