Israel Wins 2018 Election In The U.S.

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Israel Wins 2018 Election In The U.S.

Written by Philip M. Giraldi; Originally appeared at The Unz Review

No matter who is elected Israel comes first

Judging from the mainstream media, Israel was not a major issue in the midterm election but it sure did come up a lot when candidates for office were wooing Jewish or Evangelical voters. To cite only one example, Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis criticized his opponent Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum during their gubernatorial race for receiving support from the Dream Defenders, a group favoring Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, and giving a speech welcoming members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to his city. DeSantis claimed in a video clip that “I can find anti-Semites around him, but it’s almost like ‘we don’t want to discuss that.’”

DeSantis, who sponsored the 2013 Palestinian Accountability Act which called for the withholding of U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority until it recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, charged that Gillum would not be a “friend” of Israel. In 2017, he co-founded the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus, saying “Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East, as we share common national interests and possess similar national values. Israel is not the problem in the Middle East; it is the solution to many of the problems that bedevil the region. American policy must ensure that Israel emerges victorious against those who deny or threaten her existence.” Earlier this year, DeSantis drafted a proposal calling on the U.S. to recognize Syria’s Golan Heights as an ‘integral part’ of the State of Israel.

DeSantis boasted about his presence in Jerusalem when the U.S. Embassy was moved to that city in May and has promised as governor to visit Israel’s illegal settlements on the West Bank, which he refers to by the preferred Israeli usage as “Judea and Samaria.” He threatens critics that “If you boycott Israel, the state of Florida will boycott you.”

One might note at a minimum that for Ron DeSantis and ambitious slimeballs like him it is all about Israel due to their own political self-interest, with nothing actually in the mix for either Florida or the United States. The uninformed public buys into the narrative because it doesn’t know any better thanks to the media’s heavy slant in favor of Israel, allowing uncritical support for the Jewish state to continue under the radar unchallenged. DeSantis, a former U.S. Navy lawyer, has demonstrated that he reveres Israel even more than his former comrades in arms. In his congressional district there are a number of survivors of the U.S.S. Liberty, which was attacked in international waters by Israel on June 8, 1967, killing 34 crewmen and injuring 171 more. They report that DeSantis has been completely unsympathetic to their requests that a commission of inquiry finally be convened to determine what actually happened on that day.

In fact, Americans have never had the option of voting on the “special relationship” that Israel enjoys with the United States as no Congressman would dare run against it lest they be smeared in the media and find themselves running against an extraordinarily well funded opponent benefitting from large donations coming from out of state sources. The list of prominent politicians “taken down” by Israel is lengthy, and includes Cynthia McKinney, Adlai Stevenson III, Paul Findley, Chuck Percy, William Fulbright, Roger Jepsen, and Pete McCloskey.

It is particularly ironic that as the midterm campaigns were drawing to a close there appeared some serious investigative journalism that demonstrates precisely how Israel and Jewish groups corrupt the political process in America to provide virtually unlimited support for anything and everything that the despicable Benjamin Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals seek to do. How the process has succeeded is best illustrated by the current Israeli government’s policy of “mowing the grass” in Gaza where it is using army snipers to kill unarmed Palestinian protesters. Washington not only does not protest against the in-your-face war crime, it aids and abets it with U.S. Ambassador David Friedman justifying the military response as measured and appropriate.

Another area where Washington chooses to look the other way is regarding Israel’s nuclear arsenal, believed to consist of two hundred warheads. Under U.S. law, any country that has an undeclared nuclear weapons arsenal cannot obtain American-made weapons and cannot received aid of any type. Congress and the White House pretend that the Israeli nuclear arsenal does not exist, in spite of the fact that the Israelis themselves have more than once implicitly acknowledged it and instead of cutting aid to Israel have instead increased it. It is currently $3.8 billion per year guaranteed for the next ten years, with extra money also available if needed. No other country benefits from such largesse and gives in return so little.

To be sure, the groundbreaking book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policyby professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, which appeared in 2007, pulled no punches in describing how the Israel Lobby operates in the United States. It also made clear that the relationship with Israel serves no United States national interest whatsoever and exists solely because of the corruption of the political system and the media by principally Jewish individuals and groups that are dedicated to that task.

While acknowledging the great debt to Walt and Mearsheimer, it is one thing to read about something in a book and quite another thing to see it live, which is what the new evidence of Israeli interference consists of. Several years ago, the Qatari news service al-Jazeera commissioned two investigations. The first was on the activities of the Israeli Lobby in Britain and the second was on the lobby in the United States. The material consisted largely of meetings with members of Israel’s active lobby that were secretly filmed by journalists who were pretending to be supporters and who eventually managed to penetrate some of the organizations that were most active in promoting Israel’s interests.

The British expose, in two parts, aired in January, and was based on discussions and interviews that took place between June and November 2017. It demonstrated how the Israeli Embassy in London connived with government officials to “take down” parliamentarians and government ministers who were considered to be critical of the Jewish State. It also revealed how the Israeli Embassy was secretly subsidizing and advising private groups promoting Israeli interests, including associations of Members of Parliament (MPs).

The secret recording revealed how an Israeli Embassy diplomat/spy named Shai Masot connived with a senior civil servant to get rid of Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan, regarded as a supporter of an independent Palestinian state. To Masot’s additional query “Can I give you some MPs that I would suggest you would take down?” the civil servant suggested “…if you look hard enough, I’m sure there is something that they’re trying to hide…a little scandal maybe.” Another alleged pro-Arab member of Parliament Crispin Blunt was also identified and confirmed to be on a “hit list.”

It was also learned that Masot had been secretly subsidizing and advising two ostensibly independent groups, the parliamentary Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) and the Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). Masot did, however, express concern that Israel’s control over incoming parliamentarians was not quite what it used to be: “For years, every MP that joined the parliament joined the LFI. They’re not doing that any more in the Labour Party. CFI, they’re doing it automatically. All the 14 new MPs who got elected in the last elections did it automatically.”

The documentary was initially a sensation in Britain but then, predictably, it went away as Israel’s loyal host of media scriveners took charge. Masot was recalled to Israel and Prime Minister Teresa May, as good a friend to Jewish money and power as one is likely to find, decided to do nothing. Her characteristically toothless reaction to the suggestion that her government officials might be removed by the clandestine activity of a foreign country was: “The Israeli ambassador has apologized…the U.K. has a strong relationship with Israel and we consider the matter closed.”

The four-part series by al-Jazeera on the Lobby in the U.S. was meanwhile temporarily spiked because the Qatari government was seeking to obtain the mediation of prominent American Jews to pressure the White House to help resolve its outstanding conflict with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The documentary has remained in limbo but in the past two weeks it has surfaced and is now available. Its undercover investigative journalist, a British Jew named Tony Kleinfeld, quickly charmed his way into the inner circle of Israel’s supporters where he discovered a network of organizations that act as fronts for the Israeli government. Their activities include spying on supporters of Palestinian rights and disrupting demonstrations, with a particular focus on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which Israel has particularly targeted. They also resorted to tactics like smearing critics by generating false accusations of sexual and personal misconduct, all of which was coordinated by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The ministry’s director general is Sima Vaknin-Gil, a former senior officer with Israel’s military intelligence, and is staff consists mostly of former spies drawn from Israel’s various security agencies.

Later, Kleinfeld became involved with The Israel Project, which is a U.S. based Israeli government backed propaganda organ that claims to be “a non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel and the Middle East.”

In a recorded conversation, Project employee Jordan Schachtel, explained the objectives and extent of a secret Facebook operation. “We’re putting together a lot of pro-Israel media through various social media channels that aren’t The Israel Project’s channels. So we have a lot of side projects that we are trying to influence the public debate with. That’s why it’s a secretive thing, because we don’t want people to know that these side projects are associated with The Israel Project.”

In another episode, the Israel on Campus Coalition’s Jacob Baime, who claimed to have a $2 million budget, described coordinating with the Israeli government, with an approach “modeled on General Stanley McChrystal’s counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq…copied a lot from that strategy that has been working really well for us, actually” using “offensive information operations.” Baime described putting “up some anonymous website” along with targeted Facebook ads so that critics “either shut down or they spend time responding to it and investigating it, which is time they can’t spend attacking Israel. It’s psychological warfare, it drives them crazy.”

Kleinfeld also met with other groups. Foundation for Defense of Democracieswas revealed as yet another agent of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, its directors meeting regularly with Israeli Embassy staff in Washington. In spite of that the Treasury Department has not compelled it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). It is also registered with the IRS as a tax exempt 501(c)3 “charity.” Indeed, no Jewish organization active on behalf of Israel has ever had to register under FARA and most are classified as tax exempt charities or educational foundations. Interestingly, however, the FDD’s Jonathan Schanzer lamented in his recorded conversation with Kleinfeld that “anti-Semitism as a smear is not what is used to be.”

In another bizarre episode, Kleinfeld visited the neocon dominated Hoover Institute in California where he participated in a demonstration together with a group of bored young conservative think tankers compelled by their professors to protest against a Students for Justice in Palestine conference. The think tank fellows admit that they were “astroturfing” – rent-a-crowd activism to make a small demonstration appear much larger.

Another segment includes Israeli Lobby financier Adam Milstein, who is reported to be the principal funder of Canary Mission, which has targeted some 1,900 students and academics in its profiles since 2015, smearing them as “racist,” “anti-American” and “anti-Semitic.” Jacob Baime, executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition, boasts in the film that “Canary Mission is highly, highly effective to the extent that we monitor the Students for Justice in Palestine and their allies.”

In his recording, Milstein also talks about the need to “investigate” and “expose” critics of Israel, who Milstein claims are anti-Semites, as well as “anti-Christian” and “anti-freedom” activists who “terrorize us.” His foundation also funds numerous anti-Palestinian organizations, including the Israel on Campus CoalitionStandWithUsCAMERA, the AMCHA Initiative and the FDD. Milstein also funds and is chairman of the board of the Israeli-American Council. An Israeli-born California based real estate developer, Milstein reportedly served time in federal prison after a 2009 conviction for tax evasion.

An Israeli spy at the University of California at Davis, Julia Reifkind also described to Kleinfeld how the system worked at the campus level. She used multiple fake Facebook accounts to monitor the activities of Students for Justice in Palestine. “I follow all the SJP accounts. I have some fake names. My name is Jay Bernard or something. It just sounds like an old white guy, which was the plan. I join all these groups.” The information she obtained was then passed on to her contact in the Embassy for forwarding on to Israel to be entered into their data base of enemies.

So, Israel was engaging in interfering in legitimate political activity and also generating fake news on the social media in both 2016 and 2018, the same accusation that has been leveled against Moscow, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller seems curiously uninterested. And beyond the al-Jazeera revelations, there is also the evidence that it was Israel that sought favors from the incoming Trump Administration in 2016, not Russia. So who was actually corrupting whom?

And then there are the more overt Israeli front groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) with its $100 million annual budget and 200 employees, as well as the other special arrangements to pander to Israel and the powerful American Jews who have made it their mission to use the U.S. government as a mechanism to protect and nurture Israel. Last week in Los Angeles $60 million was raised by Hollywood’s finest for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), “Their Job is to Look After Israel. Ours is to Look After Them,” the website proclaims. Last month, an additional $32 million was raised for the IDF in New York City. Donations are tax exempt, to support the armed forces of a country that is currently engaged in war crimes and that has a secret nuclear arsenal.

So, Israel was technically speaking not running in the 2018 election, but it was very much in the race. Jewish Democrats are already boasting how the presence of a couple of Israel critics in the House, who will be “reeducated” on the Middle East, will make no difference, that the party will be solid for the Jewish state with more Jewish congressmen than ever before. Indeed, the “special relationship” bond will be stronger than ever. Five committee chairmanships in the House of Representatives will be in the hands of passionate Israel firsters, including Adam Schiff at the Intelligence Committee and Eliot Engel at Foreign Affairs. On the Republican side, the House is already 100% in Israel’s pocket. And as part of the White House team we have John Bolton and Mike Pompeo. Donald Trump’s Ambassador to Israel David Friedman expressed the dual loyalty phenomenon best in a recent speech. The United States is his “country of citizenship” but Israel is the country he “loves so much.”

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is www.councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org.

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  • Garga

    Throughout history, there’s no peer to the amount of social and political power they had over Weimar republic and early years of the Soviet Union. Everything and anything was run under their supervision and it seemed impossible to push them away. And you know what happened after that.

    That’s the nature of parasites, they destroy their hosts or force their host to react violently. US and UK still haven’t reach there, but with tireless efforts of Zionists are getting close to the second option.

    • RichardD

      You’re the one who’s OK with Jews raping Iranian children, infecting them with venereal disease, brain damaging and murdering them. Are you really an Iranian, or are you a filthy lying vermin Jew in some cubical in Tel Aviv receiving shekels to lie who is pretending to be an Iranian, or are you just an anti humanist Iranian traitor?

      • Garga

        Most of us hide behind a name and an avatar. Who am I? You’d never know and I don’t see any point to prove myself to you. If you really feel you need to know more, my history is public because I welcome anybody who wants to see what I think and say about various matters.
        You want to pretend circumcision is rape? Be my guest but don’t expect the same narrow and black-and-white view from everybody and for the last time, don’t create an strawman from my words. It’s what Hasbarats are famous for.

        By the way, I’m curious to know what you think about the blacks too but I understand if you chose not to talk about it.

        • RichardD

          Oral suction circumcision is felony statutory rape:

          https://www.shouselaw.com/oral-copulation-minor.html

          • Garga

            As I told you before, I think it’s a disgusting tradition and that’s all I think about it (one may say I’m not obsessed about a Jew infant’s schlong). It’s not a phenomenon in my country (and again, I told you before that the circumcision here is done by a doctor or a paramedic certified to do small surgeries). No Iranian Jew dresses like those in your pictures, none of them sports Payot and in general, Orthodox Jewry is not popular in Iran, Jewish men work real jobs here with income and don’t spend their lives just reading Torah, Zohar and Cabala.

            I don’t believe for a second that you really care about those “Jew” infants and for their well-being, brain disease and whatnot. After all, they grow to become one of “evil pedophile bloodsucking outlaws” or whatever you call them, don’t they?

            I personally know some Jews who are against Zionism, occupation of Palestine, policies of Israel regime and their agents in other countries and at the same time, very active in BDS movement (and that’s what makes me to draw a line between them and Zionists and avoid generalization).

            What they do in ONE demonstrations is far more effective and positive for the world than all the spamming you do.

            And yet again, I believe you play right into the hands of Zionist propaganda by advocating doom/eradication of all the Jews. What a great way to prove to the world that they’re victims just for being a Jew. By putting emphasis on the people who talk like you, they succeed in showing every anti-Zionist as someone hell-bent on killing all the Jews.

            In regard to your question about “Oral Copulation with a Minor”, in Iranian Penal Code “intention” is always the first thing a judge considers for any case. If it’s proven that it’s indeed a sexual act and is forcibly conducted on a minor, the judge’s decision would be from the minimum of 74 lashes to the maximum of capital punishment, based on the severity of the crime and the convict’s record. No judge here considers Jewish circumcision as rape.
            Rape is a real crime with sever effects on the victim. Maybe in the US it lost it’s weight and meaning. You say circumcision is rape and some crazy feminists shout rape if a man so much as look at them.

            I’m tempted to ask you to stop spamming in reply to me (3 replies at 7:12, 8:03 and 8:05 to one answer?) but by the looks of it I guess it would be futile and I’d better be ready to receive insults and name-callings.

          • RichardD

            That’s a huge dodge and you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. First you say that Iranian Jew fathers commit both incest and rape by raping their children, and now you deny that Iranian Jews suck infant’s bleeding sexual organs. Which is it?

            You also didn’t post a copy of Iranian law. Farsi can be translated. I posted word for word what felony oral copulation with a minor consists of in the US. Intent has nothing to do with it. There’s a laundry list of crimes that Jews should be prosecuted for. Infecting someone with a deadly pathogen that kills them is just one. Endangering the welfare of a child is another.

            There’s nothing wrong with my English. Oral copulation is rape. Intent has nothing to do with it.

        • RichardD
        • RichardD
          • John Brown

            Richard D, do they sharpen their teeth before they bite it off and the do they swallow it right away or cook a bunch of them for a big foreskin meal later?

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  • RichardD

    Judaism should be outlawed. They pedophile felony statutory rape 1,000 children a week worldwide with their vile blood sucking Jewish circumcision ritual. The synagogues and yeshivas should be closed and demolished. And the planet dejudified so that Jews and Israel are extinct and the planet is Jew free.

  • Tommy Jensen

    As American I want to emphazise that I also stands with Israel. If you cant beat them, joint them. This is my motto………………LOL.

    • John Brown

      Tommy Jensen, Then go right now to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria etc., and die for your racist supremacist Jewish slave masters and false gods. If you are lucky enough to live but come back wounded you can look forward to your false zio gods cutting all your benefits so you can die a slow horrible death and if you make it back to America in one peace you can look forward to being homeless. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65272ba33698043a57e8677e4dfb9b290550d79a0d39a7be6eeff14a12a9f86e.jpg

      • Tommy Jensen

        Im smarter than that.

        Name change to Moses Goldstein, off foreskin, visiting the wailing wall 3 times and kissing the Rabbi´s sandals in my Synagoge. Blaming all misery on the usury banning moslems, investing all my money in gold.
        It cant go wrong.

        • John Brown

          Too bad for you Goyim, that they have a DNA test to prove jewish, racial, chosen purity, and supremacy to become one of the master race, over stupid, inferior, slave, subhuman, lower then animal, Goyims like you. You can be an Ashrak for them and when you are of no more use you are an expendable slave.

  • John Brown

    The only correction here is it is the racist supremacist global Jewish confederate slave empire dictatorship of which Israel is the capital that has won pretty much every USSA election since 1913 and for sure every election since Kennedy. Israel is the capital, the 10% of the global Zio racist supremacist genocidal iceberg you can easily see.