What a buffoon. What an historical ignoramus. And Israelis keep electing this guy’s party! That’s even more surprising than Bibi’s unhinged idiotic racist views.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Wednesday he claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was the one who planted the idea of the extermination of European Jewry in Adolf Hitler’s mind. The Nazi ruler, Netanyahu said, had no intention of killing the Jews, but only to expel them.
In a speech before the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu described a meeting between Husseini and Hitler in November, 1941: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jew. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here (to Palestine).’ According to Netanyahu, Hitler then asked: “What should I do with them?” and the mufti replied: “Burn them.”
Netanyahu’s remarks were quick to spark a social media storm, though Netanyahu made a similar claim during a Knesset speech in 2012, where he described the Husseini as “one of the leading architects” of the final solution.
What a fool. What a vile racist fool.
UPDATE: Niels Peter Lemche reminds me that Babi Yar took place 29–30 September 1941, i.e., well before the visit of the Mufti. And that Göring’s order to Heydrich about the ‘Endlösung’ is from 31 JUL 1941. So Bibi is just plain ignorant wrong.