Taking on the bigots

An unfortunate, but perhaps understandable, situation:

“Arab governments appeared reluctant Thursday to condemn Iran’s president for calling the Holocaust a ‘myth’ used by Europeans to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world.

“While official Arab reaction in such cases is usually slower than international reaction, any issue involving a defence of Israel is a thorny one for Arab governments, who risk appearing to side with Israel against a Muslim nation.”

Al Ayyam newspaper, close to the Palestinian Authority, was a notable exception.

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