Merkel implicitly slaps Netanyahu for holocaust misinformation
Yet again Benjamin Netanyahu proves that he is an vile and irresponsible prime minister. In order to maintain his stance on the Palestinians he attempted to sway blame for the holocaust away from Germany and place it on a Palestinian.
Haaretz reported the following.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked public uproar when on Tuesday 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." ...
The claim that Husseini was the one to initiate the extermination of European Jewry had been suggested by a number of historians at the fringes of Holocaust research, but was rejected by most accepted scholars.
In a subsequent press conference Haaretz reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would have none of it.
“Germany is clear on its responsibility for the Holocaust.” Merkel noted that her government is convinced Germany must pass on the knowledge of its responsibility for the Holocaust to future generations. “We stand behind our responsibility and I don’t see any need to change our relation to history,” said Merkel.
As long as Benjamin Netanyahu is Prime Minister of Israel there will be no peace in Israel / Palestine. It is evident that he will even resort to revisionist history to do so.