Megillat HaNechoshet – The Copper Scroll


Talmudi Megillat HaN’Choshet

(Studies in the Copper Scroll)

From Wikipedia-

While most of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by Bedouins, the Copper Scroll was discovered by an archaeologist.[4] The scroll, on two rolls of copper, was found on March 14, 1952[5] at the back of Cave 3 at Qumran. It was the last of 15 scrolls discovered in the cave, and is thus referred to as 3Q15.[6] The corroded metal could not be unrolled by conventional means, and John Marco Allegro arranged for Professor H. Wright Baker, of the College of Technology at Manchester, England, to cut the sheets into 23 strips in 1955 and 1956.[7]


Megillat ha’Nechoshet, (The Copper Scroll) has intrigued scholars and laymen alike for it’s content, myth, legends, and potential disclosure of an immense amount of wealth seeming to have been inscribed thereon.

What is the Copper Scroll? Is is a “treasure map” or just a hoax? Is it a religious document and not an administrative – quasi civil document of the Second Temple era? If it is a religious document which comports with the practice of the Qumran Communities adherence to shunning wealth, then the Copper Scroll should be given serious theological consideration as to why and how it fits into the Qumran Communities theology and end times (eschatological) out-look upon their immediate circumstances within that Second Temple era.

Copper was used in the construction of the Tabernacle for the: Brazen Altar, (Exodus 38.4), foot of the altar (38.8), rings (27.4), pins (27.19) and sockets (38.10). As well, the Copper Serpent (Numbers 21.6-9) was a healing agent for those who looked upon it. Hezekiah crushed the Copper Serpent (Mishneh Pesachim 4.6) and hid the Book of Remedies (M.Pesachim 4.6) as it became used in avodah zarah idol worship. In short, it is the base of or foundation necessary for burnt offerings. Copper, “precious as gold” was weighed by Ezra, the Priests, as well as the Levites (Ezra 8.27), who wrote all the weight of the free-will offering to the L-RD. (8.34) Copper is thus identified primarily seven times in the Jewish Bible (TaNaCh) of lessor or lower importance in metallurgy and the value of metals as the basis upon which to build the Mishkan.

So, what, if any thing happened to the “treasures” of the Copper Scroll? Do they still exist or are they lost to antiquity? Although the answer may be found in the writings of the Jewish historian Josephus; siman (signs) do not attest to the veracity of the “location” treasure themselves.

For theological reasons, I prefer to suggest that the treasure map theory is a “wisdom mystery” couched in the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves. From my research paper on the Dead Sea Scrolls: As can be seen by 1Q21 “The Words of Levi

 (The Dead Sea Scrolls, A New Translation, Wise, Michael; Abegg, Martin, Jr.; and Cook, Edward; Harper Collins Publishers, San Francisco, 1996 pp.251-52):

“Then he gave me the blessings of the Priesthood…”. “Consider, my sons, my brother Joseph, who teaches writing and discipline and wisdom. …. So wisdom is a great fortune of glory, and a fine treasure for all who possess it. If mighty kings come with many people, and an army, horsemen, and many chariots with them, and if they seize the wealth of the lands and nations, plundering everything in them, they still could not plunder the storehouses of wisdom, nor could they find its hidden riches. 4Q213 Frag. 6+7 (Wise 257)

According to Michael Wise in The Dead Sea Scrolls, A New Translation; “Copper was used for the safekeeping of nonliterary records, Roman public laws, and even the private discharge papers of Roman Military veterans. More to the point, copper and bronze were common media of choice for the archival records of temples in the Roman period.

According to Josephus, …. The Romans pursued a definate policy to retrieve treasure hoards that citizens of Jerusalem had secreted during the siege. As always, the key to their recovery lay with the interrogation of prisoners. One such, Pinchas, was an official treasurer of the Temple. The historian tells us that this man delivered up to the Romans “‘the tunics and girdles worn by the priests… many other treasures also were delivered up by him, with sacred ornaments (War 6.390-91). (Wise, pp. 190-91)

Megillat ha’Nechoshet begins:

[First Cache]

“In the ruin in the Valley of Achor, under the steps with the entrance at the East at a distance of 40 cubits a strong-box of silver with it’s vessels, 17 talents in weight. KEN

[Fourth Cache]

“In the ruin-heep of Kohlit: vessels of tribute of the master of nations, and ephods. All of this belongs to the tribute and the seventh treasure, a second tithe rendered unclean. Its opening is in the edge of the aqueduct on the north six cubits to the immersion bath, XAG.” (CHAG)

[Sixth, Seventh, Eleventh Caches]

Forty two talents lie under the stairs in the salt pit.HN (HEN) Sixty five bars of gold lie on the third terrace in the cave of the old Washers House.QE (TA’AH) Seventy telents of silver are enclosed in wooden vessel that are in the cistern of a burial chamber in Matia’s courtyard. Fifteen cubits from the front of the eastern gates, lies a cistern. The ten talents lie in the canal of the cistern.DI (DAY)

[Fifteenth Cache]

Dig down sixteen cubits under the eastern corner to find forty talents of silver.TR (TAPH)

[Eighteenth Cache]

Fourteen talents of silver can be found in the pillar on the northern side of the big cistern in Kohlit. SK (SOOK)

Here, the Greek characters are transliterated into Hebrew: Ken, Chag, Hen, Ta’ah, Day, Taph, Sook (Yes, Their Festival [in] Booths [to play, tap or beat] Tamborines [is] Enough [for] Anointing)

“Thus the scroll is not a ‘free’ literary prose creation; instead, it is a work designed according to a fixed and defined (preset) structure. Even if none of the 60 items is complete in containing entries for all seven subjects or ‘fields’ that exist in the scroll, the form of the description was preset, and the author was not permitted to express himself freely. Indeed, Wolters has shown that the Copper Scroll could have been written in seven columns, a fact that emphasizes that we cannot regard this as a text with a free form but a text with a rigid structure.”

Copper Scroll Studies George J. Brooke, Philip R. Davies A&C Black, Oct 27, 2004 – Religion – 362 pages

“All Sevens Are Precious”

The Copper scroll according to Al Wolters was written in seven columns

Wolters identifies seven subjects or fields that exist in the Copper scroll

seven places that Greek characters appear on the Copper scroll. Here, the Greek characters are transliterated into Hebrew: Ken, Chag, Hen, Ta’ah, Day, Taph, Sook (Yes, Their Festival [in] Booths [to play, tap or beat] Tamborines [is] Enough [for] Anointing)

The seven locations (listed in the Copper Scroll possessing Greek letters) are thought to be by some scholars to “represent the quantities of treasure buried at the site. Or, “Another recent suggestion is that they are abbreviations of names of priestly families responsible for the treasure at that particular site.” Meir Bar Ilan (referencing Shekalim 3.2) states that “the Greek letters were used as private signs.”

However, this Mishneh states first, that Aleph, Bet, Gimmel were the “siman” (or signs) “used for the half-shekel levy imposed on the public;” whereas the Greek letters, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, appear in the Mishneh only as a secondary opinion (of Rabbi Ishmael). In Rabbi Ishmael’s rules of hermenuetics, heyqesh – comparison, the matter of whether Hebrew or Greek characters were used for designation of the registrant who had paid the treasurer the Temple tax (shekel) imposed upon them is resolved because when one compares the Hebrew to the Greek, the characters only make sense as a coherent sentence in Hebrew. As private signs (siman) for the Temple tax (shekel) they make perfect sense.

Since only seven locations possess Greek characters and according to Al Wolters, Megillat HaNechoshet the Copper Scroll was written in seven columns, the numeral seven plays a significant role in our “discovery” concerning the treasures from Qumran.

For instance, this could tell us who composed the scroll or which priestly family might have contributed to the half shekel levy during the Hashmonean Dynasty.

ZAYIN is the seventh letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet which means a sword or sceptre

(as in the symbol for royal authority) – As for example –

Esther 5.2 “When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther came near, and touched the top of the scepter.”

The seventh letter of the alef-bet is zayin. Its design is the form of a sword. The top of the zayin is the handle, and the vertical leg is the blade. Another interpretation of the zayin’s design is that it represents a crown and a scepter. The zayin thus alludes to power and authority.

seven days shall you eat unleavened bread – matzah – Parsha Bo – Shmoth 12.8, 15-20 introduces the lesson of matzah unleaven bread; the complete nullification of leaven (or leavening agents, that is nullification of the individual’s ego or pride) from one’s home commemorated annually with Pesach – Passover. Thus, every year BEGINS with a nullification of leavening agents from our midst!

Zachor remember the seventh day to sanctify it Exodus 20.8

Shomer guard or keep the seventh day Deuteronomy 5:12

“all sevens are precious”

Pesach and Sukkot are seven day festivals

“Ye shall dwell [“B’Simcha”] in booths seven days; all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in booths.”

For, “The Joy of the L-RD is your Strength” – Nechemiah 8.10,

“And all the congregation of them that were come back out of the captivity made booths, and dwelt in the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.” Nechemiah 8.17

the Challah (Bride) at her wedding goes around her Katan (groom) seven times

under the Chuppah (wedding canopy) seven blessings are said

they the Challah and Katan celebrate for seven days

There are also seven “lower sefiroth”- the Lower Shekinah (“spheres of illumination”) found in Sefer Yetzirah – the Book of Creation.

there are seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuot

seventh year – shmitta the Year of Release and Land Laying Fallow

seventh year – Hakhel Deuternomy 31.10 The King’s Assembly (National Address) (Chapter of the King) Biblically speaking, even the King is subject to the Torah in a Biblically permissable, yet limited Monarchy. Deuternomy 17.18-20 Disempowered King: Monarchy in Classical Jewish Literature (3.3 The King’s Subjugation to the Torah) By Yair Lorberbaum.

seven years times seven years is 49 years before the 50th Jubilee (Yovel) Year of Liberty

Zachor remember the seventh day

Zaqen aged, elder

Meet Rabbi Yosef Dayan

Yosef Dayan


Yosef Dayan

Yosef Dayan was born in 1945 in Mexico to Sephardic Jewish parents from Aleppo, Syria. The Dayan family traces its lineage directly to the Exilarchs of the ancient Near East.

Dayan made aliyah (emigrated to Israel) in 1968 and joined Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Kach movement. He was instrumental in establishing the Hebron Hills settlement of El-Nakam, which was destroyed on the orders of the then-Minister of Defense, Moshe Arens in 1982.

He is the founder and current director of Malchut Israel, an organization with the goal of restoring Israel’s royal Davidic house, and is known as the Rabbi who enacted the Pulsa diNura against the Prime Ministers of Israel Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon.

Dayan is also the author of several books in Hebrew, Spanish and Italian. He also worked to translate modern Spanish literature into Hebrew. He is married with 6 children and currently resides in Psagot, Israel.

His son, Sgt. Hananel Dayan, refused to shake Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz’s hand during the 2006 Independence Day ceremonies while Hananel Dayan was being given the President of Israel award for outstanding soldiers.


The Dayan Family, whose eponymous ancestor was Yosef Dayan of Aleppo, Syria, who became the royal heir of a dynasty of the Jewish Palestinian Nesi’im, its collateral-line, the Nasi Family, upon its extinction, which were both representative of the House of Bostanai, the “3rd” dynasty of Babylonian Exilarchs.

The office of the Palestinian Principate was in abeyance during the period of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099-1187 & 1229-1244, but by the 1300s many other families of royal Davidic descent began supplying royal scions to be the rulers of the various Jewish settlements in Palestine, especially at Jerusalem, where its last dynasty of Jewish “Nesi’im” established itself circa 1187, which is essentially of Israel’s “dispossessed” royal house, and its head or spokesman is “Prince of Israel”, the royal Davidic heir, the unofficial and/or “uncrowned” “King of the Jews”. There is reference to the existence of the Palestinian Principate as late as the 1800s.

The Jewish “Prince” Yeshai, who was a medieval Davidic Dynasty prince of the exilarch’s house, the grandson of the 34th Exilarch Azariah, emigrated along with his father, “Prince” Solomon, to Israel/Palestine and founded another dynasty of the Israeli/Palestinian “nesi’im”, c. 1187, and, became the ancestor of the Ha-Nasi Family, which family reigned until its deposition by the Turkish sultan in 1678, whereupon, the dynasty’s heir took up residence in Aleppo, Syria. The Nassi Family, which became extinct in the male-line, upon which its surviving off-shoot, the Dayan Family, inherited its legacy.

Yitzak Dayyan was considered heir in 1933 by Jewish rabbis as the Davidic Dynasty’s heir and titular “King of Israel”; but after his death none of his three sons pursued their father’s dynastic claims. Then, in 1968, another family member, Yosef Dayan, was encouraged by Jewish rabbis to be an active claimant to the throne

The Dayan Family appears to have the best claim to Israel’s throne, for Dr. Nahum Sloushz in his article “Where are the True Descendants of King David?”, in “The Jewish Morning Journal”, dated September 1, 1933, says that Rabbi Isaac (Yitzhak) Dayan was considered the head of King David’s House in his time due primarily to his strong personality, rather than according to his place in the line of succession. Too, in 1617 the old great Rabbi Kehahr [Kevod HaRav HaGaon] recorded in an unpublished manuscript the ancestral-line of his contemporary Nathan Ha-Dayan [son of Mordechai Ha-Dayan and father of Yosef Dayan, the royal heir] in which he heaps praise upon him reminiscence of the praise heaped upon the post-exilic royal heir Zerubabel by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, which suggests appointment of him, his family, and descendants, as the heirs of the Davidic Dynasty and/or the ancient Jewish kings.

Will Israel Have A ‘King’ Soon? The Modern-Day Sanhedrin Say “YES!”

Will Israel Have A ‘King’ Soon? The Modern-Day Sanhedrin Say “YES!”

from Yaakov Katz
THE JERUSALEM POST – January 12, 2005

Will Jews begin proclaiming “Long live the king” in the near future?

According to a group of 71 Jewish scholars who met this week in the Old City of Jerusalem in the form of a modern-day Sanhedrin “a duplicate of the religious tribunal which convened during the time of the Second Temple” a coronation day is growing closer.

As one member of the group put it, “We would have liked it to happen yesterday. But we are willing to wait until tomorrow.”

There hasn’t been a genuine Sanhedrin in Israel for nearly 1,600 years; the last one to be proclaimed was in France, by Napoleon, for political gain. Shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, religious affairs minister Judah Leib Maimon raised the notion of reinstituting the ancient body, to no avail.

The group composed largely of Kahane sympathizers that gave itself the name Sanhedrin in October, however, met Sunday to discuss the creation of a Jewish monarchy in the State of Israel.

For the past several years a group called the Monarchists has conducted extensive research into the lineage of several families in an effort to discover who has the closest bloodline to the biblical King David — a requirement for any future Jewish king.

Rabbi Yosef Dayan from Psagot, known for his recent threats to place a death curse on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, is said to be a leading candidate to become the “king of Israel.”

“Dayan has the best lineage to King David,” several members of the Sanhedrin told The Jerusalem Post. They say he has two documented ancient sources which draw a direct line between him and the males in his family to King David some 3,000 years ago.

“Many people can show they are descendants of King David, but they cannot show that the line is only male,” one Sanhedrin member explained. “That makes Dayan the leading candidate to become king.”

The Monarchists have consulted with non-Jewish experts on lineage. They concurred that, without a doubt, Dayan is a direct descendent of the House of David.

The only question now is how to establish the Jewish monarchy in spite of the presiding democratic government.

“There are two possibilities,” Dayan explained. “The first is that the nation or a majority from within will want the monarchy and will uproot the presiding democratic government.”

The second, more realistic option, he said, is “the one cited by Maimonides” and that is that no one will know how it will be until it happens.”

Some of the other ideas discussed at the Sanhedrin meeting included the construction of an altar on the Temple Mount to be used for the Passover Offering during the upcoming holiday.

One of the ideas, members said, is to climb the Mount and build the altar within minutes and sacrifice the lamb before security forces can stop them. Another, said leading Sanhedrin member Baruch Ben-Yosef, is to pray for a tsunami-like disaster on the Mount.

“In one second, God wiped out 150,000 people,” he said. “Who knows? Maybe he’ll help us if we show him we are ready.”

Participants also discussed Ben-Yosef’s idea of reinstating the Sanhedrin’s authority to announce Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of the new lunar month.

“It is very important to reinstate the Sanhedrin’s authority to announce the month, because it will force people to understand that God gave us the power to control the calendar and our own destiny,” Ben-Yosef said.

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Background on the Sanhedrin

“Sanhedrin” – (m., pl. “Sanhedriyaot”) – 1. the Jewish “Supreme Court;” it consisted of seventy one great Torah Sages, who met in the “Lishkat HaGazit,” the “Office of Hewn Stone,” adjacent to the Temple in Jerusalem; 2. The Masechta, or Folio of the Talmud that discusses the activities of the Sanhedrin, and related matters.

The Rabbis who were the members of the Sanhedrin had all received “Semichah,” the formal passing over of the Tradition from their teachers.

On the floor of the Sanhedrin were debated the fundamental principles of the Torah, and the result was established by majority vote.

Cases that were the most difficult or the most critical for the Jewish People were decided by the Sanhedrin. A majority had to be at least two votes. Any Capital case in which all the votes were for condemnation, was automatically changed to acquittal.

There is discussion in the Talmud of the question of how frequently capital punishment was imposed by the Sanhedrin, although the Torah does explicitly allow for it. Some said that a Sanhedrin that imposed the death penalty once in seven years was considered “bloody;” another opinion is that it was seventy years. Another said that it depended on the generation. Yet another was that restraint in imposing the death penalty would increase the number of murderers in Israel.

After the Temple was destroyed, the Sanhedrin moved from place to place in Israel. It finally was dissolved when, in the absence of the greatest Sages of Israel, the Institution of Semichah could no longer be applied.

During the Middle Ages, there was an attempt to revive the Sanhedrin by re-instituting Semichah. But due to opposition by some of the Torah Sages of that generation, the idea never became a reality.

The Sanhedrin was reestablished in a ceremony in Tiberias, where the original Sanhedrin was disbanded, on October, 2004 (Tishrei 5765).

What is Atzmut?


God’s Absolute Essence

Ein sofOf God’s Absolute Essence it is said: “no thought can grasp You at all.” He is neither “something” nor is He “nothing,” for He is the “Absolute Something” as well as the “Absolute Nothing” as one.

Even when we refer to this and other related phenomena with regard to God as His being “the Paradox of paradoxes,” this phrase itself is not meant to define God but only to describe the nature of man’s experience of Him.

The phrase “no thought” in the above statement implies that even the primordial thought of Adam Kadmon–that thought which conceives all of Creation at once–cannot know the essence of God, the Creator.

Although the intellectual faculty of the Divine soul cannot know God, the inner essence of the Divine soul of Israel–”an actual part of God Above” (Tanya Ch. 2)– connects to God’s Essence intuitively and directly (in the second person), as evident from the above statement itself: “no thought can grasp You at all.”

When a simple Jew says “God,” as in the phrase “blessed be God” or “by the will of God,” he is referring to Atzmut–God’s Absolute Essence. This is expressed by the Chassidic saying: “a simple Jew is connected to the simplicity of Atzmut.”

In Hebrew, Atzmut means “Self” (and derives from the root etzem, which means “bone”). The first word of the giving of the Torah to Israel–the Ten Commandments–is Anochi, “I,” the revelation to Israel of God’s Absolute Essence, His ultimate “Self.” The experience of this revelation impresses on the soul the sense of God’s being “the Paradox of paradoxes,” as mentioned above.

Courtesy of Gal Einai 



Atzmuth (עצמות from the Hebrew Etzem עצם) meaning “essence”, is the descriptive term referred to in Kabbalah, and explored in Hasidic thought, for the Divine essence.

Classical Kabbalah predominantly refers to G-od with its designated term “Ein Sof” (“No end”-Infinite), as this distinguishes between the Divine Being beyond description and manifestation, and Divine emanations within Creation, which become the descriptive concern of systemised Kabbalistic categorisation. Reference to Atzmus is usually restricted in Kabbalistic theory to discussion whether “Ein Sof” represents the ultimate Divine Being in Itself, or to God as first cause of Creation.

Hasidic thought however, concerns itself with relating transcendent esoteric Kabbalah to the internalised psychological experience of man. In Hasidism, the essential Divine Atzmus above emanation is related to its description of Omnipresent Divine Panentheism in the physical World, and focus on the essential Divinity in daily Jewish spiritual experience. This underlies Hasidism’s adjustment of Jewish values to extol the innate sincerity of the common folk, and to shape its concern with selfless spiritual motivation in learning, prayer and benevolence, beyond traditional Talmudic mastery for its own sake alone.

The concealed Divine soul essence that each person possesses becomes revealed in the Hasidic doctrine of the Tzadik leader as Divine channel of physical and spiritual sustenance for the community, while the elite perception of essential Divine Unity of Creation in ideal contemplation by the capable few, realises the union of the soul in God.

In the Chabad investigation of Hasidic thought, Atzmus relates, beyond the revelations of Kabbalah, to the essential Divine Unity and purpose of Creation, revealed in the eschatological future as the ultimate Dirah Betachtonim (Divine “dwelling place in the lowest” Physical realm), through the essential Will in Mitzvot Jewish observances. This relates to the Divine essence of Torah and the soul, both reflecting the essential fifth level of Yechidah (“Singular”).

While esoteric Kabbalah relates to the transcendent fourth level of Torah interpretation and the soul, the level of Chayah (Chochmah-Wisdom insight), the nature of Yechidah (innermost Keter-Will delight), enables its higher Divine source to permeate and descend lower into perception, as essence permeates all while remaining distinct. The essence of the Divine is not restricted to Ein Sof limitlessness or to transcendent Kabbalistic emanation alone. Through seeking to reveal the Divine closeness and Omnipresence to all the community, religiously learned or illiterate, Hasidism, across its different schools, sought to hasten the ultimate Messianic realisation of Atzmus Unity.



Abbas advisor praises Muslim leader who partnered with Hitler as ‘role model’

The Geller Report


Haj Amin el-Husseini was a full partner of the Axis before and during World War II,
Amin al-Husseini

It is quite evident that those in the Palestinian Authority regard the Nazis with reverence. They are inspired by the Nazis, and want to replicate the genocide that they committed against Europe’s Jews. That is why the neo-Nazi Palestinian Authority continue to perpetuate this sick war against Israel, regardless of how many times Israel extends a hand of peace.

If you don’t believe that Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour also believe that the Nazis were role models you’re wrong. Dead wrong! The Democrat Party want to reward these neo-Nazis with statehood and vast amounts of money. #Jexodus!

The photo is inscribed by Himmler:
“To his eminence the Grand Mufti, 4 VII 1943, in remembrance H Himmler”
Seiner Eminenz dem Grossmufti 4 VII 1943[July 4, 1943] zur erinnerung H Himmler

Abbas advisor praises Nazi collaborator as ‘role model’

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Nazi collaborator Haj Amin Al-Husseini was honored on social media by a top advisor to Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas.

By Itamar Marcus, World Israel News, July 13, 2019:

Known Nazi collaborator and former Mufti of Palestine, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was openly honored by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations, Mahmoud Al-Habbash.

During World War II Al-Husseini moved to Berlin, where he was an associate of Hitler and gave active support to the Nazi war effort. Al-Husseini was on Yugoslavia’s list of wanted war criminals, and was responsible for a Muslim SS division that murdered thousands of Serbs and Croats.

When the Nazis offered to free some Jewish children, Al-Husseini fought against their release, and as a result, 5,000 children were sent to the gas chambers.

This week, on the anniversary of his death, Abbas’ advisor posted Al-Husseini’s photo and praised him as a “role model,” writing, “On this day, on July 4, 1974, the great Palestinian national leader, [former] Mufti of Palestine and Head of the Arab Higher Committee Haj Amin Al-Husseini – who for many years led the Palestinian struggle against the British and Israeli occupation – passed away; our leaders are our role models.”

Abbas advisor praises Nazi collaborator as ‘role model’

Below: he Mufti’s early and pre-eminent role in the Third Reich.

The captured files of the German High Command in Flansburg at the war’s end reveal that the Arab [Muslim] riots of 1936 in Palestine [Israel] were carried out by the Mufti with funds supplied by the Nazis. The report states: “only through funds made available by Germany to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was it possible to carry out the revolt in Palestine.”

Mufti nazis eating

Mufti Amin al-Husseini and
friends ( Mile Budak cooling soup)

The Muslim riots of 1936 were merely a continuation of the 1929 riots that led to the massacre of 133 Jews, 239 wounded. It is apparent, early on, that the Grand Muslim Mufti meant to wipe the Jews off the map.

Haj Amin al-Husseini has a long-time record of complxity with terrorism, responsible for the Arab riots in Palestine in1920, he fled to transjordan to escape a ten year sentence of imprisonment, returning only after complete amnesty had been granted. [page 4]

Mufti 1920

1920 – Jerusalem. Amin Al Husseini inciting the riots that pitted Muslem  against  Jew (photo)

Mufti Rashi ali

Mufti Amin al-Husseini with Pro-Nazi Iraq
coup leader Rashid Ali.

The Shaw Commission, appointed by the British Government to investigate
the 1929 riots, attributed to the Mufti a share in responsibility for
these riots, in which 133 Jews were killed and 239 wounded. No action
was taken to curb his activities, with the result that in 1936 he again
was responsible for new attacks upon the Jews of Palestine. At the same
time, he caused the assassination on hundreds of prominent Arabs,
including 24 leading Palestine Arabs who refused to accept his

The captured files of the German High Command in Flansburg at
the war’s end reveal that the Arab riots of 1936 in Palestine were
carried out by the Mufti with funds supplied by the Nazis. The report
states: “Only through funds made available by Germany to the Grand
Mufti of Jerusalem was it possible to carry out the revolt in

Following his excape from Palestine to Syria and later to
Iraq, he and his henchmen were directly responsible for the anti-Jewish
pogrom in which almost four hundred Jewish men, women, and children
were stabbed or brutally clubbed to death in the streets of Bagdad. An
investigating committee appointed by the legitimate Iraq Government,
following its restoration after the revolt in 1941, declared that the
causes of disturbance, “are, in the opinion of the investigating
committee, Nazi propaganda emanating from the following sources: (1)
the German League; (2) the Mufti of Jerusalem and his henchmen who
followed him to Iraq. This man was accorded enthusiastic reception in
Iraq and has turned it to his own use to disseminate many-sided Nazi
propaganda. His influence on government and army circles became so
strong that he could give orders to his group to set to work to spread
anti-Jewish and anti-British propaganda among all classes of the

In Iraq, the Mufti’s first undertaking was to organize the
Iraqi revolt with Jamal el Husseini, now Vice-Chairman of the Arab
Higher Committee, as his Chief of Staff.

After the failure of the Iraqi revolt, the Mufti escaped to
Teheran and found refuge in the Japanese Embassy. From there he escaped
to Italy. In October of 1941, he conferred with Mussolini, Ciano, and
Dino Alfieri. From Rome he communicated with Balkan Moslems under
Italian rule in Yugoslavia and Albania.

In November 1941, he went to Berlin. The Nazis established a
special office for him in Berlin entitled, “Buro des Grosmufti,” with
branches organized later in other parts of Germany and Italy. His
activities included propaganda, espionage, organization of Moslem
military units in Axis-occupied countries and in North Africa and
Russia, establishment of Arab legions, of an Arab brigade and
organization of fifth-column activities in the Middle East, including
sabotage and parachutist expeditions.

In the course of his propaganda work, the Grand Mufti had at
his disposal not only the German-controlled radio, but radio stations
in Bari, Rome, Tokyo and Athens. In addition, he was responsible for
sending to the Middle East various propaganda publications in Arabic.

His espionage service extended throughout the Middle East. He
had a sub-office in Geneva linking him to Egypt and Turkey, and another
in Istanbul, branching out all along the Syrian-Turkish frontier in
Mersine, Alexandretta, Antioch, Adana and Diarbekr. These stations
received information directly from the Mufti’s agents in Palestine,
Syria, and Iraq, and maintained close contact with members of the
German Intelligence in Turkey.

In Athens, the Mufti established a parachutist and sabotage school for Arabs.

In The Hague, under his direction, Arab students were trained
in wireless transmission, high explosives and demolitions. The Mufti’s
agents were parachuted into Palestine, Syria and Iraq. A number of them
were caught by the British. On a number of occasions these agents, with
the help of local Arabs, cut telephone and pipe lines in Transjordan
and Palestine and sabotaged railways and bridges in Iraq.

Another of the Mufti’s accomplishments was the organization
of Moslem military units. He attempted to recruit for the German
military command some 500,000 soldiers from Morocco, Tunisia, and
Algeria. In Asiatic Russia, he collaborated with Moslem Russian
Quislings and White Russian traitors whom he helped to form pro-Axis

In 1942, he started to organize Axis Arab legions from among
Arab students in Germany and Arab prisoners of war who followed him to
Germany. His Legionnaires wore the German uniform with “Free Arabia”
patches on their shoulders.

After the Jewish Brigade had been recognized by Winston
Churchill in 1944, the Mufti, on November 2, with the consent of
Ribbentrop called upon all Arabs in Germany hailing from Palestine,
Iraq, Egypt, and Syria to join the Arab Brigade.

Accepting a proposal of the Japanese that he broadcast to
Moslems in the South Pacific and India, the Mufti recorded numerous
broadcasts which were beamed to India, Indonesia and Java.

Mufti broadcast

The Mufti at Berlin Broadcast

On September 3, 1941, Major General Erwin Lahousen, one of the
top officials of the Abwehr, whose secret diary was among the captured
German documents, wrote: “The Grand Mufti, who left Iraq to go to Iran,
is currently in connection with the Abwehr II (Sabotage division of the
Abwehr). According to reports from Teheran he is safe with the Japanese

A year later, on June 2, 1942, Lahousen wrote in his secret
diary: “The Italian national, Captain Simen, took part in discussions
with the Grand Mufti concerning the utilization of the connections with
the Grand Mufti for the purpose of Abwehr II, in order to demonstrate
the solidarity of the Axis powers.”

A month later, on July 13, 1942, Lahousen made the further
entry in his secret diary: “A meeting between the chief of the Abwehr”
(Admiral Canaris, who was also Hitler’s representative in arranging for
the Franco revolt against the Spanish Republican government) ; “and the
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem took place in the apartment of the chief. I
(Lahousen) took part in the discussion. The Mufti made an offer to the
chief that the followers of the Arabian Freedom Movement, which was led
by him as well as the followers of the former Iraq Prime Minister,
Kailani (leader of the Iraqi revolt against Britain), were to be used
for purposes of sabotage and sedition in the Near East in accordance
with the purposes of Abwehr II.”

It’ s important to note that the Mufti’s weekly fireside chats were broadcast to Tokyo as well. The Mufti had warm relations with Oshima and I will have those documents posted as well.


In the name of Merciful and Almighty God. I invite all my Moslem brothers throughout the whole world to join in the Holy War for God, for the defense of Islam and her lands against her enemy. O Faithful, obey and respond to my call. O Moslems! Proud Iraq has placed herself in the vanguard of this Holy Struggle, and has thrown herself against the strongest enemy of Islam … The English have overthrown the Ottoman Empire, have destroyed Moslem rule in India, inciting one community against another; they stifled the Egyptian awakening, the dream of Mohammed Ali, colonizing Egypt for half a century. They took advantage of the weakening of the Ottoman Empire to stretch out their hands and use every sort of trick to take possession of many Arab countries as happened to Aden, the 9 Districts, the Hadramut, Oman, Masqat and the Emirates of the Persian Gulf and Transjordan. The vivid proof of the imperialistic designs of the British is to be found in Moslem Palestine which, although promised by England to Sheriff Hussein has had to submit to the outrageous infiltration of Jews, shameful politics designed to divide Arab-Moslem countries of Asia from those of Africa. In Palestine the English have committed unheard of barbarisms; among others, they have profaned the el-Aqsa Mosque and have declared the most unyielding war against Islam, both in deed and in word. The Prime Minister at that time told Parliament that the world would never see peace as long as the Koran existed. What hatred against Islam is stronger than that which publicly declares the Sacred Koran an enemy of human kind? Should such sacrilege go unpunished? … I invite you, O Brothers, to join in the War for God to preserve Islam, your independence and your lands from English aggression. I invite you to bring all your weight to bear in helping Iraq that she may throw off the shame that torments her. O Heroic Iraq, God is with Thee, the Arab Nation and the Moslem World are solidly with Thee in Thy Holy Struggle!

The Truth Must be Told

Ayalon: Recognize Mizrahi Jews as refugees

Ronen Medzini|Published:  11.10.10 , 21:55

‘I am a refugee.’ Ayalon
Photo: AP
Ayalon: Recognize Mizrahi Jews as refugees
Deputy foreign minister supports new initiative calling on Palestinians to recognize Jewish refugees from Arab lands, says topic must be discussed in any future negotiations

The peace negotiations are at a standstill, but Deputy Defense Minister Danny Ayalon thinks there’s another issue that must be included in any agreement reached with the Palestinians.


According to information obtained by Ynet, a new initiative promoted by the Foreign Ministry calls on Palestinians to “recognize Jews who exiled from Arab lands as refugees.” 

The initiative comes as a response to the Palestinians’ demand for a “right of return” to the Land of Israel. 

The initiative, which is expected to further obstruct the already deadlocked negotiations, was drafted by members of Jewish-American organization JJAC. 

After discussing the initiative, Ayalon and National Security Council Chief Uzi Arad decided to hand the matter over to the Foreign Ministry’s legal department. 

According to the initial outline of the plan, Israelis hailing from Arab countries will be eligible to demand financial compensation for the property they left behind. 

JJAC also suggested establishing funds that would help protect Jewish cemeteries, restore synagogues and return Torah scrolls to Arab countries, in addition to giving out research scholarships. 

The initiative was launched several days after the publication of Ayalon’s article titled “I am a refugee,” in which he wrote, “As a descendant of a family forced out of Algeria, my father and I – and the millions of other Jews from families who were expelled from Arab countries after 1948 – are entitled to redress.” 

The article, which was published in newspapers across the globe, was also distributed in foreign embassies in Israel and consulates around the world. 

“The issue of Jewish refugees from Arab lands has not been dealt with – not on the public level, or on the political and judicial level,” Ayalon claimed. 

“We must remember that more than 850,000 Israelis came from Arab lands without any property, and therefore they are considered refugees. It is definitely an issue that must be raised during our negotiations on a permanent agreement,” he said.