The current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is widely known for his blatant statements, but he has expressed certain views that seem quite astonishing having he actually said them.
He somewhat vindicated Hitler for his brutal acts
Mr. PM claimed that it was the Mufti of Jerusalem who convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews. According to him, “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel them.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the historians have denounced this claim and analysts say that Netanyahu claimed so only to taint the cause of Palestinians.
So confident about manipulating America
Netanyahu once boasted about manipulating US policy. He gave his remarks, “I know what America is, America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. They won’t get in their way.”
Undermined the peace process in 1990s
He claimed to have undermined the peace process which underwent in Oslo 1990s. He says, “But how do you limit the withdrawals? I interpret the [Oslo] accords in such a way that will enable me to stop this rush toward ’67 borders [the internationally-recognized Green Line.”
Urged European Jews to come to Israel
In response to a deadly shooting at Copenhagen synagogue, the Jewish house of prayer in February 2015, he strongly urged the Jews of Europe to migrate to Israel. This call was criticized by European Jewish Association as an acceptable call.
He did the same after similar remarks made by the PM after Paris attacks in January.
There will be no Palestinian state until he is PM
He said to a rally consisting of 20,000 individuals at Tel Aviv, “We won’t divide Jerusalem, we won’t make concessions, we won’t withdraw from land.”
When he was asked. “If you are a prime minister, there will be no Palestinian state?” He responded: “Indeed.”
Warning to the Jewish Israeli Public
In March, he warned the Jewish Israeli public: “Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls.” He called Palestinian population as ‘Demographic problem’.