- Two major Israeli-linked spy scandals, first revealed
by EIR, have exploded in recent weeks, proving our forecast that they were
simply too big to bury. The scandals pose a question of vital importance
to anyone concerned about U.S. national security: Is this a new Pollard
- In November 1985, civilian U.S. Naval Intelligence
Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested and charged with spying for Israel.
was convicted and is still in Federal prison, but investigators never
in capturing his top-level U.S. accomplices, known as the "X
- Now, a new Israeli spy scandal, first revealed in EIR's
Executive Alert Service on Dec. 4, 2001, has grabbed international
The French daily Le Monde on March 6 reported that, in the 18 months prior
to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, more than 120 Israelis were detained
by U.S. authorities for spying on Federal law enforcement facilities, the
private homes of senior intelligence officials, and military bases. A
draft report on the spy apparatus, prepared by Drug Enforcement
investigators, has been leaked to the press, and DEA officials have
- In at least four instances, the Israeli surveillance
teams, usually made up of 6-8 people, were living in the same
one case, on the same street"as some of the leading suspects in the
Sept. 11 attacks. This has prompted some U.S. intelligence and law
officials to charge that Israel had infiltrated the terror cells and had
advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, but did not alert the Bush
- Sources say that, despite the media exposure, the
has not been stopped, and, as recently as mid-February 2002, Israeli spy
teams were conducting aggressive intercepts of information about the Bush
Administration's reaction to the peace initiative of Saudi Arabia's Crown
Prince Abdullah. Inside the Federal government, particularly the Department
of Justice and the FBI, there is reportedly a "war and a half"
under way. Attorney General John Ashcroft reportedly ordered FBI Director
Mueller and DEA Director Hutchinson to "get this story off the front
- The Jan. 11, 2002 issue of EIR featured a lead story,
under the headline "Israeli Spies Scandal Is Too Big to Bury."
We were right. We were also right, back in 1993, when we published the
second edition of the underground bestseller book, The Ugly Truth About
the ADL, featuring a new introductory chapter, titled "Since the First
Printing: ADL in Middle of a Spy Scandal Too Big to Bury." The scandal
involved top officials of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith's Fact
Finding Department, who were caught illegally gathering files on tens of
thousands of American citizens, including civil rights leaders,
activists, labor officials, politicians, Arab-Americans, and leaders of
the LaRouche political movement.
- A year-long probe by the San Francisco Police Department
into the ADL spying was ultimately stymied, but not before raids were
on the ADL offices on the West Coast, and on the home of Roy Bullock, the
ADL's West Coast spy boss.
- A civil law suit against the ADL was filed by former
U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey (R-Calif.). Last month, after nine years of
the ADL reached an out of court settlement, and, in addition to a $128,000
payment, agreed that the trial records would be released to the public.
Among the highlights of those documents: sworn admissions by Irwin Suall,
the late director of ADL Fact Finding, and leading "Get LaRouche"
operative, that he had travelled to Israel to meet with the director of
the Mossad, Israel's foreign intelligence service; and records seized from
Bullock's home, implicating him and the ADL in the assassination of a
Arab-American activist, Alex Odeh, in 1985.
- The "Israeli art student" spy saga, and the
ongoing ADL role in fronting for illegal Israeli operations against
on American soil, are part of the same seedy tale. Taken together, they
may go far beyond the Pollard affair, and may, at last, lay the conditions
for cleaning up one of the biggest national security vulnerabilities that
the United States has ever faced.