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Press Clippings From 1937: ‘Palestine Arabs’ Celebrate Mohammed’s Birthday With Pictures of Hitler, Mussolini

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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:

A clipping from The New York Times in 1937.  Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

A clipping from The New York Times in 1937. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

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.

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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.

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