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Israeli memes mock Netanyahu's Hitler revisionism

Netanyahu is claiming that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was responsible for convincing Hitler to exterminate the Jews. Israelis and Palestinians are not letting him get off easy.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, where he claimed that until he was convinced by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hitler never actually planned on exterminating European Jewry.

According to Netanyahu’s curious reading of history, Hitler had only intended to expel the Jews, a plan that allegedly worried the Mufti, who was concerned that they would flee Europe for Palestine. Thus the Mufti hatched a new plan — one the Nazis had yet to come up with themselves: “Burn them.”

But Netanyahu didn’t get off so easy. Despite trying his best to backpedal on Wednesday, the prime minister’s words caused an uproar, prompting both the Israeli opposition as well as Holocaust historians to condemn his remarks. Average Israelis and Palestinians did not hold back, taking to social media to mock Netanyahu’s comments. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Meme by John Brown.

By John Brown.

It's time we found who really broke up The Beatles. (Shira Glezerman)

It’s time we found who really broke up The Beatles. (By Shira Glezerman)

By Oren Gamchi

By Oren Gamchi

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Meme of Netanyahu seen erecting a memorial plaque for Adolf Hitler, who ‘opposed the extermination of the Jews until the Mufti said so.’ (By John Brown)

By Shira Glezerman.

By Shira Glezerman.

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem's autobiography 'Kifahi,' ('My Struggle,' a take on Hitler's Mein Kampf)

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem’s autobiography ‘Kifahi,’ (‘My Struggle,’ a take on Hitler’s Mein Kampf). (By Neer Illin)

Not many people know this, but initially, Eve only wanted to sniff the apple. But then, during a meeting with he Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, he convinced her to take a bite out of it. #MuftiSays

Posted by Fady Yousef Khoury on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 

Don’t blame it on the third Reich Don’t blame it on the rassentheorieDon’t blame it on the blutreinheitBlame it on the mufti

Posted by Tomer Lavie on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

You knew it was coming…Hitler Finds Out That Bibi Thinks the Grand Mufti Convinced Hitler to Kill Jews

Posted by Rabbi Eliyahu Fink on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 

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    1. John Swaim

      Wow. Netanyahu really Mufti’d this one!

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    2. Ben

      Two comments by Noam Sheizaf from +972 on Twitter worth reposting here:

      Abstract debates on history and narratives are the opposite of pragmatic solutions. This is exactly what Netanyahu is aiming for, always

      You got to be impressed by Bibi’s ability to make people talk about all sort of BS and never the reality on the ground #MuftiMadeMeDoIt

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    3. Dr. Rudi E. Moerck

      Germany is responsible for allowing an uneducated thug, Hitler, to gain power who then carried out his hatred of Jews in the most unimaginable manner. It was not just a few Germans who supported this hate crime.

      German society including top intellectuals allowed this to happen without asking themselves if such murder is human.

      I am a German American Christian born in 1946. I find it horrible for ANYONE to suggest that the blame for the murder of innocent people can be shared by anyone other than the German people.

      It is a welcome gesture that the German government has stated clearly that only Germany is to blame.

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    4. Dr. Rudi E. Moerck

      Germany is responsible for allowing an uneducated thug, Hitler, to gain power who then carried out his hatred of Jews in the most unimaginable manner. It was not just a few Germans who supported this hate crime.

      German society including top intellectuals allowed this to happen without asking themselves if such murder is human.

      I am a German American Christian born in 1946. I find it horrible for ANYONE to suggest that the blame for the murder of innocent people can be shared by anyone other than the German people.

      It is a welcome gesture that the German government has stated clearly that only Germany is to blame.

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      • Ben

        Yeah, well, of course, but you make Noam Sheizaf’s point for him — see the post above yours. See how Bibi has us discussing non-issues and all sorts of BS as if they were the real ones? Anything but the occupation. Anything but the facts on the ground. Abstract pseudo-debates on history and narratives, the opposite of pragmatic solutions: exactly what Netanyahu is aiming for, always.

        “This just in! Scientists reconfirm Galileo was right! Earth moves around the sun! This also just in! Germany reconfirms responsibility for Holocaust! Wow! Hot topic!”

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        • Hard to see how you could be wrong on this….

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        • Helen

          But Ben no-one is talking about the Mufti seriously. People are just having a bit of fun with Netanyahu, and once people laugh at you, basically have the credibility of a hedgehog. But to the extent that there is serious discussion of the role of the Mufti, it can only highlight the lack of Palestinian involvement.

          Any serious discussion will not last long but I doubt that Netanyahu will ever be able to live this one down. The mockery of Netanyahu will be longlasting and will further diminish his international standing – if that is possible.

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    5. Deb

      Not sure who is crazier. The leader or the blind followers…

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    6. Jack

      Netanyahu pulls a reverse godwin,Stormfront in shambles

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    7. Rahella khan

      probably a kashmiri dude suggested netanyahu to take grand mufti’s consultation…

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