Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader’s 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi leader who killed six million Jews. Duterte later apologized for his comments.
“Hitler was actually representing the devil himself,” Rivlin said when the two men met at his office. “He was the devil on earth.”
Rivlin went on to say that Duterte’s visit to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on Monday must have illustrated to him the sensitivity surrounding any reference to Adolf Hitler.
“Probably you have realized yesterday the feelings when you have visited the museum of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, to really feel the atmosphere, to feel the feelings of all the people that were part of this disaster,” said Rivlin.
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