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.


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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