May 1, 2016
It is very telling to see how many self-professed “anti-Zionists, not antisemites” are eagerly supporting Ken Livingstone’s statement that “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.”
As the UK Labour party reeled from this and other antisemitic statements, so-called “anti-Zionists” went on the offensive, claiming that Livingstone said nothing wrong, because of the controversial Haavara agreement struck between Zionists and Germany in the 1930s to save the lives of German Jews.
To use that agreement as proof of “Hitler supporting Zionism” is nothing but a manifestation of antisemitism.