[Marxism] Netanyahu: Hitler not so bad, it was the fault of Palestinian jihadists

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 21:45:56 MDT 2015


Netanyhau: Hitler Only Wanted to Expel Jews, but Jerusalem Mufti Told 
Him to Burn Them

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Prime minister tells World Zionist Congress that Haj Amin al-Husseini 
convinced Hitler to exterminate the Jews, a claim that was rejected by 
most accepted Holocaust scholars.
Haaretz Oct 21, 2015 3:25 AM

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.

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.

The argument concerning Husseini's role was recently mentioned in a book 
by Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, "Nazis, Islamists, and the 
Making of the Modern Middle East." The authors, like Netanyahu, draw a 
straight line between the mufti's support of Hitler and the policy of 
the Palestinian Liberation Organization under Yasser Arafat.

But even these two researchers do not claim that the dialogue described 
by Netanyahu ever took place. They say Hitler reached the conclusion to 
exterminate the Jews because of his desire to nurture Husseini, who 
opposed the transfer of Jews to pre-state Israel
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