Labour antisemitic row, I shall keep this simple as the main issue seems to be whether Livingstone said Hitler was a Zionist.
Lets start with what Antisemitism is defined as: Hostility to or prejudice against Jews.
Dealing with the facts, was there anything in what Livingstone said that promoted Hostility to or prejudice against Jews.
No there isn't.
So was Labour MP John Mann correct in his accusation that Livingstone was "Rewriting history" over remarks Livingstone made about Hitler supporting Zionism? No he wasn't.
Livingstone was factually correct and it was called the Haavara Agreement. it was an agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist German Jews signed on 25 August 1933.
Initially, Hitler criticised the agreement, but reversed his opinion and supported it in the period 1937-1939
Did Livingstone say Hitler was a Zionist, No he didn't. What he did say was....
"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."
Why did Livingstone bring Hitler up? it was in answer to a question made by a journalist about Naz Shah's comments.
So that's the main accusation covered more bits below for those interested.
So glad a Jewish group points out the real agenda
John Mann's attack totally staged for effect, what effect? will will no doubt find out what the agenda is at a later stage. I have Three points .....
1. John Mann needs to check his history, you cant use Mien Kampf as a historical basis for what actually happened.
2. Livingstone didn't say that Hitler was a Zionist.
3. John Mann should be suspended, absolutely disgraceful behaviour.
As a passing comment it was noticeable they kept pressing him on why he kept bringing up Hitler. He originally brought it up in answer to a question about Naz Shah and only defended the fact that what he was saying was factually true, which it is, and not him rewriting history as they all claimed.
But there's a reason behind all this, its all timed nicely to take the heat off the Tories and try and influence the voting in up coming elections.
Strange what comes up in investigations, I stumbled across this ....
Tory Newspapers and Blogs
'Labour has no anti-Semitism problem' insists Jeremy Corbyn as party suspends Ken Livingstone after day of unprecedented turmoil
Ken Livingstone interview transcipts in full
Corbyn under pressure to stamp out Labour party anti-Semitism
Labour Newspapers and blogs
Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it
What's the difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism?
Jeremy Corbyn denies crisis as Ken Livingstone suspended
THE PACT BETWEEN HITLER AND THE ZIONISTS
Encyclopedia Judaica: Haavara
36 Questions About the Holocaust