President Donald Trump’s daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump pointed out a “striking” detail of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the National Day of Prayer following the tragic attack on the synagogue in California and the horrific Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
Early on Thursday morning, Trump — who converted to Judaism before marrying husband Jared Kushner — published a tweet commemorating Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, as well as the National Day of Prayer in the U.S.
She also highlighted the fact that both events were happening on the same day this year.
“It’s striking that Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) and the [National Day of Prayer] occur on the same day this year,” she wrote.
It’s striking that Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) and the #NationalDayofPrayer occur on the same day this year.
With attacks on places of worship prevalent, let’s all recall the most important lesson of genocide: Never Again.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 2, 2019
“With attacks on places of worship prevalent, let’s all recall the most important lesson of genocide: Never Again,” she added, ending the tweet.
Trump’s tweet comes in the wake of two terrible tragedies that affected millions across the world: the Easter Sunday terror attacks against hotels and churches in Sri Lanka that left hundreds dead and the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego County during Passover Sabbath services on Saturday.
Conservatives have been ramping up their rhetoric against anti-Semitism as of late.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) published an op-ed on Thursday in which he targeted the rise of “anti-Semitism in the global left.”
In the piece, Scalise denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which he claimed “is designed to delegitimize and economically isolate Israel” — and pointed out that anti-Semitism is still prevalent in governments across the world.
Scalise pointed to the “nine members of parliament” who departed from the left-leaning British Labour Party over the “handling of rampant anti-Semitism allegations within the party.”
Scalise also took aim at freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), whom he claimed “has made numerous anti-Semitic remarks over the past few months referencing tropes about the Jewish people, including that those who support Israel have ‘allegiance … to a foreign country.'”