Hitler leading the Nazis wanted to only ‘expel’ the Jews

Netanyahu stretches it too far blames former Palestinian authority for Holocaust
news Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 18:22

Binyamin Netanyahu has led himself into an embarrassment just before his scheduled visit to Germany this week.

In a controversial speech at the Zionist congress on Tuesday,the Israeli PM he tried to downplay the role of Hitler led Nazi outfit for the Holocaust.

In a statement which holds no conformity with historical study or evidence, he said rather than Hitler, it was the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Muslim authority of Jerusalem at the time of holocaust to be responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Jews at the time of holocaust.

Netanyahu suggested that it was the Mufti who was instrumental in forming up the ‘final solution’. He argued that Hitler leading the Nazis wanted to only ‘expel’ the Jews, whereas the Mufti suggested Hitler to ‘burn them’ as the Mufti suspected the Jews would flock into Palestine.

Although, Mufti’s anti-Semitism is known and evident in the pages of history, his role in  the Holocaust has never been established.

Netanyahu’s political hostility against the Muslim state of Palestine or Islamophobia is not unknown, earlier he was seen trying to sabotage Iran-US peace talks by political experts.

Prof Dan Michman, the head of the Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University told the Guardian  that while Hitler did indeed meet the mufti, this happened after the Final Solution began.

However, what caused embarrassment to Netanyahu is the swift reaction from the German state.

In response to these controversial statements, Steffen Seibert , spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "All Germans know the history of the murderous race mania of the Nazis that led to the break with civilization that was the Holocaust. This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own,” reports Reuters.

 

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