It’s Not Abbas Who Really Disgusts Me

All of this shock and horror poured out at the completely in-character, and frequently voiced, views of Mahmoud Abbas leave me cold.

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"How we love him" - a supporter of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
"How we love him" - a supporter of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: Majdi Fathi/TPS

When, on August 16, PLO leader and Palestinian Authority “president” Mahmoud Abbas stood next to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, and accused Israel of committing 50 Holocausts, his words were like water off this duck’s back. They triggered not the slightest reaction in my mind.

And the outraged responses of German and other leaders – including left-wing Israeli politicians – raised not the slightest hope in my heart.

No reaction – neither surprise nor anger, and certainly not revulsion – because the words were vintage Abbas.

No hope – because the indignant and furious reaction was as hollow as a corpse’s cheeks. A show. They were a charade; a demonstration of the predictable. “The right thing to do.”

They meant nothing, and they will change, absolutely, nothing.

Abbas was being completely honest about what he feels. Jew-hatred is what this veteran terrorist is steeped in. And “Israeli Nazis” is the way his sick, violence-twisted mind (which rejects his umma’s liability for their own plight – which included his family’s flight from Safed in 1948) has chosen to view the Jews.

Abbas, who has reportedly had Holocaust issues at least since – as a young man, he wrote a doctoral dissertation denying the Nazi extermination of the Six Million – was simply spouting his beliefs.

It’s been a long time since his behaviour has disgusted me. He is what he is – an antisemitic terror chieftain, through and through.

What really disgusts me is the deplorable behaviour of those who pretend to be something they are not, in this case, the nations.

Germany, France, Ireland, the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US of A – the list is endless – are fully acquainted with Abbas’ beliefs, his history and his genocidal goals. Not a young man, not a new face on the block, the man’s record is long and unchanged. And still, they insist on doing business with him, championing his murder-saturated “cause” and squeezing, pressuring, coercing Israel into considering him a “partner for peace.”

Our nations – which are fully complicit in the international effort to steal Israel’s ancestral land, land to which the “Palestinians” have no national rights – smile and suck up to the Jews, while working day and night and day to uproot and dislodge them.

And pledging “never again,” “never again” to the national victim of the Holocaust, they wine and dine, finance and flaunt a man and a movement that regard Hitler and his Nazis as the greatest heroes of the 20th century.

Our nations’ conduct with regard to Israel is despicable. Their morality, their sense of right and wrong, as fluid as sewage water. The countless occasions on which they have supported the condemnations of the Jewish state in the United Nations – the unsubstantiated allegations of Israeli war crimes; the absurd assertion that Israel is an apartheid state, the fabricated nonsense that Israel occupies “Palestinian lands” – they have encouraged Abbas in the sickness of his mind.

These proudly “progressive” nations are, in fact, so very regressive. They support a terrorist entity whose terrorism “woke” the world to the fact that they have a plight and a cause. They support the creation of Palestine – a state which if, God forbid, it came into being, would treat its women as chattel; would practice Islamic oppression under the banner of freedom of religion, would educate liars and produce demagogic hate-mongers under the banner of freedom of speech; and whose corrupt despots would (as they already are doing) impoverish their own populace and abuse the human rights of their own people.

Mahmoud Abbas, and the terror-driven “Palestinian cause” he represents, are in fact a product of our nations. Were Palestine born, it would be their illegitimate child.

Contemplating the nations’ – our nations’ – behaviour towards the Jews and their land, this verse becomes a prayer:

O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs—
O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Render punishment to the proud. (Psalm 94:1-2)


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