- Professor Edward Said, a champion of the Palestinian
cause, was roundly condemned by Zev Chafets, a columnist for the NY Daily
News (02/19/03). Thank goodness, Said isn't living in the West Bank or
Gaza. If he were in occupied Palestine, Ariel Sharon's goon squad would
have probably bulldozed his home into a pile of rumble (and his relatives'
homes, too, just for good measure).
- What got Chafets riled up was Said's brilliant commentary,
entitled, "A Monument to Hypocrisy." It was published first in
an Egyptian newspaper, the Al Ahram Weekly (02/14/03). It can now be found
on the Net. It is a marvelous essay that deals with the pro-Israeli influence
over the Bush-Cheney administration. It tells how wrongdoings similar to
those of Saddam Hussein have actually been the "stock in trade of
every Israeli government since 1948." Ironically, since Chafets' complained
about the article so boorishly, more folks will now want to read it for
- Said also wrote, "President Bush and his advisers
are slaves of power perfectly embodied in the repetitive monotone of their
collective spokesman Ari Fleischer (who I believe is also an Israeli citizen)."
Well, Chafets thought that last line belonged in the conspiracy camp of
the "Neo-Nazi" and 'White Aryan Resistance' movements."
For him, it was bad enough that Said had raised questions about "the
Perles and Wolfowitzs of this country, leading America into a war."
But, by suggesting Fleischer was "a citizen" of Sharonland, was
just too much for him.
- The record, however, shows the Washington Post (02/09/02)
covered a lot of the same ground Said did, in an article by Robert G. Kaiser,
entitled, "Bush Moves U.S. Closer to Sharon on Mideast Policy."
It revealed how Israeli Firsters in the government, (the author labeled
them "Likudniks," "hard-liners," and "hawks"),
like Richard Perle, Elliott Abrams, David Wurmser and Dough J. Feith, have
urged the abandonment of the "Oslo Accords" and for the U.S.
to "focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power." For some reason,
President Bush's "Dr. Strangelove," Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary
of Defense, wasn't mentioned in that piece. Kaiser also said that Mideast
experts regularly refer to this pro-Israel clique, "as a cabal."
- So, why the touchy reaction to Said's commentary from
- Well, Chafets was born in Michigan, but lived for 33
years in his beloved fatherland, Zionist Israel. He served in the Israeli
military and was also the chief Press Officer for the late Israeli Prime
Minister, the old terrorist himself, Menachem Begin. Did Said strike a
raw nerve with his "Hypocrisy" article with Chafets? I'd say
- Chafets is a classic dual citizen of the U.S. and Israel.
He's also, more importantly, a Zionist. Since Chafets is a journalist,
I think that required disclosure to his readers on his off-the-wall Said
rant. Chafets insisted, wrongly I think, that Said should have cited an
authority for his belief that Fleischer might have been "an Israel
citizen." Within the context of that essay, it was only a throw-a-way,
speculative line. And anyway, did Chafets cite any authority for his theological-sounding
proposition that a pundit must "ask to be forgiven" for not using
- As for Fleischer, it doesn't bother me if he is a citizen
of Israel. He could have been born on Mars for all I care. Here's what
I want to know: "Is Fleischer a Zionist?" This is the crux of
- The American people are entitled to also know for the
sake of our Republic, if Perle, Wolfowitz, Wurmser, Feith and Abrams are
Zionists. They all hold sensitive positions in the federal government that
require national security clearance. If they are Zionists, then, the next
question is: "Do they have a conflict of interest or even an appearance
of a conflict of interest in carrying out the responsibilities of their
office?" Answers to these questions are imperative.
- Zionism is a political, alien-based ideology, global
in scope, racially restricted, and with its spiritual headquarters in Tel
Aviv, and not Washington, D.C. Zionists aspire to a land-grabbing "Greater
- On Aug. 23, 2002, I demanded that Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman
(D-CT), come clean with U.S. Senate about all his Zionist connections.
For all the reasons that I gave in that article, and in this one too, Fleischer,
and the cited "Likudniks" should come clean with the American
people. Full disclosure of any and all Zionist links by them are long overdue.
- As for Chafets, thanks for blowing your top, pal! Now,
see what you've done? You're forcing your fellow Zionists out into the
light of day, where the lovers of our Republic, like the "Sons of
Liberty" of old, can confront them about their warmongering agendas.
- William Hughes is a Baltimore attorney and the author
of "Andrew Jackson vs. New World Order" (Authors Choice Press),
which is available online.
- Steve Silverman
- Hi Jeff, Among the downpour of Zionists at the highest
level ofour government, I found this note which may be of interest...
- Richard Perle -
- One of Bush's Foreign Policy Advisors and chairman of
the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board.
- He had worked as Bush's Jewish national security campaign
- A very likely Israeli agent, Perle was expelled from
Senator Henry Jackson's office in the 1970's after the National Security
Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents
to the Israeli Embassy.
- He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam.