Last week the official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper published an op-ed written by senior member of the ruling party, Yahya Rabah. The op-ed written by one of Israel's peace partners incites hatred by demonizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as someone with Nazi genes who uses Hitler-style racism against the Palestinians. "It is possible that Netanyahu has preserved it [racism] and acquired it genetically from the days of the Nazis and the Aryan race."
Rabah compares Netanyahu to Hitler because the Israeli Prime-Minister "is demanding that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish State, which according the ruling Fatah party is racist, even though United Nations Resolution 181, the original partition resolution passed by the UN in November 1947, called for dividing Palestine into Independent Arab and Jewish States.
"Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, is trying to create his own political lexicon, which is different than all his predecessors'... And he is demanding that the Palestinians recognize the Jewishness of the State of Israel! I believe that any Palestinian, ordinary as he may be, and any Israeli with any common sense, can ask Netanyahu, as a kind of challenge, what is his definition of the Jewishness of the Israeli state? ... Does Israel really recognize all its Jewish citizens as Jews, like the Falash Mura [Ethiopian] Jews for instance? And do the Arab Jews - Palestinians, Iraqis, Yemenites and Moroccans - enjoy equal treatment in Israel? I believe that when Netanyahu will broach this topic it will give off a very bad odor of racism. It is possible that Netanyahu has preserved it and acquired it genetically from the days of the Nazis and the Aryan race... Instead of Netanyahu disassociating himself from any act that would remind him of Hitler's racism, he imitates it and wants to replicate it against the people of Palestine, its inhabitants and nation and even against the citizens of the State of Israel themselves!" [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2014]