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AOL speaks out: Jewish Labour Party members denounce Ken Livingstone’s suspension

Extracts from Tristan Anthony’s article  

Five Jewish Labour Party members who gave evidence in support of Ken Livingstone at his hearing into allegations of anti-semitism say they are appalled at his continued suspension. In a statement shared on Facebook, Jenny Manson, Diana Neslen, Jonathan Rosenhead, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi and Walter Wolfgang, said: “We are appalled by the decision to continue the suspension of Ken Livingstone.

‘Upset had been caused by his (accurate) statement’

“This upset had been caused by his (accurate) statement that some Zionists and Hitler had wanted to get Jews out of Germany, and that prior to the War they reached a temporary agreement to help bring this about. The Zionist motivation was to increase the numbers of Jews going to Palestine.

“The decision to continue the suspension (of) Ken is mistaken. It is an attempt to protect Israel from criticism, while simultaneously weakening the position of Jeremy Corbyn, a principled supporter of Palestinian rights.

“It is the verdict, not Ken Livingstone, that has bought the Labour Party into disrepute.”

 

 

 

New Labour and Real Labour

A reader sent a link to news that the former Labour Party leader helped PetroSaudi to break into Chinese market, receiving £41,000 a month plus 2% commission whilst acting as Middle East peace envoy at the time.

blair saudi dealAccepting and even applauding the Blair regime were Conservative contemporaries and his party hierarchy.

Contrast that with the corporate media onslaught on Corbyn, whose lack of political ambition and constant support for peace and reconciliation has made him an enigmatic and threatening figure to those who live for power and wealth.

How they are now revelling in Ken Livingstone’s misleading reference to Hitler’s motive for assisting Jews to relocate to Israel, using it to cast a shadow – by association – over the Labour leader and his supporters.

For the record:

synagogue plaqueJeremy Corbyn says: “We are totally opposed to anti-Semitism in any form within the party. The very small number of cases that have been brought to our attention have been dealt with swiftly and immediately and they will be.”

He added that he suspected much of the criticism “actually comes from those who are nervous of the strength of the Labour Party at local level”.

Ken was correct in that the German government headed by Hitler set up the 1933 Haavara (Transfer) Agreement to help German Jews to emigrate to Palestine. Their possessions were transferred to Palestine as German export goods. This was not seen as a mark of admiration or approval for Zionism however; the agreement was designed to encourage Jewish emigration from a Germany which was politically hostile to non-Aryan minorities at the time.

See a medal in the collection of Canada’s North Shore Numismatic Society described as having been struck by Goebbels’ Berlin daily Der Angriff to commemorate  the co-operation and support given by the Zionist Jewish Agency in helping to make Germany “Judenfrei”.

Confirmation of this Wikipedia account is to be found in a partisan source, published by the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, established in 1993 as a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization to strengthen the U.S./Israel relationship by emphasizing the fundamentals of the alliance — shared values.

Real Labour under Jeremy Corbyn opposes military aggression and corporate piracy and stands for peace, justice and equality of opportunity for all.