Israel To Use Hitler Shot For PR


hitler-smallIsraeli embassies are being instructed to use for public relations purposes an infamous photograph of Adolf Hitler meeting a top Palestinian cleric, according to reports. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has personally requested that the photo be sent to missions around the world, a senior official said. The 1941 shot shows the Nazi leader meeting the Grand Mufti of Yerushalayim.

The US is pressuring Israel to end a Jewish building project at a hotel once owned by the cleric, Amin al-Husseini. AFP news agency quoted an Israeli official as saying the move by Lieberman was linked to the row over the Shepherd Hotel.

“It is important that the world know the facts,” a spokesperson for Mr Lieberman told the BBC, without giving further detail.

Haj Amin al-Husseini was a Palestinian nationalist leader who led violent campaigns against Jewish immigrants and the British authorities in what was then British-ruled Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s. He fled in 1937, but continued his campaign to oppose British plans to set up a Jewish State in Palestine, allying himself with the Nazis during World War II. He died in Lebanon in 1974.

hitlerThe meeting with Hitler took place in November 1941 in Berlin, during which Husseini asked Hitler unsuccessfully to back Arab independence and publicly oppose the future creation of Israel.

Last week US officials reportedly summoned Israel’s ambassador to Washington and requested a stop to the project to build 20 apartments at the Shepherd Hotel site in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

It was bought in 1985 by American Jewish millionaire Irving Moskowitz.

The site is in East Yerushalayim, which Israel has controlled since 1967.

{Yair Israel/BBC}


  1. Once again building the medina with jewish blood. (I realize that there is a statement implied but I also see the underlying zionist ideology).

  2. It is about time that we show the “world’ the way the current events paralel those of the WWII era.We should also revive the scene of the 400 rabbis marching in front of the White House pleading for their brothers and sisters in Europe and not receiving the courtesy of a meeting with the FDR.How the US State Dept(.Mrs Clintons’ predecessors) made sure that Jews would not reach the shores of the United States