(WP) On Oct. 20, speaking to the 37th Zionist Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rewrote the history of the Holocaust. According to this new interpretation, the genocide’s main culprit was not Adolf Hitler, but Haj Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem and the Zionist movement’s key enemy.
According to the official transcript, Netanyahu said the mufti “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 [to British Palestine].’ ‘So what should I do with them?’ [Hitler] asked. [Husseini] said, ‘Burn them.’”
These remarks came just a day before Netanyahu’s visit to Germany — and was followed by wall-to-wall criticism from the Israeli public and the rest of the world. Germany quickly reiterated its responsibility for the Holocaust. Israeli social media was abuzz with memes ridiculing Netanyahu. […]
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