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Part II of: 'Issa Basil Bandak: Pro Islamists over Christians, Nazi fan and "student" of its propaganda in 1933, Mufti's ally in 1948'

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Submitted by Charles (United States), Jan 3, 2023 at 20:17

Land Reborn. (1950). United States: American Christian Palestine Committee. p.7:

Concerning Yusif El-Bandak

By William Lindsay Young

William Lindsay Young, distinguished minister and educator, leader in the fight for brotherhood, was formerly president of Park College and is now vice-president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. His impressions of El-Bandak substantiate the conclusions reached in our memorandum on El-Bandak of a year ago.
After careful investigation we submitted the following facts:

(1) EI-Bandak appears to have been a former collaborator with the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el Husseini, cohort of Hitler during World War II;
(2) El-Bandak has made close contacts with anti-Semites and pro -fascists (Mohamed Maher in Egypt and Merwin K. Hart in America);
(3) he has accepted funds from Hart;
(4) while claiming to represent the Christian Arabs of Bethlehem, his main purpose appears to be to attack Jews, Zionists and Israel; and
(5) the anti-Semitic press in America has given him and his message complete support.

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Related:

In 1947, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith cited Merwin K. Hart's National Economic Council along with Gerald L. K. Smith's Christian Nationalist Crusade and the Ku Klux Klan as organized anti-Jewish organizations... which had significant influence, resources and membership."

[https://mainejews.org/docs/Colby/ADLReportAntiSemitism1947.pdf]

Anti-Semitism in the United States in 1947.
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1948. p. 15.

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