When Jews and Arabs Fought Together against the Nazis

Aug. 12 2019

While the story of the cooperation of the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, with the Third Reich has been told many times, an Israeli historian has recently published an article, based on extensive research, showing that many Palestinian Arabs instead chose to cast their lot with the Allies during World War II. Mustafa Abbasi, who came to the topic via research into his own family history, has found that the British created many Palestine-based units, made up of Jews and Arabs, to fight against Germany. Nadav Shragai explains:

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More about: Amin Haj al-Husseini, Israeli Arabs, Mandate Palestine, World War II

 

The First-Ever Trial of an Israeli Prime Minister Is Also a Trial of the Country’s Judicial System

Sunday was the first day of Benjamin Netanyahu’s long-awaited trial on three corruption-related charges. At issue, writes Shmuel Rosner, are not so much the facts of the case but the legality of Netanyahu’s actions. For his own part, Netanyahu has accused the Israeli justice system itself overstepping its bounds, and many Israelis support such a claim, as Rosner writes:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politics