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Aaron Berman

The Zionists’ Mufti

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Historians, including prominent scholars in Israel, quickly pounced upon Benjamin Netanyahu’s charge that Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, inspired Hitler to exterminate the Jews of Europe. They correctly pointed out that the Nazi genocide machine was already in operation when the Mufti met with Adolf Hitler in November 1941. In all fairness, however, it must be noted that attempts to implicate Amin al-Husseini in the Holocaust did not originate with the ...

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Aaron Berman


Aaron Berman is a Professor of History at Hampshire College where he also served as  Dean of Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is the author of, Nazism the Jews and American Zionism 1933-1948 (1990). His most recent project is a manuscript tentatively titled, First Encounters: The United States and Arab Nationalism 1908-1933.