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​​David Bedein holding a copy of Mahmud Abbas' doctoral thesis.

This week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry declared that it would engage in an international campaign to denounce Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki, who told participants at the Munich Security Conference on Feb 17, 2018, that Nazis were not the only perpetrators of the Holocaust – there were Jewish perpetrators as well.

Morwaiecki was essentially quoting the Phd  thesis of Mahmud Abbas, who has ruled the Palestinian Authority for 12 years.


The Center for Near East Policy Research obtained a copy of that PHD, by photocopying the it from Al Quds University, a 20 minute  distance from the center  office on Hillel Street in Jerusalem.

The title of Abbas’s doctoral thesis is entitled, “The secret ties between the Nazis and the Zionist movement leadership.” The dissertation was written in 1982 when Abbas was a fellow at the Patricia Lumumba Institute for Oriental Studies in Moscow.

Abbas’ thesis is that the Zionist movement worked hand in hand with the Nazis, collaborating with them for the Jews’ destruction because the Zionist leaders viewed “Palestine” as the only legitimate place for Jewish immigration.

In May 2003, two months after Abbas became the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center declared that “It is time for Prime Minister Abu Mazen to publicly denounce Holocaust Denial to his constituency and to install leaders in Media and Education Ministries who are prepared to teach Palestinian children the truth about their Jewish neighbors.”

Abbas ignored the demand of the Simon Wiesenthal Center .

Instead, Abbas has indoctrinated a new generation of Palestinian  pupils to believe that mass murder of Jews in World War II was carried out by Jews who worked with the Nazis.

To this day, the Israeli government has never requested that the PA remove Abbas’s thesis from the shelves of Palestinian education

For the past 15 years, our center has asked the Israeli government and all funders of the PA and UNRWA if they would  demand that Abbas renounce his PHD thesis and remove it from the shelves of PA and UNRWA schools. The Center for Near East Policy Research, which has commissioned the translations of all school books now used in UNRWA schools, underwritten by the Wiesenthal Center, has asked all donor nations if they would demand the removal of school books that indoctrinate a new generation for war against the Jewish people.

Our center has never received an answer to these  queries , from any government, including the Israeli government.

Given the fierce Israeli government  reaction to the Polish government’s repeat of the Abbas blood libel that Jews collaborated with the Nazis in the mass murder of Jews during WWII, the time has  come to ask the Polish government to confer honorary Polish citizenship on Mahmud Abbas.

If Warsaw were to confer Polish citizenship upon  Abbas, the government of Israel could feel free to demand that the world denounce Abbas together with Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki, each for their respective libel against the people of Israel.

Hold Palestinians to Polish standards.


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David Bedein is Bureau Chief of Israel Resource News Agency, presenting news items and analyses not often seen in your standard mainstream electronic or print media, even if you live in the Middle East. He is the Author of "Genesis of the Palestinian Authority", published in March 2017 and "Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered", published in May, 2014.