MembersMahmoud Abbas and the Holocaust

Israel and the worldwide Jewish community recently marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By Edy Cohen |
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The attempted Nazi extermination of the Jewish race remains a foundational element of modern Israel’s reality. “Never again” takes on new meaning when the Jews have a sovereign state and army of their own. But did you know that Israel’s supposedly “moderate” peace partner, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, is an advocate of a particularly-nefarious Nazi-inspired conspiracy theory regarding the Holocaust?

In 1982, while a student at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, Abbas wrote his doctoral dissertation on the subject. The title of his study was “The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism,” which promoted the notion, first introduced by Nazis themselves in the aftermath of the war, that powerful Jewish figures had collaborated with the Nazi leadership to exploit the perceived mass suffering of their own people to justify the creation of the State of Israel in the Middle East.

Abbas was clearly fascinated by Nazi propaganda. In the dissertation, the Palestinian leader accuses the Jewish leadership already established in the British Mandate for Palestine of actively...

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