Murdoch's Australian is a relentless peddler of Zionism, Arabophobia and Islamophobia, particularly, but not always, on its opinion pages. The trifecta was there in full in its regular Cut & Paste column on October 7, headed All it takes Fairfax is a little moral equivalence to turn Hitler into a crusading Christian. The final item in this 'Hitler-hated-Christianity-but-loved-Islam' miscellany, predictably invoked that iconic figure of Zionist demonology, the Mufti of Jerusalem (1897-1974):
"Meeting of German chancellor Adolf Hitler and grand mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, Documents on German Foreign Policy 1918-1945, Series D, Vol XIII, London, 1964, pp 881 ff:
"The Grand Mufti - wished to seize the opportunity to convey to the Fuhrer - admired by the entire Arab world, his thanks of the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arabs and especially the Palestinian cause - The Arabs were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely the English, the Jews, and the Communists. Therefore they were prepared to cooperate with Germany with all their hearts and stood ready to participate... not only negatively by the commission of acts of sabotage and the instigation of revolutions, but also positively by the formation of an Arab Legion. The Arabs could be more useful to Germany as allies than might be apparent at first glance... they had had close relations with all Muslim nations, of which they could make use in... the common cause."
As the above German document shows, Haj Amin's links with the Nazis can best be understood not as a reflection of any real meeting of minds, but simply as an application of the ancient principle: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Now you wouldn't, of course, read about it in The Australian, but another enemy of the British in Palestine, the Zionist terrorist Stern Gang, with infinitely less justification than Haj Amin (after all, the Mufti's ancestral homeland was being handed to the militants of Jewish State in the Levant - JSIL - by the Britz), also flirted with the Nazis - and not just on the same basis, but with real ideological feeling:
"The rise of Nazism in Germany, where Hitler had come to power in January 1933 and proceeded to enact anti-Jewish laws, was successfully used by the Zionists to pressure the British into opening the doors of Palestine for more Jewish immigration. In the best Herzlian tradition, the leadership of the Stern Gang, of whom future Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was a prominent member, proposed an alliance between Nazi Germany and the future Jewish state, and collaboration for the establishment in the Middle East of a 'New Order' in return for help with the evacuation of Jewish masses from Europe and their settling in Palestine. The leadership of the Stern Gang, which considered itself the 'real' Irgun Zvai Leumi, or 'National Military Organization' (NMO), proposed:
The NMO, which is well-acquainted with the goodwill of the German Reich government and its authorities towards Zionist activity inside Germany and towards Zionist emigration plans, is of the opinion that:
1. Common interests could exist between the establishment of a new order in Europe in conformity with the German concept, and the true national aspirations of the Jewish people as they are embodied by the NMO.
2. Cooperation between the new Germany and a renewed folkish-national Hebraium would be possible and,
3. The establishment of the historical Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, and bound by a treaty with the German Reich, would be in the interests of a maintained and strengthened future German position of power in the Near East.
Proceeding from these considerations, the NMO in Palestine, under the condition the above-mentioned national aspirations of the Israeli freedom movement are recognized on the side of the German Reich, offers to actively take part in the war on Germany's side." (From Might Over Right: How the Zionists Took Over Palestine, Adel Safty, 2009, pp 89-90)