21 October 2015

Bibi and the Mufti of Jerusalem: is our fearless leader cracking under pressure?

The fact is, Bibi's memories of historical events are sometime covered by the haze of emotion. It is not a new phenomenon:

Example 3. Pre-natal memories

In an interview to Yediot Acharonot told Bibi about his childhood memories of British soldiers in the streets of Jerusalem.

Fact: Bibi was born after the expiration of British mandate.
This time, it seems, the pressure of the current events lead Bibi even further into the la la land of nonsensical memories. The first glimpse came from Alternet:
And this attack and other attacks on the Jewish community in 1920, 1921, 1929, were instigated by a call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was later sought for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials because he had a central role in fomenting the final solution. He flew to Berlin. 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." "So what should I do with them?" he asked. He said, "Burn them."
Of course, Alternet is just... well, the Alternet, and could hardly be trusted as a source. However, the quote appears in many other sources, such as this and this. And, eventually, as a transcript on the PM's own site. If you don't believe your eyes, you can watch and listen to it too:

What next, Bibi?

P.S. I wonder whether Bibis' BS was a knee-jerk response to the Palestinian BS?

Update: Well, this didn't take much time:
Professor Dan Michman, a world-renowned expert who is the head of the Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University and Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem said Hitler did indeed meet the mufti – but this only occurred after the Final Solution began.

Update 2: A transcript of Mufti discussion with Hitler.