US antisemitism envoy slams Abbas for comparing Israel to Nazis

Deborah Lipstadt during her Senate Foreign Relations nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, February 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Deborah Lipstadt during her Senate Foreign Relations nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, February 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US antisemitism envoy Deborah Lipstadt slams Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany in a speech this week to the United Nations, calling the comments “unacceptable.”

Abbas said at the UN General Assembly’s first official “Nakba Day” event that Israel lies like Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi propagandist.

“Abbas’s equating Israel with the lies of top Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels is an affront to Holocaust victims and survivors,” tweets Lipstadt.

“Especially during a time of rising antisemitic violence throughout the world, such rhetoric about the world’s only Jewish state is entirely unacceptable,” she says.

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