Guardian piles on Bibi historical distortion – omits Erekat lie that Palestinians fought Nazis

A Guardian article (Netanyahu under fire for Palestinian grand mufti Hitler claim, Oct. 21) by their Jerusalem correspondent Peter Beaumont reports on the row involving a claim made by Israel’s prime minister at a speech to the World Zionist Organization in Jerusalem.

Beaumont writes:

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has attracted a storm of criticism for an incendiary speech in which he accused the second world war Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem of “inspiring the Holocaust”.

The comments – made by Netanyahu in a speech to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in the context of the current violence between Israelis and Palestinians– were condemned as incorrect by historians and by Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog for trivialising the Holocaust.

On the Palestinian side senior official Saeb Erekat described the remarks as absolving Hitler.

It is true that several historians recently quoted have indeed opined that Bibi’s…

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