- A new spectre haunts America. It enters the well-protected
boardrooms of newspapers and banks, shakes the deep foundations of its
towers. It is the spectre of glasnost: the dark secret of Jewish power
is out. Just recently it was 'third rail', touch-and-die, deadly dangerous
to mention, certain end to a career. Just recently, Joe Public snapped
his TV from an eminence with an Israeli passport to a member of a Jewish
think-tank, and muttered to himself: Surely it is just a coincidence that
so many important and largely unelected people in our country happen to
belong to this small minority group. Surely it is just a coincidence that
they belong to different parties but reach the same conclusions. Surely
it is just a coincidence that ninety per cent of American foreign aid goes
to their cousins in prosperous Tel Aviv. Surely it is just a coincidence
that they run our newspapers, television, cinema, universities. Anyway,
we are not allowed to notice this elephant in our sitting room.
- Only rare desperados comment, as Edgar Steele did on
Rense.com: "The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening,
isn't it? The old adage has it that, when visiting a foreign country, to
ascertain who really runs things, one need determine only who is spoken
about in whispers, if at all." Judged by this measure, the Jews rule
supreme. Indeed, when I referred to 'Jewish media lords' during a UNESCO
conference in the summer of 2001, the audience's hearts missed a beat.
- The yet-unfought War on Iraq changed this. The American
Ultimatum date was set on 17 March, the Jewish feast of Purim. Purim, 1991
saw destruction of Iraqi armies and death of 200,000 Iraqis. Too many coincidences
for a purely American war. The Americans peeped into the bottomless abyss
of World War Three and woke up from their generation-long stupor. Thus
the first victim of the Iraqi War is not truth, but the strongest taboo
in the West. A Democrat member of Congress, usually a most docile specimen,
one James Moran, dared to tell his supporters: "If it were not for
the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would
not be doing this."
- He was immediately slapped by a Jewish overseer: "It
is simply stunning to hear Representative Moran make such accusations",
said National Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director, Ira N. Forman.
"First, a number of the current leaders of the anti-war movement are
Jewish, and Jewish organizations have clearly not been at the forefront
among those groups actively and stridently supporting a war in Iraq".
Forman had spoken, and the media reported and amplified his view, and Moran
duly recanted, slapped. But he is not the only one.
- The secret is out, and like the secret of King Midas
and his long ears, it is being sung now from coast to coast, despite the
frantic efforts of the organised Jewish community to clamp the lid back
on the boiling cauldron. Kathleen and Bill Christison, [i] two ex-CIA experts,
exposed the link between right-wing American Jews and the Bush Administration.
Edward Said, the most celebrated American thinker of Palestinian origin,
stated the cause: "An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has
been hijacked by a small cabal of individuals, all of them unelected and
therefore unresponsive to public pressure." [ii]
- He was seconded by courageous Herman, Neumann and Blankfort.
These Americans of Jewish origin object to the un-elected, anti-democratic
Jewish power as they would object to any disproportionate minority power.
Their presence, as they were not afraid of the anti-Semitic label, was
instrumental in turning the tide and saving the intimidated majority from
- Edward Herman, the author of Manufacturing Consent (together
with Noam Chomsky), wrote of "the powerful pro-Israel lobby in the
United States, which advances Israeli interests by pushing for U.S. aid
and protection to Israel, and, currently, by pressing for a war against
Iraq, which again will serve Israeli interests. This lobby has not only
helped control media debate and made congress into `Israeli occupied territory',
it has seen to it that numerous officials with 'dual loyalties' occupy
strategic decision-making positions in the Bush administration"
- Jeffrey Blankfort, the Californian who defeated ADL in
court and made Foxman pay heaps of dollars for his espionage against activists,
took an important next step and rejected the views upheld by Noam Chomsky,
Joel Beinin and Stephen Zunes, for these older radicals play down the crucial
importance of Jewish power. Jeff Blankfort noticed the roots of the Rupture
Evangelicals' meteoric rise in the US. This obscure sect would never have
left its lair in remote Dixie, but for the Jewish media lords. Jeff noticed
that when Black Entertainment Television was taken over by Viacom, whose
owner, Sumner Redstone (né Murray Rothstein), was recently described
in the New York Times as the world's biggest media owner, he eliminated
BET's news program and began running evangelical Christian infomercials
for Israel. Blankfort's list of 'Jews in media' [iii] enables an understanding
of the secret of Jewish charm, and it can be compared with a similar extensive
list by Prof. Kevin MacDonald of California State University.
- The Iraqi War, and even more its linkage with Palestine,
became the litmus test of Jewish power. Organised Jewry pushed for war
and at the same time denied its involvement. Thus in New York City, the
City Council rejected an anti-war resolution, and only 12 of its 51 members
were for it. This is not strange for heavily Jewish New York. Indeed, a
Democrat, Rep. Robert Jackson, said it in a most straightforward way: "New
York City is the home away from home for most Jews; and many members of
the Jewish community think [the war is] in the best interests of the state
of Israel." According to Jackson, several of his council colleagues
have been intimidated into silence by the pro-Israel crowd: "People
are not talking about this."
- Jackson was certainly right, but a Jewish newspaper [iv]
(surprisingly or not, all newspapers in the New York area are Jewish) condemned
him for racism: "[He claimed that] not only do the Jews run New York
City, but they've cowed their opponents into silence. Jackson could as
well call New York Hymietown."
- This response is remarkable for its typically Jewish
logic. First, the opponent's rational argument is perverted and distorted,
then it is aligned with opprobrium; and at the last stage, the opponent
is destroyed forever. That is one of the secrets of Jewish might: the Jews
enter a dialogue berserk-like, with great vehemence, quite foreign to the
Socratic style. While sane people are satisfied with quoting their opponent
and fighting his arguments, madmen (for berserk is a temporarily-mad individual)
go for the jugular.
- David Mamet, the Jewish American playwright, provides
a good example of this vehemence as he notices a "Volvo of old, the
vehicle of my brethren, the congenitally liberal. It was festooned, as
are its kind, with every sort of correct exhortation: Save James Bay, Honour
Diversity, and so on. A most interesting bumper sticker read: Israel Out
of the Settlements a slogan which could best be translated as Hook-nosed
- I wonder why Mamet stopped at this, for with equal adequacy
the slogan can be translated as Torture Babies, Denounce America and Burn
Apple Pie. Who cares for the form of the Jewish nose? Mel Brooks noticed
long ago that Jewish girls have the cutest noses, made by the best plastic
- It is the racist Jewish policies in occupied Palestine
that annoy good, 'congenitally liberal' people. But if Mamet were honest,
he would not be Mamet.
- Now, Bill Keller of the NY Times read the Riot Act to
the Americans. He kindly allows that 'most of the big Jewish organizations
and many donors are backing the war' but insists that 'the idea that Israel's
interests are driving one of the most momentous shifts in America's foreign
policy is simple-minded and offensive'. Well, Keller is certainly being
paid for his convictions by a Jewish media lord, and one of the nastiest,
Arthur Sulzberger Jr, the owner of the NY Times, the Boston Globe and a
host of other publications. This undermines the possible veracity of Keller's
words. Let something similar be written in a thoroughly non-Jewish newspaper!
But alas, there are no important media outlets in the US that are not owned
or controlled by Jews
- Surely a coincidence? Do not bet on it. A few days ago,
in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an important all-Jewish conference
on anti-Semitism took place under the auspicious aegis of the Sasson Centre.
The talk given by the French Jewish historian Simcha Epstein dealt with
pre-war France but pertained more immediately to America. This is what
- "The pre-war anti-Semites said that the Jews of
France organized a syndicate secretly bankrolling and subverting the press.
And what did the Jews say at that time? They said: 'Of course not! No,
it's a lie, of course not! We are not engaged in conspiracies!' And what
did the historians and the Jewish historiography coming afterwards say?
'Of course not! It is anti-Semitic drivel!' But we know now from Jewish
sources that before the WWII the Jews of France secretly financed the press.
- "Since the end of 19th century, there was a secret
Jewish organization, well financed, which bought and bankrolled newspapers.
Sometimes it took over existing newspapers, which suddenly became pro-Dreifus
because they received Jewish subsidies. New papers were created especially
by the Jews. Two very important papers of the period, one was called Les
Droits de l'Homme, the Rights of Man, was financed by the Jews, and L'Humanité,
which was the Socialist and then the Communist newspaper of France, was
also financed by Jews. I say this on the authority Jewish sources of course.
- "And this brings us to a dramatic dilemma of historiography.
Saying this, saying what I said, is something horrible and unacceptable,
because it means that the Jews organized a conspiracy and secretly bought
the media, or part of the media. That was precisely what the anti-Semites
said at that time, and what they still say today. And we know now from
Jewish sources that the allegations were true, that there was a Jewish
clandestine activity of bankrolling the press." End of quote.
- Some people perceive every suggestion that Jews are able
to act together as a mad conspiracy theory. Let them read and re-read this
report by a Jewish historian made at a Jewish conference. If it is proven
now beyond any reasonable doubt that the Jews of France secretly bought
and subverted French media for many years in order to distort the national
discourse and eventually push unprepared France into the horrible and unneeded
World War Two, is it impossible to consider that the Jews of the US have
secretly taken over their national media and are now pushing the US into
a horrible and unneeded World War Three?
- Actually there is no need for secrecy. One of the chief
Zionist ideologists, Zeev Hefetz (ex-spokesman of PM Begin), wrote in an
American daily: "Disarming Iraq is only a start in Middle East"
as "the Arab and Iranian (sic!) cultures" are "irrational"
and that nothing can be done, short of war, to "improve the collective
mental health of Arab societies". [v]Certainly this massive 'disarmament'
will be carried out by American soldiers, though the commands will be given
by the Jewish chicken-hawks roosting in Pentagon. As for reasons for the
war, they were eloquently stated by a keynote speaker at a conference on
anti-Semitism by Yehuda Bauer, the director of the Holocaust Memorial Institute
Yad va-Shem in Jerusalem:
- The Jews are not a nation, neither a religion, he said.
They are a civilisation, and they have their civilising mission. They cannot
tolerate the competing civilisation of Islam, as they could not tolerate
Christendom or Communism. That is why the war with Islam is unavoidable.
- But the war is avoidable. Even today, at minutes before
H-hour, the war is avoidable. And if fire is unavoidable, let the Jewish
advisers of President Bush be fired. Let this Purim see the great Exodus
of the "Wolfowitz Cabal" from the Pentagon. Excluding the clinical
possibility of his actual zombification, G W Bush should be able to understand
that he has been misled by this powerful, un-elected minority. They cannot
deliver what they promised. Moreover, their own days at the helm of the
Republic are numbered. They over-estimated their abilities, and pushed
too hard. As the frog of La Fontaine, they can blow up. Bush still can
do a U-turn, and save himself and his country.
- In a way, today's America reminds of Russia in 1986,
at the beginning of glasnost. After the Soviet citizens were allowed to
learn who rules them and how, the days of the Soviet regime were counted.
Glasnost gave place to perestroika. Now, for the first time in a generation,
Americans are allowed to see the men in power, the toxic combination of
the Right-Wing Democrats of Lieberman, the Republican neo-liberals, the
Neo-Cons and plain Con-men. The Iraqi War brought them forward and presented
them in clear light. Now is the time to undo their hold.
- It can't be postponed for the divisive presidency of
G W Bush is perceived as the period of 'White' Protestant Anglo-Saxon rule,
despite the prevalence of his Jewish advisers. All available contenders
for the next elections - Lieberman, Kelly and even Kuchinich - claim their
Jewish connections and declare their undivided loyalty to Jewry and to
the state of Israel. In the present political setup of America, there will
be no real alternative to Jewish ascendancy. If Bush flops, it will be
construed by the media as a WASP flop. If he succeeds, it will be seen
as success of his Jewish advisers.
- That is why American patriot forces should not wait for
the next elections, or for the end of war. They must act now, by calling
the war off. They have an enemy, but he is not in Iraq. What is called
for is a new American revolution, on a par with the New Deal and abolition
of slavery, with de-monopolisation of the discourse; that is of media and
universities, for starters. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century,
Americans undid the mighty Standard Oil. They created new anti-monopoly
laws and terminated the threat to democracy. This achievement could be
- [i] Kathleen and Bill Christison, `A Rose By Another
Name: The Bush Administration's Dual Loyalties', Counterpunch, Dec. 13,
- [ii] http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/628/op2.htm
- [iii] Here is enough sampling to indicate that it is
- First of all, Sumner Redstone ( né Murray Rothstein)
owns $8 billion dollars worth of Viacom, which gives him the controlling
interest in CBS, Viacom, MTV worldwide (Brian Graden, president), and most
recently he bought Black Entertainment Television and proceeded immediately
to cut down its public-affairs programming. The president of CBS is Leslie
Moonves, the great nephew of David Ben-Gurion.
- Michael Eisner is the major owner of Disney-Capitol Cities,
which owns ABC. David Westin is the president of ABC News. Although it
has lost viewers, Nightline host Ted Koppel is a strong supporter of Israel.
Lloyd Braun is chair of ABC Entertainment. And there is the perennial Barbara
- Neil Shapiro is the president of NBC News. Jeffrey Zucker
is the head of NBC Entertainment and Jack Myers has some important post
there, as well.
- Although Rupert Murdoch of Fox is not Jewish, Mel Karamazin,
the president of the corporation is, as is Peter Chernin, the second in
command at Murdoch's News Corps.
- Sandy Grushow is chairman of Fox Entertainment, and Gail
Berman is president. Murtdoch has received numerous awards from various
- Jamie Kellner is chair and CEO of Turner Broadcasting.
- Walter Issacson is the News Director of CNN which also
has Wolf Blitzer, host of Late Edition, Larry King of Larry King Live,
Paula Zahn, and Andrea Koppel, Ted's daughter.
- Jordan Levin is chairman of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
- Howard Stringer is chair of Sony Corp. of America.
- Robert Sillerman is the founder of Clear Channel Communications,
- Ivan Seidenberg is chair of Verizon Communications
- Terry Semel, former co-chair of Warners is CEO of Yahoo.
- Barry Diller, former owner of Universal Entertainment,
is the chair of USA Interactive.
- Joel Klein is chair and CEO of Bertelsmann's American
operations, the largest publishing conglomerate in the world.
- Mort Zuckerman, the Chair of the Conference of Presidents
of Major Jewish American Organizations, owns US News and World Report and
the NY Daily News.
- Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. publishes the NY Times, the Boston
Globe and a host of other publications.
- Marty Peretz publishes the New Republic, which is unabashedly
pro-Israel, as is
- William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard.
- Donald Graham, Jr. is the chair and CEO of Newsweek and
the Washington Post.
- Michael Ledeen, of Iran-Contra fame, edits National Review.
- Ron Rosenthal is the Managing Editor of the SF Chronicle
and Phil Bronstein is the Executive Editor.
- David Schneiderman owns the Village Voice and a number
of other "alternative" weeklies.
- Columnist William Safire, Tom Freidman, Charles Krauthammer,
Richard Cohen, Jeff Jacoby, are among the most widely syndicated columnists.
- There are a number of widely syndicated talk show hosts
such as Michael Savage (ABC) on more than 100 stations, Michael Medved,
124 stations, and Dennis Prager who has an Israeli flag on his website.
Others include Ron Owens, Ben Wattenberg, and former ZOA official Jon Rothman,
all in San Francisco on ABC.
- In Hollywood, which was founded by Jews, there is of
course, Stephen Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Kranzberg of Dreamworks,
Eisner of Disney, Amy Pascal, chair of Columbia, and many, many more.
- For the intellectuals, we have NPR, with pundit Daniel
Schorr and weekend hosts Scott Simon and Liane Hansen, Robert Segal, Susan
Stanberg, Eric Weiner, Daniel Lev, Linda Gradstein (a well-known speaker
at pro-Israel events) covering Jerusalem, Mike Schuster (whose soft-ball
interview with Ariel Sharon after Sabra and Shatila should have brought
him before the court of Hamarabi). Brook Gladstein.
- And that's just for starters. From the boss to the delivery
it's an impressive list. While they certainly can't be put in the same
box when it comes to Israel, they more or less guarantee that there will
be limits to any criticism they may make of Israel".
- [iv] NY Post 22.02.03
- [v] November 12, 2002 The New Haven Register
- From Maximo Lachman
- Israel Shamir's article 'Midas Ears' on your website
is offensive for perpetuating the myth that most Jews are Zionists. It
is also offensive for calling Zion 'Israel'. Calling Zion 'Israel' is like
calling the U.S. 'America'. The original Israel consisted of Israelite
tribes, but NOT the tribe of Judah. Its capital was Samaria, not Jerusalem.
In the current 'Israel' members of the other tribes are not eligible for
'Israeli' citizenship, such as the Celtic Israelites that are descended
- Another example is that Samaritans are classed as Palestinians,
despite being more Israelite than the Zionists running 'Israel'.
- Let's now assume that all of those Zionists have a lineage
traceable to Judah or Levi. In that case, it would be correct to call 'Israel'
by the name of the more numerous tribe: i.e. Judah.
- Alternatively, let us assume that most of those Zionists
cannot trace their ancestry back to Judah or Levi or even Israel himself.
In this case, it would be correct to call 'Israel' by the name at the root
of the pseudo religion called Zionism, i.e. Zion.
- Take your pick, but whatever it is, it isn't 'Israel'.
you do still have freedom of speech, eh? Many people refer to Myanmar as
Burma, or to the Republic of China as Taiwan (or to the United States as
America), rather than the 'official' name, for less substantive reasons.
- You can't be Zionist & Jewish at the same time, just
like a church can't be Reformed & Catholic at the same time. A Jewish
person is someone who practices traditional Judaism as before the Zionists
invented "Reformed" Judaism, etc. Judaism teaches that only the
Messiah can authorise the use of force to establish an Israelite state:
- Please do not let your site be misused as a platform
- Aaron Goldman
- Well, it will be interesting to see the response to Mr.
Shamir's article. I've noticed stories on Rense.com in the past about Jesuit
power, feminist power, gay power, the Roman Catholic church's power, and
so forth and so on.
- It's OK to discuss that but talking about Jewish power
seems historically off-limits to most. That needs to change...free and
open discussion of the world seems to me to be a birthright. Even if Shamir
is only half-right, his work needs to be examined.
- A remarkable and courageous book I recall reading on
this subject was written by Jewish film critic Neal Gabler and titled 'An
Empire Of Their Own - How The Jews Invented Hollywood.' It's a remarkable
book which serves to validate the basic premise of Jewish power and influence
- Keep up the great work...we may not agree with all the
stories you post but, as you often say, there is little growth if we only
read things we agree with!
- From Kathryn R. McCloghry
- Dear Maximo,
- Hello. While you do make some interesting points and
Mr Shamir would have been much more accurate calling the article 'The Dark
Secret Of Zionist Power Is Out', I must disagree with your accusation
that the article is offensive because it "perpetuates the myth that most
Jews are Zionists." It does no such thing. What it does, is point
out that there DO exist very powerful Zionist forces who happen also to
be Jewish (though I see your scriptual/philosophical point that they
really aren't) that strangle criticism of the terrorist and racist
state of Israel and her deadly influence over the government of The United
States. With respect, to read anything else into it, is frankly... a
- The media-controlling individuals that Mr Shamir
names, are for the most part Zionist and this is made glaringly
obvious by the abovementioned lack of any serious debate in regard to Israel's
military policy (200 nuclear warheads?! Now that's what I call weapons
of mass destruction), especially it's occupation of Palestine
but he also names other individuals - also Jews - who criticise
these power-junkies, thereby making it clear that some of the most
important critics of Zionism are Jewish.
- Of course all Jews are not Zionists, I know that,
you know it and I think that if you re-read the article, you''ll realize
that Israel Shamir knows it, too. Peace!
- Kathryn R. McCloghry