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by Dr Reuven Erlich


Anti-Semitic incitement in the Arab world:
Spreading The Protocols of the Elders of Zion through an official Internet website of the Palestinian Authority

General characteristics

End Notes

1.  Al-Nakbah - The Catastrophe: This term denotes the colossal failure - the "catastrophe" - of the armies of 7 Arab states. On May 15th 1948, they had launched an aggressive war, aimed at preventing the establishment of the new Jewish-Zionist State of Israel and replacing it with a Palestinian-Arab state (which was never created). The origins of this war lay in the Arabs' (including the Palestinians') total rejection of the UN General Assembly resolution of the 29th November 1947. This stipulated the establishment of a Jewish and an Arab state in (British Mandatory) Palestine. Thus, the Arab armies' invasion into Israel was launched in defiance of the UN and international law. Ever since, the 15th May marks Israel's independence, as opposed to the Palestinian-Arabs' catastrophe.

2.  This information is taken from the State Information Service website:

3.  Yossef Bodansky, Islamic Anti-Semitism as a Political Instrument (Hebrew; Tel-Aviv, Tammuz Publishing, 2000), p. 47. The book was also published in English by the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies (Houston, 1999).

4.  See for example the introduction to the version of The Protocols published by the Syrian Dar al-Awael Publishing House (2005), pp. 11-13. The translation of the introduction appears in the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Bulletin dated March 1, 2005. 5.  See the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center website for examples of various Arabic versions of The Protocols:

Appendix A: Characteristics of the Al-Nakba website


6. In Arabic: Al-Hay'a al-'Amma lil-Isti'lamat.

The operators of the website

The contents of the website in its two versions

Website updates

Appendix B: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion on the Al-Nakba website

General characteristics

Eighth edition of The Protocols (1997)
translated and edited by 'Ajaj Nuwayhid,
published by Mustafa Tlass's Publishing House in Damascus.
Nuwayhid's translation of The Protocols is the one that
appears on the Palestinian Authority's Al-Nakba website.

Appendix C: The first of the 24 Protocols that appear on the Al-Nakba website - original

The rest of the related pages can be viewed on the original article.

Appendix D: 'Ajaj Nuwayhid - editor and translator of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to Arabic[7]

The Arabic translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

7. This appendix is based primarily on Ya'qub al-'Udat's Min A'lam al-Fikr wal-Adab fi Filastin [(Selection of) the most prominent philosophers and intellectuals in Palestine ], third edition, Dar al-Isra', East Jerusalem, 1992, pp. 641-645, hereinafter: 'Ya'qub al-'Udat." We have also used Ahmed Abu Sa'ad's Mu'jam Asmaa al-Usar wal-Ashkhas wa-Lamahaat min Tarikh al-Aa'ilaat [Dictionary of Family Names and History of Families in Lebanon], Beirut, Dar al-'Ilm lil-Malayin, 1997, pp. 928-929.

8. Nowadays, the members of the family, over 30,000 people, are concentrated in the city of Abha in Saudi Arabia. Other branches of the family reside in Kuwait and in Lebanon.

9. Ya'qub al-'Udat, p. 645.

10. Ibid.

Dr Reuven Erlich (Colonel, Ret.) is Director of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. The Center is located at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S.), at Gelilot near Tel Aviv, and specializes in information about intelligence and terrorism. Contact him by mail at or go to the website:


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