Despite scores of world leaders attending the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week, a very few made an effort to meet with the Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas, raising concerns as his popularity plummets due to his intransigence regarding the peace process.
By Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line
As dozens of world leaders converged on Israel for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum 2020, some Palestinians expressed frustration that only a few of these leaders would be visiting the Palestinian territories for a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Among those who attended the forum in Jerusalem were U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the presidents of Russia, Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Continue Reading »
What’s wrong with this picture: First French President Emmanuel Macron loses his cool when visiting Jerusalem, throwing his Jewish security guard out of St. Anne’s Church, then goes to visit the Palestinian autocrat, a Holocaust-denier, and warmly shakes his hand before attending the World Holocaust Forum.
By Ryan Jones
For the second time in as many days, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron inadvertently called into question the assertion that he’s here to commemorate the Holocaust and combat antisemitism.
TRANSLATION: Angry blow from #Macron against the Israeli police in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Polish President Andrzej Duda told Polish television he would skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem if he is not given the same opportunity to speak, as was extended to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
– Both contradicted each other over cause of WWII.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Warsaw and Moscow’s argument over who collaborated with the Nazis continued this week, with Polish President Andrzej Duda threatening to skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this month if he is not given the chance to speak like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Duda told Polish television station TVP on Sunday night: “I found out that the presidents of Germany, France and Russia, whose countries collaborated with Nazi Germany, will give speeches.” Continue Reading »