Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to a Zionist conference in Jerusalem about the Palestinian mufti's role in persuading Hitler to exterminate European Jewry elicited angry responses from the opposition on Wednesday.
Zionist Union chairman Isaac Herzog took to Facebook, criticizing the premier for "factual errors."
"Even the son of a historian needs to get history right," Herzog wrote. "Yesterday, Netanyahu told the Zionist Congress that the Nazis didn't want to exterminate the Jews, but instead were seeking to expel them, and that it was the mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who gave the tyrant Hitler the idea [to commit genocide]."
"This is a dangerous distortion of history, and I demand that Netanyahu correct this immediately since he is triviliazing the Holocaust," Herzog wrote.