JERUSALEM (May. 9)
Strong military reinforcements have been stationed on the Palestine-Syrian and Transjordan-Syrian frontiers, to prevent any possible Nazi attack through Syria, it was disclosed today.
(The Swiss newspaper Basler Nachrichten reported from Berlin that the Vichy Government had agreed to passage of German troops through Syria and that the French-mandated territory seemed to be “at Germany’s disposal.”)
The eyes of the Jews in Palestine are now directed chiefly towards Syria. The opinion prevails that the pro-Nazi elements in Iraq have lost their game, but that Nazi activities are being centered on Syria, where several hundred Arab propagandists trained in Berlin are developing intensive pro-Hitler propaganda with the hope of succeeding in landing Nazi troops there by airplane.
The ex-Mufti of Jerusalem last night conclusively showed his connection with the Nazis in a long radio broadcast from Baghdad in which he called the Arab world to stand behind Hitler and to conduct sabotage activities against England. His broadcast contained many anti-Jewish utterances.