Joint Statement from the Israeli and Palestinian Chairmen of the Geneva Initiative

The Israeli and Palestinian Chairmen of the Geneva Initiative, Dr Yossi Beilin and Mr Yasser Abed Raboo, strongly condemn the baseless allegation made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he alleged that statements made by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini about killing Jews caused Adolf Hitler to decide on the final solution.

This is severe incitement that will fan the flames of hatred, exacerbate the violence and damage any chance for peace. The attempt to blame the Palestinians for the Holocaust is especially severe in light of President Mahmoud Abbas’ statements that the Holocaust is the worst tragedy in modern history.