There’s a boilerplate in the current AP stories about the destruction of the “historic” Shepherd Hotel to make way for apartments. The relevant portion is in bold. (The fact that the AP finds it necessary to devote two paragraphs of the lead on a story about rockets hitting Ashkelon to this “historic” hotel speaks volumes, and not in a good way for AP.)
The Gaza incidents came as a historic hotel in east Jerusalem was knocked down to build apartments for Jews after it was bought by a hard-line American Jewish millionaire decades ago. Palestinians object to any Israeli construction in east Jerusalem, which they claim as the capital of their future state. The Palestinians, European Union and U.S. condemned the latest project, saying it undermines hopes for peace.
The millionaire, Irving Moskowitz, a patron of Israeli settlers, bought the Shepherd Hotel in 1985. It was built in the 1930s as the residence of Haj Amin Husseini, who was forced to flee Jerusalem’s British rulers at the end of that decade.
Hm. Husseini had to flee the British. Why would that be, I wonder?
In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazisâ€™ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.
Funny how this “historic” hotel, which was the residence of a Jew-hated Arab Nazi, never seems to have its full history explained. But we expect no less from the anti-Israel media.