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Israelis served while Arabs just schemed

Julie Burchill (Comment, November 4) is spot-on with regard to the long history of anti-Semitic, anti-Western Islamo-fascism.

During WW2, 30,000 Israeli Jews served in the British Forces and 700 were killed but never has an Israeli representative been invited to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph with other dignitaries.

By contrast, many Palestinian Arabs worked for the Nazis.

The Palestinian leader Haj Amin el-Husseini spent the war in Berlin alongside Hitler, planning to kill Middle Eastern Jews.

El-Husseini's Muslim troops served in the SS, committing atrocities against Jews and others.

Anwar Sadat was imprisoned by the British in 1942, attempting to meet Rommel, before Alamein and Rashid Ali led a pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic coup in Iraq in 1941. It was put down, amid pogroms of Iraqi Jews, by the Commonwealth Forces operating out of Israel spearheaded by Haganah scouts like Moshe Dayan, Yigal Allon and Yitzak Rabin.


Jewish Military Museum, London


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