Palestinian National Council elects President Abbas as Palestine Liberation Organization chairman

Palestinian National Council elects President Abbas as Palestine Liberation Organization chairman

Palestinian National Council elects President Abbas as Palestine Liberation Organization chairman

In a joint statement, B'nai B'rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin stated, "Abbas' anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric is the height of maliciousness, and no one can expect to arrive at an agreement with a leader who peddles such anti-Semitic tropes".

Israel accused Pres. Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their own conduct.

"Once a Holocaust denier, always a Holocaust denier", the Israeli prime minister said of Abbas on Twitter on Wednesday.

Abbas's office later acknowledged that the reports on which his comments had been based had proved without foundation.

He also claimed that Ashkenazi Jews were not descended from the ancient indigenous population of the Land of Israel, repeating the myth that their origins were in the medieval kingdom of the Khazars.

He said: "Jews who moved to east and west Europe were facing a massacre every 10 or 15 years from a different country. They say "it is because we are Jews", Abbas told hundreds of delegates in Ramallah.

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Commenting on this, the German-Palestinian society (DPG) said on Tuesday that "clearly and unequivocally distanciruemsa" from the words of Abbas, whose performance was described as "riddled with anti-Semitic remarks speech".

The dissertation said the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust is a grossly inflated figure and that the "Zionist" leadership cooperated with the Nazis.

"President Abbas has shown a commitment to non-violence and a two-state solution", Burt said in a statement.

"Those who sought a Jewish state weren't Jews", Abbas said, repeating a claim he made in January when he said that the State of Israel was formed as "a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism" to safeguard European interests.

"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chose to use his speech at the opening of the Palestinian National Council to repeat some of the most contemptuous anti-Semitic slurs, including the suggestion that the social behavior of Jews was the cause for the Holocaust", said United Nations envoy Nikolay Mladenov on Wednesday.

Previously, he was also condemned by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany. "Not even once. Do you think I'm exaggerating?" He claimed that Jews moved to Israel exclusively for ideological and colonial reasons, not because of persecution "even during the Holocaust".

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