Zionist Relations With Nazi Germany — Faris Yahya




Zionist Relations With Nazi Germany, exclusively sourced from Jewish historians, covers the anti-Semitism of Zionism from Theodor Herzl, its founder, onwards. Zionist logic has always been that anti-Semitism, coming from Tsar or other reactionary, wishing the expulsion of the Jews from Europe was perfectly rational and justified, and that Jews needed to invert the logic by turning their aims towards settling a new homeland, namely Palestine. Later, the 1933 Ha’avara Agreements between Zionists and Nazis allowed Jews to emigrate and settle in Palestine, financed through the Anglo-Palestinian bank. The agreements solidified this old logic, and in part as a result, Zionism took the rise of Nazism as a whole to be a perfectly reasonable phenomenon, and to be the end of old Jewish assimilationism. The Zionists then took this claim to its logical conclusion by collaborating with the Nazis, as traitors to the Jews of Europe, by suppressing their uprisings in the ghettoes and in the case of men like Dr. Rudolf Kastner, even agreeing to put Jews in extermination camps. Through this, they believed, they could, with their elite, pick the “best of the race” of the “chosen people” to settle Palestine, while the rest they considered mere “dry branches.” This racist, anti-Jewish background is the historical basis of Zionism, and as today it attempts to subject another people to extermination, it is not merely helpful to recall how illiterate the claim that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism is; what is more helpful is to recall how Zionism itself is anti-Semitism.