Thursday, April 28, 2016

UK: Former London Mayor claims Hitler was a Zionist, says accusation of antisemitism are result of 'Israel Lobby' smear campaign

Via Sky News:
Ken Livingstone has been suspended by Labour for "bringing the party into disrepute" after saying Hitler supported Zionism.

Mr Livingstone made his comments when he defended suspended Labour MP Naz Shah over social media comments she posted suggesting Israel should be relocated to the US and claiming everything Hitler did was legal.

He said Ms Shah's Facebook posts were not "anti-Semitic" and he claimed there was a "well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel lobby to smear anybody who criticised Israeli policy as anti-Semitic".


In his interview with the BBC on Thursday morning, Mr Livingstone said: "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 is before he went mad and ended up killing 6m Jews."

He said that in all his time as a Labour member he had never heard anyone say anything anti-Semitic and suggested the "Israel lobby" had orchestrated a campaign to smear people.

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