A Palestinian Authority activist has labeled former New York City Mayor Ed Koch a "Zionist racist," "Zionist thug” and “depraved liar” who is an "old man with one foot in the grave." He also wrote on an English-language PA opinion web site, that Koch tries to “brainwash people’s minds about the reality of Zio-Nazim [sic] as embodied by the Satanic creature known as Israel.”
The writer, Khalid Amayreh, also has written for the pro-Hamas Al Jazeera satellite network and for the Iranian News Agency.
Koch, a Jew, recently admitted that he is disappointed with U.S. President Barack Obama, whom he backed for presidency, and that the American government has been too heavy handed against Israel.
Amaryeh, who previously has accused the United States of being in cohorts with the Palestinian Authority, also says it and Israel are in an unholy alliance.
Attacking Koch for criticizing President Obama’s demands that Israel stop building for Jews in united Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, Amaryeh wrote, “For Koch and like-minded Zionists, asking Israel to rein in Nazi-minded Jewish settlers, stop stealing occupied Arab land and freeze the expansion of Jewish-only colonies on land belonging to another people is tantamount to throwing Israel under the bus, according to these arrogant dogs and sick thugs.”
Besides calling Koch “an aggregate Zionist racist and liar," he termed former U.S. President George W. Bush “another pathological liar, former President Bush who claimed that Muslims and Arabs hated the U.S. because of our freedoms and liberties’ not because of America’s dark embrace of Israeli Nazism….
“One can argue rather candidly that Koch is either an irredeemable, willful ignoramus…or a pornographically odious liar that lies as often as he breathes oxygen, which is the more likely probability.”
The article was disseminated on the "Palestine Free Voice" website despite the PA commitment to cease incitement against Israel.