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Nazis Reveal Contacts with Arab Riot Leaders; Goebbels Gets Reports

November 23, 1933
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A direct contact between the German Nazis and the Palestinian Arabs is revealed today in the Reichswarte, organ of the all-European Nazi organization, which is edited by the reactionary leader, Count Ernest von Reventlow.

An emissary from Palestine has reached Berlin, it was learned today, and reported to the Minister for Propaganda, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, and other Nazi governmental authorities on the recent disturbances in Palestine.

The Munich edition of the Voelkischer Beobachter, which is not sold abroad, carries an article today glorifying the German settlers in Palestine, particularly those who settled in Sarona. The Beobachter claims that the British and the Jews do not know how to handle the Arabs. Only the German settlers understand how to establish the most amisable relations with the Arabs, the Beobachter declares.

Campaign in Palestine in the interests of the Nazi party. He recently interviewed several Arabs living in France and Germany in connection with the best possible means of adapting the Nazi program to the Holy Land.

The arrested Arab leaders, Aouni Abdul Hadi, Jamal Al Husein and Izzat Darwaza, have been replaced on the Executive by el Bendak, Ishac Darwish, a nephew of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and Omar Saleh el Barguthy, a Moslem attorney.

El Bendak is the editor of Sowt Es-Shaab and professes the Christian faith.

The Arab Executive has issued a proclamation complimenting the Palestinian Arabs on their bravery and for their resistance to the British government by declaring a general strike. A reply is being formulated to the statement issued by the Colonial Secretary in England demanding peace.

The moderate Arab leader, Boulos Effendi Shehadeh, editor of the anti-reactionary “Meraat Al Sherk”, has resigned from the Arab Executive because of the manner in which the “Arab Executive fled like cowards from the scene” of the rioting in the Holy City recently.

He deplored the fact that the Arabs have surrendered so readily to pressure of British government military forces.

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