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Does Netanyahu REALLY Want to Talk about the ’30’s and 40’s?

October 26th, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's claim that a Palestinian Mufti gave Hitler the idea for the Holocaust has been widely mocked, but it brings up a very important question.    Yes, Haj Amin al-Husseini was a despicable Nazi collaborator, but what exactly were the Zionists doing in the '30's and '40's once Hitler had taken over Germany?  We talk this over in an interview with Lenni Brenner, author of "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators".  Brenner refutes Netanyahu's claim, going back to the mid-1920's to show Hitler's murderous intentions.  Brenner talks about al-Husseini collaboration and then we discuss what the Zionists were up to in the 1930's.

Far from leading the anti-Nazi fight, the Zionists in the '30's were seeing if they could benefit their Jewish-state project by working with Mussolini and Hitler!  We talk about the hero of the Netanyahu family, Ze'ev Jabotinsky and his relations with Mussolini.  We explore the proposal of the Stern-Shamir group for a military alliance with Hitler and the deal that was actually concluded by the mainstream Zionists with the German government to sell German goods (and break the anti-Nazi boycott) as a way getting some money out of Germany and into the hand of German refugees and the Zionists in Palestine.  Interviewer Stanley Heller 10/26/205, about 45 minutes