Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Caroline Glick reminds us of other events that took place in in November
On November 28, 1941 the religious and political leader of the
Palestinian Arabs and one of the most influential leaders of the Arab
world Haj Amin el Husseini met with Adolf Hitler in Berlin. Husseini had
courted the Nazis since just after the Nazis rose to power in 1933.
Husseini was forced to flee the British Mandate in 1937 when he expanded
his fourth terror war against the Jews, that he began in 1936 to
include the British as well.
He fled to
Lebanon, and then in October 1939 he fled to Iraq. In April 1941 he
fomented a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq. As the British -- with massive
unheralded assistance from the Jews from the land of Israel -- were
poised to enter Baghdad and restore the pro-British government, Husseini
incited the Farhud, a 3-day pogrom against the Jews of Baghdad
that took place over the festival of Shavuot. 150 Jews were murdered. A
thousand were wounded and 900 Jewish homes were destroyed.
the coup defeated and the Jews murdered, Husseini escaped to then
pro-Nazi Iran and then in October to Germany by way of Italy. (He was
flown out of Iran on an Italian Air Force plane, and feted by Mussolini
when he landed in Rome).
He arrived in Berlin
and two and a half weeks later he had a prolonged private meeting with
Hitler. There, on November 28, 1941, two months before the Wannssee
Conference, where the German high command received its first orders to
annihilate European Jewry, Hitler told Husseini that he intended to
eradicate the Jewish people from the face of Europe.
remained in Berlin through the end of the war and served as a Nazi
agent. In Berlin he broadcast daily diatribes to the Arab world on
German shortwave radio in Arabic. Specifically Husseini exhorted them to
kill the Jews in the name of Allah and make common cause with the Nazis
who would deliver them from the Jews, the British and the Americans.
On Nov. 12 1942 the British led forces -- with the massive and
unreported support of Jewish commando and engineering units from the
land of Israel -- defeated Germany's Afrika Corps led by Gen. Rommel in
the second Battle of Alamein. With the German defeat, the specter of a
German occupation of the Middle East was removed. Husseini and Himmler
had planned that under German occupation, the Arabs would expand the
Holocaust to the 800,000 Jews of the Arab world and the 450,000 Jews in
the land of Israel. To this end, the Germans had organized the
Einzatzgruppen Afrika unit attached to Rommel's army. Under the command
of SS LTC Walter Rauff, it was tasked with murdering Jews located in the
areas that were to come under German occupation.
is fitting that yesterday, on the anniversary of Hitler's meeting with
Husseini, Germany announced that it would not oppose Husseini's heirs'
bid to receive UN recognition of a Palestinian state that seeks Israel's
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