And the very, very ugly! Benjamin Netanyahu. Bibi's known for his hawkish language and hyperbole about the threats facing Israel. But yesterday he decided to take on a new role - revisionist historian and Holocaust denier. In a speech to the World Zionist Congress on Tuesday Netanyahu blamed a Palestinian for and claimed that the Holocaust - "Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, 'If you expel them, they'll all come here." Bibi went on to explain that when Hitler asked what he should do instead - the mufti told Hitler to "burn them" This is so historically off-base that German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a statement clarifying that Germany is responsible for the Holocaust. Bibi didn't just get history wrong though - the sole goal of this rewriting of history is to generate hatred towards Palestine. That's ugly - but the fact that at the same time he seems to be absolving Hitler of blame for the Holocaust?
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