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Netanyahu ridiculed over Mufti Holocaust comments - Al Jazeera English

22.10.15

Netanyahu ridiculed over Mufti Holocaust comments - Al Jazeera English: Speaking to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Netanyahu said a meeting between the Nazi leader and Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini in 1941 was intrumental in the former's decision to exterminate Europe's Jews.

"Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews and Haj Amin Husseini went up to him and said if you expel them, they'll all come here (Palestine)...'So what shall I do with them?' he (Hitler) asked, 'burn them' (Husseini responded)," Netanyahu told the audience.

'Just absurd'

The speech sparked ridicule online and condemnation by ordinary Israelis, Jews across the world and by academics.

David Schneider, a British Jewish comedian attacked the idea Hitler had needed any advice on how to deal with Europe's Jews.


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