In an extremely strange effort to verbally bash Palestinians, Benjamin Netanyahu recently took to defending Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. This is really a thing that happened and not satire.
I still can’t believe he said this. Netanyahu said in a speech before the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, that Hitler never really wanted to kill the Jews. He blamed it on a Palestinian named Haj Amin al-Husseini.
This is truly unreal. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel is being a Nazi sympathizer and blaming the Holocaust on Palestinians. Let’s set the facts straight, shall we?
Netanyahu made the assertion that al-Husseini counseled Hitler and the Nazi party to encourage them to exterminate the Jews. He contended that Hitler and the Nazis never wanted to actually kill the Jews, but only wanted to deport them. Read the passage from the transcript released by the PM’s office below:
This attack and other attacks on the Jewish community in 1920, 1921, 1929, were instigated by a call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was later sought for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials because he had a central role in fomenting the final solution. He flew to Berlin. 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.” “So what should I do with them?” he asked. He said, “Burn them.” And he was sought in, during the Nuremberg trials for prosecution. He escaped it and later died of cancer, after the war, died of cancer in Cairo. But this is what Haj Amin al-Husseini said. He said, “:The Jews seek to destroy the Temple Mount.
To add in a bit of context, al-Husseini was appointed Grand Mufti of Jerusalem by the British, who controlled large portions of the middle east during the WWII era and decades before. al-Husseni did not like the British and was a huge Nazi sympathizer like most of the middle east because they were an enemy of the British occupying forces.
He was not a nice person in any way, but did he actually take Hitler from a committed position of Jewish deportation straight to the Holocaust and genocide? No he did not. Fringe scholars sometimes suggest that al-Husseini was one of the architects of the Holocaust but this is not accepted by any mainstream or legitimate Holocaust scholars. It just simply is not true that he was.
To say it is amazing that Netanyahu would try to be a Nazi/Hitler apologist is an understatement at best. This is the leader of Jerusalem trying to rewrite the history of the Holocaust to portray the Nazis in a more favorable light, so that he can use a theory that literally no legitimate scholar accepts to try to demonize the Palestinian people. What more can you really say to this, that it doesn’t already say on its own?
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