The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is urging Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - who will meet today in Washington with PA official Abu Mazen - to pressure him to publicly retract his claim that the Nazis did not murder six million Jews. Abu Mazen, whose real name is Mahmoud Abbas, is the author of a book, "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and the Zionist Movement," which argues that the Nazis may have really killed less than one million Jews and that "the Zionist movement was a partner in the slaughter of the Jews."

     Other senior Palestinians have also engaged in Holocaust denial in recent years, notes ZOA President Mort Klein. On December 8, 1998, Dr. Samir Sahda - General Secretary of the PA's Desk of National Institutions - wrote in the official PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that "Israel convinced the world of the lie of the massacre and racism which they were exposed to in Germany, and [thus] gained world sympathy." PA Communications Minister Imad al-Falouji and PA General-Secretary Ahmed Abdul-Rahman were among the leaders of a January 19, 1998 rally in Gaza in support of Roger Garaudy, who was on trial in Paris at the time for his Holocaust-denial activities. Abdu-Rahman said that films and books about the Holocaust "have told what happened to the Jews in an unbelievable and exaggerated manner, so why not give Garaudy the right to state his view of the issue?"

Arutz-7 News: Thursday, August 26, 1999



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