KEN Livingstone has been hung out to dry by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
It ill behoves Corbyn to criticise Ken since the former has shared a
platform with holocaust denials such as Hamas. Livingstones comments
are supported by a plethora of historical evidence from Zionist, German
and other sources.
National Socialists and Zionists collaborated
because they had similar ideologies re ethnicity and nationhood. There
is considerable evidence adduced by historians to demonstrate that the
Hitler government supported Zionist and Jewish emigration to Palestine
between 1933 and 1940. Joachim Prinz a Berlin rabbi who later became
head of the American Jewish Congress wrote in his 1933 book "Wir Juden"
(We are Jews) that the National Socialist Revolution meant "Jewry for
the Jews". Stephen Wise President of the American Jewish congress and
the World Jewish congress told a New York rally in June 1930"I am a
Jew. Hitler was right in one thing. He calls the Jewish people a
race. We are a race". Even the SS was enthusiastic in its support
for Zionism in its paper Das Schwarze Korps in May 1935. Vide Francis
Nicosia. The Third Reich and the Palestinian Question. (1985) p54/55.
centrepiece of German-Zionist collaboration during the Hitler era was
the Haavara or Transfer Agreement concluded in 1932 which enabled tens
of thousands of German Jews to migrate to Palestine with their wealth.
Hitler reviewed the agreement in July and September 1937 and January
1938 and decided to maintain the Haavara Agreement. (W Feildenfeld et
alia. The Haavara Transfer Agreement 1932 p32). This was the most far
reaching example of collaboration between Hitlers Germany and
international Zionism. Hitlers Third Reich did more than any other
government during the 1930s to support Jewish development in Palestine.
conclusion, the Labour Party witch hunt against Livingstone for his
comments about Hitler supporting Zionism is totally unwarranted and yet a
further example of the political bankruptcy of the Labour Party and a
"shameful" capitulation to the Zionist lobby.