Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claims before the Greek parliament that he loves the Jews and wants to build physical and metaphorical bridges with them. The problem is that he is lying.

When addressing the Greek parliament at the end of December, Abbas decries the “racist separation fence that was built and continues to be built.”

He denies that the Palestinians are at war with the Jewish religion. He claims that they honor it, appreciate it and recognize its sanctity.

He then claims that the crux of the problem is “the Zionist occupation.” He refuses to make the connection that the State of Israel is a Jewish state.

Regardless of what Abbas said here, this is not what he says to Palestinians at home.