The Anti-Semitic Legacy of Amin Haj al-Husseini

Sept. 30 2015

Amin Haj al-Husseini, who was appointed “grand mufti” of Jerusalem in 1921, gained infamy for his violent opposition to Zionism and his friendship with Heinrich Himmler. Boris Havel argues that Husseini also played an important role in bringing anti-Semitism to the Muslim world through such wartime works as the pamphlet Islam and Judaism:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Arab anti-Semitism, History & Ideas, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Nazis, Quran

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror