In his address to the 20th Zionist congress in August 1937, Chaim Weizmann recalled being asked whether he was saying that Palestine could accommodate all six million of Europe's Jews. He replied: "The old ones will pass, they will bear their fate or they will not. They are dust, economic and moral dust, in a cruel world. Two millions, and perhaps less She'erit Hapletah. We have to accept it."And the rest is here.
Six years later, Ben-Gurion, chair of the Jewish Agency (JA) in 1943, warned that "Hitler's regime puts the entire Jewish people in danger." The Nazis had made their intentions very clear. On January 30 1939 Hitler, in a speech to the Reichstag, declared: "Today I will once more be a prophet. If the international Jewish financiers inside and outside Europe should again succeed in plunging the nations into a world war, the result will not be the Bolshevisation of the earth and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race throughout Europe."
The Zionist record in relation to the holocaust was the logical outcome of a movement which, throughout the war, and in the face of the Nazi exterminations, prioritised above everything the building of a Jewish state.
July 08, 2006
Tony Greenstein's Unholy Alliance continued
Here's a chunk of the second part of Tony Greenstein's three parter in the Weekly Worker on zionist collaboration with antisemitism. This is the intro: