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100+ Years to the lie by those haters who pretend to be "only anti Zionists" (Falastin)

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Submitted by Monica (United States), Jan 2, 2023 at 01:57

100+ Years to the lie by those haters who pretend to be "only anti Zionists" (Falastin)

* ON NOV.8.1913 A SHEIKH SULEIMAN AL-TAJI AL-FARUQI [معري فلسطين] WHO HAD PERSONAL CONFLICT WROTE A POEM FULL OF HATE COMBINING OLD RACIST TROPES WITH QURANIC THEMES.

* THE FALASTIN PAPER WAS BANNED IN 1914 FOR INCITING RACIAL HATRED.

* IT WAS REINSTATED
(ARGUING THEY ARE ONLY AGAINST ZIONISTS - SUPPOSEDLY) IN 1921, DESPITE WORRIES OF INCITEMENT AND OF MUFTI'S PROPAGANDA. WEEKS LATER ANTI-JEWISH VIOLENCE SPREAD.

* IN THE 1920S/30S IT WAS USED BY THE MUFTI AS A TOOL.

* IT GLORIFIED HITLER.

Sulaiman, K. A. (1984). Palestine and Modern Arab Poetry. United Kingdom: Zed. p.11:

Shaykh Sulayman al-Taji, a member of the Ottoman Patriotic Party in Jaffa, also contributed to the written exchange with the Jews over land he owned in the area of Tel Aviv. At the end of August 1913, he addressed an open letter to the mutasarrif and the prosecutor general in Jerusalem, which was published in Filastin under the banner "Freedom or Slavery: Justice or Tyranny?" Taji warned that the Jews had almost "conquered" Palestine, and that Jewish settlers near Zarnuqa despised the village and had waited for an opportunity to destroy it, which, in the event, was provided by nothing more than a dispute over a bunch of grapes on the vineyard.
In October, Taji addressed another open letter to the mutasarrif that was distributed in the form of a leaflet, and in November he published a poem, entitled "the Zionist danger" in Filastin. Although Palestine is not mentioned by name, Taji's repeated references to "our country" and his attacks against the authorities shiw him to be a local patriot first and an Ottoman loyalist second. In his poem, he combined Islamic motifs from the Qur'an and hadith to support his nationalist view, as well as tapping into classic European anti-Semitic tropes.

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Wistrich, Robert S.. A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group, 2010.
Chapter 21 'The "Liberation" of Palestine.':

The Arab case against Zionism during the late Ottoman period was tainted by an anti-Jewishness that had become part of the "daily bread in Palestine," to quote one prescient observer.
In November 1913,
a prominent leader of the Palestinian anti-Zionist campaign, Sheikh Sulayman al-Taji from Acre, published a poem entitled "The Zionist Danger" in Filastin. It related to Jews as [supposedly] "the weakest [sic. al-Taji] of all peoples and the least of them" who were constantly haggling with Arabs to obtain their land...

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Boonstra, J., Jansen, H., Kriesmeyer, J. (1989). Antisemitism, a History Portrayed. Netherlands: SDU / Anne Frank Foundation. 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.

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Zionism and Arabism in Palestine and Israel (RLE Israel and Palestine). (2015). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. p.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...

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The Palestine Post⁩, 22 May 1933

"Noble Hitler" — Says "FalPaper.

"Falastin" considers the Jews to be quite in the wrong in their criticism of anti-Jewish acts in Germany. Hitler is [sic] Innocent and Noble, strong and beloved by his people and has succeeded in saving [sic] his country from the vile (sic) Jews."
The Elders of Zion are also dragged into Falastin's article . They rule the world and do not like Hitler and are doing all they can to overthrow him, writes the Jaffa paper.

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