Abbas and the Holocaust

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: World Economic Forum.

“The Zionist movement led a broad campaign of incitement against the Jews living under Nazi rule, in order to arouse the government’s hatred of them, to fuel vengeance against them, and to expand the mass extermination.”

That conspiracy theory comes from “The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism,” a 1982 doctoral dissertation by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Yet in widely reported comments, Abbas on Sunday was quoted as calling the Holocaust “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era.”

Did the Palestinian leader have a change of heart on Holocaust denial? No, writes Yair Rosenberg for Tablet. Read his analysis here.

Posted on April 29, 2014 .