By Simon Fischler
Holocaust Remembrance Day has come and passed.
We Israelis observed our moment to stand and remember the six million Jews killed, mostly by Europeans during the Shoah.
I say mostly because there is an important part of the Holocaust WE FORGET TO REMEMBER.
We Israelis, and Jews throughout the world, tend to forget (or do not even know about) the undeniable, inexcusable participation of the local Arabs (happily calling themselves Palestinians today) and their leadership in the heinous Nazi crimes committed against the Jewish Nation during the Shoah.
Google the name Haj Amin al-Husseini, and what will you find?
You will find that Haj Amin al-Husseini was the leader of the Arabs in the Land of Israel, before and during World War II.
He invented what is basically the “Palestinian” cause of today.
Al-Husseini was also a firm believer in the racist, political movement called Pan-Arabism, or the domination of all indigenous peoples of the Near-East (and most of North Africa) by Arab, Muslim colonialists.
Haj was also a big buddy of Adolf Hitler.
When you Google Haj you get pictures of him sitting and planning the murder of Jews with Adolf Hitler in Berlin. You’ll also see pictures of Al-Husseini admiring the Balkan S.S. units he helped raise to kill Jews and fight the Allies.
The founder of the Israeli Arab and Palestinian cause was a Nazi WAR CRIMINAL, going so far as to create his own Final Solution for the Jews of Israel.
There are bona fide Nazi/Fascist historical credentials -- documentation that clearly delineates the roots of the Arabs of Israel and their “Palestinian Cause.”
This following excerpt is taken from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
“Muhammad Amin al-Husseini(189?-1974) was the Mufti (chief Muslim Islamic legal religious authority) of Jerusalem under the political authority of the British Mandate in Palestine from 1921 to 1937. His primary political causes were: 1) establishment of a pan-Arab federation or state; 2) opposition to further immigration of Jews to Palestine and Jewish national aspirations in Palestine; 3) promotion of himself as a pan-Arab and Muslim religious leader.”
“In exile between 1937 and 1945, al-Husseini, claiming to speak for the Arab nation and the Muslim world, sought an alliance with the Axis powers (Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy) based on their publicly recognizing 1) the independence of the Arab states; 2) the right of those states to form a union reflecting a dominant Muslim and specifically Arab culture; 3) the right of those states to reverse steps taken towards the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine; and 4) al-Husseini himself as the spiritual and political representative of this pan-Arab, Muslim entity. In exchange, al-Husseini collaborated with the German and Italian governments by broadcasting pro-Axis, anti-British, and anti-Jewish propaganda via radio to the Arab world; inciting violence against Jews and the British authorities in the Middle East; and recruiting young men of Islamic faith for service in German military, Waffen-SS , and auxiliary units. In turn, the Germans and the Italians used al-Husseini as a tool to inspire support and collaboration among Muslim residents of regions under Axis control and to incite anti-Allied violence and rebellion among Muslims residing beyond the reach of German arms.”
This part of the Holocaust has never been emphasized enough and it is crucial that a brighter light be shown on the complicity of the Arabs and their leadership in the Shoah.
Remembering does not just stop there, though!
In remembering the crimes and the complicity of the Arabs and their leadership against the Jewish Nation during World War II, we must also remember the racist immigration laws that the colonialist Arabs of Israel forced on the British during the White Paper scandal of 1939!
The ARAB RACE riots, strikes and pogroms against the Jews of Israel during the late nineteen twenties and thirties; along with the Hebron Massacre of Jews and complete displacement of the Jews of Hebron on the 24th. of October 1929, scared the British into creating The White Paper immigration laws (which were in complete contradiction of International law laid out in the San Remo conference);these laws greatly curtailed Jewish immigration into Israel.
Haj Amin al-Husseini played a critical role in fomenting the Arab race riots against the Jews by spreading violent lies, innuendo and anti-Semitic, militant, rhetoric.
Afraid of the Arab mob the British capitulated and almost completely stopped the immigration of Jews to their land. Haj Amin al-Husseini’s racist attitude toward the rights of the Jewish Nation also guaranteed the future Arab-Israeli wars, as did his ruthless threats and militancy.
While Jews from all over the world, but mostly from EUROPE, were banned through these oppressive and racist laws from entering their historical home, Israel, Arabs were allowed to pour in from Syria and Jordan giving them a greater numerical advantage.
What happened to the Jews who were denied entry to their land? All of their lights were extinguished in the hellish, fires of the Holocaust!
The Arabs of Israel or the Palestinians -- whatever you want to call them -- insured, through racist, immigration laws (far worse than anything seen in segregationist America or South Africa during the Apartheid Regime) that Jews would remain stuck in an ever increasingly hostile Europe and later die in the Shoah!
Meanwhile, today's Israeli Arabs, the freest Arabs in the world, the children of democracy also happen to be the children and grandchildren of Nazi, Fascists. Yet they are allowed to live freely in the democratic Jewish nation State of Israel.
The people living in Gaza and Judea/Samaria (The West Bank), who call themselves Palestinians, are likewise the children and grandchildren of Nazi Fascists.
Today they have the nerve to demand that Israel apologize to them for the war they started against Israel in 1948!
The war the Arabs started was a war based entirely on colonial, homicidal and racist principles.
It had one goal: to destroy Jewish self-determination in the land of the Israelite/Jewish/Hebrew people. A war intended to completely annihilate the Jews!
This war, started by the Arabs was nothing less than the legacy of the Nazis!
Just like the Nazis, the Arabs promised, even bragged to the world they would destroy Israel; kill every Jew inside of the country and toss the bloodied bodies into the Sea. The Arab leadership went so far as to promise the world that the whole of the Mediterranean Sea would be red with Jewish blood!
The Palestinians are the same people who lost the war they started, fleeing Israel to the neighboring Arab states – mostly at their own leaders' behest!
Their cause is rooted in the fascism and Nazism of World War II.
It is the Arabs who practice colonialism and downright racist, anti-Semitism.
We must NEVER FORGET this part of the Shoah. Further, we must continue to remind the rest of the world of the evil roots of the so-called Palestinian Cause.