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.
In responding to Abbas' offensive accusations of genocide the Israeli Prime Minister told the security council,
"Genocide? In what moral universe does genocide include warning the enemy's civilian population to get out of harm's way? Or ensuring that they receive tons, tons of humanitarian aid each day, even as thousands of rockets are being fired at us? Or setting up a field hospital to aid their wounded? Well, I suppose it's the same moral universe where a man who wrote a dissertation of lies about the Holocaust, and who insists on a Palestine free of Jews – Judenrein – can stand at this podium and shamelessly accuse Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing."
Interestingly, the "dissertation of lies about the Holocaust" which Netanyahu is referring to is something very real and very worrying.
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.
Here are some choice excerpts from Mahmoud Abbas' paper, which may just leave you wondering how Israel could ever envisage him as a partner for peace.
"…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."With a peace partner like that who needs "enemies" as the Israeli Prime Minister pointed out when he referenced Abbas' paper and mentioned words like "Judenrein."
"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."