lundi 10 novembre 2014

Médias juifs antijuifs? Le Jerusalem Post confirme qu'Israël savait que le USS Liberty était américain



 


A 2004 transcript of an Israeli military tape published in the Jerusalem Post supports the unanimous position of the survivors and many high-ranking US officers that Israeli forces knew the USS Liberty was an American ship, as they attempted to sink it.

The Liberty was the only ship of its kind at the time, easily distinguishable for the huge satellite dishes mounted on its deck and the bristling array of antennae which served as the spy ship's "ears." The survivors, and the audio tape on which the transcript is based, are presented in a new documentary which was broadcast on the Al Jazeera America channel last week. The audio tape has never been heard before by an American audience. The film "The Day Israel Attacked America" is directed and produced by British film maker Richard Belfield. Israel has long maintained, with official US government inquiries agreeing, that the attack was a case of mistaken identity. However, a growing chorus of critics, and the USS Liberty survivors themselves, say the official reports are cover-ups of an incident in which American sailors were ruthlessly, deliberately attacked in order to draw the US into war with Egypt, by blaming it for the loss of the ship with all hands. Israel was engaged in the Six Day War with Egypt and other Arab states at the time. The attack, which commenced on June 8th, 1967 at 1:58 p.m. local time with strafing runs by Israeli Mirage jet fighters, lasted for approximately two hours, after seven to nine reconnaissance flights over the Liberty by slow-moving Israeli patrol planes beginning at 5:30 a.m. Liberty survivors are unanimous in their conviction that the attackers knew the ship was American, and that they were trying hard to sink it. Expended over the course of the attack were over 800 rounds of 30mm cannon, air-to-surface rockets, heat-seeking missiles, napalm bombs, and five torpedoes. In the documentary, during the course of the attack, at 2:14 p.m., 16 minutes after the first strafing run begins, voices of Israeli military controllers are heard to say, as the timeline is counted in the background: "To what state does she belong?" (Answer): "American" Supporting the authenticity of the tape, in 2004 the Jerusalem Post published what it said was a transcript of Israeli military transmissions directing the attack on the USS Liberty. In that transcript, at precisely the same time, 2:14pm, the exchange translated from Hebrew to English is reported: "Kislev, what country?" (Answer): "Apparently American." [Jerusalem Post archives, "Liberty revisited: the attack," June 4, 2004, by Arieh O'Sullivan, article copy] The Post transcript ends with this transmission. However, the attack continued for another hour and a half. Twenty minutes after the indication of positive identification, an Israeli torpedo boat approaches and fires five torpedoes, one of which hits the starboard bow and nearly sinks the ship. Although the Israeli government maintains to this day that the Liberty was mistaken for an Egyptian ship, the Israeli attack aircraft were unmarked. The Liberty survivors and the many skeptics of Israel's "accident" explanation point out that open warfare was already taking place at the time with Egypt, and there would be no reason to use aircraft with its markings meticulously painted over. The matching timeline substantiates the authenticity of the tape broadcast, as raw audio with subtitled translation, by Al Jazeera America. The match indicates that the tape broadcast by Al Jazeera, and the tape on which the Jerusalem Post based its transcript, are the same. The translated transcript of the raw audio published by the Post was made by a Post reporter who was allowed to listen to the tape. Even prior to the attack, Israeli military personnel are heard questioning whether the ship was American, at 1:53pm in the tape. In the Al Jazeera translation of the tape Israeli military personnel are heard saying in an intriguing exchange: "Is it an American ship?" "What do you mean American?" "No comment." As the torpedo hits 20 minutes after a ground controller acknowledges the ship is American, a voice is heard casually saying: "The torpedo is talking care of the ship now." In the Jerusalem Post transcript of the tape, no mention is made of a torpedo hitting the ship, although a torpedo hole is clearly visible in the ship's damage. The official Israeli Defense Forces report on the attack acknowledges the launch of torpedoes 25 minutes after the fact that the ship is American is mentioned ("IDF History Report: The Attack on the 'Liberty' Incident.") After the torpedo hits, torpedo boats circle, machine-gunning the ship with armor-piercing projectiles for another 40 minutes. At 3:15 p.m., as lifeboats are lowered into the water, the Israelis pull up at close range and proceed to machine-gun the lifeboats. This is a full hour after confirmation has been given that the ship is American. Sexual innuendo is heard in describing the actions of the Israeli military as the Liberty crew fights fires and tends to the wounded. Thirty-four US sailors were killed. As the attack controllers mull using napalm one asks "Do we screw her?" The Post and Al Jazeera tape are but a small part of the volumes of evidence that Israel knew what it was doing that has yet to be released. Steve Forslundan, who was an intelligence analyst for the 544th Air Reconnaissance Technical Wing at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, states that the real-time intelligence he was reading as the day progressed: "made specific reference to the efforts to direct the jets to the target which was identified as American numerous times by the ground controller. Upon arrival, the aircraft specifically identified the target and mentioned the American flag she was flying. There were frequent operational transmissions from the pilots to the ground base describing the strafing runs. The ground control began asking about the status of the target and whether it was sinking. They stressed that the target must be sunk and leave no trace."
USS Liberty scale size profile in comparison to Egyptian ship which Israel maintains it was mistaken...
USS Liberty scale size profile in comparison to Egyptian ship which Israel maintains it was mistaken for.
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Prior to the airing of "The Day Israel Attacked America," a long list of public figures, including those of highest US military rank, have backed the survivors' contention that the Israelis meant to sink the Liberty knowing full well that the ship was American. These include Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who held that office at the time of the incident, Director of the NSA Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, US Senator Adlai Stevenson, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer. Moorer concluded in his own investigation: "In attacking the USS Liberty, Israel committed acts of murder against U.S. servicemen and an act of war against the United States." Of the Israeli account, Secretary of State Rusk said in his memoirs: "I didn't believe them then, and I don't believe them to this day." NSA Director Bobby Ray Inman grants an interview in the film. In 2007, in the article "New Revelations in Attack on American Spy Ship," the Chicago Tribune ran interviews of US intelligence officers who were following the Mediterranean radio traffic in real time, who said Israel was deliberately attacking an American ship. Air Force Capt. Richard Block, who was commanding an intelligence wing of more than 100 analysts and cryptologists monitoring Middle Eastern communications on the island of Crete, told the Tribune: "The pilots said, 'This is an American ship. Do you still want us to attack?' And ground control came back and said, 'Yes, follow orders.'" For its part, the official Israeli report holding that the attack was a "tragic accident" centers around the claim no flags were visible on the ship, which is vociferously denied by the survivors, who say they were flying multiple flags, in a proper breeze for unfurling. The other central Israeli claim is that orders were given that any ship observed traveling above a certain speed, 20 knots, was to be considered a hostile warship. The IDF report states that the Liberty was observed sailing at 28 knots. However, the report itself notes that the Liberty was not capable of such speeds, and calls it "astounding" that two different measurements of the speed were "incorrect" (page 12, IDF History Report.)
Cover page of official Israeli government report on USS Liberty attack.
Cover page of official Israeli government report on USS Liberty attack.
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As for the "why" of the attack, a non-governmental committee chaired by Admiral Moorer, which included former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia James E. Akins, theorized that the attack was intended to be blamed on Egypt, thereby drawing the US into Israel's Six Day War with Arab states in 1967. Supporting this were the facts that the Israelis clearly wanted the ship to sink, and that they used unmarked fighter aircraft. Coincidentally, according to Admiral Lawrence Geis, who was commander of the US Mediterranean fleet on that day, the Sixth Fleet was undergoing a nuclear-armed drill at the time, in which warplanes were armed with live nuclear weapons. Geis said that he was ordered by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to recall flights of US fighter aircraft sent to assist the Liberty, twice, because President Lyndon B. Johnson in fact wanted the Liberty to sink, with all hands. It is speculated that Johnson then would have sent nuclear-tipped bombers into Egypt to retaliate for the sinking of the Liberty. USS Liberty survivors still hold a commemoration event in Washington DC every year, and have pledged to try to continue to as long as any of them remain alive. The film is briskly-paced, with interviews of the survivors taking center stage. The interviews recall harrowing moments as the Israeli Air Force and Navy conducted its organized and prolonged attack, after many previous hours of low-pass flyover surveillance in which Israeli pilots flew low enough to actually wave at American sailors. Survivor Larry Weaver recalled an Israeli Air Force Nord 2501 circling the ship, and told former ABC News investigative reporter James Bamford: "It had a big Star of David on it and it was flying just a little bit above our mast. I was actually able to wave to the co-pilot. He waved back and actually smiled at me - I could see him that well. There's no question about it. They had seen the ship's markings and the American flag. They could damn near see my rank." In charge of the official US Navy Court of Inquiry report which drew the conclusion that the attack was an accident was Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., father of John McCain, the US senator and former presidential candidate. The survivors continue to demand that the government acknowledge that Israel knowingly attacked an American ship.
Recent USS Liberty commemoration ceremony.
Recent USS Liberty commemoration ceremony.
Richard Belfield


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(V.F.de : New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans)
Via Alterinfo.net

Il n’est pas dans nos habitudes de relayer les articles d’Al Jazeera, mais celui-ci mérite sans doute une exception. En effet, près de 50 ans ont passé depuis l’attaque du navire américain USS Liberty par l’aviation et la flotte israéliennes. Pourtant la version officielle, matérialisée par Wikipedia par exemple, continue de parler de l’"incident du USS Liberty" et de la confusion avec un bateau égyptien. Près de cinq décennies plus tard, commence-t-on à voir poindre quelques éléments de vérité dans les médias "dominants" occidentaux ?
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De nouveaux éléments présentés lors d’un reportage exclusif d’investigation d’Al Jazeera sur les attaques israéliennes contre le USS Liberty qui tua [en 1967] 34 Américains prouvent qu’il ne s’est pas agi d’une erreur. Depuis 1967, la « version officielle » veut qu’Israël ait malencontreusement cru pendant plusieurs heures que le navire américain était en fait égyptien. Israël s’est ensuite excusé auprès des Etas-Unis, et durant plusieurs décennies on nous a fait croire que c’était la seule raison pour laquelle les avions de chasse et les lance-torpilles israéliens avaient lancé des roquettes, des missiles et des torpilles sur une cible américaine pendant deux heures.

Richard Belfield, producteur et réalisateur britannique plusieurs fois primé pour ses films, vient de sortir un nouveau documentaire intitulé The Day Israel Attacked America (Le jour où Israël a attaqué l’Amérique) qui a été diffusé par la chaine Al Jazeera. Les enregistrements audio obtenus par Betfield permettent finalement de montrer que les survivants de l’attaque contre le USS Liberty avaient raison depuis le début.  Ces derniers ont toujours affirmé que l’intention d’Israël était de couler le bateau en tuant tout le monde à bord, de façon à pouvoir faire porter le chapeau à l’Égypte pour cette tragédie. Dans quel but ? Pour convaincre le Président Lyndon Johnson (et avec lui, le peuple américain) qu’il fallait déclarer la guerre à l’Égypte. C’est la définition même d’un "False-Flag" [opération sous faux drapeau – NdT], (comme pour le 11/9 ?).
Une fois de plus, une théorie de la conspiration se révèle être une véritable conspiration. On ne parle plus ici de paranoïa !
 « Voilà quelques mois, j’ai obtenu une copie d’enregistrements audio des attaques qui contenaient les conversations entre les pilotes de l’Air Force israélienne et les contrôleurs à la base aérienne. Ils n’avaient jamais été diffusés auparavant. Je suis allé parler à Al Jazeera, et après les avoir longuement étudiés, ils ont commandé le film. »
Richard Beltfield 

Seize minutes exactement après le début de l’attaque, les forces israéliennes ont confirmé que l’USS Liberty était bien un navire américain. Ces conversations figurent dans le documentaire diffusé par al Jazeera.
« À quel État appartient-il ? » (réponse) : « L’Amérique. »
Les attaques ont pourtant continué pendant plus d’une heure et demie !
Et même cinq minutes avant que la première bombe ne soit lancée, on peut entendre un des pilotes de l’Air Force israélienne demander si c’est un bateau américain ou pas. Il ne faut pas être un génie pour comprendre pourquoi ces pilotes étaient extrêmement génés d’attaquer un navire soupçonné de battre pavillon américain sans un ordre direct et précis de le faire. Il me semble raisonnable de penser que dans le cas contraire, cette attaque n’aurait jamais eu lieu.
« C’est un navire américain ? »
« Que voulez-vous dire par ‘américain’ ? »
« No comment »
Vingt minutes après que le contrôleur aérien eut répondu « Américain » à la question du pilote lui demandant « A quel pays appartient ce navire ? », la première torpille frappa l’USS Liberty. On peut clairement entendre une voix qui confirme que la cible que l’on avait identifiée comme américaine à ce moment-là était sur le point d’être détruite.
« Le lance-torpilles va s’occuper de ce bateau »
Dès que la torpille heurta l’USS Liberty, les lance-torpilles encerclèrent le navire et commencèrent à le mitrailler pendant 40 minutes.
Lorsque l’équipage du USS Liberty mit ses canots de sauvetage à l’eau pour évacuer le navire, les Israéliens se rapprochèrent pour mieux abattre ces Américains qui essayaient de sauver leurs vies.
Voilà plus de 10 ans, un journaliste dénommé Arieh O’Sullivan, du Jérusalem Post, avait été autorisé à écouter ces mêmes enregistrements. Il avait publié une transcription de ces conversations entre les militaires israéliens qui dirigeaient l’attaque contre l’USS Liberty. Seize minutes après le début de l’attaque, exactement comme dans la bande-son obtenue par Al Jazeera, la transcription de O’Sullivan (traduite de l’hébreu en anglais) montrait exactement le même échange :
« Kislev, quel pays ? » (réponse) : « Apparemment, l’Amérique. »
Mais c’est là que se termine la transcription de O’Sullivan, publié il y a plus de 10 ans par le Jérusalem Post. Il y juste un tout petit problème : l’attaque s’est poursuivie pendant plus d’une heure et demie.
L’amiral Thomas Moorer, qui a servi autrefois son pays dans l’État-major interarmes et comme chef des opérations navales, avait mis sur pied une commission indépendante pour enquêter sur ce qui s’était réellement passé avec l’USS Liberty. Les résultats de cette commission ont été rendus publics en 2003. En voici certaines des conclusions les plus frappantes :
  • Cette attaque par un allié des États-Unis fut une tentative délibérée de détruire un navire américain et de tuer tout son équipage.
  • Elle comprenait le mitraillage des sauveteurs et des canots de sauvetage.
  • La Maison-Blanche a délibérément empêché l’U.S. Navy de venir au secours du USS Liverty. C’est la première fois dans l’histoire navale qu’une opération de secours est annulée alors qu’un navire américain est attaqué.
  • Les survivants de l’équipage ont par la suite été menacés de procès, d’emprisonnement, ou pire, s’ils parlaient à qui que ce soit de ce qui leur était arrivé, et ont littéralement été « abandonnés par leur propre gouvernement. »
John Crewdson, un auteur et journaliste américain récompensé du Prix Pulitzer a publié en 2007 ce que l’ancien analyste de la CIA, Ray McGovern, avait qualifié de « compte-rendu le plus détaillé et le plus précis sur l’attaque israélienne » dans le Chicago Tribune et le Baltimore Sun. Ce qui devait arriver arriva : Crewdson fut licencié par le Chicago Tribune l’année suivante, après 24 ans passés dans ce journal. Lisez donc son article.

« Les messages israéliens interceptés le 8 juin 1967 ne laissent la place à aucun doute sur le fait que la mission des avions et des lance-torpilles israéliens, alors que la guerre des Six Jours faisait rage au Moyen-Orient, était précisément de couler l’USS Liberty. Je répète : il n’y a aucun doute – aucun – que les IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) avaient pour mission de détruire l’USS Liberty et l’ensemble de son équipage. »
Ancien analyste de la CIA, Ray McGovern

Aaron Nelson, 10 novembre 2014
Titre original : De nouveaux indices montrent qu’Israël a attaqué le USS Liberty avec pour mission de tuer 294 Américains Traduction : IlFattoQuotidiano.fr



Jews Upset Over New USS Liberty Documentary

Al Jazeera America diffuse un documentaire accablant pour Israël  « Le jour où Israël attaqua les États-Unis » : tel est le titre du documentaire-choc diffusé par l'antenne américaine de la chaîne d'information Al Jazeera. En 1967, durant la Guerre des Six-Jours, l'armée israélienne simula une attaque égyptienne contre un navire américain. Bilan: 34 morts et 174 blessés.

(...)  Révélation-clé du film : les extraits sonores des échanges entre militaires israéliens -faisant état de la nationalité américaine du navire- durant l'attaque. Informations également inédites : le chantage à l'antisémitisme exercé par Israël contre Johnson (responsable de la fuite de l'info auprès de Newsweek) afin d'étouffer progressivement l'affaire; l'identité des sayanim (collaborateurs étrangers des services secrets israéliens) au sein de la Maison Blanche durant la crise; la tentative israélienne d'amadouer Johnson en affaiblissant la critique croissante de la guerre du Vietnam via le contrôle de certains dirigeants juifs des mouvements pacifistes.



• American-Jewish cover-up proved U.S.-Israeli relationship stronger than killing and injuring of more than 200 Americans. By Dave Gahary — Last month, the American arm of the Arabic news network Al Jazeera (More...)


Behind the USS Liberty Cover-up
Maidhc Ó Cathail for Consortium News November 12, 2014
“The Day Israel Attacked America,” an investigation into Israel’s deadly June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, was aired recently on Al Jazeera America.
Directed by British filmmaker Richard Belfield, the documentary confirms not only that the attack on the U.S. Navy spy ship was deliberate — an undisputed fact long accepted by all but the most shameless Israeli apologists — but reveals, perhaps for the first time, how Tel Aviv was able to induce the U.S. government to cover up an attack that killed 34 and injured 171 of its own seamen by a supposed “ally.”(...)
The documentary’s narrator said declassified Israeli documents now show that “they were going to threaten President Johnson with ‘blood libel’ — gross anti-Semitism — and that would end his political career.”
“Blackmail!” retired U.S. Navy admiral Bobby Ray Inman frankly summed up Israel’s strategy to deal with Johnson. “[T]hey know if he is thinking about running again he’s going to need money for his campaign,” said Inman, who from 1977 to 1981 directed the National Security Agency, the U.S. intelligence agency under whose aegis the USS Liberty had been dispatched to the eastern Mediterranean. “So alleging that he’s blood-libeling is going to arouse the Jewish donors.”
The Israeli government hired teams of lawyers, including close friends of Johnson, the narrator added, and began an “all-out offensive” to influence media coverage of the attack, leaning on them “to kill critical stories” and slant others in Israel’s favor.
“There was a campaign mounted to see what could be done about returning Johnson to his normal, predictable pro-Israeli position,” Hughes said.
Continue reading… 
Al Jazeera America diffuse un documentaire accablant pour Israël  (...) Peter Hounam, interrogé dans l'extrait visible ci-dessus, est un journaliste d'investigation britannique qui défend la thèse d'un "accord secret entre Israéliens et Américains" pour faire couler l'USS Liberty (avec l'assentiment du président Lyndon Johnson) et imputer l'attaque à l'Égypte, pays alors ennemi d'Israël et allié des Soviétiques. L'homme avait réalisé en 2001 le premier documentaire de qualité sur le sujet : intitulé Dead in the Water et diffusé par la chaîne BBC 4, le film révélait aux télespectateurs l'existence d'un plan top-secret israélo-américain conçu en 1966 et dénommé "Projet Cyanide". L'objectif: le renversement du président égyptien Gamal Abd-el-Nasser.(...)



 


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USS LIBERTY, 11 septembre... 
Mêmes fauteurs de guerre israéliens, même objectif de Troisième guerre mondiale, même méthode sous fausse bannière.





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Les milliardaires juifs et magnats des médias Haim Saban (Démocrate) et Sheldon Adelson (Républicain) en compétition pour le titre du plus grand juif fauteur de guerres mondiales, insistent qu'il faut bombarder l'Iran



Adelson and Saban Try To Out-Hawk Each Other
November 9, 2014, 6:45pm By Nathan Guttman for The Forward

Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson / Getty Images Related
What do you get when you put two of the largest pro-Israel donors — Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban — on one stage?  
For participants at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference, this meeting of Jewish finance titans produced several historical insights about the roots of the Palestinian people (Adelson: they have none); a bit of advice on how to deal with Iran (Saban: “bomb the sons of bitches”); and some media criticism (Adelson: “I don’t like journalism” — especially not the Forward.)  
Adelson and Saban, one a mega donor to the Republican Party, the other a top backer of the Clintons, may have their differences when it comes to U.S. politics. But on Israel, both engaged in one-upmanship, trying to outdo each other’s hawkishness.  
When discussing a possible nuclear deal with Iran, which is now being negotiated between Iran and several international powers, both expressed skepticism. Adelson said that if the deal does not satisfy Israel, then putting himself in the shoes of Israel’s prime minister, he “would not just talk. I would take action.”  
But Saban went further. “A stick and a carrot, yes — but I think that we showed too many carrots and a very small stick,” he said of the Obama administration negotiators.  
And what would he do if he were Benjamin Netanyahu facing an unsatisfactory deal? “I would act,” the Los Angeles-based media magnate said. “I would bomb the daylight out of these sons of bitches.”  
Adelson quickly caught up when the discussion turned to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He provided the audience with a lengthy historical lecture, arguing that the Palestinians have no history in the region and that, as his protégé Newt Gingrich has said, they are in fact “an invented people.” 
 The casino owner suggested building a “big wall” around Israel, but later would not explain whether by advocating this, he was expressing support for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. 
Saban, who declared he fully agreed with Adelson’s historical analysis, argued that he still believes in a two-state solution because that is the only way of maintaining Israel’s Jewish and democratic identity. But how important is that? Adelson, as it turns out, doesn’t think that’s a real problem.  
“I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy. I think God didn’t say anything about democracy,” Adelson said. “God talked about all the good things in life. He didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state, otherwise Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”  
The two Jewish philanthropists pondered how to save Israel from the local and international media that are biased against it. They suggested solving the problem by opening their pocketbooks. “Why don’t you and I go after The New York Times?” Adelson joked with Saban, later explaining that the only way to do so is by offering “significantly more than it’s worth” and thus having shareholders sue the owners if they don’t accept the offer. Saban, apparently, already tried something similar. He attempted to purchase the Washington Post, but failed. The paper was sold last year to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, for $250 million, or as Saban described it, “bupkis.”  
Adelson, who admitted at the opening of the discussion that he does not like journalism, later took issue with the Forward reporter — yours truly — who spoke on an earlier panel discussion about the media. “You heard what this guy Guttman said here today,” Adelson told the audience. “He said ‘we look for the wrong, to tell the people what’s wrong in life. Are they insane from that? Yeah, they’re mad.’ That’s not professional journalism.”  
This statement, attributed to me by Adelson, was never uttered during the panel discussion.  
Adelson is IAC’s largest donor. He recently came in as a funder with more than $2.5 million. Saban has been supportive of the group for years, but Adelson’s contributions dwarfed his.  
The perspective offered by the two funders to conference participants was in line with the general spirit of the event. The conference, taking place from Friday to Sunday at the Washington Hilton, highlighted speakers critical of the Obama administration. Mitt Romney, the former presidential candidate, was the featured keynote speaker on the opening night, attacking Obama on his Iran policy. Former independent senator Joe Lieberman also delivered gibes at the president, and Senator Lindsey Graham, who spoke at the second night gala dinner, promised to use his position in Congress to block a deal with Iran if Israel does not accept it.  
Organizers insisted time and again that IAC is not a partisan organization.  
Saban and Adelson, both supportive of the IAC and of other pro-Israel causes, take different routes when it comes to their political giving. Saban is invested in the prospect of Hillary Clinton taking over the White House, while Adelson is expected to generously support at least one Republican candidate. One of them will get the VIP treatment at the White House after the 2016 elections.  
Adelson made sure the audience knew what he’d like to see in the next White House. He recalled that last time he visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Hanukkah reception in the Bush administration, “they ran out of potato latkes.” The next president, he hopes, will have sufficient latkes for all.



The Washington Post
Billionaires Adelson and Saban, at odds in campaigns, unite on Israel and hit Obama


Sheldon Adelson, left, and Haim Saban flank Israeli-America Council Chairman Shawn Evenhaim at the IAC conference in D.C. (Shahar Azran) By Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger November 9 at 5:29 PM
  
The billionaire political kingmakers planning to bankroll much of the 2016 presidential campaign spoke out together Sunday with blunt warnings on key issues for their respective parties.  
Haim Saban, a media mogul and close Democratic ally of Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized President Obama’s outreach to Iran, declaring that “we’ve shown too many carrots and a very small stick.”  
Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate who is likely to tap into his fortune in an effort to elect a Republican to the White House, upbraided many in the GOP for their opposition to legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Without a comprehensive overhaul, he said, the country would not be “the America that I’m proud to live in.”  
Adelson, 81, and Saban, 70, have gained enormous political power in the new era of super PACs and unlimited contributions, and both made it clear during a rare joint appearance Sunday before an audience of several hundred Israeli Americans that they intend to assert that power during the next presidential campaign and beyond with policy demands for their candidates. In particular, they vowed to press both sides for a more hawkish approach to the Middle East.  
Appearing before a new group called the Israeli American Council, both men issued a call for unity when it comes to support for the Jewish state, reminding all prospective presidential candidates of the primacy of the U.S.-Israel relationship. And they agreed that Obama and his administration have not been tough enough in protecting Israel’s interests.  
In an interview with The Washington Post, Saban described the president’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “like oil and water.” That has fed a perception, he said, that Obama has not been a friend to Israel, although Saban said he thinks that, in reality, “there’s never been this level of cooperation with any previous president.”  
Still, Saban said that he thinks Clinton would repair the relationship and that he has told her he would spend “whatever it takes” to propel her into the White House. That includes giving millions of dollars to Priorities USA, a super PAC that helped Obama in 2012 and is revving up to aid Clinton in 2016.  
“I have told her and everybody who’s asked me, ‘Whatever it takes, we’re going to be there,’ ” Saban said. “I think she would be a fantastic president for the United States, an incredible world leader and one under whom I believe — deeply — the relationship with the U.S. and Israel will be significantly reinforced.”  
Asked if he would press his friend Adelson to give to the pro-Clinton super PAC, Saban said, “I’ve got chutzpah, but I’m not suicidal.”  
In their public remarks, Saban and Adelson found common ground in their disdain for Iran, and their fear for the danger they say that regime poses for Israel. They expressed concern about U.S. negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.  
Adelson said that Iranian fundamentalists are instructed by their religion to “wipe out all infidels” and that “wiping out the Jews would be a down payment on that.”  
Referring to U.S. engagement with Iran, he said: “I would not just talk. I would take action.”  
Saban said that fundamentalist Iranians represent a real threat. If necessary to defend Israel, and as a last resort, he added, “I would bomb the living daylights out of the sons of bitches.”  
Saban endorsed a bill from Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who addressed the group on Saturday night, that would subject any Iranian nuclear deal to congressional approval. Saban said a system of checks and balances with the Obama administration on foreign policy is critical.  
Saban used dark humor to spin last week’s Democratic wipeout in the midterm elections. “Do you know the movie ‘Life of Brian,’ by Monty Python? While they’re being crucified, they’re singing, ‘Always look at the bright side of life,’ ” 
Saban said in the interview, playfully humming along as he recited the movie tune.  
Adelson declined an interview request. As he entered the ballroom, a Post reporter asked him about the election results. “How deep do you want to fish?” Adelson replied before moving along.  
Onstage, Shawn Evenhaim, the national chairman of the Israeli American Council, posed provocative questions to both billionaires. Adelson sat to Evenhaim’s right, Saban to his left — although, as Saban joked, “there’s no right or left when it comes to Israel.”  
In their hour-long discussion, Saban and Adelson had few disagreements, but one concerned how Israel engages with Palestinians. Saban said Israel has no choice but to negotiate with the Palestinians, whose numbers in the region roughly equal those of Israeli Jews.  
“What is Israel to do with these 6 million people?” Saban asked. “It is not about granting the Palestinian state. It’s about securing the future of a democratic Israel.”  
But Adelson rejected the feasibility of a two-state solution.  
“Newt Gingrich was right: The Palestinians are an invented people,” Adelson said, referring to a controversial statement made by the former Republican House speaker whose failed 2012 presidential campaign Adelson heavily funded.  
Evenhaim asked the men whether they think the news media are biased against Israel. Saban said they are but cited two exceptions: Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal. He joked to Adelson that they should have bought The Post together.  
“I wish that Jeff Bezos hadn’t bought The Washington Post,” Saban said, referencing the Amazon.com founder who purchased The Post a year ago. “For $250 million — bupkis — he stole it.”  
Adelson countered, “Why don’t you and I go after the New York Times?” Saban said that he has “tried over and over to buy it” but that the family-owned Times is not for sale. Adelson quipped, “There is only one way to fight it: money.”  
A reminder of Adelson and Saban’s outsize influence came when Evenhaim wrapped up Sunday’s event. “After the election in 2016,” he told them, “one of you will get me a private tour of the White House.”  Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.


Jerusalem Post (and JTA)
Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban urge Obama to reconsider nuclear deal with Iran
Major figures in US-Jewish community Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban join together in Washington, DC for first IAC National Conference.

Sheldon Adelson, Shawn Evenhaim and Haim Saban at IAC conference. (photo credit:SHAHAR AZRAN)  
A top Democratic Party donor and backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed President Obama’s Iran strategy and advised Israel to bomb the “living daylights” out of Iran if a nuclear deal with the major powers endangers Israel.  
If Obama strikes a “bad deal” with Iran in nuclear talks under way and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assesses it as a deal that would put Israel at risk, “I would bomb the living daylights out of these sonsofbitches,” Haim Saban said Sunday at the first conference of the Israeli American Council, an advocacy group he is helping to fund.  
Saban is an entertainment mogul who has for years been close to former President Bill Clinton and his wife who is now considering her own 2016 presidential run.  
He said Obama made a mistake in helping to strike an interim agreement with Iran to roll back some sanctions in exchange for the rollback of some nuclear activity. The interim agreement led to the talks now taking place between Iran and the major powers, led by the United States, and has a deadline of Nov. 24.  
Saban said Obama did not exhaust all options to pressure Iran before agreeing to go to talks, and should have added sanctions and increased the U.S. military posture in the region to extract a better deal.  
“We’ve shown too many carrots and a very small stick,” Saban said.  
Sheldon Adelson, a major Republican donor, a casino magnate and also a funder of the IAC, was more circumspect, saying he would advise Netanyahu to take “all available steps” that involve the minimum risk to Israel.  
Netanyahu and his officials have said that they see the possible deal now being considered as a bad one because it is likely to allow Iran to continue enriching uranium, albeit a low levels.  
Discussing the prospects of a Israeli-Palestinian peace and a two-state solution, Adelson repeated his claim that “the Palestinians are an invented people” and that the Palestinians would never give up their ambition of destroying Israel.  
Saban agreed, but said the demographic threat that he claimed Palestinians pose to Israel’s Jewish and democratic character necessitated two states.  
The two moguls said they regretted missing the recent opportunity to buy the Washington Post in order to influence Israel coverage in the American media, which they said was biased, and discussed the prospects of buying the New York Times. 
JTA-Haim Saban slams Obama’s Iran policy, advises bombing in worst case




In a shockingly grotesque public display of Jewish Supremacist power over America, the two controlling financial backers of the Republican and Democratic parties have publicly outlined the policies of the nation’s 2016 presidential election “choices”: Israel first, or Israel first, according to an article in The New Observer.
Speaking before the inaugural meeting of yet another new official Jewish lobby in the US, the “Israeli-American Council” (IAC), held over the weekend from November 7 to 9, 2014 in Washington DC, the two Jewish billionaires—Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson—were quite open about their intention to make sure that the 2016 election would be completely rigged to put Jewish tribal interests first.
Washington_Post-IAC
Adelson, reputably the richest man in the world from his Las Vegas casino holdings, gave more than $150 million to the Republican Party campaign against Barack Obama in 2012, supporting Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
Saban was revealed in a 2007 article in the Israeli Ynet News Service as being—until then—the single largest contributor to Democratic Party campaigns, funding that organization to the tune of at least $13 million.
YNET-SABAN
At the IAC conference, these two Jewish moguls, ostensibly from “opposite” political parties, appeared together in public to declare that their chosen front candidates for the 2016 contest would both be vehemently pro-Israel and “repair the damage” allegedly done by Obama to US-Israeli relations.
Adelson, 81, and Saban, 70, have gained enormous political power in the new era of super PACs and unlimited contributions, and both made it clear during a rare joint appearance Sunday before an audience of several hundred Israeli Americans that they intend to assert that power during the next presidential campaign and beyond with policy demands for their candidates. In particular, they vowed to press both sides for a more hawkish approach to the Middle East.
Appearing before a new group called the Israeli American Council, both men issued a call for unity when it comes to support for the Jewish state, reminding all prospective presidential candidates of the primacy of the US-Israel relationship. And they agreed that Obama and his administration have not been tough enough in protecting Israel’s interests.
Saban has openly declared his support for Hilary Clinton to be the 2016 Democratic nominee. Speaking in an interview to the Washington Post, Saban said that Obama’s
[R]elationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “like oil and water.” That has fed a perception, he said, that Obama has not been a friend to Israel, although Saban said he thinks that, in reality, “there’s never been this level of cooperation with any previous president.”
Still, Saban said that he thinks Clinton would repair the relationship and that he has told her he would spend “whatever it takes” to propel her into the White House. That includes giving millions of dollars to Priorities USA, a super PAC that helped Obama in 2012 and is revving up to aid Clinton in 2016.
“I have told her and everybody who’s asked me, ‘Whatever it takes, we’re going to be there,’” Saban said. “I think she would be a fantastic president for the United States, an incredible world leader and one under whom I believe—deeply—the relationship with the US and Israel will be significantly reinforced.”
Adelson declined an interview request, but, as he entered the ballroom, a Post reporter asked him about the election results. “How deep do you want to fish?” Adelson replied before appearing on stage to agree on every point with the demands made by Saban about issues such as Iran, and the need to always put Israel’s interests first.
As the Washington Post put it:
In their public remarks, Saban and Adelson found common ground in their disdain for Iran, and their fear for the danger they say that regime poses for Israel. They expressed concern about US negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
Adelson said that Iranian fundamentalists are instructed by their religion to “wipe out all infidels” and that “wiping out the Jews would be a down payment on that.”
Referring to US engagement with Iran, he said: “I would not just talk. I would take action.”
Saban said that fundamentalist Iranians represent a real threat. If necessary to defend Israel, and as a last resort, he added, “I would bomb the living daylights out of the sons of bitches.”
Onstage, Shawn Evenhaim, the national chairman of the Israeli American Council, posed provocative questions to both billionaires. Adelson sat to Evenhaim’s right, Saban to his left—although, as Saban joked, “there’s no right or left when it comes to Israel.”
Although Adelson did not name a candidate—unlike Saban—the leading Republican Party contenders recently held a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to beg him for campaign funding, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun:
Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for a list of elected officials that includes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. One of the world’s richest men, the 80-year-old billionaire casino magnate is looking for a new favorite to help end his party’s presidential losing streak.
Las-Vegas-Sun-Adelson
The Washington Post story concluded with this telling remark, which revealed that no matter which party’s candidate wins the 2016 election, Jewish interests will have been served:
A reminder of Adelson and Saban’s outsize influence came when Evenhaim wrapped up Sunday’s event. “After the election in 2016,” he told them, “one of you will get me a private tour of the White House.”
*Any public display of Jewish Supremacist power over America is never without at least some extreme hypocrisy. This was provided at the IAC conference by Adelson in particular.
According to the Washington Post, when speaking to the conference, Adelson;
[U]pbraided many in the GOP for their opposition to legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants. Without a comprehensive overhaul, he said, the country would not be “the America that I’m proud to live in.”
However, the state of Israel—which Adelson fanatically supports—has a closed borders immigration policy which even uses DNA checks to screen potential immigrants to make sure they are Jewish before allowing them in.
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The candidates will be flooded with money from these pro-Israel extremists.


ALTERNET.ORG November 13, 2014 |

On November 9, the ugly face of America’s money-saturated election process was put on full display.

Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, two billionaires with right-wing, pro-Israel agendas, took the stage at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. They fantasized about bombing Iran and about buying the New York Times because they said it’s biased against Israel. Both are bound to play an outsized role in the 2016 presidential elections by flooding the campaign with money to support their favored candidates. In a post-Citizens United world, Adelson and Saban are kings, and Israel will be the beneficiary of their largesse if the donors have the ear of a future president.

Saban and Adelson are on opposite ends of the mainstream (and narrow) political spectrum. Adelson is a casino mogul who bankrolled the 2012 presidential campaigns of GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Saban is in the entertainment business and is a major Democratic Party donor. But when it comes to U.S. foreign policy and Israel, Saban and Adelson take many of the the same positions, displaying an eagerness for war with Iran and a desire to keep the U.S. alliance with Israel rock-solid.

“There’s no right or left when it comes to Israel,” Saban said in what news reports called a joking reference to the moguls’ seating positions at the conference where they spoke.

But the quip was more than just a joke. It was a nod to how the Democratic and Republican parties are united in singing Israel’s praise, backing its military actions and voting to give the country $3.1 billion in U.S. military aid annually. If Adelson’s and Saban’s chosen candidates in 2016 get their way, that unity will shine through during the presidential campaign, with the debate being reduced to who would support Israel the most.

Saban, an Israeli-American famous for producing the TV show Power Rangers, is currently the CEO of the Saban Capital Group, which invests in media companies around the world. A 2010 New Yorker profile of Saban by Connie Bruck paints a portrait of a man who is heavily influential, charming and hawkish. “I'm a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel,” he told the New York Times in 2004.

At the the event with Adelson, Saban had a crude prescription for what Israel should do about Iran. “I would bomb the living daylights out of the sons of bitches.” The answer came during a discussion of what Saban would do if he were Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thought a nuclear deal with Iran was a threat to Israel.

His chosen candidate is Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic Party nomination in 2016. As Bruck reported in the New Yorker, Saban has given millions of dollars to the Clintons in the form of donations to Bill Clinton’s presidential library and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Speaking about Clinton to the Washington Post at the conference, Saban said, “I have told her and everybody who’s asked me, ‘Whatever it takes, we’re going to be there...’ She would be a fantastic president for the United States, an incredible world leader and one under whom I believe — deeply — the relationship with the U.S. and Israel will be significantly reinforced.”

Clinton has given backers like Saban ample reason for thinking of her as the perfect candidate for Israel. During the 2008 presidential election, Clinton was asked by ABC’s “Good Morning America” what she would do if Iran used a nuclear weapon on Israel. “In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them,” she said. This year, in an interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, she doubled down on her pro-Israel agenda. “If I were the prime minister of Israel, you’re damn right I would expect to have control over security [in the West Bank],” she said.

GOP donor Adelson’s choice for who to back in the 2016 race is trickier. The leading GOP candidates include people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, two politicians with divergent views on U.S. foreign policy, though Paul has been moving towards a more hawkish position in recent months. What is more clear is that Adelson’s impact, no matter who he backs, will be large. After the GOP losses in 2012, Adelson promised he would “double” his donations to the party. That means Adelson is prepared to spend as much as $300 million on Republican candidates.

Adelson, who made his fortune in the casino business, is one of the richest people in the world. He has used his largesse to shower pro-Israel groups like the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America with millions of dollars. In 2012, it was Adelson who prolonged the GOP primary by boosting Newt Gingrich, who famously proclaimed, in line with Adelson’s views, that the Palestinian people were “invented,” that there is no such thing as a Palestinian nation. When Gingrich finally dropped out, Adelson gave $30 million to a pro-Mitt Romney super-PAC.

His influence in the Republican Party was made clear in March of this year. Chris Christie and other potential presidential candidates flew out to speak to the Adelson-backed Republican Jewish Coalition. But Christie tripped up when he used the term “occupied territories” to refer to the West Bank and Gaza. While the Palestinian territories are indeed under occupation--a term used even by the U.S. State Department--Adelson and his ilk reject that view. The audience at the RJC event in March was no fan of the “occupied” remark, and Christie later apologized to Adelson.

The casino mogul apparently believes Israel should hold onto the West Bank forever, even at the cost of democracy in the area. “I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy,” Adelson said on November 9. “God talked about all the good things in life. He didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state, otherwise Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”

Adelson also said that the U.S. should “not just talk [with Iran]. I would take action.” Last year, Adelson made waves when he suggested that President Obama should launch a nuclear weapon at Iran to send a message to the country’s leaders. Saban’s and Adelson’s tough talk on Iran comes as a deadline to reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran approaches. Many Democrats and Republicans are deeply skeptical of reaching any deal with Iran.

The 2016 election campaign will likely feature the GOP and Democratic candidates slugging it out on issues like climate change, inequality and immigration. But when it comes to Israel and Iran, the two candidates, backed by people like Saban and Adelson, will have many of the same prescriptions: ramp up pressure on Iran and back Israel no matter what. The only debate will be on how far to take those positions. Think of it as a battle between the Saban position of bombing the “sons of bitches” vs. the Adelson position of nuking Iran.
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Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.



HAIM SABAN, worth more than $3 billion, is an Egyptian-born Jew whose family emigrated to Israel in 1956—and who now resides in Beverly Hills and Israel—was said by Forbes to be the 102nd richest person in America. Starting out as a television producer, Saban partnered with Rothschild front-man Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and sold Fox Family Worldwide to the Walt Disney Company. The sale of this network, since renamed the ABC Family Channel,was the largest transaction in history between a company and an individual and Saban made a profit of $1.6 billion as a result. He is currently a leader of the investment group which took control of Univision, the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States making this Egyptian-born dual U.S.-Israeli citizen a primary figure in directing the course of the increasingly important Spanish-language media in the United States and thus having major political clout over the Spanish-speaking population which Jewish groups and their spokesmen have often indicated could prove a threat to Jewish interests (primarily because of their historic ties to the Roman Catholic faith). Saban funds the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Saban once admitted candidly to the New York Times: “I’m a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel.” (The New Babylon--Those Who Reign Supreme, Michael Collins Piper, 2009)


SHELDON ADELSON, although advanced in age, has recently risen to the fore as one of the great leaders of Jewish wealth. Boston-born, he is now a major figure in the Jewish-dominated casino industry in Las Vegas. Although he originally was engaged in the computer trade show industry, he purchased, with partners, the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1988 and now has expanded his holdings to Macao in the People’s Republic of China, a gambling city that had been a Portugese colony until the end of 1999. He is also developing a casino in Singapore. Said to be the third richest person in the United States, worth as much as $26.5 billion, he is a devoted friend of Israel and in 2006 he established a newspaper in Israel, from which he later divested. However, he has since set up a new daily publication in Israel—a free newspaper—entitled HaYom. Reflecting his immense interest in Israel, he also made an unsuccessful attempt to buy a controlling interest in Israel’s prominent Maariv newspaper. Likewise, Adelson is another major financier behind Birthright Israel which provides for young persons of the Jewish faith to travel to occupied Palestine. Adelson’s political inclinations are also reflected by the fact that he has funded a group called Freedom’s Watch which supports the hard-line neo-conservative stands pursued by the corrupt administration of George W. Bush. (The New Babylon--Those Who Reign Supreme, Michael Collins Piper, 2009)

 
BENARD-CUTLER. Boston. Along with his partners—Sheldon Adelson, Irwin Chafetz and Dr. Jordan Shapiro—Ted Benard-Cutler runs the Interface Group, developer of Comdex, a global trade show for computers and communications industries. Comdex was sold to the Japanese Softbank Corporation in 1995. Benard-Cutler and Chafetz now are heading GWV International which sets up tour packages for New England. Benard-Cutler and his wife Joan have sons Joel and Robert and daughter Ellen Colmas. (The New Babylon--Those Who Reign Supreme, Michael Collins Piper, 2009)




How kosher is Jewish money?
Israelis have the most to lose from the destructive potential of donations from the likes of Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson.
HAARETZ By Anshel Pfeffer    | Nov. 14, 2014 | 1:07 AM
It was like a scene out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Two immensely wealthy Jews, key financiers of the main political parties of the world’s superpower, discussing how to wage war on the enemies of the Jews, and control the media and presidents. Only, instead of taking place at the dead of night in a Jewish cemetery in Prague, they were sitting on stage in a Washington, D.C. hotel conference room, in full view and making no attempt to hide their intentions.   
If the Czarist secret police officers who published the original edition of “Protocols” at the start of the 20th century had been at the Hilton, or just reading the reported dialogue between Power Rangers impresario Haim Saban and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, they would have had little need for the embellishment, plagiarism and forgery they used to concoct their best seller.
If you haven’t yet read the musings of these two gentlemen on the best way to confront Iran (bombing “the daylight out of these sons of bitches” is an option), the shortcomings of Barack Obama’s presidency, the need (or lack of) for Israel to be a democracy, the best way to take over The New York Times, and how to ensure a sufficient supply of latkes at the White House Hanukkah party, then you really should. It would be no exaggeration to call it a historic event.
The joint appearance of the two billionaires at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference last weekend was the moment that Jewish benefactors, who have always preferred to use financial influence on behalf of their brethren as far behind-the-scenes as possible, chose to do so out in the open.
Not that they had anything to be ashamed of. Jewish financiers using their fortunes to protect and promote a small scattered nation, persecuted for much of its history by vastly superior forces, is an honorable tradition. Only, it was always a tradition considered to be much more effective when carried out discreetly. Why give the haters more ammunition to incite with?
In most countries where Jews live, discretion is still the norm. On the same day Adelson and Saban took to the stage in Washington, across the pond a British daily blazed the headline “Labour funding crisis: Jewish donors drop ‘toxic’ Ed Miliband” across its front page. The Independent on Sunday was referring to a shortfall in fund-raising for Britain’s main opposition party, due to concerns of Jewish donors that its embattled leader, Miliband (himself Jewish, of course), will, if elected prime minister next year, toughen his government’s policy toward Israel.
There are a number of troubling flaws to this story. Labour’s campaign machine relies, to a large degree, on funding from trade unions and is hardly beholden to private Jewish donors. Miliband is indeed in deep crisis, but that is due to his inability to project a credible image of being prime-minister-in-waiting and the constant sniping by his own senior party members, who fear he is leading them to five more years in the political wilderness.
The misgivings of the party’s Jewish donors over his foreign policy is really the least of his worries, and it is odd (or perhaps not) that The Independent on Sunday chose to make this relatively minor concern the main headline of its Remembrance Sunday issue. Especially as even the reporter admitted that it is not yet a problem – merely one that could emerge in the months leading to the election – and is dwarfed by the general reluctance of donors, not just Jewish ones, to contribute to Miliband’s campaign.
But by far the biggest flaw in the report, especially one that had been given such prominence, was that it did not include even one named source. None of Labour’s Jewish donors or fund-raisers had agreed to identify themselves by name, though some seem to have agreed to be quoted anonymously.

Difference between U.S. and British Jews

The interviewees’ reticence is not surprising. Whether or not they are satisfied with their party’s candidate, Jewish philanthropists do not voluntarily discuss in public their political donations.
This is probably all you need to know about the difference between American and British Jews. Both communities are phenomenally successful, and for the past few decades have enjoyed a disproportionate prominence in just about every walk of life – unparalleled since the Golden Age of the Jews in Middle-Ages Spain, perhaps even surpassing that. But while Jews in the United States routinely celebrate their extraordinary position of near-dominance in finance, the creative arts, media, and now also political influence, among British Jews there is still a prevailing anxiety, and even sense of shame, whenever the words “Jewish” and “money” are used in the same sentence. Whenever a politician or media commentator combines the two, there is an outcry of “anti-Semitism.”
There is ample historic justification for this defensiveness. “The Protocols” were not the first or last time the insidiousness of Jewish moneymen was a central plank of Judeophobia. And it’s still around. Even today, when you start typing “Jewish bankers” into the world’s most powerful search engine (founded by two Jews, of course), it automatically suggests “control the world.” But then, the Web is full of the most vile conspiracy theorists, and we can’t let them dominate our lives.
The influence and power of big money in capitalist democracies are a fact of life. You can try and legislate to close loopholes and create a more level playing field, but you can’t eliminate it. Unless, that is, you want to live in a country like Vladimir Putin’s Russia, where troublesome oligarchs are packed off to a penal colony in Siberia or forced to flee and live in permanent exile.
The best we can do is try and take the Internet – that wonderful tool our capitalist economies have created – away from the conspiracy theorists and use it to truthfully increase transparency, so we at least know who is using money to acquire influence.
And that is already happening. Every community, business sector, and lobby is using its financial clout to try and change policy, and safeguard its interests. Jews have no reason to be ashamed of having learned – out of bitter necessity – to play the game well, and they certainly have every right to lobby on behalf of the country where half of their people live. Accusing them of dual loyalties (and we all have multiple loyalties) is not only anti-Semitic, it is also a denial of their democratic rights to decide who and what they choose to support.
For all the vulgarity of the Saban-Adelson dialogue, we should commend them for holding it in the open. Especially since now we have heard Adelson publicly state that as far as he is concerned, “so what” if Israel is no longer a democracy, we know the ugly truth about the man who is our prime minister’s number one patron.
It doesn’t matter whether or not we supply the Israel-haters and Judeophobes with fodder. They will warp facts and invent lies, anyway. We will have to continue facing their poisonous propaganda, and we have never been in a better position to do so.
But we need to know whatever we can about how “pro-Israel” tycoons use their money and what they believe in, because they are now in a far more powerful position than any hostile newspaper or biased blogger to cause Israel untold harm.



Don't Let the Billionaires Decide Adelson and Saban Shouldn't Dominate the Conversation

Of King Sheldon, streams of Judaism, and the wretched of Tel Aviv.
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Adelson's bomb: Apologize or face sanctions The deference accorded to Sheldon Adelson thanks to his largesse to Jewish causes must end after his 'bombing Iran' comments, which were obtuse, insensitive, and morally bankrupt, and harmful to Israel’s interests.

The new American Jewish struggle over Israel: Hawks versus ultra-hawks. Both Hawks and ultra-hawks are challenging the U.S. Jewish establishment. J Street isn't the only group challenging the American Jewish establishment. Sheldon Adelson is too.
The most important trend in American Jewish politics today is the collapse of the center. The American Jewish establishment isn’t only being challenged by left-leaning groups like J Street. It also faces a less widely recognized, but equally powerful, challenge from the right.
Consider this week’s spat between Sheldon Adelson and Abraham Foxman. At an event last Sunday, Adelson’s fellow oligarch, Chaim Saban, said Israel needed to support a Palestinian state if it wanted to remain a Jewish democracy. To which Adelson replied, “I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy. I think God didn’t say anything about democracy. God talked about all the good things in life. He didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state, otherwise Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”(...) Once upon a time, both liberals and conservatives watched Walter Cronkite deliver the CBS Evening News. Today, the liberals watch MSNBC and the conservatives watch Fox. It’s the same with Jews. Once upon a time, Jews from across the political spectrum joined groups like AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League or the American Jewish Committee. Now the liberals are more likely to join J Street or even Jewish Voices for Peace and the conservatives are more likely to join the ZOA, the Republican Jewish Coalition or the Emergency Committee for Israel.

Groups funded by Sheldon Adelson silent on his dismissal of Israeli democracy 

Sheldon Adelson's Dismissal of Israeli Democracy Draws Silence From Groups He Backs Sheldon Adelson scoffed at the need for Israel to remain a democracy. The explosive opinion doesn’t seem to be a problem for groups funded by the casino billionaire’s river of cash.

Zionist tycoon Haim Saban vows to contribute “as much as needed” to a Hillary Clinton campaign Il s'agit d'abord pour lui d'empêcher la réélection d'Obama.

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Sheldon Adelson Is a Philanthropist Like No Other Casino Billionaire Transforms Shape of Jewish Giving

Everything you need to know about the Israel Hayom (or anti-Sheldon Adelson) law

Oligarchs for Israel When Pat Buchanan described the American Congress as "Israeli-occupied territory" in the run up to the first Gulf war, he clearly underestimated the problem. Although Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban didn’t mean to underscore and enlarge Buchanan’s point, this they surely did at the first national conference of a new pro-Israel lobbying group, the Israeli-American Council (IAC), where the two multi-billionaires appeared together on stage. It was an enlightening colloquy.  Adelson, whose casinos have made him one of the richest people in the world, pumped $150 million into the Republican Party in 2012, and is expected to give at least as much in the 2016 campaign. Saban who made his fortune on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has given a comparable amount to the Democrats, including the money to build Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington: he has pledged to donate "whatever it takes" to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Sheldon Adelson to give $25m to Ariel University Adieu la liberté académique...

FROM AHAD HA’AM TO SHELDON ADELSON: OVER A CENTURY OF ZIONIST MADNESS AND ARROGANCE

Médiats juifs anti-juifs? Le milliardaire juif ultrasioniste Sheldon Adelson est "tout droit sorti des pages des Protocoles des sages de Sion" selon Uri Avnery, ancien membre de la Knesset et correspondant dans de nombreux médiats israéliens

Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces

American-Jewish billionaires keeping Holocaust memory alive Steven Spielberg, Ronald Lauder and Haim Saban join organization of memorial ceremonies marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation.


Sparks Fly Tempers are wearing thin in Washington and Jerusalem over Iran — and the situation wasn’t helped by the recent Saban Forum where nasty sparks flew between leaders.

Weekend at Haim's The annual Saban Forum brought together the highest ranking Israeli and American officials under one roof — but the event highlighted deep cracks in the relationship.

Netanyahu Dines With Crime Boss Adelson, Jews ‘Outraged’ Over Menu Items

Netanyahu’s 'un-American' stink bomb begs the question: What was he thinking? White House fumes at PM’s 'American values' statement that echoes malicious rhetoric of birthers and other crazy Obama-haters. (...) And if you need to connect the dots, as they most certainly will in the president’s closest, most protective and possibly most paranoid surroundings, this the way it will go: That it is no coincidence that Netanyahu used the “un-American” analogy after hobnobbing so brazenly with Sheldon Adelson, arguably public enemy number one of the president’s Democratic Party.

Obama's real problem with Netanyahu The White House views Netanyahu as a foot soldier in the service of the extreme-right branch of the Republican Party. They long ago came to the conclusion that Sheldon Adelson - the casino magnate who blew $100 million on his efforts to oust Obama - does not work for Netanyahu, but rather Netanyahu works for Adelson. (...) The problem is that Netanyahu has become a domestic political enemy of the president and his party. This is a misstep of historical proportions, as it places Israel outside of the American consensus for the first time since the 1950s. This is also a problem in practical terms. Supposing the Democrats hold on to Senate control - the White House will remember where the Israeli government had positioned itself in this battle. Supposing the Democrats cede control of the Senate – the president would lose his grip on domestic issues, and focus on foreign affairs, as many of his predecessors have done. Thus Israel would meet Obama again, this time as wounded president. After all, it has happened to us in the past, with a certain Jimmy Carter.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks he's the leader of world Jewry and it's us against the Western world. (...) Zionism in its current incarnation has created a distorted dependency on anti-Semitism — the ideological migration to Israel has been exhausted, as has the migration of persecuted and poor Jews. We are left with millions of obstinate Jews, who regardless of how many Birthright trips Sheldon Adelson gives them at his expense, still prefer life outside Israel to partaking in the project of the Jewish state.

Sheldon Adelson Wants Nuclear Strike on Iran — Says Two-States 'Russian Roulette'

Sheldon's Folly Outsized Role: Sheldon Adelson spent tens of millions of dollars on the 2012 election. EDITORIAL: Sheldon Adelson and other Jewish mega-donors spend millions on political races. A new book explains they have failed miserably to win over hearts and minds — so far.

‘Kosher Sex’ Rabbi Shmuley’s over-the-top gala Sean Penn shines, while Chris Christie tries to placate Sheldon Adelson for saying 'occupied territories.'

What do Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson and Chris Christie have in common? They all came together to honor and be honored at a gala benefit for Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who describes himself as “America’s Rabbi.”



Sheldon Adelson, le milliardaire qui veut acheter la Maison Blanche, la Knesset et bombarder l’Iran

Le gangster qui a acheté les Républicains états-uniens




A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion—and Counting

US ‘deeply concerned’ at new E. Jerusalem housing plan

US again slams Israel for advancing housing plans in Jerusalem

Bill Clinton Says Forget About Netanyahu, He’s ‘Not The Guy’ For Peace

Netanyahu is exposing his nationalist face to the public "nationaliste"? Le mot est faible!

Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk – And Washington Knows It

Two pro-Israeli US Senators warn Iran with sanctions

Official: Israel independently learned of secret U.S. letter to Iran

Report: Romney slams Obama for 'legitimizing' Iran's Khamenei with letter

Netanyahu: Iran is America’s enemy, not its partner

'Iran is your enemy,' Netanyahu tells Americans on Face the Nation The prime minister noted that the Iranian leader had recently called for Israel's destruction.


Pro-Israel or Pro-Obama?




VIDEO - (2012) EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR ISRAEL - TIME TO ACT. Is President Obama serious about stopping Iran?

Netanyahu behind Congress's anti-Iran moves: Jeff Steinberg

ADL slams CUFI founder Hagee for calling Obama anti-Semitic

“Pastor” John Hagee calls Obama anti-Semitic, blasts Iran policy





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Médias juifs anti-juifs? La chaîne NBC révèle qu'un Israélien sur deux souhaiterait qu'une lettre contenant le virus Ebola soit envoyée au président Obama pour son anniversaire

Médiats juifs anti-juifs? Le milliardaire juif ultrasioniste Sheldon Adelson est "tout droit sorti des pages des Protocoles des sages de Sion" selon Uri Avnery, ancien membre de la Knesset et correspondant dans de nombreux médiats israéliens

Un autre grand comique juif, Sheldon Adelson, qui s'autoproclame "le juif le plus riche du monde", appelle à bombarder l'Iran avec du nucléaire, donnant ainsi raison à Jack Straw

Dans ses mémoires intitulées "Diary of a Foreign Minister", l'ancien ministre australien des affaires étrangères, Bob Carr, dénonce la domination malsaine du lobby juif sioniste international sur les affaires étrangères

Un "new Israel" au Texas? Pourquoi pas?

Sterling vante sa communauté en dévoilant un secret de leur succès: les institutions communautaires juives de prêt sans intérêt

Willam Kristol, fauteur de guerre juif, roi du PNAC néocon, appelle à "défier l'idole de la fatigue de guerre" en se préparant et en se mobilisant pour la guerre

Médiats juifs antijuifs? La chaîne CBS rapporte que l'administration Obama a demandé à Israël de bien vouloir cesser d'assassiner les scientifiques iraniens

Le réseau criminalisé Netanyahou-Adelson-Romney

L'homme le plus puissant à Washington DC, le juif orthodoxe Eric Cantor, (bien que récemment détrôné) accuse les États-Unis de tarder à réagir à la menace iranienne comme ils ont tardé à réagir à la "menace nazie" et failli à éviter l'Holocauste des juifs...

Un milliardaire à la tête de l'empire médiatique de Rupert Murdoch (NewsCorp) met en garde contre la "nuit de cristal" qui vient par la gauche: le mouvement Occupy, parce qu'il s'en prend au 1% des plus riches du monde, lui rappelle "les persécutions nazies envers les juifs"

L'accord iranien est "Munich" et "Obama est Chamberlain", selon l'Organisation sioniste américaine (ZOA). Netanyahou s'époumonne désespérément, hurle au complot américano-iranien contre Israël; Obama l'invite à prendre une petite pause-santé. Netanyahou: fou dangereux qui pourrait envisager un deuxième 11 septembre nucléaire contre les États-Unis...

2012: L'homme qui se prétend "le juif le plus riche du monde", Sheldon Adelson, donnera "tout ce qu'il faudra" pour empêcher une réélection d'Obama

Les grandes fortunes familiales qui contrôlent la finance et les affaires (trombinoscope)


Devoir de mémoire, devoir de faire tomber l'axe Iran-Syrie-Liban


Un lobbyiste pro-israélien appelle à provoquer un nouveau Pearl Harbor pour déclencher une guerre contre l'Iran 

Arnaque à la Shoah de plus de 57 millions de dollars

Médiats juifs antijuifs? Pour l'Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, même les médiats Rothschild doivent des excuses à Israël pour avoir attiré l'attention sur le lobby juif et son rôle dans l'impasse des relations irano-américaines

Encore une fois... comment le B'nai Brith peut-il parler d'une montée sans précédent de l'antisémitisme alors que personne ne critique le fait que le nouveau vice-président de la Fed est un ancien de la banque centrale d'Israël?

Ariel Scheinermann, dit "Sharon", en enfer après plusieurs années de retard... Couvert de malédictions kabbalistiques, associé au légendaire ennemi des juifs Amalek, tout comme Kissinger et d'autres juifs américanisés... Même lui n'aura pu satisfaire les colons israéliens qui l'attaquèrent pour avoir "bloqué" l'expansion des colonies illégales

"Rothschild du Nouveau Monde": gibier de potence talmudiste, Edgar Bronfman Sr. en enfer. Son rôle dans la guerre en Irak et quelques autres de ses crimes moins connus


Le groupe Stern (Lehi) a tenté d'assassiner le président Truman; selon Victor Ostrovsky le Mossad a déjà tenté de tuer le président George Bush, qui disait "Je ne suis qu'un petit homme isolé qui se bat contre la puissance politique d'un millier de lobbyistes du Capitole" 

Le jeu des devinettes: qui a dit "Si je suis réélu, je vais foutre les Juifs"?