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Agenda-driven Gilbert Achcar: hiding, distorting the awful true Goliath Arab nazism

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Submitted by Gilbert Rome (United States), Nov 23, 2020 at 00:18

Agenda-driven Gilbert Achcar: hiding, distorting the awful true Goliath Arab nazism

Jonathan G. Campbell, Lesley D. Klaff expose/explain:
["Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Antisemitism: The Bristol–Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Antisemitism", Academic Studies PRess, Dec 10, 2019. https://books.google.com/books?id=E8zBDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT147]

The Arab Palestinians supporters of Hamas are 'damned to play the role of the oppressed for whom intellectuals such as Gilbert Achcar tirelessly seek excuses.'
And regarding antisemitism and holocaust denial Muslim, as oppose to others, are expected to uphold "appalling views", which some have defined as racism.

They continue:
'Achcar is a convinced anti-Zionist who has called the two-state solution, as recommended by the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 "a dishonorable surrender".'

In their critical review of Achcar's book, professors Matthias Kuntzel and Colin Meade conclude [In the Straightjacket of Anti-Zionism
A critical review of Gilbert Achcar's The Arabs and the Holocaust
by Matthias Küntzel and Colin Meade http://engageonline.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/in-the-straightjacket-of-anti-zionism2.pdf]:
"This is a book in which an author from the political left seeks to protect the dogmas of Western anti-Zionism from the reality of Arab anti-Semitism."

He sugar-coates the sheer Jew-hater ex-Mufti with a blanket "anti immigration to Palestine" theme, and the calls to the Muslim world during the war to "kill the Jews," "wherever you find them" was about "immigration" or the Mufti's own account in his memoires reiterating debunked blood libels, for example?

In page 44 he quotes from O.A. Najjar about Filastin paper. But those quotes are really mainly an anti Zionist argumentative reply. Not a word regarding the overwhelming support and wide enthusiasm for Hitler, in and of itself.

In fact, historian Haggai Erlich ["The Middle East Between the Two Wars," Volume 2; Volume 5, Open University of Israel, 2002, p.81]:
'Even the newspaper Filastin ("Palestine"), which criticized Mussolini, supported Hitler, as did almost all other newspapers.'

The sheer public display of saluting Hitler in Arab Palestine (including 1934 and 1937) speaks volume. Or Ahmad Shukeiri's testimony in his book of him and his surrounding praying for Hitler's victory 1940. (Before he joined to fight for Hitler as reported in US Congress 1961). Or the poll in 1941 where some 80% of Arab Palestine supported the Nazi victory.

It appears also, Achcar blurs the lines between non-Zionism and anti-Zionism. When being desperate to declare [Gilbert Achcar's Anti-Zionism of Fools
by Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
November 10, 2011
https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/19595/gilbert-achcar-anti-zionism-of-fools]: "Don't expect me to take a pro-Israel view. I'm an Arab."

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