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August 01, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Abbas' Nazi Rhetoric

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Just as this week’s preliminary negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs got underway in Washington, across the globe in Cairo, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision for the end result:

“In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands,” Abbas said in a briefing to mostly Egyptian journalists.

This was reported by Reuters, UPI and made its way into The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other media outlets. This is good as far as it goes.

But what about the implication of such a statement? The statement – and the idea behind it – is so blatantly racist, that it’s hard to believe only a few media outlets have mentioned the real meaning. Giulio Meotti writes in Arutz Sheva:

This is not “peace”, but pure Nazism, it is ethnic cleansing. And instead of the expression “final resolution”, Abbas should have said what he really means, “final solution”.

Addressing a session of Arab League in Doha, Qatar, Abbas in 2011 declared that “when an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is established, we won’t allow the presence of one Israeli in it”.

A Palestinian Arab State on Western Eretz Israel would be “jüdenrein”, or cleansed of Jews. A state founded on the ethnic cleansing of every single Jewish man, woman and child.

No one should be surprised by Abbas’ sentiments. CAMERA has reported on Abbas’ Nazi sympathies and media analyst Tom Gross wrote about this subject ten years ago:

When negotiating with Abu Mazen [another name for Mahmoud Abbas], politicians should ask what kind of a man would choose to write his entire PhD thesis (at Moscow’s Oriental College) on the subject and follow it up with a book in 1983, “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and the Zionist Movement,” which denies the Holocaust occurred. Abu Mazen has never specifically repudiated his book, which purports to refute “the fantastic lie that six million Jews were killed” in the Holocaust.

Abu Mazen has written that the German gas chambers were never used to kill Jews, but only to disinfect them and to burn bodies of others to prevent the flow of disease (quoting a “scientific study” to that effect by French Holocaust-denier Robert Faurisson), and to the extent that Jews did die in World War Two (Abu Mazen cites a figure of 890,000 dead), he says this was a joint effort between Jewish leaders and the Nazis. Abu Mazen claimed that Hitler did not decide to kill the Jews until David Ben-Gurion provoked him into doing so when he [Ben-Gurion] “declared war on the Nazis” in 1942. These were not some throwaway lines, but the result of three years spent studying a pseudo-academic science. (Just in case anybody on this list needs reminding, these claims are complete nonsense.) Surely in relation to someone who lies so easily and deeply, we need to be a bit cautious as to his ability to be trusted and tell the truth.

In addition, as recently as January of this year, Arutz Sheva reported:

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas spoke glowingly last Friday of the “legacy” of the infamous Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who was a collaborator with the Nazis, and was prepared to conduct the mass murder of the Jews of the Land of Israel in the event of a Nazi invasion. The Mufti, Abbas said, was a great man whose ways should be emulated by all PA Arabs, and was worthy of great praise.

Far from being, as the popular press often calls him, “moderate,” Abbas is expressing views that are far outside the mainstream. Imagine for a minute what would happen if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said something like “As part of the final settlement, we envision not a single Arab living in Israel.” Front page of The New York Times, above the fold. Guaranteed.

Yet, the president of the Palestinian Authority denies the Holocaust, praises a notorious Nazi collaborator, and freely expresses his desire to make his envisioned state “jüdenrein”, not once but on several occasions, and the media yawn. Where’s the opprobrium? Where’s the condemnation? Or at the very least… Where’s the coverage?

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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini meets with Adolf Hitler

Posted by SC at August 1, 2013 04:14 AM

Comments

Netanyahu's problem is, he doesn't understand the mentality of Arabs. He freed all these Palestinian mass murderers to appease this Holocaust denying Munich massacre Financier Abbas. This is insanity.
Netanyahu in response to Abbas's statement should say, since Abbas wants a Jew free state, then no Palestinian can remain in Israel. All Arabs in Israel will have to take a Oath of Loyalty to the state of Israel and say they are Zionists.
All Palestinians who agree to the Loyalty oath and claim to be Israeli can stay. All who reject the loyalty oath are therefore Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad supporter and will need to live under Abbas and Hamas in Gaza.
Which pretty much means, 90% of Palestinians in Israel will be living under Abbas and Hamas. The Arab MK's would also need to take this oath.

Posted by: Barry Meridian at August 1, 2013 09:43 AM

If the Israelis know all this information about Abbas, why then is the Prime Minister among others talking to this man? In fact, why is the Justice Minister Livni so anxious to communicate with him and give up so much land to the Palestinians?

Using this same logic, why did Israel execute Eichmann if the Holocaust did not exist. Perhaps Mr. Netanyahu and Ms. Livni can explain this to the world.

Posted by: Cody Flecker at August 2, 2013 09:23 AM

This persistent sick rhetoric by Abbas and the
Palestinians should never have gone on this
long. Enabled by Kerry, and those before him,
Netanyahu should have stood tough, nipped it in
the bud. If push comes to shove, sometimes doing
the "unthinkable" might be an option.

Posted by: Selma Soss at August 2, 2013 12:57 PM

I'm sure Netanyahu understands very well the mentality of the Arabs, but I suspect Obama is pressuring him a great deal, through Kerry. Obama uses his soldiers to keep his own hands looking clean. If we accept the term "lapsed Catholics," I accept "lapsed Jews" to describe the likes of Livni, Elena Kagan, Wiener and roo many more. Regretably, ours appear to get into the limelight more often.

Posted by: Tabitha Korol at August 12, 2013 10:37 AM

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