How Can Netanyahu Afford to Defy the U.S.A.?

SOME DAY AMERICANS WILL AWAKEN to the heavy strategic price their own nation pays for indulging Israeli excesses. Israel may be successful in securing all of Jerusalem within its own borders. But it runs the historic risk of making itself, by a ghastly irony, a pariah state.

Max Hastings in “A deaf and defiant Israel is gambling with its future”, Financial Times (U.K.) March 26, 2010.

“Bibi” Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is a disciple of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the founder of the most radical, racist, and militant form of Zionism. Jabotinsky was the Zionist extremist who called for an “Iron Wall” to be built in Palestine. The West should know that there can be no appeasement with such fanatics who are devoted to an ideology of Jewish supremacism, racial and religious segregation, and the creation of Greater Israel. The fact that the U.S. and the international community have now clearly condemned illegal Israeli settlements is piling pressure on Netanyahu and his government of extremists. The crucial question now is how will Netanyahu respond to this pressure? This is a dangerous situation because Zionist zealots, when pressed to make compromises for peace, usually react with violence and terrorism.

HOW CAN NETANYAHU AFFORD TO DEFY OBAMA AND INTERNATIONAL LAW?
(CLUE – Remember Madoff’s Missing Billions?)

It is said that one can judge a man by the company he keeps. This is sage advice. It is true that one can judge a person’s nature by the kind of people he associates with. This is also how one can identify and understand the connections between the members of the Zionist criminal network behind the terrorism of 9-11 and the massive financial scams of the past few years. As I pointed out when the Bernard Madoff scam surfaced, a small circle of people are involved in both 9-11 and the theft of some $50 billion by Madoff and company.

One might wonder how Benjamin Netanyahu can afford to offend and insult the Obama administration so openly? The hubris of Netanyahu comes from his conceit – and the fact that he and his cronies have tucked away billions of stolen dollars, the missing billions from the Madoff scam, for example.

THE SILVERSTEIN CONNECTION

Benjamin Netanyahu and his former commander, Ehud Barak, are both very close friends and business associates with Larry Silverstein. Silverstein was a business partner on his Israeli tax-free zone project with Larry Tisch of CBS and the late Sy Syms Merns (the former Seymour Merinsky), who passed away in November 2009. Sy Syms, a member of the board of the Israeli Discount Bank of New York, was a close business partner of Bernard Madoff. This is the small circle of Zionist masterminds behind 9-11 and the Madoff rip-off.

Bernard Madoff (left) treasurer and chairman of the board of Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University with his vice chairman Sy Syms (center) and Josh S. Weston.Lev L. Dassin, as Acting U.S. Attorney for New York, prosecuted the Madoff case allowing Madoff’s criminal operation to remain hidden and the ill-gotten money – some $50 billion – to remain in the hands of the Zionist criminal network who stole it. Dassin served as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from December 2008 through August 2009, and was responsible for all criminal and civil litigation in the district on behalf of the United States. He oversaw a number of high profile matters, including the prosecutions of Bernard Madoff and Marc Dreier, and the representation of the United States’ interest in the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, he oversaw national security and terrorism cases. It should be noted that Dassin had previously prosecuted the cases related to the 1993 false-flag terror bombing of the World Trade Center.

See: “Is the Prosecutor Protecting Madoff’s Fellow Conspirators?” March 17, 2009
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/print.asp?ID=10320

As I wrote about the toothless prosecution of Madoff in May 2009:

[Lev] Dassin, the scion of a family of Russian Zionists, is also handling the Madoff and Art Nadel cases. In the Madoff case, Dassin did not file the most obvious charge of conspiracy. He obviously accepted Madoff’s statement that he had stolen the $50 billion all by himself and had no accomplices. According to Dassin’s complaint against Madoff, his closest business partners, Sy Syms and Jacob Ezra Merkin, who funneled billions of dollars to his investment fund, were completely clueless and out of the loop. They just invested billions of dollars into a black hole. Is that believable? The conspicuous fact that Madoff’s partners are the directors and owners of “private” Israeli banks (privatized under then finance minister Bibi Netanyahu) and have branches in Switzerland that are allowed to make use of Swiss secrecy laws is of no interest to Lev Dassin. Golly Lev, so where did the $50 billion go?

See: The Bronx Temple Bomb Set-Up, May 22, 2009
http://www.bollyn.com/the-bronx-temple

When the massive Madoff rip-off emerged, I pointed out Madoff’s close business connections to Ezra Merkin and Sy Syms Merns [born Seymour Merinsky in Brooklyn, 1926], who was a director of the Israel Discount Bank, an institution well-known for money laundering:

The latest massive financial scandal is the giant $50 billion pyramid or ‘Ponzi’ scheme run by a New York Zionist Jew, Bernard Lawrence Madoff. Madoff was chairman of the Syms business school at Yeshiva University with his partner, Sy Merns, a.k.a. Sy Syms, who has been a director at Israel Discount Bank (IDB) since 1991. The IDB bank is well known for its money laundering business.

Syms and the Israel discount bank

The IDB is the Israeli bank at the center of the 9-11 funding matrix connected to the Bronfman family and Israeli military intelligence. IDB is the Israeli financial institution at the center of the Zionist crimocracy. (See: The Architecture of Terror: Mapping the Israeli Network Behind 9-11, especially the section on Joseph Ciechanover, the former chairman of IDB’s New York branch.)

On January 31, 2006, a controlling interest in the Bank was acquired by an investor group led by Matthew Bronfman and Rubin Schron. The deal gave Bronfman ownership of IDB’s wholly owned subsidiary, the Israel Discount Bank of New York. Bronfman is a younger brother of Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group Corp.

A director of Israel Discount Bank (NY), Sy Syms (center) is the man in the middle of the Madoff scam and Larry Silverstein's free-trade zone in the Negev, a project that involved Ehud Barak and Bibi Netanyahu.See: “Who is Bernie Madoff, the man behind the $50 billion fraud?” by Christopher Bollyn, December 12, 2008
http://www.ety.com/HRP/jewishstudies/madoff.htm

To understand the long-standing relationship between Commander Barak, Bibi Netanyahu, Larry Silverstein, and Seymour Syms [Merinsky], I recommend reading the 2001 Haaretz article entitled “Up in Smoke”, by Sara Leibovich-Dar. It reveals that Netanyahu and Silverstein were very close and spoke every Sunday. Why would Benjamin Netanyahu need to speak with Larry Silverstein on a weekly basis – for years – prior to 9-11?

Here a few key extracts from “Up in Smoke”:

Shortly after the events of September 11, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called Larry Silverstein, a Jewish real estate magnate in New York, the owner of the World Trade Center’s 110-story Twin Towers and a close friend, to ask how he was. Since then they have spoken a few more times. Two former prime ministers – Benjamin Netanyahu, who this week called Silverstein a “friend,” and Ehud Barak, whom Silverstein in the past offered a job as his representative in Israel – also called soon after the disaster…

Silverstein is also a member of the joint American-Israeli commission for housing and community development, which was established by former president Bill Clinton. In the early 1990s, he was involved in projects to build housing for new immigrants. The Israeli political world got to know Silverstein when he tried to create a free-trade zone in the country. He became friendly with Yitzhak Rabin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon…

Silverstein conceived the idea of creating the free-trade zone in 1989. He met with Shimon Peres, who was then the finance minister, and with his deputy, Yossi Beilin, and tried to convince them that the project was an urgent necessity. The idea was that he would be given land in the Negev and would establish tax-free industries there. The Negev would benefit by getting new jobs, and Silverstein would benefit by raking in plenty of money. Peres and Beilin objected: Free-trade zones of the kind envisaged were usually created in the Third World and had the reputation of being slave markets. The local workers earn starvation wages, while the entrepreneurs enjoy full tax exemption and make high profits.

Silverstein did not give up. The economic difficulties he encountered in New York forced him to look for an additional source of revenues. In September 1992, he met in New York with the new finance minister in the Rabin government, Avraham Shochat, and again raised the idea of the free-trade zone, claiming it would create 20,000 new jobs and make the Negev flourish. With Silverstein were his partners in the investment group, Larry Tisch, the owner of CBS, and Sy Sims, a major New York discount retailer…

Close ties with Netanyahu

The ascension to power of Benjamin Netanyahu opened a new chapter in the saga. Silverstein is left-leaning in his political views – he supports the Democratic Party – but after despairing of Rabin and Peres, he believed that Netanyahu, whom he called a hero of the free market, would push the project forward.

The two have been on friendly terms since Netanyahu’s stint as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. For years they kept in close touch. Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call, Silverstein told an Israeli acquaintance. Their ties continued after Netanyahu became prime minister. They met several times and Netanyahu promised to give the project his support…

However, Sharon’s initiative was stopped dead in its tracks by the elections of May 1999. Still, the change of government did not look ominous to Silverstein – on the contrary. He was friends with the new prime minister, Ehud Barak, too. In 1995, when Barak left the army, Silverstein offered him the job of acting as his representative in Israel, hoping that the former chief of staff, with his ramified connections, would be able to push the project through. Barak turned down the offer, but continued to stay in touch with Silverstein. They met at various social events and Barak introduced him to some of the members of his family.

Silverstein had another close contact in Barak’s bureau in the person of Isaac Herzog, who handled Silverstein’s legal affairs along with Yaakov Ne’eman. “I didn’t touch the subject during my period as cabinet secretary,” Herzog says. None of this stopped Barak, after his election as prime minister, from trying to help Silverstein advance the project.

“They came to Barak,” says Shochat, who was then the finance minister again. “Barak examined the subject with all kinds of confidants and also talked to me about it. I told him that I was vehemently against it.” Barak drew on the help of Yaakov Terner, the mayor of Be’er Sheva, the “capital of the Negev,” who was an ardent supporter of the free-trade zone.

Source: “Up in Smoke”, Haaretz (Israel), 2001

WHO IS BIBI NETANYAHU?

Joe Lockhart, spokesman for President Bill Clinton, described Benjamin Netanyahu as “one of the most obnoxious individuals you’re going to come into – just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth.” When Netanyahu addressed the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. on March 22, besides the usual Zionist lies about Jerusalem and Iran, he told a lie that exposes the fundamental deception of his worldview:

We should be judged by one standard and allegations made against the State of Israel must be grounded in facts. One allegation that is not grounded in fact is the attempt to describe the Jews as foreign colonialists in their own homeland. This is one of the great lies of modern times. In my office, I have a signet ring that was loaned to me by Israel’s Department of Antiquities This ring was found next to the Western wall, but it dates back 2,800 years ago, two hundred years after King David declared Jerusalem as our people’s capital. This ring is a seal of a Jewish official, and his name is inscribed on it in Hebrew. The name is: Netanyahu. Netanyahu Ben-Yoash. That’s my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back 1,000 years earlier to Benjamin, the son of Jacob. One of Benjamin’s brothers was named Shimon, which also happens to be the first name of my good friend, Shimon Peres, the President of Israel. Nearly 4,000 years ago, Benjamin, Shimon and their ten brothers roamed the hills of Judea.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s name, however, is not really Netanyahu and never was. There is, in fact, no real connection between the Jew who owned the ring and the obnoxious Israeli prime minister, and he knows it very well but that doesn’t stop him from lying to the AIPAC crowd. His father was born in 1910 in Warsaw, Poland, with the name Benzion Mileikowsky. Like many Zionist immigrants from Poland and Russia, the Mileikowsky family changed the name when they came to Palestine in the 1920s. Shimon Peres is the same. Peres was born Szymon Perski in Wiszniewo, Poland, on August 2, 1923. The Mileikowskys and Perskis of Poland are, indeed, “foreign colonialists” and have no historical or religious right to the land of Palestine.

The Ashkenazi Jews of Poland are neither Semitic nor related to the Jews of ancient Palestine. Ashkenaz (see Chapter 10 of the Book of Genesis) was the son of Gomer and is not descended from Shem – and neither are the Ashkenazi Jews. The Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of the Asiatic Khazars, who lived around the Caspian Sea (in what is today Khazakstan) and who converted to Judaisim in the 8th Century A.D. The extremely fraudulent claim by Polish and Russian Zionists that they are descendants of Abraham and have a right to Palestine is truly “one of the great lies of modern times.”


NETANYAHU – “A LIAR AND A CHEAT”

As the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in 2009, the Obama administration knows very well that Netanyahu is “a liar and a cheat”:

Presumably, former president Bill Clinton did not conceal his opinion of Bibi from his wife. If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has forgotten Bibi’s tricks then Dennis Ross, who was the coordinator of the peace process in the Clinton administration and is an advisor to Obama, can refer her to his book “The Missing Peace.”

There he quotes president Clinton’s reaction to Bibi’s retreat from a commitment.

“At times he was tough,” writes Ross, “yelling at Bibi when he retracted an earlier pledge on Palestinian prisoners. ‘This is just chicken shit. I’m not going to put up with this kind of bullshit.’”

Aaron David Miller, who was Ross’ deputy, also documented the days of Bibi and Bill. In his book “The Much Too Promised Land,” Miller relates that during their first meeting in the summer of 1996, Bibi lectured the president about the Arab-Israeli issue, prompting Clinton to expostulate when it was over, “Who the fuck does he think he is? Who’s the fucking superpower here?”

Most definite of all is Joe Lockhart, who was the White House spokesman at the time. In a recorded interview to Clayton Swisher, author of the book “The Truth About Camp David,” he described Netanyahu as “one of the most obnoxious individuals you’re going to come into – just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth.”

Source: “Perfect English or not, Netanyahu shares no common language with Obama” by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, February 11, 2009
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1063057.html

Ehud Barak (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu were at the White House on March 23 for two secret meetings with President Barack Obama and his senior staff. These men are the two highest-level suspects of the false-flag terrorism of 9-11. They should both be arrested for war crimes and crimes of terrorism. Why is Obama meeting with the Israeli terrorists who carried out 9-11? This is clearly a difficult issue where the people have to lead their governments. Public protests should meet the arrival of these terrorists in every nation they visit and shame them as the real culprits of 9-11. This is what our democratic rights allow and what truth and justice demand of us.

“I underscored the longstanding American policy that does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlements. As Israel’s friend, it is our responsibility to give credit when it is due and to tell the truth when it is needed,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Israeli lobby AIPAC on March 22. Israel’s “new construction” on occupied land is illegal, a fundamental fact and U.S. legal position that cannot be ignored.

The Obama administration and the international community have finally confronted Israel’s illegal settlements, its Wall of Apartheid, and the racism inherent in Zionism. The dispute over illegal Israeli settlements on occupied land puts the Obama administration (and the U.N. and international community) into a political face off with the extreme right-wing regime led by the prime minister from the Likud, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu. Who will prevail? The U.S. government and the American people need to stand firm against the racism and dangerous fanaticism of Zionists like Netanyahu.

How can any American support a state like Israel that is built on a basis of racial and religious segregation? If apartheid was wrong in South Africa, how can it be acceptable in Palestine? In Israel and the occupied territories only Jews have full rights as citizens. Israeli law discriminates against all non-Jews solely on the basis of race. Only a racist could support the de facto apartheid system created by Zionism. Why does the U.S. support the Jewish racism of Israel? Why are U.S. taxpayer dollars being used to build illegal settlements and Israel’s hideously ugly wall of separation? It is high time for the American people to boycott Israeli racism and demand that U.S. foreign policy reflect fundamental American principles and values.

It should be clear to all that the so-called “Two State Solution” to the problem in Palestine is no solution. The only viable solution, and the only solution the United States should promote, is a non-racist democratic state in the whole of Palestine in which Christians, Muslims, and Jews are all allowed to live as equals under the law. International law, a number of U.N. resolutions, and common sense tell us that the Palestinian refugees must be allowed to return to their homes, villages, and land that were stolen from them by Zionist terrorism. The Zionists were allowed to settle in Palestine with the specific agreement that the rights and interests of the native Palestinian population would not be compromised in any way. The racist laws and policies of the Zionist state must be dismantled. It’s that simple. To think that any peaceful compromise can be reached with fanatical Zionism, a racist ideology based on religion, is foolish and dangerous.

The idea of a one-state solution is gaining popularity among Palestinians. Dr. Jamil Rabah, Director of the Ramallah-based polling group Near East Consulting, said the growing Palestinian support for a bi-national state was not a result of the potential threat it posed to Israeli Jews.

“I don’t think Palestinians see a bi-national state as a threat,” he told The Media Line. “I think it’s a genuine feeling that one democratic state in which Jews, Muslims and Christians all live together would simply be easier.”

Hagi Ben Artzi, Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother-in-law and a devoted follower of the aptly named rabbi Kook, told the Israeli press that President Barack Obama is an anti-Semite. “Unfortunately, there is an anti-Semitic president in America,” he said. “As a politician who ran for president, he had to hide it, but from time to time, it bursts out from inside. It’s creating a difficult situation for Israel, but we won’t even consider giving up on our deep interests.” Ben Artzi is a religious zealot who believes in “the redemption of Greater Israel.” He was an advocate of the extremely racist policies of the late Meir Kahane. To understand the dangerous fanaticism of the Netanyahu-Ben Artzi clan, I recommend “Ben Artzi’s last stand” by Vered Levy-Barzilai in Haaretz of April 28, 2004
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=421243

THE ZIONIST CRIME OF APARTHEID

The crime of apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity “committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” There is no question that Zionism is a racist ideology and Israel is a state that is guilty of the crime of apartheid. Zionism, in fact, cannot exist without apartheid.

The Israeli Wall of Apartheid at Kalandia checkpoint on March 16 - How can Americans support such a blatantly racist regime in Israel?  Why is Jewish racism tolerated?

“ALL SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY IS ILLEGAL” – U.N. CHIEF BAN KI-MOON

During his recent trip to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration were insulted and embarrassed by the Israeli government’s announcement on March 10 that it had approved construction of an additional 1,600 homes in the illegal Israeli settlement named Ramat Shlomo.

The so-called Quartet of Middle East peace mediators, made up of representatives from the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia, urged Israel to freeze all settlement activity after talks in Moscow on March 19. The Quartet issued a formal statement read by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, which said: “The Quartet urges the government of Israel to freeze all settlement activities… and to refrain from demolitions and evictions. It condemns the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in east Jerusalem.”

The following day, Saturday March 20, Ban rejected Israel’s distinction between East Jerusalem and the West Bank, noting that both are occupied lands. Israeli settlement building anywhere on occupied land is illegal and must be stopped, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said after viewing some of the illegal Israeli settlements and the Wall of Apartheid near Jerusalem. “The world has condemned Israel’s settlement plans in east Jerusalem,” Ban told a news conference after his brief tour. “Let us be clear. All settlement activity is illegal anywhere in occupied territory and must be stopped.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, however, continues to pretend that there is no legal difference between building on occupied land and construction in Israel. “Construction in Jerusalem is like construction in Tel Aviv and we have clarified that for the American government,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on March 21. Netanyahu is scheduled to leave for Washington Sunday night with Defense Minister Ehud Barak to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. Opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau will also attend the convention. Netanyahu, Barak, Livni, and the others should all be arrested on arrival in the United States for war crimes and crimes of terror, such as 9-11. These are the senior Israelis responsible for the false-flag terror atrocity that brought us the fraudulent “War on Terror”, which is really a war of terror.
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Christopher Bollyn

An independent American investigative journalist