This is a presentation of an article written for CODOH and originally published on 30 June 2017. It can be viewed here.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has been heavily involved in agitation for war against the government of Bashar al-Assad. In this activity the USHMM acts in effect as a propaganda-agency for the State of Israel, which has an interest in overthrowing the secular government of Syria, as a continuation of the agenda of "régime change" advocated by Neoconservative Jews in the 1990s, begun with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and continued with the so-called Arab Spring in 2011.
An early advocate that the government of the United States should take hostile measures against the government of Syria was Peace-Prize Winner Elie Wiesel, at a ceremony of the USHMM in 2012.
President Obama eventually issued his "red line" ultimatum, which was the kind of action, likely to lead to war, that Elie Wiesel had advocated in the Washington Post of 8 June 2012.
From 2012 to 2017 huge quantities of inconclusive evidence were amassed to lend specious credibility to accusations that Bashar al-Assad was a monster who gassed his own people. This supposed evidence consisted of thousands of photographs of unidentified dead people, and horror-stories told by people hostile to President Assad. A moderately skeptical person could recognize that this so-called evidence did not really prove wrongdoing by Assad's government. The USHMM however was heavily involved in promoting this so-called evidence, which happens to be the same kind of evidence used to generate spurious belief in the Holocaust.
Russia Today on 30 October 2014 explicitly accused the USHMM of using the Holocaust to drum up a war against the Syrian government.
In early 2017, a group of 90 rabbis, citing the now deceased Elie Wiesel as their moral inspiration, sent a letter to President Trump advocating airstrikes against Syrian airbases. This was subsequently advocated by Hillary Clinton and finally executed by President Trump.
Subsequently, there was a ceremony held by the USHMM in the Capitol, where the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, amid a flood of moralizing rhetoric about so-called lessons of the Holocaust, praised President Trump for his missile-attack on Syria.