Netanyahu Stirs Up Trouble With Muslim Holocaust Comments186 views
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been criticised for saying a Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis to carry out the Holocaust.
Mr Netanyahu insisted Adolf Hitler had only wanted to expel Jews from Europe, but that Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini told him: “Burn them.”
However, the chief historian at Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust said this account was factually incorrect.
Angela Merkel said Germany “abides by its responsibility for the Holocaust”.
“We are very clear in our minds about the Nazis’ responsibility for the break with civilisation that was the Shoah,” the German chancellor said.