More than one in four Israeli Arabs are Holocaust deniers, a survey found.
According to the Haifa University poll released Sunday, 28 percent of Israeli
Arabs say they do not believe the Nazi genocide took place. Israeli commentators said the findings reflected growing resentment
of the Zionist establishment by Israeli Arabs, especially in light of the
diplomatic deadlock on the Palestinian front.
According to the poll, the
incidence of Holocaust denial is especially high — 33 percent — among Israeli
Arabs of school age even though the syllabus of Arab schools in Israel include
mandatory classes on 20th century European history, including World War II. The
poll had 721 Israeli Arab respondents and a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.