Abbas Did Not Shift His Position on the Holocaust


abbasPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ 1982 PhD dissertation, published as “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism,” famously argues that the Zionists collaborated with the Nazis in order to spur more Jewish immigration to Palestine. It also claims that the figure of six million dead has been exaggerated for political gain, and suggests one million as a more reasonable estimate.

According to the New York Times, on Sunday Abbas called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era.” But ťhe said pretty much the exact same thing to Ha’aretz in 2003: “The Holocaust was a terrible thing and nobody can claim I denied it.” In fact, Abbas has acknowledged the reality of the Holocaust for decades. He just thinks that the Jews helped perpetrate it, and he has never repudiated this stance.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. How do you simplify peace for better hope? A political gain is not a deadly deal of hate against its own community of hope. Tears for the future are not a payment on the sincerity of the hope of human kind.

    To say that there was a political motive in a documentable crime means that the political motives of the undocumented hate of a society of palestinians filled with back stage dreams of useless regression are always a bland excuse for a fatherhood of human anxiety.

    This Abbas is and will remain a criminal. A 2 minute speech does not create a correction for a lifetime of hate and arrogance. Replace him and more on.

    Never Again.