Thursday morning we visited Israel's Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. It was powerful. After walking through the museum and revisiting the history of the horrors that took place during the reign of Hitler, you are led to an overlook outside the museum that is simply breathtaking. Moshe Safdie, the museum architect, purposely constructed the museum to lead to an overlook of the land of Israel so that visitors can remember the necessity of having a state for the Jewish people. A home and safe haven for Jews all around the world so that never again will they have to flee violent anti-Semitism and have nowhere to go. Today Israel offers Jews around the world a home with open arms. Thousands of Jews are coming to Israel from Europe (specifically Western Europe), in an attempt to escape the recent rise in anti-Semitism there. The overlook in Yad Vashem brings a sense of relief. Israel has not only become a safe haven for Jews but also many other persecuted minorities in the Middle East including Christians and homosexuals.