August 28, 2002
The Arab League is slated to participate in a symposium opening tomorrow in
Abu Dhabi which organizers say will expose Israeli “lies and exaggerations
about the Holocaust”, the English-language dailies Gulf News and Khaleej Times
reported on Monday.
The symposium is being organized by the Zayed Center for Coordination and
Follow-up, a think-tank whose Chairman, Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, serves
as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
According to the reports, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, a former
Egyptian Foreign Minister, has sent a personal representative, Dr. Ahmed
Saleem Jarad, to address the gathering’s opening session.
In a press release describing the symposium, the Zayed Center said, “Israel has
indulged in spreading lies and exaggerations about the holocaust in order to
squeeze out huge funds from European countries through blackmail.”
Labeling the Holocaust a “false fable”, the Center further stated that, “The
symposium aims at disclosing many historical, political fallacies promoted by
Israel and Zionism through different means. especially the spread of fibs and
exaggerations regarding the so-called holocaust.”
The Center also asserted that it was “Jewish activities” which had “agitated
European hatred against Jews.”