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Netanyahu is Nazi propaganda minister "Goebbels' outstanding student," says PA TV's "Israeli affairs expert"

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

  • Senior PA leader Rajoub: Israel is “fascist and Nazi”

During a regular review of selected Israeli media items, official PA TV’s “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas demonized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as being Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels’ “outstanding student.” Worse still, he claimed that Netanyahu was raising his arm in the Nazi salute. Fayez Abbas even demonstrated the Nazi salute for the camera, adding that Netanyahu was “careful” to modif yit:

“Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas: “Look at the picture [of Netanyahu], how his face looks. He is raising his hand like this. He should have done it a bit like this, the Nazi salute, of Hitler. It is similar to it, just a little different. Because he is careful in these matters, he left [his hands] like this… Goebbels was the propaganda minister in the period of Nazi Germany, and apparently Netanyahu read Goebbels’ books and he is Goebbels’ outstanding student.”

[Official PA TV, Nov. 18, 2019]

The PA as policy demonizes Israelis, and often compares them to Nazis. Palestinian Media Watch’s director Itamar Marcus was labeled “the Goebbels of the 21st century” by senior PA leader Jibril Rajoub for documenting Rajoub’s terror promotion, which led to his being fined and suspended by FIFA: 


Rajoub: "They are waging this war on all fronts. There's Palestinian Media Watch, whose director is Goebbels - Goebbels, Hitler's ideological theorist... He is the Goebbels of the 21st century. He prepared an indictment against me... I traveled to Latin America, and every place I go, believe me, he spreads these accusations. He submitted a complaint to the Olympic Committee, he submitted a complaint to FIFA, and when I traveled to the US - he also spread [his accusations] in the US. The only thing he does is to deal with me."

[Official PA TV Live, Sept. 3, 2018]

Rajoub is very fond of the Nazi imagery when it comes to describing Israel. He even suggested that Hitler “could have learned” from Israel, and another time he called Israelis “the new Nazis."

Recently Rajoub repeated his hate speech that Israel is “fascist and Nazi”:

Rajoub: "Our brothers are here – and foremost among them His Honor [PA] Prime Minister [Muhammad Shtayyeh], government [ministers], members of the [PLO] Executive Committee and the [Fatah] Central Committee, commanders of the [PA] Security Forces, and pillars of the private sector… in order to say to this fascist and Nazi occupation that Jerusalem is ours, and that Jerusalem will only be Islamic-Christian."

[Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Oct. 15, 2019]

Not only Rajoub favors the "Israel equals Nazi Germany" slander. The official PA daily published an op-ed stating that Netanyahu "imitates Hitler's racism," which he acquired "genetically from the days of the Nazis and the Aryan race." Similarly, Abbas’ Fatah Movement published a cartoon showing Netanyahu with a swastika tattoo and also portrayed him as a Nazi SS officer


Ironically, PMW has documented that the PA holds Nazi collaborator and ally Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the former Mufti of Palestine, in high esteem and has even named a school after him and two schools after another Nazi collaborator.

Jibril Rajoub also serves as Fatah Central Committee Secretary, Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

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