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 Part 1 | An interpretation

Historical and Investigative Research – 23 October 2013
by Francisco Gil-White

Eichmann’s deputy, Dieter Wisliceny, provided the following chilling testimony at Nuremberg: “The Mufti played a role in the decision to destroy the Jews of Europe. The importance of his role cannot be ignored. . .  The Mufti was one of the initiators of the methodical destruction of the Jews of Europe and was a partner and consultant to Eichmann and Hitler on how to execute the plan. . .”

—Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking about Hajj Amin al Husseini, father of the Palestinian movement, at Bar Ilan University
(6 October 2013



Earlier this month, at Bar Ilan University, Benjamin Netanyahu explained that Hajj Amin al Husseini—Mufti of Jerusalem and father of the Arab Palestinian movement—played a leading role in the German Nazi extermination of the European Jews.

Here is a portion of what he said:

[Quote from Netanyahu’s speech beings here]

. . .The undisputed leader of the Palestinian national movement in the first half of the 20th century was Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini. The Mufti was the living spirit behind those same attacks I described [against innocent Jews in British Mandate Palestine]. . . All this is known, but here are some facts about the Mufti’s activities that are less well known:

On November 28, 1941, the Mufti flew to Berlin and met with Hitler. He expressed to Hitler his readiness to cooperate with Germany in any way. And he did so—both by recruiting Muslim fighters to join the ranks of the S.S. in the Balkans and by broadcasting propaganda for the Nazis. . . Between 1942 and 1944, he worked from his base in Berlin and tried to prevent Jews from being saved. . .

. . .On May 13, 1943, for example, the Mufti submitted a letter to the Nazi Foreign Minister Ribbentrop in which he objected to the understandings Germany made which allowed for the deportation of 4,000 Jewish children from Bulgaria. He asked to see, “everyone,” and I quote, “everyone wiped out”.

Eichmann’s deputy, Dieter Wisliceny, provided the following chilling testimony at Nuremberg: “The Mufti played a role in the decision to destroy the Jews of Europe. The importance of his role cannot be ignored. The Mufti repeatedly proposed to the authorities with whom he was in contact, first and foremost Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler, to destroy the European Jews. He saw in that an appropriate solution to the Palestinian question”. Wisliceny even provided hearsay evidence that the Mufti was directly involved in the Final Solution. “The Mufti was one of the initiators of the methodical destruction of the Jews of Europe and was a partner and consultant to Eichmann and Hitler on how to execute the plan. He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and constantly pushed him to speed up the destruction. With my own ears,” he said, “I heard him say that he visited the gas chambers of Auschwitz anonymously in the company of Eichmann”.

[Quote from Netanyahu’s speech ends here]

Before I process this, an important correction.

Dieter Wisliceny’s claim that “the Mufti [Hajj Amin al Husseini] was directly involved in the Final Solution” is not “hearsay evidence.” The term ‘hearsay’ applies to purported events not personally witnessed by the one giving testimony, but Dieter Wisliceny, who testified to the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, reported hearing Husseini’s words “with my own ears” (see above).

Does that make sense? It does.

The German Nazi Adolf Eichmann was chief architect and administrator of the Final Solution, and our witness—as Netanyahu himself points out—was “Eichmann’s deputy, Dieter Wisliceny.” He was Eichmann’s right-hand man, in close personal contact with his boss and any best friend of selfsame boss who may have acted as co-ruler of the death-camp system. Therefore, Wisliceny’s claim that Husseini, father of the Arab Palestinian movement, instigated, co-designed, and co-administered—with Eichmann—the extermination of the European Jews is eyewitness evidence.

Now, what do the above disclosures imply about the ongoing negotiations in Israel, collectively called Oslo ‘Peace’ Process?

Just this:

The Israeli ruling elite is negotiating to cede strategic territories of the State created to protect Jews from genocide to a movement created by the mastermind of the German Nazi genocide.

Isn’t this what they call treason?

The mind boggles. Why would Netanyahu—the Israeli prime minister—disclose facts that leave him open to the accusation of treason?

The Arab-Israeli conflict is at heart a propaganda war. And the strategic battleground is the mind of the average Western citizen, who, to support the Oslo Process, must imagine the Arab Palestinians as a suffering, deserving people—in other words, not followers of a Holocaust leader. So notice that by sharing Husseini’s background much earlier, Netanyahu could have

a)     stopped the Oslo Process in its tracks long before the 1993 signature; or

b)     scored a major propaganda victory against the Oslo Process at any time since that signature.

But instead of that, Netanyahu, who twice campaigned for prime minister on a platform of opposition to Oslo, turned around once in office and pushed the Oslo Process as fast as possible.[1]

So again: Why does Netanyahu now disclose these facts about the Mufti Husseini, which open him to the charge of treason?

Is it because he just found out?

Netanyahu is right that these “facts about the Mufti’s activities”—about his leading role in the Final Solution—“are less well known” than Husseini’s other (also antisemitic) activities. There has been a tremendous media, academic, and political silence about this, so ordinary people mostly don’t know about it.

But Netanyahu is not an ordinary person.

The Israeli government—which Netanyahu presides—pays great attention to the Arab Palestinian movement, and the facts about Husseini are publicly available in libraries. Moreover, Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) published the facts about Husseini in 2003.[2] And in 2007 Moshe Feiglin produced a tiny but audible squeak concerning Husseini’s masterminding of the German Nazi Final Solution.[3] It had to be audible to Netanyahu, because Feiglin is Netanyahu’s main rival within the Likud Party.

But all of that is nothing compared to this: Netanyahu’s own father, Benzion Netanyahu was prominent in the early attempt to get Husseini tried for war crimes:

“. . .[W]hen it was learned that the pro-Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin el-Husseini, was living in France at the end of the war, Benzion [Netanyahu] sponsored large newspaper advertisements featuring a photograph of Husseini meeting with Hitler and urging that he be tried for war crimes.”[3a]

And in fact Netanyahu did not say at Bar Ilan that he had just learned about Husseini’s Holocaust role.

This is interesting. Because Netanyahu could have protected himself (somewhat) if he had:

a)     claimed to have just learned about Husseini’s Holocaust role (or finally understood its importance, or something);

b)     apologized for his past pro-Oslo behaviors;

c)     declared an immediate end to the Oslo Process; and

d)     announced the impending eviction of Husseini’s followers from Israeli soil.

But he did none of this.

But did he, at least, suggest that his views may be changing? Did he question the wisdom of the ‘Two-State Solution’? Did he so much as propose a review of the Oslo Process?

He did not.

On the contrary. In his speech, Netanyahu went out of his way to make clear that Oslo will go forward (and full steam ahead).

In fact, Netanyahu wanted to “emphasize,” he said, that the “essential condition” for “concluding the negotiations” is just this: the ‘Palestinian Authority’ must “recognize the right of the Jewish people to its own country, the State of Israel.” That’s it: just utter a few words and it’s done.

¡Netanyahu is almost pleading with Husseini’s followers to help him complete the handover of strategic Israeli territory!

This probably explains why he presented his negotiating partner, the ‘Palestinian Authority,’ as “the more moderate elements in Judea and Samaria,” and expressed full confidence in them: “it is true,” he asserted, “that they do not engage in terror.”

Wait. What?

Here is just one example from September 2013 (last month):

“While Fatah head and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas negotiates with Israel for the creation of a PA state, Fatah’s armed branch, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, has declared war.

The Brigade issued a statement Tuesday announcing that it would give the “green light” to terrorist attacks targeting Israelis beginning on Friday.”[4]

When “Fatah’s armed branch,” the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades—“the deadliest Palestinian militia”[5]—gives “green light” to terror, it is Mahmoud Abbas who gives the orders, because he is “Fatah head and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.”

But then what is Netanyahu doing? To understand, you need certain facts that he left out of his speech.

As we document in the accompanying video, the first thing Husseini did upon meeting Hitler in November of 1941 was secure from the Führer the following promise: as soon as Germany had conquered the Middle East, “Germany’s objective would then be solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere under the protection of British power.”[6] Husseini’s first priority was to exterminate the Jews in British Mandate Palestine.

But the Germans did not conquer the Middle East.

Husseini would try again. He took refuge in Cairo, Egypt, and led the Arab Palestinians in the War of 1948, which Husseini ally—and Secretary General of the Arab League—Azzam Pasha announced as “a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”[7]

But the Arabs lost; Israel was born. Husseini now laid the groundwork for a new genocidal attempt. He was indefatigable.

Escaped German Nazi officers began arriving in Cairo in the 1950s to train Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser’s security forces and soldiers.[8] These same Nazis trained Husseini’s protégés: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and a few other adolescent recruits who became the founding core of Fatah (or Al Fatah).[9] Some time later Fatah swallowed a sister group, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization).[10] Later, with the Oslo ‘Peace’ Process, Fatah accrued yet another name, ‘Palestinian Authority,’ and gained entrance into the Jewish State.


Husseini has almost won. Netanyahu’s rush to conclude Oslo will give strategic territory of the Jewish State to Husseini’s direct, German Nazi-trained spawn.

So I ask, once again: Why has Netanyahu—by disclosing Husseini’s leading Holocaust role—opened himself to the charge of treason?

I propose the following hypothesis: Netanyahu had no choice.

The only scenario I can imagine that would leave Netanyahu with no choice is the following:

A significant number of Netanyahu’s followers—probably people at Bar Ilan University, since they vote Likud, and since he gave the speech there—have become aware of Husseini’s role in the German Nazi extermination of European Jewry. If Netanyahu says nothing, he will appear to be covering this up. So he was forced to say something.

But this is good news.

Those who would like better news still should disseminate the information about Husseini as widely as possible.

Then perhaps Netanyahu (or whoever) can be forced to do what this information demands: put a stop to the Oslo Process and evict PLO/Fatah (and Hamas) from Israel (including Gaza).


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Next article: Part 2 | What is treason?


Related readings _____________________________________________________

Op-Ed: What Netanyahu Didn't Say in Bar Ilan Speech II
Israel National News; by Ted Belman

The Nazis and the Palestinian movement
Documentary and discussion

Leaders Lied, Jews died.
Why have Israeli leaders been lying to their fellow citizens about the PLO/Fatah?

How did the 'Palestinian movement' emerge? The British sponsored it. Then the German Nazis, and the US.

Where’s Waldo?
The search for an Israeli politician who will speak the truth to Israelis

The Real Netanyahu
Is he defending Israel?


Footnotes and Further Reading

[1]The Real Netanyahu: Is he defending Israel?”; Historical and Investigative Research; 18 July, 2010; by Francisco Gil-White

[2] Op-Ed: Whitewashing the Palestinian Leadership-Part II; Israel National News; Tuesday, June 17, 2003; by Francisco Gil White

[3] Moshe Feiglin produced the following two published mentions of Husseini’s role in the extermination of the European Jews:

For more context, read:

Leaders Lied, Jews died: Why have Israeli leaders been lying to their fellow citizens about the PLO/Fatah?”; Historical and Investigative Research; 10 July 2007; by Francisco Gil-White (with the editorial assistance of Ted Belman)

[3a] Benzion Netanyahu: Patriarch of a Legendary Israeli Family”; The Jerusalem Post; March 2012; by

[4] “Fatah Declares War over Temple Mount: ‘Green Light’ on Terror: While Fatah head Abbas talks to Israel, Fatah’s armed wing declares war over Jewish visits to the Temple Mount”; Israel National News; 10 September, 2013; by Maayana Miskin.

[5] Newsday (New York, NY),  September 8, 2002 Sunday,  NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION,  Pg. A05,  1333 words,  WEST BANK; Inside the Crucible; An occasional series on te Israel-Palestine conflict; Militia Goes More Quietly; Al-Aqsa changes tactics after losses,  By Matthew McAllester. MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT


[6] The quotation comes from the German Nazi minutes of the meeting. (The link below reproduces the entire document.)


Author: Germany. Auswärtiges Amt [Foreign Ministry]. Title: Documents on German foreign policy, 1918-1945, from the archives of the German Foreign Ministry. Akten zur deutschen auswärtigen Politik. English Publisher: Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1949- Description: Book v. fold. maps. 24 cm.; Series D, Vol. XIII no. 515. NOTE: You may read the entire document at:



[7] Barnett, D., & Karsh, E. (2011). Azzam's Genocidal Threat. Middle East Quarterly, 18(4), 85-88.


[8] “PLO/Fatah's Nazi training was CIA-sponsored”; Historical and Investigative Research; 22 July 2007; by Francisco Gil-White


[9] “The mufti [Hajj Amin] barely escaped trial for [war crimes] by fleeing to Egypt in 1946. There he made young Yasser Arafat, then living in Cairo, his protégé. The mufti secretly imported a former Nazi commando officer into Egypt to teach Mr. Arafat and other teenage recruits the fine points of guerrilla warfare [NOTE: In fact, these Nazis were sent to Egypt by the CIA]. Mr. Arafat learned his lessons well; the mufti was so proud of him he even pretended the two of them were blood relations.”


SOURCE: Washington Times; August 9, 2002; "Yasser Arafat: Nazi trained", by David N. Bossie.


[10] “By [1970]…the splinterization of the guerilla ranks largely dictated the altered nature of their offensive against Israel. Nominally, most of them belonged to an umbrella coordinating federation, the Palestine Liberation Organization. Yet this prewar, Egyptian-dominated group had been seriously crippled by the June debacle, and its leader, Ahmed Shukeiry, had been forced into retirement. Since then, the PLO had experienced less a revival than a total reincarnation of membership and purpose under the leadership of Yasser Arafat. Consisting ostensibly of representatives of all guerilla organizations, the PLO in its resurrected form was almost entirely Fatah-dominated, and Arafat himself served as president of its executive. In this capacity he was invited to attend meetings of the Arab League, and won extensive subsidies from the oil-rich governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf.”


SOURCE: Sachar, H. 1982. A history of Israel: From the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Knopf. (p.698)





























































































































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