Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nazis for a Jewish state: the case of Musa Shahbandar

This is from the declassified documents of the British Foreign Office (provided to me by an American PhD student doing research).  It is about Musa Shahbandar: a foreign minister in Rashid `Ali Kilani's government and probably one of the most ardent Nazis of his time.  1) he was rehabilitated by the British in the 1950s.  2) he seems to support a Jewish state in Palestine when Arab public opinion was uniformly opposed.