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R. Daneel Olivaw

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Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:44 PM Oct 2015

Palling Around with Nazis: Netanyahu’s political ancestors are also guilty by association [View all]


As for a strategic alliance, al-Husayni and Hitler never hashed out a deal, though they did maintain an acquaintanceship. When it comes to Nazism, guilt by association goes a long way, and there’s no reason for history to be kind to al-Husayni. (Accurate would be nice, though.)

But guess who else reached out to the Nazis looking for a partnership? A group known as Lehi (or the ‘Stern Gang’), a Zionist militia which had split from the Irgun – itself a splinter of the main Jewish army, the Haganah – in 1940. (Each breakaway militia felt the tactics of its parent group weren’t aggressive enough.)

The Zionist militias were looking for help seizing Palestine from the British, so it made sense to align themselves with Hitler. They offered to help fight on Germany’s side, in exchange for the transfer of Europe’s Jews to Palestine and Hitler’s support of a ‘totalitarian’ Jewish state. As Tel Aviv University history professor Yaacov Shavit writes, when a Lehi representative met with a Nazi diplomat in Beirut in January 1941, “he proposed a political as well as military cooperation leading to the establishment of a Jewish state on a nationalist and totalitarian footing, that would be linked by a treaty to the German Reich.”

Hitler didn’t respond to the overtures – as Shavit explains, “All that Lehi could in effect have offered Germany as its contribution to the Nazi war effort, was to act as a fifth column and try to place obstacles in the way of the British in Palestine“ – and the deal stalled.

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And you know they can't defend the hipocrisy when they remain silent. R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2015 #1
Nah, it's just another stupid Mondoweiss article penned by some knob.... shira Oct 2015 #3
"Meanwhile, the Lehi wanted to make a deal with Hitler..." R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2015 #4
Trying desperately to save Jews from the ovens by bringing them to Palestine.... shira Oct 2015 #6
Both were trying to undermine the British azurnoir Oct 2015 #7
Again with excuse #17? R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2015 #8
Explain what is wrong with Lehi trying to save thousands of Jewish lives.... shira Oct 2015 #9
It's like this, shira. Hypocrites arguing for greater hypocrisy, don't score points, R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2015 #10
You lose the debate when you argue against strawmen I never made... shira Nov 2015 #11
Do you ever read your own posts? LOL! R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2015 #12
"You have nothing but personal attacks." R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2015 #13
Right. You did it in the title of #10, calling me a hypocrite. shira Nov 2015 #14
Please, shira, keep on arguing for Jewish terrorists R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2015 #15
And you wonder why most folks here ignore you. n/t shira Nov 2015 #16
I'm not the one defending the Stern Gang, shira, that were known Jewish terrorists trying to side R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2015 #17
"Meanwhile, the Lehi wanted to make a deal with Hitler..." R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2015 #5
. libodem Oct 2015 #2
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