«A partnership was established between Hitler’s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement».
This is written by the PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in a book following his doctorate in 1983. The book is named: «The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism».
Mahmoud Abbas writes:
… [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».
Mahmoud Abbas on the Holocaust:
« It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement…is to inflate this figure so that their gains will be greater. This led them to emphasize this figure in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism. Many scholars have debated the figure of six million and reached stunning conclusions — fixing the number of Jewish victims at only a few hundred thousand.”
In the Arab newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, on June 24, 2003 Abbas is quoted for saying the following in regards to the Holocaust:
«…If coming back to the suffering and tribulations (caused) by the Nazis, we would read hair-raising things about the entanglement of the Zionist leaders in the ‘sacrifice’ of many Jews in order to kill two birds with one stone: to be rid of those who disagreed with them [meaning Jews opposed to Zionism] on the one hand and, on the other, to push all the Jews to immigrate to Palestine, since Europe had become an unbearable Hell»
«I would like to say that, based on the above, the Jewish – or more accurately Zionist – willingness to sacrifice Jews for the above mentioned cause is a known historical tradition»
BBC wrote the following on January 10th, 2005:
Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, was named as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) after Yasser Arafat died in November 2004, and in January 2005 he won convincingly in the election for president of the Palestinian Authority.
A highly intellectual man, Mahmoud Abbas studied law in Egypt before doing a doctorate in Moscow. He is the author of several books.
But some Jewish groups have criticised both his doctorate and the resulting book, The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism, as works of Holocaust denial.
Abbas denied that charge in an interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz in May 2003.
«I quoted an argument between historians in which various numbers of casualties were mentioned. One wrote there were 12 million victims and another wrote there were 800,000», he told the newspaper.
«I have no desire to argue with the figures. The Holocaust was a terrible, unforgivable crime against the Jewish nation, a crime against humanity that cannot be accepted by humankind», he said.
Source: Simon Wiesenthal Center and the BBC.
First published: 17.09.2009.
Written by Ivar