Benjamin Netanyahu Backtracks: Palestinian Didn’t Inspire Holocaust

October 31, 2015 6:31 PM

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After lots of outrage locally and internationally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu retracted claims that an Islamic leader was the one who gave Adolf Hitler the idea of killing Europe’s Jews. Netanyahu took to Facebook to clarify earlier remarks in which he said that Jerusalem’s then-grand mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, told Hitler that he shouldn’t just deport Jews from Europe but kill them.

“Contrary to the impression that was created, I did not mean to claim that in his conversation with Hitler in November 1941 the Mufti convinced him to adopt the Final Solution,” Netanyahu wrote. “The Nazis decided on that by themselves.”

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