Paris has rescinded a particular honor it bestowed on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas due to latest antisemitic feedback minimizing the Holocaust
ByThe Related Press
September 9, 2023, 11:38 AM
PARIS — Paris has rescinded a particular honor it bestowed on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas due to his latest antisemitic feedback minimizing the Holocaust.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo revealed a letter Friday saying that “your remarks run counter to common values and the historic fact of the Holocaust.”
Noting that tens of hundreds of Jews have been rounded up in Paris underneath the Nazi occupation and deported to demise camps, Hidalgo stated, “We condemn your feedback with the utmost firmness. No trigger can justify revisionism and negationism.”
Hidalgo awarded Abbas town’s highest honor, the Grand Bronze of Paris, in 2015 for his efforts towards peace within the Center East and a two-state resolution.
In a speech final month to senior members of his Fatah motion, Abbas stated that Adolf Hitler killed European Jews not due to antisemitism, however due to their “social capabilities” in society, resembling cash lending.
America, Germany and the European Union condemned his feedback and accused him of distorting historical past and selling antisemitic stereotypes.
Within the Holocaust, 6 million Jews and others have been murdered by the Nazis and their allies. Hitler thought of Jews to be an inferior race and viciously promoted antisemitic stereotypes to incite violence and discrimination towards Europe’s Jews because the Third Reich carried out the genocide.