Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas falsely vilified by Zionists over “50 holocausts”

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Zionism as frankly espoused by its most prominent advocates for 130 years is genocidal racism, and Nazism without gas chambers but now with 90 nuclear weapons and 6 German-supplied submarines to carry nuclear missiles for scores of nuclear holocausts. Yet defenceless Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been falsely and hysterically vilified  by the Zionist-subverted West for describing the ongoing Palestinian Genocide as “50 massacres, 50 slaughters, 50 holocausts”.

President Mahmoud Abbas was correct in his comments about “50 massacres, 50 slaughters, 50 holocausts”. In summary, the WW1 onwards Palestinian Genocide has been associated with 2.2 million Palestinian deaths from violence, 0.1 million, and imposed deprivation, 2.1 million. As a result of successive invasions (1948 and 1967), and successive mass expulsions of Palestinians (800,000 or half the Indigenous Palestinian population, in the 1948 Nakba or Catastrophe, and another 400,000 Arabs expelled in the 1967 Naksa or Setback), of 15 million mostly impoverished Indigenous Palestinians today, 8 million are Exiled Palestinians (excluded from the land continuously inhabited by their forebears for millennia), 5.2 million are Occupied Palestinians (denied human rights  under highly abusive Israeli military rule, and confined to ever-dwindling West Bank ghettoes or to the blockaded and bombed Gaza Concentration Camp), and about 2 million are Israeli Palestinians (able to vote for the government ruling them, but only as Third Class citizens subject to 65 Nazi-style, and race-based discriminatory laws).

The 1948 Nakba was associated with massacres and slaughters, notably of the villages of Deir Yassin and Tantura – however a total of 530 villages were emptied of Indigenous Palestinians in a Nazi-style ethnic cleansing. For those surviving villagers from each ethnic cleaning it was a massacre, a slaughter and a holocaust. Today 90% of Palestine has been ethnically cleansed  [1-10]. Tom Pickering (a former US Ambassador to Apartheid Israel and the UN) has estimated that only 4.4% of Palestine would be conceded by Apartheid Israel to the Indigenous Palestinians in a “2 state solution”,  and has predicted eventual complete ethnic cleansing of the Occupied Palestinian Territories [11]. Indeed  Zionist leaders from Theodor Herzl (founder of Zionism) to recent Apartheid Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have explicitly advocated the ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous Palestinians [11]. Numerous variously eminent  anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish humanitarians have spoken out about the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by Apartheid Israel, as set out in many alphabetically-organized compendia [12-20].

Before proceeding further we need some definitions and more facts to counter the flood of lies from the genocidally racist Zionists and mendacious, pro-Zionist Western media. Zionism in practice means racist settler colonial conquest of another country (Palestine), genocide of the Indigenous inhabitants (Indigenous Palestinians), and egregious lying (appalling mendacity that is backed up resolutely and shamelessly by the comprehensive lying of  pro-Zionist Western media).

Thus the term “holocaust” in relation to human mass mortality means a huge number of deaths. However  “genocide” is defined by Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide thus: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” [21].

What did Abbas actually say, and in what context, to elicit such international Zionist and pro-Zionist fury? According to The Jerusalem Post: “At a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin [16 August 2022], Abbas was asked by a reporter whether he plans to apologize to Israel and Germany for the 1972 Munich massacre, ahead of its 50th anniversary. Eleven members of the Israeli delegation and a German police officer were murdered after members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, which was linked to Abbas’s Fatah party, took hostages at the Olympic Village on September 5, 1972. “If we want to go over the past, go ahead,” Abbas responded in Arabic. “I have 50 slaughters that Israel committed… 50 massacres, 50 slaughters, 50 holocausts,” saying the last word in English” [22].

There are other versions of what was actually said but  the version of the authoritative and Zionist newspaper The Jerusalem Post is one of very few  I have found that correctly refer to Abbas speaking of  “50 holocausts” with a lower case “h” . However it then incorrectly defames Abbas as responsible for “Holocaust libel” with a capital “H”, this referring to “The Holocaust” which is the falsely Zionist-promoted descriptive for the WW2 Jewish Holocaust that ignores all other WW2 holocausts and indeed over 60 other genocides and holocausts [23-25].

Actually the first WW2 atrocity to have been described as a “holocaust” (by Jog in 1944 [26])  was the British-imposed and Australia-complicit 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Indian Holocaust, WW2 Bengal Famine) in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death by the British for strategic reasons in Bengal and in the neighbouring provinces of Assam, Bihar, and Odisha. Racist White Australia was complicit in this atrocity by withholding grain in its huge wartime granaries from starving India (during WW2 Australia produced 24 million tonnes of wheat, exported only 9 million tonnes, and exported as little as 0.4 million tonnes to India that contributed 2.4 million men to the Allied armed forces) [27-32].

The genocidally racist, neo-Nazi, and utterly mendacious Zionists routinely resort to the Nazi-style Big Lie, and endlessly and falsely assert that there was only one WW2 Holocaust, and indeed only one holocaust ever, The Holocaust or Shoah in which 5-6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis in WW2. The late Professor Sir Martin Gilbert (an eminent Jewish Zionist British historian and a leading expert on WW1, WW2, Winston Churchill, Jewish history and the WW2 Jewish Holocaust) variously estimated that in WW2 the German Nazis killed 5.1 million Jews [33] or 5.7 million Jews [34]. One can conclude from this expert analysis that the Nazis killed 5-6 million Jews through violence and imposed deprivation in WW2. However the other WW2 holocausts were larger in death toll, and include (deaths from violence and deprivation in brackets) the WW2 Polish Holocaust (6 million Poles killed by the German Nazis, half of them Jewish), the WW2 Indian Holocaust or Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians killed by the British with Australian complicity), the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Roma killed by the German Nazis and their fascist collaborators), and the WW2  Chinese Holocaust (35-40 million Chinese killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945) [23-25].

Genocide-ignoring and holocaust-ignoring are far, far worse than repugnant genocide-denying and holocaust-denying because the latter can at least allow for refutation and public debate. Zionist ignoring of all other holocausts make them the worst holocaust ignorers in the world, again noting that holocaust-ignoring is vastly worse than holocaust denying. Indeed eminent anti-racist Jewish American scholar Professor Bertell Ollman has excoriated the Zionists thus: “An all out struggle against Zionism by Jews, therefore, is also the most effective way to fight against real anti-Semitism. Furthermore, if Zionism is indeed a particularly virulent form of nationalism and, increasingly, of racism and if Israel is acting toward its captive minority in ways that resemble more and more how the Nazis treated their Jews, then we must also say so. For obvious reasons, the Zionists are very sensitive about being compared to the Nazis (not so sensitive that it has restrained them in their actions but enough to bellow “unfair” and to charge “anti-Semitism” when it happens). Yet, the facts on the ground, when not obscured by one or another Zionist rationalization, show that the Zionists are the worst anti-Semites in the world today, oppressing a Semitic people as no nation has done since the Nazis” [15, 35].

A Google Search for the term “50 holocausts” yields 163,000 results. Of the first 20 results (Google Searchers rarely bother going beyond page 2), only 2 correctly refer to Abbas speaking of “50 holocausts” (with a lower case “h”) [36, 37]. However both of these articles [36, 37] and the Jerusalem Post article [32] repeat the false and absurd claim by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Abbas had said “50 Holocausts” (with a capital “H”). Abbas was making a speech, and referred to “50 holocausts” (lower case “h”) – he did not specify an upper case “H”. Indeed to have claimed Israeli perpetration of “50 Holocausts” would have been utterly absurd – he would have been claiming 50 x 6 million = 300 million Palestinian deaths perpetrated by the Israelis. (in the last 75 years the total number of Indigenous Palestinians has ranged from about 2 million to the present 15 million).

After the Western outcry, President Mahmoud Abbas’ office clarified his answer to a journalist’s question, reaffirming that “[the Holocaust] is the most heinous crime in modern human history” and that “[his answer] was not intended to deny the singularity of the Holocaust that occurred in the last century… What is meant by the crimes that President Mahmoud Abbas spoke about are the crimes and massacres committed against the Palestinian people since the Nakba at the hands of the Israeli forces. These crimes have not stopped to this day” [37].

It is German Chancellor Olaf Scholz who should be cravenly apologizing for falsely misquoting and vilifying President Mahmoud Abbas, and for referring to the Holocaust (the WW2 Jewish Holocaust or Shoah, 5-6 million Jews killed by Nazis)  to the exclusion of the Germany-imposed WW2 Polish Holocaust  (6 million killed, half being Jews), the Germany-imposed European  Holocaust (30 million Slavs, Jews and Roma killed), the Germany-imposed Russian Holocaust (23 million Soviet citizens, mostly Russians, killed), the WW2   Bengali Holocaust (6-7 million Indians killed by the British with Australian complicity), and the WW2 Chinese Holocaust  (35-40 million Chinese killed under the Japanese, 1937-1945). Scholz should also cravenly apologize for Germany funding the Palestinian Genocide, this commencing  within years of the end of the German WW2 atrocities, and for Germany supplying 6 submarines to carry Israeli nuclear weapons to potentially inflict unimaginable holocausts on Humanity.

While a Google Search for the term “50 holocausts” yields 163,000 results pertaining to false Zionist defamation of  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Google Searches revealingly yield the following results (in brackets) for the following holocaust terms: “The Holocaust” (32 million), Bengali Holocaust (2,000), Indian Holocaust (70,000 with over 90% of the results being about the American Indian Holocaust), Polish Holocaust (28,000), Russian Holocaust (6,000), and Chinese Holocaust (5,000). Racist Zionist, Anglosphere and European holocaust denial, indeed.

To hide their immense crimes the genocidally racist Zionists have created a mountain of other egregious lies that are reinforced by daily repetition  on a massive scale by Zionist-subverted Mainstream journalist, editor, politician, academic and commentariat presstitutes. Thus the Zionists’ Biblical   claim on Palestine is absurd – reading of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible reveals a multiplicity of other peoples inhabiting Palestine (or Canaan) in addition to the explicitly genocidal Hebrews [11]. There is no non-Biblical evidence for the Exodus from Egypt, the Kingdom of David and Solomon, or the total Exile of the Jews from Roman-occupied Palestine. The descendants of the Jewish and non-Jewish Palestinians at the time of Jesus are actually today’s sorely oppressed Semitic Palestinians – the Jewish Israelis overwhelmingly descend from Berber, Yemeni and non-Semitic Khazar converts to Judaism in the first millennium CE. Indeed the dominant Ashkenazi Jews (Eastern European Jews like myself) derive from non-Semitic Turkic Khazar converts to Judaism in about the 9th century CE – they were conquered and dispersed by the Kievan Rus in 968-969 CE.

The heartland of the Ashkenazi Jews is Ukraine and Southern Russia. It is an appalling irony that since the US-backed Ukrainian anti-Russian coup in 2014, Zionist-subverted America is backing Ukrainians who honour the memory of neo-Nazis who collaborated with the German Nazis in mass murder of Ukrainian and Russian Jews, notably mass murderer and Nazi collaborator  Stepan Bandera [38, 39]. That said, for all the decades of US subversion and provocation in Ukraine, including the US backing of neo-Nazi elements, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was wrong. Both the Russian occupation of  Ukraine and the Apartheid Israeli occupation of Palestine are wrong, violate international law, and have been hugely destructive.  However a racist and specifically anti-Arab anti-Semitic West (the Anglosphere, NATO  and the EU) utterly ignores the Israeli occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine while quite rightly condemning and sanctioning  Russia over its invasion of Ukraine [38].

The Amnesty International’s 2022 report exposing and condemning Israeli Apartheid has provoked false allegations of lying and anti-Semitism from the mendacious and  genocidally racist Zionists and their US Alliance supporters.  In actuality, denial of Israeli Apartheid is a monstrous lie. The Zionists and their supporters  are manifestly mendacious, and both  anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic by falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish, Arab, Palestinian and Muslim critics of Apartheid Israel as anti-Semites [40]. The human rights groups US-based Human Rights Watch and Israeli B’Tselem and Yesh Din have also declared that Israel is an Apartheid state, as have  President Jimmy Carter,  Jewish and non-Jewish heroes in the fight against South African Apartheid (notably Ronnie Kasrils and Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela  and Desmond Tutu), numerous anti-racist Jewish humanitarians (including  me, and who say of Israeli crimes “Not in my name”), numerous non-Jewish anti-racist humanitarians, and even the very architect  of South African apartheid, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, who in 1961 declared: “Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state” [40].

The Zionist lie that criticism of Apartheid Israel is anti-Semitic is presently spear-headed throughout the Western world by the International Holocaust  Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The IHRA Definition of anti-Semitism is highly flawed, and has been condemned by over 40 anti-racist Jewish organizations. Indeed the IHRA is anti-Jewish anti-Semitic ( by falsely defaming anti-racist Jews critical of Apartheid Israel as anti-Semitic), anti-Arab anti-Semitic ( by falsely defaming anti-racist Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims critical of Apartheid Israel as anti-Semitic), and holocaust-ignoring  (by ignoring all holocausts and genocides other than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust). Of the 34 member countries of the IHRA and who support the racist IHRA definition of anti-Semitism: all are European; 10 had governments that variously collaborated with Nazi Germany in effecting the WW2 Jewish Holocaust; 5 non-Europe endorsers (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States) all have horrendous histories of merciless genocide of the Indigenous inhabitants in the last 2 centuries; 4 have nuclear weapons (the US, UK, France and Apartheid Israel); and 32 have refused to even sign up to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) i.e. they endorse the mass extermination of men, women and children and indeed of nearly all of Humanity as a major official military strategy [41]. The IHRA also falsely condemns as anti-Semitic those drawing parallels between Apartheid Israel and Nazi Germany, thereby using false defamation of decent anti-racists to hide the awful reality of  52 Zionist- and  Apartheid Israeli-Nazi Germany comparisons that can be made [42].

Final comments and conclusions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been falsely and hysterically vilified  by the Zionist-subverted West for correctly describing the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2.2 million deaths from violence and imposed deprivation from WW1 onwards) as “50 massacres, 50 slaughters, 50 holocausts”. The genocidally racist Zionists have the temerity to claim “ownership” of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust while grossly violating the core moral messages from the  WW2 holocausts (and indeed of all holocausts and genocides), specifically “zero tolerance for racism”, “zero tolerance for lying”, “bear witness” and “never again to anyone” (including the sorely oppressed Indigenous Palestinians). The genocidally racist and mendacious Zionists also grossly violate the key moral imperatives of Humanity, namely Kindness and Truth.

Yet the Western nations, while priding themselves for peace, democracy, and human rights observance within their national boundaries, have a moral blind-spot when it comes Developing countries devastated by US and US-backed violence. Outstanding expatriate Australian writer John Pilger has pinned down this immense moral deficiency: “Today, the most profitable wars have their own brand. They are called ‘forever wars’: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and now Ukraine. All are based on a pack of lies… Palestine has been misreported for as long as I can remember. To the BBC, there is the ‘conflict’ of ‘two narratives’. The longest, most brutal, lawless military occupation in modern times is unmentionable” [43].

Decent anti-racist folk around the world must (a) inform everyone they can, (b) unequivocally reject all manifestations of racism, (c)  demand scrupulous adherence to Kindness and Truth, and (d) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all its racist supporters.



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[9]. Gideon Polya, “Israeli Jewish Nation-State Law enshrines Apartheid and genocidal racism”, Countercurrents, 24 July 2018: .

[10]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel & pro-Apartheid US & Canada face world sanctions over Occupied Jerusalem”, Countercurrents, 20 December 2017: .

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[13]. “Boycott Apartheid Israel”:

[14]. “Gaza Concentration Camp”: .

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[17]. “Stop state terrorism” : .

[19]. Apartheid Israeli state terrorism: (A) individuals exposing Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, and (B) countries subject to Apartheid Israeli state terrorism.”, Palestinian Genocide: .

[20]. “One-state solution, unitary state, bi-national state for a democratic, equal rights, post-apartheid Palestine”: .

[21]. UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide  : .

[22]. “Abbas has a history of Holocaust libel”, The Jerusalem Post, 17 August 2022: .

[23]. Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide”, Korsgaard Publishing, 2020.

[24]. Gideon Polya, “Racist Mainstream Ignores “US-imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide””, Countercurrents, 17 July 2020: .

[25]. “Report genocide”: .

[26]. N.G. Jog, “”Churchill’s Blind-Spot: India”, New Book Company, Bombay, 1944.

[27]. “Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Bengal Famine) writings of Gideon Polya”: .

[28]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, Korsgaard Publishing, 2021.

[29]. Gideon Polya, “Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine”,  Countercurrents, 29 September 2011: .

[30]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”, 1998, 2008 (revised and updated 2022 edition in press).

[31]. Gideon Polya, “Economist Mahima Khanna, Cambridge Stevenson Prize And Dire Indian Poverty”,  Countercurrents, 20 November, 2011: .

[32]. Gideon Polya, “Britain Robbed India Of $45 Trillion & Thence 1.8 Billion Indians Died From Deprivation”, Countercurrents, 18 December 2018: .

[33]. Martin Gilbert, “Jewish History Atlas”, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1969.

[34]. Martin Gilbert “Atlas of the Holocaust”, Michael Joseph, London, 1982.

[35]. Bertell Ollman, “Letter of Resignation from the Jewish People”, Dialectical Marxism, 2004: .

[36]. “Abbas accuses Israel of “50 holocausts”, Israel worries about his successor”, Plus 61J Media, 18 August 2022:

[37]. “Abbas backtracks from “50 holocausts” remark”, Middle East Monitor, 18 August 2022: .

[38]. Gideon Polya, “West Rightly Supports Ukraine But Ignores Brutally Occupied Palestine”, Countercurrents, 1 March 2022: .

[39]. Gerald Sussman, “Ukraine: the CIA’s 75-year-old proxy”, Covert Action Magazine, 12 September 2022: .

[40]. Gideon Polya, “Amnesty’s Israeli Apartheid Report Versus Zionist, IHRA & US Lies”, Countercurrents, 6 February 2022: .

[41]. Gideon Polya, “US-backed IHRA Definition Of Antisemitism Is Anti-Arab Anti-Semitic & Anti-Jewish Anti-Semitic”, Boycott Apartheid Israel, 3 September 2021: .

[42]. Gideon Polya, “A Shocking List of 52 Zionist- & Apartheid Israeli-Nazi Germany Comparisons”, 7 August 2021: .

[43]. John Pilger, “Silencing the lambs: How propaganda works in the West”, Pearls & Irritations, 10 September 2022: .

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia over 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, notably a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds”. He has also published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (2007, 2022) and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (1998, 2008). He has recently published “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” (2020), and “Climate Crisis, Climate Genocide & Solutions” (2020). For images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see:  .


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