Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dina Porat - Historian

“The mufti did not speak to Hitler in terms of ‘you should do this,’ or ‘what do you think of a final solution?’ Nor is it recorded that the mufti told Hitler to ‘burn them.’ Hitler never asked anyone what to do with the Jews,” Porat said. She did say, however, that Hitler told the mufti that he would “’continue his plans,’ meaning that he had already begun, and certainly not because the mufti asked him to.”
According to Porat, “all of the facts show that during Hitler and the mufti’s meeting, the ‘final solution’ was already under way.”
Porat explained that Hitler’s plan to exterminate European Jewry dated back to years before his meeting with Husseini, noting references to it in “Mein Kampf,” which was published in 1925, as well as the 1933 Nazi party charter and remarks in the Reichstag in 1939, when Hitler threatened to “exterminate the Jewish people.”

I am not getting into the argument whether Netanyahu was historical correct, I did that here, or whether he simply could have phrased himself better.  I'd just like to point out how Porat herself is misleading.

If she can go no further back than 1925 for the beginning of Hitler's extermination plans, well, then, the Mufti preceded him.

He instigated, initiated and participated in the April 1920 murderous riots against the Jews of Jerusalem and probably was indirectly involved in the 1921 pogroms.  His hatred of Jews, his religious intolerance for them and his plans to exploit his position as Mufti to kill Jews was much more entrenched politically and administratively than Hitler in those early stages.

You could even read it at Wikipedia:

From as early as 1920, he actively opposed Zionism, and was implicated as a leader of the 1920 Nebi Musa riots. Al-Husseini...was charged with inciting the Arab crowds [in 1920] with an inflammatory speech and sentenced in absentia to 10-years imprisonment by a military court, since by then he had fled to Syria...but was pardoned by the British. Starting in 1921, al-Husseini was appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, using the position to promote Islam, while rallying a non-confessional Arab nationalism against Zionism...

So, Prof. Porat, who was actively trying to eliminate Jews more?


P.S.  And the Mufti's plans for crematoria in the Dothan Valley?

1 comment:

NormanF said...

Israel's leftist historians seem desperate to whitewash Arab anti-Semitism.

No wonder they rushed to condemn Netanyahu with such alacrity.

After all, Koranic Jew-hatred and Nazi anti-Semitism have a lot more in common than they want to acknowledge.

Let's ask Dr. Porat what it is Hajj Amin al-Husseini did is any less evil than Hitler's intentions for the Jews.

Funny how leftists excuse the Arabs in a way they would never dream of giving a pass to the Germans.

Anti-Semitism is indivisible, stupid.