Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on October 8, 2014 in the West Bank City of Ramallah. Clashes broke out as Palestinians protested against Jews visiting the flashpoint holy site on the eve of the week-long holiday for Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, Israeli police said. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has offered an apology after he was criticized for anti-Semitism in a speech where he implied that historic persecution of European Jews had been prompted by their conduct, not by their religion.

“If people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as well as other monotheistic faiths,” the Palestinian president said.

Mahmoud Abbas said he condemned the Holocaust and called it the “most heinous crime in history,” in a statement published by his office in Ramallah after a meeting of the Palestinian National Council (PNC).

On April 30, Abbas stated that the Jews had been tortured and murdered in Europe for years because of their social behavior and connections to charging interest on loans rather than because of their nationality.

Also, the Palestinian leader expressed the view that Israel was a European project from the very beginning.

Source: Sputnik

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rabbi drewzif
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Abbas you clown why apologise for telling the truth ?
The jews were not thrown out of over 100 nations for being jews, it was indeed because of their mendacious, murdering and usurious ways. The judaic cult got everything it deserved.

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Abbas the hypocrite. C’mon, Mahmoud, although name was changed in 1964, PLO was founded long before by high-ranking Nazi Amin al-Husseini, you know, Arafat’s uncle who also was high ranking Muslim Brotherhood and former grand mufti of al-Aqsa! Don’t you remember he even hired infamous colonel Otto Skorzeny to train your organisation into the modern terrorism tactics which are nothing else than his invention? Now, Mahmoud, just explain to us how did you manage to accumulate a $1.5bln personal wealth and why don’t you use it to create some desalination plant in Gaza and some powerstation with solar panels? Just… Read more »