December 14, 2006
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(Page 2 - Previous Page)Wiesel Touched by Knighthood
Elie Wiesel received an honorary knighthood from the queen of England. The Nobel laureate said the award "really means something" and shows how far the country has come since what he views as the dark days of anti-Semitism in Britain after World War II.
In a humble speech after accepting his knighthood last week, Wiesel said that had he been truly successful in his mission to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, "the education of anti-Semitism, the defeat of fanaticism and absolute security for Jews in Israel and the Diaspora" would be more apparent.
British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett called Wiesel "a shining beacon of humanity at its very best."
Briefs courtesy Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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