Press Clippings From 1937: ‘Palestine Arabs’ Celebrate Mohammed’s Birthday With Pictures of Hitler, Mussolini
Saeb Erekat said recently that “Palestinian efforts against the Nazi regime are a deep-rooted part of our history.”
From The New York Times, May 23, 1937:
From JTA, also May 23, 1937:
Nazi flags and pictures of Hitler and Mussolini were being displayed by many Arab shops in the Old City today in connection with the celebration of Mohammed’s birthday.
Arab children thronged the teeming section’s narrow, winding streets, shouting: “Death to the High Commissioner (Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope)! Death to the Jews!”
Arabs in Haifa and Jaffa prepared for the birthday celebrations, scheduled for today and tomorrow, by proclaiming a work stoppage and organizing demonstrations.
The Government Education Department issued orders prohibiting Arab pupils to participate in the demonstrations. Arabs newspapers, however, are urging the pupils to disobey.