Netanyahu Criticized for Claim Palestinian Mufti Inspired Holocaust
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing criticism for saying the
Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem was the one who inspired Adolf
Hitler to exterminate European Jews. Netanyahu described a supposed
meeting between the mufti and Hitler in November 1941, when Hitler
"didn’t want to exterminate the Jews ... he wanted to expel the Jew,"
but the mufti encouraged Hitler to "burn them" instead. The claim that
the mufti inspired the Nazi genocide of European Jews is a fringe theory
rejected by most historians. The Nazis’ "Final Solution" was already
underway when the meeting took place. - DN!
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Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe’s Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.PressTV-Bibi thinks Palestinians caused holocaust
The Israeli prime minister’s attempt to whitewash Hitler and lay the blame for the Holocaust at the door of Palestinians signals a major escalation of his incitement against and demonization of the people living under his country’s military and settler-colonial rule.
It also involves a good deal of Holocaust denial.
In a speech to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Netanyahu asserted that Haj Amin al-Husseini convinced Hitler to carry out the killings of 6 million Jews.
Al-Husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the highest clerical authority dealing with religious issues pertaining to the Muslim community and holy sites during the 1920s and ‘30s, when Palestine was under British rule.
He was appointed to the role by Herbert Samuel, the avowed Zionist who was the first British High Commissioner of Palestine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire from all sides for claiming Palestine’s grand mufti during WWII convinced Adolf Hitler to start the holocaust.
Netanyahuclaimed that Hitler’s campaign to exterminate the Jews was incited during a meeting withPalestine’s grand mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini in Berlin in 1941.
"Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here,'” said Netanyahu during a meeting in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Wednesday.According to Bibi's version of the story, the then leader of Germany had asked al-Husseini what to do with the Jews, and the grand mufti had replied, “Burn them.”