“Be certain that he who has betrayed thee once will betray thee again.” (Johann Kaspar Lavater 1741–1801)
Besides Mother England who endorsed the Balfour Declaration, which instituted, that Palestine would be the home for the Jewish people, a state that would become a nation for Jews only, the United States would become it’s official staple to enforce this declaration. Many European countries made their thoughts rather clear, contrary to what the U.S specified, that Judea was to be a home for Jews, not a state for Jews. Prime Minister of England, Neville Chamberlain, however knew different, his thoughts about the future of Judea was simple….they will become a state which will enforce its own governance:
“If, as may well happen, there should be created in our own lifetime by the banks of the Jordan a Jewish State under the protection of the British Crown which might comprise three or four millions of Jews, an event will have occurred in the history of the world which would from every point of view be beneficial.” (1927)
The investments made by the United States, England, France and other countries were abundant. The Zionist Israeli influence in American journalism pushed for the U.S citizenry in full agreement for Jews to have a state, a state in which they would enforce their own laws which would not be deterred. Influential Zionists that resided inside the United States, Louis Brandeis, Louis Lipsky and Stephen Wise were major leading figures who acquiesced to American politicians and major leading fugues in the areas of media and university, in which they persuaded with complete backing from the Christian evangelicals to further cement the relationship between the newly birthed, Zionist state of Israel and the major super-power, the United States. It would become a dual partnership which had a tentative beginning. Thus a leading Zionist organization was given it’s rise, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) which began in 1897, was now the face of Zionist Israel inside the country it depended on the most, especially for its military and financial needs. However the nature of this ideology, Zionism, would become far too dependent on its own “wants” rather than what it actually needed from the United States.
The FBI began an investigation into the ZOA, under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act, due to the organization’s solicitation of supporters from the Christian and Jewish of Israel which were to accelerate technology transfers to Jews in Palestine. In 1948, the State Department under Harry Truman, forced the ZOA to register under as a “Foreign Agent”. The first formative years of ZOA, they were primarily a “liberal” Zionist entity….however this would radically change in the next 15 years, and become a nationalist right wing entity.
In time, many different smaller Zionist organizations became apparent in every public and private facet of politics, media and banking. Influential figures from these Zionist organizations such as the ZOA, American Zionist Movement, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Mercaz USA and the more notable AIPAC Conference which caters specifically to the American political spectrum of all parties. But behind the scenes, as liken to a growing cancer cell, Israeli spies long hindered the American public and private sectors. Spying into White House activities all the way down to monitoring American popular opinion of Israel in universities, corporate offices and workplaces even in law enforcement centers.
Israeli spying inside the United States was a taboo of sorts, even from local federal investigative agencies who were never permitted to speak about its existence even within their own circles. One of the most egregious cases of espionage which included Israel, was in the case of Jonathan Pollard. Pollard who was born in Galveston, Texas to a Jewish family, and seemingly became an ardent supporter of Israel as he became aware of his family's ordeal in the Holocaust during WW2, Pollard who applied to become an intelligence officer in the CIA (which he was turned down) became a Navy Field Intelligence Officer in 1979. In 1984 he became acquainted with Aviem Sella, who was a combat veteran with the Israeli Air Force who participated in the 1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day War and the 1982 Lebanon war.
He left to a sabbatical inside the United States in 1983, there he took a course on computer science at NYU. Pollard told Sella that he worked for U.S. naval intelligence, told him about specific incidents where U.S. intelligence was withholding information from Israel, and offered to work as a spy. It was a relationship which provided Sella with remarkably sensitive and classified data in which Pollard stole from Naval offices.
Pollard would in time have a handler for his information. Rafi Eitan was a career Israeli Intelligence Officer who was positioned as Chief of Coordination with Shin Bet and the Mossad. It was later in 1984 where Eitan initialed an espionage operation against the United States, here he became the lading figure in the he recruitment of Pollard thru Sella. The Office of Naval Intelligence got wind of Pollard’s activities. In 2014 in an interview with Times of Israel, Eitan would affirm that not only did Israeli Intelligence know about Pollard, so did Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Defense Minister, Yitzhak Rabin.
“Shimon Peres and -defense minister Yitzhak Rabin were aware of the spy’s actions, Eitan, after some deliberation, “Of course.”
On June 4, 1986, Pollard pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deliver national defense information to a foreign government. His sentence was damning, a life sentence from Judge Aubrey Robinson Jr. Almost immediately the U.S State Department would become flush with calls from major Israeli intelligence figures in the military and government offices over the years, pressuring for his release. In 2002 Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would visit Pollard in prison. During the Obama administration, it became apparent from both the Republican and Democratic partys, that Pollard’s release was at the forefront.
On October 26, 2011, a bi-partisan group of 18 retired U.S. Senators wrote to President Obama urging him to commute Jonathan Pollard’s prison sentence to time served. On July 28, 2015, Pollard would be requested parole thru the granted accommodations from the U.S Parole Commission Board. In 2015, the Israeli Knesset would pass a bill which would in essence have the Israeli government fund Pollards housing and medical expenses, the bill however was rescinded from passing in 2016.
This instance of Israeli espionage would become rather a consistent routine which would increasingly become more apparent in the 1990’s. On May 5th 2000, J. Michael Waller and Paul M. Rodriguez journalists from Insight Magazine (defunct) wrote a damning article which brought to light the massive abuses of Israeli espionage. The in-depth report entitled “ FBI Probes Espionage at Clinton White House.” went into full details just how proactive the Israeli Mossad was inside the United States most sensitive areas of government and law enforcement offices.The report which encompassed a 12 month investigation by both Waller & Rodriguez, in which the FBI had looked into allegations which implicated the Israeli Government had penetrated four White House telephone lines and was able to relay real-time conversations on those lines from a remote site outside the White House directly to Israel for listening and recording.
The report also went into detail about how the Israeli Mossad had also monitored phone lines of certain “unnamed” officials who worked within the State Department, Pentagon and even “secret” FBI phone lines. Both Waller and Rodriguez said the FBI investigation had been launched in early 1997 when a local telephone company manager became suspicious of an Israeli employee of Amdocs, an Israeli company that sells billing software to telephone companies. This remarkable revelation was of course not relayed to the American public. Not one news agency whether it be from the legacy media or any newspaper publications would publish this surreal criminal act which bordered on the absurd and the oblivious.
More than two dozen U.S. intelligence, counterintelligence, law-enforcement and other officials have told both Waller & Rodriguez from Insight, that the FBI believes Israel has intercepted telephone and modem communications on some of the most sensitive lines of the U.S. government on an ongoing basis. Nevertheless, independent sources did report the allegations, in which Israeli and U.S officials had to circumvent excuses to what had happen within the United States own intelligence agencies. Rodriguez was later interviewed by The Washington Report:
“We’re perplexed that no one has followed up on this story. We think it’s news by any stretch of the imagination. It is true that the FBI says that a portion of the investigation is closed. But the fact that a portion also is open makes it news. We will continue to pursue it. Meanwhile, it’s gratifying that the Middle East press played it fair and square.”
Only the Liberal Israeli publication, Haaretz, would give the Insight report a fuller explanation, which most U.S publications would shun:
“White House and FBI officials denied the allegations.. . they acknowledged that such an investigation into possible Israeli eavesdropping had been conducted and added that the file has not technically been closed yet. The file is categorized as ‘inactive’ due to the severity of the allegations and the possibility that there may be further developments.”
The investigation was closed from leading FBI investigators, at the behest of high ranking officials from the State Department, all most likely from those favorable to Israel. The influences from AIPAC and other Israeli Zionist figures in the U.S gained fuller traction when the Neoconservatives took power in 2001, under the George W. Bush presidency. Major Neocon figures such as Douglas Feith, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz….”war-hawks” would become a more fitting term in explaining their agenda which coincided with leading figures in the right wing Likud Party which was led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The systematic abuse of spying on the United States however was unrelenting. n January, 2001, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began to receive reports of Israeli art students attempting to penetrate several DEA Field Offices in the continental United States. This report drafted by the DEA showed a massive Mossad operated ring which were penetrating not just the offices of the DEA, FBI and State Department, but also the homes of these officials as well. These incidents have involved several other law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies, with contacts made at other agencies’ facilities and the residences of their employees. During the years 2000–2002, Israeli Mossad agents posing as “art students” were going door to door at homes of officials and employees from the DEA, FBI and Pentagon clamoring to purchase “mediocre” art paintings.
Approximately 140 of these students were later detained, arrested by the FBI, wall whom were then deported back to Israel. The art students were basically following a “modus operandi” of sorts. They generally worked in teams, typically consisting of a driver, who was the team leader, and three or four subordinates. The driver would drop the “salespeople” off at a given location and return to pick them up some hours later. The sales pitches ere usually “aggressive”, and even at times, “inquisitive” to the people they were pitching to. According to an unnamed DEA officials in his interview with Salon Magazine in 2002:
“ The females among them were invariably described as “very attractive” — “blondes in tight shorts or jeans, real lookers,” as one DEA agent put it to Salon. “They were flirty, flipping the hair, looking at you, smiling. ‘Hey, how are you? Let me show you this.’ Everything a woman would do if she wanted to get something out of you.”
Salon Magazine also obtained information from guards at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, whom found one “Israeli art student” wandering the halls with a floor plan of the site. Sources told Salon that similar incidents had occurred at sites in New York, Florida, and six other states, “and even more worrisome, at 36 sensitive Department of Defense sites.”
In a related report from Anna Werner, a reporter based out of Houston 11 News, in which no officials would talk to her on air about the Israeli “art students” she would rely on 11 News military and terrorism analyst Ron Hatchett, for his take on the scenario described above. “What comes to my mind right away is that this is an obvious surveillance,” says Hatchett. “This is not a bunch of kids selling artwork.”
The DEA report which listed major Israeli cells operating in 13 different U.S cities was quite “revealing”, these Israeli cells were quite expansive and showed the lengths in which they would go to to penetrate sensitive areas of U.S Government in both the public and private areas
According to the released DEA report in 2001:
“The activities of these Israeli art students raised the suspicion of Office of Security Programs (IS) and other field offices when attempts were made to circumvent the access control systems at DEA offices, and when these individuals began to solicit their paintings at the homes of DEA employees. The nature of the individuals’ conduct, combined with intelligence information and historical information regarding past incidents involving Israeli Organized Crime, leads IS to believe the incidents may well be an organized intelligence gathering activity. It is believed by IS that these incidents should not be the basis for any immediate concern for the safety and security of DEA personnel, however, employees should continue to exercise due caution in safeguarding information relating to DEA investigations, or activities. DEA Orlando has developed the first drug nexus to this group. Telephone numbers obtained from an Israel Art Student encountered at the Orlando D.O. have been linked to several ongoing DEA MDMA (Ecstasy) investigations in Florida, California, Texas, and New York. The Orlando D.O. has opened an investigation that is being coordinated with DEA HQs.”
Israeli officials would soon begin to feel the backlash from those involved in the espionage ring, leading Yaffa Ben-Ari (spokesman for Israeli Foreign Office Ministry) to prepare an immediate denial of the charges, while declaring the report as “nonsense” that Israel would openly spy on the United States. After the September 11th attacks, some would speculate that these Israeli art students were shadowing Arab militants from Hamas in states like Texas, New York, Florida and even in California. The DEA report said most of the students questioned by American investigators acknowledged having served in units of the Israeli armed forces specializing in military intelligence, electronic signals interception or explosive ordnance.
All the while Israeli youths, some whom were Mossad operatives, were employed within certain moving companies located in New York, New Jersey and Florida whom were closely monitoring members of the Hamburg Cell (who were involved in the September 11th attacks) 3 of them being suspected pilots, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, These moving companies, Urban Moving Systems, Classic International Movers, Moishe Movers, would suddenly become at the forefront of the September 11th investigation headed by the FBI, which was code-named PENTTBOM. In certain instances, it would later show that some of the employees from Urban Moving Systems (UMS)may have had foreknowledge of the event as they were seen celebrating the attack of the North Tower at 8:43am, in two redacted reports from the FBI, residents from the Doric Tower apartments located in Union City, New Jersey, witnessed a white van matching an UMS at 8:43am was seen in the parking lot as early as 8:00am on the fateful day of September 11th 2001.
These individuals were later pulled over at 4:30 pm as a BOLO report of that same van earlier in the day was seen on the NJ Turnpike. Officers from East Rutherford PD detained the 5 men in the van. In which they were all detained for a total of 71 days. Paul Kurzberg, was one of the five Israelis detained, refused to take a polygraph test for 10 weeks, in which he then accepted to take part and failed in most of the questions posed to him. The FBI would later try and get a second interview with UMS manger, Dominic Suter…Suter immediately fled to Israel, basically leaving the company behind with months of storage undelivered to clients. Only 20/20 would embark on a journalistic piece regarding the mystery of the “5 Israelis” whom were later dubbed “The Dancing Israelis” by the American media. This story would also “die on the vine” so to speak, as par for the course anything relating to Israeli-U.S criminality.
Meanwhile the United States-Israel partnership continues to grow at exponential rates, which continue to have a general negative outlook in the geo-political spectrum and also from an internal viewpoint. Can those who cater to the Zionist entities within Israel continue to be a friend to the United States while it commits repeated acts of espionage against our most sensitive areas of government? Or have they become a liability to the United States in general? Some agencies and adversaries would opine on the latter, while those emotionally invested to the “self determination” of the Zionist agenda would commit to the former even at the behest of being compliant to its criminality happening from within.