Lest there be any remaining doubt, this telegram has been recently unearthed in the Israeli archives. Sent by Heinrich Himmler to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in 1943, it conclusively vindicates the fact that the Arab struggle has historically been with the Jews, not Zionists. We know from other pronouncements that the Mufti’s declared enemy is Jews ‘wherever you find them’, including the Arab world. The Mufti was the chief source and instigator of the incitement leading to the Farhud in Iraq in 1941. (With thanks: Lily)
A telegram from Heinrich Himmler to the grand mufti of Jerusalem has been found in the archives of Israel’s National Library.
Believed to have been sent in 1943, it contains a promise by Hitler’s deputy to Haj Amin al-Husseini that the German Reich will stand behind the Arabs of Palestine and support their struggle against “Jewish intruders.”
Published on the library website on Wednesday, the telegraph notes that the struggle against world Jewry has been a principle of the German National Socialists from the start, and that the regime has always followed “with particular sympathy,” the struggle of “freedom-loving Arabs,” especially those in Palestine battling the Jews.
“The joint recognition of the enemy and the struggle together against it are what build the solid basis between the National Socialists of Greater Germany and freedom-loving Muslims of the world,” Himmler wrote.
The telegram concludes with the SS chief sending the mufti his warm greetings on the “unhappy” anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and best wishes for the continuation of the struggle.