The Good, the Bad - and the Very, Very Lutulently Ugly!
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?