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Wednesday, August 27, 2003
MEMRI: Hamas Leader Rantisi: The Holocaust-The Greatest of Lies Funded by the Zionists

Special Dispatch - Palestinian/Arab Antisemitism
August 27, 2003
No. 558

[IMRA: Studies of the direction of incoming fire have established
Palestinian rather than IDF fire as the source for the bullets aimed at
Muhammad Al-Dura.]

Hamas Leader Rantisi: The False Holocaust - The Greatest of Lies Funded by
the Zionists

Dr. 'Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Rantisi, a top Hamas activist in the Gaza Strip, wrote
an article titled "Which is Worse - Zionism or Nazism?" (1) for the Hamas
weekly Al-Risala. The following are excerpts from the article:

The False Holocaust: The Greatest of Lies

"The Zionists, who excel at false propaganda and misleading media, have had
phenomenal success in changing the facts. To do this, they relied on the
rule of 'lie and lie until everyone believes you.' They have managed to
present themselves to the world as the only victims of the Nazis, excelling
at misleading until they turned the greatest of lies into historical truth.
I do not mean that they have succeeded in misleading the West and making it
believe in the false Holocaust, but that they succeeded in persuading the
Western world of the need to market these lies. The West is convinced of
this because its interests intersect with those of the Zionist enterprise.

"Many thinkers and historians have exposed the lies of the Zionists, thus
becoming a target of Zionist persecution. Some have been assassinated, some
arrested, and some are prevented from making a living. For example, Jewish
associations and organizations have filed lawsuits against famous French
philosopher Roger Garaudy, who in 1995 published his book 'The Founding
Myths of Israeli Politics' in which he disproves the myth of the 'gas
chambers,' saying, 'This idea is not technically possible. So far, no one
has clarified how these false gas chambers worked, and what proof there is
of their existence. Anyone with proof of their existence must show it.'
British historian David Irving was also sued, while Austrian author Gerd
Honsik was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment because he wrote a number of
articles denying the existence of the gas chambers in the Nazi detention
camps."(2)

The Nazis Received Over $100 Million from the Zionists

"It is no longer a secret that the Zionists were behind the Nazis' murder of
many Jews, and agreed to it, with the aim of intimidating them [the Jews]
and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Every time they failed to
persuade a group of Jews to immigrate [to Palestine], they unhesitatingly
sentenced [them] to death. Afterwards, they would organize great propaganda
campaigns, to cash in on their blood.

"The Nazis received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and
monopolies, and this contributed to their rise to power. In 1929, the Nazis
received $10 million from Mendelssohn and Company, the Zionist bank in
Amsterdam. In 1931, they received $15 million, and after Hitler rose to
power in 1933, they received $126 million.

"There is no doubt that this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the
military and economic force it needed to destroy Europe and annihilate
millions. [Former World Jewish Congress president] Nahum Goldmann wrote
these words in his autobiography.

"The German researcher Prof. Frederick Toben(3) believes there was no
animosity between the Nazis and the Jews, whether politically,
ideologically, or philosophically. He said, 'There is no historical
scientific evidence proving such [animosity]. On the contrary - there is
proof of collaboration between the Jews and the Nazis...'"

Comparing Zionism and Nazism Insults the Nazis

"While the world has realized that the Zionists, with the support of the
West, carried out the most abhorrent massacres against the helpless
Palestinian people in order to expel them from their homeland; while the
Palestinian people still lives out the tragedy and catastrophe of the Jews'
occupation of Palestine in 1948, of the expulsion of our helpless people,
and of their being prevented from returning to their cities and towns; and
while the Zionists still use against our Palestinian people various methods
of terror unknown in history, even in its darkest eras - the Zionists
present themselves as victims of the Palestinian 'terror!'

"When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis, we insult the Nazis - despite
the abhorrent terror they carried out, which we cannot but condemn. The
crimes perpetrated by the Nazis against humanity, with all their atrocities,
are no more than a tiny particle compared to the Zionists' terror against
the Palestinian people. While disagreement proliferates about the veracity
of the Zionist charges regarding the Nazis' deeds, no one denies the
abhorrent Zionist crimes, some of which camera lenses have managed to
document.

"The entire world witnessed the assassination of the Palestinian boy
Muhammad Al-Dura... [but] the cameras that immortalized this sight failed to
immortalize similar sights, of some 1,000 Palestinian children murdered in
cold blood by the Jews. The world has seen the Zionists pulverizing the
bones of Palestinian boys with a stone as they shrieked in pain, to carry
out the orders of Rabin and Sharon... and there are thousands whose bones
were pulverized, but the cameras ignored them...

"One of the Zionist murderers expressed his feelings by saying, 'I enjoy
hearing the cries of the Palestinian children groaning from under the heaps
[of rubble] of the houses destroyed over their heads.'

"The Zionists have specialized in torturing the relatives of Shahids and
prisoners. How often have they killed a boy before the eyes of his
parents...

"It is impossible to conduct a [full] count of the crimes of Zionism in [a
single] article. We have mentioned some of their crimes - which, had they
been attributed to Nazism - would have greatly insulted the Nazis."

Endnotes:
(1) Al-Risala, August 21, 2003.
(2) Gerd Honsik has numerous convictions in Austria and Germany for his
actions and publications, including his 1988 book 'Freispruch far Hitler? 36
ungehoerte Zeugen wider die Gaskammer' [Acquittal for Hitler? 36 Unheard
Witnesses Versus the Gas Chamber] and Nationalist Socialist reactivation
activity. In 1992 Honsik fled to Spain.
http://www2.ca.nizkor.org/hweb/people/f/funke-hajo/Irving-09.02.shtml For
more details see
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.idgr.de/lexik
on/bio/h/honsik-gerd/honsik.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Gerd%2BHonsik%2522%
26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8
(3) German-born Frederick Toben has lived in Australia for most of his life
and is an Australian citizen. In 1999, German courts sentenced him to 10
months in prison for distributing leaflets in Germany stating that the
Holocaust never happened, and for maintaining a website claiming the same.
http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/6063.html. For more details see
http://www.nswscl.org.au/journal/50/Seeto.html .

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