“Olaf Scholz was a pale fig, Tuesday afternoon, at the chancellery”, relief The mirror. During a joint press conference in Berlin, his guest, Mahmoud Abbas, accused Israel of having committed, since 1947, “50 holocausts” against the Palestinians. Just a few hundred meters from the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the President of the Palestinian Authority thus “put into perspective the systematic murder of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime”analyzes the German weekly.
In Germany, this declaration caused almost as much controversy as the reaction of the German chancellor. If Olaf Scholz condemned Abbas’ reference to the Holocaust, he waited for questions from the tabloid Bild to speak publicly on the subject. “I am deeply shocked by the inadmissible statements of the Palestinian president, he also wrote, Wednesday, August 17, on his Twitter account. For us Germans, any relativization of the Holocaust is unbearable and unacceptable. I condemn any attempt