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Zionism in the Age of the Dictators by Lenni Brenner

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By Lenni Brenner

In 1933 the German Zionist Federation sought Hitler s patronage: "Zionism hopes as a way to win the collaboration even of a central authority essentially opposed to Jews. . . . Boycott propaganda . . . at present being carried on opposed to Germany . . . is in essence un-Zionist." Zionism turned the one different felony political move within the Nazi Reich. that very same yr, the area Zionist association (WZO) made the Ha'avara (Transfer) contract, undermining the boycott opposed to Nazi Germany. German Jewish emigrants to Palestine needed to purchase Nazi items that the WZO offered within the heart East. In 1937 the Haganah (later the Israeli military) despatched an agent to Berlin. they'd supply secret agent intelligence if the Nazis additional eased the financial laws for emigrants to Palestine. The Zionist-Revisionist stream (today the ruling Likud social gathering) organize a detachment at Mussolini's naval academy. He in my opinion reviewed them in 1936. They sought after him to switch Britain as Zionism s customer. In 1941, the warring parties for the liberty of Israel (later Likudniks) advised the Nazis that they sought after a "Jewish kingdom on a countrywide and totalitarian foundation, certain through a treaty with the German Reich," and provided "to actively participate in the warfare on Germany s side." this is often the sordid heritage documented in Lenni Brenner's Zionism within the Age of the Dictators. This up to date version contains a new afterword via the writer.

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1] Unconcerned with religion, he even proposed that an atheist, the then world-famous author, Max Nordau, should succeed him as the WZOs President. Again, the disciple was less liberal than the master. Nordau was married to a Christian, and was afraid that his wife would be resented by the Orthodox among the ranks. [2] He was already married when he converted to Zionism and, despite his own Gentile wife, he soon became a confirmed Jewish racist. On 21 December 1903 he gave an interview to Eduard Drumonts rabid anti-Semitic newspaper, La Libre Parole, in which he said that Zionism wasnt a question of religion, but exclusively of race, and there is no one with whom I am in greater agreement on this point than M.

It started from the assumption that anti-Semitism was inevitable and even in a sense justified so long as Jews were outside the land of Israel. It is true that only an extreme lunatic fringe of Zionism went so far as to offer to join the war on Germanys side in 1941, in the hope of establishing the historical Jewish state on a national and totalitarian basis, and bound by a treaty with the German Reich. Unfortunately this was the group which the present Prime Minister of Israel chose to join. That fact gives an extra edge of topicality to what would in any case be a highly controversial study of the Zionist record in the heyday of European fascism by Lenni Brenner, and American Trotskyist writer who happens also to be Jewish.

He portrayed the Anglo-Jewish writer as: of the long-nosed Negro type, with wooly deep-black hair ... He maintains, however, the racial point of view something I cant accept, for I have merely to look at him and at myself. All I say is: we are an historical unit, one nation with anthropological diversities. [1] Unconcerned with religion, he even proposed that an atheist, the then world-famous author, Max Nordau, should succeed him as the WZOs President. Again, the disciple was less liberal than the master.

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