“The Zionists acted as a fifth column for Hitler, and their international network was utilized by the Nazis, ” according to “Enemies of Peace and Progress,” recently issued by the Pravda publishing house of Moscow, excerpts of which were obtained by the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry and Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. Its author is the notorious anti-Semitic writer Lev Korneyev, who published a two-part series in July’s mass-circulation “Ogonyok” claiming that Zionism is “one of the most dangerous forces of world reaction.”
“Enemies” is divided into chapters as “Adolf Hitler–Israel’s Founder,” “Bullets in the Back of the Revolution,” “How Dayan Lost His Eye,” and “Zionism’s Shameful Secrets.” It imagines a worldwide Zionist conspiracy with close links to Nazism.
Korneyev asserts that “the Nazi leadership sought to use the Zionists to create in the Middle East a pro-fascist Jewish state, ” then quotes an alleged group of Russian Jewish war veterans: “The tragedy of Babi Yar stands not only as the embodiment of the Hitlerites’ cannibalism, but also of the unreadable shame of their accomplices and followers, the Zionist.”
Today, Korneyev declares, “Zionist agents attempt to split off segments of Soviet Jews and turn them into a fifth column in their own country.” As part of the present conspiracy, the “CIA has a special Jewish section.” “Any state refusing to carry out the orders of the Zionist bosses, who seek to operate as a sort of Mafia worldwide, becomes the target of espionage and subversion by the secret services of Zionism and Israel.”
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