When history is erased, it can then be revised.
It is no secret that Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and his Palestinian National Authority has the aim of delegitimizing any and all Jewish claims to the land of Israel dating back to the Bible. By telling the lie over and over again, in Nazi propaganda style, their objective is that it will eventually be believed. Even with overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he knows he only has to sew the seeds of doubt to make an impact. Once doubt is raised, it can then be debated and by being debated, it will automatically gain legitimacy.
And so in his recent address before the United Nations, Abbas acknowledged Islamic and Christian roots in the city of Jerusalem, but omitted mentioning any Jewish history tied to the land. In previous statements he denied that Jews ever built a Temple or governed from Jerusalem.
Even without a mention of Jerusalem in the Koran, even with the historical writings of Flavius Josephus as witness to the Temple’s destruction in AD 70, Abbas still has the temerity to lie.
This same playbook is what Holocaust deniers use in order to deny, distort and delegitimize the most documented event in history. In fact, Abbas is one of those deniers. He wrote his doctorate on the subject. It was published as a book in 1984, entitled,"The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.”
Here are some of the gems inside it as revealed from research by the Center for Near East Policy Research Center…
1. “…it is possible that the number of Jewish victims reached six million, but at the same time it is possible that the figure is much smaller--below one million.”
2. Accuses Zionist leaders of encouraging the persecution of Jews.
3. "A partnership was established between Hitler''s Nazis and the leadership of the Zionist movement ... [the Zionists gave] permission to every racist in the world, led by Hitler and the Nazis, to treat Jews as they wish, so long as it guarantees immigration to Palestine."
It’s no wonder Abbas will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state, because to do so would be to bestow legitimacy upon it, something completely antithetical to his and Fatah’s warped view of history.
Yet rarely does one see or read about this side of Abbas in the American media. Rarely does one read or see what he and his Fatah party say to their own constituents on Al-Jazeera. Here’s a clip from Abbas Zaki a Member of Fatah’s Central Committee just this past week courtesy of MEMRI TV. israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/09/fatah-central-committee-member-calls.htmlIn the clip, he states that any land for peace deal, any relinquishing by Israel from the territories and / or Jerusalem would simply be just a first step in wiping Israel off the map. He admits this on Al-Jazeera. He goes on to say how he/they, can’t come out and say this on western media, but that that is the real truth.
Hence, while the Nazi’s aim of keeping The Final Solution a secret was hard to unearth and prove, the true aim and secret mission of Abbas and his cohorts is revealed on Arab media and for everyone to see and witness.Abe Novick is a writer and communications consultant and can be reached at [email protected]