There's been a lot said and written about Israel, the Palestinians and The Holocaust lately so it's an appropriate time to cover the real facts about the subject.
One significant Palestinian leader during World War 2 was Haj Amin al Husseini (pictured above with a friend. You can read about his exploits here and about his meeting with The Fuehrer here. This man's philosophy is related closely to both major Palestinian political groups and his impact on them has been immense. In an interview in 2002 the late Yasser Arafat called Husseini, "our hero". Husseini was named a local leader of the Muslim Brotherhood after its establishment in Jerusalem in the mid-1940s. This was the movement that later was to spawn Hamas whose charter advocates the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews.
When Hamas forced open its border with Egypt in January, 2008, Muslim Brotherhood representatives travelled to Gaza to meet with Hamas. The meeting was not reported by the majority of the world's media and certainly not by the usual suspects who make it their business to hide the nasty side of Palestinian politics.
That nasty side includes a long history of Palestinian Holocaust Denial about which the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was one of the main proponents. Abbas was in it deep this week when the so-called "good guy" and moderate leader showed his true colours accused Israel of "international terrorism", saying its assault on Gaza constitutes "more than a holocaust". It says something about our media that this statement was ignored by those reporting on the conflict here but openly covered by Al Jazeera.
But then our media blames Israel, which is defending itself against what the United Nations calls terrorism, for harming the peace process while Abbas, the Holocaust Denier, said this week that he was "honored" to have fired the first bullet of the Fatah terror organization in 1965, and to have taught terror tactics around the world, including to such groups as Hizbullah. In an in-depth interview published today in the Jordanian daily Al-Dustur, he said that the PA is "unable" to pursue armed conflict for now, but said that "in the future stages things may be different." He also rejected Israel as a Jewish state, and said that it was the PA's rejection of Israel's Jewishness that almost aborted the Annapolis Conference last November - Palestine Media Watch. Of course, this news won't appear in your local paper unless you can find the blank pages.
Little wonder that Palestinian leaders and their willing accomplices in the media have been doing their bit for the Holocaust Denial industry by revising history and playing games with the words "shoah", hashoah" and "holocaust" and little wonder that the Hamas dupes in our local media highlight the U.N's condemnation of Israel's operations in Gaza and ignore the fact that even its Secreary General described Hamas' quassam attacks which caused the escalation in the violence in the first place as "terrorism".
Joseph Goebbels must be smiling to himself today.