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THE PALESTINIAN DILEMMA “PART THREE”: THE LEADERLESS 1918-48; WHENEVER THE ENEMY SELECTS HIS ENEMY’S LEADER! (Published)

There has been constrained consideration paid to the issue of the Palestinian historical dilemma, which is politically known as “leaderless,” the period ranging from the fall of the Ottoman Empire until Nakbah (catastrophe) war in 1948. The researcher endeavors to shed light on this socio-political issue that created the squandering of several chronicled opportunities, rights and political gains for the Palestinian people. This study means to audit several sorts and meanings of leadership, the fundamentals of selecting the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the period from the Ottoman Empire until the British Mandate. Who precisely selects the Palestinian leaders? Or used with a different meaning: when the enemy selects his enemy’s leader. Moreover, this paper assumes that the Palestinian grand mufti Haj Amin al- Husseini could not fill in the vacuum, and thus Palestine came about to be “leaderless.” It struggles to gain only one goal: “autonomous statehood” to be alongside an “Israeli state”. However, al- Husseini had no any sense or character of leadership; he did not have qualifications, skills, or even charisma that other well-known national leaders such as Herzl, Gandhi, Mandela, or Ben-Gurion had. In addition, the researcher thinks it intelligently happened in light of the fact that he was chosen deliberately and exceptionally well by his great enemy: “the Jewish and Zionist leader

Keywords: Hostility, Leaderless, Mufti, Palestinian Dilemma, Religious-Economic-Political Vacum