Now Labour is heading up an anti-Semitism panel to make up some guidelines of what you can and cannot say. Don't use Hitler and Israel in the same sentence .... also don't blame Israeli soldiers when they shoot children and hey, where the IRA really that bad? Lets call them Freedom Fighters instead of cowardly scumbags.
Semantics .... or Anti-Semantics.
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, told the World Zionist Congress, "Hitler didn't want to exterminate the Jews, but only to expel them."
Livingstone is saying that if that dick can say it then so could he. No one accuses Netanyahu of being anti-Semitic. A war mongering bigot but never a Jew hater.
However The Haavara Agreement of 1933 did set up Jews for to emigrate from Germany to Palestine. This of course stopped when WWII started in 1939. Yes Americans it started in 1939, not 1941.
1933 was also the year that Dachau concentration camp was opened. The first of the camps it held mostly German Communists,
So yeah Hitler helped Zionism, it doesn't mean he believed or supported it. Do you really think he believed the Jews should be in Jerusalem in case that fictional slacker Jesus came back? He used the Jews as a scapegoat to further his career as Trump would use Muslims and Mexicans.
People and their knee jerk reaction have jumped ol Ken about this but he is being historically correct. Some facts are not popular though such as Lincoln not giving a fuck about slavery and Jefferson (all men are equal) being quite partial to a bit of slave rape and he didn't want to free them either cos it would be too difficult and they'd have to deport them in case they wanted revenge. Don't forget Reagan selling weapons to Iran while making drug deals in Central America.
Hitler didn't go mad, I doubt he was ever insane. I believe that he committed evil atrocities in the manner of hey it isn't us so who cares? Like politicians voting not to take in 3000 refugee children. Or exporting all the food out of Ireland while a potato blight starves the poor. Evil comes in many forms, some of them are more socially acceptable than others and is often done by a lack of action.
Evil is real and is most often done by sane people.