Barry Shaw

Mahmoud the denier

Mahmoud Abbas, this Holocaust denier, this Jewish history denier, this Jewish presence denier, this Jew denier, is not a moderate peace-maker. He is a Jewish State denier. He perpetrates the Arab ambition of a world without Israel, just as his predecessor, Arafat, before him.

Simply put, he like Hamas, he like the wider Islamic world, advocates, educates, and incites for a Greater Palestine.

If Jews who advocated a Greater Israel were perceived as beyond the pale, as radical right-wing fanatics who must be denied so must Abbas be seen as a radical right-wing fanatic, beyond the pale, who must be denied his long term ambition.

The fault line is not a resolute Israel rejecting peace. That notion is untrue. Rather it is a rejectionist Abbas that incites for a state without Jews and a world without a Jewish state, an Abbas who partners with the deadly terror regime of Hamas.

Based on this harsh truth why would it be right to demand of a nation, to make drastic territorial concessions, even into the streets of Jerusalem, its capital city? Does this make any sense to any reasonable person? But this is what is being demanded of Israel.

The world is better advised to support Israel’s vital security needs, to see the dangerous character of a devious Palestinian leadership that says one thing to the international community, and something completely different to its own people. Indeed, the major partner in a Palestinian unity government openly tells the international community that its aim is the eventual annihilation of Israel and the murder of Jews. It states it clearly in its founding charter.

It is there that the fault lies, not in the liberal democracy that is Israel.

Barry Shaw is the author of ‘Israel Reclaiming the Narrative.’


About the Author
Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He is also the author of ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism,' '1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel, 'BDS for IDIOTS,' and his latest work 'A Tale of Love and Destiny,' the dramatic life of a Jewish heroine.
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