Palestinian TV in Holocaust Denial

  • Share
  • Read Later
TEL AVIV: Just as the two peace partners are pulling back from the brink of conflict, Israel has been angered by a display of Holocaust denial on Palestinian television. A cultural affairs show, aired last week, featured a claim by the host that that the Jews "exaggerate what the Nazis did to them," and profit from it by inflating the number of victims. David Bar-Illan, a top adviser to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, replied: "It is regrettable that an official outlet of the Palestinian Authority has stooped to Holocaust denial, coupled with an allusion to Jewish venality and greed." The chairman of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corp. claimed the comments were not "against Jews or against anybody." Now Israelis are wondering if this attitude comes all the way from the top.