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Abbas attempts to walk back anti-Semitic remarks after international outrage

JNS.org | Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:28 am

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back anti-Semitic remarks made earlier in the week, when he argued that Jewish persecution in Europe had been caused by Jewish social behavior, not by religion.

In his apology on Friday, Abbas both condemned anti-Semitism and called the Holocaust “most heinous crime in history.”

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