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  • Posted November 12, 2008

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    Better clarify the role of the Mufti

    Page 62 claims a `starring role' of Mufti (of Jerusalem) Amine al Husseini ""that there is much in common between the Nazi's plans to destroy the Jews and the Arabs' enmity to Israel"" describing the Mufti as ""Heinrich Himmler's friend"" <BR/><BR/>Actually he wasn't Himmler's friend as there was no major role he could play during WWII. However, he had a connection with the Germans and one of the documents between the Mufti and Himmler that has been unearthed long after WWII, is a telegram dated November 2, 1943 (i.e. on the anniversary of the `Balfour declaration') <BR/><BR/>"""To the Grand Mufti: <BR/>The National Socialist movement of Greater Germany has, since its inception, inscribed upon its flag the fight against the world Jewry. It has therefore followed with particular sympathy the struggle of freedom-loving Arabs, especially in Palestine, against Jewish interlopers. In the recognition of this enemy and of the common struggle against it lies the firm foundation of the natural alliance that exists between the National Socialist Greater Germany and the freedom-loving Muslims of the whole world. In this spirit I am sending you on the anniversary of the infamous Balfour declaration my hearty greetings and wishes for the successful pursuit of your struggle until the final victory. Reichsfuehrer S.S. Heinrich Himmler" <BR/><BR/>The Germans turned down Al Husseini overtures with Hitler during the early thirties of last century because they were concerned to disrupt the Anglo-German relations. <BR/><BR/>His overtures with the Germans that began six years before WWII, was prompted by the fact that the Mufti felt betrayed by the British when he realized the Balfour declaration was gaining momentum year after year and notably during WWII with the increase in the number of Jews `immigrating' into Palestine. So he was under public pressures to open doors with the Germans to help the Arabs in their quest to rid the Arab countries from GB occupation and disrupt the `immigration' process. <BR/><BR/>Why did he feel betray one might ask? <BR/>Because during WWI al Husseini helped King Faisal and recruited soldiers for the Arab Legion that fought the Turks (and the Germans), when many Arab groups still within the military and political influence of Constantinople disputed and wavered GB quest for Arab support. <BR/><BR/>Al Husseini was pro pan-Arabism. (Neither Pro Germans nor Anti-Britain) He participated in Pan-Syrian congress held in Damascus after WWI and supported (pro-Britain) Emir Faisal when named King of Syria. <BR/>While he aimed at Greater Syria, he also focused his efforts of Pan-Arabism, with Damascus as Capital, and Palestine its Southern Province. Greater Syria was to include occupied territories (during WWII) in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (Israel).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2005

    To Not Repeat History...

    The first half of this book is much easier and in my opinion, much more passionate than the second half which is a little dry. But this is one of those books that will be misunderstood and vilified by many in the mainstream of society. People who see a 'jewish conspiracy' everywhere will misunderstand it as more 'evidence' to their view of the world--while apologists for Israel (zionists) will attack it for pointing out very unpleasant truths about Israeli colonization and the racism of zionist beliefs. Like Noam Chomsky he has been and contiues to be vilified and labelled 'a self-hating jew'--which usually translates into that he actually learned what the nazi genocide was about...you don't just come to the aid of 'your own', you come to the aid of those who are being dehumanized (for their nationality, color, sexual preference,etc..) by those in power, you don't become your worst enemy (as Israel has done, and still does) to another people (the Palestinians). We must learn from history, not repeat with the same characters played by different people. We must come to the aid of those who first come under attack. Whether it is young black and Latino males in the inner city being shot and detained by police sweeps or the tortured in Guantanamo or muslim and arab people in the US and Britain. Perhaps especially, if we don't belong to any of those groups. Read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2000

    Excellent and timely exposure of a shake-down

    I admire Mr. Finkelstein's courage for writing this book. Were a gentile to write the truth, zionist hate groups such as the ADL and the unconditionally pro-Jewish press would immediately attack the author. The real message here is about the unprecedented and unchecked control Israel and its American Jewish lobby have over the US government. Reparations for a war that ended over 50 years ago? When does it end? What of the Jewish-led purges in Communist Poland and Russia? Purges that killed far more people. Do these not count because the victims were Christians? Under 'Holocaust shakedown' logic, there should be massive reparations coming from Israel to those nations as Israel harbors thousands of the perpetrators. We need to heed Mr. Finkelstein's warning that such gangster conduct endangers freedom in our own county, makes the US appear to be a client state to a tiny, racist Middle Eastern nation, and encourage hatred and retribution that may just backfire someday on the very people who are continually instigating it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    A great book by a courageous author

    I am glad to see that a Jewish author cares about the truth, and is seeking and reporting facts rather than buying into the Zionist propaganda. This is much more than many US Senators are able to do. This is a must read for anyone who has an interest in knowing the truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    Startling assertions, sparse evidence

    Much of the drama in 'The Holocaust Industry' springs from assertions that memorials and compensation demands since the late 1960s related to Nazi persecution and killing of Jews were driven by ulterior motives, including power and profit. Most reviewers of Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein's book focus on its fiery conclusions rather than on the way it develops evidence and presents arguments. Finkelstein's book will be difficult for readers who have not closely followed the history of Palestine and Israel, the political history of the United States, and the emergence of Jews into the mainstream culture of the U.S. since World War II. The book will offer readers a name, a date or an event without context and associations that may be well known to the author but mysterious to readers. The narrative is wandering, erratic and polemical, cutting rapidly among topics and repeating assertions at many turns. Thanks to the efforts of its publisher, the book is printed with a research apparatus in running footnotes rather than endnotes. This helps alert readers to arguments typically supported by paper sources, often secondary and tertiary ones. For a subject like that of 'The Holocaust Industry,' such an approach is often less than persuasive. It is unlikely that such conspirators as the book names, said to be clever and diabolical, would leave a public trail of evidence about their motives for a paperbound scholar to discover. Many of the strongest items of evidence that Finkelstein cites concern what he calls claims of 'exclusiveness' for the Nazi holocaust. Writers like Prof. Yehuda Bauer and institutional leaders like Rabbi Seymour Siegel have helped scholars like Finkelstein by recording their objections to memorials that might mention Nazi persecution and killing of people from other groups: the disabled, Roma, homosexuals, Socialists or Catholic priests. The book says that the motives for these objections are fears about 'loss of Jewish 'moral capital',' but it cites only commentary and not direct sources. Unfortunately this is typical of instances in which Finkelstein takes readers to the gates of knowledge but does not open them. Readers are left without much evidence to understand key assertions of the book: those about ulterior motives. The opportunity remains open for other historians pursuing private papers and memories of individuals who participated in the events that the 'The Holocaust Industry' reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2003

    An exploitation of Jewish suffering

    This work itself is a self- aggranding work of Jewish exploitation which unfortunately stigmatizes the Jewish people as a whole. The writer should be ashamed that he wrote this work,but was Torquemada ashamed of the Inquisition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2001

    A timely intervention . . .

    . . . in that the memory of Jewish suffering is being debased by misbegotten misuse - by claim and counterclaim - from competing groups, all vying to surf the wave of moral advantage that such suffering has engendered. Never again, shall advantage accrue to the exploiter! with fearless (and unguarded) commentators like Norman Finkelstein.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2001

    Clarifies the Anti-Polish Biases

    For a long time, popular-level Holocaust materials have had a distinctive anti-Polish slant--all but falsely accusing Poland of being virtually co-responsible with the German Nazis for the Holocaust. For an equally long time, Poles have suspected that this bias is agenda-driven, and motivated by the fact that Germans have paid reparation money for the Holocaust, and now certain groups also want to extort 'reparations' money from Poland. Finkelstein's ground-breaking book amply confirms this fact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    A short, bad book

    I read this short essay (150 small pages) in about an hour in a bookstore. The antagonistic tone throughout the book demeans the research. It's also false in many facts, and reviews of this book in the Times, Journal etc. were terrible. Don't waste your money on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2000

    An absolute must read

    Professor Finklestein's account of the 'holocaust industry' as he calls it is a compelling and daring tome on an extremely volatile topic. Virtually ignored in the United States, this book is a distrubing look at what has become an industry: Holocaust exploitation. Many will be dismayed and outraged by what is said in this book; but it must be said and is an absolute must read for anyone with the slightest interest in this topic. Buy it and read it with an open mind....you will be stunned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    Finally someone who has the courage to tell it like it is..

    'The Economist' a well regarded publication has given this book a good review (August 5, 2000). It also stated that in the US the resistence to this book by the Zionist influenced media is enormous. (e. g. The New York Times BookReview, August 6, 2000). The general American public is never going to be 'allowed' to read this book with an open mind. The reason is that the Israeli lobby needs to 'milk' the Americans for all the Dollars it can get for Israel, as so adroitly documented by Mr. Finkelstein, whose family perished at the hands of the Nazis.

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