One of the top headlines of the day is,
“Abbas Calls Holocaust ‘Most Heinous Crime’.”
How touching, if only it were true. He actually said in Arabic it was the “ugliest crime,” which was later translated to English as “heinous.” Still, it sounds very compassionate until you realize he did his doctoral dissertation based on Holocaust denial and linking Zionism to Nazism, and that thesis is the basis for Holocaust studies in the Palestinian educational system.
A 2011 Arutz Sheva article explains:
“The doctorate was published as a book in 1984, entitled, ‘The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.’ It was completed in 1982 at a university in Communist Russia, and was defended at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“It downgrades the number of Holocaust victims to ‘[possibly] below one million,’ and accuses Zionist leaders of encouraging the persecution of Jews.
“It also denies that the gas chambers were used to murder Jews, quoting a ‘scientific study’ to that effect by French Holocaust-denier Robert Faurisson.”
His accusations include exaggerating the number of victims for the purposes of the Zionist movement, in order to gain sympathy from the international community; and a partnership between Zionist and Nazi leaders with Zionists allowing Nazis to do whatever they want to Jews as long as it would guarantee immigration to Palestine.
Obviously falsehoods, but these nutty claims are taken very seriously by Palestinians. And now Abbas feigns his sympathy for the “ugliest crime” in history, and all the mainstream media outlets have taken this opportunity to show what a “good” guy Abu Mazen is.
The Associated Press article written by Karin Laub mentions the years of “Palestinian suffering.” Did they break a nail while throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails? Or perhaps they suffered while blowing themselves up along with as many innocent Israelis as possible? Perhaps they cut themselves when hacking to death elderly Holocaust survivors and little girls?
At one point the article states that
“Abbas said the Holocaust was an expression of the idea of ethnic discrimination and racism, and made a connection to Palestinian suffering of today.”
Of course, let’s tie it into the ‘Palestinians’ because comparing Jews to Nazis is a favorite propaganda trick of anti-Semites, and making Palestinians into greater victims than the Jews in the Holocaust is another classic.
Abbas goes on with his demonization of Jews, using Holocaust “sympathy” as his vehicle:
“The Palestinian people, who suffer from injustice, oppression and (are) denied freedom and peace, are the first to demand to lift the injustice and racism that befell other peoples subjected to such crimes” .
Finally, at the end, he makes his true motive known and brings it all back to pointing the finger at Israel if the peace talks come up empty by saying:
“On the incredibly sad commemoration of Holocaust Day, we call on the Israeli government to seize the current opportunity to conclude a just and comprehensive peace in the region, based on the two states vision, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security.”
So according to Abu Mazen, Israel is to blame for a lack of peace, and this after his meeting to reconcile with the violent and hateful terrorist group, Hamas.
This article is nothing more than an attempt to downplay that move and again, victimize Palestinians while demonizing Israel. Partnering with terrorists whose main goal is to destroy Israel is whitewashed by the typical propaganda we’ve come to expect from the mainstream media.
And this on the eve of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It can’t get more disrespectful than that.