Sunday, August 27, 2006

Grand Mufti Real Estate

By now, we all have learned that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini, was a buddy of der Fuerher Adolf Hitler, a big fan of the Third Reich, and wanted the Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe duplicated in the Arab countries. But, was anyone aware he moonlighted as a real estate agent?

Frank Smitha, writes the history site MacroHistory. A snippet of the history of "Palestine to 1939; The 1929 Rising against Jews --

In the twenties, Zionists did buy some land for agriculture in Palestine, and Muslims who were poor and landless resented it. The Grand Mufti, al-Huseini, and other Muslim aristocrats made money selling this land to Zionist organizations at prices higher than they could sell to their fellow Muslims, but they also complained about Jews. According to hostile accounts they played a roll in stirring up additional hostilities against the Jews...

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


devildog6771 said...

Now that's one little tidbit I hadn't found in my studies of that region. I do know that the English, at that time, promised the Jews a return to their homeland but didn't really plan to follow through. The local English stationed in the area played a big role in the subsequent fighting. They supported the Arab position.

Two things forced the Brittish hand, the Jewish immigrants took things into their own hands. Thousands died as they made their journey to Israel. Many ports turned them away only to have their boats sink and such. The second was that Truman kept pushing for their recognition. He ultimately was the biggest determing factor because he voted yes and forced everyone elses hand

Truman was an interesting man. He was a peacock in many ways yet he was, as with Israel, ahead of his times in other thigs. He sure did have a problem with MacArthur.

Mike's America said...

Churchill played a big part in organizing Jewish immigration to Palestine as Colonial Secretary in the early 1920's.

The Grand Mufti imported Nazi cancer to the region and we failed to eradicate it at the end of WW2. We've been paying the price for that failure ever since.