ZOA Accuses Holocaust Museum of ‘Appalling’ Censorship of Palestinian Mufti Ties to Hitler
by Joshua Klein
December 5, 2021
Following a published letter by the head of “Yad Vashem” — Israel’s premiere Holocaust museum and research center — defending its refusal to display an infamous photograph of leading Palestinian “Mufti” [Islamic legal authority] Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during the Holocaust, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) head Morton Klein slammed the museum and its head Dani Dayan for the “appalling” censorship of history. After years of pressure and a recent op-ed by a longtime tour guide at the site attacking the museum’s stance, Dayan addressed the issue on Thursday, claiming the notorious Mufti’s role in the Holocaust was “marginal,” his meeting with Hitler having “a negligible practical effect on Nazi policy,” and thus the famous image depicting him with Hitler “was never displayed” in the museum. READ MORE
JNS Daniel Greenfield: Yad Vashem covers up the Islamic role in the Holocaust It’s Dayan who is politicizing the Holocaust. Telling the truth means displaying historical context, even when it’s politically incorrect. Declaring that Yad Vashem won’t participate “in a debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is alien to its mission” (a strange claim considering that the goal of the conflict is another Holocaust) is itself an admission that the photo was removed for political reasons.