Another Netanyahu clarification: Nazis, not mufti, decided on Holocaust – CNN
(CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a further clarification to controversial remarks he made about the Holocaust, this time stressing he never meant to claim that an Islamic leader persuaded Adolf Hitler to adopt the Final Solution to kill European Jews.
In a Facebook post Friday, Netanyahu attempted to clarify remarks he had made October 20 in which he gave an account of a meeting between Hitler and Jerusalem’s then-grand mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini.
“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. The Nazis decided on that by themselves,” the post on Netanyahu’s Facebook page reads.