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The Mufti of Jerusalem and Yasser Arafat

Hitler and the MuftiSince World War I, two men dominated the relationships between the Jews and the Arabs- the Mufti of Jerusalem, who eventually aligned himself with the Nazis, and Yasser Arafat, who formed the PLO in 1964.

  1. Primary sources
    1. A Brief Guide to Al Haram Al Sharif Jerusalem, 1929. Full Text or Summary
    2. Quotes from the Mufti of Jerusalem, 1921-1973.
    3. Haj Amin to the Peel Commission in Palestine, Nov./Dec. 1936.
    4. Summons to a Holy War Against Britain – A “Fatwa” Issued by Haj Amin al-Husseini, May, 1941.
    5. Mufti of Jerusalem to a Cairo Correspondent of the London Times, Aug. 1946.
  2. Newspaper articles
    1. Mufti Implies Arab Fight on Even U.S. Force, United Press, NY Herald Tribune, Nov. 10, 1947.
    2. Holy Land Battle- Mufti’s Son Killed as Arabs Push Haganah from Kastel Stronghold, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Apr. 9, 1948.
    3. Discouraged Arab Refugees, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 1948.
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Communities, Attitudes and Arab-Jewish Relations, important points from Albright, et al, Palestine- A Study of Jewish, Arab and British Policies, Vol. I, Yale University Press, 1947.
    2. Important Points from The Royal Commission and the Proposal of Partition, Albright, et al, Palestine- A Study of Jewish, Arab and British Policies, Vol. II, Yale University Press, 1947.
    3. Terrorism against Israel- Major Terror Attacks.
  4. Images
    1. Winston Churchill and the Mufti of Jerusalem
    2. Postcard of Adolf Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem Meeting in Berlin
    3. The Mufti Reviewing Bosnian Troops, Jan. 12, 1944.
    4. The Mufti, Giving the Nazi Salute, Reviewing Moslem SS Troops.
    5. The Mufti with Bosnian Volunteers of the Waffen SS
  5. Videos
    1. Hitler, the Mufti and the Arab World
    2. Anti-Semitism in the Muslim World
  6. Websites
    1. Hajj Amin Al-Husayni- The Mufti of Jerusalem
    2. Jewish Virtual Library- The Mufti and the Führer
    3. Jewish Virtual Library- Yasser Arafat (1929-2004)
    4. Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror

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