The Palestinian leader accused the Jews of causing the Holocaust in addition to promoting other overtly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories during an address to Palestinian officials.
By: Daniel Krygier
Imagine the reactions if a Western leader blamed the Jews for the Holocaust. Even Western self-appointed liberals would find this blatant anti-Jewish bigotry offensive.
However, when the despotic PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas does just that, the world remains as usual silent. Addressing the ”Palestinian National Council” in Ramallah, Abbas outrageously claimed that the Holocaust was not caused by anti-Semitism but by Jewish “social behavior” including money lending.
By blaming Jews for Jew-hatred, Abbas took a leaf out of the anti-Semitic conspiracy book that automatically blames the Jewish people for all the ills in the world. In fact, the Abbas regime has for years seamlessly blended traditional Islamist Jew-hatred with imported anti-Semitic conspiracy theories from Europe including Hitler’s infamous Mein Kampf and the Tsarist-Russian forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The European Union has funded much of this anti-Jewish racist propaganda in the name of “peace.”
The Zionist-Nazi Lie
Abbas did not stop there. Like London’s former radical leftist mayor Ken Livingstone, the PLO leader repeated the lie of Zionist cooperation with Hitler during the Second World War.
In reality, the Yishuv, the Jewish community in pre-state Israel, tried with its limited capabilities to rescue Jewish brothers and sisters escaping the Holocaust. One example is the courageous Zionist woman Hannah Szenes who is today a national hero in Israel.
She was one of 37 Jewish parachutists from the British Palestine mandate who parachuted over Europe trying to rescue Hungarian Jews from deportation to Nazi extermination camps. Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, tortured and eventually executed by a Nazi German firing squad in 1944.
Abbas: Holocaust Denier
Abbas Second World War fantasies make sense for a person who wrote his doctoral thesis in Holocaust denial.
As the unelected leader of an artificial people, PLO leader Abbas repeated the long discredited anti-Semitic conspiracy that Ashkenazi Jews are “not real Jews” but descendants of the Khazars, a former semi-nomadic Turkic tribe.
The Ramallah speech also conveniently ignored the fact that at least 50% of Israeli Jews, are descendants of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews who fled the Muslim world in North Africa and the Middle East.
Partner for Peace?
“Moderate” Abbas who is supposed to be Israel’s “partner for peace”, also remained faithful to the anti-Semitic tradition of erasing 3,000 years of Jewish history and connection to the land of Israel. According to the Ramallah “historian” Abbas, modern Israel was essentially a “European project.”
While some European leaders like Arthur Balfour supported the Zionist movement, most British and European leaders were hostile or indifferent towards the Jews. Post-Balfour Britain did everything in its power to prevent Israel’s rebirth and cooperated with the Arabs against the Jews. Modern Israel is the ultimate anti-imperialist state that was reborn not because of the Holocaust, but despite of it.