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April 21, 2017 4:30 pm

Ken Livingstone and the Myth of Zionist ‘Collaboration’ With the Nazis

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In this meticulous rebuttal of the former mayor of London’s charge that “you had right up until the start of the second world war real collaboration [between Nazis and Zionists]”, Paul Bogdanor, author of Kasztner’s Crime, points to Ken Livingstone’s “mutilations of the historical record and of the very sources he cites” and the politically reactionary character of Livingstone’s version of history which “equates persecutors and rescuers, aggressors and victims, the powerful and the powerless, oppressors and the oppressed.”


“…one of the reasons we make so many mistakes in politics is that so few politicians study history.” Ken Livingstone (Independent, 2016)

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  • Antonia-Rebecca Silverson-Sams

    Dear Author, Specifically there was collaboration between the Nazis and certain extreme Zionists. That is undoubted. In addition the Stern Gang approached the Axis Powers as you are aware and they also murdered the UN Mediator Count Bernadotte and Lord Moyne. The Stern Gang’s leader was Mr Shamir. The Irgun was led by Mr Begin who were responsible for the hanging of British soldiers, the bombing of the King David Hotel and the massacre at Deir Yassin. It is wrong to conflate anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism. Palestinians are Semitic people also. Kindly note:

    The Haavara Agreement was controversial both within the Nazi party and in the Zionist movement. The Transfer Agreement tore the Jewish world apart, turning leader against leader, threatening rebellion and even assassination. Opposition came in particular from the mainstream US leadership of the World Zionist Congress, in particular Abba Hillel Silver and American Jewish Congress president Rabbi Stephen Wise. Wise and other leaders of the Anti-Nazi boycott of 1933 argued against the agreement, narrowly failing to persuade the Eighteenth Zionist Congress in August 1935 to vote against it.

    The Revisionist newspaper in Palestine, Hazit Haam published a sharp denunciation of those involved in the agreement as “betrayers”, and shortly afterwards one of the negotiators, Haim Arlosoroff was assassinated.

  • Joseph Feld

    Many thanks indeed. We all know that Ken is determined to link Zionism to Nazism and we recognise his technique. Finally a detailed reply to Ken and his supporters in Labour — long overdue. Just to note, when Ken invited a ‘moderate’ religious Muslim leader to London, the religious leader’s own site was hosting a discussion about the best method of executing gays; should they be thown off a cliff or beaten to death! Ken’s poor judgment wasn’t limited to Zionism and Jews.

  • Brian Goldfarb

    I don’t know whether we should be pleased or disappointed that John Mann, MP, one of the truly good people, restrained himself from physically assaulting Livingstone after his televised interview on “Politics Today”.

  • katey Jay

    ‘Let your voice be heard’ but ONLY if you say what the Jewish Zionist controllers and their puppets want you to say – you people are a joke and frankly should be locked up for your treachery and dishonesty – hopefully things will soon catch up with you – no wonder you won’t publish my post!
    I feel sorry for your children if you have any – their parents are weak, dishonest people who are contributing to global strife.

  • katey Jay

    This article is extremely dishonest Bognadors web of deceit reflects the disease that has eaten into western mainstream media, there is a sense of desperation and spite in his writing. I am no fan of Ken Livingstone but he speaks the truth, which is inconvenient to the Jewish Zionists who currently run the Western World.Their useful puppets are trained to spout any lie they are told to. Bogdanor has simply gone on a shameless rant, twisting everything to suit the current ‘accepted’ narrative which has been fed to us for decades by the same interested parties. Citing certain latter day/contemporary historians as reliable sources is no longer acceptable – obviously, as any intelligent person knows, history is regularly being twisted and perverted to suit those who seek to rule over us all and to wipe out certain historical truths that will expose them as the monsters they are – Jewish Zionists. Naturally Bogdanor with his own agenda will not cite Historians of the opposing view.
    Jews have a history of crimes against humanity and destroying nations through financial control and usuary. Google GENRIKH YAGODA (Jewish Bolshevik Gulag boss, just one amongst many) he alone was responsible for the deaths of over 7 million innocent victims in the former USSR – the total death toll as a result of these fiends slaughtering innocent people in the ‘Red Terror’ or ‘Red Holocaust’ was over 50 million – way, way worse than anything the Nazis were accused of. Ask yourself why you have NEVER heard this man’s name, nor the names of any of the other legions of Jewish Bolsheviks who committed the 2nd greatest atrocity in history (next to Communist china)
    One thing is for sure – frauds and charlatans like Bognador will never speak of such crimes, whilst pretending they care in any way about other far lesser crimes – despicable. This crime of course, is very relevant to the sequence of historical events at the time in fact it is key and to fail to mention it indicates the dishonesty or lack of intelligence of the person concerned.

    The National Socialist government of Germany and the World Zionist movement both shared one common ideal: they both wanted the Jews to leave Germany.
    On that basis, the relations between the two were, contrary to post-war propaganda, very friendly.
    In August, 1933, just a few months after Hitler became Reich Chancellor, a formal agreement was signed between the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the German Zionist Federationand the German Economics Ministry which became known as the Transfer Agreement (in Hebrew, Haavara)
    This agreement laid the basis for the creation of the state of Israel.
    The Plan allowed German Jews who wished to emigrate to Palestine to receive permission to bypass the regulations limiting how much money could be taken out of Germany by émigrés.
    Through this arrangement, each Jew bound for Palestine, deposited money in a special account in Germany.
    The money was used to purchase German made agricultural tools, building materials, pumps, fertilizer etc. which were exported to Palestine and sold there by the Jewish-owned Havaara Company in Tel Aviv.
    Money from the sales was given to the Jewish emigrant upon his arrival in Palestine in an
    amount corresponding to his deposit in Germany from a linked financial Institution – the Anglo-Palestine Bank ( an offshoot of the Jewish Agency)
    German goods poured into Palestine through the Haavara, which was supplemented a short time later with a barter agreement through which various goods were exchanged.
    The agreement served the Zionist aim of bringing Jewish settlers and development capital to Palestine, while simultaneously serving the German goal of freeing the country of an
    unwanted alien group.
    There is more information – source – ‘Jewish Domination of Weimar Germany’ Eckart Verlag. In the book there are copies of the documents relating to Haavara Limited and signed copies of
    certificates relating to that company.
    The Haavara agreement was instrumental in making possible the immigration of approximately 60,000 German Jews to Palestine during the years 1933 – 1939.
    SS officer Leopold Von Mildenstein and Zionist Federation Official Kurt Tuchler toured Palestine
    together for six months, to assess Zionist development in 1934.
    A special medal was issued by ‘Der Angriff’ with a Swastika on one side and a star of David on the other, to commemorate the joint SS-Zionist visit. On the Star of David side of the medal it says ‘Fahrt Nach Palastina Ein Nazi’ and on the Swastika side it reads ‘Underzahlt Davanim’ with the word ‘Angriff’ underneath. Bogdanof has decided to superimpose his own understanding of this into his article – this means nothing, Read the book for more info along with other sources. The book was first published in 1933 and also reveals some very enlightening statistics in relation to the creeping Jewish control of Germany – bear in mind what the Jewish Bolsheviks had done in the former USSR (ie slaughtered tens of millions of innocent non-combatant victims) something you will NEVER hear about from our Communist media. Also read ‘The Holocaust Industry’ by Norman G Finkelstein and ‘The Myth of German Villainy’ by Benton L Bradberry and look into the Historian David Irving who is one of the most informed of all, as after the war he interviewed many original sources (unlike most other ‘historians’) including Nazis and their families and Jews and their families, who has been in the ‘concentration camps’ aka prisoner of war camps – many Jews also refute the history we have been sold of that period. Ask yoursel why it is that David Irving has been im imprisoned before for daring to question certain very questionable details of the Holocaust story. Many others have been ruined for daring to ask questions. Clearly if the history we have been given was true – there would be no concern about people asking questions – this is all rather obvious (in a normal non-communist world)

    ”If you want to know who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to question’ -Voltaire

    It is clearly not in the interest of our current Zionist rulers for this information to get out because it calls into question much of what we have been led to believe by them regarding this period of history and once the lid comes off – the myriad of lies and deception will be at last exposed.
    As an example of Jewish control of other countries and how it creeps in slowly and takes over – A major academic study entitled “The Myth of American Meritocracy” by the American Jewish writer Ron Unz (The American Conservative, December 2012) showed that the ‘Ivy League Schools’ eight of America’s most competitive Universities including Harvard and Yale are all now actively conspiring to limit the number of non-Jews in their undergraduate student body.
    The jews slaughtered over 50 million in the USSR then tried to take over Germany in the same way and they are doing the same in europe and America now – Shame on Bognador for supporting these colonialists and mass murderers.

    Jewish Zionists are controlling the Western World and have done for a long time, therefore they control the flow of information – anyone with a functioning brain eyes and ears will know by now (despite the massive deception) that this is a fact. The lies that we have been spun by these people and their puppets (like the author of this pack of lies) are endless and serve to support the Zionist plan to balkanise the Middle East, install puppet regimes and thus rule over the region – See the YINON Plan for A Greater Israel.
    No doubt europe is next up – certainly Cameron and Blair, both Zionists have done a fantastic job of totally destroying Britain between them and Blair of course has scuttled off to Israel where he lives most of the time.
    George Bush, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry (and many of their colleagues) are Jewish Zionists, hiding behind Western names and identities – WHY? open this link for their Jewish heritage
    Who benefits from all the trouble in the Middle East? – Israel of course along with it’s close ally – the most infamous of human rights abusers Saudi Arabia.
    Israel treats wounded ISIS fighters in hospital in the Golan Heights – WHY? – ISIS has never threatened Israel – WHY?
    Google Barbara Spectre – Jewish Zionist of
    prominence in Sweden – boasting about how jews have played a major role in the
    ‘transformation’ of europe through mass immigration and how ‘Europeans will just have to get used
    to it’. The arrogance is staggering and yet she tells the truth.

    Meanwhile Israel rounds up thousands of African immigrants for deportation because they
    are considered ‘a threat to the Jewish character of state’ whilst criticising Europe for not taking enough.

    Muslims could NEVER have entered europe en masse if our Zionist rulers (and
    their many compromised puppets) like Cameron, Blair, Hollande et al had not
    opened the door to them and ensured it stayed open at any cost (no matter how
    many rapes, murders, terrorist attacks etc etc against the indigenous people)-

    It is time to remove all Muslims and Jews from Western countries – after all
    they keep their own homelands for their own people and choose to be governed
    ONLY by their own people – Europeans have that same right. The United States has also been severely damaged by Jewish Zionist control/interference.

    It is clearly not too much to ask that just like Jews and Muslims – Europeans
    must have their own homelands, safe from interference from ‘outside interests’ – but of course unlike them, we are labelled racists for simply wanting that same right. Truly sickening anti-Europeanism.

  • jobacon

    Livingstone is not the only one. I complained to the New Statesman about their anti-Israel and anti-Jewish articles and they sent me three articles that they considered were examples of their pro-Israel stance. In the only one I bothered to read, I found the following sentence to sum up the article: “We must make clear that the establishment of the state of Israel was a product of global, especially European, anti-Semitism and not the other way round”. I wrote to the editor to point out that Israel was established purely and solely through the efforts of dedicated Zionists throughout the world, the European powers, and particularly Great Britain, were all vehemently opposed to it. But if so-called opposers of antisemitism can make such statements, what can we expect from the antisemites!

  • Lancelot Blackeburne

    Surprisingly, Ken Livingstone still has credibility in some circles, so keep publishing pieces like this to refute his statements.

  • watsa46

    The left is involved in MASSIVE falsification of historical facts. How is this different from what the Israeli Sunnis (Pal) do every time they open their mouth?

  • Fred

    The pity is the change of the British Labor Party into a NAZI socialist labor party. The party is replete with Jewish enemies and is more akin to the 1930 German National Socialist Labor party. Jeremy Corben and crew are cleansing the British Labor Party of its Jewish members to please his friends Hamas & Hezbolah.

  • Katie

    Even if they are innocent of anti-Semitism, Ken Livingstone and his supporters are disingenuous to say the least. Hitler doing deals with the Zionists because both groups wanted Jews to leave Germany but for entirely different reasons makes Hitler no more a Zionist than his making a non-aggression pact with Stalin’s USSR in 1939 so that both Russia and Germany could invade and occupy Poland made him a Communist. Ironically, if someone suggested that this did, the very same left-wingers who are claiming Hitler was a Zionist would regard such an assumption as preposterous.