Egyptian Family Said No to Yad Vashem

Dr. Mohamed Helmy's certificate, on display at Yad Vashem. (photo credit: courtesy)The Time Of Israel reported today that an Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was to receive Righteous Among the Nations honour, but relative rightly says ‘family doesn’t want anything from Israel’

A member of the family of the first Arab honoured by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the Holocaust says the family isn’t interested in the recognition.

The Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy was honoured posthumously last month by Israel’s Holocaust memorial for hiding Jews in Berlin during the WWII, but a family member tracked down by The Associated Press this week in Cairo said her relatives wouldn’t accept the award, one of Israel’s most prestigious.

“Mohamed Helmy was an Egyptian doctor who lived in Berlin and hid several Jews during the Holocaust. Last month, he was honoured by Israel’s Yad Vashem Museum as “Righteous Among the Nations”

I wonder how the same Yad Vashem plans to honour those who devote their life to the Palestinians and their suffering.