The myth of Palestinian innocence

July 4, 2013

The myth of Palestinian innocence

Lyn Julius

My organisation, Harif, aims to tell the story of 2,500 years of Jewish history and culture in what is known as the Arab world. It’s a story with a dramatic ending: 99 percent of these Jews – numbering a million in 1948 – have fled in the space of one generation.

When people learn about the Jewish expulsion, they usually respond with sympathy. Jews from Arab countries are entitled to recognition and redress, they acknowledge.

But that recognition and redress must come from Arab countries, they say.

Indeed, one of the most enduring myths is that Palestinians bear no responsibility for the exodus of the Jews from 10 Arab countries. The Palestinians are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Regrettably, that position is borne of ignorance and wishful thinking. From the outset, the Palestinian cause was a pan-Arab nationalist cause. It has also a powerful Islamist dimension: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood do not aim to set up a Palestinian state, so much as reclaim Islamic wakf land from the Jews. From an early stage the campaign for Palestine took on an antisemitic hue. If the Fatah and Hamas unity deal lasts, there will be nothing to choose between nationalist and religious rejectionism of a sovereign Jewish state.

Yet the role of the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, in inciting anti-Jewish hatred and violence as early as the 1920s and 30s, is incontrovertible. Not only did the Mufti instigate deadly disturbances in Palestine in 1920 and 1929, it is well known that the riots which led to the murders of 133 Jews in Hebron and Safed were sparked by the lie that the Al-Aqsa mosque was in danger.

Wherever the Mufti went in the Arab world, persecution and mayhem followed against the local Jews.

In December 1931, the Mufti held a World Islamic Congress in Jerusalem. An Iraqi delegate remarked, “If the Jews carry on we will have no choice but to treat the Jews in the only way they know.”

“The only way they know” meant that Jews should be treated as submissive dhimmis, inferior to Muslims and at their total mercy. Following pressure from the Western powers on the Ottoman empire in the 19th century, dhimmitude had been largely abolished. But in 1921, Yemenite Jews claim it was due to Palestinian pressure that the decree forcing Jewish orphans to convert to Islam was reinstated. It happened after a Palestinian delegation had visited Yemen to demand that the Imam stop all immigration to Palestine. The Orphans’ Decree, argues scholar SD Goiten, was the single most important reason why Jews were desperate to flee Yemen.

From 1931 on, the Mufti ceased to speak of Zionists but Jews. All Arabs were exhorted to treat the Jews of their countries ‘as the Jews treat the Arabs of Palestine’.

The congress was followed by violence in Morocco – in Casablanca in 1932, Casablanca and Rabat in 1933, Rabat and Meknes in 1937 and Meknes in 1939. In Tunisia, an entente between Tunisian nationalists and the Palestinian Arab Higher Committee sparked violence in Sfax in 1932. All this well before the creation of the state of Israel.

British reports noted the intense propaganda in Yemen. Jewish refugees tried to make for British-controlled Aden. In 1939, a crowd was incited against the British and the Jews when they were shown fabricated photographs of Arab children hanging from telegraph poles. Other newspapers mendaciously reported that thousands of Arabs had been killed and bombs thrown at the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem.

But the worst incitement, with the deadliest consequences of all, took place in Iraq: In 1939, Palestinian teachers expelled by the British to Baghdad together with the Mufti, along with Syrian and Lebanese emigres, played a key role fanning the flames of Jew-hatred with false propaganda. The Mufti himself plotted a pro-Nazi coup to overthrow the pro-British government. With the British army at the gates of Baghdad, the Mufti was forced again into exile – but not before he had primed the Arabs of Baghdad to unleash the Farhud of 1941. The pogrom claimed the lives of at least 140 Jews, with many mutilated and raped, and 900 shops looted and wrecked.

Thereafter, the Mufti’s collaboration with the Nazis, despite strenuous Arab efforts to downplay it, has been well-documented. Taking refuge in Berlin, he sought Nazi license to exterminate Jews in Arab countries as well as Palestine “in the same way as the problem was resolved in the Axis Countries.” He raised a Bosnian Muslim SS division which slaughtered 80 percent of Bosnian Jewry. Before the mass Palestinian exodus, the Arab League hatched a  postwar, coordinated Nuremberg-style plan to persecute their Jewish citizens as enemy aliens.

The Arab League’s decision to launch their ill-fated 1948 war against the fledgling state of Israel came after fierce lobbying by the Palestinian Mufti.

No, the Palestinians are not the innocent victims they claim to be.

The Palestinians must face up to their responsibility not only for driving the conflict with Israel, but playing their part in the ethnic cleansing of the Jews from the Arab world – now 50 percent of Israel’s Jewish citizenry. If their choices have led them down the path of misery and disaster, they have only their leadership to blame.

Greek Relationship between the NYTimes and Palestine: Marina Tatiana Ladas,

November 28, 2011
Cyrus Leo Sulzberger II (1912-1993) was a U.S. journalist and author, and a member of the family which owns the New York Times. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was that newspaper’s correspondent in France… The son of Leo Sulzberger, he was a nephew of Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of The Times from 1935 to 1961. He was also a first cousin of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Sr.. He married Marina Tatiana Ladas, a Greek woman whose brother, Alexis Ladas, was a UN official in Palestine in the 1940s and 1950s. (Arab Source)…Alexis Ladas (1920-2000) … as a member of the Greek resistance movement he was captured by the Italians and spent two years in gaol[1] … political officer at UN mission in Jerusalem in mid-1950s … succeeded John Gaillard as UNCCP Liaison officer in Jerusalem in January 1954, … in 1955, he married Theamaria Ackermann Husayni, the widow of Musa Husayni, whom the Jordanians had executed for complicity in the murder of King Abdullah … Ladas was the brother of Marina Sulzberger, the Greek wife of C. L. Sulzberger  (Arab Source) … Musa Husayni aka Dr. Musa Abdullah el-Husseini … in his late 30s in 1941 … cousin of the Mufti of Jerusalem .. studied medicine in London …. also studied in Berlin – he moved to Germany at the outbreak of WW2[1] … after WW2 he was detained in Belgium and exiled to the Seychelles … after his release, he taught at Beirut university and soon after moved to Amman … failed to be elected to Jordanian parliament in 1949 and opened a travel agency in East Jerusalem, working with an Israeli travel agency to organize pilgrims’ tours of both sides of the city … hung for conspiracy in murder of King Abdullah in 1951 … his widow, Theamaria Ackermann Husseini, married Alexis Ladas in 1955 …Events involving Musa Abdullah el-Husseini: King Abdullah of Jordan assassinated (21 Jul 1951) (Arab Source)


November 27, 2011
“We have more detailed scholarly accounts today of Husseini’s wartime activities, but Husseini’s C.I.A. file indicates that wartime Allied intelligence organizations gathered a healthy portion of this incriminating evidence,” a CIA report says. “This evidence is significant in light of Husseini’s lenient postwar treatment.” He died in Beirut in 1974.

The British and the French were the rulers in this region and had a relationship with Husseini (Americans also had a relationship …The Americans shielded lots of Nazis.). …

(Atlas) From the Berlin headquarters of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, uncle of Yasser Arafat. Copies of the pages of the Mufti Diaries of the Hitler meeting
Mufti diary 1

Something went terribly wrong in the aftermath of the defeat of evil. The face of Hitler’s soulmate, the Grand Mufti Haj Amin El Husseini, should be seared on the conscience of man as powerful an evil icon as Hitler. The Gran Mufti should be as large and as powerful a symbol of evil as Heil Hitler. And yet he is not. Worse, his responsibility is little known and where he is known, he is celebrated, exalted in the Islamic world. … Read the Mufti’s perosnal recollections of his time with Hitler. The [Ed.] in brackets is not me but the orginal document, THE ARAB HIGHER COMMITTEE ITS ORIGINS, PERSONNEL AND PURPOSES, submitted to the UN in 1947:

Mufti diary
Haj Amin El Husseini, recording in his own handwriting his meeting with Hitler in his diary, says:
The words of the Fuehrer on the 6th of Zul Qaada 1360 of the Hejira (which falls on the 21st of November 1941) Berlin, Friday, from 4:30 P.M. till a few minutes after 6.
The objectives of my fight are clear. Primarily, I am fighting the Jews without respite, and this fight includes the fight against the so-called Jewish National Home in Palestine because the Jews want to establish there a central government for their own pernicious purposes, and to undertake a devastating and ruinous expansion at the expense of the governments of the world and of other peoples.
It is clear that the Jews have accomplished nothing in Palestine and their claims are lies. All the accomplishments in Palestine are due to the Arabs and not to the Jews. I am resolved to find a solution for the Jewish problem, progressing step by step without cessation. With regard to this I am making the necessary and right appeal, first to all the European countries and then to countries outside of Europe.
It is true that our common enemies are Great Britain and the Soviets whose principles are opposed to ours. But behind them stand hidden Jewry which drives them both. Jewry has but one aim in both these countries. We are now in the midst of a life and death struggle against both these nations. This fight will not only determine the outcome of the struggle between National Socialism and Jewry, but the whole conduct of this successful war will be of great and positive help to the Arabs who are engaged in the same struggle.
This is not only an abstract assurance.* A mere promise would be of no value whatsoever. But assurance which rests upon a conquering force is the only one which has real value. In the Iraqi campaign, for instance, the sympathy of the whole German people was for Iraq. It was our aim to help Iraq, but circumstances prevented us from furnishing actual help. The German people saw in them (in the Iraqis – Ed.) comrades in suffering because the German people too have suffered as they have. All the help we gave Iraq was not sufficient to save Iraq from the British forces. For this reason it is necessary to underscore one thing: in this struggle which will decide the fate of the Arabs I can now speak as a man dedicated to an ideal and as a military leader and a soldier. Everyone united in this great struggle who helps to bring about its successful outcome, serves the common cause and thus serves the Arab cause. Any other view means weakening the military situation and thus offers no help to the Arab cause. Therefore it is necessary for us to decide the steps which can help us against world Jewry, against Communist Russia and England, and which among them can be most useful. Only if we win the war will the hour of deliverance also be the hour of fulfillment of Arab aspirations.
*This is a reply to the insistent request of the Mufti for an Axis declaration to the Arabs. See Mufti’s drafts in following pages
The situation is as follows: We are conducting the great struggle to open the way to the North of the Caucasus. The difficulties involved are more than transportation because of the demolished railways and roads and because of winter weather. And if I venture in these circumstances to issue a declaration with regard to Syria, then the pro-de Gaulle elements in France will be strengthened and this might cause a revolt in France. These men (the French) will be convinced then that joining Britain is more advantageous and the detachment of Syria is a pattern to be followed in the remainder of the French Empire. This will strengthen de Gaulle’s stand in the colonies. If the declaration is issued now, difficulties will arise in Western Europe which will cause the diversion of some (German – Ed.) forces for defensive purposes, thus preventing us from sending all our forces to the East.
Now I am going to tell you something I would like you to keep secret.
First, I will keep up my fight until the complete destruction of the Judeo-Bolshevik rule has been accomplished.
Second, during the struggle (and we don’t know when victory will come, but probably not in the far future) we will reach the Southern Caucasus.
Third, then I would like to issue a declaration; for then the hour of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived. Germany has no ambitions in this area but cares only to annihilate the power which produces the Jews.
Fourth, I am happy that you have escaped and that you are now with the Axis powers. The hour will strike when you will be the lord of the supreme word and not only the conveyer of our declarations. You will be the man to direct the Arab force and at that moment I cannot imagine what would happen to the Western peoples.
Fifth, I think that with this Arab advance begins the dismemberment of the British world. The road from Rostov to Iran and Iraq is shorter than the distance from Berlin to Rostov. We hope next year to smash this barrier. It is better then and not now that a declaration should be issued as (now) we cannot help in anything.
I understand the Arab desire for this (declaration – Ed.), but His Excellency the Mufti must understand that only five years after I became President of the German government and Fuehrer of the German people, was I able to get such a declaration (the Austrian Union – Ed.), and this because military forces prevented me from issuing such a declaration. But when the German Panzer tanks and the German air squadrons reach the Southern Caucasus, then will be the time to issue the declaration.
He said (in reply to a request that a secret declaration or a treaty be made) that a declaration known to a number of persons cannot remain secret but will become public. I (Hitler) have made very few declarations in my life, unlike the British who have made many declarations. If I issue a declaration, I will uphold it. Once I promised the Finnish Marshal that I would help his country if the enemy attacks again. This word of mine made a stronger impression than any written declaration.
Recapitulating, I want to state the following to you: When we shall have arrived in the Southern Caucasus, then the time of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived. And you can rely on my word.
We were troubled about you. I know your life history. I followed with interest your long and dangerous journey. I was very concerned about you. I am happy that you are with us now and that you are now in a position to add your strength to the common cause.


I will be uploading and posting more, much more, in the coming days of the tight partnership between Islam and the Reich. And the original owner os the Auschwitz blueprints.

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Palestinian leader meets Hitler, and they agree on their common enemy: The Jews.

Hitler: We’re natural allies – we have the same enemy, namely the Jews. When we win, the Mufti will be Fuehrer of Muslims.

The photo is inscribed by Himmler:“To his eminence the Grand Mufti, 4 VII 1943, in remembrance H Himmler”

Seiner Eminenz dem Grossmufti 4 VII 1943 zur erinnerung H Himmler

… … … … It is almost impossible to believe that after the genocide of over six million Jews, the political committee of the General Assembly met (without a dissenting vote) to invite the Arav Higher Committee to testify before it on the Palestine [actually Israel] question. …

“Moreover, a special sitting of the General Assembly, was convened under pressure of the Arab states, in order to issue the invitation in a form which would invest the Arab Higher Committee with the same diplomatic status as the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the internationally recognized representative of the Jewish people.: … THE ARAB HIGHER COMMITTEE ITS ORIGINS, PERSONNEL AND PURPOSES: The Documentary Record submitted to the United Nations May 1947. NY: Nation Associates, 1947}

It is hard to believe that the rag we know of today, “The Nation,” was fierce in its pursuit of the truth and assembling an incredible document – an extraordinary collection of documents and photos showing collusion … of the Arab League with the fascist governments and Nazis during the … War, background of the Mufti’s aides, documents in Arabic, French and … German are translated. Includes for instance Hitler’s pledge to the … Mufti for help in Iraq revolt of 1941, other material on Iraq, Italians … pledge to abolish Jewish National Home, letters from Mufti to … discourage Jewish emigration from Germany. Mufti was head of the Arab … Higher Committee. This document is a real indictment of the Arab … Committee and the Mufti for abetting the destruction of European Jewry … during the Shoah. … The head of the Arab Higher Committee was the Mufti Haj Haj Amin el-Husseini, a brutal jihadi responsible for repeated massacres of the Jews prior to the Holocaust. …

… … … The Arab Higher Committee of Palestine is a creature of the Arab League comprising Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The head of the Arab Higher Committee is the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, a full partner of the Axis before and during World War II, an escaped prisoner of war who has found asylum in the Palace of the King of Egypt.
… The Arab Higher Committee, representing the six Arab parties of Palestine, came into existence in 1936. A year later it was established that the Mufti and his associates in the Arab Higher Committee were responsible for the 1936 riots which took a toll of hundreds of British, Jewish, and Arab lives. Accordingly, the Palestine government in 1937 declared the committee illegal and ordered it disbanded. Some of its members were arrested and sent to Seychelles. Others, including its chairman, the Mufti of Jerusalem, escaped to Syria whence they continued to direct Arab operations. During his exile in Syria, the Mufti even succeeded in liquidating most of the Arab leaders of Palestine who opposed him and his policies.
… Until 1943, the Arab Higher Committee had no formal existence. The Mufti, in the interval, had moved from Syria to Iraq where he organized the revolt against the British in 1941. When that failed, he fled to Germany and there played his role as Axis ally in the war against the United Nations.
… In 1943, a number of prominent Palestinian Arabs made an effort to establish an Arab Higher Committee but were prevented from achieving their purpose by followers of the Mufti who had remained in Palestine during the war and who feared that, in the absence of the Mufti, the new body would oust them from leadership.
… In 1944, however, the effort to establish an Arab Higher Committee was given stimulus when the Arab states, under British incentive, began to form what has now become known as the Arab League. In September of that year, political leaders from the neighboring Arab countries came to Palestine to urge Palestinian Arabs to agree among themselves on the composition of an Arab Higher Committee. These attempts again met with failure, due in every instance to the opposition of the followers of the Mufti who were hopefully awaiting his return from Germany and his resumption of leadership.
… A temporary truce was established in 1944 when Musa el Alami, a mild supporter of the Mufti, was recognized by the Arab league as the sole representative of Palestinian Arabs, pending the formation of a Palestine Arab Higher Committee.
A few months after V-E Day, when the Husseini family, to their great astonishment, found that the British were reluctant to try the Mufti as a war criminal, they were emboldened openly to demand the return of the Mufti and his aides to Palestine. In this they were joined by the Arab states and the Arab League. …

The League was the culmination of more than four years of effort which had been encouraged by Anthony Eden, then, Foreign Secretary of Great Britain [1]. Sadly, we will see this Jew hatred repeatedly in the Brits. Time and again, they sided with the annihilationists. It is no small wonder their country today is overrun by the very evil they empowered. Karma. … Back to the Mufti’s early and pre-eminent role in the Third Reich. …

Mufti nazis eating
Mufti Amin al-Husseini and … friends ( Mile Budak cooling soup)

The captured files of the German High Command in Flansburg at the war’s end reveal that the Arab [Muslim] riots of 1936 in Palestine [Israel] were carried out by the Mufti with funds supplied by the Nazis. The report states: “only through funds made available by Germany to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was it possible to carry out the revolt in Palestine.” … … … … … …

The Muslim riots of 1936 were merely a continuation of the 1929 riots that led to the massacre of 133 Jews, 239 wounded. It is apparent, early on, that the Grand Muslim Mufti meant to wipe the Jews off the map. …

Haj Amin al-Husseini has a long-time record of complxity with terrorism, responsible for the Arab riots in Palestine in1920, he fled to transjordan to escape a ten year sentence of imprisonment, returning only after complete amnesty had been granted. [page 4] …

Mufti 1920

1920 – Jerusalem. Amin Al Husseini inciting the riots that pitted Muslem against Jew (photo)

Mufti Rashi ali

Mufti Amin al-Husseini with Pro-Nazi Iraq … coup leader Rashid Ali. …

… The Shaw Commission, appointed by the British Government to investigate … the 1929 riots, attributed to the Mufti a share in responsibility for … these riots, in which 133 Jews were killed and 239 wounded. No action … was taken to curb his activities, with the result that in 1936 he again … was responsible for new attacks upon the Jews of Palestine. At the same … time, he caused the assassination on hundreds of prominent Arabs, … including 24 leading Palestine Arabs who refused to accept his … leadership.
The captured files of the German High Command in Flansburg at … the war’s end reveal that the Arab riots of 1936 in Palestine were … carried out by the Mufti with funds supplied by the Nazis. The report … states: “Only through funds made available by Germany to the Grand … Mufti of Jerusalem was it possible to carry out the revolt in … Palestine.”
Following his excape from Palestine to Syria and later to … Iraq, he and his henchmen were directly responsible for the anti-Jewish … pogrom in which almost four hundred Jewish men, women, and children … were stabbed or brutally clubbed to death in the streets of Bagdad. An … investigating committee appointed by the legitimate Iraq Government, … following its restoration after the revolt in 1941, declared that the … causes of disturbance, “are, in the opinion of the investigating … committee, Nazi propaganda emanating from the following sources: (1) … the German League; (2) the Mufti of Jerusalem and his henchmen who … followed him to Iraq. This man was accorded enthusiastic reception in … Iraq and has turned it to his own use to disseminate many-sided Nazi … propaganda. His influence on government and army circles became so … strong that he could give orders to his group to set to work to spread … anti-Jewish and anti-British propaganda among all classes of the … population.”
In Iraq, the Mufti’s first undertaking was to organize the … Iraqi revolt with Jamal el Husseini, now Vice-Chairman of the Arab … Higher Committee, as his Chief of Staff.
After the failure of the Iraqi revolt, the Mufti escaped to … Teheran and found refuge in the Japanese Embassy. From there he escaped … to Italy. In October of 1941, he conferred with Mussolini, Ciano, and … Dino Alfieri. From Rome he communicated with Balkan Moslems under … Italian rule in Yugoslavia and Albania.
In November 1941, he went to Berlin. The Nazis established a … special office for him in Berlin entitled, “Buro des Grosmufti,” with … branches organized later in other parts of Germany and Italy. His … activities included propaganda, espionage, organization of Moslem … military units in Axis-occupied countries and in North Africa and … Russia, establishment of Arab legions, of an Arab brigade and … organization of fifth-column activities in the Middle East, including … sabotage and parachutist expeditions.
In the course of his propaganda work, the Grand Mufti had at … his disposal not only the German-controlled radio, but radio stations … in Bari, Rome, Tokyo and Athens. In addition, he was responsible for … sending to the Middle East various propaganda publications in Arabic.
His espionage service extended throughout the Middle East. He … had a sub-office in Geneva linking him to Egypt and Turkey, and another … in Istanbul, branching out all along the Syrian-Turkish frontier in … Mersine, Alexandretta, Antioch, Adana and Diarbekr. These stations … received information directly from the Mufti’s agents in Palestine, … Syria, and Iraq, and maintained close contact with members of the … German Intelligence in Turkey.
… In Athens, the Mufti established a parachutist and sabotage school for Arabs.
In The Hague, under his direction, Arab students were trained … in wireless transmission, high explosives and demolitions. The Mufti’s … agents were parachuted into Palestine, Syria and Iraq. A number of them … were caught by the British. On a number of occasions these agents, with … the help of local Arabs, cut telephone and pipe lines in Transjordan … and Palestine and sabotaged railways and bridges in Iraq.
Another of the Mufti’s accomplishments was the organization … of Moslem military units. He attempted to recruit for the German … military command some 500,000 soldiers from Morocco, Tunisia, and … Algeria. In Asiatic Russia, he collaborated with Moslem Russian … Quislings and White Russian traitors whom he helped to form pro-Axis … legions.
In 1942, he started to organize Axis Arab legions from among … Arab students in Germany and Arab prisoners of war who followed him to … Germany. His Legionnaires wore the German uniform with “Free Arabia” … patches on their shoulders.
After the Jewish Brigade had been recognized by Winston … Churchill in 1944, the Mufti, on November 2, with the consent of … Ribbentrop called upon all Arabs in Germany hailing from Palestine, … Iraq, Egypt, and Syria to join the Arab Brigade.
Accepting a proposal of the Japanese that he broadcast to … Moslems in the South Pacific and India, the Mufti recorded numerous … broadcasts which were beamed to India, Indonesia and Java.
Mufti broadcast
The Mufti at Berlin Broadcast
On September 3, 1941, Major General Erwin Lahousen, one of the … top officials of the Abwehr, whose secret diary was among the captured … German documents, wrote: “The Grand Mufti, who left Iraq to go to Iran, … is currently in connection with the Abwehr II (Sabotage division of the … Abwehr). According to reports from Teheran he is safe with the Japanese … envoy.”
A year later, on June 2, 1942, Lahousen wrote in his secret … diary: “The Italian national, Captain Simen, took part in discussions … with the Grand Mufti concerning the utilization of the connections with … the Grand Mufti for the purpose of Abwehr II, in order to demonstrate … the solidarity of the Axis powers.”
A month later, on July 13, 1942, Lahousen made the further … entry in his secret diary: “A meeting between the chief of the Abwehr” … (Admiral Canaris, who was also Hitler’s representative in arranging for … the Franco revolt against the Spanish Republican government) ; “and the … Grand Mufti of Jerusalem took place in the apartment of the chief. I … (Lahousen) took part in the discussion. The Mufti made an offer to the … chief that the followers of the Arabian Freedom Movement, which was led … by him as well as the followers of the former Iraq Prime Minister, … Kailani (leader of the Iraqi revolt against Britain), were to be used … for purposes of sabotage and sedition in the Near East in accordance … with the purposes of Abwehr II.”

It’ s important to note that the Mufti’s weekly fireside chats were broadcast to Tokyo as well. The Mufti had warm relations with Oshima and I will have those documents posted as well. …


… In the name of Merciful and Almighty God. I invite all my Moslem brothers throughout the whole world to join in the Holy War for God, for the defense of Islam and her lands against her enemy. O Faithful, obey and respond to my call. O Moslems! Proud Iraq has placed herself in the vanguard of this Holy Struggle, and has thrown herself against the strongest enemy of Islam … The English have overthrown the Ottoman Empire, have destroyed Moslem rule in India, inciting one community against another; they stifled the Egyptian awakening, the dream of Mohammed Ali, colonizing Egypt for half a century. They took advantage of the weakening of the Ottoman Empire to stretch out their hands and use every sort of trick to take possession of many Arab countries as happened to Aden, the 9 Districts, the Hadramut, Oman, Masqat and the Emirates of the Persian Gulf and Transjordan. The vivid proof of the imperialistic designs of the British is to be found in Moslem Palestine which, although promised by England to Sheriff Hussein has had to submit to the outrageous infiltration of Jews, shameful politics designed to divide Arab-Moslem countries of Asia from those of Africa. In Palestine the English have committed unheard of barbarisms; among others, they have profaned the el-Aqsa Mosque and have declared the most unyielding war against Islam, both in deed and in word. The Prime Minister at that time told Parliament that the world would never see peace as long as the Koran existed. What hatred against Islam is stronger than that which publicly declares the Sacred Koran an enemy of human kind? Should such sacrilege go unpunished? … I invite you, O Brothers, to join in the War for God to preserve Islam, your independence and your lands from English aggression. I invite you to bring all your weight to bear in helping Iraq that she may throw off the shame that torments her. O Heroic Iraq, God is with Thee, the Arab Nation and the Moslem World are solidly with Thee in Thy Holy Struggle!
it wasn’t just Adolph Hitler who was enamored with the Mufti. Britain and France were also fans (Hat Tip: Daled Amos). …

The report details how Mr. Husseini himself was allowed to flee after the war to Syria — he was in the custody of the French, who did not want to alienate Middle East regimes — and how high-ranking Nazis escaped from Germany to become advisers to anti-Israeli Arab leaders and “were able to carry on and transmit to others Nazi racial-ideological anti-Semitism.” … … “You have an actual contract between officials of the Nazi Foreign Ministry with Arab leaders, including Husseini, extending after the war because they saw a cause they believed in,” Dr. Breitman said. “And after the war, you have real Nazi war criminals — Wilhelm Beisner, Franz Rademacher and Alois Brunner — who were quite influential in Arab countries.” … … In October 1945, the report says, the British head of Palestine’s Criminal Investigation Division told the assistant American military attaché in Cairo that the mufti might be the only force able to unite the Palestine Arabs and “cool off the Zionists. Of course, we can’t do it, but it might not be such a damn bad idea at that.”

Mahmoud Abbas AKA Abu Mazen Writes his Naqba in the

May 17, 2011

…Nakba Historiography…

Abu Mazen AKA Mahmoud Abbas is the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the president of the Palestinian National Authority via…

…It is important to note that the last time the question of Palestinian statehood took center stage at the General Assembly, the question posed to the international community was whether our homeland should be partitioned into two states. In November 1947, the General Assembly made its recommendation and answered in the affirmative. Shortly thereafter, Zionist forces expelled Palestinian Arabs to ensure a decisive Jewish majority in the future state of Israel, and Arab armies intervened. War and further expulsions ensued. – Abu Mazen AKA Abbas

compare that to the account from Barry Rubin:
based on German and U.S. intelligence materials:

The international community offered to make Amin al-Husseini, the Palestinian Arabs’ leader, head of a state despite the fact that he and his closest colleagues were the subject of a 1938 British arrest warrant for terrorist activities (not mythical but for killing lots of people), and had spent World War Two in Berlin doing pro-Nazi propaganda, recruiting for SS units, and planning a Holocaust of Jews in the Middle East.

But al-Husseini rejected partition and so did all of the Arab states. While Jordan wanted to make a deal and Egypt’s government wasn’t enthusiastic, they all had to go along with al-Husseini’s intransigence, their hysterical public opinion, and the other Arab states’ pressure. The Arab League’s leader, a Nazi agent during World War Two, bragged that the Jews would be massacred. The Muslim Brotherhood, which collaborated with the Nazis during the war and were subsidized by them before the war, sent volunteers to fight the Jews. And so a Palestinian Arab army, whose three chief commanders had all fought for the Nazis during World War Two, went to war against the Jews using Nazi-supplied weapons (provided for the Palestinian Arab revolt in 1939 and for an Egyptian revolt that never happened in 1942). They lost. via A Brief Guide to Why 1948 Was a Palestinian Arab and Arab Disaster by Barry Rubin via

Indeed, it was the descendants of these expelled Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday as they tried to symbolically exercise their right to return to their families’ homes.  Abu Mazen AKA Abbas

NO…The Syrian government, with the encouragement of anti-Israel Palestinian groups, Hezbollah and the Iranians, has sent hundreds of supposed “Palestinian refugess” surging across the Israeli border in the Golan in an attempt to provoke a confrontation.

…A key focus of negotiations will be reaching a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on Resolution 194, which the General Assembly passed in 1948… Abu Mazen AKA Abbas

…here is the truth about Resolution 194

[Count Bernadotte‘s]  report also considered the possibility of resettlement outside Palestine, with those who chose not to return being adequately compensated for their lost property. “It must not… be supposed that the establishment of the right of refugees to return to their former homes provides a solution to the problem” the report read.

The Drafting History of 242 Shows it Pertains to all Refugees – Jewish and Arab

Resolution 242 speaks of “a just settlement of the refugee problem,” not ‘the Palestinian or Arab refugee problem.’ The history of the resolution shows that it was intentional and reflected recognition that the Arab-Israeli conflict created two refugee populations, not one. Parallel to the estimated 600,000 Arabs who left Israel, more than 899,000(12) Jews fled from Arab countries in the aftermath of the 1948 war – 650,000 of them finding asylum in Israel.
A history of the behind-the-scenes work drafting the resolution shows that the former Soviet Union Ambassador Vasiliy Vasilyevich Kuznetsov sought to restrict the term ‘just settlement’ to Palestinian refugees only. But former U.S. Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, the American Ambassador to the UN who played a key role in the ultimate language adopted, pointed out:

“A notable omission in 242 is any reference to Palestinians, a Palestinian state on the West Bank or the PLO. The resolution addresses the objective of ‘achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem.’ This language presumably refers both to Arab and Jewish refugees, for about an equal number of each abandoned their homes as a result of the several wars.” via

…We call on all friendly, peace-loving nations to join us in realizing our national aspirations by recognizing the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and by supporting its admission to the United Nations. Only if the international community keeps the promise it made to us six decades ago, and ensures that a just resolution for Palestinian refugees is put into effect, can there be a future of hope and dignity for our people. Abu Mazen AKA Abbas

the 1949 Armistice Line never was a border.
there is no such thing as pre-1967 borders.
Jordan repeatedly clarified this through history. Example days before the Six-Day War Jordan clarified that for any claiming parties the the old armistice agreement “did not fix boundaries”.
Article II of the 1949 Armistice Agreement with the Jordanians explicitly specified that the line that was designated did not compromise any future territorial claims of the two parties, since it had been “dictated by exclusively by military considerations.

F#(% Sean Penn, Steve Buscemi and Robert De Niro Kiss Julian Schnabel’s Juden Rat Ass at the U.N.

March 18, 2011

…and screened a virulently anti-Israel film called Miral.

UN General Assembly
to screen a film

that glorifies the sister of
Adolf Hitler’s henchman
Actor Sean Penn, left,
director Julian Schnabel, left,
and actor Josh Brolin
arrive for the premiere of “Miral”
at United Nations headquarters.
–Reuters Photo/Jessica Rinaldi
Oliver Stone they are ready
for their closeup!


Annie Leibovitz photographs the lazy
slug of an artist Julian Schnabel,

who glorifies terrorists in his movie

Even his penchant for wearing pajamas
all-day has become the stuff of legend.
“When you see somebody
walking down the street in pajamas,
they think that you just got out of a mental hospital.

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Julian is from a
Jewish background
and  his mother Esta Greenberg

was president of Hadassah,
the Women’s Zionist
Organization of America, in 1948

maybe Robert wants to play the
Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini?


Sources said that invitations
were sent out on Thursday
afternoon for the Monday
night screening.
Members of the Israeli delegation
to the UN said the decision
to screen a feature film
in the General Assembly hall –
especially such a dramatically
pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli film
– was a “horrible” one.
The decision seems to have
been made unilaterally by Switzerland’s
Joseph Deiss,
the General Assembly’s president.
Messages to his spokesperson
left by the Post Sunday were not returned.
On Friday morning,
Israel’s delegation to the UN
sent a letter of complaint to Deiss,
protesting his decision to host the US premiere
of Miral, Israeli spokeswoman
Karean Peretz told the Post.

In the letter, Israel’s Deputy
Permanent Representative to the
UN Haim Waxman wrote,
“We find it very troubling that the UN
has chosen to feature this film in the GA Hall.
We are not aware of any other films
with such contentious political content
that have received this kind of endorsement
from the President of the GA.”
The event, according to the Israeli delegation,
“will mark a rare occasion in which the
UN’s GA Hall is used for a movie premiere.
This is clearly
a politicized decision of the UN,
one that shows poor judgment
and a lack of evenhandedness.”

According to members
of the Israeli delegation,
various offices at the UN denied
having any knowledge
of the event beforehand,
including the office of the
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
His office did not respond
to the Post’s request for comment.

Waxman told the Post that Deiss,
as president of the General Assembly,
in some circumstances is independent
and therefore has the prerogative
to make decisions such as these.

Slumdog movie star turns defiant Palestinian girl?
The crappy version of Star Trek called “Voyager”
is where the actress from Slumdog Millionaire started

“But the hall of the General Assembly is not his own property,” Waxman continued. “This is the main hall of the global community and belongs to the countries of the world. Anything that happens there has to be decided with great care. We find ourselves arguing about commas here and there on every document – so how can this screening happen?

Here is the plot from Wikipedia (it’s actually based on a true story, which has been propagandized).

A chronicle of Hind Husseini’s effort to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel.
Jerusalem, 1948. On her way to work, Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) comes across 55 orphaned children in the street. She takes them home to give them food and shelter. Within six months, 55 had grown to almost 2,000, and the Dar Al-Tifel Institute was born.
In 1978, at the age of 7, Miral (Freida Pinto) was sent to the Institute by her father following her mother’s death. Brought up safely inside the Institute’s walls, she is naïve to the troubles that surround her. Then, in 1988, at the age of 17, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of her people’s struggle. When she falls for Hani, a political activist, she finds herself torn between the fight for the future of her people and Mama Hind’s belief that education is the road to peace.

You can probably guess to whom this movie is sympathetic….

So what’s wrong with a highly visible film that’s likely to get a lot of attention (even though it may be out of the running for an Oscar) and that shows the ‘Palestinians’ in a favorable light? Well, let’s start with Hind Husseini. Does the name sound familiar? I thought it might. She was the sister of Haj al-Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem and a collaborator with Hitler. And she never apologized for that. And no, the movie isn’t going to highlight it either.
And guess where the original 55 children
in the orphanage came from?
They were survivors of what Wikipedia calls the
Deir Yassin massacre.’
(There never was a ‘massacre’ there,
but I won’t get into that now). So you can bet that
lie will be repeated.
The orphanage ended up in Sheikh Jarrah,
directly across from what
was until 2002 the ‘Palestinian’ headquarters in Jerusalem
known as Orient House.
Maybe we’ll even see the nearby Shepherd’s Hotel….
Do you all have a
sense of where this is heading?
This entire movie is one
massive slander against Israel….

But as a reminder,
I am going to show you the trailer again.
Let’s go to the videotape.

What could go wrong?

I’m seriously starting to think that Hollywood is controlled by NAZIS.  the Jews control the media meme just doesn’t make sense.  The Jews that made it are puppets on a string.
check your strings!

way to go Hollywood!  You just glorified the unrepentant sister of one of Hitler’s Goons.

Palestine Betrayed

March 17, 2011

When it comes to the birth of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian narrative has become the most widely repeated version of events: After World War I, Jews began immigrating to areas within Britain’s Mandate of Palestine with the Zionist dream of building a Jewish state. Jewish immigration dramatically increased at the end of World War II as a result of collective European guilt in the aftermath of the Holocaust. The Jews eventually established Israel as their illegal state after evicting the Arab population and plundering the Palestinian people and their homeland with the help of colonialist Europe. Israel’s independence is known in Arabic as the Nakba—the great catastrophe—and it created the Palestinian refugee problem, the biggest obstacle to solving the conflict today.

Enter Efraim Karsh, head of Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London, and his latest book,Palestine Betrayed. A preeminent historian on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Karsh sets out “to reclaim the historical truth” behind Israel’s creation. In doing so, he tests such Palestinian narratives and the conclusions of the “new historians”—revisionists such as Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, and the early Benny Morris who in the 1980s rose to challenge the established narrative of Israel’s birth.
Karsh sets the record straight by drawing on Western, United Nations, Israeli, and Soviet documents declassified over the last decade, providing the correct context often missing in the selective focus of the “new historians” and altogether absent in the Palestinian narrative. His detailed examination of the historical records reveals that Israel’s establishment was not the main cause of the Palestinian refugee problem and the hardships that the population has faced thereafter. Instead, it was the result of actions taken by the Palestinian Arabs and their leaders.
Anger instigated by Arab leaders is the foremost recurring theme in Palestine Betrayed, and Karsh holds the mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Husseini, responsible for the deterioration of neighborly relations between the Arabs and Jews during the Mandate period, and for the eventual “collapse and dispersion of Palestinian Arab society.”
Hajj Amin, known for his pan-Arab ambitions, “viewed the Palestinians not as a distinct people deserving statehood but as an integral part of a single Arab nation”—with himself as leader, and clean of Jews. To this end, Hajj Amin, an admirer and supporter of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, launched a campaign to demolish the Jewish national revival by enraging his constituents with all the anti-Jewish rhetoric he could find, from verses in the Quran to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
But the Mufti was not alone in his aspirations to control Palestine at the expense of its inhabitants. It was Transjordanian King Abdullah’s “imperial ambitions” that eventually forced the newly formed Arab states to invade the day-old Israel in 1948 “not to save the Palestinian Arabs but to prevent the annexation of Palestine, in whole or in part, to Transjordan.” Karsh astutely points out that the Arab invasion following Israel’s independence “was more of a scramble for Palestine than an attempt to secure Palestinian national rights.”
However, instead of consolidating Arab rule over Palestine, “The 1948 war resulted in the total disintegration of Palestinian Arab society.” By the end of the Mandate in May 1948, some 340,000 Arabs had fled Palestine; by January 1949, that number swelled to 600,000—a direct result of Arab leaders’ coercion and invasion.
Indeed, the Mufti and heads of surrounding Arab countries were largely responsible for the flight of the Palestinian Arabs—a highly controversial point that Karsh proves remarkably well with a substantial body of sourced material and quotations from key British, Jewish, and Arab eyewitnesses. While there were instances in which Jewish forces expelled Arab villagers in the heat of battle, in most cases, Arab leaders and their armed militias forcefully drove the Palestinian Arabs from their homes, at first to use the houses as military bases and then to prevent them from becoming citizens of a prospective Jewish state. Many others fled of their own free will as the wartime security situation deteriorated.
At the heart of Palestine Betrayed, Karsh argues that the Palestinian people were—and still are—betrayed by their very own leaders who promised to act with their best interests in mind but instead acted on personal ambitions. Never relinquishing their dreams of a pan-Arab empire under their homage, each leader refused to establish peaceful relations with the Jews, condemning the Palestinian people to decades of war and statelessness.
“Had the Mufti chosen to lead his people to peace and reconciliation with their Jewish neighbors,” Karsh writes, “the Palestinians would have had their independent state” in accordance with the 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine, which the Jews accepted and Palestine’s Arab leaders did not.
The same applied to Yassir Arafat in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he chose to pocket international aid and create terrorist networks rather than infrastructure necessary for an independent state. The same now applies to Mahmoud Abbas who refuses to accept Israel’s ‘Jewishness’ in a peace agreement but insists that Israel fully implement the right of return, “the Palestinian and Arab euphemism for Israel’s destruction.”
Palestine Betrayed is an extraordinarily well-documented account of the events leading up to Israel’s creation. It is the antidote to revisionist historians whose narrative casts the Palestinians as passive players in the conflict with no responsibility for their actions. The contexts of war and inter-Arab rivalry are the key components to understanding how events played out. At the same time, Karsh’s work demonstrates that Palestinian mythology continues to hinder all attempts at solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Indeed, the notion that Israel is solely responsible for creating the Palestinian refugee encourages Palestinian leaders and society to cling to the erroneous belief that Israel will welcome each refugee into the state as part of a peace deal. And as long as this remains a Palestinian redline, there is no hope for ending the conflict.
Efraim Karsh
Yale University Press, 2010. 336 pp.  $32.50
Reviewed by Samara Greenberg
National Security Policy Proceedings
Posted via email
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Jimmy Carter and Rosie O’Donnell Defend Helen Thomas

February 26, 2011

I’m sure if the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini would do the same…

I suppose that none of us should be surprised that former President Jimmy Carter reached out to Helen Thomas after she put her foot deep in her mouth last May.

According to a column in the Feb. 24 edition of the Falls Church News-Press by Nicholas F. Benton, the editor-in-chief of the publication, the paper’s newest columnist Helen Thomas had a surprise waiting for her after an extraordinary interview she gave to HLN’s Joy Behar last week. That was flowers from Rosie O’Donnell, who had been on the record for defending Thomas in the past.
However, as Benton noted, at the time of the Thomas’s infamous remarks, there were very few willing to defend her other than O’Donnell and the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.
“[Rosie] O’Donnell sent Thomas, now age 90, flowers in sympathy for the highly upsetting incident and, along with President Jimmy Carter, was one of only a handful of her longtime colleagues and friends to reach out to her,” Benton wrote.
Alana Goodman, the assistant online editor for Commentary magazine, followed up with Benton on that claim. She noted in a post that Benton told her that Thomas told him that Carter reached out to her after the comments.

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“Benton told me over the phone that Thomas told him about Carter’s outreach herself, though she didn’t give him details about what the former president said to her,” Goodman wrote. “‘The context was in the context of what transpired,’ said Benton, referring to Thomas’s unceremonious retirement from Hearst.”

Birds of a feather stick together.

Jerusalem 1948