Monday, July 23, 2018

Sponsorer önskas för att hjälpa oss undersöka och presentera årets nya palestinska läroböcker.

Den här månaden (juli 2018) publicerar den palestinska myndigheten 30 nya skolböcker för att undervisa 11: e och 12: e klass elever i PA, Hamas, UNRWA och Jerusalems arabiska skolor.

The Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR) har anställt ett team av journalister för att översätta de nyaste palestinska myndighetens gymnasieskolors textböcker till hebreiska och engelska och presentera resultaten till FN: s generalsekreterare samt till den amerikanska kongressen, det kanadensiska parlamentet , det brittiska parlamentet, det australiensiska parlamentet, tyska förbundsdagen och den svenska riksdagen.

Förra året genomförde CFNEPR omfattande översättningar och undersökningar av det årets palestinska läroböcker, publicerade av informationscentret Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism, med hjälp av Simon Wiesenthal Center. CFNEPR presenterade resultatet för tjänstemän i FN och i USA, Kanada, Sverige och Israel.

Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center kommer att  offentliggöra CFNEPR-studien av de nyaste PA-skolböckerna.

https://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/

Resultatet:

http://israelbehindthenews.com/simon-wiesenthal-center-new-study-exposes-palestinian-textbooks-indoctrinate-violence-denial-demonization-jewish-people/16458/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/israel-jews-and-peace-in-the-new-pa-textbooks-used-in-unrwa-schools-today-final-study/16903/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/full-study-school-books-now-used-unrwa-palestinian-authority/16438/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/new-pa-textbooks-even-worse/16468/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/unrwa-un-agency-encourages-children-engage-acts-war/16597/

Försäkringar har nu getts från givarnationer att en noggrann övervakning av dessa PA/UNRWA-läroböcker nu finns. I ett uttalande den 5 juli 2018 meddelade CFID, den brittiska regeringens finansierings avdelningen, att “Storbritanniens regering fördömer starkt alla former av våld och uppmuntran till våld. Vårt stöd till UNRWA bygger på en sträng tillsyn av deras neutralitet och värderingar för fred och byrån uppfyller strikta resultatindikatorer. Vi har omfattande försiktighetsåtgärder, inklusive besök på plats, oberoende revisioner och finansiell övervakning.”

Vilket budskap kommer att förmedlas genom de nya palestinska läroböckerna? Efter att de har översatts kommer vi att veta.

Mål: Att insistera på fredsutbildning som ett villkor för bistånd till PA och UNRWA.

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You are Cordially Invited to Attend A Lecture Given By David Bedein

David Bedein / Eliran Aharon

Journalist and Head of Israel Resource News Agency & The Center for Near East Policy Research David is also married to the former Sara Rhonda Rosenblum, daughter of Bill Rosenblum, one of the founders of the Berman Shul

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Over the past 31 years, Bedein has run a privately supported agency that has commissioned translations of all texts taught in UNRWA schools, uncovered the terror takeover of UNRWA, and produced twenty short UNRWA films, shot on location in Gaza, Judea, Jerusalem and Samaria, while bringing his studies to the Knesset, the UN, the US Congress, and Parliaments in the UK, Canada and Sweden. David will share films, texts and investigations which may have escaped the attention of the public.

Wednesday Evening, 6th of Av 5778 (July 18, 2018)
Ma’ariv: 20:15 Lecture 20:30

At the Tiphereth Moshe (Berman’s) Synagogue
(on the grounds of Yeshivat Hadarom) Rehovot.

Institutionalizing arson terrorism: what began as a local initiative has been turned by Hamas into the leading modus operandi in its policy of controlled violence against Israel. Kites are launched under the central direction of Hamas’ military wing, and its operatives participate in the launchings

Overview

Arson terrorism is a modus operandi that began as a local initiative during the third week of the “return marches.” Since then it has become more sophisticated and extensive, and has turned into Hamas’ preferred modus operandi in the policy of controlled violence implemented against Israel during the past three months.[1] Arson terrorism has become popular because the Gazans became tired of the marches. At the same time, Hamas is aware of the damage to fields and forests and the disruption of daily life in the Israeli communities in the western Negev. In addition, the kites and balloons are cheap, easily available and effective, and the danger to the Palestinians launching them is relatively low compared with other types of attacks (such as rocket and mortar shell fire or penetrating into Israeli territory).

  • Therefore, Hamas took control of launching incendiary and explosive kites and balloons and publicly promised to protect the Palestinians engaged in launching them.[2] Hamas implemented its public promise with a new “rule of engagement on the ground:” rocket and mortar shell fire as a response to what Hamas views as an exaggerated Israeli reaction to the launching of kites and balloons. Hamas has accompanied arson terrorism with a propaganda campaign stressing the damage the fires cause Israel and noting that launching kites and balloons will continue.
  • In practice, Hamas’ military wing prepares and launches kites and balloons (and also handles Palestinian youth in carrying out arson terrorism). The intensive involvement of Hamas operatives is manifested in several ways: they serially manufacture and prepare kites and balloonsHamas transports them to launching sites, sometimes in military vehicles;[3] Hamas operatives participate in the launchings; and the launchings are centrally scheduled and orchestrated (dozens of kites and balloons are launched at the same time for the greatest physical and propaganda effect). In some instances balloons are launched from Hamas observation sites and posts near the border (despite the risk of Israeli retaliation).

Launching incendiary balloons from a Hamas observation post near the security fence (IDF spokesman's website, June 24, 2018).
Launching incendiary balloons from a Hamas observation post near the security fence (IDF spokesman’s website, June 24, 2018).

IDF spokesman’s information shows Hamas leads arson terrorism

The IDF spokesman recently issued information and a video exposing the central role of Hamas in arson terrorism. It showed arson terrorism is an organized, scheduled modus operandi undertaken by Hamas, and that its military operatives participate in it (some of whose names and pictures were published by the IDF spokesman). Most of the incendiary kites and especially the incendiary balloons are launched on the orders of Hamas operatives. A considerable number of incendiary balloons are launched from Hamas observation posts near the Israeli border.

  • According to information published by the IDF spokesman, the hierarchy of arson terrorism headed by the sector commander of Hamas military wing, who decides when incendiary kites and balloons will be launched into Israel. He instructs operatives to manufacture and prepare them. Most of the time, they are manufactured serially and in quantity. Once they are ready they are distributed and launched into Israeli territory. Some of them are launched from Hamas military wing observation posts located near the border.
  • Hamas military operatives participate actively in launching the kites and balloons. The IDF spokesman published the names and pictures of four Hamas operatives involved in the launchings: Bassem Hatem Abd Hazin, Muhana Ibrahim Abd Hamdan, Mu’tassem Fathi Atia Nabhan and Amru Hussein Muhammad Abu Daf.

Hamas operatives involved in launching incendiary kites and balloons: left to right, Bassem Hazin, Muhana Hamdan, Mu'tassem Nabhan and Amru Abu Daf (IDF Facebook page for the Arabic media, June 24, 2018).
Hamas operatives involved in launching incendiary kites and balloons: left to right, Bassem Hazin, Muhana Hamdan, Mu’tassem Nabhan and Amru Abu Daf (IDF Facebook page for the Arabic media, June 24, 2018).

Involvement of Hamas operatives in launching kites: the example of Iyad Abu Musheir
  • Hamas does not usually publicize the involvement of its operatives in arson terrorism. However the ITIC analysis of a Facebook page revealed information about an exceptional case, that of Iyad Muhammad al-Baz Abu MusheirHe is an operative in Hamas’ military police and involved in the activities of the Hamas-affiliated “al-Zouari unit” which “specializes” in launching incendiary and explosive kites and balloons (named for aeronautical engineer Muhammad al-Zouari, who developed drones for Hamas and was killed in Tunisia).
  • Iyad Muhammad al-Baz Abu Musheir is a Hamas’ military police operative and a frequent participant in the “return marches.” He posted pictures and notices to his Facebook page documenting his activities in the “al-Zouari unit.” He also posted a link to the unit’s Facebook page (Facebook page of Iyad Abu Musheir, June 16, 2018). On June 8, 2018, he posted pictures of incendiary kites and notices for launching into Israel, including notices with names of Israeli communities within range of the kites of the “al-Zouari unit.”
  • On June 10, 2018, Abu Musheir changed his profile picture to one of a masked operative launching kites. He is apparently the operative in the picture.

Launching kites: Profile picture of the Facebook page of Iyad Muhammad al-Baz Abu Musheir.
Launching kites: Profile picture of the Facebook page of Iyad Muhammad al-Baz Abu Musheir.

The Hamas propaganda campaign accompanying arson terrorism

The Hamas media have accompanied the launching of incendiary kites and balloons with a propaganda campaign which includes pictures and videos boasting of the damage done to Israel. The Hamas media reiterate that Hamas is protecting the Palestinians launching kites and respond to Israeli attacks with rocket fire (“an attack [in return] for an attack, blood [in return] for blood”). Hamas also notes that incendiary kites will continue to be launched despite the damage done by IDF attacks.

Hamas boasts of the fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons on June 16, 2018. The Arabic reads, "24 fires near Gaza caused by incendiary kites and balloons" (IDF spokesman, June 27, 2018).   Notice posted by Hamas boasting about the fires that broke out on June 27, 2018, caused by incendiary kites and balloons. The Arabic reads, "23 fires have broken out in the [Israeli] communities near Gaza since this morning [June 27, 2018], caused by incendiary kites and balloons (Palinfo Twitter account, June 28, 2018).
Right: Notice posted by Hamas boasting about the fires that broke out on June 27, 2018, caused by incendiary kites and balloons. The Arabic reads, “23 fires have broken out in the [Israeli] communities near Gaza since this morning [June 27, 2018], caused by incendiary kites and balloons (Palinfo Twitter account, June 28, 2018). Left: Hamas boasts of the fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons on June 16, 2018. The Arabic reads, “24 fires near Gaza caused by incendiary kites and balloons” (IDF spokesman, June 27, 2018).

Notice in Hebrew posted jointly by the military wings of Hamas and the PIJ. It reads, "an attack [in return] for an attack and blood [in return] for blood" (Twitter account of Adham al-Salmiya, June 20, 2018).
Notice in Hebrew posted jointly by the military wings of Hamas and the PIJ. It reads, “an attack [in return] for an attack and blood [in return] for blood” (Twitter account of Adham al-Salmiya, June 20, 2018).

[1] For further information, see the June 25, 2018 bulletin, “Hamas’ new policy towards Israel: from restraint and calm to controlled violence, creating escalation.” 
[2] For further information, see the June 20, 2018, bulletin ” Rocket and mortar shell fire attack Israel as part of the new “rules of engagement” Hamas is trying to dictate to protect arson terrorism.” 

[3] For example, on the night of June 26, 2018, IDF aircraft and tanks attacked two Hamas posts and a vehicle in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The vehicle belonged to a Hamas military wing commander who was involved in launching incendiary and explosive kites and balloons into Israeli territory. No casualties were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. In retaliation 13 rockets were launched at the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border (IDF spokesman, June 27, 2018). 

Jared Kushner Has It All Wrong On The Palestinians

We don’t yet know the details of the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that presidential adviser Jared Kushner is preparing.

But we do know how Kushner perceives the Palestinian Arabs. And he’s got them all wrong.
The White House has released an official transcript of Kushner’s June 24 interview with the Palestinian Arab newspaper Al Quds. It shows that Kushner subscribes to the oldest myth of the conflict—that average Palestinians are really just like us.

Read full article, click here:
https://jewishlife.com/news/print.php?ARTICLE_ID=104897

The Illusion of Israeli-Palestinian Spatial Separation

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 890, July 11, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The situation in the Gaza Strip since the 2005 disengagement debunks three fundamental assumptions that have become axiomatic in the Israeli security discourse: that total separation between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably enhance security and stability; that the IDF will comfortably win any future confrontation in the evacuated territories; and that Israeli military activity in the previously held territories will enjoy massive international legitimacy and support.

Ever since Israel’s hasty withdrawal from Lebanon in May 2000, it has been axiomatic among Israeli decision-makers that spatial separation between Israelis and Palestinians is a vital Israeli interest, even if not accompanied by a peace agreement. In line with this thinking, Israelis have been repeatedly promised that the implementation of spatial separation, including the removal of Jews from these territories and the construction of a security fence, would reduce daily friction and create a safer and more stable security situation.

Thirteen years after the unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, there is empirical evidence with which to identify the location where a more workable security situation has developed. Is it in the territory where complete separation has been effected, or in the West Bank, where Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s vision of partial separation prevails?

Since Operation Defensive Shield in 2002, the Israeli security forces have been conducting regular counterterrorism activities throughout the West Bank as a matter of course. Generally authorized by the Central Command and the Shin Bet without the need for the approval of the political echelons, this routine activity has given the security forces freedom of action and operational flexibility, which, together with other factors, has ensured relative calm and stability in the West Bank.

Imagine, for example, the launch of kite/balloon firebombs from Jerusalem’s Tzur Baher suburb into the city’s Jewish neighborhoods. The IDF or the Israel Police would send a couple of Jeeps to the neighborhood and neutralize the incident. In stark contrast, the total spatial separation between Gaza and Israel as of the summer 2005 disengagement has denied the IDF freedom of action beyond the border fence. Not that the IDF’s overall capabilities have been reduced, but by transforming the Strip into an ineradicable terror entity that can exact a heavy price from invading Israeli forces, Hamas has succeeded in placing a strategic “price tag” on a wide range of activities short of overall confrontation.

For example, the effectiveness of Israel’s Iron Dome system notwithstanding, Hamas’s rocket/missile arsenal constrains Israel’s daily operational routine as IDF commanders must consider its possible employment in various confrontational scenarios. It is no secret that the balance of costs, risks, and opportunities that accompanies the decision to act in Gaza has become infinitely more complex since the disengagement.

Nor should it be forgotten that a border fence can also benefit Hamas. The fence does indeed help Israel in its effort to prevent hostile infiltration of its territory; but it also enables Hamas to grow stronger and to organize safely under its protective wing. Indeed, under the auspices of the spatial separation, Hamas has managed to build a regular military force comprising battalions and brigades, armed with a large below-ground rocket/missile arsenal and supported by an effective command and control system. None of this would be possible without the full realization of the Israeli leftwing concept of “they are there and we are here.” This is the source of the glaring difference between Hamas’s formidable military position in Gaza and its difficulties in building its strength in the West Bank.

The situation that has developed in the Gaza Strip since the 2005 disengagement thus debunks three fundamental assumptions that have become axiomatic in Israeli security discourse over the past two decades: that total separation between Israelis and Palestinians will inevitably enhance security and stability; that the IDF will comfortably win any future confrontation in the evacuated territories; and that Israeli military activity in the previously held territories will enjoy massive international legitimacy and support.

These are but some of the major considerations that should be seriously weighed by Israeli policymakers before they commit themselves to even more disastrous “spatial separations” in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Sponsors wanted to examine & present new Palestinian textbooks

This month (July 2018), the Palestinian Authority issues 30 new school books, to teach 11th and 12th grade students in the PA, Hamas, UNRWA and  Jerusalem Arab schools.

The Center for Near East Policy Research (CFNEPR) has hired a team of journalists to translate the newest Palestinian Authority high school textbooks into Hebrew &  English,  and present the results to the UN Secretary General as well as to the US Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the British Parliament, the Australian Parliament, the German Bundestag and the Swedish Parliament.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center will again publish the CFNEPR study of the newest PA school books. Last year, CFNEPR conducted comprehensive translations and examinations of new Palestinian textbooks, published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, with help from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.  CFNEPR  presented its  results to officials at the UN and in the US, Canada, Sweden and Israel.

The outcome:

http://israelbehindthenews.com/simon-wiesenthal-center-new-study-exposes-palestinian-textbooks-indoctrinate-violence-denial-demonization-jewish-people/16458/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/israel-jews-and-peace-in-the-new-pa-textbooks-used-in-unrwa-schools-today-final-study/16903/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/full-study-school-books-now-used-unrwa-palestinian-authority/16438/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/new-pa-textbooks-even-worse/16468/

http://israelbehindthenews.com/unrwa-un-agency-encourages-children-engage-acts-war/16597/

Reassurances have now been received from donor nations that rigorous supervision of PA/UNRWA textbooks are in place. In a statement issued on July 5, 2018, CFID, the funding arm of the British government, stated that  “The UK government strongly condemns all forms of violence and incitement to violence. Our support to UNRWA is based on stringent attention to their neutrality and values of peace and the Agency meeting rigorous performance indicators. We have extensive precautions in place, including site visits, independent audits and financial monitoring”

What message will be conveyed by the newest Palestinian textbooks?  After they are translated, we will know.

Goal: To insist on peace education as a condition for aid to the PA and UNRWA.

SPONSORSHIP CAN BE RENDERED AT: http://israelbehindthenews.com/donations/

The real story behind the Jahalin Bedouin in Khan al Ahmar

David Halbfinger’s recent article, “As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition” (The New York Times, June 24, 2018, co-authored by Rami Nazzal) begins with a statement that sets the tone for what is to follow: “The herders are being herded.”

The implication, of course, is that Israel is treating the innocent, unfortunate Jahalin Bedouin of Khan al Ahmar like animals, but the facts of the case indicate precisely the opposite: I’m sure there are many hard-working, tax-paying citizens of Israel (and other countries all over the world) who would love to be “herded” into an all-expenses-paid, fully developed plot of land and paid tens of thousands of dollars by the state to move in. In fact, several years ago, another branch of the Jahalin clan agreed to precisely this treatment and voluntarily relocated; the families that remained in Khan al Ahmar agreed to move as well, but were bullied or patronized by their “representatives” into retracting their consent and have been dragged through Israel’s courts ever since.

Read full article:
https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-real-story-behind-the-jahalin-bedouin-in-khan-al-ahmar/

UNDERCOVER: Inside a “Machsom Watch” Tour

Unbelievable, these are some of the lies and the delegitimization of Israel campaign that the radical leftwing NGOs (Machsom Watch in this case) actually tells visiting American tourists who join their tours of the “West Bank”.

Machsom Watch is funded in part by the New Israel Fund.

The video was acquired by Im Tirtzu.

“How will we kill an Israeli”?

A military training camp in the Gaza Strip has started an endeavor of training Palestinian youngsters under the title “How will we kill an Israeli?” Within these courses, the youngsters, who study at school and are recruited by Palestinian semi-military groups, learn the methods of attacking and killing Jews.

This military training camp that has been established with the cooperation and financial support of the Iranian regime, and specifically – the paramilitary personnel of the Revolutionary Guards’ army, provides courses for 14-year and up youngsters, so that they shoot at targets made similar to Israelis whom the trainers of this camp call “usurpers and terrorists”.

This project, that has been started since early May and following the latest clashes in the Gaza Strip, has so far included close to 180 Palestinians, a number of whom have joined that group from the West Bank. They pursue activities under the title of “anti-terrorism training” and in order to fight the government of Israel.

Within this course that is taught in a military camp, the Palestinian students are taught how they should fire at an Israeli soldier and, in case of confrontation, how to defend themselves or flee.

The trainers of this military camp not only teach them how to use weapons, but also teach them the methods of self defense.

It should be noted that, within these lessons, people dressed in Israeli soldiers’ uniform appear and the Palestinians should attack them while shouting “Allah is greatest!” This way, the trainers create a scenario in the market or elsewhere, and teach them how they would kill an Israeli soldier.

One of these Palestinian teachers, who lives in a village near that camp, has regarded these courses as a factor causing fear among Israelis and strengthening the power of the Palestinian resistance. He said: “These courses are meant to be a preparation, so that our youngsters will learn from young age how to confront an Israeli and fight for Palestine’s goals and for the liberation of Jerusalem, until the day comes, when we will be able to retrieve our homeland from the Zionists”.

It should be said that, in theses courses, the use of M-16 rifle, shooting at targets resembling Israeli soldiers, alongside some other skills, are taught even to elementary school children of 4 and 5 grades. On that, an informed source said, quoting the director of that camp: “None of the parents of these students has any objection to the children’s learning the use of firearms and firing and this program is fully executed”.

This informed source has also added that a group of Palestinian school principals in Gaza, in explanation of the theory that “Israel strives to Judaize the outside appearances and essence of the Palestinian and Arab monuments in order to normalize its own presence in the minds of the region’s people and in the view of the indigenous inhabitants of the Palestinian homeland”, they believe that, by allocating methods of Islamic education in order to contain its [i.e., Israel’s] policies within the minds of the Palestinian new generation and, also, by penetrating the educational system and encouraging them [the students] to learn the fighting methods, they [the school principals] would create an opposing rejection of the Israeli government’s educational system. Thus, within the framework of changing the contents of the schoolbooks in order to present whatever “facts and realities of Palestine” they [the students] would read, they [the principals] would train the children and the youngsters from tender age in the cause of their campaigns of confronting the Israeli educational system, as well as actual fighting against the Jews.

In this respect as well, a spokesperson for the Resistance Committees of the People of Palestine has acknowledged yesterday, July 1, 2018, while emphasizing the support by the Iranian regime of the Palestinian movements that fight against Israel: “all the world knows that Iran has always been the protector and supporter of the Palestinian people and resistance.”

According to the report by the Palestinian Information Center, Abu Mujahid has said in a memorandum on his personal page at Facebook: “The people of Palestine well knows who is the one that has carried out punitive actions against it [such as] the electricity shortage and besieging the Gaza Strip and who is the one that helps it.”

Abu Mujahid also emphasized that “We should not ignore anyone’s good deeds and support and we are obliged to appreciate and thank the government of Iran for that.”

Outrage: From Warsaw to Jerusalem

Der Grossmufti von Palästina vom Führer empfangen.
Der Führer empfing in Gegenwart des Reichsministers des Auswärtigen von Ribbentrop den Grossmufti von Palästina, Sayid Amin al Husseini, zu einer herzlichen und für die Zukunft der arabischen Länder bedeutungsvollen Unterredung.
9.12.41 Presse Hoffmann

Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial center for six million Jews  murdered during WWII, has issued a stinging critique of a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve a rift between the countries over a contentious Polish law.
The Polish law, which made it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in the ​mass murder of Jews at the time, ​was amended last week.
The two leaders — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki — issued their statement in an effort to put the controversy over the law behind them.

​However.

Yad Vashem, said the statement contained “grave errors and deceptions.”

Among other things, it objected to the statement’s assertion that the wartime Polish government-in-exile tried to stop the systematic murder of Polish Jews in Nazi death camps by trying to raise awareness among the Western allies and that it “created a mechanism of systematic help and support to Jewish people.”

Yad Vashem, a venerated state institution and the country’s hallowed authority on

​the documentation and research​ of the mass murder of Jews during WWII.​ declared that

“​Existing documentation and decades of historical research yield a totally different picture.”

This item was in the news today and is causing quite a stir in the Israeli media, politics and in the  Yad Vashem administration.

 I would agree, rightfully so since we should all be sensitive to the truth in general and especially about Jewish historical facts.
Whitewashing the despicable role played by the Polish nation as a whole before, during and after the Holocaust is a hideous crime to the memories of the victims and to Jewish history.
They willfully chose their role during the Holocaust. A handful chose differently and they will always be  our heroes.

Agreed.

It seems though that the outrage is limited to  European Jew haters –  and not

to ​Arab Jew-haters, ​who were o willing allies of Hitler.

I refer to the ​policy at Yad Vashem ​which whitewashes the role played by Palestinian ​Arab leader, Haj Amin el Husseini, in whipping up support for the Nazis and  their adoration of Hitler in particular

Before the current expansion of Yad Vashem, the old museum had a floor to ceiling photo of the infamous meeting between the Arab leader and Hitler in Berlin where Husseini did his all to help him make sure that no Jews were saved from the ovens.

Opposite that photo was an equally huge one of Jewish soldiers in the British army fighting the Nazis. The message was simple, loud and clear and true.

In the new Yad Vashem, that message is whitewashed and hidden.

I had to make two rounds of the museum to find what I was looking for – a photo of Husseini with Hitler. What I finally found was a tiny photo in a place where people are not likely to see it, of the Arab Nazi (made ceremonial general of the SS) with Himmler and not Hitler. After all many would not even recognize Himmler so the effect would be minimized as  is the size of the new photo.

It would seem that Hitler was dismissed or escaped from Yad Vashem.

This happened in the post-Oslo (the Arabs are no longer our enemies but peace partners…) PC version of Yad Vashem.

None of my communications with ​officials at Vashem re​ceive the courtesy of  a reply

The local guides at Yad Vashem with whom I have spoken are usually not even aware of the photo let alone discuss the subject with visitors.

Did someone say ​”​ whitewash​”?