Radical left wing Meretz head MK Zeheva Galon accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of whitewashing Adolf Hitler in his speech Tuesday at the Zionist Congress.
"Hitler did not want to annihilate the Jews at the time," she quoted Netanyahu as saying. "He wanted to expel them. And Hajj Amin al-Husseini went to him and said – 'if you expel them, they will all come here.' 'So what shall I do with them?', Hitler asked, and Husseini answered – 'burn them.'"
"This is not a speech by Jorg Haider," wrote Galon on Facebook Wednesday – referring to the late Austrian right wing leader, who reportedly associated with Holocaust deniers. "It is not a portion from the doctoral thesis of Abu Mazen," she added, referencing Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who denied the Holocaust. "This is a completely real quote from the Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, yesterday, behind the podium of the Zionist Congress. Unbelievable."
"Maybe we should exhume the 33,771 Jews who were murdered at Babi Yar in September of 1941, two months before the Mufti and Hitler even met, and inform them that the Nazis never meant to annihilate them," she wrote acerbically.
"Maybe Netanyahu should tell this to my Lithuanian relatives who were murdered by the Nazis along with almost 200,000 members of the Jewish community there, also before the Mufti and Hitler met."
"'Hitler didn't want to annihilate the Jews,'" she re-quoted. "What deep abysses of contemptibility this man sinks to. Look at how he degrades us a nation, and how he drags through the mud the memory of the horrors that the Nazis and their accomplices perpetrated against the Jewish people. I am ashamed for you, Mr. Prime Minister.
She summed up: "I will leave the psychological analyses to others. One thing I do know: people who cannot act to change the future, have nothing left to do but to rewrite the past."