Some old Nazis hoped that the Arab nationalists and Palestinian revolutionaries would fulfill Hitler’s legacy: the extermination of the Jews. Conversely, Arab politicians and Palestinian leaders popular in European left-wing circles do not shy away from cooperating with old and new Nazis.
The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists –and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks– lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Francois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash’s faction of the PLO…
If we add the Carlos-Genoud story to our knowledge that many German Nazi veterans, including war criminals, found refuge in Arab countries, particularly Egypt and Syria, we should have enough evidence to demonstrate that veteran Nazis see the Arab cause as a continuation of their own endeavors, as well as an ex post facto vindication or justification for them. We might paraphrase Clausewitz and call it a continuation of the Holocaust by other hands.
“… Baum confirmed that an unspecified number of German neo-Nazis received PLO military training in an Al Fatah camp near Beirut and that this information had been available to West German authorities since the start of 1980. ”
Arab “Palestinian” leader & PLO member Zuheir Mohsen, 1977:
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
“This is what they dream about, killing every Jew there”
“If you show them concessions, they will just attack again…the Jihadist’s mind, is a different mind”
”Jews are garbage,” Alois Brunner said last month when he was interviewed by reporters who found him living in Damascus… As a senior aide to Adolf Eichmann, he sent more than 80,000 of them to the gas chambers during World War II. Following the war, there was a relatively small demand for his sort of expertise–except in the Arab world. Since 1961, Brunner has been a ”security adviser” to the Syrian government. The Brunner case calls attention to the persistent affinity of Arab leaders for Nazi doctrines, rhetoric and tactics. Haj Amin el Husseini, one-time leader of Palestinian nationalism and Yasser Arafat`s mentor, spent World War II in Berlin promoting Hitler`s Jewish policy…
…the Palestine Liberation Organization has trained German neo-Nazis in its Middle East camps, a fact disclosed by one of the trainees, Karl Heinz Hoffman. Indeed, a self-proclaimed British neo-Nazi was one of the PLO gunmen who killed three Israeli tourists in Cyprus in September…
According to Arndt Heinz Marx, associate president (until his arrest in 1984) of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Front in Frankfurt, both Hepp and Marx trained in an El Fatah camp in Lebanon from July 1980 until June 1981 with a group of fifteen German neo-Nazis. “I was a member of El Fatah, a Fedayeen,” said Marx.
“El Fatah and the PLO are fighting for the rights of their people as we are fighting for the German people. The Palestinians and ourselves have the same enemy: International Zionism, the Jews…”31
According to Arndt Heinz Marx, associate president (until his arrest in 1984) of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Front in Frankfurt, both Hepp and Marx trained in an El Fatah camp in Lebanon from July 1980 until June 1981 with a group of fifteen German neo-Nazis. “I was a member of El Fatah, a Fedayeen,” said Marx. “El Fatah and the PLO are fighting for the rights of their people as we are fighting for the German people. The Palestinians and ourselves have the same enemy: International Zionism, the Jews…”31
Marx added that guerillas training Lebanon were not intending to attack Israel directly, but were preparing “for combat in Europe.”
Throughout his life, Rustin remained a champion of Israel who manifested ultimate faith in Israel’s democracy. He expressed great antipathy for Arab governments and for the PLO, which, he said, used Israel as a facile excuse to divert the attention of the Arab masses away from their own treachery and political failures: “Marx once said that religion is the opiate of the masses. In the Middle East, Israel is the opiate of the Arabs.”
Rustin characterized anti-Semitism as “history’s oldest and most shameful witch hunt,” and he was particularly disturbed by black anti-Semitism, which he publicly acknowledged: “We cannot sweep it under the rug…it is here, it is dangerous, it must be rooted out.” Such statements earned him the enmity of many in the “Black Power” movement, which he bitterly criticized for its anti-Semitism and Israel hatred. He faced vicious accusations from the radical left, who called him an “Uncle Tom” who had been “bought out by Jewish money.”
Despite having sent a team to slaughter 11 Israelis at the Munich Olympics in 1972 in an audacious and sadistic attack — his henchmen castrated one athlete in front of his teammates before killing him — Salameh would soon become an American informant.
“In Beirut’s intelligence circles, the joke was, ‘It pays to live in the same building as American diplomats because the PLO security is so good.’ ”