Did the Grand Mufti have a choice? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Barka
    • 12.12.10 | 18:23 (IST)

    He didn't want a Jewish state in Palestine, just as Israelis don't want a Palestinian state on the very same territory then and now. What's the difference? The Mufti hoped Hitler would keep the Jews from coming to Palestine during WW II, and Hitler did, as did the British. The Zionists hoped Hitler would help German Jews to move to Palestine during the 30s, and Hitler did that too, contributing to the Arab rebellion in 1936. Should the Zionists have refused to collaborate with Hitler in the Transfer Agreement? Not really. But Israelis today, and for the past decades, certainly have a choice not to do to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to the Jews: kick them out of their homes and transfer them to Jordan. Or worse

    from the article: The unholy alliance between Israel's Right and Europe's anti-Semites
    First published 01:39 12.12.10 | Last updated 01:39 12.12.10
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