May 3, 2018
Let Abbas’ Vile Words Be His Last as Palestinian Leader – Editorial
Feeding reprehensible anti-Semitic myths and conspiracy theories in a speech on Monday, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, shed all credibility as a trustworthy partner if the Palestinians and Israelis ever try negotiations. “The Jewish question that was widespread throughout Europe was not against their religion, but against their social function, which relates to usury (unscrupulous money lending) and banking,” he said. Abbas’ anti-Semitic tendencies are not new. In the 1980s, he wrote a dissertation that seemed to question the widely accepted Holocaust death toll of six million Jews.
Abbas’ vile speech was a new low. By succumbing to such dark, corrosive instincts he showed that it is time for him to leave office. (New York Times)
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