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Since 1914: Middle-East conflict was always about bigotry (Ethnic Arab racism, Islamic intolerance)

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Submitted by Myrna (United States), Jul 20, 2021 at 07:12

Janrense Boonstra, 'Antisemitism, a History Portrayed,' SDU / Anne Frank Foundation,' 1989, p. 101:

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

In 1914, the periodical Falastin – with its extremist Arab nationalist slant - was abolished by the Ottoman authorities because of its racist hate propaganda. The periodical had agitated against the immigration of Jewish refugees from Russia.

In the Twenties, the publication reappeared and led campaigns against Jewish immigration.

As a result of anti-Jewish propaganda and terror, the British government took measures between the Twenties and the Forties to restrict Jewish immigration to Palestine.

In 1921, an extremist, pan-Arab nationalist , Haji Amin al-Huseini, was appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, a religious leader.

Three weeks after his appointment , he led a pogrom in which forty-three Jews were murdered.

From the beginning of the Second World War the Mufti led a rebellion of Iraqis, Syrians and Lebanese with support from Nazi Germany against the Allied Forces.

On 20 January 1941, the Mufti wrote to Hitler from Baghdad as follows: (Palestine) is a case of creating an obstacle to the unity and independence of the Arab countries by pitting them directly against the Jews of the entire world, dangerous enemies, whose secret...
https://books.google.com/books?id=mMEsAQAAIAAJ&q=%22falastin%22+%22racist%22
https://books.google.com/books?id=mMEsAQAAIAAJ&q=%22reappeared%22

Elie Kedourie, Sylvia G. Haim:
'Zionism and Arabism in Palestine and Israel' (RLE Israel and Palestine), Taylor & Francis, 2015. Page 8:

Two other incidents in April added to Yishuv anxiety. In Jaffa, citrus-owner. Samuel Tolkowsky complained that Government permission for the reappearance of Falastin, which had been closed down by the Turks for incitement to race-hatred in April 1914, could only be a source of discouragement to 'moderate' Arabs and an official invitation to 'extremists'...
https://books.google.com/books?id=Qj6sCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8
https://www.scribd.com/doc/50775054/Zionism-and-Arabism

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"Jews Urge Arabs To Shun Bigotry..." Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES. July 18, 1930, Page 7:

'JERUSALEM, July 17.--Deep emotional feeling marked the Jewish representatives' final addresses before the League of Nations Wailing Wall commission today. In stirring terms the Jews appealed to the Moslems not to be influenced by religious bigotry but to seek a settlement of the present dispute as generously as possible.'
https://www.nytimes.com/1930/07/18/archives/jews-urge-arabs-to-shun-bigotry-close-case-before-wailing-wall-body.html

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"Haj Amin el‐Husseini Dies; Ex‐Palestine Grand Mufti," The New York Times, July 5, 1974:

'In 1952 the Mufti explained ... This land, he pointed out, had belonged to the non‐Jewish peoples of Palestine ...'
https://www.nytimes.com/1974/07/05/archives/haj-amin-elhusseini-dies-expalestine-grand-mufti-headed-dissident.html

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[Hamas interview to Sky News on May 24, 2021].
"Senior Hamas leader: Israel doesn't have the right to exist," Israel National News, May 25, 2021:
'"You are not a citizen. We are the owner of this area – Arabic area. This is well known as an Islamic area."...'
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/306815

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"The Next Screwing."
David Horowitz, Jewish World Review April 14, 2003 / 12 Nisan 5763.

... There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that is not Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection. Between 1922 and 1948, the Arabs were given 90% of the Palestine Mandate -- a territory in which no country existed and which had been promised by its British rulers to the Jews. The Jews were forbidden to live in the Arab portions of the mandate -- a concession by the British to Arab racism. At the same time, because the Jews were a tolerant and democratic people, nearly a million Arabs were assimilated into the portion the Jews controlled where they were given more rights than Arabs anywhere else in the Middle East. The Arab response to this compromise was a seven-nation military assault on this new state, which was called "Israel," and was a state largely composed of recent survivors of the worst genocide in human history. From the outset, then, the Middle East conflict was a war of xenophobic backwardness and ethnic barbarism waged against a persecuted people who intended no harm to their neighbors and sought only peace.
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/horowitz041403.asp

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"Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist."
Bradley Burston, Haaretz, Jul 7, 2008.

... Terrorism is many things, but justifiable is not among them. The person who justifies terror in any form, is declaring that it is legitimate in certain cases to kill innocent people. If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I'd like to know what is.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080709204349/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/999795.html

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"It's about the bigotry."
Michael Evans, WND, May 23, 2009.
... Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting "martyr" cards with pictures of suicide bombers.
https://www.wnd.com/2009/05/98947

"Facing the real cause of the long Arab war."
Caroline Glick, Israel Hayom, May 14, 2021.
After 75 years of making excuses and denying the plain fact that antisemitism is the root and the branch of the Arab conflict with Israel, Israelis of all walks of life and across the political spectrum need to accept that it is true.
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/05/14/facing-the-real-cause-of-the-long-arab-war/

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