Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has
attracted criticism for an incendiary speech in which he accused the
Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, of
“inspiring the Holocaust”. Critics accuse Netanyahu of trivialising
the Holocaust by attributing the impetus for Hitler’s plan to
exterminate the Jews of Europe to the grand mufti.
In his speech Netanyahu described a meeting
between Haj Amin al-Husseini and Hitler in November 1941. “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 [to Palestine].’” According to
Netanyahu, Hitler then asked: “What should I do with them?” and the
mufti replied: “Burn them.” Netanyahu chose not to reveal how he had
uncovered the transcript of the conversation.
This shift in Israeli historical perspective,
illuminated by Netanyahu, is timely and welcome. In recent days it
has become clear that Palestine is not willing to accept the Zionist
presence on its land any longer and this feeling is more than
understandable. Time is overdue for the Jews to move on and invent a
new phantasmic promised land. Germany is obviously the ideal
candidate. Angela Merkel loves immigration and she is probably
willing to take a few million Israeli humus eaters to balance the
victims of Ziocon wars who are fleeing into her Germanic haven.
Berlin has recently become the new Jerusalem for
the Israelis. Thousand of young Israelis have moved to Berlin in
recent years in a migration wave that in Hebrew is called, ‘Olim
le-Berlin’ (Ascending to Berlin). Yesterday PM Netanyahu joined
the call of the Israeli youth, and he has finally vindicated Hitler
and the Germans. It seems that actually it is the Palestinians who
should be blamed for the Shoah. In the Hebraic sphere they like to
keep the equation simple – the eternal victim (the Jew) is the
constant factor, the anti-Semite is the variable element. The anti
Semite keeps changing, it never stops changing.
Some boring Israeli historians are not yet
willing to follow Netanyahu’s revisionist shift. They still insist
that maintaining German guilt is essential. Professor Dan Michman,
head of the Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University
said, “while Hitler did indeed meet the mufti this happened after
the Final Solution began.” I am always confused by Jewish
scholarship and the way Jewish scholars fiddle with facts to make
them fit ever-changing Jewish interests. According to the Zionist
Holocaust religion, the “Final solution” was first established in
the Wannsee Conference in January 1942. But Hitler met the Mufti in
Alternatively, try to follow to the depth of
Israeli scholarship. Professor Dina Porat, told the Israeli news
website Ynet, that Netanyahu’s claims were “incorrect”. Her
profound argument: “You cannot say that it was the mufti who gave
Hitler the idea to kill or burn Jews. It’s not true. Their meeting
occurred after a series of events that point to this.” As I pointed
out in ‘The
Wandering Who?’, there is no such a thing as Jewish history.
Instead its history is the institutional concealment of Jewish shame
that results in an unabashed, inconsistent, kosher zigzag.
MK Itzik Shmuli called on Netanyahu to apologise
to Holocaust victims. “This is a great shame, a prime minister of
the Jewish state at the service of Holocaust deniers.” Thankfully we
now posses a very effective litmus tests for Holocaust deniers. If
Netanyahu is the Holocaust denier that MK Shmuli suggests, he will
soon express his support for Jeremy Corbyn and our revolutionary
Labour party. I am not actually holding my breath.
agency reported today that the German government has refused
to share the responsibility for the Shoah with the Palestinians or
anyone else. "Responsibility for the Holocaust lay with the
Germans," insisted Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert. His
message was clear- the Holocaust is ours and no one will take it
from us, not even Bibi.
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz
saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer.
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