Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the Nazi Holocaust “the most heinous crime” against humanity in modern times, in an apparent bid to build bridges with Israel days after troubled peace talks collapsed.

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» For Yad Vashem, Abbas' statement “might signal a change, and we expect it will be reflected in PA websites, curricula and discourse;” however, for Israeli PM Netanyahu, it is only damage control.

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04/28/2014 13:11 ISRAEL – PALESTINE Israel responds cautiously to Abbas' condemnation of the Holocaust

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history, in a rare acknowledgement of Jewish suffering shortly before Israel's annual memorial for victims of the Nazi genocide.

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Mahmoud Abbas's comment led Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to urge him to end his reconciliation with rival Palestinian group, Hamas.

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Palestinian president’s comments seen as bid to ease tensions after collapse of peace talks

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JERUSALEM – The Palestinian president on Sunday called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history, voicing a rare acknowledgment of Jewish suffering shortly before Israel held its annual memorial for victims of the Nazi genocide. President Mahmoud Abbas' announcement appeared to be aimed at reaching out to Israeli public opinion at a time of deep crisis in U.S.-backed peace efforts …

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Abbas' statement comes as the latest U.S. attempt to broker a peace deal is on the verge of collapse.

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Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president on Sunday called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history, voicing a rare acknowledgment of Jewish suffering shortly before Israel held its annual memorial for victims of the Nazi genocide.

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Abbas calls Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

JERUSALEM – The Palestinian president on Sunday called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history, voicing a rare acknowledgment of Jewish suffering shortly before Israel held its annual memorial for victims of the Nazi genocide.

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In rare acknowledgment, Abbas calls Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of modern history

The unusual public statement apparently was timed for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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