Group releases top ten Jewish slurs for 2011

PA president Abbas tops the list, which also includes Turkish PM Erdogan, Lars Von Trier and Zorba the Greek.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas addresses UNGA _311 (photo credit: REUTERS)
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.
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.
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“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 CNN.
“Everybody knows what Israel is about,” he said.
Third came the composer of Zorba the Greek, who said Zionists were behind Greece’s financial woes.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 dictator at a press conference at Cannes.