In its August, 2013 edition, the popular and publicly-funded Palestinian children’s magazine Al Zayzafuna resumed the practice of publishing homages to Adolf Hitler, despite the fact that this practice had prompted UNESCO, in 2011, to cancel its funding for the magazine. The August, 2013 homage was captioned “Among Hitler’s Sayings,” and took the form of a list of quaint aphorisms attributed to the genocidal dictator, with the apparent aim of convincing young readers of Hitler’s timeless and worldly wisdom. The homage remains in place today, at the Al Zayzafuna website.
The February, 2011 Al Zayzafuna item that had triggered UNESCO’s de-funding was the supposedly whimsical tale of a little Palestinian girl to whom Hitler appears in a dream. During the encounter, Hitler explains to the child, “I killed them [the Jews] so that you would know that they are a people who wreaks havoc on Earth.” Hitler then adds, “I ask of you to be patient and enduring with the torment that Palestine is suffering at their [the Jews’] hands.”
I have prepared the following brief explanation of the deliberate process by which Palestinians were indoctrinated into the Nazi ideology of hate and incitement before and during WWII.
In the late 1930s, Nazis began recruiting Palestinians to engage in espionage and terrorism actions for which the Nazis would supply funding and weapons. Along with promises of cooperation, Nazis promised the Arabs that if the war ended in an Axis victory, Arabs would be given all lands and homes owned by Jews, as well as access to “beautiful Jewish girls.”
A-ha! Cherchez la femme! Who wouldn’t collaborate with the Third Reich for a chance at a date with Bar Refaeli or Scarlett Johansson (you read right)?
To be serious for a moment, it is under appreciated how infected with Nazi virulence and propaganda is the Arab attitude toward Jews. Remember the Jordanian cleric we quoted the other day? The one who said Allah himself had granted the land of Israel to the Jews, and that anyone who preached otherwise was an apostate? Why isn’t that the prevailing Arab opinion? Where do the so-called Palestinians (Arab occupiers of Jewish land, more like) get their pathological loathing?
Who’s up for another of Hitler’s “quaint aphorisms”? A Rosenblum by any other name would smell as sweet.