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Old April 12th, 2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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Britain and the shelter for Jews

BRITAIN AND THE SHELTER FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

The need of the shelter for the Jewish people was obvious for at least 2.000 years. But let alone old stories, numerous expulsions, legal discrimination, blood and plague libels, habitual murder and robbery of the Jews. Let’s focus on the last 150 years of the Jewish history.

Russian antisemitism culminated in the government-inspired pogroms, prohibition of the professions and the “Pale of Settlement”, which were the prototype of South African apartheid. Russian, Polish, Rumanian, Hungarian etc anti-Semitic policies pushed Jewish youth to the revolutionary underground.

We learn from Bolshevik story, that Lenin was forced to prevent merging of Russian social-democrats into one bigger party, otherwise most of the members and leaders of such a party would appear the Jews… Lenin allowed to Bolshevik faction only those former Jews, who denied their Jewish roots and changed their names to Russian/neutral. The examples: Trotsky (Bronstein), Kamenev (Rozenfeld), Zinoviev (Gershon Radomyslski), Henrik Yagoda (Henoch Yehuda) etc. etc. Anti-Zionism was mandatory for Bolsheviks, especially for those of Jewish origin.

An alternative for mature people was the emigration to the USA. Herzl with his idea of the Jewish State tried Zionism as a “third escape route”, but without significant success.

In the light of Russian pogroms, Turkish Empire, which reigned over Palestine for 400 years, consciously prohibited Jews from taking shelter in their God’s Promised Land.

Instead of God, British government promised such a shelter (“Home”) for the Jews in its Balfour letter (1917). Probably it was an attempt to prevent internationalization of the Holy Land, discussed before and in the course of WWI.

But shortly after Balfour declaration was proclaimed, in the Middle East arose another, less known anti-Semitic power, then-joined Islamism and Arab nationalism. While Arab nationalists were ready to give up the Holy Land in exchange for independent Arab Great Syria kingdom (1919 Faisal-Weizmann agreement), Islamists were not. Notably, after 1920.03.07 proclamation of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (which included “Southern Syria”, namely Palestine), the “Southern Syria” Islamist leaders inspired massive anti-Jewish riots:

By 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 4 April 1920, 60,000–70,000 Arabs had congregated in the city square for the Nebi Musa festival (annual local Islamic festival), and groups had been attacking Jews in the Old City’s alleys for over an hour. Inflammatory anti-Zionist rhetoric was delivered by Amin al-Husayni from the balcony of the Arab Club. Another inciter was Musa al-Husayni, his uncle, the mayor, who spoke from the municipal building’s balcony.

…………

The crowd reportedly shouted «Independence! Independence!» and «Palestine is our land, the Jews are our dogs!»[1] Arab police joined in applause, and violence started.[14] The local Arab population ransacked the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.


………….

Khalil al-Sakakini witnessed the eruption of violence in the Old City:

«[A] riot broke out, the people began to run about and stones were thrown at the Jews. The shops were closed and there were screams. … I saw a Zionist soldier covered in dust and blood. … The riot reached its zenith. All shouted, «Muhammad‘s religion was born with the sword».


But what did British occupying authority?

On 1 March 1920, the death of Joseph Trumpeldor in the Battle of Tel Hai at the hands of a Shiite group from Southern Lebanon, caused deep concern among Jewish leaders, who made numerous requests to the OETA administration to address the Yishuv‘s security and forbid a pro-Syrian public rally. However, their fears were largely discounted by the Chief Administrative Officer General Louis Bols, Military Governor Ronald Storrs and General Edmund Allenby, despite a warning from the head of the Zionist Commission Chaim Weizmann that a «pogrom is in the air», supported by assessments available to Storrs.[1] Communiqués had been issued about foreseeable troubles among Arabs, and between Arabs and Jews. To Weizmann and the Jewish leadership, these developments were reminiscent of instructions that Russian generals had issued on the eve of pogroms.[7]

………


Sir Herbert Samuel (a Jew), recently appointed British High Commissioner, declared a general amnesty for those convicted of complicity in the riots of 1920, excluding only Amin and Al Aref. During a visit later that year to the Bedouin tribes of Transjordan who harbored the two political refugees, Samuel offered a pardon to both …. Husseini initially rebuffed the offer, on the grounds that he was not a criminal. He accepted the pardon only in the wake of the death of his half-brother, the mufti Kamil al-Husayni, in March 1921… and Samuel then chose him as Mufti.[48] His initial appointment was as Mufti, but when the Supreme Muslim Council was created in the following year, Husseini demanded and received the title Grand Mufti… The position came with a life tenure.[53]

Let’s analyze these events and the situation in which they occurred. The Arabs of the Middle East were outraged by the occupation and division of their lands by the colonial powers, Great Britain and France. In March 1920, Arab nationalists proclaimed in Damascus an independent Kingdom of Great Syria led by Faisal.

At stake was the domination of the Britons and the French over the newly conquered colonies. So, experienced colonial British officials used the old method, «divide and conquer». The Arabs of Palestine set fire to Jews who had lived in Palestine since time immemorial in the position of a traditionally persecuted minority. Today, we already know quite well how the masses of Muslims are behaving, excited by calls for violence against «infidels», especially if the «Kafirs» are unarmed. The British trick was a success: instead of the expected uprising against Britain, the Palestinians defused anger on the Jews and calmed down.
After the «verdict» of ten years of imprisonment, and pleasant pastime among the Bedouin of Transjordan (who were also under British occupation!), the pogrom instigator, Amin al-Husseini, was pardoned and rewarded by Jew Yitzhak Rabin … oh, I was mistaken by 70 years, then it was a Jew Herbert Samuel.

But let’s return to Palestine of 1930-th:

In 1931, al-Husseini founded the World Islamic Congress

……….

On 19 April 1936, a wave of protest strikes and attacks against both the British authorities and Jews was unleashed in Palestine…. Apart from some foreign subsidies, including a substantial amount from Fascist Italy,[112] He (Amin al Husseini) controlled waqf and orphan funds…The rebellion itself had lasted until March 1939, when it was finally quelled by British troops.

It forced Britain to make substantial concessions to Arab demands. Jewish immigration was to continue but under restrictions, with a quota of 75,000 places spread out over the following five years. On the expiry of this period further Jewish immigration would depend on Arab consent. …moderate Palestinian families …were minded to accept … the White Paper of 1939, which had recommended an Arab-majority state and an end to building a Jewish national home. The rejection (by the High Arab Commitee) was based on its perceived failure to promise an end to immigration…


Nevertheless, British government adopted the terms of White Paper, so neglecting the shelter “Home” for exterminated Jews in the most critical years of Jewish history.

Out of ten millions Jews of Europe, have survived only three millions who emigrated oversees in advance, some 400.000 who fled to the USSR and further to its non-occupied part , plus some 400.000 who succeeded to infiltrate to Palestine despite of Turkish and British ban and Palestinian resistance. About 100.000 Jews survived in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy. Undoubtedly, British-Palestinian abolishing of the Jewish National Home increased huge Jewish losses.

I don’t neglect British role in the rescuing of the remnants of the Jews. By resisting Hitler’s assault against Britain and Nazi invasion to the Middle East, Britons have prevented further expanding of Hitler’s Holocaust. But from Jewish point of view, an unbiased analysis leads to the conclusion, that rescuing the Jews was unintentional “side effect” of British and Russian resistance to Hitler’s aggression.

Due to his unwise adventurism, Hitler forced resistance and uniting of his imperialist rivals, British Empire and the USSR. After years of flirt with Hitler, both the USSR and Great Britain turned strong and resolute enemies of Nazi Germany. But along with rescuing Jews, British Empire contributed the Holocaust due to its practical policies in the Middle East. An expressive example of such policies we find just in the case of Palestine.

Current resurrection of British anti-Zionism occurs under flag of Left-Islamist unity. Well, Corbyn’s predecessor was unsuccessful George Galloway. Maybe, Jeremy learned anti-Zionism from Vladimir Lenin. Likewise Corbyn’s poodle, the inventor of anti-Zionist “history” and Israeli traitor Ilan Pappe, who recently warned the Jews of Britain not to resist his employer.
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ultimately I hold the opinion that modern anti-Zionists’ reason is as follows: in order to unite globalists with nationalists, «natives» with immigrants, poor with rich, educated with uneducated, liberals with Islamists, Jews with «goyim» and etc., they all need a common enemy, and this common enemy of all mankind is Israel.
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Too funny, only because you are committing genocide and thievery among the Palestinians, the only reason to care about Israel.

The worst thing the RCC did was say Christians can't be money lenders and that in itself caused lots of problems.

I infer more Polish RC's were killed than Jews in WWII, but lets not make WWII about Jews and the Holocaust, lets make it about all people who were POW's.

Germany sure has paid the price and now Israel wants Poland to pay, forget that.
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Too funny, only because you are committing genocide and thievery among the Palestinians, the only reason to care about Israel.

The worst thing the RCC did was say Christians can't be money lenders and that in itself caused lots of problems.

I infer more Polish RC's were killed than Jews in WWII, but lets not make WWII about Jews and the Holocaust, lets make it about all people who were POW's.

Germany sure has paid the price and now Israel wants Poland to pay, forget that.
I don't get to see PMB's posts, but I do know that the Jewish minority is hugely better off than any other here and after a practically-lifelong membership of the Labour party - whom the Zionists are currently attacking - I can recall no instance of anti-Semitism whatever in it. I think Jewish people should be very wary of letting these jack-boot boys seem to speak for them.
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I don't get to see PMB's posts, but I do know that the Jewish minority is hugely better off than any other here and after a practically-lifelong membership of the Labour party - whom the Zionists are currently attacking - I can recall no instance of anti-Semitism whatever in it. I think Jewish people should be very wary of letting these jack-boot boys seem to speak for them.
Comrade I too have been a lifetime member of the Labour Party... a Jewish member. Maybe that is why I have seen the same level of anti-semitism in the party as in British society. https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/feat...-wales-1.25339
In 1966, while researching the background to Britain's first-ever national railway strike (August 1911), I came across a minute written by Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary in Asquith's Liberal government. That year was a bad one for industrial disputes and for public order. Churchill had a penchant for ordering the army to succeed where he judged the police had failed. Strikers were shot dead by the military in Liverpool (August 15) and in Llanelli four days later.

South Wales - where a 10-month strike by coalminers had ended with their abject defeat - was seething with unrest. But in his minute of August 29, 1911, Churchill did not refer to these events. He wrote, instead, of "the 'pogrom' districts."

So it was that I first learned of the anti-Jewish riots that swept the valley communities of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan in August 1911, leading to the temporary imposition of military rule – Churchill ordered detachments of the Worcester Regiment to patrol the affected areas - and to the wholesale evacuation of Jewish families by special trains that conveyed them to the relative safety of Cardiff, Newport, Aberdare and Merthyr. These riots - a week-long orgy of attacks on Jewish property - began in Tredegar during the evening of Saturday, August 19, and spread rapidly to Ebbw Vale, Rhymney and other industrial centres of the Western Valleys. Wherever Jews could be found, the rioters struck. But was Churchill justified in referring to the totality of these attacks as a "pogrom"?" And in view of the fact that non-Jewish property was also targeted, are we justified even in calling them - in any sense - "anti-Jewish?"

The riots did not come out of the blue. Seasoned observers of the social politics of South Wales were not at all surprised at their coming, nor was there much doubt that Jews were the prime targets of the rioters.

The immediate response of the Anglo-Jewish establishment was to (a) dismiss any connection between the targets of the attacks and the fact that the targets happened to be Jews and property owned by Jews, and (b) insist that the rioters were of the "hooligan" class. Neither of these suppositions was correct. Owing to the persistence of the local police, several dozen of the "hooligans" - men and women - were brought before the courts; the records of these legal proceedings reveal the actual identities of the miscreants. Addressing the Tredegar magistrates on September 5, 1911, the prosecuting solicitor observed: "The people charged [46 in all] were not hooligans. They were people who were generally considered respectable, the majority being colliers in regular employment and the wives of colliers."

Nia Roberts and Ioan Gruffud in Solomon & Gaenor
Nia Roberts and Ioan Gruffud in Solomon & Gaenor
Rioters prosecuted at other centres were also described as colliers. This evidence was confirmed in a report made by the general manager of the Tredegar Iron & Coal Company to one of his directors, the Liberal MP Sir Arthur Markham and quoted by Markham in a parliamentary debate on August 22, 1911, in which the culprits were frankly described as "respectable people to all appearances" and "respectable working men".

Why did "respectable working men" - and their wives - attack the Jews, who lived peacefully in their midst as minute proportions of the general population? If members of the Anglo-Jewish establishment were reluctant to agree that the rioters were drawn from the "respectable" working classes they were infinitely less inclined to admit that Jews had been targeted for specific reasons.

Most of the Jewish adults who lived in the valleys were small-time capitalists - shopkeepers, pawnbrokers and landlords. As such they advanced credit, and it is a tribute to their ethical principles and common sense that during the miners' strike and the lay-offs at the blast-furnaces they had not sought to enforce the repayment of moneys owed to them.

But once the industrial disputes had been settled, the colliers and foundry workers saw before them the prospect of having to repay their debts.

While it is true that in the later phases of the rioting non-Jewish tradesmen were also targeted, it remains the case that the riots were anti-Jewish in their origin and intention. At Tredegar only Jewish shops were attacked, while at Ebbw Vale, the Daily News reported, "the cry of the mob was … one long denunciation of Jews." The view of the presiding magistrate at Tredegar was that "the first disturbances were no doubt anti-Jewish," and the chief constable of Monmouth, in a report to the Home Office (August 21), gave it as his opinion that there was "a determination expressed by the inhabitants [of Tredegar] to get rid of them," meaning the Jews.

There is compelling evidence that the attacks were planned. According to the Rev Harris Jerevitch, minister at the Cardiff synagogue, "There is no doubt that the attacks were planned. Some of the Jewish inhabitants were informed a day or two before the outrages that people intended to wreck and loot their shops."

The police themselves told Churchill that they had uncovered evidence of "some pre-arranged plan" to attack the Jews. So fearful was the local Tredegar constabulary for the safety of the Jews that on the morning of that fateful Saturday, August 19, it had banned the Independent Labour Party from holding a public meeting to protest against the custom of a named Jewish landlord who apparently divided cottages into two so as to obtain double rent from a single property.

The riots were, in fact, marked by a fair amount of "rich-Jew" antisemitism, of the kind that had been a feature of socialist rhetoric since the Boer War. But they also had a more sinister religious dimension that owed its origin to the anti-Jewish prejudices exhibited by the Welsh Baptist movement at that time. Once peace had been restored to the valleys, the Monmouthshire Welsh Baptist Association was asked to formally adopt a resolution expressing sympathy with the Jews. One after another, Baptist ministers in conference at Blackwood (near Bargoed) spoke against the idea. "Resolutions did more harm than good (one delegate explained) and they encouraged the Jews. There were about 100 Jews at Tredegar now (he continued), and if they had many more resolutions they would have 500 there." The resolution was never passed.

That the Jews of the Western Valleys were the victims of religiously inspired as well as economically motivated prejudice is beyond doubt. The "pogrom" refugees returned to the Valleys in due course, but memories of 1911 sank deep; at the end of the Great War most of them moved permanently to Cardiff, where I met some of their sons and daughters a half-century later. The bitterness had vanished. But the memories remained.
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ultimately I hold the opinion that modern anti-Zionists’ reason is as follows: in order to unite globalists with nationalists, «natives» with immigrants, poor with rich, educated with uneducated, liberals with Islamists, Jews with «goyim» and etc., they all need a common enemy, and this common enemy of all mankind is Israel.
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Comrade I too have been a lifetime member of the Labour Party... a Jewish member. Maybe that is why I have seen the same level of anti-semitism in the party as in British society. https://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/feat...-wales-1.25339
In 1966, while researching the background to Britain's first-ever national railway strike (August 1911), I came across a minute written by Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary in Asquith's Liberal government. That year was a bad one for industrial disputes and for public order. Churchill had a penchant for ordering the army to succeed where he judged the police had failed. Strikers were shot dead by the military in Liverpool (August 15) and in Llanelli four days later.

South Wales - where a 10-month strike by coalminers had ended with their abject defeat - was seething with unrest. But in his minute of August 29, 1911, Churchill did not refer to these events. He wrote, instead, of "the 'pogrom' districts."

So it was that I first learned of the anti-Jewish riots that swept the valley communities of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan in August 1911, leading to the temporary imposition of military rule – Churchill ordered detachments of the Worcester Regiment to patrol the affected areas - and to the wholesale evacuation of Jewish families by special trains that conveyed them to the relative safety of Cardiff, Newport, Aberdare and Merthyr. These riots - a week-long orgy of attacks on Jewish property - began in Tredegar during the evening of Saturday, August 19, and spread rapidly to Ebbw Vale, Rhymney and other industrial centres of the Western Valleys. Wherever Jews could be found, the rioters struck. But was Churchill justified in referring to the totality of these attacks as a "pogrom"?" And in view of the fact that non-Jewish property was also targeted, are we justified even in calling them - in any sense - "anti-Jewish?"

The riots did not come out of the blue. Seasoned observers of the social politics of South Wales were not at all surprised at their coming, nor was there much doubt that Jews were the prime targets of the rioters.

The immediate response of the Anglo-Jewish establishment was to (a) dismiss any connection between the targets of the attacks and the fact that the targets happened to be Jews and property owned by Jews, and (b) insist that the rioters were of the "hooligan" class. Neither of these suppositions was correct. Owing to the persistence of the local police, several dozen of the "hooligans" - men and women - were brought before the courts; the records of these legal proceedings reveal the actual identities of the miscreants. Addressing the Tredegar magistrates on September 5, 1911, the prosecuting solicitor observed: "The people charged [46 in all] were not hooligans. They were people who were generally considered respectable, the majority being colliers in regular employment and the wives of colliers."

Nia Roberts and Ioan Gruffud in Solomon & Gaenor
Nia Roberts and Ioan Gruffud in Solomon & Gaenor
Rioters prosecuted at other centres were also described as colliers. This evidence was confirmed in a report made by the general manager of the Tredegar Iron & Coal Company to one of his directors, the Liberal MP Sir Arthur Markham and quoted by Markham in a parliamentary debate on August 22, 1911, in which the culprits were frankly described as "respectable people to all appearances" and "respectable working men".

Why did "respectable working men" - and their wives - attack the Jews, who lived peacefully in their midst as minute proportions of the general population? If members of the Anglo-Jewish establishment were reluctant to agree that the rioters were drawn from the "respectable" working classes they were infinitely less inclined to admit that Jews had been targeted for specific reasons.

Most of the Jewish adults who lived in the valleys were small-time capitalists - shopkeepers, pawnbrokers and landlords. As such they advanced credit, and it is a tribute to their ethical principles and common sense that during the miners' strike and the lay-offs at the blast-furnaces they had not sought to enforce the repayment of moneys owed to them.

But once the industrial disputes had been settled, the colliers and foundry workers saw before them the prospect of having to repay their debts.

While it is true that in the later phases of the rioting non-Jewish tradesmen were also targeted, it remains the case that the riots were anti-Jewish in their origin and intention. At Tredegar only Jewish shops were attacked, while at Ebbw Vale, the Daily News reported, "the cry of the mob was … one long denunciation of Jews." The view of the presiding magistrate at Tredegar was that "the first disturbances were no doubt anti-Jewish," and the chief constable of Monmouth, in a report to the Home Office (August 21), gave it as his opinion that there was "a determination expressed by the inhabitants [of Tredegar] to get rid of them," meaning the Jews.

There is compelling evidence that the attacks were planned. According to the Rev Harris Jerevitch, minister at the Cardiff synagogue, "There is no doubt that the attacks were planned. Some of the Jewish inhabitants were informed a day or two before the outrages that people intended to wreck and loot their shops."

The police themselves told Churchill that they had uncovered evidence of "some pre-arranged plan" to attack the Jews. So fearful was the local Tredegar constabulary for the safety of the Jews that on the morning of that fateful Saturday, August 19, it had banned the Independent Labour Party from holding a public meeting to protest against the custom of a named Jewish landlord who apparently divided cottages into two so as to obtain double rent from a single property.

The riots were, in fact, marked by a fair amount of "rich-Jew" antisemitism, of the kind that had been a feature of socialist rhetoric since the Boer War. But they also had a more sinister religious dimension that owed its origin to the anti-Jewish prejudices exhibited by the Welsh Baptist movement at that time. Once peace had been restored to the valleys, the Monmouthshire Welsh Baptist Association was asked to formally adopt a resolution expressing sympathy with the Jews. One after another, Baptist ministers in conference at Blackwood (near Bargoed) spoke against the idea. "Resolutions did more harm than good (one delegate explained) and they encouraged the Jews. There were about 100 Jews at Tredegar now (he continued), and if they had many more resolutions they would have 500 there." The resolution was never passed.

That the Jews of the Western Valleys were the victims of religiously inspired as well as economically motivated prejudice is beyond doubt. The "pogrom" refugees returned to the Valleys in due course, but memories of 1911 sank deep; at the end of the Great War most of them moved permanently to Cardiff, where I met some of their sons and daughters a half-century later. The bitterness had vanished. But the memories remained.
Well, yes, I know - but they weren't being attacked by Labour Party people because the Fed (South Wales Miners' Federation) supported the Liberals, as did the Baptists and nearly everyone else. I think Churchill's attack on the strongest working class Liberal constituency, Rhondda East was the trigger that shot that crap in the head, but it took time to die. The Rhondda Miners in 1910 attacked all the shops in Tonypandy but two, and I don't think many were kept by Jewish people but by the local Liberal leadership. The anti-Jewish rioting was all very nasty, and would take looking into in terms of who planned the riots and why, but I don't think there was any sign of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party when it was formed, and the Fed turned syndicalist and was never, I think, racistically given.
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Anti-Semitism seems to be able to unite class divides with hatred, the vast majority of the rioter were coal miners. The same families of workers who made the Labour party invincible then.
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BRITAIN AND THE SHELTER FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

The need of the shelter for the Jewish people was obvious for at least 2.000 years. But let alone old stories, numerous expulsions, legal discrimination, blood and plague libels, habitual murder and robbery of the Jews. Let’s focus on the last 150 years of the Jewish history.

Russian antisemitism culminated in the government-inspired pogroms, prohibition of the professions and the “Pale of Settlement”, which were the prototype of South African apartheid. Russian, Polish, Rumanian, Hungarian etc anti-Semitic policies pushed Jewish youth to the revolutionary underground.

We learn from Bolshevik story, that Lenin was forced to prevent merging of Russian social-democrats into one bigger party, otherwise most of the members and leaders of such a party would appear the Jews… Lenin allowed to Bolshevik faction only those former Jews, who denied their Jewish roots and changed their names to Russian/neutral. The examples: Trotsky (Bronstein), Kamenev (Rozenfeld), Zinoviev (Gershon Radomyslski), Henrik Yagoda (Henoch Yehuda) etc. etc. Anti-Zionism was mandatory for Bolsheviks, especially for those of Jewish origin.

An alternative for mature people was the emigration to the USA. Herzl with his idea of the Jewish State tried Zionism as a “third escape route”, but without significant success.

In the light of Russian pogroms, Turkish Empire, which reigned over Palestine for 400 years, consciously prohibited Jews from taking shelter in their God’s Promised Land.

Instead of God, British government promised such a shelter (“Home”) for the Jews in its Balfour letter (1917). Probably it was an attempt to prevent internationalization of the Holy Land, discussed before and in the course of WWI.

But shortly after Balfour declaration was proclaimed, in the Middle East arose another, less known anti-Semitic power, then-joined Islamism and Arab nationalism. While Arab nationalists were ready to give up the Holy Land in exchange for independent Arab Great Syria kingdom (1919 Faisal-Weizmann agreement), Islamists were not. Notably, after 1920.03.07 proclamation of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (which included “Southern Syria”, namely Palestine), the “Southern Syria” Islamist leaders inspired massive anti-Jewish riots:

By 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 4 April 1920, 60,000–70,000 Arabs had congregated in the city square for the Nebi Musa festival (annual local Islamic festival), and groups had been attacking Jews in the Old City’s alleys for over an hour. Inflammatory anti-Zionist rhetoric was delivered by Amin al-Husayni from the balcony of the Arab Club. Another inciter was Musa al-Husayni, his uncle, the mayor, who spoke from the municipal building’s balcony.

…………

The crowd reportedly shouted «Independence! Independence!» and «Palestine is our land, the Jews are our dogs!»[1] Arab police joined in applause, and violence started.[14] The local Arab population ransacked the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.


………….

Khalil al-Sakakini witnessed the eruption of violence in the Old City:

«[A] riot broke out, the people began to run about and stones were thrown at the Jews. The shops were closed and there were screams. … I saw a Zionist soldier covered in dust and blood. … The riot reached its zenith. All shouted, «Muhammad‘s religion was born with the sword».


But what did British occupying authority?

On 1 March 1920, the death of Joseph Trumpeldor in the Battle of Tel Hai at the hands of a Shiite group from Southern Lebanon, caused deep concern among Jewish leaders, who made numerous requests to the OETA administration to address the Yishuv‘s security and forbid a pro-Syrian public rally. However, their fears were largely discounted by the Chief Administrative Officer General Louis Bols, Military Governor Ronald Storrs and General Edmund Allenby, despite a warning from the head of the Zionist Commission Chaim Weizmann that a «pogrom is in the air», supported by assessments available to Storrs.[1] Communiqués had been issued about foreseeable troubles among Arabs, and between Arabs and Jews. To Weizmann and the Jewish leadership, these developments were reminiscent of instructions that Russian generals had issued on the eve of pogroms.[7]

………


Sir Herbert Samuel (a Jew), recently appointed British High Commissioner, declared a general amnesty for those convicted of complicity in the riots of 1920, excluding only Amin and Al Aref. During a visit later that year to the Bedouin tribes of Transjordan who harbored the two political refugees, Samuel offered a pardon to both …. Husseini initially rebuffed the offer, on the grounds that he was not a criminal. He accepted the pardon only in the wake of the death of his half-brother, the mufti Kamil al-Husayni, in March 1921… and Samuel then chose him as Mufti.[48] His initial appointment was as Mufti, but when the Supreme Muslim Council was created in the following year, Husseini demanded and received the title Grand Mufti… The position came with a life tenure.[53]

Let’s analyze these events and the situation in which they occurred. The Arabs of the Middle East were outraged by the occupation and division of their lands by the colonial powers, Great Britain and France. In March 1920, Arab nationalists proclaimed in Damascus an independent Kingdom of Great Syria led by Faisal.

At stake was the domination of the Britons and the French over the newly conquered colonies. So, experienced colonial British officials used the old method, «divide and conquer». The Arabs of Palestine set fire to Jews who had lived in Palestine since time immemorial in the position of a traditionally persecuted minority. Today, we already know quite well how the masses of Muslims are behaving, excited by calls for violence against «infidels», especially if the «Kafirs» are unarmed. The British trick was a success: instead of the expected uprising against Britain, the Palestinians defused anger on the Jews and calmed down.
After the «verdict» of ten years of imprisonment, and pleasant pastime among the Bedouin of Transjordan (who were also under British occupation!), the pogrom instigator, Amin al-Husseini, was pardoned and rewarded by Jew Yitzhak Rabin … oh, I was mistaken by 70 years, then it was a Jew Herbert Samuel.

But let’s return to Palestine of 1930-th:

In 1931, al-Husseini founded the World Islamic Congress

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On 19 April 1936, a wave of protest strikes and attacks against both the British authorities and Jews was unleashed in Palestine…. Apart from some foreign subsidies, including a substantial amount from Fascist Italy,[112] He (Amin al Husseini) controlled waqf and orphan funds…The rebellion itself had lasted until March 1939, when it was finally quelled by British troops.

It forced Britain to make substantial concessions to Arab demands. Jewish immigration was to continue but under restrictions, with a quota of 75,000 places spread out over the following five years. On the expiry of this period further Jewish immigration would depend on Arab consent. …moderate Palestinian families …were minded to accept … the White Paper of 1939, which had recommended an Arab-majority state and an end to building a Jewish national home. The rejection (by the High Arab Commitee) was based on its perceived failure to promise an end to immigration…


Nevertheless, British government adopted the terms of White Paper, so neglecting the shelter “Home” for exterminated Jews in the most critical years of Jewish history.

Out of ten millions Jews of Europe, have survived only three millions who emigrated oversees in advance, some 400.000 who fled to the USSR and further to its non-occupied part , plus some 400.000 who succeeded to infiltrate to Palestine despite of Turkish and British ban and Palestinian resistance. About 100.000 Jews survived in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy. Undoubtedly, British-Palestinian abolishing of the Jewish National Home increased huge Jewish losses.

I don’t neglect British role in the rescuing of the remnants of the Jews. By resisting Hitler’s assault against Britain and Nazi invasion to the Middle East, Britons have prevented further expanding of Hitler’s Holocaust. But from Jewish point of view, an unbiased analysis leads to the conclusion, that rescuing the Jews was unintentional “side effect” of British and Russian resistance to Hitler’s aggression.

Due to his unwise adventurism, Hitler forced resistance and uniting of his imperialist rivals, British Empire and the USSR. After years of flirt with Hitler, both the USSR and Great Britain turned strong and resolute enemies of Nazi Germany. But along with rescuing Jews, British Empire contributed the Holocaust due to its practical policies in the Middle East. An expressive example of such policies we find just in the case of Palestine.

Current resurrection of British anti-Zionism occurs under flag of Left-Islamist unity. Well, Corbyn’s predecessor was unsuccessful George Galloway. Maybe, Jeremy learned anti-Zionism from Vladimir Lenin. Likewise Corbyn’s poodle, the inventor of anti-Zionist “history” and Israeli traitor Ilan Pappe, who recently warned the Jews of Britain not to resist his employer.
The Proletariat envy the Jews because Jews save their money and don't spend it like a drunken sailor.

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Anti-Semitism seems to be able to unite class divides with hatred, the vast majority of the rioter were coal miners. The same families of workers who made the Labour party invincible then.
A bit like the Brexit guff, I suppose, Comrade. If you are pissed off with the way things are and don't yet see how to change them, you can fall for all sorts of bullshit. Beyond the fact that nobody I knew in the Rhondda ever expressed any hint of anti-Semitism I can't comment about the time before I was born, and by the time I was conscious they knew about the camps (we had a German Communist(?) Jew(?) living down the road who'd been shot in the head escaping from one while you still could, though he wasn't in much of a state to tell anyone about anything), even if they kept it from Churchill. I know we had a Jewish family next door when I was little, and nobody seemed to dislike them, my rich Aunt used to light Sabbath fires and heat up food out of friendship for the people next door to her, and my father very frequently gave public voice on the matter. My Labour Party membership has occurred in three bursts in three places, and I can swear that in my experience this Nazi stuff was never present. Perhaps it has something to do with, especially Muslim, feelings about 'Israel'?
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