Netanyahu Downplays Earlier Hitler-Mufti Comments During Press Conference With Merkel

Prime minister rejects claims that his comments were similarly inflammatory to Abbas's; maintains that mufti called on Nazis to 'prevent Jews from fleeing Europe and support the Final Solution.'

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu retracted on Wednesday a large portion of his claims regarding Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini’s role during the Holocaust, and toned down the accusations he made...