Here is the entire statement from Mahmoud Abbas on Holocaust Remembrance Day:
In response to a question on the occasion of Holocaust Day, raised in conversation with Rabbi Marc Schneier, President Mahmoud Abbas said that: what happened to the Jews in the Holocaust is the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era. He expressed his sympathy with the families of the victims and many other innocent people who were killed by the Nazis.
President Abbas stressed that the Holocaust is a reflection of the concept of ethnic discrimination and racism which the Palestinians strongly reject and act against.
‘The world must do its utmost to fight racism and injustice in order to bring justice and equality to oppressed people wherever they are. The Palestinian people, who suffer from injustice, oppression and denied freedom and peace, are the first to demand to lift the injustice and racism that befell other peoples subjected to such crimes.’
‘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.’
If he had shut up after the first paragraph, it could be argued that this is significant. As it is, Abbas is cynically using the Holocaust as a way to say that Jews are doing to Palestinian Arabs the same “injustice” and “oppression” that Jews suffered under Nazis. Jews are merely other people who are subjected to “such crimes” that Palestinian Arabs suffer today.
The Holocaust, in Abbas words, changes from an almost successful attempt to destroy an entire people into a mere “reflection of discrimination and racism.”
At the very same moment of this cynical statement, Abbas is demanding to ethnically cleanse Judea and Samaria of every single Jew who lives there today.
And today you can read his own book that denies the Holocaust from his official webpage – copyright renewed 2011.
Why does the world continue to be dazzled by statements made by accomplished liars?