The Nazi-Zionist connection

Yossi Schwartz ISL (RCIT section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 04.07.2024

The Zionist method of ugly and faked propaganda is to charge the pro-Palestinian magnificent movement as Anti-Semitic even though many Jews take part in this movement against the genocide of the Palestinians. For example, an accusation of anti-Semitism was made against the demonstration in front of the synagogue Adas Torah in LA. However, in the Synagogue, they sold the lands of Palestinians captured by the settlers in the West Bank. The same happened in Canada.

Israel has very strong ties to real anti-Semitism. No other than Herzl wrote:

“It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people, they would vouch that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries in which we live. At first, they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise, we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as “stooges of the Jews.” Later, their fees will increase, and in the end, we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies.”[i]

After Herzl, the Zionists developed very close relations with the far-right European parties. Today, you can find an interesting article By Nadav Tamir [ii]about this connection. He writes:

Today, extremist right-wing parties in Europe, born out of European fascism and from the heart of antisemitism, have transformed into the Israeli government’s European “natural partners.”

The person leading the process of warming up relations with Europe’s extreme Right is Minister Amichai Chikli, who is in charge of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism. In a loud display of lack of personal and political consciousness, Chikli shared in his X account content such as photos of the grand mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini with Adolf Hitler, alongside his photos with a bunch of European far-right leaders, most of whom have their political roots planted in European fascism and Nazism.

Jimmie Åkesson from Sweden, Marine Le Pen from France, Santiago Abascal from Spain, and of course, Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary and the head of the extreme right-wing tribe in Europe, are all “friends” of Minister Chikli. Today, they proudly express racist views towards Muslims, often merely a temporary substitute for their antisemitism, which was there before that and will make a comeback. Others include Nigel Farage of Britain, who doesn’t make antisemitism his signature but has leaned toward it in the past when he suggested that the “Jewish lobby” pulled the strings of US politics. These are the new allies of Minister Chikli, Israel’s government’s newly found friends; Israel has chosen the easier and perilous path: befriending European racists who currently choose to emphasize their racism towards the Muslim population within their own countries and temporarily conceal their antisemitism, an integral part of their general racism”.

Anyone familiar with the history of the connections between the Zionists and the Nazis cannot be surprised by these relatively new ties. Israel became famous as allegedly anti-Nazi during the Eichmann trial. What the Zionists hid during the trial was that Eichmann was a pro-Zionist in the Nazi Party and that he visited the Zionist settlements.

“When Eichmann visited Palestine in 1937, did he come to coordinate with Mufti Haj Amin or with Zionists’ Haganah?

Well, you are on to a big surprise. Not only did Eichmann not meet any Palestinian (inclusive of Zionists’ patsy Mufti, who was chased out of the Middle East in late 1941 by the Haganah & England), but actually, he was on a tour with his assistant checking on their investments, and of course to coordinate with Ben-Gurion’s Haganah about their common causes (i.e. intelligence sharing)! While the Nazis were in Haifa, they visited a Kibbutz with their Hanganah handler (Feivel Polkes); however, Eichmann made the mistake of contacting a German agent in the city who was being monitored, and that triggered alarms with the British, who ended up deporting the Nazis to Egypt. Anyhow, later Feivel Polkes met them in Cairo to catch up and thanked him for the arms shipment Nazis sent between 1933-35″.[iii]

“Rather than generally focus on the relationship between Germany and its Jews (something that Nicosia suggests has already been covered extensively), Nicosia examines the relationship between a specific conception of German nationalism (a volkisch, anti-Semitic one) and Zionism (a volkisch, Jewish nationalist ideology). In so doing, he adds a significantly new approach to the study of the relationship between Germany and the Jews in general and to the history of Zionism and Nazism in particular. Through a focus on early ideology, Nicosia also points to an irony: whereas Theodor Herzl thought that Zionism would ultimately succeed in eliminating anti-Semitism, the Nazis believed that Zionism could be used in their effort to eliminate the Jews from German soil ultimately.

Nazis and Zionists agreed that Jews couldn’t be both German and Jewish–the Volkisch conception of national identity that both held to be at the core of their nationalisms made this impossible. By tracing the evolution of Nazi understandings of Zionism (from usefulness to irrelevance), Nicosia also provides crucial insight into the development of Nazi Jewish policy as well and refutes an intentionalism reading of such policy: “Thus, the policies of Hitler’s regime toward Zionism and the Zionist movement in Germany before 1941, as examples of the implementation of its anti-Semitic ideology, only diminish the likelihood that the ‘final solution’ was part of an earlier plan or intention to ultimately mass murder the Jews of Europe” (pp. 10-11). When viewed in context, at the time of its implementation, the Ha’avara agreement must be understood as part of the regime’s support for Jewish emigration, not as previewing in some way steps leading to the Final Solution. “Throughout the 1930s, as part of the regime’s determination to force the Jews to leave Germany, there was almost unanimous support in German government and Nazi party circles for promoting Zionism among German Jews, and Jewish emigration from Germany to Palestine” (p. 79). Still, by making use of the Zionist movement when it was convenient for Nazi policy, “the regime, perhaps unwittingly, permitted the Zionists a significant role in shaping some important components of Nazi policy before the genocide. These components, already important aspects of Zionist policy before the Nazi ascent to power in 1933, included the Ha’avara Transfer agreement, Zionist occupational retraining programs, large-scale community education programs, and the process of illegal immigration into Palestine. These were all Zionist initiatives that became elements of Nazi Jewish policy before the ‘final solution'” (p. 284). The coalescing of Nazi and Zionist policy at key points around a shared goal of Jewish immigration from Germany gave preference to certain German Zionists.”[iv]

Who was Feivel Polkes?According  to the Wiener Holocaust Museum[v]:

” Secret document (“Geheime Kommandosache”) in the form of a report emanating from Department II 112 of the Berlin Security Police, and addressed to and received by the Chief of the Security Police, Berlin.

 The document puts before the higher authority a plan to secure the collaboration with the SD as a permanent intelligence worker of “the Jew Feivel Polkes”. He is described as being in a leading position in the Jewish Intelligence Service ‘Haganah’; contact had been made through the then DNB correspondent in Palestine Dr. Reichert. Polkes visited Berlin from 26 February to 2 March 1937. During this visit, the SD established that Polkes was well informed about” all crucial matters concerning ‘World Jewry’”. (p.1)

Biographical data about Polkes is given. He emigrated from Poland to Palestine in 1920 or 1921, where he “passed an examination for a Zionist Defense Organization in Palestine.” He allegedly stated that, after holding various other offices, he was in charge of the whole of the defense organization of the Palestine Jews during the Arab disturbances at the time (1937) (p.2)

Polkes is described as a “National Zionist” and, as such, opposed to all Jewish movements directed against the erection of a Jewish state in Palestine. As a Hagana man, he was averse to Communism as well as to the British pro-Arab policy.

Polkes is reported to have been sent by Haganah to various European countries where he was supposed to collect information and money for the Jewish intelligence service. In his luggage – which was searched (by the SD?) – there were found addresses of Jewish persons in Berlin, Paris, etc., among others that of Fritz Wolff, editor of the Pariser Tageszeitung, and a letter of introduction to him (p.3).

On the recommendation of Dr. Reichert, who is said to have received important intelligence about the events in Palestine from Polkes, Polkes was admitted to Germany. The SD borne the expenses of this journey and of his stay in Berlin—apparently not planned by Haganah.

 During the conversations with a representative of the SD he is later on in the document identified as SS-Hauptscharfuehrer Eichmann – of whose identity and office Polkes allegedly was not aware – he is said to have named as his political aim the establishment of a Jewish majority in Palestine as soon as possible and that, to reach this goal he worked with, as well as against the “Intelligence Service, the “Sûreté générale,” Great Britain and Italy” (p.3).

 Polkes is alleged to have been prepared to supply the Nazi authorities with intelligence as far as this would not run counter to his political aims. He is said to have further offered to assist German interests in various ways, e.g., by helping the German Reich to acquire oil wells in the Middle East, without prejudice to British interests on the spot; the equivalent for this should be a loosening of the German Currency Regulations for Jews intending to emigrate to Palestine. He is said to have been prepared to act as an informer. Polkes allegedly professed knowledge of “facts and persons behind the assassination of Gustloff.” he is supposed to have denied that the Weltliga was the motive power behind it (p.4).

There then follow various suggestions about how the SD might use Polkes’s position and knowledge to acquire information about the plans of World Jewry, which was considered of prime importance, mainly because of the numerous murder threats and plans for assassinations emanating from the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Paris (p.4) against Hitler, Himmler, and other Nazis.

 The document suggests the appointment of SS-Hauptscharfuehrer Eichmann as contact man, and – as Polkes was unable to leave Palestine again because of the disturbances – the dispatch to Palestine of Eichmann (who had been invited by Polkes to visit the Jewish settlements), and another Gestapo agent. Kareski, the director of the Ivria Bank, is said to have volunteered two free tickets (p.5)”

Thus, the ideological similarity between Zionism and Nazism led then and leads today to the collaboration with the old Nazis and the neo-Nazis in Europe while shouting like parrots, “Anti-Semitism” Anti-Semitism.”

Down with racist Zionism!

For Palestine, red and free from the river to the sea!


[i] Theodor Herzl, Entry of June 12, 1895, The Complete Diaries Of Theodor Herzl, Volume I, pages 83-84


[iii](Francis Nicosia, ‘Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany’ p. 62 – 64).



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