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1933-1945: Nazi Arab Palestine

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1933-1945: Nazi Arab Palestine

In the 1930s, Arab students returning from studying in Europe were determined to found the Arab Nazi party.[1]
In 1934, Arabs in Palestine used swastika in calls for boycotting Jews.[2][3] [4]
The Husseinis, the ex Mufti and his nephew Jamal al-Hussein, had founded in 1935, the al-Futuwwa, modeled on Hitler-youth.[5]
Also in 1935 Palestine, Arab youths in Haifa founded the Arab nazi club: 'The Red Moon'.[6][7]
In 1937 in honouring Muhammad's birthday, Hitler and Mussolini were celebrated, en masse.[8]
The Palestine magazine, as well as most newspapers in Palestine supported Hitler.[9]
A poll conducted in February 1941, showed 88% Palestine Arabs supported Nazi Germany over Britain.[10][11]


The most notorious nazi collaborator in the Arab world, infamous ex Grand Mufti of Palestine, Hajj amin al-Husseini,[12][13][14][15] who--began his agitation for violence at least in 1920,[16][17][18][19] and much responsible

[20][21] for the Hebron 1929 massacre on non-Zionist pious Jews[22][23]--within two months of Hitler's rise to power has already contacted the Germans.[24]
A sworn enemy of the Jews, as testified by German official.[25]
Worked with the Nazis even after being convinced the nazis wouldn't help even in as much as halting little migration of Jews in exchange of Germans held by Britain.[26]
Incited to the Farhud pogrom upon Iraqi Jews, June 1941.[27][28][29]
He met with A. Hitler on November 28, 1941;[30] dubbed: "The Hitler of the Holyland",[31] he had broadcasted over Berlin radio airwaves to the Muslim world, a jihad, to kill the Jews whererer they find them;[32] intervened against rescue of thousands of Jewish children during the holocaust;[33][34] has led SS Muslim divisions in E. Europe, committing massacres;[35][36] and for at least six months kept urging the Nazis to bomb Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, even when Germany was losing.[37]


Among his helpers in fighting for Hitler, his nephew Jamal al-Husseini, [38] [39] Active also with the Mufti in the pro Nazi coup of Iraq in 1941.[40]


Another helper of the Mufti for the Nazis was Ahmad Shukeiri (al-Shukairy, Shukayri, Shuqayri),[41]

who recalled, he and his surrounding, 1939-1940, were all praying for Hitler's victory and that no one agreed to enlist in the British army,[42] and who since Stalin began fighting against Hitler in 1941, has switched and fought for Hitler against the Jews. [43][44][45]
Both Jamal al-Husseini and Ahmad Shukeiri have in 1946 justified the Holocaust and repeated Goebbels' propaganda.[46][47]
Shukeiri himself was sacked in mid-December 1962 by King Faisal [48][49][50] over his November-30-1962 cheering, saluting, promoting the Nazis of Argentina (Tacuara)[51] who earlier (June-1961) abducted 19-year old Jewish student Graciela Sirota, tortured her, carved a swastika on her breast as revenge for killing Adolf Eichmann.[52]
Shukeiri also objected to Eichmann's trial in Israel.[53][54]

Another helper of the Mufti was Tunisian born Hussein Triki, collaborated with the Nazis,[55][56] settled in Argentina in 1962 forged ties with Nazi groups there including aforementioned Tacuara,[57] and incited[58] for violence,[59] and has denied the Holocaust in 2011.[60][61]


Hassan Salameh was one of the leaders of the Great Arab Revolt, which, like Mufti, moved to Iraq and from there to Nazi Germany. He was a partner in the Mufti's plot 'Operation Atlas', which was launched in Palestine on October 6, 1944, in which three Germans and two Arabs were captured. [62][63]

Some say it included a plan to massacre hundreds of thousands of Jews via poisoning the wells of Tel Aviv.[64]


Fawzi al-Kutub studied sabotage in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and also took a commando course on behalf of SS in the Netherlands. During the course he refused to fulfill an order and as a result was imprisoned in a concentration camp near the city of Breslau in Germany. He was released due the ties of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, with the top echelons of the Nazi leadership.[65]


Fawzi Kawkaji was an Arab military commander best known for his fight against the Yishuv in the Great Arab Revolt, then crowned "Supreme Commander of the Arab Revolt in Palestine". After fleeing Israel, he was an accomplice in Rashid Ali al-Khilani's pro-Nazi and anti-British uprising in Iraq in 1941. [66]

After the failure of the uprising he arrived in Nazi Germany, married in Germany and served there as an Arab leader in exile in Germany who served the Nazi propaganda machine. [67]


Jorge Sabaj Zurob, who emigrated from Israel to Chile in 1931, admired Hitler in his book [The 'La Reforma' - renamed:] "The Arab World" "El Mundo Arabe" as early as 1933. Printed at least twice the famous forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" extensively, and distributed despicable cartoons about Jews. The paper was banned during World War II, and was warned to be re-arrested in 1949 by a leading media outlet in the same country. [68]

(He kept ties with Issa Nakhle and promoted him when he edited and published "America and the East" America y Oriente, in which he praised totalitarian regimes, especially of Hitler, Nazi Germany.[69] and who denied the Holocaust in November 14, 1972[70][71] and who worked with neo Nazis [72][73] till at least the mid 1980s.[74] ).


In 1942, many in Arab Palestine cheered the news of the mass murder of Jews. Some were skeptic and tended to believe it's "propaganda".[75]



Armies of the young: child soldiers in war and terrorism By David M. Rosen, Rutgers University Press, 2005, p.106↵http://books.google.com/books?id=zQYQ0tho6mAC&pg=PA106

Arabs Use Swastika in Fight for Trade of Jews in Holy Land. JTA, August 14, 1934.

Heidemarie Wawrzyn: "Nazis in the Holy Land 1933-1948" (Walter de Gruyter, Aug 1, 2013), p.95.

Palestine Post, 13 May, 1935. 7

The PLO: the rise and fall of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Volume 1984, Part 2. Jillian Becker, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984. p. 19.↵"In March 1935 the Husseinis also formed a party, called the Palestinian Arab Party. It was, as its president Jamal Husseini freely boasted, inspired by German Nazism. It included a 'youth troop', modelled on the Hitler Youth, for a while actually called the 'Nazi Scouts'."

Arabs in Haifa Form Nazi Club; Well Financed. JTA, July 1, 1935.

"Arabs in Haifa Form Nazi Club; Well Financed". Canadian Jewish Chronicle. 5 July 1935. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=883&dat=19350705&id=zO1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XEwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=970,4273445

"ALL ARABS CELEBRATE PROPHET'S BIRTHDAY; Christians Join Moslems in Fete Unprecedented in Palestine--Hitler and Duce Cheered". Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES. May 23, 1937, Section General, Page 31.

Haggai Erlich, The Middle East Between the World Wars,," vol.2; vol.5, Open University of Israel, 2002, p.81.
["Also Filastin (Palestine, newspaper), which criticized Mussolini, supported Hitler, as did almost all other newspapers."]

'Poll,' [February 1941], CZA S25/ 9226.

Hillel Cohen, "Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917–1948" (2008) p.175.

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The Mufti and the Führer - Jewish Virtual Library.

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David Dalin: "Icon of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam," (Routledge, Jul 12, 2017).

Official Records, UN, 1947, p.74. 'Recalling the events of the past thirty years, he stressed the role played by Haj Amin el Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem... enemy of the Jews and of the British, he had soon become the undisputed leader of Arab nationalism in Palestine and had been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment as instigator of the disturbances of April 1920.'

Alan Allen, "American Civilian Counter-terrorist Manual: a fictional autobiography of Ronald Reagan," (Trafford Publishing, 2008). 'Grand Mufti was an organizer of the 1920, 'Bloody Passover' massacre of Jews praying at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall.'

Danny Danon, "Israel: The Will to Prevail", (St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2012), p.163. 'The mufti had risen in influence after inspiring, in 1920, the first major pogrom in Palestine against the Jews... However, the most horrific pogrom was the Hebron Massacre on August 23, 1929...'

The Magazine of the Year, Volume 2. Associated Magazine Publishers, 1948 - New York (N.Y.), p.145. 'It started in April 1920, when Arab mobs subjected the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem to four days "Kill the Jews": At Mufti - inspired demonstrations like this, thousands of Arab tribesmen, whipped into a frenzy, volunteer to fight his war in Palestine.'

"Evidence of Mufti's Responsibility for Arab Outbreak Piles Up in Jerusalem Trial", JTA, October 17, 1929.

Frederick Nathan: "Diversions: America Under Attack", (Xlibris Corporation, Feb 2, 2018). Following a call by the grand mufti to attack Jews, a massacre of Jews and rabbinical students took place in Hebron—it was 1929.

Michael J Cohen: "Britain's Moment in Palestine: Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948",↵(Routledge, Feb 24, 2014), p.216↵'In 1929, as in 1920, the historical community of Orthodox, non-Zionist Jews bore the brunt of Arab attacks – this time in the towns of Hebron'.

Ritchie Ovendale: "The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars" (Routledge, 2015), p.71. 'In Hebron a community of non-Zionist Jews was wiped out'.

Sami Moubayed, "Syria and the USA: Washington's Relations with Damascus from Wilson to Eisenhower", (Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 7, 2012), p.43

Joseph B. Schechtman, "The Mufti and the Fuehrer: The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin El-Husseini", (T. Yoseloff, 1965), p.156

Francis R. Nicosia: "Nazi Germany and the Arab World", (Cambridge University Press, 2015), p.279.

Lyn Julius: "Farhud: a slaughter in Iraq", The Jewish Chronicle May 31, 2011.

The Farhud--Remembering a Tragic Time for Iraqi Jews | jewishideas.org https://www.jewishideas.org/article/farhud-remembering-tragic-time-iraqi-jews

"Farhud memories: Baghdad's 1941 slaughter of the Jews", BBC, Jun 1, 2011

The Mufti's Conversation with Hitler - Jewish Virtual Library.

The Magazine of the Year, Volume 2.↵Associated Magazine Publishers, 1948 - New York (N.Y.), p.145.

Klaus-Michael Mallmann, Martin Cüppers: "Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine", (Enigma Books, Oct 18, 2013), p↵199.

Yehuda Bauer: "Jews for Sale?: Nazi-Jewish Negotiations, 1933-1945" (Yale University Press, 1994), p.88.

Paul R. Bartrop, Eve E. Grimm: "Children of the Holocaust", (ABC-CLIO, Oct 31, 2020), p.17.

Jonathan Trigg: "Hitler's Jihadis: Muslim Volunteers of the Waffen-SS", (The History Press, Nov 30, 2011)

Sean McMeekin: "The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power", (Harvard University Press, Sep 15, 2010), p.362.
https://books.google.com/books?id=_JImZjPDFrcC&pg=PA362 "The most notorious of the Mufti's death squads, the Handschar SS division, 'slaughtered 90 percent – 12,600 – of Bosnia's 14,000 Jews'."

Francis R. Nicosia: "Nazi Germany and the Arab World", (Cambridge University Press, 2014), p.27

Joan Peters, "From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine", 1985, p.363

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates... Volume 93, Part 11, United States Congress, 1947, pp.2819-2821 [Rep. A. Sabbath].

"A safe haven: Harry S. Truman and the founding of Israel " Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh, HarperCollins, 2009, p, 213.

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 110, Part 22. United States. Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964, p.525

"Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies," Cass books on the Middle East, Elie Kedourie, Professor of Politics Emeritus, (Psychology Press, 1964), p.189 https://books.google.com/books?id=pJkH06fTLD8C&pg=PA189

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the... Congress, 1961. p.35. United States. Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office.
https://books.google.com/books?id=SxuiouvRuwkC&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Shukairy%27s+group%22 .
https://books.google.com/books?id=ijg4AQAAMAAJ&pg=SL1-PA5735&lpg=SL1-PA5735: In 1946, Shukairy joined the "Arab Higher Committee" which was also headed by the ex Mufti. Shukairy got his start in "politics" in the early 1930s when he belonged to a group of fanatical extremists led by the ex-Mufti. This gang cooperated with the Communists and prior to the Hitler-Stalin Pact sought in every possible way to sabotage the Allied war effort against the Nazis in the Middle East. However, when Soviet Russia joined the Allies, Shukairy's group split with the ommunists, and went all out for Hitler.'

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, United States Congress, 1965, p.456

Ahora, Issue 95; Issue 101; Issue 119; Issue 124; Issue 133; Issue 136; Issue 143; Issue 162; Issue 186 - Publicaciones !Ahora!, 1965 - p.9. "LAS NOTICIAS TRAS BASTIDORES. Arabes confrontan crisis...↵Shukairy cooperó con el Partido Comunista de Palestina, dirigido por Moscú antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial , Sin embargo, después que Hitler atacó a Rusia ya los comunistas en todo el mundo cambio posiciones, el feroz e impredecible Shukairy se alineo con Hitler por sus programas contra los judios".

Bernard Lerner: "Behind The British Bludgeon," Canadian Jewish Chronicle, July 12, 1946.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TgFPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jEwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2751,1591402 .

"Behind Britain's Zion Conspiracy". By Bernard Lerner. The Detroit Jewish News July 12, 1946 Page 2.

Recall of Arab Delegate from U.N. is Sought; 'saluted' Tacuara, JTA, December 3, 1962. https://www.jta.org/1962/12/03/archive/recall-of-arab-delegate-from-u-n-is-sought-saluted-tacuara

Israel Urges UN Adopt Direct Peace Talk Move. The Jewish Floridian, December 21, 1962, p.1a

The Detroit Jewish News December 07, 1962. Bigotry's Internationalization Leads to Tests in UN, Appeal to World to Avoid Resurgence. Dramatic exposes of attempts to internationalize the anti-Semitic movement...

Congress Bi-weekly, Volume 29, Issues 9-17, p.2, American Jewish Congress., 1962 https://books.google.com/books?id=AdAMAQAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Shukairy%22

Raanan Rein: "Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines?: Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora", (BRILL, Jan 25, 2010), p.185.

Y. Oron, "Middle East Record", ↵Israel Oriental Society, Reuven Shiloah Research Center, (1961), p.188.

A response to David Grossman By A. Lord . 08-05-2018 IsraelHayom. "... to accuse Israel of being an apartheid state was Ahmad Shukeiri, a U.N. diplomat, in 1961 in the context of the Eichmann trial."

American Jewish Yearbook 1978.↵(1977), p.324

Robert Weisbrot, Robert Murciano: "The Jews of Argentina: From the Inquisition to Perón," (Jewish Publication Society of America 1979), p.255.

Raanan Rein: "Argentine Jews or Jewish Argentines?: Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Diaspora", (BRILL, Jan 25, 2010), p.176.

TALKS OF OUSTING ARAB; Official Accused of Leading Anti‐Semitic Campaign. The New York Times, August 9, 1964.

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 111, Part 12.↵United States. Congress.↵U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965. p.15915. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZvhDqxdrlpoC&pg=PA15915

Yehuda Bauer: "The Jews: A Contrary People", (LIT Verlag Münster, 2014), p.135https://books.google.com/books?id=vxrMBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA135

"Hussein Triki, Former Arab League Representative in Argentina: The Holocaust Was Invented by Global Zionism; "The Greater Danger Comes from the Ashkenazi Jews, [They] Formed Global Zionism, Which Aims to Conquer the World." MEMRI, March 18, 2011.

Alex Constantine: "Jackals: The Stench of Fascism", (TrineDay, Mar 17, 2016)

Calder Walton: "Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire", (ABRAMS, Oct 29, 2014).

Kai Bird: "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames", (Broadway Books, May 14, 2015), p.86.https://books.google.com/books?id=N8hvDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA86

Emmanuel Navon: "The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel", (U of Nebraska Press, 2020), p.131

"British Shut Eyes to Arab Terrorist. Allow Rebel Chieftain to Pass Through Zion... Kawkaji turned up in Iraq during the pro-Nazi coup d'etat in 1941 and fled to Berlin with the Mufti when that abortive revolt was put down."↵The Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Legal Chronicle March 07, 1947 . Page 14

Emmanuel Navon: "The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel", (U of Nebraska Press, 2020), p.131

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