The Multi and the Fuhrer

A wealthy Arab sheik required a heart transplant, but prior to the surgery the doctors wanted to store some blood in case the need arose for a transfusion.  However, the Arab had a rare blood type that couldn’t be found locally, so the call went out to a number of countries.  Finally, a Jew was located who had the same rare blood type and was willing to donate it to an Arab.  But as it turned out, the blood wasn’t needed.  Nevertheless, following the surgery, the Arab sheik, as a token of his appreciation, sent the Jew a thank-you card, an expensive diamond, and a new Rolls Royce automobile.  Unfortunately, the Arab had to go through follow-up corrective surgery and this time the Hebrew’s blood was required.  After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Jew a thank-you card and a box of chocolates.  The Jewish man was shocked that this time the rich Arab did not acknowledge the Jew’s kind gesture in the same way as he had done before.  So he phoned the Arab and inquired as to why this latest expression of appreciation was so much less.  The Arab replied, “Dear friend, you have to remember, I now have Jewish blood!”

The pillar argument of the Palestinians against the  presence of the State of Israel in the Middle East is that they, the Arabs, are being punished for Western guilt over what happened to the Jews back in the Holocaust.  You often hear something like this, “It was the Nazis who did the crime.  We Arabs had nothing whatsoever to do with it; but now we are being forced to pay the price for relieving Europe’s collective guilt.”

But this past week, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, son of an eminent professor of history and himself a noted historian, set the record straight.

First, some background.  The two greatest haters of the Jewish people in the last century were Adolph Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini.  Hitler’s story is well known, but al-Husseini’s is not.  Simply put, al-Husseini rose to power in the Middle East at the same time that Hitler rose to power in Germany.  And just as Hitler was the fuhrer or supreme leader of the German people (particularly the Nazis), so too al-Husseini was the multi or supreme leader of the Arab people (particularly the Palestinians).  And when Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (his great tirade against the Jews, calling them among other things: parasites, liars, dirty, crafty, sly, wily, deceivers, maggots, blood suckers, repulsive, etc.) the first foreign language edition was published in the Arabic language and eagerly read by al-Husseini.  Then in 1941, al-Husseini became the only foreign leader during World War II to ever visit Berlin and be received personally by Hitler himself.   That meeting in turn became instrumental in the Nazi leader’s decision to launch a campaign to annihilate the Jews.  Here’s how the Prime Minister of Israel put it in a message to the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem just before he left Israel for a meeting in Berlin with the Germans.

“Hitler, at that time, wasn’t exterminating all the Jews, he was expelling some.  But al-Husseini protested  that those you do expel are coming here.  So Hitler inquired as to what he should do then?  And al-Husseini responded with three words, ‘Burn them all.’”

The bottom line?  Hitler (Nazis) did the gassing, but al-Husseini (Arabs) were certainly cheering them on.