LAKE SUCCESS (Jun. 28)
The charge that King Farouk of Egypt is using a war plan against Israel which was worked out in collaboration with the Nazis during World war II, but never used because Germany could not spare an adequate force, was made here today by the nation Associates. The charge, backed by a recently-discovered document of the German Foreign Office, was presented today to the United Nations and President Truman.
The plan called for the Germans to level Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in air bombing as part of a complete campaign against Palestine, mapped out by the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, Hitler’s wartime Arab advisor. According to the document, Farouk planned to flee to the German lines in 1943 and threw Egypt into the war against the Allies. The German document also states that Farouk ordered Egyptian planes to fly to Field Marshal Ernst von Rommel’s African headquarters with important maps.
Freda Kirchwey, president of the nations Associates, who presented the case to the U.N. and the President, declared that “it is inconceivable that a country like Egypt could effectively challenge the authority of the U.N. if any single big power challenged Egypt.” Miss Kirchway also stressed that the discovery of the German document was particularly important now, when “Egypt has taken a leading role in armed defiance of the U.N. and, moreover, has the dubious distinction of having initiated the bombing of civilian populations in Palestine.”
The Nation Associates memorandum pointed out that what the Germans failed to do for the Mufti, he has convinced “his patron, the Egyptian King, to attempt.” It adds that the Mufti and Hitler made a pact to exterminate the Jews and agreed that in the event that only one of them survived, “the survivor should undertake to carry out their Joint purpose. “