Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Reported Comments On The Holocaust

May 2, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement responding to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s reported comments that the Jewish people were to blame for the Holocaust:

“President Abbas’s reported statement about the Holocaust is a reprehensible lie and deeply offensive to the memory of the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were slaughtered in the Holocaust. There is no excuse for this shameful and dangerous rhetoric. We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitism in all of its forms, and I will continue to do everything in my power in the Senate to make sure the lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten.”