Middle East 21 October 2015 Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu: “Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews at the time” The Israeli Prime Minister is under fire for his speech accusing the WWII Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem of inspiring the Holocaust. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been accused of absolving Adolf Hitler in a speech to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. In the speech, he suggested that the WWII Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini inspired 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 [to Palestine].’ 'So what should I do with them?' he [Hitler] asked. He [the mufti] said: 'Burn them.'" › On the road in Redcar: an act of sabotage Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!