British MP: Hitler supported Zionism

Behind The News

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who currently serves as a member of the British Parliament in the Labour Party, sparked an outcry on Thursday when he claimed that Hitler supported Zionism, leading to his suspension.

In a BBC Radio interview, Livingstone was asked to comment on the scandal that erupted after his party member Naz Shah called to “relocate” Israel to the United States, and responded, “It’s completely over the top but it’s not anti-Semitic. Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.”

Livingstone later claimed in an interview with Sky News that he was merely expressing historical facts.

This is not the first time that Livingstone has uttered serious anti-Semitic statements. In 2005, he attacked journalist Oliver Finegold, asking him…

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