Abbas reappointed head of PLO's Executive Committee

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah

The largest lobby of the Palestinian Arabs in Germany (Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft ) issued a statement with the sharp condemnation of anti-Semitic speech of the President of the Palestinian authority Makhmudchala lobby of the Palestinian Arabs in Germany (Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft ) issued a statement with the sharp condemnation of anti-Semitic speech of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday was reappointed by consensus as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Talk has ramped up recently over a possible replacement for the 82-year-old statesman.

The Palestinian leadership has become increasingly frustrated with the American administration, particularly since President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, in a break with decades of global consensus that the city's fate should be decided in peace talks.

These accusation, started by Israel and picked up by Western officials, came following Abbas' speech at the opening session of the Palestinian National Council on Monday in which he presented historical evidence written by Jewish authors on the conflict in Palestine.

"Even in this gloomy climate, however, Mr. Abbas's vile speech was a new low".

Also Wednesday, the European Union's diplomatic service joined in the condemnation of Abbas' remarks. His words were reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

He also discussed what he alleges were the causes of 20th-century anti-Semitism in Europe, claiming that his views are based on books by Jewish writers. He also said that Jews do not have a historical connection to the land.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Abbas' remarks were "the pinnacle of ignorance" and that the Palestinian leader was "again reciting the most disgraceful anti-Semitic slogans".

"Our organization is clear and unequivocal distanciruemsa from the speech of President Abbas".

"Denying the historic and religious connection of the Jewish people to the land and their holy sites in Jerusalem stands in contrast to reality", he said.

The U.S. ambassador to Israel lashed out at Abbas over his remarks.

Giving a brief account of the failed peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, the article notes that "Abbas, who oversees a governing system plagued by corruption and dysfunction, has lost support among the Palestinian people". The dissertation reportedly claimed that the six million figure of Holocaust victims was hugely exaggerated and that Zionist leaders cooperated with the Nazis. "Peace can not be built on this kind of foundation".

The Palestinian leader has a history of Holocaust denial.

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