Syrian President Bashar Assad Asserts Holocaust Was Used As An Excuse to Create the State of Israel

During a speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) published on December 18, 2023, the Syrian leader declared that there is no proof that six million Jews perished during the Holocaust. 

Moreover, he accused the United States government of funding the German National Socialist Party (NSDAP). Before a crowd, Assad was caught declaring that “there is no evidence that six million Jews were killed” during the Holocaust.

“True, there were concentration camps, but what shows you that this is a politicized issue, not a humanitarian one and not a real one, is that we talk about these six million, but why don’t we talk about the 26 million Soviets who were killed in that war? Are the six million more precious?”

Assad continued by noting that “there was no specific method of torture or killing specific to the Jews. The Nazis used the same methods everywhere.”

In Assad’s view, the issue of the Holocaust “was politicized in order to falsify the truth and later to prepare for the transfer of Jews from Europe to other areas, to Palestine.”

The Syrian leader pushed the envelope even further by claimeing that “the Jews who came to Palestine are Khazar Jews from the east of the Caspian Sea, they were pagans who converted to Judaism in the eighth century.

“They emigrated to Europe and from there came to this region. They have nothing to do whatsoever with the people of Israel” of antiquity, he continued.

In the speech, Assad made the claim that the US had financed the German National Socialist Party, and facilitated the rise of its leader Adolf Hitler.

“Most of us do not know that the rise of Nazism between the two world wars happened with American support,” Assad stated. “The question on everyone’s mind is “How is it that despite the German collapse and European constraints, Nazism was allowed to rise and build an army? It was done with American support, money, loans and investments.”

Since 2011, Syria has been in a state of civil war. This domestic conflict has transformed into an international geopolitical affair that has drawn in the likes of  Iran, Russia, Turkey, and the US. As for Israel, it has watched the Syrian conflict with interest. Syria is a thoroughly anti-Zionist state that has aligned itself with Iran and its proxies such as the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. 

From the outset of the Syrian Civil War, Israel has had an interest in toppling the Assad regime. With Assad continuing to take shots at Israel and its foundation, one can only expect him to be subjected to further regime change attempts by the Israeli-American axis. 

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