Ed: 33: June/2008
The gaggle of assembled hacks chortled at what they took to be yet another gaffe by Boris Johnson. The joke was on them. When the two million-plus votes were counted in last month's mayoral election, Boris had delivered a knock-out blow to two-term incumbent, Ken Livingstone.
Far from being the hapless objects of a predatory Zionist assault, it was Palestinian Arab leaders who from the early 1920s onward, and very much against the wishes of their own constituents, launched a relentless campaign to obliterate the Jewish national revival.
At the very least, Gensicke's account shows the relationship between the Mufti and the Nazis to have been very much a two-way street: even - or indeed especially - as concerns the notorious "Jewish Question".