The Foreign Affairs Adviser to the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said on June 26 that the Europeans created Israel as a way to dispel the Jews of Europe, Palestine Media Watch (PMW) reports.
The Ramallah-based Al-Ayyam newspaper, which was translated by PMW, stated that Shaath was speaking at a symposium on Iraq. He said that the creation of Israel was part of a "European plot to solve the Jews who were not wanted in Europe to get rid of them, so they created a homeland for them that would absorb them in Palestine."
PMW report said Abbas' religious and Islamic affairs adviser Mahmoud Al-Habbash and Palestinian Authority education minister Sabri Saidam said similar things in 2018, reflecting an assertion in a television documentary by the Authority Palestine that considers that the Europeans consider Israel "as an ideal solution". to get rid of (the Jews). " Such claims are anti-Semitic because they minimize the "connection with the Land of Israel" of the Jews, notes PMW.
Abbas himself said in January 2018 that Israel is "a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism", that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) scream as "an anti-Semitic rejection of the undeniable Jewish connection with Israel. "This false claim only raises serious questions about the Palestinian Authority's desire to negotiate, in good faith, a peace agreement with Israel, one that would recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state."
Other examples Abbas's anti-Semitic statements include accusing the Israeli rabbis of poisoning the water of the Palestinians in June 2016 and comparing Zionism with Nazism in their 1984 book, "The other side: the secret relationship between Nazism and Zionism" That pushes the denial of the holocaust.