"…The Jewish people survived the destruction, suffering, exiles, expulsions and the greatest tragedy – the Shoah. Despite it all, we have returned to our homeland and we have built a modern, developed, democratic state, which has ingathered the Jewish people from the four corners of the earth…"
"My brothers and sisters, the martyrs of the Shoah, who were not able to join the State of Israel – you are the lost citizens of our homeland…"