PA President Mahmoud Abbas addresses UNGA _311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles issued its top-10 list of
anti-Semitic slurs on Tuesday featuring politicians, directors, fashion
designers and religious leaders.
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This year’s first place was given to
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for omitting any reference of the
Jewish connection to the Land of Israel during his speech at United Nations General Assembly earlier this year.
“I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of
divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and the
birthplace of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, to speak on behalf of the
Palestinian people...” he said.
Second came Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan, who called Israel “inexplicably cruel
” and accused it of “hiding
behind the Nazi Holocaust” in an interview with Fareed Zakaria of
“Everybody knows what Israel is about,” he said.
the composer of Zorba the Greek, who said Zionists were behind Greece’s
Other personalities included on the list are fashion
designer John Galliano, who went on a drunken rant in Paris
praising Hitler; and
Danish director Lars Von Trer, who spoke of his sympathy for the Nazi
at a press conference at Cannes.