Yad Vashem should stop dirtying its hands. It should focus on fulfilling its mandate, keep out of partisan politics, and keep away from politicians who use and abuse Holocaust memory
Amb. Shimon Stein is a Senior Fellow at the INSS and a former deputy director general of Israel's Foreign Ministry and ambassador to Germany.
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