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60 Years to removal of Ahmad Shukeiri from the UN post after endorsing Neo-Nazis

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Ahmad al-Shukeiri [أحمد الشقيري] [ אחמד שוקיירי], al-Shuqayri, Shuqairi, Shuqeiri,
Ahmed Shukairy/ Al-Shukairy / Shuqeiri / Shuqairy

60 שנה להדחתו של אחמד שוקיירי מתפקיד האו"ם לאחר שתמך בניאו-נאצים.

NAZI HUSSEIN TRIKI AT WW2 WITH PALESTINE'S MUFTI AL-HUSSEINI, ARAB LEAGUE AND TACUARA

Rein, Raanan. Jewish Self-Defense in South America: Facing Anti-Semitism with a Club in Hand. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, 2022.

[https://books.google.com/books?id=Knh3EAAAQBAJ&pg=PT139]

Triki encouraged anti-Semitism, masquerading it as anti-Zionism and as part of an anti-colonialist and anti-imperialist struggle...

Born in 1916, Triki participated from a young age in resistance activities against Fren colonialism in Tunisia, and during World War II he joined the ranks of the nationalist movement Neo Destour, led by Habib Bourguiba in his homeland. He was imprisoned by the French and released by the German occupiers.

After the Allied victory in El Alamein, Triki escaped to Nazi-controlled territory where he disseminated propaganda against the Allies, collaborating with the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin El-Husseini, who at the time was directing Nazi propaganda broadcasts in the Middle East.

At the end of the war he was again imprisoned. He was sentenced to death, but after a pardon, he moved to Franco's Spain, where he also improved his command of the language...

Triki arrived for the first time in Argentina in the mid-1950s as a representative of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) and managed to gain prestige among both young right-wing nationalists and left-wing militants. He returned in 1962 to Buenos Aires as a representative of the Arab League. As part of the League's efforts to strengthen its offices around the world, appointing senior people to head its missions in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Triki was sent to South America.

The League established its regional headquarters in Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro...

In a series of inflamed and provocative spee es, sometimes even doing the Nazi salute, through a large number of publications and in numerous personal meetings, Triki explained to Argentine nationalists that "if the state of Israel did not exist, Argentina would not be in the deplorable condition in which it finds itself." Camouflaged thus as an anti-Zionist discourse and arguing that "I cannot be considered antisemitic, because I myself am a Semite," he encouraged and even apparently contributed to funding Argentine extremeright and anti-Semitic organizations. In his diatribes he maintained that "we must fight international Zionism, the common enemy of the Argentines and the Arabs," and portrayed Tacuara and the GRN as Argentine forces that were building a dam to contain the violent action of the Zionist force. It is not surprising, then, that Ahmad Shukeiri, Saudi representative to the UN, in a speech delivered at the General Assembly at the end of November 1962, praised Tacuara and expressed his hope that the organization would expand the radius of its activity in the Latin American continent.

"Argentine President Receives Jewish Delegation; Hears of Incitement," JTA, April 29, 1964.

[http://pdfs.jta.org/1964/1964-04-29_084.pdf].

A delegation of the DAIA, the central representative body of Argentine Jewry, was received today by President Arturo Illia and expressed to him the DAIA's satisfaction about his unqualified statement that his Government would not permit foreign factors to disturb life in Argentina.

The meeting took place shortly after an Arab League rally was held here with official permission at which speakers repeatedly shouted "long live Hitler" and "Jews to the furnace" and "make soap of them." The meeting was sponsored by the "Arab Youth Union" in tribute to Hussein Triki, Arab League chief representative in Argentina.

The pro-Nazi meeting was held in a theater which was jammed by an audience which saw youth members of the Tacuara and the Guardia Nacionalista, two ultra-Nationalist and anti-Semitic groups which have been banned, repeatedly give the Nazi salute while shouting the anti-Semitic slogans.

The DAIA delegation called to the attention of President Illia the renewed anti-Jewish campaign fostered by "foreign perturbers" and described to him the details of the Arab League meeting which was addressed by Triki.

The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.

In the Dispersion. Israel: World Zionist Organization, Organization Department, Research Section, 1966.

[https://books.google.com/books?id=LsoMAQAAMAAJ&q=hussein+triki 154].

Neo-Nazism and the Arab League

The most important neo-Nazi front organization today is the Arab League. It conducts what is to all intents and purposes an anti-Semitic campaign through Hussein Triki, its representative.

He collaborated with Amin El Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, who was then in charge of Nazi propaganda.

AT HIS UN NOV-30-62 ADDRESS, SHUKEIRI MENTIONED THE NYT'S PIECE WHICH CLEARLY REPORTS ITS NAZISM

Argentine Youths in Nazi Group Salute and Cry: 'Hail Tacuara!'; Anti-Semitic Organization, Said to Be Growing, Asserts It Fights 'Zionism, Capitalism and Communism' Tells About Drills He Doubts Charges

The New York Times

Sept. 16, 1962.
[https://www.nytimes.com/1962/09/16/archives/argentine-youths-in-nazi-group-salute-and-cry-hail-tacuara.html].

MODERATE ARABS MOVE TO PUSH FOR SHUKEIRI'S REMOVAL

Recall of Arab Delegate from U.N. is Sought; 'saluted' Tacuara

JTA, December 3, 1962.

[https://www.jta.org/archive/recall-of-arab-delegate-from-u-n-is-sought-saluted-tacuara].

A move for the recall by Saudi Arabia of its permanent representative to the United Nations, Ahmad Shukairy, was under way here today, with Arab diplomats heading the drive. The desire for Shukairy's removal from the UN scene, long contemplated by more moderate Arabs here, gained heavy impetus here this weekend after the official Saudi Arabian spokesman declared openly a "salute" to the anti-Semitic Tacuara movement in Argentina and proposed that UN "adopt" the Tacuara movement.

Shukairy's "salute" to the Tacuara movement was voiced Friday before the General Assembly's Special Political Committee which is currently debating the Arab issue. Lucio Garcia del Solar, Argentine representative in the committee, immediately objected to the Shukairy "salute," telling the United Nations that his people and Government reject everything that Tacuara advocates.

Embarrassed Arab diplomats, annoyed for many years by Shukairy's intemperate attacks against Israel and Jews, let it be known that they are asking the Saudi Government to take Shukairy away from the UN. Some of the Arab diplomats apologized personally not only to Argentineans here but also to other Latin Americans, volubly assuring all that they felt Shukairy had gone much too far in his anti-Israeli drive by endorsing an open neo-Nazi movement like Tacuara.

A sharp protest against Shukairy's endorsement of Tacuara was received here today by Dr. Leopoldo Benites, of Ecuador, chairman of the committee in which Shukairy called for the "adoption" of Tacuara. The protest came from Label A. Katz, president of the International Council of B'nai B'rith, who visited Argentina last summer and probed into the neo-Nazi movement there.

"Never in the history of the United Nations" Mr. Katz wired Ambassador Benites, "has any delegate had the audacity to make the kind of outrageous proposal offered by Mr. Ahmad Shukairy when he recommended that the racist Tacuara be "adopted by the United Nations."

The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.

REMOVED, FIRED BY SAUDI ARABIA

The National Jewish Monthly. United States: B'nai B'rith., Vol. 77, 1962. p.1.
[https://books.google.com/books?&id=OjLnAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22removed%22]

Review Of The Month

Anti Semitism at UN

Arab delegates spouted the most vicious kind of anti-Semitism ever heard in the halls of the United Nations during a debate on the Arab refugee issue in the General Assembly's special political committee.

The worst statement was made by Ahmad Shukairy, of Saudi Arabia. He said, Argentina "should be saluted" because of its violently anti-Jewish youth organization, Tacuara, and added:
"Tacuara has proclaimed a crusade... we propose that Tacuara be adopted by the United Nations." This was too much even for Saudi Arabia's king Faisal, who removed Shukairy from his UN post.
Egypt's representative characterized Israelis as "Nazis," and ridiculed the "Jewish"-sounding names of Israeli leaders before they adopted Hebrew names.

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