Abbas calls Holocaust ‘single greatest tragedy in modern-day history’ || By SAM SOKOL


Palestinian leader tells New York rabbi he will speak out against European ritual slaughter bans.

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PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Rabbi Marc Schneier in Ramallah earlier this week. Photo: MAHMUD ALIAN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust the “single greatest tragedy in modern-day history” during a meeting with a visiting American rabbi in Ramallah on Sunday.

According to Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a Jewish-Muslim interfaith group, Abbas agreed to make a public declaration on behalf of Holocaust-remembrance efforts around the world, as well as to speak out against attempts to ban circumcision and ritual slaughter in several European countries.

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