According to their version of history the decision to "Partition" "Palestine" Arab lands was inspired solely by the view of the flotsam and jetsam of the survivors of European Jewry that tortured the opinion of the world. These "Falestinian" apologists claim that the Partition was being unfairly "imposed" on the Arabs of Palestine unfairly.
The Arabs believe that the Europeans who felt guilty about "their Jews", should have assumed the burden of accepting Jewish refugees back among them, rather than imposing them on the indigenous Arab population and calling for the establishment of a Jewish state, even if it were to be in only part of the Mandated Palestinian Area.
"He was one of Eichmann's best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chambers of Auschwitz." --- Testimony Of Deiter Wisliceny At The Nuremberg Trials in July 1946.
|Photo of telegram from Himmler to the Mufti|
"To the Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini. The National-Socialist movement of greater Germany has made its fight against world Jewry a guiding principle since its very beginning. For that reason it has been closely following the battle of freedom-seeking Arabs—and especially in Palestine—against the Jewish invaders," wrote the SS commander.
Himmler continued, saying, "The joint recognition of the enemy, and the joint battle against him are what creates the firm allegiance between Germany and freedom-seeking Muslims all over the world."
Himmler ended the letter with congratulations to the Mufti, saying, "In this spirit, I am happy to wish you on the first anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, warm wishes for the continuation of your battle until the big victory."
- First, I will keep up my fight until the complete destruction of the Judeo-Bolshevik rule has been accomplished.
- Second, during the struggle (and we don't know when victory will come, but probably not in the far future) we will reach the
- Third, then I would like to issue a declaration; for then the hour of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived.
Germanyhas no ambitions in this area but cares only to annihilate the power which produces the Jews.
- Fourth, I am happy that you have escaped and that you are now with the Axis powers. The hour will strike when you will be the lord of the supreme word and not only the conveyor of our declarations. You will be the man to direct the Arab force and at that moment I cannot imagine what would happen to the Western peoples.
- Fifth, I think that with this Arab advance begins the dismemberment of the British world. The road from
Rostovto Iranand Iraqis shorter than the distance from Berlinto Rostov. We hope next year to smash this barrier. It is better then and not now that a declaration should be issued as (now) we cannot help in anything.
- Arabic-language radio propaganda station, that broadcast anti-Semitic propaganda in Arabic from 1939 until the Nazi party collapsed in 1945. This radio station was highly popular and could be heard throughout the Middle East.
- espionage and fifth column activities in Muslim regions of Europe and the Middle East;
- the formation of Muslim Waffen SS and Wehrmacht units in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo-Metohija, Western Macedonia, North Africa, and Nazi-occupied areas of the Soviet Union; and,
- the formation of schools and training centers for Muslim imams and mullahs who would accompany the Muslim SS and Wehrmacht units.
- the dissemination of Nazi propaganda translated into Arabic designed to encourage protests against British and French occupation.
"Vu Ahin Zol Ikh Geyn?
Tell me where shall I go,
Who can answer my plea?
Tell me where shall I go,
Every door is locked to me?
Though the world’s large enough,
There’s no room for me I know,
What I see is not for me,
Each road is closed, I am not free—
Tell me where shall I go."
White Paper" policy. Britain redefined Jewish immigration by restricting its flow according to the country's "economic capacity" to absorb the immigrants. In effect annual quotas were put in place as to how many Jews could immigrate. However, Jews who were able to pay a large sum of money (500 Pounds) were allowed to enter the country freely.
The Mufti's plans severely limited Jewish immigration to the British held Mandatory Territory. Jews who wished to leave Nazi Germany, and the conquered areas before plans for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" were made on January 20, 1942 at the Wannsee Conference, could not enter the promised Jewish Homeland. Arab and anti-Semitic pressures prevented the Jews of Europe from finding countries willing to accept Jews. This "Closed Door Policy" led directly to the genocide of six million Jews in the Holocaust.
In an interview with former Dachau inmate Theodore Haas, conducted by Aaron Zelman in 1990 he Haas states;
"I was arrested November 10th, "for my own personal security." I was 21 years old. My parents were arrested and ultimately died in a concentration camp in France. I was released from Dachau in 1941, under the condition that I leave Germany immediately."A distant relative in the Mid-Western United States was able to guarantee his entrance to the USA by signing an affidavit that he would be no financial burden to the US Immigration Service. "This was common procedure before the "Final Solution."
Theodore Haas was only able to survive the Holocaust because he was released from Dachau in 1941, before implementation of the plans for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" at the Wannsee Conference and because he had a place to go.
At the Wannsee Conference in 1942 the director of the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security Office; RSHA) SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich voiced the disappointed of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime at the problems encountered concerning the "Jewish Question".
The main purpose of the Wannsee Conference, lead by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, was to ensure the cooperation of administrative leaders of various government departments in the implementation of the now proposed "Final Solution" of the "Jewish Question."
During the course of the conference, Heydrich outlined how European Jews would be rounded up from west to east and sent to extermination camps in the area of General Government (the occupied part of Poland), where they would be exterminated.
In this carefully calculated, organized arrangement, most of the Jews of German-occupied Europe would be rounded up to be deported by thoroughly coordinated train transportation to specially constructed death camps in Poland.
These facilities were to be specially constructed for the systematic murder in an economically efficient manner of large numbers of Jews in gas chambers. Careful planning for the construction of crematoriums with large industrial size ovens with special elevators to bring the bodies up from the underground gas chambers were carefully made and implemented.Consideration for the re-use of the belongings of the murdered Jews from their hair, clothing, shoes, bones and even ashes was made with German efficiency so as to make the extermination of the Jews profitable..
Conference attendees included representatives from several government ministries, including state secretaries from the Foreign Office, the justice, interior, and state ministries, and representatives from the Schutzstaffel (SS).
In an 2001 HBO/BBC TV re-enactment of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, "Conspiracy" Reinhard Heydrich (played by Kenneth Branagh) the main architect of the Holocaust states that
"Emigration of the Jews is not a solution, because: "Who will take them? Even in theAmerica’s and the western world's lethargic response to the Nazi measures that became embodied in the Holocaust was embodied in the question; "Who will take them?”
US, as Jews are whispering in Roosevelt's ear, they turn them away." Then, with studied rhetoric, he announces: "From Laplandto Libya, from Vladivostokto Belfast, no Jews. Not one." This statement elicits an approving table-thumping by those present at the conference.
In 1936 President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt proposed to the British to allow free Jewish immigration to the Palestinian Mandated Territory but the British refused due to the "blackmail" and threat of revolt brought upon them by The Grand Mufti Of "Palestine" Haj Amin Al-Husseini. The critical period of 1938-1941 was the period of the beginnings of war in
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Berlin, April 28, 1942
Your Eminence: the Grossmufti of Palestine
Amin El Husseini.
In response to your letter and to the accompanying communication of His Excellency, Prime Minister Raschid Ali El Gailani, and confirming the terms of our conversation, I have the honour to inform you:
The German Government appreciates fully the confidence of the Arab peoples in the Axis Powers in their aims and in their determination to conduct the fight against the common enemy until victory is achieved. The German Government has the greatest understanding for the national aspirations of the Arab countries as have been expressed by you both and the greatest sympathy for the sufferings of your peoples under British oppression.
I have therefore the honour to assure you, in complete agreement with the Italian Government, that the independence and freedom of the suffering Arab countries presently subjected to British oppression, is also one of the aims of the German Government.
Germany is consequently ready to give all her support to the oppressed Arab countries in their fight against British domination, for the fulfillment of their national aim to independence and sovereignty and for the destruction of the Jewish National Home in Palestine.
As previously agreed, the content of this letter should be maintained absolutely secret until we decide otherwise.
I beg your Eminence to be assured of my highest esteem and consideration.
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Berlin July 25, 1944To His Excellency
Joachim von Ribbentrop
The Minister for Foreign Affairs,
I have previously called the attention of your Excellency to the constant attempts of the Jews to emigrate from
Europein order to reach Palestine, and asked your Excellency to undertake the necessary steps so as to prevent the Jews from emigrating. I had also sent you a letter, under date of June 5, 1944, in regard to the plan for an exchange of Egyptians living in Germanywith Palestinian Germans, in which I asked you to exclude the Jews from this plan of exchange. I have, however, learned that the Jews did depart on July 2, 1944, and I am afraid that further groups of Jews will leave for Palestinefrom Germanyand Franceto be exchanged for Palestinian Germans.
This exchange on the part of the Germans would encourage the Balkan countries likewise to send their Jews to
Palestine. This step would be incomprehensible to the Arabs and Moslems after your Excellency's declaration of November 2, 1943that "the destruction of the so-called Jewish national home in Palestineis an immutable part of the policy of the greater German Reich" and it would create in them a feeling of keen disappointment.
It is for this reason that I ask your Excellency to do all that is necessary to prohibit the emigration of Jews to
Palestine, and in this way your Excellency would give a new practical example of the policy of the naturally allied and friendly Germanytowards the Arab Nation.
Haj Amin al-Husseini
The Mufti of
Rome June 28, 1943His Excellency
The Minister of Foreign Affairs for
You no doubt know of the struggle between the Arabs and Jews of Palestine, that it has been and what it Is, a long and bloody fight, brought about by the desire of the Jews to create a national home, a Jewish State in the
Near East, with the help and protection of Englandand the United States. In fact, behind it lies the hope which the Jews have never relinquished, namely, the domination of the whole world through this Important, strategic center, Palestine, In effect their program has, among other purposes, always aimed at the encouragement of Jewish migration to Palestine and the other countries of the Near East. However, the war, as well as the understanding which the members of the Three-Power Pact have of the responsibility of the Jews for its outbreak and finally their evil Intentions towards these countries which protected them until now - all these are reasons for placing them under such vigilant control an will definitely stop their emigration to Palestine or elsewhere.
Lately I have been informed of the uninterrupted efforts made by the English and the Jews to obtain permission for the Jews living in your country to leave for
Palestinevia Bulgariaand Turkey.
I have also learned that these negotiations were successful since some of the Jews of Hungary have had the satisfaction of immigrating to
Palestinevia Bulgariaand Turkeyand that a group of these Jaws arrived In Palestine towards the end of last March. The Jewish Agency. which supervises the execution of the Jewish program, has published a bulletin which contains Important information on the current negotiations between the English Government and the governments of other interested states to send the Jews of Balkan countries to Palestine. The Jewish Agency quoted, among other things, its receipt of a sufficient number of immigration certificates for 900 Jewish children to be transported from Hungary, accompanied by 100 adults.
To authorize these Jews to leave your country under the above circumstances and in this way, would by no means solve the Jewish problem and would certainly not protect your country against their evil influence - far from it! - for this escape would make It possible for them to communicate and combine freely with their racial brethren in enemy countries in order to strengthen their position and to exert a more dangerous influence on the outcome of the war, especially since, as a consequence of their long stay in your country. They are necessarily in a position to know many of your secrets and also about your war effort. All this comes on top of the terrible damage done to the friendly Arab nation which has taken its place at your side in this war and which cherishes for your country the most sincere feelings and the very best wishes.
This is the reason why I ask your Excellency to permit me to draw your attention to the necessity of preventing the Jews from leaving your country for Palestine: and If there are reasons which make their removal necessary, it would be indispensable and Infinitely preferable to send them to other countries where they would find themselves under active control, for example, in Poland, in order thereby to protect oneself from their menace and avoid the consequent damages
Haj Amin al-Husseini
The Mufti of
"Palestine was part of the Province of Syria [...] politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity."
(Representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations in a statement to General Assembly in May 1947.
To the Arabs it was plain to them that the British should have given them the exclusive right to self determination when Great Britain contemplated carving up the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I.
According to the "Arabs of the Mandated Areas" it was the British who denied the Palestinians a formal representative body, a parliament of sorts that might have given them practice at democratic rule and set them on the path to future independence.
However the British officials made the creation of that elective body conditional upon Arab recognition of Jewish claims of the Yishuv [the Jewish community] as their “national home.” The Palestinians boycotted joint governing bodies which they were invited to participate in due to this “British” commitment.
“The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely, Mr. Horowitz that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight. You won't get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you. I am not sure we'll succeed, but we'll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it's too late to talk of peaceful solutions.”