Just recently, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas spoke before the UN.
This quote is from a news article about the story, which you can read in full here:
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin) stooped to a new low in his accusations towards Israel when he addressed the U.N. last week, and his comments didn’t go unnoticed or unmentioned as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded at the U.N. with a scathing attack on the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s lies and slander.Among other claims from Abbas were the offensive comments accusing the Jewish State of carrying out a systematic genocide of the Palestinian people, using Israel’s recent defensive war against Hamas as an example.
It is true that a large number of Palestinians were killed by Israeli retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip, with at least 50 percent of those being civilians, but those civilians were killed in almost all cases due to the fact they were cynically used by Hamas as human shields or had their homes used to store and launch rockets from.
What I didn’t realize, until now, is that Abbas is a “Holocaust denier” from way back. Who knew?
This quote from the article tells about the doctoral thesis that Abbas wrote in 1982 and published in 1984:
Back in 1982 Abbas wrote a Holocaust denying doctorate, later published in 1984 which downgraded the number of Jews killed by Hitler and claimed Zionist collaboration with the Nazis.
Aptly entitled The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism, the paper claimed than less that one million Jews perished at the hands of the Nazis, mostly from disease and malnutrition, and claims “scientific study” proves there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz.
This quote from the news article explains what Abbas wrote in his doctoral thesis:
“…it is possible that the number of Jewish victims reached six million, but at the same time it is possible that the figure is much smaller–below one million.”
“The historian and author, Raoul Hilberg, thinks that the figure does not exceed 890,000.”
“It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement, however, is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater… This led them to emphasize this figure [six million] in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism.”
“A partnership was established between Hitler’s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement… [the Zionists gave] permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine.”
In 1998, when I visited the Auschwitz main camp, my private tour guide refused to take me to see the Auschwitz II camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. She told me that, before he wrote his famous book, Raoul Hilberg had only seen the main camp on a half day tour, and if that was good enough for him, I didn’t need to see the Birkenau camp, which was all grown up in weeds at that time.
The Auschwitz main camp was the only camp that Hilberg ever saw before he wrote his book, so what does he know?
I had to hire a private tour guide and rent a taxi to get to the Auschitz-Birkeanu camp. My tour guide would not let me get off the road through the camp, but I saw enough to make me think: “Something wrong!”
I was immediately suspicious. You don’t need a 425 acre site, with a well-traveled road going past it, to kill people in gas chambers. There must have been a better, more efficient, way to kill 6 million Jews.