On May 15th, 1948, seven Arab nations invaded Israel. That war “plays a key part in the Arab National Liberation tale,” Jared Israel wrote last September, upon publication by The Nation of 60-year-old British intelligence memos that expose the lie that the Israeli victory was “the defining event, the ‘nakba’ or catastrophe. In order to claim that the PLO and Fatah are fighting for National Liberation in 2005, their promoters argue that British imperialism, using Jewish proxies, crushed Palestinian Liberation in 1948.”

A partial paraphrase of the British memos on JihadWatch reads:

“The Nation shows that during the half year prior to the all-out Arab invasion on May 15, when Britain was responsible for security in its Palestine Mandate territory, it incited, micro-managed and did public relations work for a campaign of Arab troop infiltration and terror.

“The intelligence documents…show that before the Arab invasion, British intelligence knew that the Arabs terrorizing the future Israel were being led in part by Nazi advisers. These included Bosnian Muslims from the infamous Handzar Division of the Waffen SS. According to a French intelligence document published by The Nation seven months later, the British sent thousands of Nazi prisoners of war, including top war criminals, to assist the Arab attack. This was after the Arab invasion.”

It wouldn’t be the last time the Brits would be in league with Nazi-inspired terrorists.

Last August, Ottowa University professor Michel Chossudovsky wrote for the Centre for Research on Globalization: “[London bombing suspect] Haroon Rachid Aswat belonged to Al-Muhajiroun [the recruiting arm of Al-Qaeda in London], which was involved in the recruitment of Mujahideen in Britain. The latter were also sent to Kosovo to fight in the KLA [Kosovo Liberation Army] in support of the NATO-US led war.”

Chossudovsky went on to cite a Fox News interview from last July, in which intelligence expert John Loftus revealed the following:

“But the US was used by Al-Muhajiroun for training of people to send to Kosovo. What ties all these cells together was, back in the late 1990s, the leaders all worked for British intelligence in Kosovo. Believe it or not, British intelligence actually hired some Al-Qaeda guys to help defend the Muslim rights in Albania and in Kosovo. That’s when Al-Muhajiroun got started….The CIA was funding the operation to defend the Muslims, British intelligence was doing the hiring and recruiting….So that’s how we get all these guys connected. It started in Kosovo.”