April 28 - British Labour member suspended for saying Hitler supported Zionism
Article: Israel And The Last Days
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended by his own Labour Party after he sparked an outcry on by claiming Hitler supported Zionism on Thursday.
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 "stating 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 whether he was "a German war criminal." On learning that Mr. Finegold was Jewish, the mayor reportedly said: "You are just like a concentration camp guard, you are just doing it because you are paid to, aren't you?"