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1953: a duo Nazi-Arab - Ahmad Shukeiri & Issa Nakhleh - mission in Argentina

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Around 70 years ago, in 1953: a duo Nazi-Arab - Ahmad Shukeiri & Issa Nakhleh - mission in Argentina

'Anti-Jewish Activities of the Arabs in Argentine.' Buenos Aires: DAIA. April 1958.

Chapter V The Arab League In Argentina.

The Arab League is not officially recognized by Argentina...

Its representative until lately was Issa Nakhle, who, inter alia, published under his editorship the journal "America y Oriente", starting from November 20, 1952, until he left the country in "AMERICA Y ORIENTE" was a very efficient arm of the Arab propaganda, and reached wide circulation among the leading J'eronist circles, antisemitic nationalist groups, nazi elements and university circles.

On the other it is apparent now that Issa Nakhle was the factotum of said journal, and since he left the country, it stopped publication and it seems that at the moment there are no people capable to continue the work...

One of its objectives was to incite the hate against the Jews of our own country. Furthermore, by establishing an identity of ideals between the Arab countries and Latin-America, based on pretended common longings of "liberation from the imperialist yoke and the flowering of the nationalist movements for freedom and progress", the journal suggested the establishment of a block of Latin-American countries in support of the Afro-asian demands, and particularly in support of the Arab demands. At the same time, and from the start, "america y ORIENTE" attacked the Jews. In an article called "The Arab League and Bonn", it criticized the decision of the Bonn government to the amount of 715 million dollars to the Jews as reparations, echoing the Arab League's protest before Bonn against that decision. It referred very often to the problem of the Arab refugees of Palestine. lt went so far as to praise openly the criminal and terrorist action of the "fedayeen", counting some of their "prowesses".

The virulence and the deleterious effects of the propaganda campaign managed by "America y Oriente", caused the DAIA to present July 23,1954, an ample memorandum to the Minister of the Interior, in which it was said that "It has become a custom with Arab publications appearing in Argentina to attack regularly and systematically the Jews living in this country, to whom is thus made extensive the hate against Israel in the Middle fast."

Previously, on December 2nd, 1953, in a note addressed to the same ministry, DAIA had drawn the attention to the anti-jewish campaign of "El Diario Sirio-Libanes".- In order to furnish a more precise idea about the danger involved in our country by Issa Nakhle's action, we may add the fact that the Israeli ambassador felt compelled to make a presentation before the Ministry for Foreign Affairs by the end of 1956, in which he drew the attention "to the activities of an organism called "Delegation of the League of Arab States" and of its head, Mr. Issa Nakhle, stressing that by a campaign of instigation to racial and religious hate an attempt is being made to create in the public opinion a feeling contrary to the friendly relations between Argentina and Israel.

This poisonous agitation, carried out through the despatch of letters and pamphlets profusely distributed in the streets, propagates vicious slander, appealing to the most primitive instincts and attempts to convince the public of the existence of a "world Jewish [sic] plot ...".

This propaganda was a direct outgrowth of the one carried out in nazi Germany.

The presentation also stressed the fact that the person responsible for said campaign pretended to invest diplomatic character and was supposed to carry out a mission of the Syrian government before the Argentine government.

Issa Nakhle had started his activity in Buenos Aires several years earlier as Press Attache to the Egyptian Embassy, later he was the founder and editor of the journal "America y Oriente", known for its systematical anti-jewish campaign and its glorification of the totalitarian regimes, particularly of the nazi Germany.

In August 1956 Issa Nakhle returned to Argentina, after a prolonged trip to the Soviet Union, this time in his character of head of the "Delegation of the League of Arab States", armed with a diplomatic passport as plenipotentiary minister of the Syrian government.

This status created the mistaken impression that the formerly egyptian "diplomat" and present Syrian "diplomat" was exercising his authority with the Argentine government's consent Issa Nakhle, main promoter of the Arab propaganda campaigns has been succeeded by Nazih Hakim, who came to this country in June 1957 and henceforth deploys an intensive action, within the line established by his predecessor. He publishes pamphlets, inspires statements signed by institutions which seem to exist or revive only when there has to be signed some advertisement or statement,and gives lectures. Lately he has carried out a series of visits to the more important Arab communities in the provinces...

חרות | 29 נובמבר 1953.

שוקיירי יוצא לארגן את המהגרים הערביים באמריקה הדרומית.


Shukeiri sets out to organize the Arab immigrants in South America

New-York 28, (U.Pr.— ). The assistant secretary general of the Arab League, Mr. Ahmad Shukeiri, is about to conduct a journey, the tendency of which is to arouse the hearts of the five million Arab immigrants in the countries of South America for political and financial support for the Arabs of the Middle East.. ‬

Mr. Shukeiri revealed here today that the invitation to travel to the Arab communities in South American countries was presented to him by Mr. Issa Nakhla, editor of "America [& the] Orient," a Spanish-language magazine devoted to Arab affairs. In the invitation, the Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League is requested, in addition to conducting a tour of the Arab communities, to also establish in various countries in South America committees of the local Arabs, which will serve as propaganda centers for the Arab cause and create public opinion among the residents. Mr. Shukeiri added that the five million Arab immigrants in South America live in twenty countries, they take economic positions that make them the rulers of the economy in those countries, but unfortunately the Arab countries are not organized.



[Isa Nakhle, Najle]

Under his activity in the "Palestine Arab Delegation", its postal meter was used to mail neo-Nazi publicity material that had previously carried the title: "Adolf Hitler, the George Washington of Europe".

United States Congress, Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967, p. 22718.


Worked closely with neo Nazis: 1960s-80s.

'Facts,' Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, (1969), (Vol. 17), p.425.


Extremism on the Right: A Handbook, (1983), Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, p.49.


The American Spectator, (1986), Vol. 19, Saturday Evening Club, Publisher, American Spectator, p. 20.


Openly denied the Holocaust, at least since Nov 1972.

Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, (1972), Volume 21, p.7.




[Shukayri / Shuqayri / Shukairy / Shukeiry / Shugheiri]

He, his surroundings, cheered and prayed for Hitler's victory (1940-1).

Kedourie, E. (2012). Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies. (n.p.): Taylor & Francis, p. 189.


Actively helping Hitler since 1941.

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ..., (1961), Volume 107, Part 24, United States Congress, p.5735.


'Antiwar Group Warns Public of PLO Leader Shukairy.'

The Detroit Jewish News. Friday, February 03, 1967, p.9.


With Jamal Husseini, both rationalizing the Holocaust in 1946.

'Behind the British Conspiracy.' B'nai B'rith Messenger⁩, 12 July 1946⁩.


Came up with the "apartheid" slur on October 17, 1961. (And objecting to Eichmann being tried there).

'History's worst serial abusers.' The Canadian Jewish News. 30 November 2014.


Promoted neo-Nazi gang of Argentina to the UN, 30 Nov 1962.

Rein, R. (2022). Jewish Self-Defense in South America: Facing Anti-Semitism with a Club in Hand. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
Chapter 4.


Fired over this from his UN post.

'Israel's Relations with Non-arab Lands in Middle East Irk Arabs,' JTA, 12 September 1963.


Openly genocidal aims ahead of the 1967 Six-day war: "none of them will survive."

Lipstadt, D. E. (2016). Holocaust: An American Understanding. United Kingdom: Rutgers University Press.
From the MidEast to Moscow: Holocaust Redux?


New Outlook, Volume 16, Issue 1. Volume 17, Issue 1, 1973, p. 28.



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