In a video that has resurfaced due to increased internet traffic surrounding the current Israel-Gaza war, a video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows him actually making the argument that Adolf Hitler did not want to eradicate the Jews, but rather insinuated that it was Arabs who twisted his arm to do so.
In a 2015 speech before the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu described a meeting between Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, and Hitler in November, 1941. The PM claimed that it was al-Husseini who planted the idea of a mass-genocide in Hitler’s mind, and that Hitler originally only wanted to expel them.
Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jew. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here (to Palestine).’
[Hitler then asked]: ‘What should I do with them?’ [The Mufti replied]: ‘Burn them.’