As the war crimes to continue to mount in Syria, one person is comparing it to one of the worst atrocities in Jewish history. On Friday, Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said “a small holocaust” was taking place in Syria.
According to the Times of Israel, the rabbi expressed his feelings about Syria during an inter-religious meeting with Palestinian Muslim clerics hosted by President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday.
“Every day not far from here, as we sit here, men, women and children are murdered in Syria, and particularly in Aleppo,” Yosef said at the meeting. “Millions of refugees are homeless; hundreds of thousands of others are starved, under siege. They are not our friends, but they are human beings who are suffering a small holocaust.”
“As Jews we must not stay silent,” he continued. “The call must be heard from here: genocide will not be allowed to go by quietly — not in Syria and not anywhere else, and not against any people.”