Abbas: Hitler killed Jews for money laundering, they are not semites

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Ashkenazi Jews stem from Europe, not the Middle East, and were murdered during the Holocaust due to hatred against them for their historic role as money lenders, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech that sparked an international furor.

Nazi leader Adolph Hitler said ‘he fought the Jews because they were dealing with users and money,’ Abbas told a meeting of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council on August 24th. 

His speech was translated into English and published by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Abbas in that speech put forward the claim that European Jews had no historic ties to the land of Israel, as documented in the Bible, because they were descended from a Turkish-linked tribe known as the Khazars that disappeared over a thousand years ago.

Palestinians including Abbas put forward this theory as part of an argument that they are the true Semites, who descended from those who lived in this area during the time of the Bible. They argue that European Jews can not, therefore, be the largest of antisemitism.

‘The truth that we should clarify to the world is that European Jews are not Semites,’ Abbas said. ‘They have nothing to do with antisemitism.’

The Foreign Ministry recalled that Abbas had written a doctoral thesis denying the Holocaust…”

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