published Holocaust denial
"There is no basis for [claims about] what happened to the Jews in Germany and that they were cremated in gas chambers"
"Many Jewish goals were achieved by having these lies disseminated throughout the world"
"By means of [these] lies the Jews managed to raise a great deal of money from Europe as Zionist politicians travel around the world and tell these lies"
Note: Following PMW's exposure of this article, Ma'an removed it from its website
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On Jan. 30, 2013, PMW exposed that Ma'an, a European-funded independent Palestinian news service, published a vicious Antisemitic article. Three hours later, Ma'an removed the article and promised to reexamine their policy regarding their publishing of op-eds.
Despite this statement, the very next day Ma'an published a hateful article denying the Holocaust, presenting it as a Jewish lie used by Jews around the world to achieve various goals.
Published a few days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the article calls the Holocaust "a myth":
"The Zionists are marking the 68th anniversary
of the creation of the 'Holocaust' myth"
It further asserts "that there is no basis for [claims about] what happened to the Jews in Germany and that they were cremated in gas chambers."
Referring to "the false propaganda machine," the article states that "the Jews have succeeded in achieving many goals by using the 'Holocaust'," and that "they took advantage of them [the lies] to win sympathy." The article repeats that the story of what happened to Jews during the Holocaust is "Jewish lies and claims," denying the fact that 6 million Jews were exterminated. Instead it states that "revisionist writers have explained how a few hundred thousand Jews died in World War II, just like others died during the war."
Ma'an's editors did not dissociate themselves in any way from the contents of this article denying the Holocaust, just as they did not dissociate themselves from the Antisemitic article until PMW exposed it. Despite Ma'ans stated intention of reexamining its publication policies, this article was posted on Jan. 31, 2013, less than 24 hours after Ma'an removed the Antisemitic content.
Similarly, the article denying the Holocaust, written by Ghassan Mustafa Al-Shami, was posted on Ma'an's Arabic website and not on its English site. It still appears there as of this PMW publication on Feb. 11, 2013.
Ma’an currently lists as “partners and funders”: The European Commission (the EU), UNDP, UNESCO, the Government of Denmark, the Government of the Netherlands, UKaid.
According to the website, Ma’an News Agency is “an integral part of Ma’an Network” (http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewContent.aspx?PAGE=AboutUs), and Ma’an Network’s website lists multiple European “partners and donors” (http://www.maannet.org/modules/publisher/item.php?itemid=7.), including the government of Denmark. Following PMW’s bulletin the Danish Foreign Ministry has announced that since 2009 it is no longer funding Ma’an.
Palestinian Media Watch documents Holocaust denial and distortion by the PA.
The following is the article published by Ma'an a day after removing Antisemitic content:
Headline: "On the ostensible 'Holocaust' memorial day"
"The Jews have excelled at promoting what they call the 'Holocaust'. Every year the Zionists hold ceremonies in this place or that to commemorate its so-called Memorial Day with minutes of silence, reading out names of victims, and by visits to a monument in occupied Jerusalem. Even the Zionist Knesset (Israeli Parliament) dedicates hours on this so-called Memorial Day to talk about it. At the present time the Zionists are marking the 68th anniversary of the creation of the 'Holocaust' myth, through events and activities.
By means of the false propaganda machine, the Jews have succeeded in achieving many goals by using the 'Holocaust'. As such, they hate anyone who tries to investigate or research the history of the 'Holocaust' and Jewish lies and claims according to which Nazi leader Adolph Hitler cremated six million Jews in a Nazi detention camp at Auschwitz in Poland...
Many Jewish goals were achieved by having these lies disseminated throughout the world. They took advantage of them to win sympathy and acquire aid in establishing an entity for themselves on Palestinian land. This despicable dream came true upon the skulls and body parts of our fathers.
Similarly, by means of [these] lies the Jews managed to raise a great deal of money from Europe as Zionist politicians travel around the world and tell these lies. There isn't one president or [world] leader who visits the state of the thieving entity, without standing at the 'Yad Vashem' monument constructed by 'Israel' in occupied [West] Jerusalem.
Many historians have denied [the Holocaust] and agree that there is no basis for [claims about] what happened to the Jews in Germany and that they were cremated in gas chambers...
When American judge Steven Peter visited the Dachau site in order to check out the Nazi detention camps and extermination sites, he stated that the number of Jewish victims of the Nazis in no way approaches [even] one million... (Note: PMW was unable to substantiate any such visit or claim. Ed.)
Similarly, revisionist historians have exposed the false numbers presented by Zionist institutions in the United States relating to the imagined slaughter of six million Jews. The revisionist writers have explained how a few hundred thousand Jews died in World War II, just like others died during the war whose victims number [a total of] 45 million - 22 million of whom were Soviets, for example - in addition to wounded, refugees, and disabled.
Research into the Jews' claims and lies regarding the 'Holocaust' has cost the lives of many historians, and they paid a heavy price for publishing the facts. Many historians who researched the subject were assassinated, were fired from their jobs at their research centers and universities, [were made to] pay unfair fines, and were subject to smear campaigns, social boycott, and political persecution. One of Britain's greatest contemporary historians, David Irving, was prosecuted because of his book Hitler's War, and he was arrested for having denied the existence of the gas chambers that German forces used in a detention camp. Similarly, he denied that there were acts of slaughter aimed at the Jews..."
[Ma'an, Jan. 31, 2013]