Why Were Abbas' Holocaust Comments Shocking?

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Why Were Abbas' Holocaust Comments Shocking?

August 21, 2022

This past week, while in Germany nonetheless, PA head Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out 50 Holocausts against the "Palestinians." His comments were condemned by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz along with leaders from Israel and around the world. While certainly despicable, why was anybody shocked? Abbas is a notorious Holocaust denier whose 1982 doctoral dissertation was called "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism," in which Abbas minimized the Nazi plan to liquidate the Jewish people and accused the Zionists of colluding with the Nazis. Abbas' comments were certainly outrageous, but no reason for surprise. This story and all the latest news from Israel on this week's Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten.

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