Kirby: ‘Scholarly Evidence Obviously’ Doesn’t Support Netanyahu’s Claim

‘We have seen the press reports of the prime minister’s comments, and in those reports, you can see for yourself the scholarly evidence obviously supports a different position’

Kirby: Scholarly Evidence ‘Obviously’ Contradicts Netanyahu’s Claim (The Washington Free Beacon)

State Department spokesman John Kirby rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim Wednesday that Palestinian nationalist Haj Amin al-Husseini encouraged Adolf Hitler to exterminate millions of Jews.

“We have seen the press reports of the prime minister’s comments, and in those reports, you can see for yourself the scholarly evidence obviously supports a different position,” Kirby said.

Netanyahu received heavy criticism for his comments Tuesday, with some critics saying that he was “absolving” Hitler of responsibility for the Holocaust.

In a statement Wednesday, Netanyahu said that his comments were misconstrued.

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