Doug - You've provided a good overview of the issue. Another summary is
It might have more credence in some quarters since it comes from a 'Jewish'
It's interesting to watch how people are reacting to this well-documented
historical event. In Israel, it's caused an uproar and shown the extent to
which most people are misinformed. Or, perhaps, so troubled by the facts
that they must resort to sophistry and flat-out (but clearly foolish)
There was enormous, often violent opposition to the effort to get Jews to
go to Palestine. The super-religious were the worst of all and simply
refused to acknowledge the plain facts regarding what the NSDAP was
planning. One influential Rabbi who strongly opposed Jabotinsky's call for
massive aliyah lived just long enough to regret his stance. While on the
run from the Nazis, he wrote one of the most compelling arguments in favor
of religious Jews going to Palestine. But he died at the hands of the --
although his book survived and still influences Jews to this day.
While the Labour (Marxist) Zionists got the most benefit from the agreement
with the Nazis, people in the other side of the Zionist movement also
wanted to do anything that would help rescue Jews from what was happening.
Ben Hecht's 'Perfidy' opened the can of worms and proved that the Ben
Gurion Zionists (the Marxists) were, indeed, deeply involved with the
Nazis... a subject that's still 'sensitive' here in Israel and seemingly
impervious to objective analysis.
Suffice to say that the Ben Gurion klatch won the civil war when they sunk
the Altalena and murdered Jews who were escaping the sinking ship. By
sinking the Altalena, Ben Gurion assured an Arab victory that let Jordan
illegally occupy huge parts of Israel until 1967.
Currently, the ruling elite are busy as termites undoing all the progress
towards a sovereign Jewish State as defined in the 1922 Partition
The malicious desire to reduce, then eliminate what's left of the
never-really-Jewish State is intensifying, and unless Jews (religious and
secular) in Israel stand up and fight, it's quite likely that Israel will
lose what little sovereignty it has. The stated goal is a return to the
mythical 'Golden Age' when Arabs and Jews supposedly (but didn't really)
lived in harmony. But the result will be a return to inequality and
subjugation (dhimmitude) for Jews.
http://www.dhimmitude.org/d_history_dhimmitude.html As in 'Animal Farm',
Islamic ideology says that all of us are equal, but Muslims are more equal
than those of us who refuse to submit to their deadly theocracy.
For those who champion the anti-Israel cause, one can only say that
eventually the Muslims will also subjugate them. That's what's really
All the best from the front lines of one of history's longest battles for
genuine freedom (more than 1,400 years since Mohamed's army slaughtered the
Jews of Khaybar and got the wealth and power that would help them conquer
and subjugate many civilizations... and provide the inspiration for the
Islamic Empire we're seeing manifest in many places... such as Iraq, Syria,
On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 8:50 PM, douglas rankine <
and url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haavara_Agreement
"The Haavara Agreement was an agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist
German Jews signed on 25 August 1933.
The agreement was finalized after three months of talks by the Zionist
Federation of Germany, the Anglo-Palestine Bank (under the directive of the
Jewish Agency) and the economic authorities of Nazi Germany.
The agreement was designed to help facilitate the emigration of German
Jews to Palestine.
While it helped Jews emigrate, it forced them to temporarily give up
possessions to Germany before departing. Those possessions could later be
re-obtained by transferring them to Palestine as German export goods.
The agreement was controversial at the time, and was criticised by many
Jewish leaders both within the Zionist movement and outside it.
Hitler’s own support of the Haavara Agreement was unclear and varied
throughout the 1930s.
Initially, Hitler criticized the agreement, but reversed his opinion and
supported it in the period 1937-1939."