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Achilles, the mythical warrior, fighting under protection of magical bathwaters was—almost—invincible. But mother had neglected to wash the heel! A poisoned arrow found that heel one day and killed him. Hence our popular expression: everybody, no matter how strong, has an ‘Achilles heel.’ Israel’s enemies have theirs and, October last, Netanyahu exposed it.
It was November of 1941, shared the prime minister at a conference, when Hajj Amin al Husseini, trailing a wake of antisemitic massacres upon which rested his prestige, entered Berlin triumphantly to meet with Adolf Hitler. Husseini, Arab Palestinian and Mufti of Jerusalem, carried considerable weight in the Muslim world and was seen in Berlin as “a future leader of all Arabs and Muslims, perhaps even reviver of the Islamic caliphate.” Once in Berlin, Husseini convinced the German dictator not to expel the European Jews to the British Mandate for Palestine. Better to burn them. That, said Netanyahu, nudged the Nazis into full genocide.
With the speed of lightning, a stampede of ‘authorities’ galloped all over the media screaming that this was a lie, that the Nazis didn’t need any convincing and, moreover, absurdly, that Netanyahu was “absolving Hitler.” My intention, he returned, was not that, but to recognize Husseini’s role in the organization of the Holocaust. Reaching for new heights of absurdity, the media reported this as a “retraction.”
The documentation linking Husseini, at the highest level, to the Holocaust is abundant, even redundant. And it was so well known at the close of the great conflict that British parliamentarians hotly demanded that he be tried at Nuremberg for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Those reporting Netanyahu’s comments had a golden opportunity to educate the public, mostly still in bliss about all this. But the media put the spotlights on a minuscule detail—who was it that first had the genocidal idea?—and distracted us from the important stuff: that Husseini was a great Nazi exterminator of Jews.
Why so important?
Because Husseini is:
1) the acknowledged (and revered) founding father of the Arab Palestinian movement;
2) mentor to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, for whom he procured Nazi German training; and
3) creator of PLO/Fatah, today’s ‘Palestinian Authority.’
The famous ‘Peace Process,’ it follows, is seeking to separate a vital territory from Israel—from the haven from extermination—and hand it over to the political heirs of the exterminators!
No such process can bring peace to the Jews, the target in PLO/Fatah’s genocidal sights. Neither can it bring peace to the Arab Palestinians, because—just as the Nazis did with the Germans— PLO/Fatah turns them into cannon fodder.
So here is the ‘Achilles heel’ of all who seek to raise the prestige of the ‘Palestinian Authority’ and delegitimize Israel.
Why? Because any such campaign must recruit political support: a critical mass. In order for many Westerners to throw their weight against Israel—and for many Israelis to give in to such pressure—the ‘Palestinian Authority’ must be represented as the liberator of an oppressed people, not as Adolf Hitler’s genocidal heir. More than one Westerner will blush with shame to find him or herself supporting a Nazi organization. For this very reason, to broadcast the origins of the ‘Palestinian Authority’ is to aim an arrow straight at the Achilles’ heel of Israel’s enemies.
We may now evaluate the ‘Jews control the media’ hypothesis. For if ‘the Jews,’ as we always hear, control the media, why didn’t they broadcast before the relationship between the Nazis and the Palestinian movement? And why do they all rush Netanyahu the minute he dares to squeak? It would seem, rather, that the media are on a short antisemitic leash.
But the antisemites, I would say, control more—much more. Twelve years ago, when I dared to squeak and was smashed by an anvil, I began to form this hypothesis.
In those days, on the strength of my merits as an anthropologist focused on the history, psychology, and ethnology of ethnic conflict, I had been hired as a professor of cultural and evolutionary psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and at its Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, a joint creation of the political science and psychology departments. One day, as I researched the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, I came across the Nazi origins of PLO/Fatah. When I published this documentation on Israel National News (Arutz Sheva), my superiors, after warning me that I was “committing academic suicide,” canceled my courses and denied my reappointment.
That was apparently not quite enough: the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article attacking me and FOX-NEWS sought to finish me off with a bullying session. These media chose to speak of anything at all except what I had documented: the Nazi roots of the ‘Palestinian Authority.’ The powerful, it seems, do not want these roots in the open.
Last week these memories came back to me in a rush.
By invitation, I gave a conference on Sunday, November 8, at an event called ‘Día Limud,’ organized by the Mexican Jewish community. I spoke there of what Netanyahu had shared, and I emphasized that the weightiest issue here is that PLO/Fatah, today’s ‘Palestinian Authority,’ was created by an author of the Holocaust, and this information is the Achilles’ heel of the enemies of Israel.
In attendance, José Hamra Sassón, former News Director of Channel 11 (TV), demanded that I produce, that very minute, a reference—any reference, just one, from an academic, whoever it might be, but a single one!—claiming that Husseini had had anything whatever to do with the creation of PLO/Fatah.
I will be happy to send that to you, I began to answer, but I could never finish, for he interrupted me to demand that I cite the academic in that very instant. Several times I tried to answer but it was impossible to make myself heard over his increasingly heated interruptions. Neither the moderator nor myself could recover the control of my conference—not until, that is, the entire audience had overwhelmed him with loud protests. When my talk ended, Hamra lamented bitterly to me that “so many people follow you and listen to you.” I counted 26 people in attendance—an intolerably vast multitude.
I approached Hamra later in the hallway to suggest that his behavior was consistent with a provocation. He denied it. The problem, he said, was that I had never answered his ‘question’: I had not named a single academic—not even a one—. Very well, I said, Howard Sachar: he explains in A History of Israel that Al Fatah was a creation of Husseini’s Arab Higher Committee. He returned: “I have ten historians who say the opposite.” That reply, I proposed to him, was consistent with an intent to provoke. At this he promised that he would consult Sachar’s book.
I took an arrow from his quiver and asked him to give me, from the alleged multitude of academics who dispute Husseini’s role in the creation of PLO/Fatah, the name of one. There seemed to be some difficulty in choosing just one, but in the end he said: Barry Rubin. I promised to check it out.
The recently departed Barry Rubin co-wrote his last book with Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, which is on the subject of the relationship between various Muslim movements and the Nazis. In this saga, Husseini and Arafat figure prominently as central characters. On the relationship between them, the authors write:
“On December 29, 1968, at a meeting in the ex-grand mufti’s home near Beirut, al-Husaini anointed Arafat as his successor. The movement would be directed by these two sequential leaders and their similar philosophy and methods for an astounding eighty-three years, from al-Husaini’s becoming grand mufti in 1921 to Arafat’s death in 2004. In December 1968, the thirty-nine-year-old Arafat, leader of the Fatah guerrilla group, was about to take over a PLO hitherto dominated by the Nazi collaborator Abd an-Nasir. But Arafat’s success would be all the more secure if he received the seventy-one-year-old al-Husaini’s endorsement. Al-Husaini gave it after lecturing Arafat for several hours on how he should go about destroying Israel and replacing it with a Palestinian Arab state. Within a few weeks Arafat controlled the movement as thoroughly as al-Husaini had ever done.”
In his blog, titled Facing the Mirror – Israel-Palestine Co-existence, Hamra writes that “to disown roots, by omission or commission, is to grow in error.” This principle appears to admit of an exception: PLO/Fatah’s roots. Because Hamra is so committed to seeing these particular roots disowned that he organizes disturbances if anybody mentions them, and he justifies himself on the authority of historians who, as we see, do not even support him. I fret a bit, therefore, over the probable quality of the news at Channel 11.
Before I left, Hamra explained to me that my work is dangerous because it “creates enemies.” In other words, I (gratuitously) invent enemies where none exist (namely, PLO/Fatah). And that, he told me, “is what Hitler did.”
Once again the same pattern: the minute somebody points to the link between Husseini, a Nazi exterminator of Jews, and PLO/Fatah, now better known as the ‘Palestinian Authority,’ those responsible for media content let their tongues run amok.
Would you like to defend Israel? Then share these facts. You will also be defending, by the way, the Arab Palestinians, for they are daily oppressed and abused by PLO/Fatah (as you might expect from an organization created by Nazis).
Francisco Gil-White, anthropologist
and historian, is a professor at ITAM (Mexico City) and
author of ‘Hajj Amin al Husseini’, Tome 1 of The
Collapse of the West: The Next Holocaust and its Consequences
(for sale at Amazon).
How did the 'Palestinian movement' emerge?
The British sponsored it. Then the German Nazis, and the US.
The CIA protected Adolf Eichmann, architect of the
Nazi training was CIA-sponsored
The Collapse of the West: The Next Holocaust and its
Footnotes and further reading
 Rubin, Barry; Schwanitz, Wolfgang G. (2014-02-01). Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East.Yale University Press. Kindle Edition. (p. 5).
“Palestinian mufti convinced Hitler
to massacre Europe's Jews, Netanyahu says”; Jerusalem Post; 21 October 2015.
 “Did Netanyahu absolve Hitler and trivialize the
Shoa?”, from THE NETANYAHU BOMBSHELL: Founder of Palestinian movement
instigated the Holocaust; Historical and Investigative Research; 10 Nov 2015;
by Francisco Gil-White
 Gil-White, F. (2014). El Colapso de Occidente: El Siguiente Holocausto y sus Consecuencias (Tomo 1: Hajj Amin al Husseini). México, DF: FACES (Fundación para el Análisis del Conflicto, Étnico y Social).
this true?”, from THE NETANYAHU BOMBSHELL: Founder of Palestinian movement
instigated the Holocaust; Historical and Investigative Research; 10 Nov 2015;
by Francisco Gil-White
did the ‘Palestinian movement’ emerge? The British sponsored it. Then the
German Nazis, and the US.”; from UNDERSTANDING THE PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT;
Historical and Investigative Research; 13 June 2006; by Francisco Gil-White
NAZIS AND THE PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT: Documentary and discussion”; Historical
and Investigative Research; 26 July 2013; by Francisco Gil-White
 To see a better version of the documentation originally published in Israel National News:
did the ‘Palestinian movement’ emerge? The British sponsored it. Then the German
Nazis, and the US.”; from UNDERSTANDING THE PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT; 13 June
2006; by Francisco Gil-White
June 17, 2003; by Francisco Gil-White
 “PROFESSOR SAYS HIS VIEWS MAY COST JOB: Penn officials deny academic freedom is at issue. They point to questions about the quality of his research and teaching”; Philadelphia Inquirer; Feb. 11, 2005; by Patrick Kerkstra, Inquirer Staff Writer
Para leer el texto de este artículo, y
un análisis del mismo, ver:
Francisco Gil-White is interviewed by Hannity & Colmes (FOX-NEWS); Historical and Investigative Research;
 Howard Sachar writes:
“...in February 1967 the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] leader [Ahmed Shukeiry] was wounded in an assassination attempt. For the while, as a result, the organization was at least partially immobilized by factional intrigues.
Not so a rival, and even more radical Palestinian group in Syria, the Fatah (Arab Liberation Movement), organized several years earlier by veterans of the Mufti’s [Hajj Amin al Husseini’s] former Arab Higher Committee.
...From the outset... the Fatah’s reputation depended largely upon the success of its Moslem traditionalist approach of jihad against Israel, and upon conventional infiltration methods.”
SOURCE: Sachar, H. 1982 . A history of Israel: From the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Knopf. (pp.619, 698)
Soon after this, Al Fatah swallowed the PLO:
“By …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)
 Rubin, B., & Schwanitz, W. G. (2014). Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. (p.238)
NOTE: The authors document this meeting with contemporary reports from Lebanese intelligence.
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