“The Palestinian Arabs show on all levels a great sympathy for the new Germany and its Fuhrer, a sympathy whose value is particularly high as it is based on a purely ideological foundation,” a Nazi official in Palestine wrote in a letter to Berlin in 1937. He added: “Most important for the sympathies which Arabs now feel towards Germany is their admiration for our Fuhrer, especially during the unrests, I often had an opportunity to see how far these sympathies extend. When faced with a dangerous behaviour of an Arab mass, when one said that one was German, this was already generally a free pass.” [The above picture is of the Mufti of Jerusalem greeting his troops, the SS Muslim Hanzar Division]
The exent of Arab/Nazi cooperation during the 30’s and 40’s has been well documented, with noted historians such as Bernard Lewis mentioning that (about the Arabs): “a pro-Nazi past was a source of pride, not shame”(“Semites and Anti-Semites”, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1986, p.160.). Anti-Semitism took an important role in keeping the fascist orthodoxy vibrant with “purpose and meaning”, and would not have found a home if not for an already fertile ground waiting to receive it.
The British National Archives have historical documents showing a close working relationship between SS agents of the Third Reich and Palestinian Arab leaders within Mandatory Palestine. Read more here. All of this of course, makes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent remarks of: “Why did you come to give a piece of Islamic land and the territory of the Palestinian people to them?” look increasingly stupid as it is deceptive. The fact that the Palestinian Arab leader, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini “the Mufti of Jerusalem” was a staunch supporter of the Nazis, leader of the SS Hanzar division and a wanted war criminal, is enough to reject any revisionist claim of’ Arab innocence’ in the Third Reich’s Final Solution for the Jews. KGS