US antisemitism envoy and EU denounce Mahmoud Abbas’s speech: Distorts the Holocaust

The Times of Israel reports: “The US and EU on Thursday condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a recent speech about the origins of Ashkenazi Jews and Adolf Hitler’s motivations, with the latter saying it fuels antisemitism and insults Holocaust victims.

US Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt slammed the ‘hateful, antisemitic remarks’ made by Abbas in a speech last month to his Fatah party’s Revolutionary Council.

‘The speech maligned the Jewish people, distorted the Holocaust, and misrepresented the tragic exodus of Jews from Arab countries,’ Lipstadt wrote on X.

‘I condemn these statements and urge an immediate apology,’ she added…”

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