According to a recent translation from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas claimed that Adolf Hitler “fought the Jews” because they “dealt with usury and money.”
They claim that Hitler persecuted Jews simply because they were Jews and that Europe despised Jews as a result.
False, said Abbas. He claimed that Jews were targeted by Europeans “because of their social role and not because of their religion.”
Additionally, the Palestinian leader reiterated the so-called “Khazar Myth” that he has propagated repeatedly over the years, according to which Ashkenazi Jews are descended from Turkish Khazars who converted rather than biblical Israelites.
“We need to make it clear to everyone in the world that European Jews are not Semites.
They are unrelated to Semitism, he declared. The recent speech by Abbas was described as “the true face of Palestinian ‘leadership by Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the UN.
It is understandable that a Palestinian teenager who acted as a terrorist just hours ago in Jerusalem used a meat cleaver to attack defenseless Israelis.
“Abbas blames the Jews for the Holocaust and for all the problems in the Middle East,” Erdan continued.
The American Jewish Committee declared that this kind of “leadership” only breeds violence and never advances society.
“World leaders committed to regional peace must stop giving Abbas a pass and denounce his divisive rhetoric,” they said.
“It’s true what you hear: Mahmoud Abbas is still the best Palestinian partner for peace, thirty years after the Oslo Accords.
But he also thinks that Hitler had a point and that Jews aren’t really Jews, which contributes to the reason why peace is so elusive, wrote Robert Nicholson, president of the Philos Project.
The Holocaust was refuted in Abbas’ doctoral dissertation, and he has also charged Israel with committing “50 Holocausts.”