By MK Danny Danon
About 17 years ago, an American visitor to Jerusalem decided that his 11-year-old daughter was mature enough to be told about the Holocaust. Not a Jew, he was in Israel to express his love for the nation and introduce his children to the Holy Land.
He gently guided her through Yad Vashem, explaining the unthinkable history, standing in silence, musing. When they concluded this personal journey into the savagery of genocide, the father asked his daughter if she would like to sign the "memory book" at Yad Vashem's exit. She did.
He asked if he could read what she wrote. She agreed. She had written: "Why didn't somebody do something?"
Two weeks ago, Mike Huckabee – who in the past two decades has become a respected US governor, presidential primary candidate and immensely popular TV personality in the US – was moved to recount this special story inter alia in his address on the American economy and the national debt crisis at the annual National Rifle Association convention.
Incredibly, unfathomably, one leading Jewish organization put aside all other problems of the day to respond sharply to Huckabee's comment.
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