Reproductions of Mizrachs, flags carried by Jewish children in the Simchat Torah processions in the synagogues and other objects which were produced by the Arab side before the Shaw Enquiry Commission into the 1929 massacres when it was sitting in Jerusalem two years ago, in November 1929, as evidence that the Jews have designs on the Mosque of Omar area because they show pictures of the Temple, and which were laughed out of court at the time (What is the point of these pictures? the Chairman, Sir John Shaw, asked), and which were produced again with the same intention before the International Wailing Wall Commission of the League of Nations, are contained Wailing Wall Commission of the League of Nations, are contained in a pamphlet which is to-day being distributed among the members of the Moslem World Conference meeting here, to show them that the Jews have designs on the Mosque of Omar to rebuild the Temple there.
The pamphlet appears to be intended mainly as a counterblast to Dr. Arlossoroff’s speech repudiating the allegations about Jewish designs on the Moslem Holy Places, which he delivered shortly before the Conference opened (it was given in the J.T.A. Bulletin of the 8th. inst.), and has been translated into Arabic and sent to all members of the Conference in order to acquaint them with the facts of the Jewish attitude towards the Moslem Holy Places.
Unlike the handbill which was distributed at the Conference last week showing Jews with a machine-gun, alleging that they were being trained in its use against the Arabs and which was imported from outside the country, the present pamphlet has been printed in the Moslem Orphanage Press in Jerusalem and is being distributed openly.
“The British in Palestine are arming the Jews”. “The British in Palestine are teaching the Jews the use of firearms”.
These are the titles under the illustrated leaflets distributed on December 8th. among the Moslems attending the Islamic Conference in Jerusalem.
Under one of the photographs (showing the Athlit Quarry Drill) the text reads, “A group of Jews in Palestine with a machine-gun, one of the machine guns with which the Government of Palestine has armed the Jews against the Arabs. Near the group is a box of ammunition”.
And the text under the title to the lower picture – (a mounted photograph of a man with a kind of a drill) explains “this is a Jew in one of the Jewish colonies practising the use of machine guns, part of the arms which the Palestine Government has supplied to the Jewish inhabitants to be used against the Arabs”.
When the Mizrachs were produced before the Show Enquiry Commission, the Grand Mufti, in his evidence, in the course of which he declared his belief in the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” said: These Mizrachs are my authority for saying that the Jews are plotting to encroach on the Moslem Holy Places.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.