27 (pt. 1)
"Washington is an easy place to be Jewish these days.There
are some 200,000 Jews living in the area, making this the
seventh-largest Jewish community in North America ... No
one would dispute that area Jews are disproportionately
represented in the upper echelons of law, politics, medicine,
science, journalism, accounting, and other professions."
[The Washington DC Jewish community includes "at least 62 synagogues"
and "32 Jewish preschool and day schools."]
-- Barbara Matusow, MAY 2000, p. 79]
"Jewish organizations like to deny that there is such a thing as a Jewish lobby,
which is, of course, nonsense, but it may fairly be said that the massive strength
of the Zionist lobby is of comparatively recent origin."
-- Chaim Bermant, 1977, p. 253
"Oscar Cohen, a long-time official of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote to a
friend that by the 1970s organized American Jewry had become 'an agency of
the Israeli government .. follow[ing] its directions from day to day.'"
-- Peter Novick, 1999, p. 149
"The president of the United States is concerned about our intelligence. He goes
to the president of Israel and asks him to share the secrets of Mossad, the Israeli
intelligence agency. The Israeli president is unable to help him but suggests
something. He tells the president, 'If you want to know anything, just go to the
synagogue. The Jews there know everything.' The president dresses up in a skull
cap, beard, and all the accoutrements of the religious Jew and goes to a temple.
He sits down next to an old Jew and says, 'What's happening?' The old Jew says,
'The president is going to be here.'"
-- Joke by Jewish comedian Milton Berle, 1996, p. 310
"With money in hand, you can demand."
-- Old Yiddish folk saying, [KUMOVE, S., 1985, p. 178]
"Follow the money."
-- Common folk wisdom about any given political situation
Jeffrey Potter notes his influence in the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, when, in 1944, the President fell ill:
"The condition was serious enough for hijm to go to Bernie Baruch's plantation,
Hobcaw, in South Carolina, for recuperation. FDR didn't really
like his host, [Jewish media mogul] Dorothy [Schiff] explained, as both he and
Eleanor thought Baruch too conservative, but he was a source of campaign
funding." [POTTER, J., 1976, p. 194] (Schiff was also an influential friend of
Roosevelt: "By the time Dorothy visited [Roosevelt] at Warm Springs,
Georgia, a few weeks before Christmas, 1938, she no longer felt ill at ease.
As usual, she had to make her own travel arrangement, and it never occurred
to her to wonder why it wasn't done for her. She now suspects [Roosevelt]
was afraid to have it known that it was always at his invitation that they met.")
[POTTER, J., 1976, p. 155]
Another such case is that of Jewish Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, "one of [President Woodrow] Wilson's key advisers." [MURPHY, B., 1983, p. 27] "After meeting with Jacob de Haas, a former secretary to [Zionist leader] Theodore Herzlin 1912," notes current Jewish Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, "[Brandeis] joined the American Federation of Zionists and started making public remarks in support of Zionism ... In 1917 ... his intervention with President Wilson helped secure American support for the Balfour Declaration [in support of a Jewish state in Palestine], thereby assuring its issuance. In 1938, not long before his death, he called upon President Roosevelt, seeking FDR's public diplomatic support for allowing more Jewish refugees to travel to Palestine." [BREYER, p. 18] [De Haas actually became Brandeis's secretary.] [MURPHY, B., 1983, p. 26] "Since Brandeis," notes Kevin Avruch about the Zionist currents in American government, "the Zionist movement in America functioned effectively as banker for the world [Zionist] movement and as a fulcrum for the political leverage sometimes needed to mobilize American presidents and public opinion in support of the Jewish cause." [AVRUCH, K., 1981, p. 32] "
At least three of Roosevelt's "Palace Guard", reputedly his seven "most intimate advisers," were Jewish (Frankfurter, Niles, and Rosenman). [MURPHY, B., 1983, p. 257] Rosenman was an official Roosevelt speechwriter; Frankfurter, a Supreme Court justice, was an unofficial one. The judge also "gradually advanced himself till he was virtually an informal campaign manager [of Roosevelt's presidential campaign], playing a central role in every aspect of the campaign, from drafting speeches to plotting election strategy. [MURPHY, B., 1983, p. 194-195, 205] "Roosevelt surrounded himself with so many unmistakably Jewish advisers," notes Barbara Matusow, "that his enemies took to branding his programs the 'Jew Deal.'" [MATUSOW, B., MAY 2000, p. 79]
"During the Roosevelt presidency," notes Doris Kearns Goodwin, "though Jews constituted only 3 percent of the U.S. population, they represented nearly 15 percent of Roosevelt's top appointments. Indeed, so prominent were Jews in the Roosevelt administration that bigots routinely referred to the New Deal as the Jew Deal and charged that Roosevelt was himself a Jew." [GOODWIN, D.K., 1995, p. 102] Leo Rosten was a "popular Jewish writer" and head of the Office of War Information's 'Nature of the Enemy' department. [NOVICK, P., 1999, p. 27] In 1943, William Bullitt, a former ambassador was complaining that "the Roosevelt administration's emphasis on the European war as opposed to the Asian one was the result of Jewish influence." [NOVICK, P., 1999, p. 28]
Earlier there was Julius Rosenwald, the Sears-Roebuck mogul: "An unabashed admirer of the solid conservatism of William Howard Taft, and one of his most loyal supporters within the Jewish community, Rosenwald contributed generously to the campaigns of every Republican candidate of his era. He was an especially ardent backer of his friend Herbert Hoover, contributing $50,000 to Hoover's 1928 presidential campaign and becoming a close adviser and confidant during his presidency.") [DALIN, D., 1998] Close to Hoover was also Lewis Strauss, Hoover's "private secretary" and "lifelong friend and trusted confidant." "Strauss' volunteer job would not only start a lifelong friendship with Hoover but also open up channels of cooperation and amity between Hoover and leading members of the jewish community." [WENTLING, S., 2000, p. 377, 382] "In March 1919, as the feast of Passover approached, Hoover was asked to ensure that the Jews of Poland received flour in time to make Passover bread. The chief readily complied." [WENTLING, S., 2000, p. 383]
Theo Thackery, the non-Jewish husband of Dorothy Schiff (then-owner of the New York Post and granddaughter of famous Jewish investment banker Jacob Schiff), explains an incident he had with President Harry Truman in the White House:
"Almost immediately in the conversation [Truman] said, 'Now Thackery,
if only the goddamn New York Jews would just shut their goddamn mouths
and quit hollering ... They're screwing up the situation, and I could get along
with them, if they would just get together and decide what the hell they
want. They're all over the lot, the goddamn Jews, and here you are, not
even a Jew, representing the spearhead that's causing all kinds of hell.'
I had to say, 'Well, Mr. President, you make it impossible for me to
continue this conversation. I've got to assume by 'goddamn New York
Jews' you must mean my wife, who is a Jew. I know you better than to
believe that you are consciously anti-Semitic, but I consider it absolutely
outrageous.' Immediately, I went to his press secretary and the chairman
of the Democratic National Committee. I told them I'd had this absolutely
terrible conversation with the President and suggested he be advised more
clearly on such matters.'" [POTTER, J., 1976, p. 202-203]
In November 2001, during the chaotic Palestinian Intifada (uprising) against Israeli occupation and international outcry against repeatedly bloody Israeli invasions of Palestinian towns and territory (let alone Israeli campaigns of "targetted assasinations"), 89 U. S. Senators wrote a formal letter to President George W. Bush and "urged him not to restrain Israel from retaliating fully against Palestinian violence and to express his solidarity with Israel soon." "There is constant concern about the administration's wavering," declared Jewish Senator Arlen Specter, "[Secretary of State Colin] Powell talks about the cycle of violence that suggests one produces the other and that ther is a moral equvilancy, which is not true. Terrorists killing civilians is totally unjustified, and Israel's response is self-defense." [SCIOLINO, E., 11-17-01]
Jewish influence in the American government is well-known in political circles throughout the world. In 2000, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on this phenomenon, in an article entitled Nations See Jews as Key to Winning with U. S. :
"Why U. S. Jews want to meet with world leaders is clear and well known.
The focal point of most of these meetings is Israel and how the Jewish
state can strengthen alliances around the world. Why world leaders want
to meet with Jews is more interesting, less publicized, and to some Jews,
discomfiting. These leaders believe in Jewish power ... In fact, Jewish
leaders nowadays receive mostly red-carpet treatment. They have
access to the corridors of power in most capitals around the world ...
American Jewish leaders explain all this buttering up in euphemistic
terms, suggesting that foreigners have a
fascination ' with or 'appreciation'
for American Jews. But when pressed, Jewish leaders admit the true driving
force behind it is the lingering belief that Jews are capable of making or
breaking relations with the United States and capable of wrecking havoc
on the world's financial markets." [JORDAN, M., 9-13-2000]
In 1995, Duncan Clarke, professor of international relations and coordinator of the United States Foreign Policy field at American University, addressed the threat to America of widespread Israeli resale of American weapons systems:
"Other countries have been caught evading U.S. re-export controls, but
Israel's case appears unique. Not only is it the beneficiary of massive
U.S. support, but it is also by far the principal offender and foremost
concern of U.S. officials responsible for implementing the laws on
re-export of U.S. defense products. Unauthorized Israeli re-transfers
of U.S. defense items and technology are of particular concern for
several reasons, say U.S. officials: Israel re-exports much more often
than do other allies and with more sensitive technology; it sells to 'pariah'
states with which the United States refuses to deal; its sophisticated
defense industry makes retransfers harder to track than other arms
exporters; and its retransfers are genrally governmentally sanctioned
and not simply the result of a wayward company, as is usually the case
elsewhere. Israel's unathorized retransfer of U.S. defense products is
part of a larger pattern of illicit behavior that includes diversions of U.S.
military aid, industrial espionage, and improper end use of U.S.
military equipment. Israel often retransfers U.S. defense products to
states that are potentially hostile to the United States or are blatant
violators of human rights. These retransfers have threatened American
commerical interests, compromised intelligence, upset regional stability,
strained diplomatic relations, and confirmed the U.S. national security
bureaucracy's long-standing distrust of Israeli technology transfer
practices." [CLARKE, D., 1995, p. 89-90]
Israeli weapons retransfers include versions of the U.S.
Sidewinder missile, aerial refueling systems, the Popeye missile, the Star cruise missile, the Arrow missile, thermal imaging tank sights, space launch vehicles, and jet fighters. [CLARKE, D., 1995, p. 104-107] What kind of country are we apparently dealing with here? "Israel," adds Clarke,
"engages in unauthorized defense re-exports largely to nourish its economy's
large defense sector and because it is confident, for good reason, that Washington
will not or cannot enforce the law. Indeed, the Clinton administration relaxed curbs
on the transfer of sensitive technology to Israel despite Israel's dismal record
recrod of unauthorized transfers. There has been a persistent pattern of misconduct ...
Israeli scholar Ehud Sprinzak holds that his society is afflicted with an 'elite
illegalism' that is central to the country's domestic political culture and
international behavior ... [E]lite illegalism deprecates the idea of the rule of law
and assumes 'that democracy can work without a strict adherence to law,'
as Sprinzak writes. He asserts that past leaders like Moshe Dayan (a 'soverign
personality' above the law) were role models for a generation of IDF officers."
[CLARKE, D., 1995, p. 108-109]
In 2001, an Israeli newspaper noted that the United States might literally become a parking lot for Israeli weapons:
"Israel has asked the United States to permanently base some Israeli fighter
jets at a U.S. Air Force in America for combat training of Israeli pilot, officials
of the two countries said Wednesday." [HAARETZ, 8-2-02]
By 1996, slowly -- but ever -- increasing, 10 of the 100 U.S. Senators were Jewish (over representing their population percentage by 400%). By 1998 the number was 11. In the House of Representatives, before the Republicans gained control of that body, 33 seats were Jewish-held, 7.5% of the House, [GOLDBERG, JJ, Bagels, p. 13] more than a 300% overrepresentation of the Jewish population in America. Among these Jewish Congress members was Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, a former reporter for NBC.
Prominent 1970s-era New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug was probably not atypical in her political perspective when she declared: "Ever since my youth I've been a Zionist, and I've worked hard for the cause of Jewish homeland too. I've visited Israel and I've raised my kids with a very strong background in Jewish culture. Besides that, I spent a couple of years of my life as a Hebrew teacher!" [ABZUG, B., 1972, p. 70]
"Nothing symbolized the prospect of increased access more clearly than one stark
demographic statistic: The 50 Democrats who make up the Senate's new majority
caucus will include nine Jewish members, just shy of one-fifth. The Republican
caucus includes just a single Jewish member, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Some
of those Jewish Democrats will hold positions of crucial importance to Jewish
activists when the Senate changes hands. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan is slated
to chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees crucial areas of
U.S.-Israeli military cooperation. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara
Boxer, both of California, will chair the subcommittees dealing with domestic and
international terrorism respectively on the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees.
Most observers expected little in the way of a shakeup in Middle East policy following
the shift. 'We don't expect much of a change,' said Ken Bricker, spokesman of
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobby. 'That's
one of the benefits of being an organization that places so much emphasis on
bipartisanship.'" [DONADIO/SCHWARTZ, 6-1-00]
In Massacusetts, The Jewish Advocate noted in 1994 that "[the Boston-area town of] Chelsea's former mayor, Joe Pressman -- also a Jew -- was indicted for corruption shortly after the city was taken into receivership." [SINERT, M., 12-22-94, p. 1]
Robert S. Strauss [was] "Carter's choice for almost everything." [PLESUR, M., 1982, p. 143]
"During Israel's first years as a nation," notes Steven Silbiger, "the United States offered it very little financial or military aid. The huge influx of direct aid occurred during the Nixon administration in the 1970s under the leadership of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the first Jew to hold the position. Aid skyrocketed from $300 million to $2.2 billion annually, making Israel the recipient of more U.S. dollars than any other nation." [SILBIGER, S., 2000, p. 52]
Also, 'One of Kennedy's most trusted, and little-known advisers during the 1960 campaign [was] Hyman Raskin, a Chicago lawyer who had helped manage Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign in 1952 and 1956." [HERSH, S., 1997, p. 90]
At an awards ceremony for Wasserman in 2000, notes Mother Jones magazine, President
"Clinton joked that he had been to so many fundraisers at Wasserman's home
that, 'I half expected him to prorate this year's property tax and send me my
share.'" [MOTHER JONES, 5-3-01]
(Reagan himself went far out of his way in asserting Jewish allegiance. "Astoundingly," notes Anthony Bianco, "Reagan once told Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir that he had seen firsthand the devastation wrought by the Holocaust as a member of an army film crew that filmed the liberation of the concentration camps. 'From then on,' Reagan said, 'I was concerned for the Jewish people.' The fact was, though, that Reagan never left the United States during World War II and indeed lived at home with his wife throughout his four years in uniform." [BIANCO, A., 1991, p. 14]
(Russell Mokhiber adds that the Teamsters Union "was not alone in its fondness for the [Israeli] notes. Despite below-market yields and unusually high risk, some of America's largest unions, pension funds and major corporations have collectively loaned billions of dollars to the Israeli government. Israel's violent repression of the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza -- and the threat the uprising poses to Israel's shaky economy -- appears not to have affected investor confidence. Nathan Zirkin [also Jewish], comptroller for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, told the Multinational Monitor that his union 'absolutely' plans to continue purchasing Israel bonds, despite the repression in the occupied territories. 'The Palestinians didn't have a damn thing until Israel came in,' Zirkin said." ] MOKHIBER, R., 4-88]
Then there is the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union:
"Formed in the early 1900s, the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union was equal
parts Irish, Italian, and Jewish, a reflection of the city's then dominant ethnic
groups. Well into the 1970s, Jewish racketeers played a major role in the union ...
In more recent times, a hustling gangster named Irving Bitz -- nicknamed 'the
Little Guy' for his diminutive stature -- also helped keep peace among mob
factions in the industry. Bitz, an NMDU member who also ran Imperial
News Service, carried his own fearful legend: the feisty businessman was
credited with the 1931 slaying of famed [Jewish] gambler Legs Diamond ...
In 1959, [Bitz] was convicted of conspiring with NMDU officials to
congtrol Long Island's newspaper and magazine deliveries. Bitz remained
a powerful force in the industry up until the day in 1981 when his trussed-up
body was found in a Staten Island swamp. His murder was never solved."
[Robbins, T., 3-701]
In 1993 a controversial book about former FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover appeared, written by Anthony Summers. Subtitled The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Summers claimed the decades-long director was a closet homosexual and cross-dresser. This has been refuted and ridiculed by others. Summers argued that the reason Hoover didn't -- inexplicably -- corral organized crime was because Meyer Lansky, the Jewish head of "The Syndicate," had incriminating photographs (or other documentation) of the FBI director. For what it's worth, fact or fiction, in this outrageous scenario brewery mogul Lewis Rosentiel (also Jewish) plays a key role:
"Early in Hoover's career, according to mob interviews, he was trapped by his
own homosexuality. Mafia boss Meyer Lansky, who specialized in the use of
damaging information to manipulate men in public life, had reportedly obtained
compromising evidence -- probably photographs ... [p. 13] ... 'The homosexual
thing,' said [Lansky associate Sidney] Pollock, 'was Hoover's Achilles' heel.
Meyer found it, and it was like he pulled strings with Hoover. He never bothered
any of Meyer's people ..." [p. 243] ... By the end of World War II [Rosentiel's]
company, Schenley, had become the leading U. S. distiller ... Rosentiel's
lifeling involvement with the Mafia came to light only in 1970 ... [p. 248] ...
[Rosentiel's fourth wife] Susan Rosentiel's final and most sensational
revelations suggest her husband and [Jewish lawyer] Roy Cohn [famous as the
right-hand man of Senator Joe McCarthy during the so-called witch-hunts for
communists in the 1950s] involved Edgar in sex orgies -- thus laying him
more open than ever to pressure from organized crime." [SUMMERS, A., 1993,
"In the thirties," adds Summers, "Edgar began a long association with the columnist who reigned as the nation's premier purveyor of gossip for thirty years, Walter Winchell [also Jewish]." [SUMMERS, A., 1993, p. 84] Summers also notes Lansky's underworld in support of the U.S. government war efforts:
"The OSS [precursor to the CIA] and Naval Intelligence had extensive contacts
with the Mafia during World War II, enlisting the help of criminals in projects
including the hiring of burglars and assassins, experimentation with drugs,
the protection of American ports from Nazi agents and the invasion of Sicily.
Lansky helped personally with the latter two operations, meeting with Murray
Gurfein, a New York Assistant District Attorney who later became one of
William Donovan's most trusted OSS officers." [SUMMERS, A., 1993, p. 245]
Infamous Jewish lawyer Roy Cohn notes that
"Edward Weisl, Sr., the Democratic power broker who was to become President
Johnson's chief confidant, poured out an earful of venom against Supreme
Court Justice William O. Douglas, who had voted against Paramount Pictures
in a major anti-trust case. Weisl, a good friend of Paramount's president
Barney Balaban [also Jewish], had gone to Douglas to ask for his vote.
He thought he had every right to do this because he was one of Douglas's
closest pals. As Weisel put it to me: 'We got him in as head of the Security
Exchange Commission, we put him over the rim for the Supreme Court
nomination with FDR when there were five other people ahead of him,
we made the bastard. And now we ask him for something like this,
something perfectly proper, and he tells us to drop dead.'" [ZION, S.,
1988, p. 22-23]
Margery Tabankin, also Jewish, headed the "powerful Hollywood Women's Political Committee" and "ruled the glittering world of left-liberal political fundraising in Tinseltown" till 1997 when she took over the reins of Steven Spielberg's $55 million Spielberg Foundation. "She also heads the Barbard Streisand Foundation." [FORWARD, 1-5-01]
In 2001, Mother Jones magazine listed the top 400 individual contributors to political [Democratic and Republican] campaigns. [MOTHER JONES, MAY 2001] These are the people who seek to influence the American political process by economic means. Although Jews represent merely 2.5% of the American population, at least 41 (and quite likely a few more) of the first 100 people listed were Jewish, including four of the top five. Of these first four, three are noted as having strong ties to Israel:
#1 was S. Daniel Abraham, former mogul of Slim Fast Foods, who "has spent most of
his political and charitable energies in the last decade supporting Israel and the troubled
Middle East peace process. He has helped fund Birthright Israel, a program which
sponsors tours of Israel for young American Jews." Abraham contributed $1,518,500
to the Democratic Party.
#2 was Bernard Schwartz, CEO of Loral Space and Communications, a defense
contractor moving more and more into the telecommunications industry. Schwartz
donated $1,317,000 to the Democratic Party.
# 3 was David Gilo, head of the wireless communications company, Vyyo. Gilo
was born in Israel and "emigrated to the United States in 1982, retaining dual
citizenship." Gilo contributed $1,311,000 to the Democratic Party.
#5 was Haim Saban, who is also immigrant from Israel.
More Jews on the list of the nation's biggest economic string-pullers include:
9. Constance Milstein -- "born to one of New York's most prominent real estate families."
14. David Shimon -- "California's leading contributor to state campaigns"
18. Walter Shorenstein -- "... controls 25 percent of [San Francisco's] downtown."
19. Steven Kirsch -- founded computer company Infoseek
20. David Steiner -- New Jersey-based real estate mogul and former president of the Israeli lobby, AIPAC. He had to resign from that position when he was tape recorded boasting "about his political sway, saying he had 'cut a deal' with the Bush administration to give more aid to Israel. He had arranged for 'almost a billion dollars in other goodies,' he added and was 'negotiating' with the incoming Clinton administration over appointing a Secretary of State who was pro-Israel. 'We have a dozen people in his [Clinton's] headquarters,' Steiner bragged, 'and they are all going to get big jobs.'"
23. Sam Fox -- "He and his wife are particularly active in promoting the views of Jewish Republicans. Marilyn Fox was the first woman president of the Jewish Community Centers Association in its 112 year history, and her husband is chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The RJC supports a strong Israel ... Fox is one of eight leaders of the RJC on the Mother Jones 400. Others include Laurence Kadish ..., Max M. Fisher ..., John Price ..., Earle I. Mack ..., Clifford Sobel ..., Lewis M. Eisenberg ..., and David M. Flaum."
37. Philip Levine -- president of Onboard Media
38. Lawrence Kadish -- "has been topping lists of Republican donors since George H. W. Bush was president. A real estate investor in New York and Florida, Kadish has long worked to build ties between the Republican Party and American Jews. He is chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition ... The group has supported a hard-line approach to negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, criticizing President Clinton for 'appeasing Chairman Arafat' instead of requiring 'responsibility and compliance from the Palestinian Authority.' Allied with Israel's Likud government, the group supported the construction of the controveresial Har Homa settlement in East Jerusalem, over Palestinian objections that the project jeopardized the peace process. It also supports continued American military support of Israel, including a recent project to build an anti-ballistic missile system. On the domestic front, the RJC supports school choice and voucher initiatives, saying they help curb the 'risk of assimilation' for some Jews living in the United States."
39. Jeffrey Levy-Hinte -- heads an independent film production company, Post 391
41. Alfred Lerner -- ranked by Forbes as the 51st richest American. He is the chairman and CEO of MBNA, the giant credit-card company
42. David Saperstein -- "the biggest stockholder in Westwood One, the nation's largest radio network."
50. S. Donald Sussman -- "president of hedge fund Paloma Partners ... He also sits on the board of governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science [in Israel]."
51. David Koch -- "Koch Industries, a conglomerate with major oil and gas holdings, is the second-largest privately-held company in the United States. It is also the recipient of the largest civil fine ever imposed on a corporation for violating federal environmental laws."
54. Marc Nathanson -- appointed twice by Bill Clinton "as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other federal broadcasting services."
56. Meyer Berman -- a stock trader
57. John Price -- real estate mogul, head of Utah-based JP Realty
58. Jeffrey Katzenberg -- Hollywood mogul, one of the heads of Dreamworks
59. Jonathan Tisch -- He "brought a torrent of bad press to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. As CEO of the Loews Hotel chain, Tisch was fighting to stop a union drive among 300 housekeepers and other service workers at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica, where delegates were scheduled to stay. Loews, as it turned out, ws also a major contributor to an effort to kill a labor-backed living-wage measure in Santa Monica and replace it with a business friendly intiative.
60. Harold Snyder -- pharmaceutical mogul; member of the Board of Directors of Teva, an Israeli company
61. Michael King -- heads, with his brother Roger, King World Productions, "one of the most powerful firms in television syndication."
63. Marvin Davis -- a billionaire who made his fortune, initially, in real estate. Former owner of 20th Century Fox.
65. Louis Weisbach -- head of Halo Branded Solutions
66. Alan Solomont -- nursing home mogul and once finance chair of the Democratic National Committee
68. Leonard Lauder
70. Max Fisher
71. Bernard Bergreen -- acting head of Gilman Paper, "the largest privately-owned paper company in the United States."
74. Denise Rich -- ex-wife of criminal fugitive Marc Rich, the most controversial of President Bill Clinton's executive pardons.
75. Bren Simon -- his family's Simon Property Group is "the nation's largest mall owner in the United States."
79. Samuel Heyman -- "His manufacturing firm, GAF Corporation, spent at least $7 milion on lobbyists since 1997."
84. Gary Winnick -- worth $3.2 billion. Heads telecommunications company Global Crossing.
86. Norman Pattiz -- "Founder and chairman of radio giant Westwood One."
87. Eve Weinstein -- wife of Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Miramax Films.
88. Bernard Marcus -- co-founder of Home Depot. "Marcus is also attempting to alter politics in the Middle East through a think tank he chairs called Israel Democracy Institute ... Marcus is also working to link the Israeli economy to his home state ... [T]he hardware mogul has helped persuade state officials to offer ... Israeli firms incentives to relocate in Georgia."
89. Lew Wasserman -- popularly known as the "Godfather of Hollywood .. He sits on the board of advisors for the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation with the [Jewish] DreamWorks triumverate of Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, andSteven Spielberg."
93. Frederic Mack -- "Like his brother Earle, Frederic Mack has long shown an abiding interest in U.S. relations with Israel ... MAck is currrently on the national board of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the nation's largest and most influential pro-Israel lobby. He also chairs the board of AIPAC's Northeast chapter, and sits on the board of the New York Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Israel Policy Forum."
97. Ira Lipman -- is "the owner of one of the nation's largest security firms" -- Guardsmark, "which now boasts offices in more than 400 cities in the United States and Canada."
100. Irwin Jacobs -- founder of Qualcomm, Inc., "the telecommunications company that has grown to $3.3 billion in annual revenues."
Incredibly, in 1995, the American Congress even awarded Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, head of the Chabad Orthodox movement, the Congressional Gold Medal, "the country's highest civilian honor." Chabad is arguably a kind of Jewish Ku Klux Klan. [Click here for citations from another chapter about Schneerson's and Chabad's principles of racism] [Also, click here, for an emailed moral indictment of Chabad by Jewish scholar Michael Samuel] U. S. Senators and "more than 20 ambassadors and othe embassy officials" attended the dinner honoring Schneerson. [BATOG, J., 7-3-95, p. 4] Why was such a racist heralded by Congress? "Rabbi Schneerson," explained the Baltimore Jewish Times,
"was the first religious figure to get the coveted medal, which was approved
by Congress last October. More than a year of intensive lobbying by Chabad
forces generated some 225 House co-sponsors of the authorizing legislation.
Copies of the gold medal -- which was underwritten by donations from admirers
of Rabbi Schneerson -- are being sold by the Treasury Department. According to
Washington sources, that could be a big moneymaker for the federal government."
[BESSER, J., 6-30-95, p. 32]
(In this genre of political influence, Jewish alcohol mogul Lewis Rosentiel's heavy lobbying worked to get Congress to pass the "Forand Bill, named after the Congressman of that name, freeing liquor companies from punitive tax on stored whisky for a dozen extra years -- ample time to dispose of thier stocks. For Roesentiel it meant bonanza as well as salvation. The bill saved the company between $40 and $50 million, and the value of Schenley [Rosentiels' firm] stock soared by $33 million in a single day." [SUMMERS, A., 1993, p. 252] (One of Rosentiel's ex-wives, Susan, even alleged that Rosentiel later once paid president Lyndon Johnson half a million dollars and "a large sum of money" went to Emanuel Celler, Chariman of the House Judiciary Committee). [SUMMERS, A., 1993, p. 252]
Likewise, Jewish billionaire Gary Winnick's contribution of over a million dollars to the Bill Clinton presidential library netted him a $400 million military defense contract for his company Global Crossing. "Global Crossing's rivals," notes journalist Joseph Perkins, "including AT&T, Qwest Communications, Sprint and Worldcom, protested that the Clinton administration rigged the bidding process to favor Winnick's company." The then-head of the Democratic National Party, Terry McAuliffe, also "got rich off of Global Crossing, parlaying a $100,000 investment in the telecommunications company into $18 million in a little more than a year's time." [PERKINS, J., 2-8-02]
There are apparently even special rules for bending American law when Israel is concerned. Yitz Greenberg recalls
"From the age of about the age of 12 on, I went out with Jewish National Fund
boxes into the Brooklyn subways to collect money for Israel ... My older brother
had an old broken down car that he used to transport the boxes from our local
branch to the main office. One day he parked his car in a no parking zone to deliver
the money and got a parking ticket. The price of the ticket could have broken the
back of the organization. Besides that my brother was very headstrong; fighting that
ticket was a matter of principle. At the traffic court, everyone was 'guilty, guilty,' no
matter what they said. When it was his turn, he said, "Well, I had these boxes to
deliver and so I had to park.' 'What boxes were they?' asked the judge. 'Those were
JNF boxes,' he answered. 'It's a good cause.' 'Not guilty,' the judge said. Back at the
office, no one believed my brother. They called up the traffic court. It turned out that
the judge was Manuel Rothenberg, president of the Jewish National Fund."
[FROMMER, M., FROMMER, H., 2001]
In Brooklyn, New York, noted Jonathan Reider in 1985,
"Despite the leavening of Italian names, the officeholders and precinct captains
[in the Democratic Party] are overwhelmingly Jewish, including in 1984
Councilman Herbert Berman, State Senator Howard Babbush, and
Assemblyman Stanley Fink. A model of machine politics, the [Jefferson
Democratic ] club handles the problems of its constituents on biweekly club
nights, uses the power of patronage to extract favors from its standing army of
precinct captains, and cultivates influence through interlocking positions on the
boards of synagogues and civic groups and the local school board." [REIDER, J.,
1985, p. 51-52]
(In 2001, Tom Hayden, left-wing darling of progressive causes, former California state representative, and ex-husband of Jane Fonda, was defeated in a bid for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council. He lost to a Jewish opponent, Jack Weiss, "a former prosecutor who has never held an elected office." As the Los Angeles Times discretely noted about the election, "A Midwestern Catholic, Hayden ... faced a subtle challenge in a district known for electing Jewish community activists as leaders.") [FOX, S., 6-17-01]
"stepped in and recommended that the certificate [to build] be okayed ...
[JAFFE/SHERWOOD, 1994, p. 158] ... Cohen, the former Boy Banker, had
built his real esate empire with Marion Barry's help. The mayor had given his friend
sweet-heart government leases and an $11-million city loan to prop up the grandiose
Shaw redevelopment project. Cohen had repaid Barry with a pipeline into Jewish
campaign contributions and a secret piece of a real estate deal in Nantucket ...
[JAFFE/SHERWOOD, 1994, p. 305-306] Cohen says that he vascillated
over the deal but he eventually agreed to make Barry a 10 percent partner
in the $1 million building for the sake of Barry's son Christopher. Cohen
then created a dummy corporation to hide Barry's stake. Four months later,
on December 2, 1985, the mayor sent city councilman David Clarke a bill
that would float $9 million in tax-exempt bonds for Cohen to use in the
renovation of the Manhattan Laundry, a sturdy structure that Cohen wanted
to turn into offices for himself. The bond passed, and once again the city
picked up Jeffrey Cohen's tab." [JAFFE/SHERWOOD, 1994, p. 179-180]
(In a broader political sense, "Cohen's key to Republican power came through his association with E. Bob Wallach, a San Francisco lawyer who was an old friend of Ronald Reagan official [Ed] Meese's. Wallach would eventually be indicted in the Wedtech military contracting scandal and smear Meese in the process, but in 1985 he was Cohen's conduit to raw power. In a complex web that developed during the early 1980s, Wallach invested in Cohen's Washington real estate deals; Cohen helped get bank loans for Meese; and Meese gave Cohen and Barry entree into the White House.") [JAFFE/SHERWOOD, 1994, p. 161-162]
Jewish/Israeli influence in the Black community was also noted by the Jerusalem Post in 1996, in a piece headlined "The Israeli "Secret" Diplomacy Inside the Afro-American Community." As the Post observes:
"When H. Carl McCall, the [New York] state comptroller and a Democratic
candidate for governor of New York, visited Israel for three days last week,
he insisted that it was an official state visit to allow him to inspect Israeli
investments financed with the New York State pension fund. Even though
Mr. McCall acknowledged that the trip could benefit his bid for governor,
he said it would be paid for mostly by the state pension fund, rather than
by his campaign. Yesterday, Mr. McCall's campaign acknowledged the
existence of a photograph from that trip taken of the comptroller with
a cocked M-16 held to his shoulder, conducting shooting practice at
what his aides said was an antiterrorist camp at an undisclosed location
in Israel." [NAGOURNEY, A., 3-12-02]
In 2001, after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, even Al Sharpton, the controversial African-American religious leader who had long been at odds with Jewish organizations, visited Israel. As Rabbi Shmuley Boteach explained, Sharpton was known as "someone who was antagonistic to the Jewish community. But I think anyone who knew him privately, Rabbi Schneier, myself, [knew] that was clearly not the case ... After September 11 ... he said to me that he wanted to make a bold gesture of reconciliation to the Jewish community ... I hope that all my Jewish brothers and sisters will extend not just an olive branch, but a warm hand of familial friendship, seeing Rev. Sharpton as a friend of the Jewish community, as a friend of the State of Israel." [FORWARD, 10-26-01] The Village Voice also notes that Sharpton has also been courted by Jewish New York mayoral candidate Mark Green who "took Sharpton and his wife to the opening of a performance of Judgment at Nuremberg, a Broadway play about the Holocaust. At the same time Green was trying to kosher Sharpton, he was riding his coattails to popularity in the African American community." [NOEL, P. 10-22-01]
Linda Chavez is married to Chris Gersten, former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition). [BESSER, J., 1-5-01]
With expanding Hispanic populations in Los Angeles, New York, and Florida (areas heavily populated with Jews), and rising Hispanic political power, Jewish attention in recent years has been shifting towards "coaltion building" also with Hispanics. This is despite the fact that Jews and Hispanics have little in common: Hispanics tend to be ardently Catholic and many are impoverished. Jews are the most affluent ethnic group in America, and dominant in the California garment factories that tend to hire Hispanic workers at low wages. But, as the (Jewish) Forward noted in 2001:
"In the current Los Angeles mayor's race, Jews and Hispanics appear to be
backing the same candidate, Antonio Villaraigosa, a former speaker of the
state assembly, over his white opponent, former City Attorney James Hahn ...
'I've always chided the pro-Israel leadership for not taking Hispanic leaders
to Israel the way they do with blacks," said Linda Chavez, a conservative
political thinker who was President Bush's first nominee for seceretary of
labor. Such trips have in fact begun. Mr. Villaraigosa, the L. A. mayoral
contender, visited Israel in 1999 with other Latino leaders on an ADL-
sponsored trip. 'On Israel Independence Day he talked about how that
impacted him," said the ADL's Mr. Lehrer." [DONADIO, R., 5-11-01]
On May 31, 2001, during the last Los Angeles mayoral debate, KNX radio reporter Frank Mottek challenged Villaraigosa about his former secessionist ideology. The candidate did not respond directly to the question, however, but shielded himself with platitudes and his strong Jewish connections:
MOTTEK: "It has been reported Mr. Villaraigosa that when you were at UCLA
you were active in a Latino rights group which among other things says in its
constitution that it is in favor of forming a separate republic in the Southwest United
States. Do you hold the beliefs of that organization as your own and do you still support the
group and what do you tell kids that see this kind of stuff on the Internet?"
VILLARAIGOSA: "I say that we have to do everything to combat hate and ignorance.
I say that we need to do what the [Simon Wiesenthal] Museum of Tolerance has done.
I know, because later in June I'm going to be honored by the Museum of Tolerance.
I put together over the last six years more than 18 million dollars for this museum. I
put money for this museum. That amount of money is unprecedented in the history
of this state. I put money together for this museum because I agree with the Rabbis
who work here. Rabbi May, Rabbi Cooper. I supported this museum because they
have the tools for tolerance program in our schools and in our police department. I'd
like to get the person that worked on that Website in one of those programs so that
we can teach them the need to come together and not vilify one another. I'm proud
of the fact that this is a great country. This is a country of opportunity and this is
also a country of free speech. So I honor his right to free speech, I just hope that
he works on the tolerance." [MOTTEK, F., 5-31-01]
In March 2002, New York politician David Weprin made the news when he -- ardent activist for Jewish causes (his mother is a Jew from Cuba) -- decided to spread his influence and seek membership in the the New York City Council's Black and Hispanic Caucus. Some of the members of this minority coalition rebuffed him. "The Weprin name is synonymous with Jewish affairs as it is with Queen politics ... Even if the Hollis Democrat [Weprin] has not identified as much with Hispanic causes," editorialized Newsday in support of his admission, "he is emblematic of a city in which many people claim multiple heritage." [NEWSDAY, 3-4-02]
Incredibly, Weprin, Jewish activist reinvented politically as Hispanic, had made the news on behalf of far-right Zionist causes just a few weeks earlier. As the Jewish Forward reported
"A freshman New York City councilman is winning some powerful
endorsements for his proposal to name a street in his native Queens after
slain Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavim 'Gandhi' Ze'evi, who had urged
the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The
proposal by Democrat David Weprin, who chairs the City Council's
powerful finance committeee, has won the endorsement of [Jewish]
State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn, as well as Rabbi Avi
Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in the Bronx ... The enthusiasm
of some mainstream Jewish organizations for the street-naming proposal
may be the latest sign of what communal leaders say is a new era
in which it is no longer verboten for American Jews to discuss, or in some
cases prokmote , Ze'evi's platform of 'transfer.' The term 'transfer' has
come to refer to the mass removal of Palestinians from the West Bank
and Gaza to other Arab countries by means that Ze'evi himself was often
vague about. Most mainstream Jewish groups, from left to right, historically
have rejected the doctrine as immoral." [CATTAN, N., 1-25-02]
The Jewish lobbying of American politicans towards Zionism and Israel is broad. In 2001, for example, mayor Ralph Appezzato of Alameda (near San Francisco) was one of 46 mayors from 25 countries to attend a special conference for mayors in Jerusalem sponsored by the American Jewish Congress. Wined and dined in Israel, upon returning, noted the Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, Appezzato now "wears the Lion of Judah pinned on his lapel. He also has a mezuzah [the traditional Jewish religious artifact on doorframes], ("slanted correctly -- my Jewish friends told me"). "Because of the intifada [the Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule which had so far taken hundreds of lives]," Mayor Appezzato told reporters, "tourism is down. It's absolutely wonderful to go to all the sites and not have to fight the crowds." [GOLDSMITH, A., 5-5-01]
In 2001, Jewish mogul Michael Bloomberg was elected to be the new mayor of New York City. The New York Times noted that mayor-elect Bloomberg, current mayor Rudy Giuliani, and New York governor George Pataki were planning a visit to Israel together on Bloomberg's private jet. "Their schedule," noted the Times, "would include visiting the sites in Israel that were recently attacked by suicide bombers, laying wreaths and meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other officials." "It is an appropriate time to show the people of Israel that our prayers are with them," said Bloomberg. "It is an important trip, it is a brief trip, but when you really care you fit things in." "Events this week require that I be in Israel," said Governor Pataki. [STEINHAUER, J., 12-5-01] In February 2002, New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was awarded the "Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award" by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. "There is a very strong connection between Israel and the United States that's even deeper than the blood lines, " he told the Jewish dinner crowd, "The actual strength and depth of our connection is very simple: We're democracies." [DE VALLE, E., 2-11-2002]
In 2002, the Jewish-dominated New York City City Council decided it was an international body when it drafted a proposal "for the removal of the PLO from New York" (the United Nations offices are located in that city) but the State Department intervened to complain that "its passage could complicate cease-fire efforts in the Middle East." [RADLER, M., 4-25-2002]
Jewish scholar Seymour Lipset notes that, despite popular Jewish convictions of rampant anti-Semitism around them,
How about Jewish political prominence in San Francisco?
Not far from San Francisco, in 1998, in a celebration of Israel's 50th anniversary, a San Francisco Jewish ethnic newspaper noted that "costumed volunteers from Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, representing great 20th century Israeli leaders, will greet the crowd. Mayors Judy Nadler of Santa Clara, Donald Wolf of Saratoga and Ralph Faravelli of Mountain View, plus Santa Clara County Supervisor Joseph Simitian and Mountain View Councilmember Joseph Kleitman will head a ceremony introduced by Jewish community leader Dr. Steve Green." [JEWISH BULLETIN, 6-5-98]
How about non-Jewish, arch-conservative Republican senator Jesse Helms, from North Carolina? How was he conquered for the Zionist cause? Zionist journalist Sidney Zion tells the story of (infamous Jewish attorney, friend of mobsters, and political activist) Roy Cohn's dragging of Helms onto the Zionist bandwagon:
"Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina was the premier target of the Jewish lobby
in his bid for re-election in 1984. It wasn't just that his voting record on Israel was
terrible; the big thing was that Helms was in line to head up the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee. Jewish money was flowing into the coffers of his opponent,
the incumbent Governor James B. Hunt, and the election was attracting nationwide
media coverage, particularly in New York. It looked like a toss-up, and Helms
was very nervous indeed. What to do? Call Roy Cohn.
Roy held a party for Helms, with a guest list made up of some of the richest
Jews in New York plus a few wealthy goyim, who were either pro-Israel
out of conviction or out of friendship with Cohn. That anybody in the city
would show up at a bash for Helms was an act of friendship for Roy. Helms
was being portrayed as practically the reincarnation of the Third Reich.
When I got word about this party, I was appalled. I couldn't believe Roy
Cohn would got this far. He was pro-Israel, whatever else his madness,
he was consistently pro-Israel. How the hell could he allow his right-wing
bullshit to bring him to this?
But I'd never act moralistic with Roy Cohn.
All I said was: 'How'd that Jesse Helms fund-raiser go?'
'It wasn't a fund-raiser.'
'Roy,' I said, 'I know you held a fucking fund-raiser for Jesse Helms.'
'It wasn't that at all,' he said. 'It was interferon.'
'Inteferon. To stop the flow of pro-Israeli money to Hunt. That's what it
what it was about. We didn't ask anybody for a dime. We told them we
we didn't want their money. And we didn't Jesse didn't need money. He
only needed to cut off the other guy's money. Anyway it would have
been stupid to ask these people for campaign contributions. Let's face
it, they couldn't be caught dead backing Jesse Helms. So the cancer
'Did it work?'
'Sure. Jesse will win the election.'
'But why do you want that? You've always been for Israel.'
'Jesse Helms isn't anti-Israel,' Cohn said.
'How'd he manage to fool the world?'
'He voted against some Israeli appropriations. He votes against
appropriation bills all the time. He votes against the Arabs. He's an
old-line Republican. Tha'ts all there is to it. I know him forever, he's
not pro-Arab, he's not anti-Israel. He's for Israel.'
Several months after Helms won re-election, he went to Israel with Roy
Cohn. Within a week he was a total Israeli hawk, to the right of General
When I next saw Roy, I said, 'Well, you're the only guy I know who
cashed in markers for Israel.'
He didn't even smile. He said, 'I told you, Jesse Helms was pro-Israel.'
'But Roy, nobody knew it until you took him over there.'
'I knew it,' Roy said.
'Did he know it?'
'He knows it now.' And now Roy Cohn smiled." [ZION, S., 1988, p. 264-265]
Atlanta, Georgia? In 2001, the Atlanta Jewish Times noted the Jewish dimensions of the race for mayor:
"The vast majority of Atlanta's 86,000 Jews will not vote for mayor, since they
live outside the city limits. But they will give money, and for good reason. Many
work within the city boundaries ... The Jewish supporters who have decided [who
to vote for] are primarily aligning themselves with Pitts and Franklin [the mayoral
frontrunners]. Each has several Jews on his or her finance committee ... Dr. Larry
Cooper ... ["a major Jewish supporter"] is chairing Franklin's finance committee."
[POLLAK, S., 5-11-01]
After World War II, Jewish organizations discretely lobbied to get 100,000 European Jews to American shores. As Peter Novick describes the efforts:
"Two thirds of the million-dollar budget of the lobbying operation was underwritten
by the family of Lessing Rosenwald, the most prominent American anti-Zionist.
The goal of the campaign's initiators was to bring in 100,000 Jewish survivors.
But since it was impolitic and contrary to American tradition for legislation to
specify the religion of immigrants, and since Jews were estimated to comprise
25% of all DPs [displaced persons], they pressed for a law that would bring
in a total of 400,000 DPs over four years. To this end, the Citizens' Committee
on Displaced Persons was established -- ostensibly nondenomenational, but
in fact largely funded and staffed by Jews ... The CCDP ... systematically
downplayed the presence of Jews among the DPs ... [NOVICK, P., 1999, p. 81-82]
... In late 1948 a Jewish journalist charged in the New York Post that a high
proportion of non-Jewish DPs were Nazi collaborators. The allegation was
denounced in the Jesuit magazine America as 'anti-Christianism' quite
comparable to ... anti-Semitism.' An open breach between Jewish and
Christian groups was only narrowly averted." [NOVICK, P., 1999, p. 89]
In 2002, Iraq's deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, publicly complained about the U.N.'s handling of its planned investigation of an alleged Israeli massacre of Palestinians in the West Bank town of Jenin. Israel refused to cooperate. As London'sGuardian observed:
"[Iraq] accused the United Nations of double standards yesterday for imposing
sanctions on Baghdad for 11 years, but failing to take any action against Israel
for blocking a fact-finding inquiry into military action at the Jenin refugee camp ...
[Iraqi official] Aziz said [the U.N.'s] handling of the Jenin fact-finding issue
was proof of double standards, arguing that while the UN stood firm [under
U.S. pressure] on its resolutions on Iraq, it had done little in the face of Israel's
resistance to security council resolutions, even those supported by the U.S."
[MACASKILL, E., 5-2-02]
Jewish and Zionist interests are also increasingly molded into the U.S. government via the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL -- founded in the early 20th century to diffuse hostility towards Jews and, later, to also promote Israeli interests -- today functions as a kind of private ethnic police agency. The ADL, accused by some critics as having links to Israeli's Mossad spy agency, has for decades morphed into various U.S. police and security organizations, providing spy information about what it defines as "hate" groups (those deemed "anti-Semitic" are of course the most important to them). [The ADL was caught spying, on the full political spectrum of political organizations -- many critical of Israel -- in the early 1990s -- See the Anti-Semitism
chapter]. With a yearly budget of nearly $50 million, it also provides indoctrination to its own interpretations of ethnic, religious, and racial "tolerance" (Any of the many, many racist and chauvinistic expressions of Jewish and Israeli intolerance are NEVER part of the curriculum).
In February 2002 the Los Angeles Times reported that the ADL had "announced a new partership with law enforcement agencies to help deal with hate crimes and extremists ... For much of its history, officials said, the Anti-Defamation League has worked with law enforcement to combat bias and hate crimes, but the creation of the committee formalizes this relationship and brings more agencies together ... Law enforcement groups [involved in the ADL closure] include the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles police, the Highway Patrol, the FBI, the state attorney general's office and agencies from Bakersfield, Palm Springs, Pasadena, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara." Also, that same month, the Jewish Bulletin noted that "the [San Francisco-based] Anti-Defamation League has been working with local and federal law enforcement in Salt Lake City to monitor extremist activity at the Winter Olympics." [GOLDSMITH, A., ADL WORKING, 2-2002] In other words, a private Judeo-centric, pro-Israel propaganda organization has become institutionalized as an active, formalized part of the American law and security system.
Ironically, the ADL's record with the U.S. government has not necessarily been stellar. Jewish Hollywood mogul Dore Schary -- national chairman of the ADL from 1963-69 -- was, for example, noted in FBI reports as a "strong communist sympathizer." [WILCOX, L., 1999, p. 61, 62] "Ironically," notes Laird Wilcox,
"FBI records reveal that Dore Schary was not the only ADL operative whose
alleged communist 'links and ties' caught the FBI's attention. Other references
are made in FBI internal documents to David Edelsburg, director of the ADL's
Washington office, as a member of the National Lawyers Guild. A reference to
Gilbert J. Balkin, director of the Florida Regional Office of the ADL, and his
wife Revy, alluded to 'links and ties' with the Council for American-Soviet
Friendship and the Southern Conference for Human Welfare and noted that
they are 'alleged communist front organizations.' It also noted that Revy
Balkin was editor of a monthly newspaper called the Miami Beacon that 'was
always in accord with the Communist Party line." [WILCOX, L., 1999,
(As Wilcox underscores, even if such alleged ADL communist links were circumstantial, this is the methodology used very often by the great Jewish organization itself against those it singles out as having associated with "racists," "Nazis," "anti-Semites," etc.)
In 2001 the Jewish Forward also has noted the implications of Jewish voting power:
"The available evidence on Jewish voting patterns, when examined closely,
shows that the Jewish community is in fact an extremely potent political
force in the United States and will remain so for years to come ... Jews are
strategically located in the places that make the most difference on Election
Day ... Jews are concentrated and communally active in all [the "swing states"],
especially Florida, Pennsylvania and California. This has been true for
decades, even if it did not get national attention until November 2000,
when Mr. Bush, by some interpretations, won his presidency thanks to
thousands of Florida Jews who unwittingly cast their votes for Pat
Buchanon ... True, a majority of Jews vote Democratic. However, a study
of Jewish voting habits during the past century shows that enough Jewish
vogters -- some 30% -- will switch parties to punish a candidate who takes
positions they dislike. In states such as Florida and California, in which
Jews number 4% to 6% of the electorate, a 30% swing can tip the scales
in a close election ... In 1972, for example, when Jewish support for the
Democrats was at record highs, the party's candidate was the liberal
isolationist George McGovern. So controversial was Mr. McGovern's
stand on the Middle East that Israel's ambassador in Washington at the
time, Yitzhak Rabin, went public with his preference for Richard Nixon.
In that election, 16% of the Jewish vote shifted away from the Democrats.
An even greater Jewish exodus accompanied the 1980 re-election bid of
President Carter, just months after his administration voted for an
anti-Israel resolution in the United Nations Security Council. In both
case, the defecting Jewish votes made up a significant portion of the
Republican victory margin ... What all this means is that the Jewish vote
countes. While most Jews will not base their votes on the issue of Israel
alone, if at all, a large portion apparently will switch parties when a
candidate seems threatening to the Jewish state ... Thus, Jewish communal
identity remains politically potent. If the strident pro-Israel stances taken
in the most recent presidential election are any indication, the politicians --
if not the rabbis -- have already figured this out." [HELMREICH, J., 4-6-01]
Dorothy Kearns Goodwin's book about the Roosevelts notes the intensity of the Eleanor Roosevelt-Joe Lash (under investigation for communist activity) relationship like this:
"Although public concerns dominated the thoughts and activities of the president and
the first lady in the early months of 1942 ... Eleanor seemed obsessed by her
relationship with Joe Lash; and the president, as always, seemed to be removed from
everybody, in spite of his ever-tolerant, ever-cheerful manner." [GOODWIN, D.K.,
1995, p. 334] ... On the third floor of the White House, Eleanor set aside a room for
Lash to use whenever he was on leave [from the army]. On her desk she placed an
enlarged photo of Lash. 'I want to be able to look at you all the time,' she explained. In
addition, Eleanor told Joe to call her collect at the White House whenever the president
was away at Hyde Park, and to 'know that her love was there for him always. No other
engagement can't be given up, if there is a chance to see you!' ... In the White House,
Eleanor waited anxiously for his letters and calls. 'Your telegram came,' he happily
noted. 'I could have kissed the telegram. I was so glad to have word from you.'
[GOODWIN, D.K., 1995, p. 337] Eleanor was not the central person in Joe's life that
spring, however. For more than a year, he had been involved with a fellow worker at the
International Student Center. Trude Pratt. The situation was complicated, since Trude
was still married to Eliot Pratt, a wealthy man who was threatening to keep the children if
she divorced him ... Eleanor had promised Lash before he went into the army that she
would give up any other engagement if she had a chance to see him. Despite the
pressure of an almost inhuman schedule, she kept her promise. No sooner was Lash transferred to weather-forecasting school at Chanute Field than Eleanor journeyed to
Urbana, Illinois, to see him ... Three weeks later, Eleanor joined Joe Lash again, this
time at the Hotel Blackstone in Chicago. Here, too, they stayed in Eleanor's room most
of the day. In the afternoon, they went out for a walk; in the evening, Lash was so
drowsy that he fell asleep on the bed while Eleanor stroked his forehead. 'I loved just
sitting near you while you slept ...,' Eleanor later wrote. But the pleasures Eleanor
derived from her time with Lash were quickly dispelled when she was told by a hotel
employee that her room had been bugged. For weeks, it turned out, Lash had been
under surveillance by the army's Counter-Intelligence Corps. Mistakingy convinced that
he was part a communist conspiracy, the CIC had been reading his mail and trailing
him wherever he went. When the first lady's telegram arrived, inviting him to join her
at the Hotel Blackstone, the CIC bugged her room. Apparently unconcerned about the
impropriety of spending two weekends in adjoining rooms with a young serviceman,
Eleanor went to see Hopkins as soon as she returned and pleaded with him to find out
what was going on. Hopkins took the matter to General Marshall, who confirmed that
Mrs. Roosevelt's room had indeed been bugged. When the president learned that army
agents had put his wife under surveillance without presidential authorization, he was
furious. Moving quickly to take action against everyone responsible, he ordered an
immediate shake-up of the army's intelligence operations, including the disbanding
of the CIC. In addition, military orders were drawn up to send Lash overseas, along
with his entire group of weather forecasters." [GOODWIN, D. K., 1995, p. 420]
As Jewish author James Yaffe noted in 1968, "Many Jews go to work for the government. Though it is impossible to determine to what extent they are actually making policy, they do have key positions in all the departments of the cabinet, even the formerly sacrosanct State Department." [YAFFE, J. 1968, p. 224]
Johnson's Republican nemesis for the presidential election in 1964 was Arizona senator Barry Goldwater (ancestor's name: Goldwasser), whose father was Jewish. Goldwater never forgegrounded a Jewish identity and was known as an Episcopalian:
"The Senator had gotten his start in Arizona politics in 1949 when Harry
Rosenzweig, son of a pioneer Phoenix jeweler, persuaded him to run for
the Phoenix City Council on a better government ticket. Both were elected.
The Senator readily admits that he learned his politics at the knee of his uncle
Morris [Goldwater]. Morris, Mayor of Prescott [Arizona] for twenty-two years,
was a Democrat ... After Barry Goldwater's [non-Jewish] wife Peggy died, the
Senator remarried in 1992. Harry Rosenzweig, Barry's life-long personal and
political friend, remarked with a smile, 'Susan Wechsler is a very nice Jewish
woman.'" [SOUTHWEST JEWISH ARCHIVES, Spring 1993]
In 2001, the New Jersey Jewish News reviewed a biography (entitled "Wild Man: The Life and TImes of Daniel Ellsberg") about Daniel Ellsberg (the man who leaked the infamous "Pentagon Papers" about the Vietnam War during the President Richard Nixon administration). Ellsberg's parents were both Jewish. "Richard Nixon roundly cursed Ellsberg," notes the News,
"but Nixon on this occasion didn't invoke any anti-Semitic slurs. Ellsberg, it
seems, just wasn't Jewish enough to provoke that sort of name-calling. Yet the
un-Jewish character of the Ellsberg affair is all the more remarkable for the
extraordinary number of Jews involved in the case. How often have so many
disparate American Jews taken center stage in a national event? To name just a
few, we have Leslie Gelb, the chief author of the Pentagon Papers; Henry
Kissinger, Nixon's national security adviser and Ellsberg's former Harvard
colleague; Leonard Weinglass and William Kunstler, two of Ellsberg's attorneys;
Max Frankel and Arthur O. Sulzberger of the New York Times, which first
published the secret papers; Sidney Zion, the maverick reporter who named
Ellsberg as the leaker; Seymour Hirsh, the investigative journalist and one of
Ellsberg's close friends; Barbara Streisand, who sang to raise money for
Ellsbeg's legal defense front; Louis Marx, the toy tycoon and Ellsberg's
father-in-law; Bernard Barker, the Washington burglar; Noam Chomsky,
an outspoken Ellsberg defender; and Ellsberg's countless Jewish colleagues
and acquaintances at Harvard, at the RAND corporation, in the government,
and in the anti-Vietnam War movement ... Before, during, and after the Pentagon
Papers episode, Ellsberg was an egomaniac, a narcissist, a braggart, a liar and
compulsive fantasist, a drug abuser, a negligent husband and father, indeed a
serial adulterer [and] pornography collector." [NESVISKY, M., 9/6/2001]
The fulcrum of the massive and continuous Israeli lobbying effort in Washington DC is the American Israel Public Action Committee (AIPAC). (Its original title was the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs.) [KENEN, I., 1981, p. 107] AIPAC was founded in 1953, notes Steven Siegel, when "the tension between the [Eisenhower] administration and Israeli supporters was so acute that there were rumors (unfounded as it turned out) that the administration would investigate the American Zionist Council. Therefore, an independent lobbying committtee was formed (which years later was renamed [AIPAC]." [SPIEGEL, p. 52]
As Michael Massing noted in the Los Angeles Times in 2002, during the bloody Palestinian revolt against oppressive Israeli rule and the American government's reluctance to restrain Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's vicious reprisals upon the Palestinian people:
"The American Israel Public Affairs Committee focuses on Congress. Long
regarded as one of the most effective foreign-policy lobbies in Washington,
AIPAC has an annual budget of $19.5 million, a staff of 130, and some 60,000
members. From its office near Capitol Hill, it researches issues, tracks legislation
and lobbies Congress. Most of all, it gives money--lots of it. Between 1997 and
2001, the 46 members on AIPAC's board together gave political candidates and
parties well in excess of $3 million, or an average of more than $70,000 apiece.
Many of its members give money as well. Much of this money is distributed
through a network of pro-Israel political action committees. Recipients include
many key members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, from Democratic Sens.
Barbara Boxer, Charles E. Schumer and Paul Wellstone to GOP Sens.
Christopher S. Bond, J. Dennis Hastert and Trent Lott. It is not surprising, then, that
Congress tends to go along with whatever AIPAC wants. What AIPAC wants,
meanwhile, is determined by its wealthy and powerful board of directors, which is
united in its commitment to a strong Israel and to securing unwavering U.S. support
for it. Since Sharon became prime minister, AIPAC has steadfastly backed him. With
the United States coming under strong international pressure to rein in both Israelis
and Palestinians, AIPAC has pressed the Bush administration to crack down on
Arafat--and leave Sharon alone. Thus, last fall, when U.S. Secretary of State
Colin L. Powell was preparing a new peace initiative with Zinni serving as a special
envoy, AIPAC sent a memo to its members in the field, urging them to meet with
their congressional representatives and press them to keep the administration off
Israel's back. The memo, notes a former AIPAC official, was part of 'an aggressive
campaign to get AIPAC members to call on their congressmen to put pressure on
the administration not to send Zinni to the region. Their emphasis was clearly to try
to minimize any effort by the administration to say Israel must exercise restraint.' That
effort has largely succeeded." [MASSING, M., 3-10-02]
From Israel, the Jerusalem Post ran an article in 2001 about the Jewish Americans who live there -- both Democrats and Republicans -- who are united on this fundamental pro-Israel issue:
"The local chapters of Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad
have come together with the Yisrael Ba'aliya Israel Citizen's Information
Council, a project of the immigrant party's 'Anglo Department,' in an effort to
impact American policy toward Israel ... Democrats Abroad and Republicans
Abroad, organizations whose primary role is regeistering Americans in
Israel to vote by absentee, act as vehicles for their members to express
political views and try to influence American policy ... Yisrael Ba'aliya
director-general Eli Kazhdan said ... many voters who have moved from
America ... care deeply about both Israel and America. 'We don't see it
as interfering with American policy,' Kazhdan said. "It's not politicians
who are doing this. It's grassroots people who have dual citizenship."
[HOFFMAN, G., 11-23-01]
In American, AIPAC's aim is not to let either party, Democratic or Republican, be popularly perceived as a "Jewish" party. As the Jewish Telegraphic Agency noted in 1999:
27 (pt. 2)
"The Jews have been through their traumas," a [Jewish] Democratic politican explained, "Be we have always survived. We are a separate and destined people. I have no illusion that the U.S. is paradise. America is Babylon. We must ask the question, 'Do we want death by assimilation? Do we want death by intermarriage? Or do we want to preserve our traditions?"
-- from Jonathan Reider, 1985, p. 47
was even the lawyer in 1995 for "senior Hamas official"
Moussa Mohammad Abu Marzook, who was jailed in New York
City. "All the Israeli press, " Cohen said, "wants to know how a
Jew can represent the head of Hamas. I ask them, 'How can a Jew
NOT represent the head of Hamas?'") [WALKER, R., 9-11-95]
A Jew, Robert Butkin, can even be found as the state treasurer of
Oklahoma. [SCHREINER, B., 8-16-2000]
(Even in the 1880s, when
a Jew, Simon Wolf,, was the American ambassador to Egypt,
a Jew, (Julius) Blum Pasha, was Egypt's Finance Minister!)
[PANITZ, D & E, 1957, p. 98]
ews." [DORF, BEHIND, p. 1]
In 1996, FBI agent Gary Aldrich, for five years assigned to do background
checks on White House personnel, noted that when Glickman was
nominated to be the Secretary of Agriculture:
"The FBI had yet to begin its background investigation into Congressman Glickman, but already congressmen from both parties -- including the new Republican majority stepped forward to praise him. Again, it seemed as though our investigation would be superflous ... When Glickman's case wasn't finished in the usual thirty days because of serious questions that needed answers, the White House pressured the FBI to complete the probe. One of us [FBI agents], not me, threatened to go to the Washington Post if the pressure from the White House didn't stop ... Meanwhile, the media began its own investigation and reported that there were some questions about bad checks Glickman had written on the House Bank and about dependents of Glickman using congressional credit cards. The media unearthed that Glickman, a millionaire whose wife worked for Congress as chairperson of the Arts Subcommittee, was alleged to have misused congressional funds for personal business. There was some talk of 'traffic tickets.' More shocking were reports that Glickman's administrative assistant had committed suicide, but not before accusing him, in writing, of misuse of funds. She left instructions to submit these allegations to the House Ethics Committee in the event of her death. The House Ethics Committee, however, apparently took no action. Nevertheless, the Senate -- the Republican Senate -- stood by its former congressional colleague and confirmed Glickman the day before April Fool's Day by a vote of ninety-four to zero. I felt the world had been turned upside down. I was disgusted and disheartened." [ALDRICH, G., 1996, p. 162-164].
Charlene Barshevsky -- Special Trade Representative
Cockburn noted Gottlieb as the "US official poisoner" who "for
many years, most notably in the 1950s and 1960s ... presided over
the CIA's technical services division and supervised preparation of
lethal poisons, experiments in mind control and administration of
LSD and other psycho-active drugs to unwitting subjects."
[COCKBURN, A; GOTTLIEB]
Jewish "counter-culture" publisher Paul Krassner notes also that
"Tim Leary told me about the use of acid by
Herman Kahn, director of the Hudson Institute and author of
On Thermonuclear War ... When we met, his assistant, Anthony Wiener,
was there -- he was the conduit for CIA funding of the MK-UL-TRA
project, which used LSD in behavior-modification experiments with
unaware subjects." [KRASSNER, 1993, p. 112]
(Even among those who believe that the AIDS virus was intentionally
created to harm African-Americans and gays, the central figure of
accusation rests upon Wolf Szmuness, a Jewish immigrant scientist
from Poland). [ http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~wbova/fn/earth/AIDS.htm ]
there were few Jews allowed in that department. Yet, "over the years [under
Hoover] two Jews became Assistant Directors. Jewish employees
were given days off to observe religious holidays, and Jews once
made up most of the FBI basketball team." [SUMMERS, A., 1993
the latest setback to Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to reach out to the Jewish voters, a Democratic Party leader and key Jewish adviser to her campaign was arrested this week on corruption charges. Paul Adler, the Democratic leader of Rockland County and a relator with past legal troubles, was charged Monday with public corruption, fraud, extortion and other charges linked to his real estate transactions.") [FORWARD, 9-15-00, p. 15]
[The National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party in 1990 was Monte Freidkin, later the Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council].
[TROXLER, H., 1-22-97]
Head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) through most of the 1990s and into the next millenium? Doris Meissner, "a child of German immigrants." (Elinor Caplan, head of the Immigration office up North, is Meissner's mirror in Canada). In 2000, "a three-judge panel ruled ... that [Mazer] Al-Najjer, 43, should be freed [from prison], but Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner appealed to [Attorney General Janet] Reno" to keep him imprisoned. Al-Najjer, an Arab, was accused of have links to terrorist acts against Israel and had been "jailed for more than three and a half years on the basis of secret evidence that immigration authorities refused to show him or his lawyers." [TAYLOR, M., 9-7-00, p. B1:7; LARDNER, JR., G., 12-16-00, p. 2] Reno released him.
(This situation is of course quite different from the past. When receiving an award from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, notes the Washington Post, Justice Ginsburg "noted the fear of anti-Jewish bias that Supreme Court lawyers felt some 50 years ago. The names of four Justice Department lawyers, all Jewish, are missing from a legal brief they wrote in 1948, Ginsburg said at the Feb. 18 award ceremony. The decision was made by Arnold Raum, No. 2 in the office that handles Supreme Court appeals, and himself a Jew, Ginsburg said. 'It wouldn't do, he thought, to make it so evident that the position of the United States was 'put out by a bunch of Jews,' Ginsburg said, quoting a later account.") [GEARSON, A., 2-28-02]
Under President Lyndon Johnson, Jewish Associate Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, says early AIPAC chief I. L. Kenen,
"accepted my invitation to make a speech to the national AIPAC policy conference
and he associated himself with the historic pro-Zionist declaration made by Justice
Louis D. Brandeis just fifty years before. Goldberg came under attack because
of that speech. [He listened] to a long harangue by Saudi Arabia's Baroody on
Zionism and the influence of American Jews on American political leaders." [KENEN,
I., 1981, p. 228-229]
In 1998, both current Jewish Supreme Court Justices, Breyer and Ginsburg, joined in a 6-3 ruling (a 5-4 loss if non-Jewish Justices in their stead had different views) in favor of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, one that would make
"it unlikely the pro-Israel lobby will have to disclose information about its membership
or expenditures. Six former politiicans and diplomats, all stauch critics of U. S.
Policy toward Isrel, have been seeking increased government regulation of AIPAC
... the plaintiffs have been urging the Federal Election Comission to regulate AIPAC
as a political commitee ... AIPAC ... defines itself as membership organization and
registered lobby on behalf of legislation affecting U.S.-Israel relations ... Justice
Stepehn Breyer wrote the majority opinion for the court." [KURTZMAN, D.,
Richard H. Curtiss, a former State Department officer, noted the situation in 1998:
"A large percentage of other top-echelon State Department political appointees
and ambassadors are Jewish. A U.S. ambassador who happened to be
visiting Washington in October remarked to the writer that during Rosh Hoshana,
the Jewish New Year, many State Department offices took on the forlorn,
nearly deserted visage that used to characterize the brief interval between
Christmas and New Year's day. The same was true in the White House, where
the top two foreign affairs officials, National Security Adviser Samuel Berger
and his deputy, John Steinberg, are Jewish, as is Vice President Al Gore's
national security adviser, Leon Furth. So are a lot of other White House
policymakers ... Nor is there anything particularly incongruous about the
high percentage of top Jewish officials in the Clinton White House and
foreign affairs establishment. Ins ome other government departments, the
situation differs only in the details. Ironically, Secretary Donna Shalala
of the Department of Health and Human Services is the only Arab American
in the cabinet. But according to HHS insiders, most of her second echelon
officials, all White House appointees, are Jewish. So are a remarkably high
percentage of top officials in the National Institutes of Health, which supervise
hundreds of research grants at home and abroad. At the Department of Commerce
the situation is similar, even after the resignation of Secretary of Commerce
Mickey Kantor, a long-time pro-Israel activist and Clinton's 1992 elelction
campaign manager. At the Pentagon and CIA, at political appointee levels
(in contrast to career military and CIA officers), things are not that different ...
The record of a staff meeeting at Secretary Robert Rubin's Treasury
Department early in the second Clinton administration shows that when
top echelon leaders were discussing the best times to make announcements
the Treasury does not want the American public to notice, one official
said, 'The time to do it is Christmas or Easter, since those are the two biggest
holidays.' The 'they' the official was speaking about in the apparently all-Jewish
meeting were the 90 to 95 perecent of US taxpayers who are of Christian
heritage but who, in the Clinton administration, are so dramatically
under-represented in top foreign policymaking positions."
[CURTISS, R.H., 2-28-98, p. 28]
"There is also a sizeable contingent of Jewish women," noted the Jerusalem Report in 1998, "many of whom started out with a Hillary [Clinton] connection, in the most senior echelons of the White House, including Communications Director Ann Lewis, White House Director of Public Policy Maria Echaveste [who married a Jewish lawyer and converted to Judaism], and Lynn Cutler, deputy director of White House inter-governmental affairs." [GROSS, N., p. 30] Hilary's own personal staff, notes Netty Gross, "is also heavily Jewish." [GROSS, N., p. 32]
(White House FBI agent Gary Aldrich notes on one occasion what it was like decorating Hilary Clinton's White House Christmas tree, with ornaments from various artists, featuring "sex toys" and self-mutilation devices": "I couldn't believe the disrespect that these ornaments represented. Many of the artists invited to make and send something to hang on the tree must have had nothing but disgust, hatred, and disrespect for the White House and the citizens of this country, a disgust obviously encouraged by the first lady in the name of artistic freedom ... Here was another five golden rings ornament -- five gold-wrapped condoms. I threw it in the trash. There were other condom ornaments, some still in the wrapper, some not.") [ALDRICH, G., 1996, p. 105-106]
(Eizenstat is also notable for his public defense of Rabbi Irving Greenberg -- the head of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- after Greenberg faced condemnation for writing a letter to President Clinton seeking clemency for Jewish American fugitive Marc Rich. Eizenstat praised Greenberg for "embracing ... Jewishness from its assimilationist drift." After hearing Rabbi Greenberg lecture at a Jewish retreat in 1974, "the Holocaust," writes Eizenstat, something most us of us had barely thought about, became central to our lives, our understanding of Judaism and of Jewish ethics.") [EIZENSTAT, S., 4-3-01]
Hermelin died in office in 2000. He was noted in the New York Times as having been "a devoted supporter of Israel and the Jewish people," serving as Chairman of Israel's 50th Anniversary Committee, Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, and International Chairman of the State of Israel Bonds." [NEW YORK TIMES, 11-23-00, sec. 11, p. 11]
(Daniel L. Spiegel was Ambassador to U.N. from 1994-96).
The blurring of the American government into a Zionist/Israeli one is also poignantly illustrated by New Jersey governor McGreevey's selection in 2002 of an Israeli citizen, Golan Cipel, to be his "special counsel to the governor on homeland security" for $110,000 a year. Cipel, noted a New Jersey newspaper, had "limited experience in U.S. Domestic security as [the governor's] closest adviser on terrorism ... He was appointed to the newly created position without an official announcement or the extensive background checks that are routine for most top state officials ... Cipel is a former Israeli sailor" and was once "spokesman for the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan" which was "one of the Israeli government's top spokesmen in the United States." [PILLETS/RILEY, 2-2002]
(Want to donate money to Israel's army? You can and the American government will let you take a tax write-off for it.) [LIBI, 2001]
He also wrote the first policy paper for the AIPAC-linked, pro-Israel think tank -- the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. [HALSELL, G., MARCH 1993, p. 9]
was once "an accomplished fund-raiser for [Chicago] mayor Richard Daley before joining Clinton's campaign in a similar role ... He returned to Chicago in 1998, where he made millions as an investment banker." [BUCHANAN, A., 2-26-02] Emanuel's canidacy was assailed by the president of the Polish American Congress, Edward Moskal, who called him a "millionaire carpetbagger" with too strong an allegiance to Israel. "While the country's certain elements, to which he gave his allegiance," said Moskal, "defiles the Polish homeland and continues to hurl insults at the Polish people." For such true statements Moskal was decried as a bigot by local media and "Mr. Emmanuel's campaign trotted out a rainbow of religious leaders to attack what they called the infusion of bigotry and hatred into the race." Emanuel bent Moskal's complaints into the usual charge of anti-Semitism. "[Moskal's] weren't criticisms of Rahm Emanuel as an individual," Emanuel declared, "Those statements, the meaning behind those statements, were criticisms of me as a Jewish American." [WILGOREN, J., 3-6-02]
In 2002, stirring old ethnic politics, Emanuel decided to run to run for Congress from Chicago. Emmanuel, whose fundraising till of $1.5 million doubled that of his challenger, Polish-American Nancy Kaszak,
(In 2001, Raeed Tayeh, a Muslim staff member for Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, was forced to resign after writing a letter to the editor of The Hill, a Washington DC paper. Tayeh accused some Jewish senators of having dual loyalties (between Israel and America) and was bold enough to mention that he worked for Senator McKinney. [DOADIO, R., 12-7-01].
(When George Bush assumed the presidency in 2001, Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner "immediately beseeched" the new president "on his first workday as president' to "grant Pollard clemency.") [JORDAN, M., 1-26-01]
Four of the five members of the group that diverted
In December 2001, a series of Fox News TV programs noted the omnipresence of Israeli "ears" and Jewish power in shielding them from scrutiny:
"Most directory assistance calls, and virtually all call records and billing in the
U.S. are done for the phone companies by Amdocs Ltd., an Israeli-based
private telecommunications company. Amdocs has contracts with the 25
biggest phone companies in America, and more worldwide. The White House
and other secure government phone lines are protected, but it is virtually
impossible to make a call on normal phones without generating an Amdocs
record of it. In recent years, the FBI and other government agencies have
investigated Amdocs more than once. The firm has repeatedly and adamantly
denied any security breaches or wrongdoing. But sources tell Fox News
that in 1999, the super secret national security agency, headquarted in
northern Maryland, issued what's called a Top Secret sensitive
compartmentalized information report, TS/SCI, warning that records of
calls in the United States were getting into foreign hands -- in Israel, in
particular." [CAMERON, C., pt. 2, 12-14-01[
A second Fox News report notes:
"An Israeli-based company called Amdocs Ltd. ... generates the computerized
records and billing data for nearly early phone call made in America ... [A second
Israeli company, Comverse Infosys] provides wiretapping for law enforcement ...
Adding to the suspicions is the fact that in Israel, Comverse works closely with the
Israeli government, and under special programs, gets reimbursed up to 50 percent
of its research and development costs by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade.
But investigators within the DEA, INS, and FBI have all told Fox News that to
pursue or even suggest Israeli spying thorugh Comverse is considered career suicide."
[CAMERON, C., pt. 3, 12-14-01]
Cameron's reports about Israeli spying amounted to four in total. He was the first representative of a news organization to also report that scores of Israeli nationals had been rounded up after the September 11 terrorist attack.
In fact, after the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, a vast swirl of disturbing clues about Israeli spying in America began to appear -- however delicately -- in small sections of the mass media. (Most media sources -- overwhelmingly Jewish in control -- censored or ignored the stories. The Fox News articles cited above, for example, were withdrawn, with no explanation, from the company's web site within a week. Fox is owned by non-Jewish, but ardently pro-Israel, Rupert Murdoch). The well-known French magzine Le Monde, the French Online Intelligence Letter, and antiwar.com were among the very, very few in the vanguard of inquiry about Israeli spying in America. However guarded about the implications of the widening Israeli spy story, the Associated Press noted that
"Authorities have arrested and deported since early last year dozens of young
Israelis who represented themselves as art students in efforts to gain access to
restricted buildings and homes, U.S. officials said. The Israelis tried to get inside
sensitive federal office buildings and the homes of government employees, officials
said. A draft report from the Drug Enforcement Administration -- which first
characterized the activities as suspicious -- said the youths' actions 'may well be
an organized intelligence-gathering activity ... The arrests, made in an unspecified
number of major U.S. cities from California to Florida, came amid public warnings
from U.S. intelligence agencies about suspicious behavior by people posing
as Israeli art students and 'attempting to bypass facility security and enter
federal buildings ... A Justice Department official, who also asked not to be
identified, and investigators have been aware of some 'alleged linkage' between
the students and alleged espionage activities in the United States since early
2001, and said authorities have made arrests in Dallas, Chicago, San Diego
and in South Florida." [BRIDIS, T., 3-6-02, LOS ANGELES TIMES]
These "art students" supposedly had links to the Universal Art Inc. at 10873 NW 52nd St in Sunrise, Florida. Soon after their busts the Sun-Sentinal noted that "there was no sign of a company called Universal Art Inc ... No one answered the door, and several occupants had not heard of the company. The comnpany's officers, Yitzchak Shish and Chava Sagi, are not listed. The were not among those deported ..." [RAIMONDO, J., 3-8-2002]
Le Monde outlined the entire Israel spy story as it then appeared, connecting the Israeli phone companies and the vast spy network to suggest that the Israelis obviously knew of the imminent attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon but did not warn the U.S. government. (This ruthless Machiavellian attitude of course would guarantee a greater American receptivity to Israeli views and needs if America suffered a major terrorist blow). Le Monde, citing Online Intelligence Letter evidence, estimates that about 120 Israeli spies were rounded up in America, echoing on a much larger scale the results of an earlier "secret" investigation "by division 5 of the FBI regarding Israeli phone-tapping targeting the White House, the State Department and the National Security Council." Le Monde contacted Fox News three times asking for a "tape of the broadcast" by Carl Cameron but "it was never done. On February 26, Fox told our correspondent in New York that sending it posed 'a problem,' without being specific." [CYPEL, S., 3-5-02] [online at: http://www.antiwar.com/rep/lemonde1.html]
Le Monde's own investigation further revealed that
"six of the intercepted 'students' had a cellular phone bought by an Israeli
ex-vice-consul in the United States ... Five at least were intercepted in Hollywood
[Florida], and two in Fort Lauderdale. Hollywood is a town of 25,000 inhabitants
north of Miami, close to Fort Lauderdale. At least 10 of the 19 terrorists of 9/11
were residing in Florida ...
American Airlines flight number 11 ... resided all at various times in Hollywood Florida
... This convergence is, inter alia, the origin of the American conviction that one
of the tasks of the Israeli 'students' would have been to track the Al-Qaida
terrorists on their territory, without informing the federal authorities of the existence
of the plot." [CYPEL, S., 3-5-02]
Citing a classified U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report they had somehow acquired, the Online Intelligence web site names some of the captured Israeli spies: Peer Segalovitz ("military registration number 5087989"), Aran Ofek("son of a renowned two-star general in the Israeli army"), Michael Calmanovic ("headed up the team in Irving, Texas), Hanan Serfaty (headed the Israeli team in Florida), Legum Yochai (headed the Miami) operation. Spies intercepted a year ago included Yaron Ohana, Ronen Kalfon, Zeev Cohen and Naor Topaz. "The network," wrote Online Intelligence, "targeted some of the most sensitive sites in the U.S., such as Tanker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City." [RAIMONDO, J., 3-8-02] [http://www.antiwar.com/justin/justincol.html]
As Justin Raimondo notes, citing Online Intelligence material:
"It seems these 'art students' 'cultivated contacts with Israeli information
technology compnaies based in the US and serving as regular suppliers
to various U.S. federal agencies, such as Amdocs' and others. The Fox News
is cited, by Online Intelligence and Le Monde, and the former even provides
a convenient map of the Texas chapter of the 'art students' underground
appareatus, complete with not only names, but arrival dates, corporate
connections, when and where they were arrested, and their specific functions
in the Israeli military-intelligence apparatus. How much more evidence do
we need before the editorialists and the pundits start calling government
officials on their lies -- and Congres begins an investigation?"
[RAIMONDO, J., 3-8-02]
Amidst the many resultant US and Israeli government denials and cover-up about this gigantic Israeli spy story, the Intelligence Online organization's spokesman Guillaume Dasquie announced that
"It seems irresponsible for us to publish it, but if the denials go on, we could
put the report on our Internet site and in so doing possibly blacken the names
of the people most exposed ... The document we have [the DEA report] we
details not only the identities of the members of this network, but also their
activities in the Israeli army, and even their serial numbers in the intelligence
services, their passport numbers and their validity, and their visas and their
validity." [RAIMONDO, J., 3-8-02]
Then, in 2001, there is the mysterious three paragraph article from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about Robert Philip Hanssen, an American FBI agent turned Russian spy who represented "one of the worst cases of espionage in the history of the United States." The Haaretz headline proclaimed Israeli Angle in U.S. Spy Case Causes Worry in Jerusalem, and then noted that "the recent confrontation between the United States and Russia over the serious espionage case involving FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen has an Israel angle. This has been the subject of concern at the highest political and security echelons in Jerusalem in the past few days." [BENN, A., 4-4-01] The article explains nothing else at all about the dimensions of this "Israeli angle," nor has any other media source ever taken up the story.
Fox News had addressed the subject of Israeli spies in America after the September 11 terrorist attacks:
"Since September 11, more than 60 Israelis have been arrested or detained, either
under the new patriot anti-terrorist law, or for immigration violations. A handful
of active Israeli military were among those detained, according to investigators,
who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph questions when asked
about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States. There
is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9/11 attacks, but
investigators suspect that the Israelis may have gathered intelligence about
the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly placed investigator
said there are 'tie-ins' ... Numerous classified documents obtained by Fox
News indicate that even prior to September 11, as many as 140 other Israelis
had been deatined or arrested in a secretive and sprawling investigation into
suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States." [CAMERON, C.,
pt. 1, 12-14-01]
As Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, Clinton granted Deutch a full pardon,surprising the CIA even as it continued its investigation.
Another curious -- and controversial -- pardon made by Clinton as he left the White House was that of Marc Rich, a Jewish American citizen, prominent philanthropist to Israel, and "fugitive commodities trader" who fled America in the 1980s. As MSNBC (Microsoft/NBC online news) noted: "The U.S. government is aware that Rich has acted as an intermediary in negotiating the return of captured Israeli soldiers and Jewish dissidents. Several Israeli officials wrote Clinton in support of his pardon." Clinton admitted publicly that Israel had influenced him "profoundly" in the issuance of a pardon. (Rich has given between $70-80 million to Israeli charities, including $5 million to Birthright Israel, the program that seeks to strengthen Zionist ties among Jewish Americans to the Jewish state. The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency, Avner Azulay, heads Rich's charitable foundation in the Jewish state). [MSNBC, 2-15-01] Rich's ex-wife Denise has also contributed over $1 million to the Democratic Party. [MSNBC, 2-2-2001] As the Denver Post noted about the Rich controversy:
"President Clinton granted his controversial pardon to fugitive financier Marc
Rich in part because Israel's prime minister repeatedly pressed him to do so as
as a reward for Rich's clandestine services to Israeli intelligence ...
On its face,
Israeli supoport for Rich might seem curious, since Rich did extensive
business with Iran and Iraq, two of Israel's mortal enemies, in apparent
violation of U.S. law. But it turns out that Rich used his business contacts
in the Arab world to pass intelligence to Israel's foreign intelligence service,
the Mossad, and to top Israeli officials." [ENDA/KUHNHENN, 2-15-01, p. A1]
"The Marc Rich story," laments Jewish author Walter Reich, "disproves the adage that all politics are local. Here, the machinations of Jewish politics have gone national with a vengeance. The cast of characters in this squalid miniseries is -- let's face it -- overwhelmingly Jewish." [REICH, W., 2-25-01, part M, p. 5] (Reich also alludes to the many, many Jewish officials -- discussed in this work elsewhere -- who chose corruption and disgrace in lobbying Clinton for a pardon of Rich, the international fugitive).
(Clinton pardoned 140 criminals. In a review of the 32 who had their sentences commuted, at least 7 were Jewish -- 22% of the 32 -- overrepresented here by nearly 1,000 per cent per their American population presence, and an even higher percentage per their representation in American prisons.)
(In 2001, a Jewish reserve officer, Shawn Pine, charged the U. S. Army (as did Ciralsky of the CIA) with anti-Semitism. Why? Raised in America, he emigrated to Israel in the 1970s, returned to the U.S., joined the American army, and in 1995 returned to study in a Jerusalem university, working part-time again in the Israel Defense Forces. Stripped of his high-level army security clearance and his command of an intelligence unit in 2001, Pine charged that anti-Semitism was 'endemic' to the U.S. Army.) [SAMBER, S., 10-29-01]
Tom King, in his biography of Geffen, also notes:
"Geffen eagerly answered the call when President Clinton asked him for feedback
on his proposal to end the ban on homosexuals in the military ... Geffen ...
put the art department at Geffen Records on the job of creating newspaper
ads advoating the overturning of the ban ... Geffen, whom had escaped
military service in Vietnam by meekly admitting he was homosexual, could
not understand why anyone would want to serve in the military."
[KING, T., 2000, p. 492-493]
In 2002, long out of the presidency, Bill Clinton made the news for his following outrageous comment:
"Former President Clinton, who avoided the Vietnam War, told Jewish supporters in Toronto that he would fight and die to protect Israel if Iraq or Iran ever invaded. 'The Israelis know that if the Iraqi or Iranian army came across the Jordan River, I would personally grab a rifle, get in a ditch, and fight and die,' Clinton said to cheers at the Hadassah children's charity fund-rasing dinner last week ... Clinton was accused of ducking the draft during the Vietnam era. He received an induction notice but got a deferment when he promised to participate in an ROTC program. He never joined the program." [ASSOCIATED PRESS, 8-4-2002]
(Lieberman's "former top aide," Micheal Lewin, surfaced in the news later as a consequence of the scandals surrounding the collapse of the notorious Enron company. Lewin had left Lieberman to become a lobbyist for Enron. [MARGASAK, L., L., 1-16-02] (One of the central players in the Enron scandal was Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, also Jewish.)
[Click her for an outside link to Lubomyr Prytulak's keen analysis of thedeep Gore family link to corrupt Jewish businessman Armand Hammer]
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency noted the Jewish Democratic gatherings in Los Angeles for the National Convention:
"President Clinton, addressing nearly 4,000 Jews at an outdoor party on Sunday
afernoon, quoted [Jewish] comedian Red Buttons that 'in Los Angeles, the Democrats
are changing their theme sone from 'Happy Days Are Here Again' to [the Jewish
song] 'Hava Nagila.' Senator John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) keynoted an elegant
fund-rasier for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Saturday night
and wound up a somewhat disjointed speech by declaring, 'I wish I were a
Jew.'" [TUGEND, T., 8-14-00]
The New Jersey Jewish News noted
"Cliff Sobel, finance chair of the Bush for President campaign in New Jersey,
says the Republican National Committee's platform subcomittee on foreign
policy went out of its way to 'make sure its positions were right from Israel's
standpoint.' Although the subcommittee, of which Sobel was a member, confronted
issues in "Japan, China, Ireland, and elsewhere, those were dealt with differently
than the issues in Israel. Regarding the Middle East, with Israel at its center,
there was a uniformity of opinion in determining what is in the best interests
of Israel and the United States -- always considered a common interest,
Sobel said. This predisposition, he added, was 'opposed to special interests
within the framework of some other countries." [FRIEDLAND, E., 8-10-02, p. 8]
In February 2002, Jewish speechwriter David Frum was identified as the author of Bush's controversial "Axis of Evil" speech, in which Iraq, Iran, and North Korea were identified as "evil" entities and implicitly threatened. [NOAH, T., 2-5-02] In the wake of taking credit for the speech, Frum resigned his post. The Asia Times subsequently editorialized about the profound political power he and other Jews in powerful foreign policy positions represented:
"White House speechwriter David Frum who coined the incendiary 'axis of evil'
moniker used by President Bush is leaving Bush's employ for the neo-conservative
American Enterprise Institute (AEI). It seems a perfect fit ... The AEI has long
been a source of provocation, particularly for intelligence professionals at the
State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (IA). The staunchly
unilateralist AEI, and its foreign policy honcho, Richard Perle [also Jewish]
have never been so powerful. Much to the frustration of Secretary of State
Colin Powell and Washington's European and Arab allies, the administration
has embraced virtually all of the AEI's policy positions on the Middle East,
inlcluding the right-wing [Israeli] Likud Party's opposition to the Oslo peace
process for Israel and Palestine ... Unlike the 'axis of evil,' members of the
'axis of incitement' share a passionate belief in the inherent goodness and
redemptive mission of the United States; the moral cowardicee of 'liberals'
and 'European elites''; existential necessity of supporting Israel in the shadow
of the Holocaust and in the face of 'implacable hatred,' as Frum has written,
of Palsetinains, Arabs and Muslims, and the primacy of military power. Their
reach within the administration exteneds far. At the Pentagon, they include
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz [also Jewish], whose relationship
with Perle goes back 30 years, and Undersecretary for Policy Douglas Feith
[also Jewish] whose pro-Likud sentiments led him to denounce the 1978
Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt as an Israeli sell-out."
[ASIA TIMES, 3-9-02]
(Perle has an office in the Pentagon today as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Former U.S. Congressman Paul Findley once noted that an "FBI wiretap recorded Perle discussing classified information with someone at the Israeli embassy." "In 1983," adds Grace Halsell, "newspapers reported that Perle had received substantial payments for representing an Israeli arms manufacturer while he was working for the senator. Despite this background, Perle received the Reagan administration appointment as assistant secretary of defense. He later resigned from that post to write and speak for Israeli interests.") [HALSELL, G., MARCH 1993, p. 9]
Outside government, Asia Times also notes the "axis of incitement" extends to include propaganda from the Jewish Institute for National Security, as well as Jewish journalists Charles Krauthammer, A. M. Rosenthal, and former Jewish "CIA Mideast operative" Michael Ledeen. [ASIA TIMES, 3-9-02]
In the new American governmental propaganda wars, post 9-11 attack, to socialize Arab youth to Western/Israeli interests, and spread American cultural imperialism, Norman Pattiz, a Jewish radio mogul, headed the project. Pattiz, noted New Yorkermagazine,
"is the founder and chairman of Westwood One, the $3.5 billion company that
is the country's largest distributor of commercial radio programming. Starting
next month, he will oversee an innovative radio network aimed at bringing American
values and pop culture to Arabs in the Middle East. The project, which has a
budget of thirty million dollars, is being launched by the U.S. Broadcasting Board
of Governors, which oversees international government-sponsored programs.
Pattiz [was] appointed to the board by President Clinton ... Pattiz also hired
Casey Kassem's producer, Bert Kleinman, to give the station a more Top Forty
style. 'Will the [Muslim] religious extremists like it?' Pattiz asked himself the other
day. 'Probably not. But you've got to go after the hearts and minds you can get.'
He has a lot of faith in the power of American pop culture. 'After all,' he said, 'it
was MTV that brought down the Berlin Wall." [MAYER, J., 2-18-02]
[McCain's 2002 speech to AIPAC: here]
With the 2001 bombing of Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times noted that Bush's Secretary of State Colin Powell
"announced that he had appointed Richard Haass, director of policy planning
at the State Department, as his special coordinator to explore with United
Nations and key countries the issue of Afghanistan's future."
[RICHTER/PADDOCK, 10-16-01, p. A13]
With George W. Bush's presidential victory in 2000, he appointed Zakheim -- "an ordained -- and meticulously observant -- Orthodox rabbi as Undersecretary of Defense and Comptroller of the Pentagon ... Another [Jew], Paul Wolfowitz, [became] deputy Secretary of Defense, the number two position at the Pentagon." [SIEFF, M., 3-2-01, p. 5] Wolfowitz, noted the Jewish ethnic magazine Forward as the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, "is the official whose feral-sounding surname and bellicose sound-bites have marked him as the administration's wild-eyed warmonger, the wooly counterpoint to that suave and sensible diplomat, Secretary of State Colin Powell ... He has also emerged ... as one of the administation's leading hawks and one of Israel's most important allies ... Mr. Wolfowitz is also a fixture of the capital's Jewish circles.") [KINTISCH, E., 10-12-01, p. 6]
Coming into the Pentagon with Wolfowitz was fellow Jewish activist Douglas Feith. As the Forward further notes:
"Mr. Wolfowitz and his associate Douglas Feith, an undersecretary of defense
for policy, are known as among the administation's most hawkish members when
it comes to Israel. With [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsefeld, they round
out a Defense triumvirate that has often clashed over Israel with Mr. Powell.
Speaking to the Jerusalem Post last December, an official of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee commended both Mr. Wolfowitz and Mr. Rumsfeld
for their 'very strong records on Israel.' Mr. Powell's team at [the State Department]
reportedly fought the nominations of both Mr. Feith and Mr. Wolfowitz."
[KINTISCH, E., 10-12-01, p. 6]
In October 1997, Douglas Feith, with his father, Dalck, were formal guests of honor at a yearly Zionist Organization of America awards dinner, both men heralded by the ZOA as "noted Jewish phianthropists and pro-Israel activists." Dalck, who "was active in [far right-wing] Betar, the Zionist youth movement founded by [neo-fascist] Ze'ev Jabotinsky," received the ZOA's "special Centennial Award ... for lifetime service to Israel and the Jewish people. His son, Douglas J. Feith, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, will receive the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Award at the dinner." [ZIONIST ORG. of AMERICA, 10-13-97]
Upon Feith's new appointment in the Bush administration in 2001, James Zogby, head of the Arab American Institute, wrote with alarm in an article entitled "A Dangerous Appointment":
"Douglas J. Feith has been appointed Undersecretary of Policy at the U.S.
Department of Defense (DOD). This is one of the Pentagon's four senior
senior posts, charged with 'all matters concerning the formulation of national
security and defense policy and the integration and oversight of DOD policy
and plans' ... This is a powerful position with great influence ... A prolific writer,
Feith has left a long paper trail of anti-Arab tracts and diatribes against those
who challenge or seek to compromise Israel's strength and as he defines it,
'moral superiority' over the Arabs ... Feith's law practice in Washington sheds
further light on the one-sided nature of his work. His small law firm hs one
international affiliate, in Israel. Over two-thirds of all their reported casework
involves representing Israeli interests. And, in light of Feith's new appointment,
one of these cases deserves some attention. As described on the firm's website,
Feith 'represented a leading Israeli armaments manufacturer in establishing
joint ventures with leading U.S. aerospace manufacturers for manufacture and
sale of missile systems, to the U.S. Department of Defense and worldwide ...
Serious questions must be asked whether or not someone with his views
and associations can fairly serve in a critical post at the Department of Defense.
I, for one, am terrified at the prospect. He is an ideologue with an extreme
anti-Arab bias, and his role in the sensitive position of chief architect of U.S.
defense policy can, I believe, have grave consequences for the United States
and its relations with the entire Arab world."
[ZOGBY, J., 4-16-01]
Marc Grossman, the new Undersecretary of State, told Israeli President Moshe Katsav at a dinner in Washington DC hosted by the Israeli ambassador that "The main relationship between Israel and the United States is rock solid. Making sure Israel has a military edge over the Arabs is a cornerstone of our foreign policy." [JERUSALEM REPORT, 2001] Bush's first appointment for Secretary of Labor was Linda Chavez. She is married to Chris Gersten, former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. [BESSER, J., 1-5-01] Jamie Rubin is the State Department's spokesman in the Bush era.
Modern Jewish scholarship has also decided that there were anti-Semites in the State Department (so much dominated by Jews and Zionist policy today) in earlier decades. William Carr, "backbone of the State Department" in the 1930s stands accused by Richard Breitman and Alan Kraut, as does William Phillips, an undersecretary to Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("Phillips hated Jews"), and Breckenridge Long. [BREITMAN/KRAUT, 1986, p. 170, 176, 188]
He was also once the campaign manager for ardently pro-Israel senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson. [RADOSH, R., 1996, p. 155]
In 2002, outgoing French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine made Jewish international news. "In a closed meeting" with European Union and Mediterranean state foreign ministers, said the Jerusalem Post, Vedrine declared that Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was "an obstacle to the [Mideast] peace process bolstered in his intransigence by American Jewry, which Vedrine said is essentialy more Sharon than Sharon ... The French foreign minister said American Jewry -- which supports Sharon -- is more 'intransigent' than the prime minister, and influences the positions of President George Bush." [KEINON, H., 4-24-2002]
(Upon Clinton's closure as American president, he has had many well-paid opportunities to speak to his Jewish constituency, including three such audiences (Glasgow, Manchester, London)in a single week in England. Coming up was a $100,000 speaking engagement in Israel sponsored by "Nes Technologies, headed by former ministry director general Aharon Fogel." Thanks to Clinton's efforts in raising $17 million for an Israeli project in the Negev desert, a reservoir was tabbed to be named after him.) [MARCUS, R., 12-17-01]
Let's conclude this section of this chapter with the very tangible implications of our Zionist-centered government for the American people: war, increased animosity against the American people by Arabs and Muslims everywhere because of pro-Israel foreign policy,
and a frightening future for everyone. The following words in 1998 are those of Osama Bin Laden, America's foremost terrorist enemy, internationally notorious after the 2001 Pentagon and World Trade Center jet attacks upon thousands, including both civilians and military personnel:
America. If we look at sensitive departments in the present government like the
defense department or the state department, or sensitive security departments like
the CIA and others, we find that Jews have the first word in the American government,
which is how they use America to carry out their plans in the world and especially
the Muslim world. The presence of Americans in the Holy Land supports the Jews
and gives them a safe back. The American government, in a time where there are
millions of Americans living on the street and those living below the standard of
living and below the poverty line, we find the American government turning toward
helping Israel in occupying our land and building settlements in the Holy Land."
[MILLER, J., 6-9-98, ABC News]
He "is now the the chief fundraiser for the 'high value' donors account at the Labour Party, along with his deputy Amanda Delew (who worked with him at Jewish Care)." [RED STAR RESEARCH]
Jewish lobbying influence in the British Parliament is comparable to that in the United States Congress. In 2001, during the much-reported Palestinian revolt against Israeli rule,
"a meeting of MPs and peers supportive of Israel ... [was held] to counter the growing pro-Arab sentiment at Westminister. Organised jointly by the Labour, Conservative, and Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel groups, the rally [was] expected [to attract numbers] ... well into three figures. [The sponsoring umbrella group was] the all-party Britain-Israel Parliamentary Group." [JOSEPHS, B., 3-2-01, p. 19]
In 2002, wary of the subcurrent of Zionism, the Iranian foreign minister to Great Britain was "doing his best to block the appointment of a British ambassador who comes from Jewish stock." [MARCUS, Y., 1-13-02]
[More France] (In October 2000, the [Jewish] Forward reported that the Green Party, behind its presidential candidate Ralph Nader, "called this week for a suspension of United States aid to Israel and blamed the jewish state for the current violence in the Middle East ... Democratic activists are calling the Green Party's statement one of the most anti-Israel ever attributed to a party engaged in a presidential campaign -- They are demanding that Green Party Jews abandon Mr. Nader and his running mate, Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist whose mother is Jewish.") [CATTAN, N., 10-27-00]
In Australia, in 1996 Gordon Samuels became the first Jewish governor of New South Wales. In 1995 Gil Marcus became Australia's Deputy Minister of Finance joining "the other Jewish deputy minister (of defense)" Ronnie Kasrils. [SINGER/SELDIN, 1997, p. 427] In 1993, Peter Wilenski, ambassador to the United Nations, became head of the Department of Foreign Affairs. [SINGER/SELDIN, 1994, p. 372] Zelman Cowan was Governor General of Australia from 1977 to 1982.
"Since 1948," notes Hilary Rubinstein, "all Australian prime ministers and governments of both parties (with the possible exception of the Whitlam government, 1972-75) have been notable and enthusiastic supporters of Israel. Australia is generally ranked by Israel among its closest friends." [RUBINSTEIN, H., 1987, p. 207]
How about the African nation of Zimbabwe, home to 750 Jews? In 2001, that country's (Jewish) Chief Justice, Anthony Gubbay (born in Manchester, Great Britain) resigned his post after political troubles with president Robert Mugabe. [BELLING, S., 3-12-2001]
In 2002, Sheila Firestone retired after 18 years in the Canadian Senate. Firestone won her position in 1984 in election battles against fellow Jews William Dery and Sharon Wolfe. "In her farewell address to her colleagues," noted the Canadian Jewish News,
"spoke first of her 'ancestral land,' Israel ... In an interview, Firestone said she
regarded bringing the concerns of the Jewish community, including ensuring
fair representation of Israel's cause, as fundamental to her role as a
parliamentarian -- in caucus, in government, and internationally. 'I have a
strong sense of Jewish responsibility and the need to ensure respect and
fair play for Israel,' said Finestone ... 'I have taken my share of taunts for
making reprsentations for Israel. I've been called an Israeli agent and Mrs.
Israel, but I'm proud to be acknowledged as a concerned member of the
Jewish people." [ARNOLD, J.]
That same year, Jewish politicans from around the world were invited to a conference in Israel. As the Globe and Mail noted:
"An influential group of Canadian Liberal MPs [Members of Parliament], led by
Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray, is lending its support to Israel by attending
a conference of Jewish politicians organized by the Israeli government. More
than 50 legislators from Europe, the Americas and South Africa are attending
the four-day meeting in Jerusalem, sponsored by the Israeli Ministry of
Foreign Affairs. 'I made the decison [to come] because I am a Jew,' said
Anita Neville, a rookie Liberal MP from Winnipeg. 'I have a large Jewish
community in my riding, and I care deeply about the nature of the relationship
between Canada and Israel.' Five of Canada's six Jewish MPs are attending,
along with two Liberal senators. Although the United States has a larger
delegation, Canada is the only country to be represented by two senior
ministers, Mr. Gray and Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan. Ms. Caplan
said she sees no problem wearing 'two hats,' one as a Canadian minister
and another as a supporter of Israel." [ADAMS, P., 1-8-02]
In 2002, in French-speaking Montreal, David Levine became "the first Jewish cabinet minister in a Parti Quebecois (PQ) government." A former senior adviser to now-Premier Bernard Landry, Levine's cabinet position is an appointment; it "is not an elected member of the National Assembly." [ARNOLD, J., FEB 2002]
The head of the U.S. Space agency, NASA? Also Jewish: Daniel Goldin, honored at the First Annual National Jewish Leadership Awards dinner in 2001. Goldin, who has "family in Israel and has visited [t]here numerous times since 1967," announced that an Israeli astronaut would be part of a crew into space in 2002. On a recent trip to Israel he "emphasized the possibilities of integrating Israel into the European space center and having it join the exclusive club of countries participating in the international space station, along with involving Israeli research and researchers in the station. [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon commented that he sees Israel's integration in NASAS's research and development plans as critically important." [SIEGEL, J., 8-15-01]
The head of the U.S. government-funded National Democratic Institute for International Affairs? Kenneth Wallach. Co-chair of the United States Global Strategy Council? Also Jewish: Joyce Starr, formerly coordinator for President George Bush's Middle East task force. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington "think tank"? Elliott Abrams. Head of NOW (National Organization of Women)? Marilyn Fitterman. Executive Director of FAIR (Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform)? Dan Stein. President of Citizens Against Government Waste? Thomas Schatz. The Executive Director of lobbying group Negative Population Growth? Sharon Stein. Joel Rosenthal is president of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. Daniel Levitas is Executive Director of the Georgia Rural Urban Summit. Robert Greenstein is Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Burton Blumert is president of the Center for Libertarian Studies and publisher of lewrockwell.com. Kenneth Roth is Executive Dirctor of Human Rights Watch. David C. Rapaport edits the Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence. Richard Rubenstein is even president of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon-funded Washington Institute for Values and Public Policy. [STOLL, I., 6-19-98] Head of the Sierra Club? In 1997 Adam Werbach became the first Jew, and, at age 24, the youngest person ever, to be the environmental lobbying organization's president. "In grade school," he says, "I remember planting trees and raising money to plant trees in Israel." [KARFELD, M., 2-6-98, p. 16] When Werbach left as head of the Sierra Club, he co-founded a company called Act Now Productions with Todd Gold, formerly the editor of People magazine.)
Judeo-centric, pro-Israel (albeit veiled) government think tanks (as of 1993) included the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (co-founded by Martin Indyk), the Foreign Policy Research Insitute ("the personal think tank" of Jewish academicDaniel Pipes), and the Jewish Insitute for National Security Affairs (JINSA; founded by Michael Ledeen -- Ledeen was involved in the Irangate affair. His wife was then-Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle's secretary). "Stephen Bryen," notes Grace Halsell, "served as JINSA's executive diretor during the time charges were being investigated that, as a Senate Foreign Relations Committee aide, he had offered military secrets to a visiting Israeli defense official. Bryen was not indicted, and subsequently was named Reagan administration deputy assistant secretary of defense in charge of protecting sensitive American technology. While Bryen was in the Pentagon his wife, Shoshanna Byren, served as executive director of JINSA. Former Minnesota senator Rudy Boschwitz became president of JINSA in 1991). Richard Perle's own think tank babies include the International League for the Reparation of Russian Jews and the Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf.Joseph Churba, an "ultra-right pro-Likud activist," heads the Center for International Security. [HALSELL, G. MARCH 1993, p. 9]
In 2001, a Peruvian special prosecutor, Dr. Jose Carlos Ugaz, determined that Montesinos -- still a fugitive -- had stashed millions of dollars in bribery payments in Swiss banks. The money came from "Israeli businessmen as part of a deal for the sale of Russian fighter aircraft to Peru's armed forces ... Montesinos was closely connected to a group of businessmen -- some Israeli and some Jews with Peruvian citizenship -- who acted for him in international arms deals, from which he collected illegal commissions." [DAYAN, A., 3-5-01]
In 2001, Alejandro Toledo was elected President of Peru and Elaine Karp became Peru's First Lady. Karp was "born in Paris to a staunchly Zionist family [and] settled in Israel as a teenager ... Her father was a member of the right wing Zionist youth group, Betar, while her mother belonged to the left-wing Zionist youth group Hashomer Hatza'ir." Former President Fujimori fled Peru in 2000 under a cloud of corruption, opening the way for Toledo. "Quite a number of Jews were linked with Fujimori, as ministers or advisers," notes Karp, "In addition, some Israeli intermediaries were involved in shady arms deals. And some of the money funneled off by the previous regime was handled by Israeli banks." The Jewish Chronicle further noted that Karp's marriage to Toledo did not endear her to local Jewish ethnocentrism: "Ms. Karp has caused widespread resentment, partly because of her high profile marriage to a non-Jew ... Her mixed marriage and her leftist views have caused some rejection [from the Peruvian Jewish community].) [PERELMAN, M., 4-2001] (Nonetheless, the Jewish Week noted American Jewish lobbying pressure upon Toldeo to pardon Lori Berenson, a Jew from New York, who had been sentenced by a Peruvian court "to 20 years in jail for collaborating with [Peruvian] terrorists." "California Rabbi Steven Jacobs," noted the Jewish Week, "who sat with the Berensons [parents of Lori] during the verdict, said he intends to put together a delegation of rabbis to meet with Toledo, whose wife and daughter are Jewish." [GREENBERG, E., 6-28-01]
How deep is this committment to Israel? Former President of the American Jewish Congress, Joachim Prinz, once noted the allegiance of the so-called "secret Jews," people of Jewish heritage who had been living for generations as Christians in Chile:
"Once, in 1950, when I delivered a lecture in Santiago, Chile, I was asked to receive
a delegation of apparently good, faithful Christians who were collecting money
for the purchase of land in Israel through the Jewish National Fund. They confessed
that this was their link to their Jewish past.
When I asked how they knew about
their heritage they said, 'Our fathers passed it down to us, as they received
this knowledge from their parents and grandparents. We recognized each other
because each of us observed the Sabbath, fasted on the Day of Atonement and
kept other Jewish customs.' Today this group of Marronos ["secret Jews"]
call themselves Sons of Zion and have emigrated to Argentina, where they
live in a commune in preparation for their emigration to Israel." [PRINZ, J.,
1973, p. 5]
"Jorge G. Castenda is Mexico's Foreign Minister and [Andres] Rozental is one
of his key troubleshooters. Together, they have played leading roles in
engaging the United States and Mexico in their most serious negotiations
in decades aimed at reforming their immigration policies ... Casteneda, 48,
and Rozental, 56, share the same mother -- a Russian immigrant to the
Mexico -- and deep understanding of the United States ... Casteneda, whose
father was also foreign minister, is the intellectual author of much of [Mexican
president Vicente] Fox's thinking about the world ... Named ambassador-at-
large while continuing his consulting business, Rozental is often on the road ...
Rozental's dual role has led to questions about whether his work on behalf
of the government is benefiting his consulting clients ... In his private office,
overlooking the heart of Mexico City, Rozental [said]: 'We are each other's
best friend ... I don't think many people know how close we are.'"
In October 2001, Ernesto Cienfuegas posted the following list in an article about Castenda:
"Partial List of High Level Mexican Officials of Jewish Descent":
* SANTIAGO LEVY ALGAZI ( DIRECTOR GENERAL DEL IMSS )
* JORGE GUSTAVO CASTAÑEDA GUTMAN ( SECRETARIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES )
* JULIO JOSE FRENK MORA ( SECRETARIO DE SALUD )
* ALEJANDRO GERTZ MANERO ( SECRETARIO DE SEGURIDAD PUBLICA )
* AARON DYCHTER POLTOLAREK ( SUBSECRETARIO DE COMUNICACIONES )* ANDRES ROZENTHAL ( EX-SUBSECREATRIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES)
* JAIME COHEN YAÑEZ ( DIR. GRAL. DE SANIDAD DE LA SECRETARIA DE LA DEFENSA NACIONAL )
* DAVID PENCHYNA GRUB ( JEFE DE LA UNIDAD DE COORDINACION SECTORIAL DE LA SECRETARIA DE DESARROLLO SOCIAL )
* ISAAC ROJKIND ORLEANSKY ( DIR. GRAL. DE PLANEACION DE LA SECRETARIA DE DESARROLLO SOCIAL )
* GERARDO GUIDI KAWAS ( DIR. GRAL. DE ADMINISTRACION DE LA SECRETARIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE )
* EIKAR MEYER MURGUIA ( JEFE DE LA UNIDAD INFORMATICA Y TELECOMUNICACIONES DE LA SECRETARIA DE ENERGIA )
* ANDRES ROSENZWEIGH PICHARDO ( DIR. GRAL. DE ESTUDIOS DEL SECTOR AGROPECUARIO DE LA SECRETARIA DE AGRICULTURA Y GANADERIA )
* MARIO ROZENSTEIN SZRAIBER ( PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISION NACIONAL DE AVALUOS NACIONALES )
* ALEJANDRO MUSI LETAYF ( DIR. GRAL. DE ADMINISTRACION DE PERSONAL DE LA SECRETARIA DEL TRABAJO )
* GILBERTO JOSE HERSHBERGER REYES ( DIR. GRAL. DE ASUNTOS JURIDICOS DE LA SECRETARIA DE LA REFORMA AGRARIA )
* WALTER BELLER TABOADA ( DIR. GRAL. DE PREVENCION DEL DELITO Y SERVICIOS A LA COMUNIDAD DE LA PROCURADURIA GENERAL DE LA REPUBLICA )
* MOISÉS KOLTENIUK TOYBER ( DIRECTOR GENERAL DE MINERIA )
* SAMUEL LEVY ( FUNCIONARIO DEL INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ECOLOGIA )
* JOSÉ WOLDENBERG KARAKOWSKI (PRESIDENTE DEL INSTITUTO FEDERAL ELECTORAL )
* JACQUELINE PESCHARD ( CONSEJERA DEL I.F.E. )
* JACQUES ROGOZYNSKY ( DIRECTOR DE BANOBRAS )
* EDDY VARON LEVY ( DIPUTADO FEDERAL DEL PRI )
* RENE DRUCKER COLIN ( ASESOR DE CUAUHTEMOC CARDENAS )
* ADOLFO GILLY ( ASESOR DE CUAUHTEMOC CARDENAS )
* JENNY SALTIEL COHEN ( SECRETARIA DE TRANSPORTES Y VIALIDAD DEL D.F. )
* ROBERTO EIBENSCHUTZ HARTMAN ( SECRETARIO DE DESARROLLO URBANO Y VIVIENDA DEL D.F. )
* CLAUDIA SHEINBAUM PARDO ( SECRETARIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE DEL D.F. )
* LUIS WINTERGERTZ ( DIR. GRAL. DE PROTECCION CIVIL DEL D.F. )* LEÓN ALAZRAKY GAYCINSKY ( CONTRALOR INTERNO DEL D.F. )
* ISAAC CHERTORIVSKY ( PRESIDENTE DEL PATRONATO DE BOMBEROS DEL D.F. )
* TEODORO MAUS REISBAUM ( CONSUL EN ATLANTA )
* JUAN JOSE BREMER DE MARTINO ( EMBAJADOR EN ESPAÑA )
* JAIME ENRIQUE ZABLUDOWSKY KUPER ( EMBAJADOR EN LA UNION EUROPEA )
* CARLOS SALOMÓN CAMARA ( DIERCTOR DE LA LOTERIA NACIONAL )
* CARLOS IMAZ GISPERT ( LIDER DEL PRD EN EL D.F. )
* ERNESTO NEMER ( SECRETARIO DE ADMINISTRACIÓN DEL EDOMEX.)
* FRITZ GLOCKNER ( PUBLICISTA DEL P.R.D. )
* JOSÉ LEVY GARCÍA ( SECRETARIO DE FINANZAS DE JALISCO )
* OSCAR GERBER ( FUNCIONARIO DEL GOBIERNO DE JALISCO )
* ARACELY PITMAN ORTIZ ( CONTRALORA DE LA ASAMBLEA LEGISLATIVA DEL DISTRITO FEDERAL )
* ESTHER KOLTENIUK TOYBER DE CESARMAN ( DIRIGENTE DEL PRI-DF)
* GASTÓN LUKEN GARZA ( CONSEJERO CIUDADANO DEL I.F.E. )
* SAMI DAVID DAVID ( EXCANDIDATO DEL PRI AL GOBIERNO DE CHIAPAS )
* SARA H. WOLDENBERG KARAKOWSKY ( GERENTE DE DESARROLLO DE RECURSOS HUMANOS DE LA COMPAÑÍA DE LUZ Y FUERZA DEL CENTRO )
* HAROLD GABRIEL APPELT ( LIDER DEL PRI EN LEON, GUANAJUATO )
* JULIA LIRA DE GABRIEL ( DIPUTADA LOCAL PRI-GUANAJUATO )
* SIMÓN LACK ALEXANDER ( DIRECTOR DE PLANEACION DE LA TESORERIA DEL SENADO DE LA REPUBLICA )
* TERESA BECKMAN ( SECRETARIA PARTICULAR DEL EXSENADOR DEL PRD JORGE CALDERON SALAZAR )
* ARTURO OROPEZA BARUCH ( COORDINADOR DE LA COMISION AMBIENTAL METROPOLITANA DEL ESTADO DE MEXICO )
* JORGE SILVERSTEIN TENENBAUM ( SUBSECRETARIO DE COMUNICACIONES Y TRANSPORTES ) [CIENFUEGAS, E., OCT. 2001]
In 2001, a Jewish ethnic newspaper featured an article about Mexico's President, Vicente Fox, and his attendance at the American Jewish Committee's annual dinner:
"When Barry Jacobs, a Foreign Service officer for 28 years and now director
of strategic studies for the American Jewish Committee, learned that Mexican
President Vicente Fox was to speak at the group's annual dinner, he was more
than surprised. 'It's mind-blowing,' said Jacobs, who serves as AJCommitee's
liaison to the Mexican-Jewish community. "It was an incredible honor that he
flew up for this event. Fox was eager to participate in the May 3 dinner, according
to AJCommittee officials ... Fox's well-received speech -- indeed, his mere
presence at the event
-- reflects the growing importance that Mexico's 40,000
Jews have obtained in their country, says observers. When AJCommittee
visited Mexico in October and invited Fox, then the president-elect, to speak
a their dinner, he accepted immediately ... Jacobs said several members of
Fox's Cabinet have some Jewish background, even though Jews make up
less than half of 1 percent of Mexico's population. 'The importance of the
Jewish community in Mexico is that they are a small community doing
well economically,' Jacobs said." [BERGER, M., 5-11-01]
In fact, the Finance Chairman for the Vicente Fox presidential campaign was also Jewish, Lino Korrodi. [http://www.aztlan.net/foxfunds.htm]
where the 120,000 Jews represent less than one-tenth of one percent of the total Brazilian population,
In conclusion for this chapter, let us simply note the editorial of a London newspaper, The Sun, which in 2001 (in the wake of the results of widespread Western foreign policy that supports the Jewish state) declared its support for Israel in this chilling manner:
"Terrorism is now, without a doubt, the greatest scourge in the free
world. It has to be fought with utter determination wherever it threatens
us. As we are seeing in [the] Afghanistan [war] this is not a pleasant task.
When the Americans turn their attentions to Iraq -- as they must -- it will
get even more unpleasant. And when the Israelis defend themselves -- as
they must -- it will not be pleasant either. But if we have learned anything
from the New York attacks, we should have learned this: WE ARE ALL
ISRAELIS NOW." [Emphasis in the original; SUN, 2001]
Or as journalist Richard Brookhiser's article in the New York Observer proclaimed, echoing this growing theme throughout America:
"We Are All Jews in Our Enemy's Eyes."
[New York Observer, May 4, 2002]