Israeli Art of Deception Students at WTC

Zionist Lies (2) 150px textBelow you will discover how these Israeli agents were given full access and residence in the WTC towers for up to two years.

Enough time to set up everything.
They even did videos and photos of them dropping full human sized gelatin people off the tower and filming it.
So the would have these realistic videos and photos of what appeared to be people jumping out of the towers on 911.
This also gave time for Israeli Mossad to install the shape charges for the contoured shape of an airplane into the side of the building.
Please scroll down to bottom for full photo gallery of the ‘Gelatin The B Thing’ book photos.

Go to this link for amazing resources.  http://www.methodicaldeception.com/resource2.html

and see this related post;

https://911justicehalifax.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/this-will-shock-you-to-your-core-911-from-cheney-to-mossad/

The ‘Israeli Art Student’ Files

Go to this link. http://www.antiwar.com/israeli-files.php

Art Students in WTC Connected to Israeli Intelligence Service

http://www.prisonplanet.com/art-students-in-wtc-connected-to-israeli-intelligence-service.html

I want to call your attention to the artist groups (E-TEAM and GELATIN) who were selected to be part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) World Views / Studioscape (slow link) programs that allowed them and other artists to work and live in the WTC in the four years leading up to 9/11 on different floors, including 91 and 92 of the North Tower.  Additionally, they were given seven day a week construction access to the WTC that allowed them to freely move all sorts of materials in and out of the complex.

http://www.markdotzler.com/Mark_Dotzler/WTC_Artists.html

http://www.proxywhore.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=273427&st=15

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/18/nyregion/balcony-scene-unseen-atop-world-episode-trade-center-assumes-mythic-qualities.html

http://m.littelfuse.com/products/fuse-blocks-fuseholders-and-fuse-accessories/dead-front-fuse-holders/powr-busbar/bb18.aspx

http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/blog/show/8636674-preparing-the-wtc-for-destruction

2013.12.10_22h10m52s_001_The Mysterious Gelatin Art Group Living in WTC prior to 9/11

Book title; Gelatin ‘The B Thing”

(‘The B Thing”) means ‘The Body Thing’ Gelatin bodies being filmed and dropped from the wtc building. So the film footage could be shown to television viewers on the day of the WTC live faked live show)

http://web.archive.org/web/20011128093917/http://wtc.window.to

Published on Oct 16, 2013

In this video, I discuss the Israeli military and intelligence operatives posing as “art students” who were engaging in a massive espionage operation all across the United States prior to and after 9/11. I also talk about the Gelatin art group living in WTC Tower 1 on the 91st floor prior to 9/11, which allegedly had connections to the other Israeli “art student” spy rings operating in the United States at the time.

The Gelatin art group published a book entitled The B-Thing which documented their art stunt in the WTC prior to 9/11. Very bizarre stuff…

Below are relevant links:

Israeli art students, Mossad, and 9/11 (good sources in this blog post):

http://www.john-friend.net/2011/08/israeli-art-students-mossad-and-911.html

Official Gelitin page (notice the different spellings!):

http://www.gelitin.net/projects

Art Students in WTC Connected to Israeli Intelligence Service

http://truthalliance.net/Archive/News/tabid/67/ID/3790/Art-Students-in-WTC-Connected-to-Israeli-Intelligence-Service.aspx

To hear the details of the WTC Art Student story, listen to the following post from when I was on the Kevin Barret Show for the 2nd appearance. Although it was made clear that the story was to be released on Kevin Barret’s show, many missed the broadcast.

This article will contain the information for part 2 of a story I began to break a few weeks ago.

Many misconceptions were and still are spreading about what exactly the implications of the story I broke are. The truth is, there has to be some background for people to understand the full scope of the investigation.

The Original Art Student Connection to 9/11

In January, 2001, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Office of Security Programs (IS), began to receive reports of Israeli art students attempting to penetrate several DEA Field Offices in the continental United States.

Additionally, there have been reports of Israeli art students visiting the homes of numerous DEA employees.

These incidents have occurred since at least the beginning of 2000, and have continued to the present. The number of reported incidents increased in November/December 2000, and has continued to date.

These incidents have involved several other law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies, with contacts made at other agencies’ facilities and the residences of their employees. Geographically, these incidents are very widespread, ranging from California to Florida.

The majority of the incidents have occurred in the southern half of the continental U.S. with the most activity reported in the state of Florida.

Since April 2001, the number of reported incidents has declined, however, the geographic spread of the incidents has increased to Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Los Angeles.

The activities of these Israeli art students raised the suspicion of IS and other field offices when attempts were made to circumvent the access control systems at DEA offices, and when these individuals began to solicit their paintings at the homes of DEA employees.

The nature of the individuals’ conduct, combined with intelligence information and historical information regarding past incidents involving Israeli Organized Crime, leads IS to believe the incidents may well be an organized intelligence gathering activity.

It is believed by IS that these incidents should not be the basis for any immediate concern for the safety and security of DEA personnel, however, employees should continue to exercise due caution in safeguarding information relating to DEA investigations, or activities.

DEA Orlando developed the first drug nexus to this group. Telephone numbers obtained from an Israel Art Student encountered at the Orlando D.O. have been linked to several ongoing DEA MDMA (Ecstasy) investigations in Florida, California, Texas, and New York. The Orlando D.O. has opened an investigation that is being coordinated with DEA HQs.

In general, these individuals appear to be organized in teams of 8 to 10 people, with one person described as the “Team Leader”. They are usually encountered in pairs or individually carrying a makeshift art portfolio. Several times, they have, been seen or admitted to being dropped off in an area by the Team Leader, who returns later to pick them up.

The females are usually described as very attractive, and all are generally in their early to mid-20s.

Most admit to having served in the Israeli Military.

This is not surprising given the mandatory military service require in Israel, however, a majority of those questioned have stated they served in military intelligence, electronic signal intercept, or explosive ordinance units.

Some have been linked to high-ranking officials in the Israeli military.

One was the son of a two-star general, one served as the bodyguard to the head of the Israeli Army, one served in a Patriot missile unit.

That these people are now traveling in the U.S. selling art seems not to fit their background.

Their stories are remarkable only in their consistency. At first, they will state that they are art students, either from the University of Jerusalem, or the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem.

Other times they will purport to be promoting a new art studio in the area.

When pressed for details as to the location of the art studio or why they are selling the paintings, they become evasive. Some claim to be the artist who painted the artwork, others claim they are promoting the work of others or of Israel. I

nformation has been received which indicates the art is actually produced in China.

When told that they cannot solicit on federal facilities, they will claim that the paintings are not for sale, but that they are soliciting interest in the paintings, either for an art studio or for a future art sale.

An incident report by DEA Tampa has revealed much information relating to these individuals.

DEA Agents at the Tampa District Office questioned the Team Leader of a group of 9 individuals at length, The Team Leader stated he purchases the paintings for $8 to $10 dollars from an individual in the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area.

The paintings are then sold for $50 to $80 dollars. (Other offices have reported the paintings selling for $150-$200 dollars.)

The individuals come to the U. S. on tourist visas, and finance their stay here by selling the paintings.

The Hollywood, Florida area seems to be a central point for these individuals with several having addresses in this area.

There have been incidents where criminal and/or suspicious activity has been associated with these individuals.

Two were arrested by FPS in Plantation, FL with counterfeit Social Security Cards. Baton Rouge, LA discovered a small amount (personal use amount) of marijuana in the residence of one group, and some of the individuals interviewed by DEA/Tampa admitted to smoking marijuana.

Criminal records checks have revealed some arrest history on persons associated with these groups.

Passport irregularities have been reported. A review of their passports shows travel to several other countries, to include Thailand, Laos, India, Kenya, Central and South America, Australia, Germany, Amsterdam, and Canada.

One individual presented a Canadian citizenship card along with his Israeli passport.

A report from EPA/Denver involved a female art student going to the house of an EPA Special Agent to sell art, and returning later to photograph the house.

There is a report of one of these individuals being seen diagramming the layout of a federal facility.

This information has not been directly reported to DEA, and has not been confirmed by first-hand observation.

When encountered at residences, some of these individuals are persistent in trying to get inside the home.

Some have asked to use the telephone when leaving. Some employees have reported that they came only to their house, while others have reported that the students approached the entire neighborhood.

The B-Thing Connection

The members of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council were invited to use the 91 and 92 floor in WTC Tower 1, as part of a residency program (World Views program) from 1997 to 2001.

In this program, the Gelitin crew, according to the New York Times article and the insert in the book I obtained from Gelitin, there were 14 art students who specifically shared the 91st floor together that knew and/or where involved in “The B Thing.”

According to the photos, those in the helicopter, across the street, and in the tower on the morning of the stunt number to around 6, although 4 are listed as having been involved in the stunt.

There was a photographer on the ground taking photos of the helicopter and there were 2 other females with the 3 pictured men in the tower performing the stunt, so that added with the helicopter makes a minimum of 6 involved.

Then there was the dealer of the art group who allegedly watched from a hotel. The New York Times article states, “Their dealer, who witnesses say watched the event from a hotel suite, now claims it never happened.”

Lecture : B Thing Gelatin

Published on Nov 13, 2015

Artists working in the world trade centre in 2001 tell their story.

COMMENTS

divm1lan
1.artist? cant draw 2 save himself…2.a box of fukkin sand?in the towers?…3…why did they try to sell art to only goverment officials in high places?…4..some students were also in israel army…..5..did they make plane crash vids for the main event be4 hand?

FolkPhotographer
+divm1lan Yes they did….gelatin dummy dropped down and filmed all the way down… go to http://911JusticeHalifax.wordpress.com and look at the Israeli Art of Deception Students at WTC page…

thebentley71
Gelatin stands for orica powergel 901 which is an extremely strong explosive, the bb18 on the boxes are remote blasting caps. These men were Israeli military/Mossad. Probably brought in by Larry Silverstein, Cheney,Chertoff,Wolfowitz, Feith,Abrams, & least but not last Henry Kissinger, along with the Bush family. Gelatin is really gelignite which is also known as a blasting gelatin or simply jelly explosive like I mentioned above. The U.S. citizens really need to look into the book called Gelatin the B Thing.

 bertjesklotepino
Breadcrumbs, the B thing.
Intentionally left behind.
Think about it.
Its not difficult to imagine why it would have been left behind, like the 3 shells on the sixth floor………..

FolkPhotographer
+bertjesklotepino The ‘B Thing” stands for Body as in the gelatin bodies they dropped down and filled for the 911 made for TV movie…

9/11 “Art Students” in WTC Tower W/ CASES Of Controlled Demolition Fuses, Cheney Connection

Published on Sep 14, 2015

BOMBSHELL! Proof. Based on this photograph alone, the US government should be investigating Israel instead of giving them 3 million dollars every day, which is exactly what they are doing.

SGTreport.com video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg7Qt4bV0B8

Rebekah Roth website, click on “Resources” then click on “Information on Israeli Art Students in WTC” to see photos: http://www.methodicaldeception.com

DEA Report on antiwar.com: http://antiwar.com/rep/DEA_Report_redactedxx.pdf

This video: https://youtu.be/ZkVg3bd02Yk

COMMENTS

FolkPhotographer
They were given the space for free..they did not pay for anything..they were paid to do the shape charges so it would like a plane went through the steel.

Terry McKean
Bro, you should know how the whole thing happened. This video shows that..and it includes the Israeli “Art Students” … it’s long and it’s worth the effort to see the whole thing:

The Third Truth About 9/11

False Flag Awareness Canada 2
Considering they have rappelling gear on, named their group the Gelatin group, have boxes on a vacant floor that clearly show a number for Fuses, is remarkable. Considering also that the their was a Elevator renovation happening and that the Towers were Tube design, made it quite easy to rig the buildings. This is Undeniable evidence and The world should demand answers.

Moe Yossi
i too was overwhelmed with a depressed feeling and anger when i learned this. and for the fact that so many people just dont give a damn about facts.

21centurydragonslayer
Unfortunately the paranoid crazed Likudnik Crime Syndicate running Israel (and ZOG America) will scream “no more Holocaust” and blackmail the whole world with their 200 nukes if this comes back to haunt them.

FreiGeist
..no more holohoax! 🙂

alleygh0st
Have known about Gelatin/Gelitin and the B-thing since 2006 but didn’t really know what to do with the information. The BB18 thing is really damning though, I didn’t know…

Also notice how we can’t make out their faces in any of the pictures.  There are also pictures of ”gutless” dummies somewhere… They are “arts” students alright. The black arts.

Adam Hester
If this gets ignored then we are doomed

David Vaughn
you’re reading a report from 2002. this report was actually available in 2001, included in many documentaries on the subject. idk how any serious investigator of 9-11 could be in the dark re: this info when it’s been readily available since almost the attacks themselves. all that being said, this information is absolutely vital to connecting the dots and seeing the larger picture. 9-11 was carried out by ppl within our own government, along with the direct backing of other nations, all of which to varying degrees are considered allies…

danp5648
Urban Moving Systems, Dancing Israelis, “documented the events” Israelis, Van full of Israelis,  the same group of people?

ReactionShot
What’s ironic about this is that for years there have been many people pointing out this evidence and we have been summarily accused of being “antisemites” “conspiracy theorists” “morons” “anti-american”…and on and on and on. Yet when someone FINALLY takes the time to actually LOOK at the evidence, the response is very much like yours.

Well, I’m glad you finally opened your eyes to what has been staring you and the world in the face for so long. Oh well, better late than never. Welcome to the club…now prepare to be called an antisemite and conspiracy theorists etc etc etc…

90th  floor WTC 1 B-Thing Israeli art students ready to remove a window

Israeli Art Students B-Thing WTC

Members in their construction rigging and apparatus for the observation deck (crop)

Members in their construction rigging and aparatus for the observation deck (Full)

Israeli Art Students WTC B-Thing Mossad

Diagam of observation deck  

Israeli Art Students B-Thing WTC Mossad

Boxes framing the observation deck area

Israeli Art Students WTC B-Thing Mossad

Ariel view from rented helicopter showing member of B-Thing on observation deck

The night before the B-Thing, Mr. Harris said, he rented a top-floor suite at the Millennium Hilton, across the street from the Gelatin studio, and invited people to what guests described as a night of decadence.

Near dawn, he and several others took cameras and boarded a helicopter, communicating with Gelatin via cell phone.

”If you write about the balcony, maybe you can just not write about it too much,” Ari Janka said to the New York Times to say after the initial interview he did with them, the first of several calls that allegedly took place protesting the appearance of the article released by the New York Times, despite the fact that the artists had published the book.

Josh Harris, the Internet entrepreneur once known for holding extravagant art parties, explained that Leo Koenig, the 24-year-old art dealer who represents Gelatin, got him involved.

Mr. Koenig now says the balcony stunt never happened and, at any rate, he didn’t see it. The book is meant to provoke questions about its veracity, he said.

At the suggestion that the project might have been faked, Mr. Harris seemed almost offended.

He produced March 2000 credit card bills bearing charges of $2,167.44 from the Millennium Hilton and $1,625 from Helicopter Flight Service.

Moukhtar Kocache, the director of the studio program, insisted that the photos of the balcony were obviously faked.

But digital manipulation experts disagreed. George Dash, the co-owner of Nucleus Imaging on East 30th Street, and a colleague, John Grasso, used magnifying loupes to examine a copy of ”The B-Thing.” Neither could detect inconsistencies.

”The angles are all too perfect,” Mr. Grasso said. ”It looks real to me. Absolutely. I’ve been doing this for 22 years.”

Let me make clear that this stunt specifically was performing a construction operation in the WTC that was illegal according to WTC Security and the New York Times Article which states that certain people would have needed to of been contacted to remove a window from a building in New York as to not violate building codes and such.

No one was contacted to be there outside the members involved in the stunt itself. It was initially denied that the stunt even took place, according to the New York Times, “Cherrie Nanninga, the director of real estate for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which until recently ran the World Trade Center.

Port Authority officials, shown a copy of ”The B-Thing” by a reporter, reacted with disbelief, then outrage. Although their own investigation turned up no evidence, Ms. Nanninga said, ‘we have no reason to believe it didn’t happen.’

Window removal is considered so dangerous that when it is done the streets below are cordoned off, she said.

”It was really a stupid and irrational act that in my view borders on the criminal,” she said, adding that the stunt had jeopardized the studio program, whose space is donated by the Trade Center.”

Well it was criminal, because according to the New York skyscraper codes, she was right.

The street would of needed to have been cordoned off and permits issued for the removal of a window, which is why in the insert of the book released by the art students, “Everything top secret and illegal of course.

In days of conspiratorial work…

They kept very mum about it all, because if word had crept out about their coup they could have been fined very heavily for sabotaging a national treasure…

Incidentally, as proof that they were there, there is now a piece of old chewing gum stuck to the outside of the building at a dizzy height,” writes Tex Rubinowitz, in “The B-Thing.”

The art book shown in the video above shows the photos and drawings available to the public, however, after contacting some individuals involved with the stunt and a source who now lives in San Francisco who worked at the WTC on 9/11, I have obtained some other documents that never made it to the book, including a WTC construction pass.

B-Thing Construction pass Israeli Art Student WTC

Willie Rodriguez, one of the janitors who worked at the WTC and helped save lives that day, was the last person pulled from the rubble and was even recognized by the president for his actions.

Aside from experiencing basement and sub-level explosions on 9/11 before the 1st plane hit, he also stated that he did see the art students in the WTC in an email exchange I had with him.

So why is all this information about an innocent art stunt so important, aside from the fact that these individuals had WTC construction passes in 2000 before releasing their book in August of 2001?

Because according to the DEA report on the investigation into a separate story of art students in the country penetrating military bases, government agencies and so fourth as a part of a spy ring, 2 names show up in the arrests of over 140 spies that sparked interest for me.

Hanan Serfaty was arrested by DEA agents in connection to the Israeli spy ring.

What makes him stand out, is that he was listed as being an art student who was apart of the World Views program, which was in the World Trade Center on floors 90 and 91 in the Lower Manhatten Cultural Council.

Although he is not listed by Gelitin as a member of “The B-Thing,” the listing of the identities of the other 14 students who were on floor 91 at the time was never released to the public, neither was the total list of those involved in the stunt which numbers at a minimum of 6.

It should be noted that 1 member of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council died on 9/11 while working in his studio on the 91st floor. His name appears on the list of those who were in the building when it came down.

Hanan was an “art student” who was a former Israeli military intelligence officer who rented two Hollywood apartments close to the mail drop and apartment of Mohammed Atta and four other hijackers.

Serfaty was moving large amounts of cash: he carried bank slips showing more than $100,000 deposited from December 2000 through the first quarter of 2001; other bank slips showed withdrawals for about $80,000 during the same period.

Serfaty’s apartments, serving as crash pads for at least two other “art students”, were located at 4220 Sheridan Street and 701 South 21st Avenue. L

ead hijacker Mohammed Atta’s mail drop was at 3389 Sheridan Street–approximately 2,700 feet from Serfaty’s Sheridan Street apartment.

Both Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, the suicide pilot on United Airlines Flight 175, which smashed into World Trade Center 2, lived in a rented apartment at 1818 Jackson Street, some 1,800 feet from Serfaty’s South 21st Avenue apartment.

In fact, an improbable series of coincidences emerges from a close reading of the 2001 DEA memo, the 9/11 Commission’s staff statements and final report, FBI and Justice Department watch lists, hijacker timelines compiled by major media and statements by local, state and federal law enforcement personnel.

In at least six urban centers, suspected Israeli spies and 9/11 hijackers and/or al-Qaeda¬ connected suspects lived and operated near one another, in some cases less than half a mile apart, for various periods during 2001 in the run-up to the attacks.

In addition to northern New Jersey and Hollywood, Florida, these centers included Arlington and Fredericksburg, Virginia; Atlanta; Oklahoma City; Los Angeles; and San Diego.

Israeli “art students” also lived close to terror suspects in and around Dallas, Texas. A 25-year-old “art student” named Michael Calmanovic, arrested and questioned by Texas-based DEA officers in April 2001, maintained a mail drop at 3575 North Beltline Road, less than a thousand feet from the 4045 North Beltline Road apartment of Ahmed Khalefa, an FBI terror suspect.

Dallas and its environs, especially the town of Richardson, Texas, throbbed with “art student” activity.

Richardson is notable as the home of the Holy Land Foundation, an Islamic charity designated as a terrorist funder by the European Union and U.S. government in December 2001.

Sources in 2002 told The Forward, in a report unrelated to the question of the “art students”, that “Israeli intelligence played a key role in helping the Bush administration to crack down on Islamic charities suspected of funneling money to terrorist groups, most notably the Richardson, Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, last December [2001]”.

It’s plausible that the intelligence prompting the shutdown of the Holy Land Foundation came from “art student” spies in the Richardson area.

rense.com

The 14 Israeli ‘Art Students’ Were Inside The WTC Towers Camping With Construction Passes

10-12-9

From Dick Eastman
10-12-9The 14 Art Students, it has now been confirmed, were in the World Trade Center Towers with Construction Passes, Connection to Mossad Spy RingMore Mossad in the towers before 9/11:
 
I was contacted by an individual who led me to this information about the art students living in WTC Tower 1 before 9/11.
In fact, in May of 2000, they were living on the 91st floor where they were doing construction and sleeping in tents.
They did have construction passes. I do believe that ACE Elevator and Securicom, as well as Kroll Associates should be focused on, however, this is important information that has never been confirmed, until now.-
These art students were apart of the art group, gelitin, and were pulling off a large stunt in the name of art, at least that is the official story.
Gelatin is notorious for encouraging and participating in various stunts and elaborate adventures to push art into the pop culture by performing publicity stunts.
The project these art students from Austria and Germany were apart of was called, “The B-Thing.”
-I am in the process of uploading all of the photos and information to make available to everyone online, so be looking for that soon. In the meantime,
I broke the story on Kevin Barret’s radio show, “Truth Jihad” which airs every Saturday on American Freedom Radio.
The audio from that interview is in the Youtube clip at the top of this post, but if you want to download it, it is at the following link:
The art students released a book about their art event out of Austria and the book is extremely hard to come by.
IN fact, it is limited release and most copies are sold, I had to search very hard to find a copy but I found one.
Here is a link to one of the stores that used to sell it:
-The New York times did an article on the Gelatin crew made up of up to 14 Austrian and German students.
You can view the original New York Times article here:
-Again, stay tuned for more on this coming in the near future and also sign up on my newsletter here at CoreOfCorruption.com to receive the update on the sequel in the series titled, “Echoes of Treason” which is soon to be released.
Background: Don’t read this until you have viewed the above.Here is the older information regarding this Israeli agents who laughed and danced and high-fived when the towers collapsed
— for those who still think Arab terrorists with box-cutters did 9-11 — note too the articles of mine (futher down) including the Israelis infiltrated at Dulles and Reagan airports on 9-11, each with illegal top security clearances
— whom Attorney General Ashcroft quietly sent back home to Israel after holding them,without Guantanamo-style interrogation, for 3 months.
They later were on Israeli radio and mentioned, in Hebrew, having been there to record the event.
The Israeli “art student” story, which first surfaced in 2001 in news reports, has yet to be explained by U.S. authorities.
A memorandum sent to the 9/11 Commission, and Senate and House intelligence committees in September 2004, suggests that young Israelis who canvassed dozens of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offices in 2000 and 2001 trying to sell paintings to federal workers, may have been spying not only on the DEA, but also on Arab extremists in the United States
– including the Sept. 11 hijackers who were living in Florida and New Jersey.
Many reports describe incidents of government employees spotting individuals in office hallways or elevators carrying large art portfolio cases.

The art sellers would typically make a pitch to sell paintings, but if they were told that soliciting in government offices was prohibited, some replied that the art wasn’t actually for sale but was promoting a future art show, the DEA report said.

During the first five months of 2001, according to Shea’s memorandum, the “Israeli DEA Groups” visited a total of 57 DEA locations

– 28 offices and 29 private residences

Other individuals that Shea calls the “Israeli New Jersey Group” were based in Bergen and Hudson counties, in New Jersey, according to the well-annotated memorandum that also cites the 9/11 Commission report, the 2002 congressional intelligence committees’ joint inquiry into the terrorist attacks, newspaper and magazine reports, Fox News telecasts, 9/11 hijacker timelines, FBI suspect lists, and an East Rutherford (New Jersey) Police Department report.

Dozens of the more than 100 Israelis were stopped and questioned by DEA agents, and other federal government authorities.

The individuals were vague about why they were in the U.S. or what their purpose was for being here.

Dozens were arrested for visa violations and deported, according to the memorandum.

Many in the groups had served in the military, which is compulsory for Israeli citizens, and group leaders had been in intelligence and electronic communications units.

With such expertise, it strikes many as odd that the Israelis would be hawking inexpensive artwork. In the report, the DEA concluded that the agency was being spied on by the Israelis.

In 2001, a Fox News report by Carl Cameron laid out the Israeli spy scenario, however, the story was short-lived, and Shea was told by a representative at the news organization that there was outside pressure to kill the story.

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Wayne Madsen Online Journal Friday, July 17, 2009

The way the corporate media would have it believed is that Israeli “art students” who aggressively sell cheap art door-to-door, usually at federal office buildings and the houses of government employees, are merely traveling abroad after their military service in Israel to “see the world.”

In fact, these “art students” are classic intelligence operatives who have appeared before and after major terrorist events and covert operations conducted by the Mossad.

WMR has learned that an Israeli art student cased the offices of an investigator of the suspicious February 26, 2004, death of Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski.

Trajkovski’s Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed near Stolac, Croatia, in southern Bosnia while en route to an investors’ conference in Mostar.

After the crash, U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Lawrence Butler quickly met with Nikolai Gruevski, the minister of finance in the VMRO-DPMNE government.

Gruevski was an ardent supporter of denationalization, a globalist, and supporter of NATO membership for Macedonia.

Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski, although a Social Democrat, was also seen as close to the globalists.

Although Trajkovski, a Methodist minister, was also a member of the VMRO-DPMNE party he was viewed as less accommodating to international demands for privatization of state enterprises in Macedonia.

After Trajkovski and his party were killed in the plane crash, Macedonian and Bosnian authorities complained that NATO’s investigation of the plane crash was secretive and the two countries’ aviation authorities were kept in the dark.

Many Macedonian officials were opposed to allowing the United States to investigate the crash and there was confusion about who had access to the two “black boxes” on Trajkovski’s plane.

NATO troops stationed in Bosnia were the first to arrive at the crash scene.

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HUNDREDS OF MOSSAD AGENTS CAUGHT RUNNING WILD IN AMERICA

By Warren Royal

We spoke earlier about the five celebrating Israeli “movers”, (Mossad agents), who were arrested and placed in solitary confinement for weeks after they were spotted in a white van suspected of attempting to blow up the George Washington Bridge.

We also reviewed how the Israeli owner of Urban Moving Systems – Dominick Suter – then suddenly abandoned his “moving company” and fled for Israel on 9-14.

But there were still more Israeli “movers” and other Israelis whose actions raise serious suspicions. Even more suspicious is how they are always quietly released and deported.

In October of 2001, three more Israeli “movers” were stopped in Plymouth, PA because of their suspicious behavior. These “movers” were seen dumping furniture near a restaurant dumpster!

When the restaurant manager approached the driver, a “Middle Eastern” man later identified as Moshe Elmakias fled the scene.

The manager made note of the truck’s sign which read “Moving Systems Incorporated” and called the police. When the police spotted the truck, two other Israelis

– Ayelet Reisler and Ron Katar began acting suspiciously. The Plymouth police searched the truck and found a video.

The Israelis were taken into custody and the video tape was played at the police station.

The video revealed footage of Chicago with zoomed in shots of the Sears Tower.

The police quickly alerted the FBI and it was also discovered that the Israelis had falsified travel logs and phony paperwork on them.

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They were also unable to provide a name and telephone number for the customer that they claimed to have been working for.

These Israelis were up to some sort of dirty business, and you can be sure it had nothing to do with moving furniture. These Israeli spies may have had a dark sense of humor.

The name of their “moving company” actually contained the word MOSSAD embedded inside. Moving Systems Incorporated. MOving SyStems IncorporAteD…MOSSAD

On October 10, 2001, CNN made a brief mention of a foiled terrorist bomb plot in the Mexican Parliament building.

They promised to bring any further developments of this story to their viewers, but the incident was never heard of again in America.

But the story appeared in bold headlines on the front page of the major Mexican newspapers

(2)

and was also posted on the official website of the Mexican Justice Department.

(3)

Two terror suspects were apprehended in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. Caught red-handed, they had in their possession a high powered gun, nine hand grenades, and C-4 plastic explosives (great stuff for demolishing buildings!)

Within days, this blockbuster story not only disappeared from the Mexican press, but the Israelis were quietly released and deported! The two terrorists were Salvador Gerson Sunke and Sar ben Zui.

Can you guess what their ethnicity was? Sunke was a Mexican jew and Zui was a colonel with the Israeli special forces (MOSSAD).

(4)

The story in El Diario de Mexico went on to reveal that the Zionist terrorists had fake Pakistani passports on them. Can you say “false flag operation?”

The probable motive of this particular botched terrorist operation was to involve oil rich Mexico in the “War on Terrorism”. (The War on Israel’s enemies would be a more accurate description).

Mexico is no military power, but the psychological trauma of an “Arab” attack on Mexico would surely have induced Mexico to provide unlimited cheap oil to her American “protector”.

With cheap oil flowing to America at low prices from Mexico, the US could better afford to break off relations with the oil rich Arab states in general and Saudi Arabia in particular.

That’s why the planners chose 15 Saudi identities to steal for the 9-11 operation.

Many Mexicans expressed shock at the release of the two Israelis. But when you learn that Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations is a Zionist named Jorge Gutman, it’s not surprising!

The Zionist tentacles reach even into Mexico! La Voz de Aztlan (Mexican-American news service), in it’s excellent investigative report revealed:

“La Voz de Aztlan has learned that the Israeli Embassy used heavy handed measures to have the two Israelis released.

Very high level emergency meetings took place between Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Jorge Gutman, General Macedo de la Concha and a top Ariel Sharon envoy who flew to Mexico City specially for that purpose.

Elías Luf of the Israeli Embassy worked night and day and their official spokeswoman Hila Engelhart went into high gear after many hours of complete silence.

What went on during those high level meetings no one knows, but many in Mexico are in disbelief at their release.”

(5)

In November of 2001, 6 more suspicious Israelis were detained in an unspecified mid-eastern state. They had in their possession box cutters, oil pipeline plans, and nuclear power plant plans.

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The local police called in the Feds and Immigration officials took over the scene and released the men without calling the FBI. The Jerusalem Post, the Miami Herald,

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and the Times of London

(8)

all carried this amazing story and all revealed how furious FBI officials were that these terror suspects with nuclear power plant plans were allowed to go free.

Of course, the corruption riddled FBI would only have caved into Zionist pressure from the Justice Department’s Criminal Division boss, Michael Chertoff, and also from the ADL’s “partner”, FBI boss Robert Mueller

– who would no doubt have found a way to eventually release those Israeli terror suspects too.

In December, 2001, the Los Angeles Times published the story of how two jewish terrorists were arrested by the FBI for plotting to blow up the office of US Congressman of Arab descent

– Darrell Issa (R- CA), and a California mosque.

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Irv Rubin and Earl Kruger of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) were charged with conspiracy to destroy a building by means of explosives.

This story got brief national coverage but quickly disappeared too. These Zionists sure love blowing up buildings and killing innocent people don’t they?

In May of 2002, yet another moving van was pulled over in Oak Harbor, Washington near the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Fox News reported that the van was pulled over for speeding shortly after midnight.

The passengers told the police they were delivering furniture, but because it was so late at night, the police weren’t buying the story.

A bomb sniffing dog was brought in and the dog detected the presence of TNT and RDX plastic explosives in the truck (great stuff for demolishing buildings!) Both Fox News

(10)

and the Ha’aretz newspaper of Israel

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reported that the two “movers” were Israelis.

In December, 2002, Ariel Sharon made the amazing claim that Al-Qaeda agents were operating inside of Israel.

But when Palestinian authorities apprehended the suspects, they turned out to be Palestinian traitors impersonating Al-qaeda agents for the MOSSAD! From the Sydney Morning Herald of Austrailia:

“Palestinian security forces have arrested a group of Palestinians for collaborating with Israel and posing as operatives of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network, a senior official said yesterday. ..The arrests come two days after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon charged al-Qaeda militants were operating in Gaza and in Lebanon.

It was considered a surprise because the Gaza Strip is virtually sealed off by Israeli troops.

The hardline Israeli leader also charged other members of the terror group were cooperating with Lebanon’s Shi’ite militia Hizbollah”

(12)

You know, if Sharon wasn’t so dangerous, I’d almost be amused by his bullshit!

According to FOX news, throughout late 2000 and 2001, a total of 200 Israeli spies were arrested.

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It was the largest spy ring to ever be uncovered in the history of the United States. The Washington Post also reported that some of these Israelis were arrested in connection with the 9-11 investigation.

(14)

US. Carl Cameron of FOX News Channel did a excellent four part, nationally televised, series of investigations into this blockbuster scandal.

But FOX pulled the investigative series after Zionist groups complained to FOX executives.

FOX even went so far as to remove the written transcripts of the series from its website! In it’s place was posted a chilling, Orwellian message which reads: “This story no longer exists.”

(15)

Fortunately for the sake of history, the FOX transcripts were copied onto to many other websites and all four parts are available for your review. (see footnotes.)

The FOX series and other mainstream news media sources revealed that many of these Israelis were army veterans with electronics and explosives expertise.

Many of them failed lie detector tests.

FBI agents told FOX that some of their past investigations were compromised because suspects had been tipped off by Israeli wiretapping specialists.

It was discovered that Israeli companies such as Comverse and Amdocs have the capability to tap American telephones (great for blackmailing all those wife-cheating politicians!)

FBI agents also told FOX they believed the Israelis had advance knowledge of the 9-11 attacks. (which certainly would explain why no Israelis died in the WTC) Still another US official informed FOX that some of the detained Israelis actually had links to 9-11, but he refused to describe the nature of those links.

The FBI official told FOX’s Carl Cameron:

“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about the evidence that has been gathered. It is classified information.”

(16)

(emphasis added)

Then there was that small army of Israeli “art students” who were arrested for trying to sneak into secured US Federal buildings and staking out 36 Department of Defense sites.

Some of these suspicious “art students” even showed up at the homes of Federal employees.

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Ron Hatchett, a Department of Defense analyst, told Channel 11, KHOU news in Houston that he believed that the “art students” were gathering intelligence for future attacks.

Here’s an excerpt from the October 1, 2001 KHOU investigative report by Anna Werner:

“Could federal buildings in Houston and other cities be under surveillance by foreign groups?

That’s what some experts are asking after federal law enforcement and security officials – nationally and in Houston – described for the 11 News Defenders a curious pattern of behavior by a group of people claiming to be Israeli art students.”

“Hatchett says they could be doing what he would be doing if he were a terrorist, sizing up the situation:

“We need to know what are the entrances to this particular building.

We need to know what are the surveillance cameras that are operating.

We need to know how many guards are at this operation, when do they take breaks?” Says Hatchett: This is not a bunch of kids selling artwork.”

“A former Defense Department analyst, Hatchett believes groups may be gathering intelligence for possible future attacks.

“Some organization, thinking in terms of a potential retaliation against the U.S. government could be scouting out potential targets and . looking for targets that would be vulnerable.”

And a source tells the Defenders of another federal memo, stating that besides Houston and Dallas, the same thing has happened at sites in New York, Florida, and six other states, and even more worrisome, at 36 sensitive Department of Defense sites.

“One defense site you can explain,” says Hatchett, “well that was just a serendipitous, …. Thirty-six? That’s a pattern.”

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A Federal memo stated that these “art students” may have had ties to an “Islamic terror group”. More likely, they were the “Islamic terror group”!

Remember the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, and how the “Arab terrorists” were actually Irgun terrorists? Remember the Zionist terrorists caught in Mexico with Arab passports?

Remember the official motto of the Mossad – By Way of Deception Thou Shalt Do War. Are you getting the picture? Can you say “false flag operations”?

In a follow up report a few days later, KHOU Channel 11 revealed that Dallas was also targetted:

“11 News reported how people claiming to be “Israeli art students” might be trying to sneak into federal buildings and defense sites, and even doing surveillance.

And at least one expert said he thought it could all be preparation for an attack.

Well, now federal sources say they are not ruling out that all of this could be connected with the hijackings on September 11, because of events in another Texas city.

In Dallas, the so-called students hit early this year at the city’s FBI building, the Drug Enforcement Administration and at the Earle Cabell Federal building, where guards found one student wandering the halls with a floor plan of the building.

So the Dallas INS went on the alert, finding and arresting 15 people in March.

Thirteen claimed to be Israelis and two are professed Colombians.

But according to sources, once again their passports were phony. And another federal source says some of those arrested also appeared to have lists of federal employees and their home addresses.

All 15 “students” have now been deported. Now, since our first story ran Sunday night, some viewers called who said that they’ve been visited by people who claim to be Israeli students selling art.”

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Absolutely mind boggling! Why were Israeli explosives experts, posing as “art students” roaming the halls of US Federal buildings?

Why were Israeli army vets, armed with explosives and detonators, roaming the halls of the Mexican Congress? Why were Israeli “movers” caught invans with explosives residue ?

Might some of these shady characters have once also “roamed the halls” of the World Trade Center prior to 9-11?

Why aren’t “60 minutes”, “Nightline”, “20/20”, and the rest of the Zionist media aggressively pursuing the story behind the Israeli “art students” and “movers” with 1/1,000th the zeal that they pursued Martha Stewart over allegations of insider trading (who cares?), or 1/10,000th the zeal that they pursued the Catholic Church over an occasional pedophile priest? (funny how we never hear about the documented cases of pedophile rabbis!) or 1/100,000th the zeal that they pursue the Muslim bogeyman on a daily basis? Something smells rotten here!

One would think that these intriguing mysteries would have great TV audience appeal, especially in light of the fact that the Oklahoma Federal building was blown up in 1995 by the since executed Timothy McVeigh (dead men tell no tales), and a “John Doe # 2” of “Middle- Eastern appearance”, who was never tracked down or pursued despite numerous eye-witness accounts and despite an FBI All Points Bulletin which clearly described him as such.

Of America’s major networks, only FOX News made a meager attempt to investigate these mysteries, but FOX was quickly silenced by Zionist pressure.

This alone is evidence of criminal activity! Before his excellent work was silenced, FOX’s Carl Cameron reported this amazing bit of information:

“Investigators within the DEA, INS, and FBI have all told FOX News that to pursue or even suggest Israeli spying is considered career suicide.”

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(emphasis added)

Did you catch that? If a Federal investigator dares to “even suggest” Israeli spying, he has committed “career suicide”! And if a journalist like FOX’s Cameron dares to bring this scandal to light, he is told to shut his mouth.

If they persist, they may even be called “anti-Semitic” – a label which has served as the kiss of death for many a career.

This means that Zionist Mafia can do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, and however it wants

– including orchestrating, financing, executing, and covering up the true story of events in the Middle East, the 9-11 massacre, and the ensuing “War on Terrorism” (war on Israel’s enemies).

Now do you remember the Mossad’s “warning” about the 200 “Al-Qaeda terrorists” said to have been preparing major attacks in the US? (21)

At the time of this writing, we are one year into the largest investigation in American history, and not one of these 200 “terrorists” has yet to be uncovered.

(22)

But 200 Israeli spies were uncovered, among them many military members, electronics experts, wiretapping and phone tapping specialists, and explosives experts with the skill to bring down tall buildings.

(23)

Logic and common sense leads to the conclusion that the “200 Al Qaeda terrorists” were in reality, 200 Zionist terrorists sent to frame the Arabs for terrorist attacks and drag America into a war.

On December 11, 2002, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), a leading member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, appeared as a guest on the PBS Newshour with Gwen Ifill. Graham surprised I fill by expressing his belief that a foreign government or governments had to have funded and supported the hijackers.

Here’s part of the exchange:

IFILL: “Are you suggesting that you are convinced that there was a state sponsor behind 9/11?”

GRAHAM: “I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing

– although that was part of it

– by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States.”

IFILL: “Do you think that will ever become public, which countries you’re talking about?”

Now listen to Graham’s bombshell………:

GRAHAM: “It will become public at some point when it’s turned over to the archives, but that’s 20 or 30 years from now. And, we need to have this information now because it’s relevant to the threat that the people of the United States are facing today.”

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(emphasis added)

Senator Graham is suggesting that US intelligence knows which foreign government helped the terrorists, but the government isn’t going to tell usfor another 30 years!

Given the current state of anti-Muslim war hysteria being promoted by the media and government, common sense dictates that if an Arab government was ever discovered to have sponsored 9-11, we’d be seeing the evidence night and day on the controlled media, and hearing about it non-stop from all the President’s warmongers as well as the Israeli-occupied US Congress and Senate.

This alone is evidence that no Arab government was involved in 9-11.

It can’t be an Arab government.

Why would any Arab government sponsor “Al-qaeda”, an organization dedicated to overthrowing what it sees as corrupt, US-backed Arab governments?

What Arab government would have incentive to attack America- its best oil purchasing customer?

What Arab government would have the ability to shield itself from US media exposure?

What Arab government would be so suicidal, so hell-bent on its own destruction, as to attack a mighty nuclear superpower like the United States?

So who, if not an Arab government could be the chief sponsor of 9-11?

Again, let’s go back to FOX News quoting an FBI official. Pay close attention to the specific language used:

“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about the evidence that has been gathered. It is classified information.”

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(empasis added)

In order for evidence “linking these Israelis to 9-11” to become classified, the evidence has to have existed in the first place!

Furthermore, but it must have been very, very serious stuff indeed. Only the really ugly stuff merits the distinction of being “classified!”

It may be possible that the good Senator doesn’t know himself which country or countries are involved. Graham may still be under the delusion that it’s an Arab government.

Or, perhaps he’s a disgusted patriot just trying to throw a subtle shot at Israel in his own little way, without actually having to commit “career suicide” as so many other anti-Zionist politicians have in the past.

History will reveal the truth one day, just as it did for Pearl Harbor.

The trouble is, by that time, no one will care about 9-11 and this phony war “War on Terrorism” anymore.

The American attention span does not reach “20-30 years”. It’s closer to 20-30 minutes, about the length of an average Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, or Tom Brokaw infomercial. If even that!

History always repeats itself. But who will teach this history to the American people when the Zionists control the information industry?

The Zionist Mafia and their ass-kissing careerist henchmen in media, government, academia, and business have all of the bases covered.

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On the day of the 9-11 attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attacks would mean for US- Israeli relations.

His quick reply was: “It’s very good. Well, it’s not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)”

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/fiveisraelis.html

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11 A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.

A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.

The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards.

(1)

Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming “middle-eastern” men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery.

(2)

“They were like happy, you know They didn’t look shocked to me” said a witness.

(3)

[T]hey were seen by New Jersey residents on Sept. 11 making fun of the World Trade Center ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves in front of the wreckage.

(4)

Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact

(5)

. Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot.

(6)

“It looked like they’re hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park.”

(7)

One anonymous phone call to the authorities actually led them to close down all of New York’s bridges and tunnels.

The mystery caller told the 9-1-1 dispatcher that a group of Palestinians were mixing a bomb inside of a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel. Here’s the transcript from NBC News:

Dispatcher: Jersey City police. Caller: Yes, we have a white van, 2 or 3 guys in there, they look like Palestinians and going around a building. Caller:

There’s a minivan heading toward the Holland tunnel, I see the guy by Newark Airport mixing some junk and he has those sheikh uniform. Dispatcher: He has what? Caller: He’s dressed like an Arab.

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(*Writer’s note: Why would this mystery caller specifically say that these “Arabs” were Palestinians? How would he know that? Palestinians usually dress in western style clothes, not “sheikh uniforms”)

Based on that phone call, police then issued a “Be-on-the-Lookout” alert for a white mini-van heading for the city’s bridges and tunnels from New Jersey.

White, 2000 Chevrolet van with ‘Urban Moving Systems’ sign on back seen at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, at the time of first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion.

FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals.

(9)

When a van fitting that exact description was stopped just before crossing into New York, the suspicious “middle-easterners” were apprehended.

Imagine the surprise of the police officers when these terror suspects turned out to be Israelis!

According to ABCs 20/20, when the van belonging to the cheering Israelis was stopped by the police, the driver of the van, Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers:

“We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem.”

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Why did he feel Palestinians were a problem for the NYPD?

The police and FBI field agents became very suspicious when they found maps of the city with certain places highlighted, box cutters (the same items that the hijackers supposedly used), $4700 cash stuffed in a sock, and foreign passports.

Police also told the Bergen Record that bomb sniffing dogs were brought to the van and that they reacted as if they had smelled explosives.

(11)

The FBI seized and developed their photos, one of which shows Sivan Kurzberg flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smouldering ruins in an apparently celebratory gesture.

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The Jerusalem Post later reported that a white van with a bomb was stopped as it approached the George Washington Bridge, but the ethnicity of the suspects was not revealed.

Here’s what the Jerusalem Post reported on September 12, 2001:

American security services overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge.

The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge.

Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported.

(13)

“…two suspects are in FBI custody after a truckload of explosives was discovered around the George Washington Bridge …

The FBI … says enough explosives were in the truck to do great damage to the George Washington Bridge.” WMV video download (545kB)

It was reported the van contained tonnes of explosives

(14).

What’s really intriguing is that ABC’s 20/20 (

15)

, the New York Post (16), and the New Jersey Bergen Record

(17)

all clearly and unambiguously reported that a white van with Israelis was intercepted on a ramp near Route 3, which leads directly to the Lincoln Tunnel.

But the Jerusalem Post, Israeli National News (Arutz Sheva)

(18)

, and Yediot America,

(19)

all reported, just as clearly and unambiguously, that a white van with Israelis was stopped on a ramp leading to the George Washington Bridge, which is several miles north of the Lincoln Tunnel.

It appears as if there may actually have been two white vans involved, one stopped on each crossing.

This would not only explain the conflicting reports as to the actual location of the arrests, but would also explain how so many credible eye-witnesses all saw celebrating “middle-easterners” in a white van in so many different locations.

It also explains why the New York Post and Steve Gordon (lawyer for the 5 Israelis) originally described how three Israelis were arrested but later increased the total to five.

Perhaps one van was meant to drop off a bomb while the other was meant to pick up the first set of drivers while re-crossing back into New Jersey?

If a van was to be used as a parked time-bomb on the GW Bridge, then certainly the drivers would need to have a “get- away van” to pick them up and escape.

And notice how the van (or vans) stayed away from the third major crossing -the Holland Tunnel- which was where the police had originally been directed to by that anti-Palestinian 9-1-1 “mystery caller”. A classic misdirection play.

From there, the story gets becomes even more suspicious.

The Israelis worked for a Weehawken moving company known as Urban Moving Systems.

An American employee of Urban Moving Systems told the The Record of New Jersey that a majority of his co-workers were Israelis and they were joking about the attacks.

The employee, who declined to give his name said: “I was in tears. These guys were joking and that bothered me.” These guys were like, “Now America knows what we go through.”

(20)

A few days after the attacks, Urban Moving System’s Israeli owner, Dominick Suter, dropped his business and fled the country for Israel.

He was in such a hurry to flee America that some of Urban Moving System’s customers were left with their furniture stranded in storage facilities

(21).

Suter’s departure was abrupt, leaving behind coffee cups, sandwiches, cell phones and computers strewn on office tables and thousands of dollars of goods in storage.

Suter was later placed on the same FBI suspect list as 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta and other hijackers and suspected al-Qaeda sympathizers, suggesting that U.S. authorities felt Suter may have known something about the attacks.

(22)

The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation.

This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers’ vans are a common intelligence cover.

(23)

. The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released.

(24)

“There was no question but that [the order to close down the investigation] came from the White House.

It was immediately assumed at CIA headquarters that this basically was going to be a cover-up so that the Israelis would not be implicated in any way in 9/11.”

(25)

Several of the detainees discussed their experience in America on an Israeli talk show after their return home.

Said one of the men, denying that they were laughing or happy on the morning of Sept. 11, “The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily.

Our purpose was to document the event.”

(26)

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How did they know there would be an event to document on 9/11? It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to connect the dots of the dancing Israeli Mossad agents – here’s the most logical scenario:

1. The Israeli “movers” cheered the 9-11 attacks to celebrate the successful accomplishment of the greatest spy operation ever pulled off in history.

2. One of them, or an accomplice, then calls a 9-1-1 police dispatcher to reportPalestinian bomb-makers in a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel.

3. Having thus pre-framed the Palestinians with this phone call, the Israeli bombers then head for the George Washington Bridge instead, where they will drop off their time-bomb van and escape with Urban Moving accomplices.

4. But the police react very wisely and proactively by closing off ALL bridges and tunnels instead of just the Holland Tunnel.

This move inadvertently foils the Israelis’ misdirection play and leads to their own capture and 40 day torture.

5. To cover up this story, the U.S. Justice Department rounds up over 1000 Arabs for minor immigration violations and places them in New York area jails.

The Israelis therefore become less conspicuous as the government and media can now claim that the Israelis were just immigration violators caught in the same dragnet as many other Arabs.

6. After several months, FBI and Justice Department “higher-ups” are able to gradually push aside the local FBI agents and free the Israelis quietly.

Osama bin Laden was immediately blamed for the 9/11 attacks even though he had no previous record of doing anything on this scale. Immediately after the Flight 11 hit World Trade Center 1 CIA Director George Tenet said “You know, this has bin Laden’s fingerprints all over it.”

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The compliant mainstream media completely ignored the Israeli connection. Immediately following the 9-11 attacks the media was filled with stories linking the attacks to bin Laden.

TV talking- heads, “experts”, and scribblers of every stripe spoon-fed a gullible American public a steady diet of the most outrageous propaganda imaginable.

We were told that the reason bin Laden attacked the USA was because he hates our “freedom” and “democracy”.

The Muslims were “medieval” and they wanted to destroy us because they envied our wealth, were still bitter about the Crusades, and were offended by Britney Spears shaking her tits and ass all over the place!

But bin Laden strongly denied any role in the attacks and suggested that Zionists orchestrated the 9-11 attacks.

The BBC published bin Laden’s statement of denial in which he said:

“I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks.

There exists a government within a government within the United States.

The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity.

That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks. …

The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States.”

(28)

You never heard that quote on your nightly newscast did you?

[A] number of intelligence officials have raised questions about Osama bin Laden’s capabilities.

“This guy sits in a cave in Afghanistan and he’s running this operation?” one C.I.A. official asked. “It’s so huge. He couldn’t have done it alone.”

A senior military officer told me that because of the visas and other documentation needed to infiltrate team members into the United States a major foreign intelligence service might also have been involved.

(29)

Bin Laden is not named as the perpetrator of 9/11 by the FBI:

When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Ladens Most Wanted web page

(30)

, [Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI] said,

The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Ladens Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.

(31)

“So we’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden [sic] was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming” – Dick Cheney.

(32)

To date, the only shred of evidence to be uncovered against bin Laden is a barely audible fuzzy amateur video that the Pentagon just happened to find “lying around” in Afghanistan. How very convenient, and how very fake.

(33)

There is no evidence, be it hard or circumstantial, to link the Al Qaeda “terrorist network” to these acts of terror, but there is a mountain of evidence, both hard and circumstantial, which suggests that Zionists have been very busy framing Arabs for terror plots against America.

“I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing

— although that was part of it

— by a sovereign foreign government …

It will become public at some point when it’s turned over to the archives, but that’s 20 or 30 years from now” – Senator Bob Graham.

(34)

If the sovereign foreign government mentioned by Senator Graham was an enemy of the United States the “compelling evidence” would not be kept secret for 20+ years.

One final point; at 09:40 on 9-11 it was reported that the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attacks

(35)

. This claim was immediately denied by the DFLP leader Qais abu Leila who said it had always opposed “terror attacks on civilian targets, especially outside the occupied territories.” (36)

Why would a Palestinian organisation comprising of less than 500 people

(37)

make the suicidal move of immediately claiming responsibility for the attacks?

Part II

Sharon and the other Israeli leaders aspire to fulfil what the goals of the political Zionist movement have been since its origin a century ago: to turn all of historic Palestine into an exclusively Jewish state.

A central tenet of the Zionist ideology is expressed in the racist slogan, “A land without people for a people without a land.”

(38)

The implication of Palestinians in the 9/11 attacks would have handed Zionists a golden opportunity to achieve the above because all Palestinians would have been labelled terrorists.

“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered.

It’s classified information.” US official quoted in Carl Cameron’s Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring.

“By way of deception, thou shalt do war” Motto of the Mossad

See also:

Federal Assistance to Recipient URBAN MOVING SYSTEMS INC 2002: Police Seize Rental Truck With TNT Traces Driven By Israelis Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel Zionist Circles Benefit From WTC Collapse Israel and 9/11 – Index of What Really Happened

This story is so complicated and long, I’ve tried to break it into threads of different colors to make it easier to digest, as well as the main page, the page for the day of September 11, and the abridged timeline.

Central Asian oil, Enron and the Afghanistan pipelines.

For a separate page of these entries only, click here. Information that should have shown what kind of attack al-Qaeda would make.

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September 1, 1992: Terrorists Ahmad Ajaj and Ramzi Yousef enter the US together.

Ajaj is arrested at Kennedy Airport in New York City. Ramzi Yousef is not arrested, and later masterminds the 1993 bombing of the WTC (see February 26, 1993).

“The US government was pretty sure Ahmad Ajaj was a terrorist from the moment he stepped foot on US soil,” because his “suitcases were stuffed with fake passports, fake IDs and a cheat sheet on how to lie to US immigration inspectors,” plus “two handwritten notebooks filled with bomb recipes, six bomb-making manuals, four how-to videotapes concerning weaponry and an advanced guide to surveillance training.”

However, Ajaj is only charged with passport fraud, and serves a six-month sentence.

From prison, Ajaj frequently calls Ramzi Yousef and others in the WTC bombing plot, but no one monitors or translates the calls until long after the bombing.

[Los Angeles Times, 10/14/01] An Israeli newsweekly later reports that the Palestinian Ajaj may have been a mole for the Israeli Mossad.

The Village Voice has suggested that Ajaj may have had “advance knowledge of the World Trade Center bombing, which he shared with Mossad, and that Mossad, for whatever reason, kept the secret to itself.”

Ajaj was not just knowledgeable, but was involved in the planning of the bombing from his prison cell.

[Village Voice, 8/3/93]

Ajaj is released from prison three days after the WTC bombing, but is later rearrested and sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. [Los Angeles Times, 10/14/01]

One of the manuals seized from Ajaj is horribly mistranslated for the trial.

For instance, the title page is said to say “The Basic Rule,” published in 1982, when in fact the title says “Al-Qaeda” (which means “the base” in English), published in 1989.

Investigators later complain that a proper translation could have shown an early connection between al-Qaeda and the WTC bombing.

[New York Times, 1/14/01]

February 26, 1993: An attempt to blow up the WTC fails. Six people are killed in the misfired blast.

Analysts later determine that had the terrorists not made a minor error in the placement of the bomb, both towers could have fallen and up to 50,000 people could have been killed.

The attempt is organized by Ramzi Yousef, who has close ties to bin Laden. [Congressional Hearings, 2/24/98] The New York Times later reports on Emad Salem, an undercover agent who ends up being the key government witness in the trial against the bomber.

Salem testifies that the FBI knew about the attack beforehand and told him they would thwart it by substituting a harmless powder for the explosives.

However, this plan was called off by an FBI supervisor, and the bombing was not stopped.

[New York Times, 10/28/93]

Why did the FBI seemingly let the terrorists go ahead with the bombing? Others suspects are ineptly investigated before the bombing (see July 1990 and November 5, 1990).

Several of the bombers were trained by the CIA to fight in the Afghan war, and the CIA later concludes in internal documents that it was “partly culpable” for this bombing attempt.

[Independent, 11/1/98]

Ahmad Ajaj, an associate of Yousef, may have been a mole for the Israeli Mossad, and the Mossad may have had advanced knowledge of the bombing (see September 1, 1992).

US officials later state that the overall mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, is a close relative of Ramzi Yousef, [Independent, 6/6/02]

probably his uncle. [Los Angeles Times, 9/1/02] One of the attackers even left a message found by investigators stating, “Next time, it will be very precise.” 9/11 can be seen as a completion of this failed attack. [AP, 9/30/01]

January 2000 (B): A DEA government document later leaked to the press [DEA report, 6/01] suggests that a large Israeli spy ring starts penetrating the US from at least this time, if not earlier.

This ring, which will later become popularly known as the “art student spy ring,” is later shown to have strange connections to the events of 9/11. [Insight, 3/11/02]

February 6, 2000: India’s largest newsweekly reports that it appears a recent Mossad attempt to infiltrate al-Qaeda failed when they were stopped by Indian customs officials on their way to Bangladesh.

These 11 men appeared to be from Afghanistan, but had Israeli passports. One expert states, “It is not unlikely for Mossad to recruit 11 Afghans in Iran and grant them Israeli citizenship to penetrate a network such as Bin Laden’s.

They would begin by infiltrating them into an Islamic radical group in an unlikely place like Bangladesh.”

[The Week, 2/6/00]

If this shows that Mossad was trying to infiltrate al-Qaeda, did they make other attempts that succeeded, and if so, is this how they learned enough to know where to trail al-Qaeda in the US via the “art student spy ring”?

April 19, 2000: USA Today states that “Israeli crime groups … dominate distribution” of Ecstasy.

[USA Today, 4/19/00]

The DEA also states that most of the Ecstasy sold in the US is “controlled by organized crime figures in Western Europe, Russia and Israel.” [UPI, 10/25/01]

According to DEA documents, the Israeli “art student” spy ring” has been linked to several ongoing DEA [Ecstasy] investigations in Florida, California, Texas and New York now being closely coordinated by DEA headquarters.”

[Insight, 3/11/02] In addition to 9/11 connections explored later, was this spy ring meant to obstruct DEA prosecution of Israeli organized crime?

December 2000-April 2001: According to later German reports, “a whole horde of Israeli counter-terror investigators, posing as students, [follow] the trails of Arab terrorists and their cells in the United States …

In the town of Hollywood, Florida, they [identify] … Atta and Marwan Alshehhi as possible terrorists.

Agents [live] in the vicinity of the apartment of the two seemingly normal flight school students, observing them around the clock.”

Supposedly, around April, the Israeli agents are discovered and deported, terminating the investigation.

[Der Spiegel, 10/1/02]

However, 80 additional agents are apprehended between June and December 2001

[Fox News, 12/12/01]

and even more have been uncovered since (see May 7, 2002).

Did the surveillance of Atta and others in fact end in April? Other reports have implied the story and connection (see March 5, 2002).

Supposedly, the Mossad waits until late August 2001 before informing the CIA what it learns, and the CIA doesn’t take the warning seriously (see August 23, 2001).

January 21, 2001: George Bush Jr. is inaugurated as the 43rd US President, replacing Clinton.

The only major figure to permanently remain in office is CIA Director Tenet, appointed in 1997 and reputedly a long time friend of Bush Sr. FBI Director Louis Freeh stays on until June 2001.

March 23, 2001: The Office of National Drug Control Policy issues a National Security Alert describing “apparent attempts by Israeli nationals to learn about government personnel and office layouts.”

This later comes to light through a leaked Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) document called “Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli Art Students at DEA Facilities.”

A crackdown ensues and by June around 120 Israelis are apprehended. More are apprehended later. [Read the document here: DEA report, 6/01]

June 2001 (G): A 60-page internal memo on the Israeli “art student” spy ring is prepared by the DEA’s Office of Security Programs. [Read the memo here: DEA report, 6/01]

The memo is a compilation of dozens of field reports, and was meant only for the eyes of senior officials at the Justice Department (of which the DEA is adjunct), but it is leaked to the press around December 2001.

The report connects the spies to efforts to foil investigations into Israeli organized crime activity involving the importation of the drug Ecstasy.

The spies also appear to be snooping on top secret military bases. For instance, on April 30, 2001, an Air Force alert was issued from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City concerning “possible intelligence collection being conducted by Israeli Art Students.”

Tinker AFB houses AWACS surveillance craft and Stealth bombers. By the time of the report, the US has “apprehended or expelled close to 120 Israeli nationals” but many remain at large.

[Le Monde, 3/5/02, Salon, 5/7/02] An additional 20 or so Israeli spies are apprehended between June and 9/11. [Fox News, 12/12/01]

August 8-15, 2001: At some point between these dates, Israel warns the US that an al-Qaeda attack is imminent.

[Fox News, 5/17/02] Two high ranking agents from the Mossad come to Washington and warn the FBI and CIA that from 50 to 200 terrorists have slipped into the US and are planning “a major assault on the United States.”

They say indications point to a “large scale target”, and that Americans would be “very vulnerable.”

They add there could be Iraqi connections to the al-Qaeda attack. [Telegraph, 9/16/01, Los Angeles Times, 9/20/01, Ottawa Citizen, 9/17/01]

The Los Angeles Times later retracts the story after a CIA spokesman says, “There was no such warning. Allegations that there was are complete and utter nonsense.”

[Los Angeles Times, 9/21/01]

In light of later revelations of a Mossad spy ring trailing numerous Muslim terrorists in the US, it is easy to see that Mossad would have known this info.

Could this be later disinformation by the Mossad to spin the spy ring story and blame Iraq for 9/11, or it is another smoking gun showing extensive US foreknowledge?

August 23, 2001: According to German newspapers, the Mossad gives the CIA a list of terrorists living in the US and say that they appear to be planning to carry out an attack in the near future.

It is unknown if these are the 19 9/11 hijackers or if the number is a coincidence.

However, four names on the list are known and are names of the 9/11 hijackers: Nawaf Alhazmi, Khalid Almihdhar, Marwan Alshehhi, and Mohamed Atta.

[Die Zeit, 10/1/02, Der Spiegel, 10/1/02, BBC, 10/2/02, Haaretz, 10/3/02]

The Mossad appears to have learned about this through its “art student” spy ring (see for instance, March 5, 2002).

Yet apparently this warning and list are not treated as particularly urgent by the CIA and also not passed on to the FBI.

It’s not clear if this warning influenced the adding of Alhazmi and Almihdhar to a terrorism watch list on this same day, and if so, why only those two.

[Der Spiegel, 10/1/02]

Israel has denied that there were any Mossad agents in the US. [Haaretz, 10/3/02]

The US has denied knowing about Atta before 9/11, despite other media reports to the contrary (see January-May 2000).

September 4, 2001 (D): Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co. moves their North American headquarters from the 16th floor of the WTC to Norfolk, Virginia, one week before the 9/11 attacks.

The Israeli government owns 49 percent of the company. [Virginian-Pilot, 9/4/01]

Zim announced the move and its date six months earlier. [Virginian- Pilot, 4/3/01]

More than 200 workers had just been moved out; about 10 are still in the building making final moving arrangements on 9/11, but escape alive.

[Jerusalem Post, 9/13/01, Journal of Commerce, 10/18/01] The move leaves only one Israeli company, ClearForest, with 18 employees, in the WTC on 9/11.

The four or five employees in the building at the time manage to escape.

[Jerusalem Post, 9/13/01] One year later, a Zim ship is impounded attempting to ship Israeli military equipment to Iran; it is speculated that this is done with the knowledge of Israel.

[AFP, 8/29/02 (B)]

Given the Israeli government ties, the Odigo warning (seeSeptember 11, 2001 (C)), and the Israeli art student spy ring (see December 2000-April 2001), some have speculated that the move was more than just lucky.

September 10, 2001 (B): An Army School of Advanced Military Studies issues a report written by elite US army officers, which is made public just prior to 9/11.

The report gives the following description for the Mossad: “Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning.

Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/ Arab act.”

[Washington Times, 9/10/01]

After 9/11 and revelations of a large Mossad spy ring operating mysteriously in the US, some suggest that the Mossad did in fact do just that on 9/11.

September 11, 2001 (C): Two employees of Odigo, Inc., in Israel, receive warnings of an imminent attack in New York City around two hours before the first plane hits the WTC.

Odigo, one of the world’s largest instant messaging companies, has its headquarters two blocks from the WTC.

The Odigo Research and Development offices where the warnings were received are located in Herzliyya, a suburb of Tel Aviv. Israeli security and the FBI were notified immediately after the 9/11 attacks began.

The two employees claim not to know who sent the warnings. “Odigo service includes a feature called People Finder that allows users to seek out and contact others based on certain interests or demographics.

[Alex] Diamandis [Odigo vice president of sales and marketing] said it was possible that the attack warning was broadcast to other Odigo members, but the company has not received reports of other recipients of the message.”

[Ha’aretz, 9/26/01, Washington Post, 9/27/01 (C)] FTW Odigo claims the warning did not specifically mention the WTC, but the company won’t say what was specified, claiming, “Providing more details would only lead to more conjecture.”

[Washington Post, 9/28/01]

Odigo gave the FBI the internet address of the message’s sender so the name of the sender could be found.

[Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 9/26/01]

Two months later it is reported that the FBI is still investigating the matter, but there have been no reports since.

[Courier Mail, 11/20/01]

Could the message have been a mass e-mail sent to a large group? Could this be related to the “art student spy ring”? Did the original senders directly inform the FBI as well, and if not, why not?

September 11, 2001 (G): The 9/11 attack: four planes are hijacked, two crash into the WTC, one into the Pentagon, and one crashes into the Pennsylvania countryside.

At least 3,000 people are killed. A more detailed timeline focusing on the hours of this attack appears on a separate page.

September 11, 2001 (W): Five Israelis are arrested for “puzzling behavior” related to the WTC attacks.

They are arrested around 4:30 P.M. after having filmed the burning WTC from the roof of their company’s building near Liberty State Park, then shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery.

They were spotted by a neighbor who called the police and the FBI. The police tracked them down in a van with the words “Urban Moving Systems” written on the side.

[Bergen Record, 9/12/01, Ha’aretz, 9/17/01]

One man was found with $4,700 in cash hidden in his sock, another had two passports on him, and a box cutter was found in the van.

[ABC News, 6/21/02]

Investigators say that “There are maps of the city in the car with certain places highlighted… It looked like they’re hooked in with this.

It looked like they knew what was going to happen.”

[Bergen Record, 9/12/01]

One of these Israelis later says, “Our purpose was to document the event.”

[ABC News, 6/21/02]

The FBI later concludes at least two are Mossad agents and that all were on a Mossad surveillance mission. The FBI interrogates them for weeks.

[Forward, 3/15/02]

They are held on immigration violation charges and released 71 days later.

[ABC News, 6/21/02]

Their names are later identified as Sivan and Paul Kurzberg, Oded Ellner, Omer Marmari and Yaron Shmuel. [Forward, 3/15/02]

September 11 , 2001 (X): An FAA memo written on the evening of 9/11 suggests a man on Flight 11 was shot and killed by a gun before the plane crashed into the WTC. [See the leaked FAA memo, originally posted at World Net Daily]

The “Executive Summary,” based on information relayed by a flight attendant to the American Airlines Operation Center, stated “that a passenger located in seat 10B shot and killed a passenger in seat 9B at 9:20 A.M [since Flight 11 crashed at 8:46, the time must be a typo, probably meaning 8:20].

The passenger killed was Daniel Lewin, shot by passenger Satam Al Suqami.” The FAA claims that the document is a “first draft” and declines to release the final draft, calling it “protected information.”

A report in Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz on September 17 identifies Lewin as a former member of the Israel Defense Force Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s most successful special-operations unit

[UPI, 3/6/02].

Sayeret Matkal is a deep-penetration unit that has been involved in assassinations, the theft of foreign signals- intelligence materials, and the theft and destruction of foreign nuclear weaponry.

Sayeret Matkal is best known for the 1976 rescue of 106 passengers at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

[New Yorker, 10/29/01]

Officials later deny the gun story and suggest that Lewin was probably stabbed to death instead (which would still be very interesting).

[UPI, 3/6/02, Washington Post, 3/2/02]

Note that Lewin founded Akamai, a successful computer company, and his connections to Sayeret Mat’kal remained hidden until the gun story came to light.

[Guardian, 9/15/01]

Perhaps Lewin just happened to be there, and, with his past training, tried to be a hero and stop the hijack?

What are the odds that an Israeli counter-terrorist expert would not only be on this hijacked flight, but also have terrorists sitting in the seats directly in front and behind him?

September 11, 2001 (BB): Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when asked what the 9/11 attacks mean for relations between the US and Israel, replies, “It’s very good.”

Then he edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.”

[New York Times, 9/12/01]

A week later, the Village Voice states, “From national networks to small-town newspapers, the view that America’s terrible taste of terrorism will finally do away with even modest calls for the restraint of Israel’s military attacks on Palestinian towns has become an instant, unshakable axiom. …

Now, support for Israel in America is officially absolute, and Palestinians are cast once again as players in a global terrorist conspiracy.”

[Village Voice, 9/19/01]

September 14, 2001 (approx.): According to Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker, a few days after 9/11 members of the elite Israeli counter- terrorism unit Sayeret Matkal arrive in the US and begin training with US Special Forces in a secret location.

The two groups are developing contingency plans to attack Pakistan’s military bases and remove its nuclear weapons if the Pakistani government or the nuclear weapons fall into the wrong hands.

[New Yorker, 10/29/01] There may have been threats to enact this plan on September 13, 2001 (see September 11-16, 2001).

The Japan Times later notes that this “threat to divest Pakistan of its ‘crown jewels’ was cleverly used by the US, first to force Musharraf to support its military campaign in Afghanistan, and then to warn would-be coup plotters against Musharraf.”

[Japan Times, 11/10/01] Note the curious connection between Sayeret Matkal and one of the 9/11 passengers on Flight 11 (see September 11, 2001 (X)).

September 14, 2001 (K): Dominick Suter, owner of the company Urban Moving Systems, flees the country to Israel.

The FBI later tells ABC News that “Urban Moving may have been providing cover for an Israeli intelligence operation.”

Suter has been tied to the five Israeli agents caught filming the WTC attack.

The FBI had questioned him around September 12, removing boxes of documents and a dozen computer hard drives.

But when they returned a few days later, Suter is gone (see September 11, 2001 (W)).

[Forward, 3/15/02, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, 12/13/01, ABC News, 6/21/01]

September 29-30, 2001: Police in the Midwest stop six men carrying suspicious documents.

They possess photos and descriptions of a nuclear power plant in Florida and the Trans-Alaska pipeline, and also have “box cutters and other equipment.” All six have Israeli passports.

They are let released the same day after their passports are shown to be valid, but before anyone interviews them.

The FBI is reportedly furious about their release.

[Miami Herald, 10/3/01, Knight Ridder, 10/31/01, London Times, 11/2/01]

The six men may have been Mossad agents.

In addition to snooping on the DEA and Muslim terrorists, some Mossad agents in the “art student” spy ring have been caught trying to break into military bases and other top secret facilities.

[Salon, 5/7/02]

Perhaps they were gathering information, not planning a hijack?

October 16, 2001 (C): Two men, Moshe Elmakias and Ron Katar, are arrested after being found with a detailed video of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

In addition, a woman named Ayelet Reisler is found with them, carrying conflicting identification information. They are arrested for illegal dumping, using a van with the name Moving Systems Incorporated.

The video contains extensive zoom in shots of the Sears Tower; it is not known when the video was filmed.

[Philadelphia Mercury, 10/18/01]

Given the moving van cover (see September 11, 2001 (W) and [DEA report, 6/01]), and the Jewish names, it is likely these three are part of the Israeli spy ring.

Could they have been videotaping the Sears Tower on 9/11 in the expectation that it would be hit by a plane?

Had Flight 93 not been delayed 40 minutes on the runway and stayed on course, it would have been near Chicago at the same time as the other attacks, and it turned towards Washington 20 minutes after the FAA informed the military that the plane had been hijacked.

November 20, 2001: The five Israelis arrested on 9/11 for videotaping the WTC attack and then cheering about it (see September 11, 2001 (W)) are released and return to Israel.

Some of the men’s names appeared in a US national intelligence database, and the FBI concluded that at least two of the men were working for the Mossad, according to ABC News.

But the FBI says that none of them had any advanced knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, and they were released as part of a deal between the US and the Israel government.

After their release they claim to have been tortured.

[Forward, 3/15/02, ABC News, 6/21/02]

November 23, 2001 (B): The Washington Post reports, “At least 60 young Israeli Jews have been arrested and detained around the country on immigration charges since the Sept. 11 attacks, many of them held on US government officials’ invocation of national security.”

An INS official who requested anonymity says the use of the term “special interest” for Israelis being held in Cleveland, St. Louis and other places means the case in question is “related to the investigation of September 11th.”

[Washington Post, 11/23/01]

Could this be more “art school” spy ring activity?

December 12-15, 2001: Fox News broadcasts a remarkable series about the Israeli “art student” spy ring. The report mentions that at least 60 more Israelis have been detained or arrested since 9/11.

“There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9/11 attacks, but investigators suspect that the Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it.”

When a government source is asked if the Israeli spies knew about the 9/11 attacks before they happened, he responds “The principal question is ‘how could they have not known?'”

“Investigators within the DEA, INS and FBI have all told Fox News that to pursue or even suggest Israeli spying … is considered career suicide.”

A highly placed investigator says there are ‘tie- ins’ between the spy ring and 9/11.

But when asked for details, he flatly refuses to describe them, saying, ‘evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified.

I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.'”

The report also reveals that Amdocs, an Israeli company, is recording virtually every phone call in the US and could be passing information on to the Israeli government (similar claims were first raised in 2000 [Insight, 5/29/00]).

Fox News suggests they might be using this position to impede the 9/11 investigation. [Fox News, 12/12/01]

December 16, 2001: Fox News removes its series on the “art student” spy ring (see December 12-15, 2001) from its website after only two days, in response to pressure from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) and others (see for instance,

[CAMERA, 12/12/01, CAMERA, 12/13/01])

. CAMERA for instance, suggests the reporter “has something, personally, about Israel…

Maybe he’s very sympathetic to the Arab side.”

[Salon, 5/7/02]

The head of the ADL calls the report “sinister dangerous innuendo which fuels anti-Semitism.”

[Forward, 12/21/01]

Yet there doesn’t appear to be any substance to these personal attacks (and Forward later reverses its stance on the spy ring [Forward, 3/15/02])

. Fox News also never makes a formal repudiation or correction about the series.

The contents of the series continues to be mostly ignored by the mainstream media, but it makes a big impact inside the US government.

For instance, an internal DEA communiqué from December 18 mentions the Fox report by name, and warns of security breaches in telecommunications as described in the Fox report.

[Salon, 5/7/02]

March 5, 2002: It is reported that many spies in the uncovered Israeli spy ring seemed to have been trailing the 9/11 hijackers.

For instance, five Israeli spies are intercepted in the tiny town of Hollywood, Florida, and four 9/11 hijackers are known to have spent time in Hollywood, Florida.

[Le Monde, 3/5/02, Reuters, 3/5/02, Jane’s Intelligence Digest, 3/15/02] In one case, some Israeli spies lived at 4220 Sheridan Street, only a few hundred feet from where Atta was living at 3389 Sheridan Street.

Israeli spies appear to have been close to at least 10 of the 19 9/11 hijackers. [Salon, 5/7/02]

March 6, 2002: A Washington Post article completely denies the existence of any Israeli spy ring.

A “wide array of US officials” supposedly deny it, and Justice Department spokeswoman Susan Dryden says: “This seems to be an urban myth that has been circulating for months.

The department has no information at this time to substantiate these widespread reports about Israeli art students involved in espionage.”

[Washington Post, 3/6/02]

The New York Times fails to cover the story at all, even months later.

[Salon, 5/7/02]

By mid-March, Jane’s, the respected British intelligence and military analysis service, notes: “It is rather strange that the US media seems to be ignoring what may well be the most explosive story since the 11 September attacks

– the alleged breakup of a major Israeli espionage operation in the USA.”

[Jane’s Intelligence Digest, 3/13/02]

March 11, 2002: A newspaper reports that the DEA study on Israeli “art students” determined the “students” all had “recently served in the Israeli military, the majority in intelligence, electronic signal intercept or explosive ordnance units.”

[Palm Beach Post, 3/11/02]

March 15, 2002: Forward, a US publication with a large Jewish audience, admits that there has been an Israeli spy ring in the US.

This is a reversal of their earlier stance (see [Forward, 12/21/01]). But, “far from pointing to Israeli spying against US government and military facilities, as reported in Europe last week, the incidents in question appear to represent a case of Israelis in the United States spying on a common enemy, radical Islamic networks suspected of links to Middle East terrorism.” [Forward, 3/15/02]

May 7, 2002: In the middle of the night a moving truck is pulled over for speeding in Oak Harbor, Washington, near the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

The base is the home of the advanced electronic warfare Prowler jets.

A bomb-sniffing dog detects explosives on one of the men and inside the truck. High-tech equipment is then later used to confirm the presence of TNT on the gearshift and RDX plastic explosive on the steering wheel.

Both men turn out to be Israeli (one with an altered passport), and in the country illegally. [Fox News, 5/13/02]

However, later the FBI clears the two men, saying both the dog and the tests just detected false positives from “residue left by a cigarette lighter.”

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 5/14/02, Jerusalem Post, 5/14/02]

The “art student spy ring” frequently uses moving vans as cover, and has been caught spying on the most top secret military bases. [Salon, 5/7/02]

In a possibly related story, the Seattle FBI office that handled this case appears to have been broken into a few weeks later, and even a room containing evidence was penetrated.

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/29/02]

Does it not appear that the spy ring is still active, and the FBI is covering up for them and releasing them, no matter what they’re caught doing? Why?

May 7, 2002 (B): Salon reports on the Israeli “art student” ring. All the “students” claim to have come from either Bezalel Academy, or the University of Jerusalem.

A look in the Bezalel database shows that not a single one of them appear to have attended school there. There is no such thing as the University of Jerusalem.

In fact, the article points out that the sheer sloppiness and brazenness of the spy operation appears to be a great mystery, especially since the Mossad is renowned as one of the best spy agencies in the world.

One government source suggests a theory to Salon that the “art students” were actually a smoke screen.

They were meant to be caught and connected to DEA surveillance so that a smaller number of spies also posing as art students could complete other missions.

One such mission could have been the monitoring of al-Qaeda terrorists.

[Salon, 5/7/02]

Shortly afterwards, a major Israeli newspaper publishes a story about the spy ring, but doesn’t come to any conclusions.

[Ha’aretz, 5/14/02]

Could it be that Israel assisted the US in keeping an eye on the terrorists, thus allowing the US to maintain plausible deniability and a detachment if there were investigations on what the US knew?

November 2002: Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef blames Zionists and Jews for the 9/11 attacks.

He tells journalists, “Who has benefited from Sept. 11 attacks? I think [the Jews] were the protagonists of such attacks.”

Nayef is in charge of the Saudi investigation into the attacks, and some US congresspeople respond to the comments by questioning how strongly Saudi Arabia is investigating the involvement of the 15 Saudi 9/11 hijackers.

[AP, 12/5/02]

From: Dick Eastman Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 1:20 AM Subject: JEWS DID 9-11 — NOW YOU CAN BE SURE — Air Traffic Controller Pete Zalewski was responsible for both New York Tower crashes — and also was controller for Egypt 990 crash in 1999

Israel Defense Force Sayeret Matkal Branch — Sayeret Matkal is a deep-penetration unit that has been involved in assassinations, the theft of foreign (US) defense, financial, industrial and diplomatic secrets and the theft and destruction of foreign weapons and research facilities. They did 9-11.

Air Traffic Controller Pete Zalewski was responsible for both New York Tower crashes — and also was controller for Egypt 990 crash in 1999, a plane loaded with the highest Egyptian military brass (see below)

They were tough enough, bold enough, ruthless enough, and Jewish- supremacist-racist enough to do 9-11 and lie to our faces and mock us for suspecting them ever since.

They are tough enough to destroy our economy and end our threat as a source of law and justice which they are doing very successfully right now.

They are determined to finish us off before we can take in the facts and develop an organized response.

But don’t mind me — you just go on attending those Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Barrack Obama rallies — after all it doesn’t matter whether Moslems or Jews did 9-11 does it?,

so why should you care, right? TAfter all crime is not Jews doing 9-11, the crime in this country today is daring to point out what they have done.

Ain’t that right?

Well forgive me, but you have to know. Wake up, damn it, and see who has you by the throat.

Dick Eastman Yakima, Washington

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Air Traffic Controller Pete Zalewski was responsible for both New York Tower crashes — and also was controller for Egypt 990 crash in 1999

911 False Flag – 72 min German w. subtitles http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4092196668758946293&hl=en

from this video:

At 8:13 Pete Zalewski sees the information on his radar screen that the transponder is no longer transmitting, that the pilot of American Airlines flight 11 is no longer responding and that the flight route has been changed.

Instead of immediately sounding the alarm we hear that he attempted repeatedly to contact the aircraft.

From 8:13 to 8:24 a.m., this Pete Zalewski supposedly called the captain of AA11, “Hello.. please respond,” as opposed to the necessity of securing the airspace he has nothing better to do than try to restore contact. No! I cannot believe that.

That cannot be true. If I were the head of an air traffic control center, I would replace the person when I ascertained, that an aircraft that he was responsible for just disappeared into the World Trade Center.

He was also responsible for the second aircraft, United Airlines flight 175.

The most interestin thing yet, which has been reported by another air traffic controller, is that he was responsible for a third plane — Egypt Airlines flight 990, two years prior, that was packed to the brim with Egyptian military officials of the highest rank.

It executed a strange maneuver near the coast then sank into the Atlantic. …..

After watching this video listen to the details how the evidence established beyond reasonable doubt that EgyptAir 990 was taken over by remote control in the early hours of Oct. 31, 1999.

I was interviewed by Guiliani here in 2006 but also by Tom Valentine’s program where I was interviewed along with Chris Bollyn.

I had no idea until seeing the above German clip that the same JEWISH air traffic controller happened to be assigned to be ATC for Egypt Air and both WTC tower planes.

Listen:

Charles Giuliani talking with Dick Eastman about 9-11 research — “remote-control crashbombings

May 17,2007

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Add to this the news stories of the 94 Israelis at Reagan and Dulles airports, each with illegal top security passes at the time of 9-11 — and each quietly deported by Attorney General Ashcroft a few months after the attack. — Dick Eastman

Also:

Chris Bollyn has established that there is a connection between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Menachem Atzmon, the man who oversaw passenger screening and airport security at Boston’s Logan Airport on 9/11

— Olmert and Atzmon are truly very close political allies and co-defendants in old Likud crimes.”

” .. there is the very bizarre and suspicious Israeli link to the security of U.S. military computers that goes back to the early 1990s. (Remember the reports of Ptech and MITRE engaged in the basement of the FAA before 9/11?) ..

One must also keep in mind that 9/11 was primarily a computer crime, just like the stealing of our elections.

Long before 9/11, a germ was planted in the U.S. defense computer system which allowed for a “super-user” to control the network and create the miscommunications that prevented the U.S. military from defending New York and Washington on that terrible day.

“As I have written earlier, the members of the YORAN family from Israel are among the key suspects, along with Michael Chertoff and others.

I consider the YORANS to be high-ranking Israeli moles who infiltrated the most sensitive computer networks in the U.S.

government and military – Zionest agents who facilitated the terror attacks of 9/11.

“The YORAN family includes, Dr. Chaim Yoran (a.k.a. Elad Yoran), his wife Ruth Lubelski Yoran, and their three sons: Amit Y. Yoran, Dov Yoran, and Naftali Elad Yoran.

“…The Yoran sons, Amit and Naftali Elad, are graduates of Westpoint.

From this U.S.-based launching pad they went on to take over computer security for Dept. of Defense computer networks.

For example, Forbes Magazine, in December 2001, wrote this about Amit Yoran: “Yoran, 32, earned degrees in computer science from West Point and George Washington University before joining the U.S. Air Force (?),  where he took a job overseeing the emergency response team at the Defense Information Systems Agency ( ??). DSIA runs all military networks (!!!).”

Chamish: “Menachem Atzmon … was Likud Treasurer along with Olmert in the late 80s,” I answered. Then he playfully announced, “Did you know he was personally responsible for security at Logan and Newark Airports on 9/11?”

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That I DIDN’T know. Here is Bollyn’s report:

OLMERT AND ATZMON

Olmert, who has long been tarnished by allegations of financial crimes, was implicated in a financial scandal involving forged receipts for donations to the 1988 Likud campaign, of which he was co-treasurer.

This affair culminated in the March 1996 conviction of three other Likudniks, including Menahem Atzmon, the Likud treasurer.

Olmert was also later indicted in the Likud affair, but was acquitted.

During the 1970s Olmert had worked in the law firm owned by another Atzmon, Uzi Atzmon.

Menahem Atzmon, convicted in Israel, went on to become the founder and head of International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS), the parent company of Huntleigh USA, the airport security firm that ran passenger screening operations at the airports of Boston and Newark on 9/11.

Huntleigh USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of an Israeli company called International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS) International N.V., a Netherlands-based aviation and transportation security firm headed by “former [Israeli] military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies.”

Menachem Atzmon, convicted in Israel in 1996 for campaign finance fraud, and his business partner Ezra Harel, took over management of security at the Boston and Newark airports when their company ICTS bought Huntleigh USA in 1999.

UAL Flight 175 and AA 11, which allegedly struck the twin towers, both originated in Boston, while UAL 93, which purportedly crashed in Pennsylvania, departed from the Newark airport.

The convicted Israeli criminal Atzmon also controls and operates the German port of Rostock on the Baltic Sea.

Some 9/11 victims’ families brought lawsuits against Huntleigh claiming the security firm had been grossly negligent on 9-11.

While these relatives have a right to discovery and to know what Huntleigh did or did not do to protect their loved ones on 9-11, Huntleigh, along with the other security companies, was granted complete congressional protection in 2002 and will not be called to account for its actions on 9-11 in any U.S. court.

Atzmon, a convicted criminal, political ally and co-defendant of Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, was directly responsible for passenger and airline security at Boston’s Logan Airport.

…Menachem Atzmon resigned as president of Friedman’s IDF following his 1996 conviction for Israeli election campaign finance fraud.

But his later U.S. activities would prove to be much more disturbing.

Atzmon and his business partner Ezra Harel are the majority owners (57%) of ICTS-International Consultants on Targeted Security, run by “former [Israeli] military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies” according its Web site.

In 1999, Atzmon’s Netherlands-based firm took over management of security at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, through ICTS’ subsidiary Huntleigh USA.

This convicted Likud criminal’s firm was in charge of security at Logan Airport-inspecting the validity of passports and visas, searching cargo, screening passengers-when two airliners were hijacked from there on Sept. 11, 2001, and demolished the World Trade Center towers in New York.[…]

94 Israelis at Reagan and Dulles airports, each with illegal top security passes at the time of 9-11 — and each quietly deported by Attorney General Ashcroft a few months after the attack.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 100 employees at two major Washington-area airports have been arrested on fraud charges in obtaining restricted airport security badges, government sources said on Tuesday.

The arrests will be announced by Attorney General John Ashcroft later in the day in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said.

The arrests mark a continuing post Sept. 11 crackdown by U.S. law enforcement and transportation authorities on airport security lapses.

Many of the charges — including those being brought against workers at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport outside the capital involve allegations that suspects violated immigration and Social Security laws.

Also, the government alleges that many arrested on Tuesday in the greater Washington area lied about criminal records while applyuing for security badges, the sources said.

It was unclear initially what jobs those employees performed.

As of last week, more than 250 people had been arrested at 11 U.S. airports on charges they fraudulently obtained credentials for access to sensitive airport areas like ramps, gates and aircraft.

Roughly half have peaded guilty or have plea arguments pending, authorities said. More than 70 have been deported or are awaiting deportation proceedings, 94 foreigners in the country illegally with top-security badges were at Dulles and Reagan airports on 9/11/01

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on Monday, July 16, 2001./ [NB: Dr. Zakheim resigned as Pentagon Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of March when it was revealed that the he is unable to account for the disappearance of $2.6 trillion

(it’s unlikely this will receive much coverage in the mainstream media). Zakheim has since taken a lucrative position as a vice president of the mega-consultancy Booz, Allen, & Hamilton (one that also works closely with DARPA).

Rabbi Zakheim is also Chief Executive Officer of SPC International Corporation (a subsidiary of the aforementioned remote-flight-control-technology firm), a company that specializes in “political, military, and economic consulting, and international sales and analysis”.

In addition, Dr. Zakheim serves as Consultant to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. As the Rabbi’s record clearly shows, he has serious tenure in the US defense establishment: more than 30 years of holding assorted senior positions at the Pentagon.]

[2] Dov Zakheim is the co-author of that singularly sinister-and chillingly ominous-statement contained in Rearming America’s Defenses (RAD) re the plan for American global domination [through galvanizing American emotional support for full-scale war against oil-rich Arab states]: *”…

**the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, /absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event-like a new Pearl Harbor/”*.

The PNAC document also expressly recommends the US should seize Iraq /even if Saddam Hussein were deposed through a military coup/.

[So much for bringing “freedom and democracy” to the people of that country.]

*The good Rabbi’s involvement with PNAC, his previous directorship of a corporation that manufactures remote control flight systems, and his inability to document how the Pentagon has spent TRILLIONS of American taxpayers’ dollars suggests that real investigations into the crimes of 9/11 and the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq would put Mr. Zakheim near the top of the witness list for interrogation and potential prosecution. *

*SYSTEMS PLANNING CORPORATION

* Dr. Dov Zakheim was the former CEO of Systems Planning Corporation, a company that designs and manufactures extremely sophisticated control/guidance technology that enables an external operator to fly, and land, aircraft by remote control. One of the company’s principal products is the Command Transmitter System (CTS), a fully redundant, self-contained, solid-state platform capable of providing totally programmable remote flight control capability, including high- precision electronic navigation.

The company’s parallel product, the Flight Termination System (FTS), enables system-equipped aircraft to be safely landed on any suitable runway in the world-regardless of the availability of ground-based navigational or landing aids (VOR, ILS, MLS, etc.).

Such total independence in all flight regimes is achieved through a variety of ultra-sophisticated space-based technologies, including Mil-spec DGPS (Differential GPS, using extremely precise encrypted military “P” Code transmissions), and is accurate to within /one foot/ of the runway centerline during landing.

*The CTS/FTS remote-control system is capable of controlling up to 8 airborne vehicles-including airliners-simultaneously from ground- based or airborne (AWACS) positions.

*/[“Coincidence”: Operation Vigilant Guardian, one of five NORAD “war game exercises” underway on the morning of 9/11 and orchestrated byDick Cheney, involved the *simulated hijacking of commercial airliners*.

At one point during the exercises, while the four “real” hijacked aircraft were airborne, as many as TWENTY-TWO independent radar blips representing “hijacked” aircraft were simultaneously displayed on FAA radar screens along the Eastern seaboard.

This, obviously, created total pandemonium. Air traffic controllers who had been advised beforehand by NORAD of the “simulated hijackings”, began frantically calling NORAD to determine which of the twenty-two targets were “real” and which were “exercise.”

All indications are that whatever it was that happened to the four real “hijacked” airliners occurred during this purposefully orchestrated melee while the order was given for the US Air Force to “stand down”.]/

The CTS/FTS system (subsequently improved, tested and implemented by Raytheon) allows specialist ground controllers to listen-in on cockpit conversations on the target aircraft, then take absolute control of its computerized flight control system by remote means and safely land the aircraft at any airport within range.

In other words, this technology was designed to empower “law enforcement agencies” to hijack hijackers.

[NB: The ground station technology for CTS/FTS was developed by Raytheon under an Air Force contract for the Joint Precision Approach and Landings System (JPALS) program.

A government-industry team accomplished the first precision approach/auto-land by a civil aircraft using this system on August 25, 2001 at Holloman AFB, NM.

*A FedEx Express 727-200 aircraft demonstrated hundred percent system proficiency by executing six full auto-lands using the JPALS ground station*.]

“*HOME RUN” * In partnership with Raytheon, System Planning Corporation also supplies CTS/FTS technology to commercial airplane manufacturers for installation in airliners

(Boeing: confirmed; Airbus: undetermined, but highly probable given the consortium’s connection to BAE, a US military contractor.)

It has been reported that DARPA’s codename for the CTS/FTS system was “Home Run”. Former German Secretary of Defense Andreas Von Buelow may have alluded to foreknowledge of Home Run technology in an interview he gave the German daily “Tagesspiegel” on January 13th, 2002:

“There is also the theory of one British flight engineer: according to this, the steering of the planes was perhaps taken out of the pilots’ hands, from outside.

The Americans had developed a method in the 1970s, whereby they could rescue hijacked planes by intervening into the computer piloting [automatic pilot system]. This theory says this technique was abused in this case [9/11]…”

Upon deeper scrutiny this may not appear quite so much a “theory” as might first seem.

It’s been reported that the German national carrier Lufthansa, seriously concerned that one of its own aircraft might be “rescued” by the Americans without its authority, had every one of its Home Run-equipped Boeing aircraft stripped of the American flight control computers.

It’s reasonable to presume that Herr Von Buelow- the Secretary of Defense and Minister of Science and Technology at the time-would have known all about this mammoth but secretive task (how very clever-and discreet-of Von Buelow to “drop” the information into the middle of an interview about the 9/11 attacks).

Lufthansa aircraft (and possibly others) are now effectively impervious to Home Run take-overs, but that is more than can be said for the American aircraft fleet.

In order to make Home Run truly effective, it had to be completely integrated with all onboard systems, and this could only be accomplished with a new aircraft design, several of which were on the drawing boards at that time.

Under cover of extreme secrecy, the multinationals and DARPA went ahead on this basis and built “back doors” into the new computerized flight control systems.

There were two very obvious hard requirements at this stage: 1) a primary control channel for use in taking over the flight control system and flying the aircraft back to an airfield of choice, and 2) a covert audio channel for monitoring flight deck conversations.

Once the primary channel was activated, all aircraft functions came under direct ground (or AWACS) control, permanently removing the hijackers and pilots from the control loop.

It needs mention that this was not a system designed to “undermine” the authority of the flight crews, but rather, implemented as a “doomsday” device in the event the hijackers began to shoot passengers or crew members, possibly including the pilots.

Based on the reasonable assumption that hijackers only carry a limited number of rounds of ammunition, and many modern airliners carry in excess of 300 passengers, Home Run was envisaged as a system that could be used to fly all the survivors to a friendly airport for a safe landing.

*System Activation * Activating the primary Home Run channel is reportedly fairly straightforward.

A transponder, as many readers know, is a combined radio transmitter and receiver which operates automatically-in the case of 9/11, relaying data between the four aircraft and air traffic controllers on the ground.

The transmitted signals represent a unique “identity” for each aircraft, essential in crowded airspace to avoid midair collisions-and equally essential for Home Run controllers trying to lock onto the correct aircraft.

Once the correct target aircraft is located by radar, the Home Run duplex data bus “piggy backs” the transponder channel and assumes direct control from the ground.

*This could explain why NONE of the four aircraft sent the special “I have been hijacked” transponder code (7500), despite _multiple activation points_ for this distress transmission on all four aircraft-and despite being flown by combat-hardened ex-fighter pilots. *

Because the transponder frequency had already been piggy-backed by Home Run, transmission of the special hijack code was rendered impossible.

This was the first hard proof that the target aircraft had been hijacked electronically from the ground, rather than by Arab patsies toting box-cutters.

The Home Run listening device on the flight deck utilizes the cockpit microphones that normally feed the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), one of two black boxes armored to withstand heavy impact and thereby later provide investigators significant clues to why the aircraft crashed.

However, once plugged into Home Run, the CVRs are bypassed, and voice transmissions are no longer recorded on the 30minute continuous-loop recording tape.

If Home Run is active for more than thirty minutes, there will therefore be no audible data on the Cockpit Voice Recorders.

Crash investigators are said to have recovered the CVRs from the Pentagon and Pittsburg aircraft, and publicly confirmed that both are completely blank.

The only possible reason for this is data capture by Home Run, providing the final hard proof that the attack aircraft were hijacked electronically from the ground, rather than by “Arab terrorists”.

*Discussion * It is not being suggested that remote circumvention and take-over of the four airliners’ controls is definitely what happened on 9/11.

But if this scenario seems improbable, one must necessarily consider the probability of four airliners being taken over simultaneously, casually flown around a large swath of the country for almost two hours under the vigilant eye of NORAD, and then used as missiles-all without a single fighter being scrambled to intercept any of them.

Since this is what actually happened, we have no choice but to consider other “implausible” scenarios.

And since the official scenario is itself an unsubstantiated-and truly farfetched-“conspiracy theory,” other competing scenarios should also receive serious attention.

The public’s reluctance to question official doctrine on this matter is a symptom of the societal role for which most of us have been bred and trained: to be ever-faithful hounds, tails thumping the floor as we contentedly slurp the hand of class authority.

Such credulity also becomes inevitable when the alternative is so unbearable: if someone in Bush’s position is capable of lying to us about something as huge, as gut-wrenchingly horrible as 9/11, then everything we believe about this country-about the nature of civilization itself-might just be childish nonsense.

Most people simply don’t have the guts to go there. Given a desperate enough need to sustain the childish belief in government-as-benevolent-father, a person will adapt that belief to any circumstance.

The behavioral end result can resemble courage; indeed, we are taught to regard it as the DEFINITION of courage. Actually, it’s one of cowardice’s darkest moments.

Even a casual examination of Nazi Germany, where this phenomenon was rampant, will drive this point home.

It’s almost funny, the way people readily see the threat of technological circumvention presented by Diebold’s electronic voting machines, yet when the subject switches to Systems Planning Corporation’s Flight Termination System, which is every bit as real, and to the exactly parallel possibilities it represents vis-a-vis 9/11, they suddenly retreat into profound and combative denial.

It’s as if a threshold has been crossed into a realm of possibilities too vile to entertain, so they simply don’t.

Never mind that this country’s operatives have been traveling the world, perpetrating similar horrors, for all of the past century.

Rather than acknowledge the possibility of a unifying pattern, Joe Sixpack would much rather ‘shoot the messenger.’ Every so often, such people establish a new high-water mark for cowardice and facultative stupidity, and the present is definitely one of those times.

After all, the official 9/11 scenario they cling to with such desperate faith comes from only one source: the Western “intelligence community”-the most brazen, systematic, resourceful, and interlocked association of habitual liars this world has ever seen.

As should have been made clear by any number of intelligence scandals over the years, the credibility of this bunch goes past zero into the negative: pending airtight proof, anything they say should be reflexively deemed a lie.

You may remember that the FBI also provided the identities of “the 19 hijackers” within hours-information that soon also became quite suspect, especially considering there was NOT ONE Arab name on any of the flight manifests (miraculously, they even found paper passports that had survived fireballs, Arabic flight manuals conveniently left in the trunks of cars, etc., etc.)

At least seven of the hijackers are still alive in the Middle East-a pretty good alibi, wouldn’t you say?

Several of these ex-suspects had their passports or other IDs stolen from them over the years, and it’s entirely possible that all 19 hijackers had stolen identities, meaning they could have come from anywhere-or been absent altogether.

Our media were pretty slack about acknowledging this at the time, and since then have dropped this ball entirely.

What’s really amazing is that not one mainstream journalist has asked how these 19 alleged hijackers boarded their aircraft when their names were not on any of the passenger manifests.

Rather than allow the “intelligence community” to render every detail of our comprehension on this matter, we would be much wiser to carefully identify and discard every assumption they hand us.

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Mike Rivero:

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

As the world watched in disbelief and asked the question…

…Mossad operatives were seen dancing with joy.

A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11. The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards.

(1)

Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming “middle-eastern” men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery.

(2)

“They were like happy, you know They didn’t look shocked to me” said a witness.

(3)

[T]hey were seen by New Jersey residents on Sept. 11 making fun of the World Trade Center ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves in front of the wreckage.

(4)

Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact

(5)

. Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot.

(6)

“It looked like they’re hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park.”

(7)

One anonymous phone call to the authorities actually led them to close down all of New York’s bridges and tunnels.

The mystery caller told the 9-1-1 dispatcher that a group of Palestinians were mixing a bomb inside of a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel.

Here’s the transcript from NBC News: Dispatcher: Jersey City police. Caller: Yes, we have a white van, 2 or 3 guys in there, they look like Palestinians and going around a building. Caller: There’s a minivan heading toward the Holland tunnel,

I see the guy by Newark Airport mixing some junk and he has those sheikh uniform. Dispatcher: He has what? Caller: He’s dressed like an Arab.

(8)

(*Writer’s note: Why would this mystery caller specifically say that these “Arabs” were Palestinians? How would he know that? Palestinians usually dress in western style clothes, not “sheikh uniforms”)

Based on that phone call, police then issued a “Be-on-the-Lookout” alert for a white mini-van heading for the city’s bridges and tunnels from New Jersey.

White, 2000 Chevrolet van with ‘Urban Moving Systems’ sign on back seen at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, at the time of first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion.

FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals.

(9)

When a van fitting that exact description was stopped just before crossing into New York, the suspicious “middle-easterners” were apprehended.

Imagine the surprise of the police officers when these terror suspects turned out to be Israelis! According to ABC’s 20/20, when the van belonging to the cheering Israelis was stopped by the police, the driver of the van, Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers:

“We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem.”

(10)

Why did he feel that Palestinians were a problem for the NYPD? The police and FBI field agents became very suspicious when they found maps of the city with certain places highlighted, box cutters (the same items that the hijackers supposedly used), $4700 cash stuffed in a sock, and foreign passports.

Police also told the Bergen Record that bomb sniffing dogs were brought to the van and that they reacted as if they had smelled explosives.

(11)

The FBI seized and developed their photos, one of which shows Sivan Kurzberg flicking a cigarette lighter in front of the smouldering ruins in an apparently celebratory gesture.

(12)

The Jerusalem Post later reported that a white van with a bomb was stopped as it approached the George Washington Bridge, but the ethnicity of the suspects was not revealed.

Here’s what the Jerusalem Post reported on September 12, 2001: American security services overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge.

The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported.

(13)

“…two suspects are in FBI custody after a truckload of explosives was discovered around the George Washington Bridge … The FBI … says enough explosives were in the truck to do great damage to the George Washington Bridge.” WMV video download (545kB)

It was reported the van contained tonnes of explosives

(14)

. What’s really intriguing is that ABC’s 20/20

(15)

, the New York Post

(16)

, and the New Jersey Bergen Record

(17)

all clearly and unambiguously reported that a white van with Israelis was intercepted on a ramp near Route 3, which leads directly to the Lincoln Tunnel.

But the Jerusalem Post, Israeli National News (Arutz Sheva)

(18)

, and Yediot America,

(19)

all reported, just as clearly and unambiguously, that a white van with Israelis was stopped on a ramp leading to the George Washington Bridge, which is several miles north of the Lincoln Tunnel.

It appears as if there may actually have been two white vans involved, one stopped on each crossing.

This would not only explain the conflicting reports as to the actual location of the arrests, but would also explain how so many credible eye-witnesses all saw celebrating “middle-easterners” in a white van in so many different locations.

It also explains why the New York Post and Steve Gordon (lawyer for the 5 Israelis) originally described how three Israelis were arrested but later increased the total to five.

Perhaps one van was meant to drop off a bomb while the other was meant to pick up the first set of drivers while re-crossing back into New Jersey?

If a van was to be used as a parked time-bomb on the GW Bridge, then certainly the drivers would need to have a “get- away van” to pick them up and escape.

And notice how the van (or vans) stayed away from the third major crossing -the Holland Tunnel- which was where the police had originally been directed to by that anti-Palestinian 9-1-1 “mystery caller”.

A classic misdirection play. From there, the story gets becomes even more suspicious.

The Israelis worked for a Weehawken moving company known as Urban Moving Systems. An American employee of Urban Moving Systems told the The Record of New Jersey that a majority of his co-workers were Israelis and they were joking about the attacks.

The employee, who declined to give his name said: “I was in tears. These guys were joking and that bothered me.”

These guys were like, “Now America knows what we go through.”

(20)

A few days after the attacks, Urban Moving System’s Israeli owner, Dominick Suter, dropped his business and fled the country for Israel.

He was in such a hurry to flee America that some of Urban Moving System’s customers were left with their furniture stranded in storage facilities

(21)

. Suter’s departure was abrupt, leaving behind coffee cups, sandwiches, cell phones and computers strewn on office tables and thousands of dollars of goods in storage.

Suter was later placed on the same FBI suspect list as 9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta and other hijackers and suspected al-Qaeda sympathizers, suggesting that U.S. authorities felt Suter may have known something about the attacks.

(22)

The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer of the five Israelis, was a front operation.

This was confirmed by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers’ vans are a common intelligence cover.

(23)

. The Israelis were held in custody for 71 days before being quietly released.

(24)

“There was no question but that [the order to close down the investigation] came from the White House.

It was immediately assumed at CIA headquarters that this basically was going to be a cover-up so that the Israelis would not be implicated in any way in 9/11.”

(25)

Several of the detainees discussed their experience in America on an Israeli talk show after their return home.

Said one of the men, denying that they were laughing or happy on the morning of Sept. 11, “The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily.

Our purpose was to document the event.” (26)

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How did they know there would be an event to document on 9/11? It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to connect the dots of the dancing Israeli Mossad agents

– here’s the most logical scenario: 1. The Israeli “movers” cheered the 9-11 attacks to celebrate the successful accomplishment of the greatest spy operation ever pulled off in history.

2. One of them, or an accomplice, then calls a 9-1-1 police dispatcher to report Palestinian bomb-makers in a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel.

3. Having thus pre-framed the Palestinians with this phone call, the Israeli bombers then head for the George Washington Bridge instead, where they will drop off their time-bomb van and escape with Urban Moving accomplices.

4. But the police react very wisely and proactively by closing off ALL bridges and tunnels instead of just the Holland Tunnel.

This move inadvertently foils the Israelis’ misdirection play and leads to their own capture and 40 day torture.

5. To cover up this story, the U.S. Justice Department rounds up over 1000 Arabs for minor immigration violations and places them in New York area jails.

The Israelis therefore become less conspicuous as the government and media can now claim that the Israelis were just immigration violators caught in the same dragnet as many other Arabs.

6. After several months, FBI and Justice Department “higher-ups” are able to gradually push aside the local FBI agents and free the Israelis quietly.

Osama bin Laden was immediately blamed for the 9/11 attacks even though he had no previous record of doing anything on this scale.

Immediately after the Flight 11 hit World Trade Center 1 CIA Director George Tenet said “You know, this has bin Laden’s fingerprints all over it.”

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The compliant mainstream media completely ignored the Israeli connection. Immediately following the 9-11 attacks the media was filled with stories linking the attacks to bin Laden.

TV talking- heads, “experts”, and scribblers of every stripe spoon-fed a gullible American public a steady diet of the most outrageous propaganda imaginable.

We were told that the reason bin Laden attacked the USA was because he hates our “freedom” and “democracy”.

The Muslims were “medieval” and they wanted to destroy us because they envied our wealth, were still bitter about the Crusades, and were offended by Britney Spears shaking her tits and ass all over the place!

But bin Laden strongly denied any role in the attacks and suggested that Zionists orchestrated the 9-11 attacks.

The BBC published bin Laden’s statement of denial in which he said: “I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks.

There exists a government within a government within the United States.

The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity.

That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks. … The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States.”

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You never heard that quote on your nightly newscast did you? [A] number of intelligence officials have raised questions about Osama bin Laden’s capabilities.

“This guy sits in a cave in Afghanistan and he’s running this operation?” one C.I.A. official asked. “It’s so huge.

He couldn’t have done it alone.” A senior military officer told me that because of the visas and other documentation needed to infiltrate team members into the United States a major foreign intelligence service might also have been involved.

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Bin Laden is not named as the perpetrator of 9/11 by the FBI: When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page

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, [Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI] said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”

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To date, the only shred of “evidence” to be uncovered against bin Laden is a barely audible fuzzy amateur video that the Pentagon just happened to find “lying around” in Afghanistan. How very convenient, and how very fake.

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There is no evidence, be it hard or circumstantial, to link the Al Qaeda “terrorist network” to these acts of terror, but there is a mountain of evidence, both hard and circumstantial, which suggests that Zionists have been very busy framing Arabs for terror plots against America.

“I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing

— although that was part of it

— by a sovereign foreign government …

It will become public at some point when it’s turned over to the archives, but that’s 20 or 30 years from now” – Senator Bob Graham.

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If the sovereign foreign government mentioned by Senator Graham was an enemy of the United States the “compelling evidence” would not be kept secret for 20+ years. One final point; at 09:40 on 9-11 it was reported that the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attacks

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. This claim was immediately denied by the DFLP leader Qais abu Leila who said it had always opposed “terror attacks on civilian targets, especially outside the occupied territories.”

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Why would a Palestinian organisation comprising of less than 500 people

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make the suicidal move of immediately claiming responsibility for the attacks? Sharon and the other Israeli leaders aspire to fulfil what the goals of the political Zionist movement have been since its origin a century ago: to turn all of historic Palestine into an exclusively Jewish state.

A central tenet of the Zionist ideology is expressed in the racist slogan, “A land without people for a people without a land.”

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The implication of Palestinians in the 9/11 attacks would have handed Zionists a golden opportunity to achieve the above because all Palestinians would have been labelled terrorists.

“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.” US official quoted in Carl Cameron’s Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring.

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Accused 9-11 Criminal Co-conspirators

Paul Wolfowitz — Deputy Secretary of War on 9-11; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist; investigated for spying for Israel; former PNAC member; chief architect of Iraq war; forced to resign in World Bank scandal

Richard Perle — former assistant Secretary of War, chairman War Policy Board, and PNAC member; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist; allegedly gave $100,000 to head of Pakistan’s ISI, Mahmoud Ahmad; nicknamed “Prince of Darkness”

Michael Chertoff — Assistant Attorney General on 9-11; freed over 100 Israeli spies in the US after 9-11; promoted to head Homeland Security; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist; likely Mossad agent

Douglas Feith — effectively in command, with Wolfowitz, of War Department on 9-11; Undersecretary of War for Policy; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist; investigated for spying for Israel; former PNAC member

Dov Zakheim — Pentagon comptroller when trillion dollars reported missing on 9-10-01; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist; Shul Rabbi; former CFR member; former CEO of fly-by-remote manufacturer; reputed 9-11 mastermind

Philip Zelikow — led the 9-11 Cover-Up Commission; personally wrote the 9-11 Omission Commission Report, a best-selling work of fiction; appointed Counselor of US Department of State; “dual citizen” of US and Israel

Ari Fleischer — White House spokesman for Bush on 9-11; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; connected to the extremist group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics

Marc Grossman — Under Secretary for Political Affairs on 9-11; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI and 9-11 financier, on or shortly after 9-11; “dual citizen” of US and Israel

George W. Bush — eldest son of Bush crime family; guilty of election fraud in 2000, 2004; guilty of war crimes, war profiteering, treason, crimes against humanity; likely signed-off on 9-11 plot

Dick Cheney — former PNAC member; guilty of war profiteering, treason; was in bunker on 9-11 directing several “war games”; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission about timing of 9-11 activities

Donald Rumsfeld – former Secretary of War and PNAC member; close friend of Cheney; was at Pentagon on 9-11; once slipped and said “when that missile hit the Pentagon”

Henry Kissinger — Former Secretary of State whose Kissinger Associates sells influence with China’s economic leadership — was a member of the Defense Policy Board chaired by Richard Perle under Paul Wolfowitz in the months leading up to 9-11 and afterwards. He was George W. Bush’s first choice to head the 9-11 Commission. He withdrew from consideration because he did not to provide prerequisite disclosures of business dealings.

John Deutch

— former Undersecretary of War, director of CIA; co- authored paper, “Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy” with Zelikow, Ashton Carter; senior partner at Global Technology Partners, an affiliate of Rothschild North America; MIT professor; grandson of Yonah Fischer, Antwerp diamond merchant who ran Zionist Federation of Belgium Benjamin Netanyahu

— former Israeli Prime Minister; said 9-11 was “good” for US-Israeli relationship

George Tenet — director of the CIA on 9-11; was awarded the “Medal of Freedom” by Bush for his fine work on 9-11; reported to be “dual citizen” of US and Israel

Robert Mueller — FBI director on 9-11; under his “leadership” FBI field agents? warnings of an imminent attack were stifled

Thomas Pickard — took over the job of FBI director from Louis Freeh in August 2001; held this position only for a few weeks before Richard Mueller became director; former Terror Task Force chief; John O?Neill complained about sabotage by Pickard

Dale Watson — former Deputy Chief of the CIA at the Counter- Terrorist Center; appointed Inspector Deputy Assistant Director of the National Security Division (NSD), FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC in July 1998; appointed FBI Headquarters Assistant on December 6, 1999 by the Attorney General; ignored at least four different FBI agents? warnings including an “urgent cable” from the CIA on August 23rd about Almihdhar and Alhazmi

Dave Frasca — FBI Radical Fundamentalists Unit Chief; personally scuttled the work of Kenneth Williams in July 2001 and Coleen Rowley in August 2001, the Arizona and Minnesota FBI agents who were actively investigating “terrorist” patsies in CIA-operated flight schools Marion “Spike” Bowman < FBI agent who thwarted FBI investigations into both Zacarias Moussaoui and the anthrax attacks on Congress

John Ashcroft — Attorney General on 9-11; protected “terrorist” patsy Abdussattar Shaikh from subpoena after 9-11; stopped flying commercial aircraft in 2001

Colin Powell — Secretary of State on 9-11; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad two days after 9-11; former chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; helped cover up Vietnam My Lai massacre

Richard Meyers — in charge of USA air defenses on 9-11; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission about reasons for air defense failure on 9-11; promoted to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Condi Rice — National Security Adviser on 9-11; promoted to Secretary of State; lied to 9-11 Omission Commission while under oath

Porter Goss — former House Intelligence Chair; was meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI and 9-11 financier, on 9-11; promoted to Director of CIA, resigned after “hookergate”

Richard Mies — former Admiral; ran Global Guardian “war game” on 9-11 out of US Strategic Command (Stratcom) at Offutt Air Force Base; now CEO of Hicks & Associates, a “strategic consultant” to the USG dealing in “military transformation”

Philip Odeen — as director of Program Analysis for the National Security Council, provided staff support to Henry Kissinger from 1971 to 1973; served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of War in Systems Analysis; named to chair the National War Panel in 1997; former president of Reynolds and Reynolds; former CEO and president of BDM International; executive vice president of Washington operations of TRW

Elliot Abrams — former member of PNAC, National Security Council; pleaded guilty in 1991 to lying to Congress about Iran-Contra affair; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist Lewis “Scooter” Libby < former PNAC member; studied political science at Yale under Paul Wolfowitz; aid to Cheney; convicted for lying about outing of Valerie Plame; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist

Jack Abramoff — entertained USG “terrorist” patsy Mohammed Atta on his yacht just before 9-11; convicted criminal lobbyist; ardent Zionist

Tommy Thompson — Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary; hired Jerome Hauer, former Office of Emergency Center, on 9-10-01

Jeb Bush — Florida governor on 9-11; declared martial law in Florida four days before 9-11; brother of George Bush; PNAC member; guilty of election fraud in 2000

Rudolph Giuliani — mayor of New York on 9-11; hailed as “hero” for his “gutsy” leadership on 9-11; allegedly involved with FEMA and former NYC Police Chief Kerik in Operation Code Angel

Daniel Lewin — officer in elite, secret unit of Israeli military called “Sayeret Matkal”; orchestrated activities of Mossad agents in USA before 9-11; was allegedly stabbed or “shot” by highjacker Satam al-Suqami before AA flight 11 crashed into the WTC

Dominic Suter — Mossad agent; his front company, Urban Moving Systems, employed the five Mossad agents caught celebrating in New York on 9-11

Jerome Hauer — managing director of Kroll and senior adviser to US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for National Security and Emergency Management on 9-11; put John O’Neill at the WTC on 9-11; lied to Dan Rather on CBS News on 9-11 about the controlled demolition of WTC buildings; director of Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management from 1996 to 2000

Paul Mlakar — part of ASCE team that investigated both WTC and Murrah Federal building attacks

Mete Sozen — part of ASCE team that investigated both WTC and Murrah Federal building attacks

Bernard Kerik — NYC Police Chief on 9-11; “sidekick” of Giuliani; allegedly involved with FEMA in WTC demolition “war games” called Operation Code Angel

Bob Graham — former Florida Senator; was meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI and 9-11 financier, on 9-11; ran for President in 2004

Richard Armitage — former member of PNAC, Deputy Secretary of State; met with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s ISI and 9-11 financier, shortly after 9-11

Maurice Greenberg < CEO of American International Group (AIG) on 9-11 which became co-owner of the “private spy agency”, Kroll Associates, in 1993 and was a major share-holder in Marsh & McClennan whose CEO on 9-11 was Maurice’s son Jeffrey; director of the New York Federal Reserve bank (1988-1995); deputy chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)in 1996; major investor in the Blackstone Group

Jules Kroll — founder of Kroll Corporation, a “security services” company which was in charge of “security” at WTC on 9-11; has close links to CIA and is active private military contractor in Iraq; Zionist

Paul Bremer — Marsh & McClennan executive on 9-11; Chairman of the Congressional National Commission on Terrorism, 1999 to 2000; US Ambassador-at- Large for Counterterrorism, 1986 to 1989; Presidential Envoy to Irag and Adminstrator of the Coaltion Provisional Authority, May 2003 to December 2004

Ralph Eberhardt — NORAD Commander on 9-11; fanatical supporter of missile defense scheme, militarization of space; enthusiastic supporter of merging law enforcement and the military

Larry Arnold — NORAD Commander Major General on 9-11; has used 9-11 to push militarization of USA

Eric Findley — Canadian Air Force Major General; acting commander of NORAD on 9-11

unnamed — FAA manager at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center who destroyed controllers? tapes of 9-11

Benjamin Chertoff — 25-year-old cousin of Michael Chertoff; senior “researcher” for Popular Mechanics? hit piece on 9-11 Truth Movement

Henry Shelton — Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9-11; supported formation of Able Danger

Peter Schoomaker — US Army Chief of Staff; former SOCOM (Special Operations Command) chief; ran Able Danger

Geoffrey Lambert — Major General; SOCOM (Special Operations Command) Intel Chief; made Able Danger, the program that tracked patsy “terrorists” , off limits to FBI

Tony Gentry — Army Intelligence and Security Command General Counsel; ordered 2.5 terrabytes of Able Danger data destroyed

Eliot Spitzer — New York Attorney General on 9-11; barred his top aide, Deputy Attorney General Dietrich Snell, from testifying to Congress on Able Danger; threw out Karl Schwarz?s 9-11 synopsis

Richard Holbrooke — former US ambassador to UN; CFR member; co- chaired “Independent Task Force on America?s Response to Terrorism” in which the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) was promoted

Ashton Carter — co-authored paper, “Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy” with Zelikow and Deutch; senior partner at Global Technology Partners, an affiliate of Rothschild North America

Montague Winfield — Major General in charge of Pentagon war room on 9-10-01, the evening of September 10th he requested a rookie to stand in for him on 9-11

Abdussattar Shaikh — FBI informant to the San Diego office; helped bring “terrorist” patsies to USA; protected by Attorney General Ashcroft

Abdullah Noman — worked for the US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; filed 10-15 visas for the patsy 9-11 “hijackers” in the Visa Express Program

Sivan Kurzberg — driver of van belonging to the celebrating Israelis; when stopped by police on 9-11, he said “We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem”

John Gross — one of the lead engineers for the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed; denies existence of molten steel at the WTC

Theresa McAllister — edited the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed

Ronald Hamburger — structural engineer and Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger consulting engineers in San Francisco; was a principal author of FEMA?s initial report on the collapse of the twin towers; later a key participant in the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed

William Baker — member of FEMA Probe Team; partner with Skidmore, Owings, Merrill; contributed to the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed

Harold Nelson — contributed to the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed

Ramon Gilsanz — contributed to the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed

Shankar Nair — contributed to the flawed NIST report on why the WTC buildings collapsed; quoted in Chicago Tribune, September 19, 2001 that “Already there is near-consensus as to the sequence of events that led to the collapse of the World Trade Center”

Gene Corley — led FEMA/ASCE WTC collapse “investigation” ; was the principle investigator for ASCE and FEMA of the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City

Charles Thornton — partner of Richard Tomasetti; told Karl Koch, whose company erected the WTC steel, “Karl, we all know what caused the collapse”; part of ASCE team that investigated both WTC and Murrah Federal building attacks

Richard Tomasetti — partner of Charles Thornton; reportedly behind the unprecedented and widely criticized decision to destroy most of the WTC steel evidence

Marvin Bush — brother of George Bush; on board of Securacom, US- Kuwaiti company paid $9.2 to manage WTC security October 1996 to 1998; on board of HCC Insurance, big WTC insurer

Wirt Walker — cousin of George Bush; principal at Securacom, US- Kuwaiti joint-venture that managed security for WTC, United Airlines, and Dulles Airport, all of which figured into 9-11

Larry Silverstein — he and partner Frank Lowy obtained 99-year lease on WTC shortly before 9-11; made several billion dollars on 9-11 insurance fraud; admitted to “pulling” WTC 7

David Rockefeller — vice director of the Council on Foreign Relations (1949-1985)

, vice president (1950-1970)

, and chairman (1970-1985)

; as chairman of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association (1958 to 1975)

was primary builder of WTC complex; founder and honorary chairman of the Trilateral Commission; president or CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank,1961 to 1981

; 9-11 was the anniversary of 1973 CIA-sponsored coup plotted by David Rockefeller?s cabal and overseen by Nelson’s protégé Henry Kissinger that toppled Chile’s President Salvadore Allende

Nicholas Rockefeller — told film-maker Aaron Russo of coming catastrophic event eleven months before 9-11

Warren Buffett — was hosting golf charity event at the US Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha on 9-11 (Bush flew to Offutt afternoon of 9-11); world?s second richest person

Peter Peterson — CEO of the Blackstone Group, parent corporation of one of three lease-holders for WTC 7 on 9-11; also chairman of the CFR and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on 9-11; CEO of the Institute for International Economics in October 2000

A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard — now number three executive director at the CIA; until 1998, managed firm used to place “put options” on United Airlines which has left $2.5 million in “profits” unclaimed

Mark Loizeaux — as CEO of CDI was instrumental in “recycling” steel from WTC crime scene; CDI also buried the rubble from the crime scene of the Murrah Federal Building

Loring Knoblauch — CEO of Underwriters Labs; said that jet fuel fires were not “reasonably foreseeable” ; resigned suddenly in August 2004 after UL performed tests of WTC floor models where floors did not collapse and were barely affected

Michael Cherkasky — CEO of Kroll on 9-11; former investigator in the Manhattan DA?s Office from 1978 to 1994; now CEO of insurance- firm Marsh & McClennan

Frank Carlucci — former Secretary of War; affiliated with PNAC; served as chairman of the Carlyle Group (1992-2003); on BoD of BDM International

William Kristol — PNAC co-founder; adherent of Leo Strauss; editor of The Weekly Standard; strong advocate of the Iraq war; “dual citizen” of US and Israel; Zionist

William Perry — former Secretary of War; associated with the Rothschild’s banking empire through Global Technology, a Rothschild affiliate

James Woolsey — former CIA director; PNAC member; claims “incompetence” was reason for 9-11

Newt Gingrich — former Speaker of the House; PNAC member; reputed to be a member of the CFR; served on the Pentagon?s War Policy Board

Henry Kissinger — long criminal history; wanted for war crimes in several countries; sat on War Policy Board under Perle; chosen to lead 9-11 Cover-Up Omission Commission; “dual citizen” of US and Israel

George H.W. Bush — Bush crime family Don; Skull and Bones; CIA operative involved in JFK assassination; former head of CIA; son of friend shot Reagan when he was VP; war profiteer

Tony Blair –British Prime Minister on 9-11; ally and partner in crime of George Bush; London 7-7 bombings were also “false flag” operation

Pauline Neville-Jones — International Governor of BBC on 9-11; Chairman of UK Joint Intelligence Committee (1991-1994); Chairman of QinetiQ Group, a war technology company with government customers in UK and USA; Chairman of Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)

Mahmoud Ahmad — head of Pakistan’s ISI; had Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh wire $100,000 to lead 9-11 “terrorist” patsy Mohammad Atta

The purpose of the 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal is to prosecute the perpetrators of the False Flag Operation of September 11, 2001, under the 9/11 Independent Prosecutors Act for War Crimes, including Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes Against Peace (now Aggressive War), as set out in the Nuremberg Principles, the Geneva Conventions, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The 9/11 Independent Prosecutor Act appoints an Independent Prosecutor under the authority of Article III(3) of the

Israeli General Moshe Dayan: “Our strategy was always to provoke the Arabs and get an appropriate response so we could attack and smash them”.

From: Dick Eastman To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:50 PM Subject: Chertoff, Zakheim, Perle, Wolfowitz and a hundred others in high places have Dual US-Israeli Citizenship – where does their loyalty lie? (UK Telegraph blog)

Dual Citizenship – where does the loyalty lie?

UK Telegraph blog

17 May 2008

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/metamagic_anti_eu_jedi/may_
2008/dual_citizenship_where_does_the_loyalty_lie_.htm

In this increasingly mobile world more and more people are acquiring dual citizenship.

Usually it’s simply their adopted country and their native country but in some cases, particularly in the USA, there is another motive for duality.

Take a look at these people who currently or have recently held positions of great influence and power in the American administration and ask yourself where do their loyalties lie?

Puzzling too is the fact that under US law if you take up the citizenship of another country you relinquish your US citizenship. So how do these people achieve the impossible?

If you are a supporter of the Israeli state how do you feel about the USA being infiltrated and usurped by its friend ‘ally’?

(With all acknowledgements to Dan Eden who has produced a very comprehensive and revealing article here: http://www.viewzone.com/dualcitizen.html

Michael Mukasey

Recently appointed as US Attorney General. Mukasey also was the judge in the litigation between developer Larry Silverstein and several insurance companies arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

Michael Chertoff

Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, at the Justice Department; now head of Homeland Security.

Richard Perle

One of Bush’s foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board.

A very likely Israeli government 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. Perle came from one the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktanks, the AEI. Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media.

Paul Wolfowitz

Former Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle’s Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon.

Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel.

Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish thinktank, JINSA. Wolfowitz was the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering.

He later was appointed head of the World Bank but resigned under pressure from World Bank members over a scandal involving his misuse of power.

Lawrence (Larry) Franklin

The former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst with expertise in Iranian policy issues who worked in the office of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and reported directly to Feith’s deputy,

William Luti, was sentenced January 20, 2006, “to more than 12 years in prison for giving classified information to an Israeli diplomat” and members of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Franklin will “remain free while the government continues with the wider case” and his “prison time could be sharply reduced in return for his help in prosecuting” former AIPAC members Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, [who] are scheduled to go on trial in April [2006].

Franklin admitted that he met periodically with Rosen and Weissman between 2002 and 2004 and discussed classified information, including information about potential attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.

Rosen and Weissman would later share what they learned with reporters and Israeli officials.” (source: sourcewatch.com).

Douglas Feith

Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his Special Counsel. Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past.

He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don’t agree with its extremist views.

Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences. Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel.

The majority of their legal work is representing Israeli interests. His firm’s own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith “represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer.”

Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith also came from the Jewish thinktank JINSA.

Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, are campaigning hard for this Israeli proxy war against Iraq.

Feith was investigated by the FBI under suspicion of leaking classified information to Israel, being that he was Larry Franklin’s boss when Franklin leaked those documents to Rosen and Weissman of AIPAC.

For that he was forced to leave the National Security Council. Feith was also investigated by the Senate Intelligence Committee for sexing up ‘intelligence’ that was used to justify invading Iraq.

Edward Luttwak

Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defence at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel.

He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war against Iraq and Iran.

Henry Kissinger

One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle.

For detailed information about Kissinger’s evil past, read Seymour Hersch’s book (Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House).

Kissinger likely had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), Installing Chilean mass murdering dictator Pinochet, Operation Condor’s mass killings in South America, and more recently served as Serbia’s Ex-Dictator Slobodan Milosevic’s Advisor.

He consistently advocated going to war against Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S. Unfortunately, President Bush nominated Kissinger as chairman of the September 11 investigating commission.

It’s like picking a bank robber to investigate a fraud scandal. He later declined this job under enormous protests.

Dov Zakheim

Dov Zakheim is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended Jew’s College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973.

He was adjunct professor at New York’s Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby.

Dov Zakheim is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2000 a co-author of the Project for the New American Century’s position paper, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, advocating the necessity for a Pearl-Harbor-like incident to mobilize the country into war with its enemies, mostly Middle Eastern Muslim nations.

He was appointed by Bush as Pentagon Comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004.

At that time he was unable to explain the disappearance of $1 trillion dollars. Actually, nearly three years earlier, Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that an audit discovered $2.3 trillion was also missing from the Pentagon books.

That story, as mentioned, was buried under 9-11’s rubble.

The two sums disappeared on Zakheim’s watch. We can only guess where that cash went.

Despite these suspicions, on May 6, 2004, Zakheim took a lucrative position at Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the most prestigious strategy consulting firms in the world.

One of its clients then was Blessed Relief, a charity said to be a front for Osama bin Laden. Booz, Allen & Hamilton then also worked closely with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,

which is the research arm of the Department of Defense. Judicial Inc’s bio of Dov tells us Zakheim is a dual Israeli/American citizen and has been tracking the halls of US government for 25 years,

casting defense policy and influence on Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Judicial Inc points out that most of Israel’s armaments were gotten thanks to him.

Squads of US F-16 and F-15 were classified military surplus and sold to Israel at a fraction of their value.

Kenneth Adelman

One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor,

who supported going to war against Iraq. Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views.

Through his racism or ignorance, he actually called Arabs “anti-Semitic” on Fox News (11/28/2001), when he could have looked it up in the dictionary to find out that Arabs by definition are Semites.

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby

Vice President Dick Cheney’s ex-Chief of Staff. As chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gun-ho to invade Iran.

Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Marc Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president.

Libby was recently found guilty of lying to Federal investigators in the Valerie Plame affair, in which Plame, a covert CIA agent, was exposed for political revenge by the Bush administration following her husband’s revelations about the lies leading to the Iraq War.

Robert Satloff

U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby’s “think tank,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Many of the Israeli lobby’s “experts” come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.

Elliott Abrams

National Security Council Advisor. He previously worked at Washington-based “Think Tank” Ethics and Public Policy Center. During the Reagan Adminstration,

Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs.

He played an important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.

He also actively deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and thereby faced felony charges based on his testimony.

Abrams pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon.

He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration’s State Department.

Marc Grossman

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State.

Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.

Richard Haass

Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocated going to war against Iraq.

Haass is also a member of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

Robert Zoellick

U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up a Vichy-style puppet government.

He consistently advocates going to war against Iran. {now head of the World Bank – Peter M.}

Ari Fleischer

Ex- White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship.

Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews.

Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad’s Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.

James Schlesinger

One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supported going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

David Frum

White House speechwriter behind the “Axis of Evil” label. He lumped together all the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war.

Joshua Bolten

White House Deputy Chief of Staff, Bolten was previously a banker, former legislative aide, and prominent in the Jewish community.

John Bolton

Former UN Representative and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush. Prior to this position, Bolton was Senior Vice President of the above mentioned pro-Israel thinktank, AEI.

He recently (October 2002) accused Syria of having a nuclear program, so that they can attack Syria after Iraq. He must have forgotten that Israel has 400 nuclear warheads, some of which are thermonuclear weapons (according to a recent U.S. Air Force report).

David Wurmser

Special Assistant to John Bolton (above), the under-secretary for arms control and international security.

Wurmser also worked at the AEI with Perle and Bolton. His wife, Meyrav Wurmser, along with Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, co-founded the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),a Washington-based Israeli outfit which distributes articles translated from Arabic newspapers portraying Arabs in a bad light.

Eliot Cohen

Member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor.

Like Adelman, he often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. More recently, he wrote an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal openly admitting his rascist hatred of Islam claiming that Islam should be the enemy, not terrorism.

Mel Sembler

President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

The Export-Import Bank facilitates trade relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries, specifically those with financial problems.

Steve Goldsmith

Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush’s Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also served as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President.

He was the former mayor of Indianapolis. He is also friends with Israeli Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and often visits Israel to coach mayors on privatization initiatives.

Adam Goldman

White House’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.

Joseph Gildenhorn

Bush Campaign’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community. He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.

Christopher Gersten

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS. Gersten was the former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Husband of Labor Secretary.

Mark Weinberger Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs.

Samuel Bodman Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bonnie Cohen Under Secretary of State for Management.

Ruth Davis

Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management.

This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).

Daniel Kurtzer Ambassador to Israel.

Cliff Sobel Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Stuart Bernstein Ambassador to Denmark.

Nancy Brinker Ambassador to Hungary

Frank Lavin Ambassador to Singapore.

Ron Weiser Ambassador to Slovakia.

Mel Sembler Ambassador to Italy.

Martin Silverstein Ambassador to Uruguay.

Lincoln Bloomfield Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.

Jay Lefkowitz Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.

Ken Melman White House Political Director.

Brad Blakeman White House Director of Scheduling.

With all acknowledgements to Dan Eden who has produced a very comprehensive and revealing article here: http://www.viewzone.com/dualcitizen.html

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“Whoever approaches the Zionist problem from a moral aspect is not a Zionist” ­ David Ben-Gurion

“The Jews of the United States brought the United States into the first World War, and if you tow our line over Palestine and the Jew army there, we can persuade the Jews of the United States to drag the United States into it again this time.”

CHAIM WEIZMANN, Co- founder of Zionism, letter to Winston Churchill, PM Great Britain (David Irving).

“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social

services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” — David Ben- Gurion, from Ben-Gurion to the General staff, a Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar (May 1948)

“I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism.”

— Moshe Sharett, Israel’s first Foreign Minister and later a Prime Minister (p.51 Simha Flapan, “The Birth of Israel”, 1987).

“… it is the duty of the [Israeli] leadership to explain to the public a number of truths. One truth is that there is no Zionism, no settlement, and no Jewish state without evacuating Arabs, and without expropriating lands and their fencing off.”

— Yesha’ayahu Ben-Porat, (Yedi’ot Aharonot 07/14/1972) responding to public controversy regarding the Israeli evictions of Palestinians in Rafah, Gaza, in 1972. (Cited in Nur Masalha’s “A Land Without A People” 1997, p.98)

Israeli art students in WTC connected to September 11, 2001

Uploaded on Oct 24, 2009

Willie Rodriguez, one of the janitors who worked at the WTC and helped save lives that day, was the last person pulled from the rubble and was even recognized by the president for his actions.

Aside from experiencing basement and sub-level explosions on 9/11 before the 1st plane hit, he also stated that he did see the art students in the WTC in an email exchange I had with him.

So why is all this information about an innocent art stunt so important, aside from the fact that these individuals had WTC construction passes in 2000 before releasing their book in August of 2001?

Because according to the DEA report on the investigation into a separate story of art students in the country penetrating military bases, government agencies and so fourth as a part of a spy ring, 2 names show up in the arrests of over 140 spies that sparked interest for me.

Hanan Serfaty was arrested by DEA agents in connection to the Israeli spy ring. What makes him stand out, is that he was listed as being an art student who was apart of the World Views program, which was in the World Trade Center on floors 90 and 91 in the Lower Manhatten Cultural Council.

Although he is not listed by Gelitin as a member of The B-Thing, the listing of the identities of the other 14 students who were on floor 91 at the time was never released to the public, neither was the total list of those involved in the stunt which numbers at a minimum of 6.

It should be noted that 1 member of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council died on 9/11 while working in his studio on the 91st floor. His name appears on the list of those who were in the building when it came down.

Hanan was an “art student” who was a former Israeli military intelligence officer who rented two Hollywood apartments close to the mail drop and apartment of Mohammed Atta and four other hijackers.

Serfaty was moving large amounts of cash: he carried bank slips showing more than $100,000 deposited from December 2000 through the first quarter of 2001; other bank slips showed withdrawals for about $80,000 during the same period.

Serfaty’s apartments, serving as crash pads for at least two other “art students”, were located at 4220 Sheridan Street and 701 South 21st Avenue.

Lead hijacker Mohammed Atta’s mail drop was at 3389 Sheridan Street–approximately 2,700 feet from Serfaty’s Sheridan Street apartment.

Both Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, the suicide pilot on United Airlines Flight 175, which smashed into World Trade Center 2, lived in a rented apartment at 1818 Jackson Street, some 1,800 feet from Serfaty’s South 21st Avenue apartment.

In fact, an improbable series of coincidences emerges from a close reading of the 2001 DEA memo, the 9/11 Commission’s staff statements and final report, FBI and Justice Department watch lists, hijacker timelines compiled by major media and statements by local, state and federal law enforcement personnel.

In at least six urban centers, suspected Israeli spies and 9/11 hijackers and/or al-Qaeda¬ connected suspects lived and operated near one another, in some cases less than half a mile apart, for various periods during 2001 in the run-up to the attacks.

In addition to northern New Jersey and Hollywood, Florida, these centers included Arlington and Fredericksburg, Virginia; Atlanta; Oklahoma City; Los Angeles; and San Diego.

Israeli “art students” also lived close to terror suspects in and around Dallas, Texas. A 25-year-old “art student” named Michael Calmanovic, arrested and questioned by Texas-based DEA officers in April 2001, maintained a mail drop at 3575 North Beltline Road, less than a thousand feet from the 4045 North Beltline Road apartment of Ahmed Khalefa, an FBI terror suspect.

Dallas and its environs, especially the town of Richardson, Texas, throbbed with “art student” activity.

Richardson is notable as the home of the Holy Land Foundation, an Islamic charity designated as a terrorist funder by the European Union and U.S. government in December 2001.

Sources in 2002 told The Forward, in a report unrelated to the question of the “art students”, that “Israeli intelligence played a key role in helping the Bush administration to crack down on Islamic charities suspected of funneling money to terrorist groups, most notably the Richardson, Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, last December [2001]”.

It’s plausible that the intelligence prompting the shutdown of the Holy Land Foundation came from “art student” spies in the Richardson area.

Thanks to CoreOfCorruption.com

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 CR Schralper
The evidence against the hijackers is forensic??? HILARIOUS…they had the FULL LIST not more than 24 hours after the attacks before ANY forensic analysis.
Remember…the list left in the magic backpack magically left behind by Atta in PORTLAND, MAINE. How VERY convenient.
And you IGNORE that there is NO VIDEO of ANY of the hijackers boarding ANY planes in NY OR BOSTON. No bodies, no video, planted evidence = DIDN’T HAPPEN. Keep selling sucker…but no one’s buying.

pookster78

The FBI report is the main source which tells us they did NOT have foreknowledge.Mary,the witness who said they were recording said they had ONE camera.
The FBI found ONE camera and it was a still camera(canon eos rebel 2000),with photos only AFTER the first plane crash,therefore,no filming,no foreknowledge,no involvement,why do people fail to see this,have YOU read it? Are you saying Palestine follows the Geneva convention to the letter,has no terrorists and cannot be described as “rogue”.
You do not understand free fall(FF).FF is just the rate that something will fall in the lack of resistance and only gravity pushing it down.
As explained and is accepted by all people (though lied about by Jones/Gage for a while) WTC7 only had free fall for 2.75secs (not actual free fall as only going to tenths of a second is too crude), physics cares not for our humanising of speed.
It fell at FF due to support columns having already collapsed=no resistance.Again,not just fire&gravity,your lying.

CR Schralper

Do you think someone like Dov Zakheim is a person of interest…given that he is a dual Israeli/US citizen who was Pentagon comptroller and also headed a company that produced technology that enabled planes to be hijacked from a remote location and redirected?

newjack31622

@thisisyourwakeup Good catch. If the planes were flown remotely a la Dov Zakheim’s SPC remote flight capability as many suspect then there almost certainly is a connection there.

pookster78

I am neither jewish nor israeli,you are dumb…shalom.

 

There is evidence of OBL,not least a number of videos showing him take responsibility.
I have covered the evidence against the hijackers, they were members of a terrorist group; they went to flight school; planes they were on flew into the WTC; there DNA was found; they had been getting tracked and seen at AQ training camps; they were watched in Hamburg with known AQ leaders..etc; video of couple at airport; staff witnessing them get on plane; ID’s found at scene..etc etc.    Get real.
 

CR Schralper

Cute story with more gov. parroted garbage for the sole purpose of taking up space.
Try this: find the site “Israel did 9/11 All the Proof in the world” and READ IT.
Then on YT: find “9/11 Truth Jewish Ex-Marine speaks out on Israeli involvement” and LISTEN TO IT.
Then come back and give your best argument as to why there is NO REASON that Israel should be JUST AS BIG OF A SUSPECT IN 9/11 AS ANY ARAB GROUP/NATION. I’ll wait…

pookster78

Kerik is irrelevant as that news story was corrected by the channels on the day,people like you choose to ignore that fact and the perfectly reasonable explanation as to how the false alarm came to be in the first place.
That type of rumour/correction occurs all the time on live 24 hour news channels as they compete to be the first to break the big events,that leads to mistakes.
You are lying if you claim to have never experienced this while watching the news.
Cheney and the FBI were alluding to Bin Laded,not the hijackers,and you know this.
You have again chosen to ignore it.
The evidence against the hijackers is criminal and forensic as in videos and bodies plus personal/family confessions.
The evidence against Bin Laden is more complex,it is from intelligence gathering and therefore difficult to bring out in the open for the security of intelligence personell,methods and furture projects.
Your judgement is clouded by sectarian bigotry,grow up!

proengelsrael

CRschralper , stone-age-terrorist-pallywood lover, STOP that copy-paste HATE, the gazans always play card of victim while do terrorism. RESPECT, IDF !

munna32

Look up FOX TV show: “The Lone Gunman” aired March 2001. In the premier episode they showed how 9/11 would happen 6 MONTHS BEFORE it happened.
You still want us to believe that 9/11 was NOT an inside job?

treon123456

@sotokorro …they were all israelis

CR Schralper

Thank you…FREE FALL = CONTROLLED DEMOLITION. Say it doesn’t & you are FULL OF SHIT.
Free fall in the twins is IRRELEVANT, steel structures do not COMPLETELY / UNIFORMLY dismember themselves from fire/gravity at ANY SPEED
– see: ISRAELI ART STUDENTS/SPIES, Kroll & Assoc, J. Hauer, etc. etc. So what else do you have?? No proof on OBL OR hijackers,
NO PROOF of buildings collapsing from fire,
NO PROOF of the plane ID’s,
NO VIDEO of ANY of the hijackers OR passengers.
SORRY, TRUTH WINS!!!!
 

CR Schralper

Do you think it is WORTH INVESTIGATING the fact that security at ALL THREE 9/11 airports was run by an ISRAELI OWNED COMPANY – ICTS…& therefore there is NO VIDEO of ANY hijackers OR passengers boarding planes in NY/Boston??
Additionally, given that WTC security was also in JEWISH hands (Kroll & Sliverstein), wouldn’t Israeli “art students” living in the towers the same time that “fireproofing” upgrades & elevator improvement projects are occuring be something to also investigate???

FLICKtheUSA

@proengelsrael I love in a landlocked state – not many “flotillas” around here.

pookster78

The building did not fall at free fall,only a section did,he was correct.
I did investigate the people in this vid, see my very FIRST comment, not jewish, not Israeli.
I did invetsigate ACE elevators,were around decades before and after,still around now as a newco,multicutural and legitimate,already covered that.
Why would it be strange for installation artists to be given construction passes,they construct?
Not all Arabs,specifically that set of islamic extremists.

starmanskye

Collusion btwn Intel spooks?
A crypto-fascist synarchist Deep State network is embedded in various state, private & religious apparati, including our own, well-versed in assuming the outward trappings of the existing system.
CIA/Mossad/MI-6/Mafia are more useful than most, given their natures.
We know them, for example, by P2 & the strategy of tension.
It will look like ‘they’ are scheming against ‘us’, & whatever comes will be seen by patriots as necessary & by intellectuals as ‘blowback’.

IExposeMormonism

911ConspriacyTV has a 4 part series on this subject
It shows how well they knew the WTC and shows the book they produced on the WTC.

CR Schralper

Clearly my job is done here as you are not even making sense anymore. Just stay right there spinning in circles…someday you may actually acheive the relevance in life equal to that of fly poop on my window sill. Shalom.

The Complex Art of Jewish Israeli False Flag Terror.

Published on Oct 8, 2013

http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/israel/blackops.html

A Brief history of recent Mossad Black Ops and False Flags,

Mossad: a shell organization for Jewish/Israeli terrorism all over the world. False Flags: Committing an atrocious act, and blaming another party or nation for it.

The point is to turn public opinion against an entity, and have someone else fight your battles for you.
Beirut Marine barracks …October 23,1983 241 Marines died when a truck packed with explosives blew up a Marine barracks at Beirut International Airport
World Trade Center…. 1993 In Dec. 1992, an Israeli soldier, Nissim Toledano, was kidnapped and killed.

The Israeli government rounded up 1600 members of Hamas, and deported 415 of them to the no-mans land between the Israeli and Lebanese borders.

In the brutally inhospitable weather, these 415 Hamas members were stranded without food and shelter.

Furthermore, the Israeli authorities stopped any humanitarian aid from reaching these people.

With media focus on the deportees, it triggered international outrage against Israel, which was followed by international pressure on Israel that refused to go away.

This time, Israel had bit off more than it could chew. It was time to ‘deflect’ pressure off Israel.
Israeli intelligence services went into action.

A detailed process that is too long to elaborate here, hatched a plan. In the third week of February 1993, a truck bomb exploded in the basement of the World Trade Center building.

Muslims used as scapegoats took the blame for it, while the real culprits were safely back in Israel.

Thus world opinion and pressure was shifted away from Israel.
Port Arthur Massacre …..1996 A 2-man Israeli Counter-Terrorism team wounded 25, and killed 35 at a remote tourist (It took them only 90 seconds in the Broad Arrow Cafe to kill 20.) center at Port Arthur, Tasmania.

The blame fell on a mentally challenged man named Martin Bryant, Photographs of Martin Bryant had been digitally manipulated with the effect of making Bryant appear deranged.

He has served as the designated patsy for this crime ever since.
Zionists got their long-awaited draconian gun control laws passed in Australia as a result of this massacre. funny how Bryant never even had a gun license.
Birmingham ….1998 Birmingham abortion clinic bombed and two people killed. As a result of the bombing, abortion opponents were portrayed as lunatics, while the Jewish-dominated abortion industry special laws passed to protect their trade.
Egyptair 990 (MSR990)…..1999 Israel planted a bomb in the aircraft tail (unconfirmed). the plane dived 60 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, in international waters, killing all 217 people on board.

Included in the passenger manifest were over 30 Egyptian military officers; among them were two brigadier-generals, a colonel, major, and four other air force officers.

Transatlantic commercial air traffic travels via a system of routes called North Atlantic Tracks, and Flight 990 was the only aircraft at the time assigned to fly North Atlantic Track Zulu.

There are also a number of military operations areas over the Atlantic, called “Warning Areas,” which are also monitored by New York Center, but records show that these were inactive the night of the accident.

Air Traffic Controller Peter Zalewski was responsible for both New York Tower crashes and also was controller for Egypt 990 crash in 1999

USS Cole Sayanims in the Pentagon had the Cole directed to a part in Yemen, where Israeli agents had Arab patsies approach the Cole with a small boat, in order to be seen by crewmen, while they attacked it with a shape charge.
Sept 11 …..2001 The most brazen of all Israeli attacks.
Flight 587….2001 Mossad blows up a Fl 587 out of NY, and it crashes in Rockaway.
Bali Bomb Mossad sets off a micro nuke on the island of Bali, killing 182. Israel blamed the attack on Al Qaeda (which is really an Israeli false flag patsy intel op), and the USA invaded Iraq.
Kenya missile …. 2002 In 2002, Israel claimed AL Qaeda shot two SAM missiles at a jet on take-off.

Israel used this incident to help lay the groundwork for shooting down a US airliner.
Manila…. 2003 Mossad planted a bomb on a Manila ferry, killing 103. Israel blamed the attack on Al Qaeda.
CIA Bomb In Gaza….2003 Three CIA agents are traveling in Gaza, when a Mossad bomb exploded. Palestinians were blamed for the attack.
Madrid Train … 2002 Mossad killed 198 in the Madrid bomb blast. Al Queda was blamed.
2004 Mossad bombed two airliners over Russia. Israel claimed it was Al Qaeda.

Click on image for more options. Press F11 for full screen. Right click on full sized links to download images.

I See Fake People ~ 9/11 WTC Attack Paradox: Perception Deception & Optical Illusions from Trauma

Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011

2996 people died that day, however, none of the figures you see in this video are real. 1) the WTC window size is 1.98 x 0.45 m., meaning these must have been over 9 feet tall giants. 2) their movements are not of this world so to speak. 3) the real people on the phone acted like real people, their windows were broken, but instead of waving outside, they went to the floor for oxygen because of the smoke and called 911.

Welcome to the Twilight Zone. You are looking at unconventional holographic projections, used in the gruesome 9/11 event. A more detailed observation of these exotic technology programs at work:

Project Bluebeam in full effect, but you just hadn’t realized the events of 9/11 were part of it. Observe the deceptive power of traumatic conditioning, mainstream mass media projections, plasma and implosive electromagnetic pressure waves.. the (negative) refraction/bending of light… and this pre-programmed black matter/bio-nanotechnology interacting with the fourth state of matter (ionized gas – plasma). Extreme destructive highly advanced technology acting like an organism.

9/11 firefighters: signs of radiation at ground zero
Japanese activists claim that 9/11 related cancers similar illnesses in Hiroshima after dropping of nuclear bomb in World War II
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/06/22/01628.html 

..resolve your conditioning.. an unexpected disclosure.. especially for me.. now you.. don’t be afraid to open your eyes.. it’s time..

911 Falling People~Into the Matrix and Beyond~What is Real?

Raw 9/11 Footage from a Hotel Window (watch from 14.30 – 14.45 minutes.. this is NOT a body, but part of that technology)

Discerning Eyes Only ~ 9/11 Anomaly ~ Object has Twin Brother ~ A Comparison


911 Shockwave and Explosion from NIST FOIA – WABC Dub1 42

People Falling from the World Trade Center

(at 00:29 minutes on)

Pt.4/5 The Bluebeam Generation ~ 9/11 Truth Stranger than Fiction ~ Exotic Weaponry Exposed

Pt.5/5 The Bluebeam Generation ~ 9/11 NWO:
Unraveling its Paradox and Symbolism



The Fukushima Holographic Ghost Man Projection (08-28-2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B36_qqrJpaw[/embed]

9/11 EXPOSED: WTC Jumper Is Winged Alien (video removed)

(at 01:55 minutes onwards – absolute proof of the technology)

Proof 9/11 Attack By Holographic Intelligent Drones

9/11 jumpers

..make the right connections people.. this all is important evidence what we have discovered concerning this crime.. it’s time to resolve your conditioning.. this is all about the generation we leave behind.. that is.. IF there will be a next generation we will leave behind.. eventually this will be a global matter of life or death.. it has become a very serious film in an unlikely movie theater.. knowing they will not likely stop using this technology…
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Use discernment in research
~ nibirushock

911 WTC Holograms: 3-D Fake Edna Cintron Projection ~ The Occult 9/11 Paradox Deception

Published on Sep 25, 2012

911 WTC Anomalies 2014: The “Edna Cintron” projection.
The 9/11 Paradox Deception & NWO Bluebeam Generation – READ INFO:
Anyone with eyes can see this is not a human being and not Edna Cintron waving there. It’s a projection of some sort and there were many more that day to the eyes of the observer. Observe this glowing figure assumed to be “Edna Cintron” but appearing to be part of the unconventional holographic projection technology used that tragic traumatic day of events. Observe this real-time technology closely. This was not the only “person” plasma projection that day. We are living in very exciting times, but remember, this capability was already there in 2001 and before.

Also watch: 911 WTC Anomalies 2012 – The Paper That Wasn’t There


911 WTC Anomalies 2012 – The Waving Man That Wasn’t There

THE ISRAELI ART STUDENTS AND MOVERS STORY

By Wayne Madsen

The presence in the United States of a number of young Israelis, most of whom had specialized military and intelligence backgrounds, in the months prior to 911 is a subject that has received inadequate attention from the major U.S. media and government investigators.

The activities of the Israelis fell into two main areas: the casing of the offices and homes of Federal law enforcement officials, U.S. military bases, and other sensitive sites by Israeli “art students” during 2000 and 2001 and the unusual activities of Israeli “movers” around sensitive areas during and after 911.

These incidents occurred in tandem with the suspiscious activities of other former Israeli military and intelligence officials in neighboring countries, including Canada and Mexico, after 911. In addition, a number of Israeli intelligence agents were apprehended abroad for passport violations and other illegal activities.

The possibility that the suspicious Israeli activity was linked to the movements of Al Qaeda cells cannot be brushed aside as merely coincidental. For example, a number of the Israelis arrested for suspicious activities involving selling bogus Israeli art and driving moving vans were concentrated in some of the same neighborhoods where a number of the 911 Saudi and other Arab hijackers lived and trained at flight schools.

Two internal U.S. government documents revealed that among the 120 Israeli “art students” who attempted to penetrate the security of dozens of Federal office buildings and who visited the homes of scores of U.S. law enforcement personnel during 2000 and 2001 were some who used addresses and mail drops in southern Florida and Texas near those used by a number of the 911 hijackers.

The information came from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Report drafted in June 2001 on the activities of the art students and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) list of the hijackers and other terrorist suspects, accidentally released in early October 2001 on a Finnish government web site. The DEA memo specifically stated that the Israelis may have had ties to an “Islamic fundamentalist group.”

As a journalist, it has become increasingly difficult since the 911 terrorist attacks to cover the more secretive aspects of the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities. Many government officials have readopted the famous World War II missive of “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” in refusing comment on anything deemed sensitive. Journalists who rely on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain copies of documents also face unprecedented challenges. After 911, Attorney General John Ashcroft issued a memorandum that states his Justice Department will use its enormous legal might to defend any refusal by any government agencies to withhold information requested under the FOIA.

Coming into possession of a sensitive Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report on the activities of Israeli “art students” was, therefore, a welcome surprise. DEA, the chief agency that investigates drug cartels, dangerous work under any circumstance, is traditionally very secretive about its investigations. However, some members of the agency, frustrated that their concerns were not being taken seriously by senior officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department, apparently decided to leak the report. Their decision was supported by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), another agency involved with the DEA in the joint task force set up to investigate the Israeli “students.”

Being presented with a document such as the DEA report, titled “Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli Art Students at DEA Facilities,” posed unique problems in itself. For example, the document had to be verified as authentic and not a hoax. Many times, government agencies will merely state they “can neither confirm nor deny” the genuineness of leaked documents. However, in the case of the DEA report, confirmation of its genuineness came from the DEA in relatively quick fashion.

One amazing element of the story was the fact that a number of DEA, INS, and FBI agents had discovered, as had I, that several of the known addresses of the Israeli students were very close to those of the Al Qaeda terrorists and their supporters. These included addresses in Hollywood, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Irving, Texas. Speaking off-the-record, some of the agents told me that the fact that the Israelis and Al Qaeda were living in the same neighborhoods at the same time–January through May 2001–led the agents to believe the real mission of the Israelis was not to sell art at federal facilities but to spy on the Al Qaeda members.

As rock solid as the story about the true nature of the art students remains–it has had to face another, even more insurmountable problem than getting federal agents to talk. Immediately after the story appeared in Intelligence Online, Le Monde, and the Associated Press, the sizeable pro-Israeli lobby in the United States began to gear up for a counter punch.

They had been through this in December 2001 when the Fox News Network, in a four part series by Carl Cameron, referred to Israelis being arrested and detained in the United States for espionage. Cameron also stated, “Evidence linking these Israelis to 911 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.” No sooner had Fox put the story on its web site it was pulled down without explanation. A similar story on Houston’s CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV, provided the following introduction:

“10/02/2001 – Fifteen People Arrested in March in Dallas, Suspected of Casing Federal Buildings. 11News reported how people claiming to be “Israeli art students” might be trying to sneak into federal buildings and defense sites, and even doing surveillance. In Dallas, the so-called students hit early this year at the city’s FBI building, the Drug Enforcement Administration and at the Earle Cabell Federal building, where guards found one student wandering the halls with a floor plan of the building.”[1]

When trying to access the full story on the TV station’s web site, one receives the following message: “The page you requested could not be found.” However, Channel 11 News’ terrorism expert and former Defense Department analyst Ron Hatchett said the Israeli activity was “obvious surveillance” and “not a bunch of kids selling artwork.” A Federal Protective Service memo, obtained by KHOU after Israelis were seen casing the Leland Federal office building in Houston, stated, “Federal sites have experienced an inundation of art solicitations at office buildings by students claiming to be selling Israeli art.”[2]

Federal agents in Dallas were also concerned that the Israeli art students had other intentions. The office manager for a Plano physician reported that after being told to leave, the Israelis kept returning to her building, which had a no soliciting policy. Channel 8 in Dallas reported that a number of Israelis were caught casing Federal buildings in Dallas and being involved in suspicious behavior in north Texas.[3]

The author’s own colleagues reported that aggressive Israeli art students paid visits during late 2000 and early 2001 to the offices of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC and the headquarters of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) in Arlington, Virginia.

Other suspected Israeli intelligence activity surrounding 911, including the arrest by New Jersey police near Giants Stadium of five Israelis who were seen celebrating, high-fiving, jumping up and down, and videotaping the collapse of the World Trade Center, was reported by the media. A New Jersey apartment resident named Maria, who declined to give her last name, told ABC News about several Israelis she saw celebrating the attack on the Twin Towers in her parking lot.

The Israelis were later linked to an Israeli-owned office moving company called Urban Moving Systems headquartered in Weehawken, New Jersey at 3 West 18th Street. Another Urban Moving office was located on West 50th Street in Manhattan. Urban Moving’s owner, Dominik Otto Suter, fled to Israel shortly before he was to be re-questioned by the FBI. [4] One of the five Israelis had a ticket for Bangkok and was due to fly out on September 13.[5] The New York Department of Transportation revoked Urban Moving Systems’ license after it was discovered that its Manhattan business address was merely a post office box.

At 3:31 P.M. the FBI issued a nationwide alert called “Be On Lookout” or “BOLO” for the Israelis. Drafted by Special Agent Dave O’Brien, it read:

“Vehicle possibly related to New York terrorist attack. White, 2000 Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration (JYJ 13Y) with ‘Urban Moving Systems’ sign on back seen at Liberty State Park. Jersey City, NJ, at the time of the first impact of jetliner into World Trade Center.”[6]

According to FBI sources, Urban Moving Systems and the activities of its employees on 911 did not sit too well with one member of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, Special Agent Michael Dicks. He pursued the Israeli angle but soon found himself transferred to Karachi, Pakistan to help rescue Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who had been kidnapped by Al Qaeda functionaries. There was one hitch. The FBI was already aware that Pearl had been brutally murdered by his captors.

Urban Moving Systems Weehawken, NJ bomb making and anthrax storage warehouse.

Moments after Maria felt the ground shake from the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center and she received a phone call from a neighbor to look out her window at the southern Manhattan skyline, she noticed a white Chevy van parked in the lower parking lot with three of the five men in the van jumping on the roof of the vehicle and videotaping each other with the carnage in the background. Maria was also shocked that the men were celebrating the horrific scenes across the Hudson River. After writing down the license plate number of the van, Maria and her husband Pat phoned the police.[7]

Subsequently, Information Spectrum, Inc. (ISI) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a subsidiary of the Fairfax, Virginia-based defense contractor, Anteon, took over the operation of the Jersey City police computer system that handled all incoming emergency phone calls on September 11.

The system had been maintained by Larimore Associates, a company that specializes in archiving police emergency calls. However, Larimore’s contract was abruptly canceled by Jersey City authorities and awarded to Information Spectrum after the sudden death from a heart attack of Jersey City’s first African-American mayor, Democrat, Glenn D. Cunningham, himself a former Jersey City police officer. According to Jersey City Police officials, after the emergency call system was changed from a Wang to a Windows environment, 8000 emergency 911 system calls registered on September 11 were scrubbed from the archives.

In fact, archives dating back to 1989, including those dealing with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, were similarly affected. Information Spectrum’s running of the computer system resulted in a number of server crashes. When Larimore volunteered to help recover the lost data, there was no response from the police department.[8] Some Jersey City police sources speculated the change from Larimore to ISI/Anteon was prompted by orders from Trenton and the administration of Governor James McGreevey. They termed the changeover as “political.”

Governor McGreevey resigned in 2004 after it was discovered he had an alleged gay relationship with his chief of Homeland Security, Golan Cipel. An Israeli citizen, Cipel, a former diplomat assigned to Israel’s Consulate General in New York City, was thought by many intelligence experts to be a junior Mossad case officer who lured McGreevey into a “honey trap.”

Jersey City was a major base of operations for the 1993 World Trade Center attack. The Ryder van used in that attack was rented from a Jersey City rental agency. As for the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center, there were no records of a call by Maria or any other witness to the Israeli activity in Maria’s building parking lot or at Liberty State Park. The only call remaining in the system was a late night call on September 11 about a suspicious vagrant in a south Jersey City neighborhood.[9]

However, there was a call placed to the Jersey City Police Department that claimed “Palestinians” in Arab clothes were seen celebrating the attacks. Although the Jersey City Police discovered their 911 system tapes on September 11, 2001 disappeared from their servers and achives after ISI took over the contract, some tapes implicating “Arabs” found their way into the hands of WNBC-TV in New York in June 2002. WNBC played transcripts of 911 calls from the Jersey City Police:

Dispatcher: Jersey City police.
Caller: Yes, we have a white van, 2 or 3 guys in there, they look like Palestinians and going around a building.
Caller: There’s a minivan heading toward the Holland tunnel, I see the guy by Newark Airport mixing some junk and he has those sheikh uniform.
Dispatcher: He has what?
Caller: He’s dressed like an Arab.[10]

It is clear that the Jersey City Police Department’s 911 call tapes were manipulated to delete any calls that might implicate the Israelis. The one call provided to WNBC was cleatly an attempt at a “false flag” operation implicating “Palestinians” wearing “sheik uniforms” as the culprits in at least one of the white vans driven by Israeli “movers” on the morning of September 11.

After the van was traced to the Israeli moving company, the BOLO went out for the arrest of the vehicle’s driver and passengers. An East Rutherford policeman directing traffic away from the closed Lincoln Tunnel on Route 3 East noticed the van was driving slowly on the service road towards the tunnel. The tag of the vehicle was only off by one letter from what was contained in the BOLO (JRJ 13Y) and the front New Jersey plate had been removed.

It is very possible that to confuse the police, the Israelis were using NJ plate JRJ 13Y as the rear tag on two white vans – the one sighted in Liberty State Park and the other in Maria’s apartment building parking lot. In fact, local police reported a number of white van sightings during September 11, with a number of them phoned into the police. Maria told ABC News she phoned tag number JRJ 13Y to the Jersey City Police after seeing the Israelis driving in a white van celebrating the first plane’s impact, while Liberty State Park witnesses said the same tag number — JRJ 13Y — had been passed to the police and FBI after a white van with “celebrating Arabs” had been chased from the park by the park’s chief ranger after the first plane impact.[11] It was clear that officials of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, which has authority over the state’s parks, ordered Liberty State Park officials not to talk to the media about September 11 and the Israeli van.[12]

The East Rutherford Police report on the Israeli van states:

“Officer assigned to Special Detail on Route 3 was rerouting traffic on Highway 3 East to Hwy 120 and 3 West. Lincoln Tunnel was shut down and officer was diverting traffic. Officer notified by dispatch of a National Broadcast to be on lookout for 2000 Chevy Van White, NJ tag JYJ 13Y. 3 to 4 occupants. Officer noticed van traveling at slow speed east towards Lincoln Tunnel on the Service Road with 2 occupants visible. Officer informed sergeant of possible match. No front license plate but JRJ 13Y tag may have one letter off from National Broadcast. Sergeant told officer to stop vehicle because van seen in Liberty State Park at time of first impact.

Driver did not exit vehicle. He fumbled with a black “fanny pack.” Officer removed driver and van was searched. County bomb squad and FBI notified. FBI Newark ordered occupants to be held for prints because occupants were seen in Liberty State Park at time of first impact. 5 individuals were detained. Vehicle registration and insurance card were obtained. Officer spoke to FBI Special Agents Robert F. Taylor, Jr., Bill Lloyd, and Dave O’Brien. Prior to transportation to NJ State Police Barracks at Giants Stadium, driver said, “We are Israelis, we are not your problem. Your problems are our problem.  Palestinians are the problem.” [13]

After the Israelis were arrested they misrepresented their location to one of the arresting police officers, Scott DeCarlo, claiming they were driving on West Side Highway in Manhattan when the planes struck the Trade Center. Dogs provided by the Bergen County Police K-9 unit alerted to the presence of explosives in the van.

The nearby Homestead Studio Suites Hotel was evacuated for several hours. Asked about the Israelis in the van being present at Liberty State Park at the time of the first World Trade Center impact, one East Rutherford officer responded, “sure they were there.”[14]   Another confidential source told the Bergen County Record, “There are maps of the city in the car with certain places highlighted . . .

It looked like they’re hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to happen when they were at Liberty State Park.”[15] According to several Weehawken neighbors of the Urban Moving Systems warehouse, the FBI, upon searching the the warehouse, discovered fertilizer, other chemicals for making explosives, pipes, caps, and traces of anthrax. After anthrax was discovered, investigators wearing hazardous material suits went through the warehouse. Residents around Urban Moving Systems who had connections to the local police also reported that helicopters with infrared radar swooped in over the warehouse on several occasions.[16]

According to the ABC 20/20 report and echoing the East Rutherford police report, the van’s driver, Sivan Kurzburg, told DeCarlo, “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.”[17] The Israelis also reportedly told police they were tourists.[18] When the FBI developed the photos taken by the Israelis of the World Trade Center carnage, one photo depicted Kurzburg flicking a cigarette lighter in a celebratory manner with the burning buildings in the background.[19]

The Liberty State Park vantage point the five Urban Moving Systems celebrants had of lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11.

On the morning of September 12, the FBI canvassed the residents of the Israelis’ apartment building, The Doric, in Union City. They asked the residents if they could identify photographs of the five Israelis.[20] The three Newark-based FBI agents on the case were Robert F. Taylor, Jr., Bill Lloyd and Dave O’Brien, the same agents who questioned the van drivers arrested in East Rutherford. All

have subsequently been transferred from the Newark Field Office. A Union City off-duty policemen, saw three suspicious people at Union Park next to the Doric Temple at the corner of 9th  Street and Palisades Avenue in Union City. The three, who matched the description of other Israeli “false flag” teams, were filming New York City’s skyline before the first plane hit the World Trade Center. The officer also witnessed the three high-fiving each other. The officer chased the celebrants on foot but was unable to apprehend them. The officer later reported the three headed into Jersey City by car.[21]

Another van carrying explosives was stopped by police on an approach ramp to the George Washington Bridge from the New Jersey side. Police suspected the perpetrators were trying to blow up the bridge.[22]

According to Jersey City police sources, another FBI agent, Monica Patton, investigated the activities of Israeli “movers” and four of the hijackers, Mohammed Atta, Marwan al Shehhi, and two Saudi brothers – Waleed M. and Wail Al-Shehri — at the same video rental store in Jersey City. One of the videos the Saudi brothers rented was an HBO documentary on the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Another video they rented was “The Towering Inferno.”

The video storeowner said his video rental records were later stolen after the FBI interviewed him and he told them about the Saudis’ rental history. The Al Shehri brothers also purchased phone cards from the video store for special use in calling Dubai. The Jersey City intrigue does not stop with the Saudis and Israelis. Jersey City Police also reported that the business card of a Jersey City municipal government social worker had been found on Timothy McVeigh after his arrest for the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.[23]

After serving two and a half months in prison and after a barrage of official complaints from the Israeli government, the five Israeli “movers” (Kurzberg, his brother Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Elner, and Omer Marmari) were released over the objections of the CIA and permitted to return home. However, when Jersey City police checked the Israelis’ van they found $4,700 hidden in a sock, two foreign passports and a Stanley-knife box cutter (the same brand used by the 911 hijackers). Paul Kurzberg, refused for ten weeks to take a polygraph and then flunked it when he did.

His lawyer said his client once worked for Israeli intelligence in “another country.”[24] Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert interceded twice with his good friend New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to have the Israelis released. On September 14, 2004, the five “dancing Israelis” filed suit against the United States in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn for wrongful arrest and imprisonment.

In their complaint, Silvan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Omer Gavriel Marmari, and Oded Oz Elner cited the following defendants:

JOHN ASHCROFT, Attorney General of the United States;

JAMES W. ZIGLAR (Former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service);

MICHAEL ZENK (Warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center); DENNIS HASTY (former Warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center) KATHLEEN HAWK SAWYER (former Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LINDA THOMAS (former Associate Warden of Programs of the Metropolitan Detention Center);

ROBERT MUELLER (Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation);

KEVIN LOPEZ (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

S. CHASE (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

“JORDAN” (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, whose true first and last names are unknown to the plaintiffs, who believe they heard him being called “Jordan”)

MARIO MACHADO (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

WILLIAM BECK (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

RICHARD DIAZ (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons); C. SHACKS (first name unknown first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

SALVATORE LOPRESTI (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

STEVEN BARRERE (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons); J

ON OSTEEN (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

J. MIELES (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons); MICHAEL DEFRANCISCO (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

F. JOHNSON (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

CHRISTPHOR WITSCHEL (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

MOSCHELLO (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

NORMAN (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

HOSAIN (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

MOUNBO (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

M. ROBINSON (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

TORRES (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons)

COUNSELOR RAYMOND COTTON (believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

DR. LORENZO (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT BIRAR (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT BUCK (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT T. CUSH (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT GUSS (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT D. ORTIZ (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

LIEUTENANT J. PEREZ (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

UNIT MANAGER C. SHACKS (first name unknown, believed to be an employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons);

JOHN DOES 1-30, Metropolitan Detention Center Corrections Officers, “John Doe” being fictional first and last names, intended to be the corrections officers at the Metropolitan Detention Center who abused the plaintiffs and violated their rights, and whose identities are known to the defendants but at this time unknown to the plaintiffs;

JOHN ROES 1-30, Federal Bureau of Investigation and/or Immigration and Naturalization Service Agents, “John Roe” being fictional first and last names, intended to be the corrections officers at the Metropolitan Detention Center who abused the plaintiffs and violated their rights, and whose identities are known to the defendants but at this time unknown to the plaintiffs.

A number of interesting facts are stated in the Israelis’ complaint. It states that some of the Israelis were classified as being “of high interest” to the government’s terrorism investigation, “Witness Security” and/or “Management Interest Group 155.” They were “housed in one of the most highly restrictive prison settings possible, the Administrative Maximum Special Housing Unit (“ADMAX SHU”) of the Metropolitan Detention Center (“MDC”).” The government was also interested in the Israelis’ possessions. The complaint states the government “confiscated personal identification, money, and valuable personal items” from the Israelis. In addition, the government searched the homes of the Israelis and confiscated additional personal items.

One intriguing complaint was that the U.S. government detained the Israelis precisely because they were Jewish Israelis. The court filing states: “Defendants and others have also engaged in racial, religious, ethnic, and/or national origin profiling. Plaintiffs’ race, religion, ethnicity, and/or national origin played a determinative role in Defendants’ decision to detain them initially, to subject them to a blanket non-bond policy, to subject them to punishing and dangerous conditions of confinement, and then to keep them detained beyond the point at which removal or voluntary departure could have been effectuated . . .”

Silvan Kurzberg was required to provide a blood sample while in prison, an indication that federal authorities may have had some DNA evidence they wanted to match. At the time of their arrest, all the Israelis had plane tickets back to Israel. When they were first detained, the Israelis were not permitted to meet with a Rabbi. Later access to a Rabbi was granted under “severely limited” circumstances. Prayer books and a bible given to the Israelis by the Rabbi were inspected by prison guards. During their first two weeks of detention, the FBI prohibited the Israeli Consul in New York from meeting with the Israelis.

One of the most astounding claims of the Israelis was that the FBI, Bureau of Prisons, and Immigration and Naturalization Service did not umderstand the difference between Arab Muslims and Jewish Israelis. The complaint states: “The plaintiffs are Jewish Israelis, not Moslems, but due to the similarity of language and the geographical location of Israel in the Middle East, and the ignorance or lack of understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the fact that Israel is an ally of the United States, the defendants mentally placed the plaintiffs in the same category as Moslems, and discriminated against them the same way.”[25]

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At around noon on September 12, 2001, Roy Barak, a former Israeli paratrooper, and Motti Butbul, both employed by Urban Moving Systems as drivers, were stopped by police near York, Pennsylvania. They were en route from Chicago to New York City. Police discovered Barak had an expired visa and Butbul had no work permit. FBI agents were soon on the scene and grew suspicious when a box cutter was found inside the truck. The FBI polygraphed Barak and showed him a picture of his five colleagues arrested in New Jersey and asked him why they were smiling. Barak responded that they were not smiling. The FBI thought Barak was a possible terrorist and a Mossad spy. The FBI was particularly interested if someone sent Barak to the United States and if, at the time, he held a security clearance in the Israeli army. Barak spent his second week in solitary confinement without a television, radio, or any books.[26]

Vince Cannistraro, the former operations chief for counter-terrorism for the CIA, said that a search of the CIA’s national intelligence database turned up some of the names of Israelis arrested in New Jersey. He said a number of people in the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Urban Moving was a Mossad operation and the Israelis were pursuing Islamist radicals in the New Jersey-New York area and particularly in Patterson, New Jersey.

Pauline Stepkovich, who lived across the street from Urban Moving, told ABC News that FBI agents removed about a dozen boxes and computers, enough to fill up two SUVs. Cannistraro told ABC News that the FBI was concerned that the Israeli movers had some advanced knowledge of the 911 attacks but failed to warn the United States. “The fear of some of the FBI investigators in this particular case was that this group had some advanced knowledge of what was going to happen on 911.

And once they understood there was an Israeli connection–an Israeli intelligence connection–they became very disturbed, because the implication was that the Israelis may have had some advanced knowledge of the events of 911 and hadn’t told us,” Cannistraro said.[27] Israeli intelligence foreknowledge about the 911 attacks was confirmed by two senior-level intelligence officials at the CIA and FBI.[28]

In Washington, Israeli embassy spokesman, Mark Regev, dismissed the espionage charges, claiming the excitement of the Israelis seeing the World Trade Center collapse was due to “youthful foolishness.”[29] A lawyer for one of the Israelis said his client denied celebrating the terrorist attack on the Trade Center, however, after the FBI developed their film it clearly showed three of the Israelis on top of the van “smiling and clowning around” with the buildings burning in the background.[30] The evidence bolstered what Maria and Pat told the police and proved that the Israelis lied to the police when they claimed they were in Manhattan during the attack.

The Jewish weekly newspaper, The Forward, reported that a top U.S. government official told it, “The assessment was that Urban Moving Systems was a front for the Mossad and operatives employed by it… the conclusion of the FBI was that they were spying on local Arabs.”[31] ABC 20/20 host Barbara Walters commented on how the story of the Israeli movers was received in the Arab world, “The story is that Israel knew more than it would like to admit about the terrorist attack in this country. It’s a rumor, but in some Arab countries–including Saudi Arabia, which I visited earlier this year–even educated people told me that they believe it is absolutely true.”[32]

Perhaps the young Israelis were only mirroring the feelings of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who when asked how the 911 attacks would affect U.S.-Israeli relations, said, “It’s very good… Well, it’s not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy for Israel from Americans.” Bergen County Police Chief John Schmidig was not as serene. He said, “We got an alert to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration and writing on the side. Three individuals were seen celebrating in Liberty State Park after the impact. They said three people were jumping up and down.”[33]

It is no coincidence that both Fox News and KHOU-TV had to pull down their web stories on the Israeli art students (based on the exposés in Intelligence Online and Le Monde, Fox began referring to its original December 2001 story on its web site). According to a number of Washington journalists, any time an article critical of Israel appears in the U.S. press, reporters and editors can expect to hear from a Boston-based group called the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America or “CAMERA.”

The Kafkaesque group makes no secret of its aggressive intimidation methods. Its web site states: “CAMERA systematically monitors, documents, reviews and archives Middle East coverage. Staffers directly contact journalists and publishers concerning distorted or inaccurate coverage… CAMERA members are encouraged to write letters both to the publication or network, and to the sponsors or advertisers… If corrections and improved coverage are not forthcoming, we publicize the faulty reporting and the journalist’s refusal to admit error.”

As an example, CAMERA cited a Washington Post story that refuted the legitimacy of the DEA’s investigation and report on the Israeli art students. The story by reporters John Mintz and Dan Eggen questioned the motive behind the DEA’s report by claiming, without offering any proof, that the agent who wrote it was disgruntled. Moreover, there was more than one author of the report. Apparently, CAMERA’s “fact checkers” were only interested in checking out stories with which they disagreed or found embarrassing.

Neither the Washington Post or CAMERA seemed all that much interested in a warning about the Israeli “art students” and their “aggressive” visits to the offices and homes of U.S. federal agents that was circulated in March, 2001 by the White House Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive. The warning stated:

“In the past six weeks, employees in federal office buildings located throughout the United States have reported suspicious activities connected with              individuals representing themselves as foreign students selling or delivering artwork. Employees have observed both males and females attempting to bypass facility security and enter federal buildings.

If challenged, the individuals state that they are delivering artwork from a studio in Miami, Florida, called Universal Art, Inc., or that they are art students and are looking for opinions regarding their work. These individuals have been described as aggressive. They attempt to engage employees in conversation rather than giving a sales pitch.

Federal police officers have arrested two of these individuals for trespassing and discovered that the suspects possessed counterfeit work visasand green cards. These individuals have also gone to the private residences of senior federal officials under the guise of selling art.”[34]

The nature of reporting on Israeli espionage in the United States can result in sources drying up rapidly. In the case of the DEA, the spokesman who originally confirmed the veracity and validity of the DEA Report was suddenly sent away on “vacation.” Other DEA agents and employees of other Justice Department agencies began to seal their lips. Attorney General John Ashcroft refused on two occasions to comment on the DEA investigation. Congress was also unwilling to look into the matter. Asked why, a senior congressional staffer replied, “You’ve got to be kidding… This is an election year!” He was referring to the 2002 congressional elections.

Ashcroft was portrayed as “disinterested” in counterterrorism during the summer of 2001, according to internal FBI memos written by Acting Director of the FBI Thomas Pickard.[35]  Ashcroft’s “disinterest” in terrorism did not affect his looking out for his own safety. At the end of July 2001, Ashcroft broke with precedence and flew in a private G-3 Gulfstream to go on a fishing trip to Missouri. Ashcroft had previously flown on commercial planes.

When asked why Ashcroft did not fly commercial, the Justice Department said that because of a “threat assessment” by the FBI, Ashcroft would “travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term.” Neither the FBI nor the Justice Department would identify what the threat was, when it was detected or who made it. However, the FBI security detail for Ashcroft determined that the threat was critical enough for Ashcroft not to fly on commercial aircraft.[36]

The FBI ignored both the warnings about Israeli art students and Arab hijackers. The two groups’ paths crossed in a number of U.S. cities in 2000.

After the DEA Report was leaked, I met with a journalist colleague who was also covering the art student story and had high level contacts within the Justice Department and FBI. During our meeting at the Navy Memorial just across the street from the National Archives, he summed up the problem: the cover-up went right to the top and the primary culprits were John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

The Israelis were described in the DEA Report and other security advisories as being part of an “organized intelligence gathering activity.” According to the FBI list, the Arab terrorist and suspect cells lived in the same neighborhoods as the Israeli cells in Irving, Texas and Hollywood and Miami, Florida from Dec. 2000 to April 2001. In the case of Irving, the Israeli cell used a rental mailbox in a shopping center just one block away from an Arab suspect’s apartment.

In Hollywood, the terrorists, including lead hijacker Mohammad Atta, the Egyptian who piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, used a rental mailbox drop two blocks from an apartment rented by an Israeli “art student” team leader.

If the Israelis were stalking the hijackers, they would have also likely known about their interest in the World Trade Center. Speaking at a press conference in Washington, DC on March 22, 2004, William Rodriguez, the President of the Hispanic Victims Group and a 20-year veteran employee of the World Trade Center, revealed that he spotted Mohand Al-Shehri (alias Mohammed al Shehhi), one of the terrorist hijackers of United Flight 175 that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, two and a half months before September 11.

Rodriguez said he saw Al-Shehri, a Saudi citizen, casing the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Rodriguez’s comments were part of the press conference partly organized by family members of 911 victims. The family members were calling for a full accounting by members of both the Clinton and Bush administrations about what they knew about the Al Qaeda threat to hijack planes prior to 911.
Rodriguez was a building manager for the World Trade Center and he held the master key for the North Tower. He was the last survivor pulled by rescue workers from the rubble of the building after it collapsed.
Rodriguez said Al-Shehri asked him how many public bathrooms were in the building and, in retrospect, Rodriguez believed the terrorist was looking for ways to place additional explosives in the building prior to the airplane attack.

Rodriguez also said as he was climbing the stairs to help rescue people after American Airlines Flight 11 struck his building he heard heavy equipment being moved around on the 34th floor, which was closed and locked for renovation. In the chaos, Rodriguez did not have time to open the doors to the 34th floor to find out who was there but he believed there might have been additional explosives placed inside the building.

Rodriguez also claimed that while assisting evacuees he heard non-aircraft-related explosions coming from floors below his location on the 33rd floor. The former chief economist for the Bush Labor Department, Morgan Reynolds, believed the Bush administration’s story about the World Trade Center collapse was “bogus.”

Reynolds, who was the director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and later professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, opined that “if demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers [the Twin Towers and Building 7] at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an ‘inside job’ and a government attack on America would be compelling.” Reynolds added, “The government’s collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings.”[37]

Moreover, Rodriguez passed along several of his tips about pre-911 surveillance of the World Trade Center to the FBI but he said the agency never bothered to talk to him. However, according to the August 6, 2001 President’s Daily Brief, the FBI was aware that suspected terrorists were conducting surveillance of buildings in New York.

The White House revealed that prior to 911, the FBI interviewed two Yemenis it detained for taking photographs of buildings in Federal Plaza in New York City. The FBI released them after determining the Yemenis were “tourists.”[38] Yemen is the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and a number of Al Qaeda operatives hail from Yemen.

Of course, not everyone within the FBI was asleep at the wheel. Minneapolis Special Agent Coleen Rowley tried in vain to get a wiretap on Zacarias Moussaoui. Phoenix Special Agent Kenneth J. Williams reported flight training by Arab students connected to Bin Laden. John P. O’Neill, the FBI’s top counterterrorism agent, constantly raised the problem of Saudi support for Al Qaeda, only to be rebuffed, and eventually, hounded out of the bureau by his superiors.

The internal DEA report from June 2001 dealt with attempts by teams of Israeli “art students” to penetrate the security of various Federal buildings and offices throughout the United States. The DEA refused to officially comment on the report but a high-level source within the agency reports that it was the product of a larger investigation conducted jointly by a DEA and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Operational Task Force set up in 2000 specifically to investigate the Israelis.

A number of the art students, who claimed they were from either Bezalel University in Jerusalem or the University of Jerusalem, said they answered ads in Israeli newspapers but could not give details of the identities of their bosses when interviewed by Federal agents. A number of the male and female art students, who were mainly in their early to mid 20s, had recently served in Israeli military and intelligence service, according to the report. Their activities were concentrated during the February-March 2001 time frame. More important, there was no University of Jerusalem and Bezalel said it had no record of any of the students having ever been enrolled there.

The DEA compiled an extensive list of the Isreali art students as an appendix (Indexing Section) to its report [LNU means “last name unknown”]:

“INDEXING SECTION:

1. BLAIN, Gat NADDIS negative, occupation: Israeli art student, sold painting to DEA employee in Dallas, TX on 01/04/2001 (Identified in paragraph 22)

2. FREIDMAN, Shabar NADDIS – Negative driver’s license (#6728447), ID (#033056433)

3. AVRAHAM, Gerzon Ofir NADDIS – Negative. DOB (08/12177), Israel passport (#6315574), Israeli Ministries of Transport ID (#034193615)

4. L.N.U., Shahar NADDIS – Negative

5. BARAM, Lior NADDIS – Negative. Florida driver’s license (#B650-520-76-047-0), 10733 Cleary Blvd., #206, Plantation, Florida, 33324-0000, (DOB 02/07/76), 5’9″, dark eyes and black hair

6, COHEN, Hammutal NADDIS – Negative DOB (01/29/62), Israeli passport (#6077838), Immigration departure (#41060016307 02/12/01), 5’8″, 145 lbs.

7. RUBINSTEIN, Itay NADDIS – Negative DOB (01/17/79), US, visa (#39127358), date of entry 12/23/00, Israeli passport (#39127358) [sic, see visa], 6’0″, 165 lbs.

8. AHARON, Ohad NADDIS – Negative

9. SEGAL, Yafit NADDIS – Negative

10. TOV, Yaniv Sheni NADDIS – Negative DOE (06/02/74) NADDIS negative

11. DOR, Sahlev NADDIS – Negative DOB (08/08/77) NADDIS negative AJ

12. GROSS, Hagit NADDIS – Negative DOB (09/30/78), Israeli passport (#5111696)

13. SHLOMO, Rony NADDIS – Negative approximately 21 yoa

14. KOCHAVI, Inbar NADDIS – Negative Israeli passport (#7674731)

15. DRORE, Rani NADDIS – Negative approximately 27 yoa

16. YOCHAI, Legurn NADDIS – Negative 13 753 SO 90th Ave., Mami, Florida 33176

17. MEYTAL, Cohen NADDIS – Negative. Address: c/o Calmanovic, 3575 N. Beltline Rd,, P.0, Box 316, Irving, Texas 75062. Addressed used by Michael Calmanovic, identified below

18. SISSO, Rosie NADDIS – Negative.

19. BURKHOLDER, Seth Thomas NADDIS – Negative. 3329 Bartlett Rd., Orlando, Florida, 1995 white Nissan pickup bearing Florida license plate D36-TTQ.

20. L.N.U., Elsa NADDIS – Negative.

21. SMITH, Travis Wayne NADDIS – Negative. white male, DOB (11/09/74), FBI No. 530083DBS (Assault – Domestic Violence) address: 615 S. Hardy, 4210, Tempe, Arizona

22. ESTRADA, Ramon Hispanic male, NADDIS – Negative. DOB (07/26/63), arrested 12/82 “processing marijuana for sale,” 5/95 “transport/sell narcotics,” 7/95 “transport/sell narcotics, adult giving minor narcotics, “ 8/95 “domestic violence.” FBI No. 7643 5FAG, CASID No. CA07401218, WASID No. WA17692473

23. GILOR, Yaniv Zacoravich NADDIS – Negative. registered owner of a 1997 Chevy van in San Diego, CA

24. MENDEL, Leviella NADDIS – Negative. 83 77 Tamar Drive, #37, Columbia, Maryland, DOB 10/29/75, Maryland driver’s license #M-534-514-009-032, 5’7″, 150 lbs. Additional inquiries revealed MENDEL has a new residential address, 4733 Haskell Ave., #46, Encino, California.

25. SILVER, Danny NADDIS – Negative. (NFI)

The Tampa, Fforida District Office identified the following individuals (#26-942):

26. BENDALAK, Orit: NADDIS negative, DOB 10-28-78, WF, POB Israel, 5’7″, 140 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.

27. BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN: NADDIS negative, Jerusalem, 011-972-2-589-3333, http://www.bezalel.ac.il.

28. COHEN, Eli: NADDIS negative, 701 S. 21 Ave. #207, Hollywood, FL 33020, DOB 11/04/1977, FL DL C500-200-77-404-0, State of Israel Ministry of Transport card number 03379722

29. HARARI, Ilana: NADDIS negative, W/F, DOB 4-29-79, 9-29-79, 2-9-79, 14 Jerico Itolon Israel, attends University of Jerusalem, 5’3″, 90 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, tattoo of sun on right foot.

30. KENDEL, Rachel: NADDIS negative, White/Female, State of Israel Ministry of Transport card number 7095201 and 034807727, Israeli passport number 6614254.

3 1, KUZNITZ, Keren: NADDIS – Negative. 1818 E. Oakland Park Blvd. #98, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, DOB 02/09/1979, 5’5″; FL driver’s license: K253-500-79-549-0, State of Israel Ministry of Transport card number 7121535 and 035721844.

32. L.N.U, Nadav NADDIS – (NFI)

33. L.N.U., Tom NADDIS – Negative. White, male. Address: Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Reportedly sells artwork to Israeli art students.

34. MARZIANO, Assaf or Asaf NADDIS negative, DOB 2-4-78, state of Israel Ministry of Transport # 034086959, passport #552306S, POB Israel, WM, 5’7″, 150 lbs,

35. MATATIA, Keren: NADDIS negative (NFI)

36. OSHRA, Sussie: NADDIS negative. (NFI)

37. SASSOON, Sarah Minna: NADDIS negative, 2916 Pierce St., 94, Hollywood, FL 33020, DOB 11/8/1978, FL DL# S250-793-79-908-0.

38. SELLA, Livnet: NADDIS necgative, DOB 12/24/1978, State of Israel Ministry of Transport number 7023400 and 036208023, International Student Idenitity card number S972-204-776-601.

39. SERFATY, Hanan, aka Hanane SARFATI: NADDIS negative, 4220 Sheridan St., #303, Hollywood, FL 33.021, and 701 S. 21 Ave., Hollywood, FL, DOB 06/03/1977, 6′, FL DL S613-320-77-203-0, registered owner of red mini-van FL tag # U71 DLD, phone number (954) 478-1006, cellular phone number (954) 478-0961.

40, SIMON, Michael: NADDIS negative, w/m, 11-23-78, Aliebenliezel 82, Jerusalem, telephone number 97226768256, Israeli passport no. 8660008, POB Jerusalem, 6’1″, 180 lbs., black hair, brown eyes.

41. VAKSHI, Inbal: NADDIS negative aka Bella POLLCSON, State of Israel Miriistry of Transport License number 7098663 and 036444842, International Student Identity Card number S972-204-775-487, DOB 02/03/1979.

42. ZAGURI, Oshirt: NADDIS negative, 701 S. 21 Ave., 4205, Hollywood, FL 33020, DOB 07/11/1977, 5’6″, FL DL #Z260-640-77-75 1 -0..

43. WEISFELNER, Odfd NADDIS – Negative. (NFI)

44. KEDEM, Guy. NADDIS -Negative. This female left a business card stating EAG-Guy Kedem, European Art Group, Oil Paintings; phone number (720) 581-7076; Fax number (303) 336-7006. The (720) number is unlisted and the (303) number is a fax number for Heritage Creek Apartments, 650 South Dahlia Circle, Denver, Colorado. (NFI)

The following individuals were identified by the Ft. Meyers, Florida Resident Office (#45-48):

45. MEIRAV, Zwaig, NADDIS – Negative. w/f, thin build, short long dark hair, DOB: 2/9/76, US VISA control # 20003205620012, Israeli passport 97831088

46. MACHBUBI, Hilda, NADDIS – Negative. w/f DOB: 5/4/79, US VISA control # 2000397210011, Israeli passport # 6530284, FL ID #M211-320-79-664-0

47. SIMKIN, Nimrod, NADDIS – Negative. w/m, over 6′ tall, curly hair, DOB: 9/2/77, FL DL# S525-620-77-3220

48, KEREN, Inbal, NADDIS – Negative. w/f, DOB: 7/17/79, US VISA control # 20001710300009, Israeli passport # 6082073

The following individuals were identified by the Richmond, Virginia District Office (#49-54):

49. KEDEM, Eran, NADDIS – Negative. w/m, Israel, dob 10/15/75, 5’11”, 1601bs., 12990 SW 74th St., Pine Crest, FL, Israeli ID 4031820079, Israeli driver’s license #651007

50. PERLAS, Limor NADDIS – Negative. (NFI)

51. ASE, Shiri NADDIS – Negative. (NFI).

52. KEMETCH, Omit, a.k.a. KIMCHY, Ornit, NADDIS – Negative. w/f, dob 02/04/74, passport 96814521

53. MER, Shmrt NADDIS – Negative. (NFI)

54. BOUZAGLO, Kobi, NADDIS – Negative. cellular telephone 1-888-321-6213 (NFI)

The following individuals were identified by the Montgomery, Alabama District Office:

55. VALANSI, Marcelo, NADDIS – Negative. dob 11/24/77, Argentina passport #26316660, 901 S.E. 1st Ave., #2, Gainesville, FL., 617 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL., 1436 Washington Ave., Miami, FL., registered owner of 1984 GMC Custom Van, Florida tag T11YZX., Argentina DNI26316660 card 4190961, speaks English and Spanish, Tel # (352)378-1485 (Identified in Paragraph 6)

56. VALANSI, Roberto, NADDIS – Negative. father of Marcelo VALANSI. Salguero 2468, Apartment 15, Buenos Aires (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 10)

57. VALANSI, Graziela, NADDIS – Negative. mother of Marcelo VALANSI, Salguero 2468, Apartment 15, Buenos Aires (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 10)

58. SAGES, Ester, NADDIS – Negative. dob 9/30/77, Israeli passport 96470399, Attornet 161, New York City, NY., Hotel Carlton, New York City, NY (Identified in Paragraph 6)

59. SAGES, Elyahu NADDIS – Negative. (deceased), father of Ester SAGES, (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 9)

60. SAGES, Marjalit, NADDIS – Negative. Mother of Ester SAGES (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 8)

61. DARDIC, Vanina Erika, NADDIS – Negative. dob 3/5/78, Argentina passport #10581811, 901 S.E. 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL. . Argentina DN126473227 card #J8557, speaks English, Hebrew, and Spanish, girlfriend of VALANSI, citizen of Argentina and Israel (Identified in Paragraph 4)

62. DARDIC, Mario, NADDIS Negative. father of Vanina DARDIC (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 9)

63. COHEN, Judith (maiden name) NADDIS – Negative. mother of Vanina DARDIC (NFI) (Identified in Paragraph 9)

64. GAVISH, Yael NADDIS – Negative. W/F Brown hair, Brown eyes, DOB: Oct 03, 1978. Citz: Israel Passport Number: 5013766 issued 12-03-92, expires 3-12-2002 US Visa number 20001818940002 Class B-1/B-2 issued July 05, 2000 Expires June 28, 2010.

65. BALHAMS, Meirav NADDIS – Negative. W/F Brown hair, Brown eyes, 5’03” DOB: 10-03-78 Citz: Israel. New York ED Card 4 140-614-039. Address: 354 Paterson Plank Road #1, Jersey City, NJ 07650

The following individuals were identified by the Orlando D.O. on May 3, 2001:

66. SEGALOVITZ, Peer – NADDIS Negative, White, male, Nationality: Israeli, DOB: 03-16-1974, POB Israel, Address: 8187 N. University Drive Apt. 4129, Tamarac, FL, entered the U.S. on B-2 class visa on January 17, 2001. Former officer in Israeli Special Forces 605 Battalion. Israeli Military ED # 5087989. Encountered May 3, 2001 at the Orlando D.O. Occupation: Israeli Art Vendor/Student. (Identified in Paragraph 96)

67. SEGALOVITZ, Dror – NADDIS – Negative. White, Male, Brother of Peer Segalovitz. ADD: Address 8187 N. University Drive, Apt. Nationality: Israel. Identified in Paragraph 98)

68. SABGUNDJIAN, Kathy – NADDIS: Negative. (626) 358-6453 (626) 256-1027

69. SAGIV, Akyuz Shmuel – NADDIS: Negative. White, Male, Israeli Passport # 8710426; DOB: 09-27-1976; POB: Maaloot, Israel; Entered US In New York; PN: 954712-2126. Associate of Peer Segalovitz and Dror Segalovitz. (Identified in paragraph #99).

The following were identified at the Volk Field ANG Base, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin:

70. WATERMANN, Tsvi NADDIS – Negative, AKA: Watermann, Zvi; white, male, DOB: June 7, 1979; Address: Pri Megadim 36 Mevaseret Zion, Isreal; Israeli Passport # 5728101 expiration date July 20, 2002; U.S. visa class B1/B2 expiration date March 20, 2011; Israeli Ministry of Transport driver’s license, number 7046942.

71. KANTOR, Gal Kal NADDIS – Negative. white, male, DOB: Sep 08, 1975, Address: Kibbuts Eilon NO Western Galilee, Israel 22845; Israeli Passport 8261507 expiration date of Oct 20, 2004; U.S. B1/B2 visa, control number 19993358160012, expiration date of Nov 30, 2009.

The following were identifed at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma:

72. OHANA, Yaron NADDIS – Negative. DOB: 02-04-78; POB: Haifa, Israel; Passport Number: 8421721 U.S. Visa Number:42252049.

73. KALFON, Ronen NADDIS – Negative. DOB: 04-13-76; POB: Haifa, Israel Passport Number :8168262; U.S. Visa Number: 3 5966019.

74. COHEN, Zeev NADDIS – Negative. DOB: 03-26-78; POB: Haifa, Israel, Passport Number: 5524033: U.S. Visa Number: 33331965.

75. TOPAZ, Naor NADDIS – Negative DOB: 06-08-77; POB: Haif, Israel Passport Number: 8081705; U.S. Visa Number: 33306515.

The following were identified by the Euless, TX Police Department on January 2nd, 2001, (refer to page 10):

76. LIFSHITZ, Gilad, NADDIS – Negative. W/M, DOB’09/17/1978

77. YANAY, Betzalel, NADDIS – Negative. W/M, DOB 09/04/1978

78. BITON, MoriN Miryam, NADDIS – Negative. W/F; DOB 07/14/1980

79. SASSON, Dana, NADDIS – Negative. W/F, DOB 08/10/1980

80. TOUYZ, Keren, NADDIS – Negative. W/F, DOB 08/20/1978

81. TZOR, Noam, NADDIS – Negative. previous owner of 1GAHG39K5SF112662, a 1995 Chev/Spt owned by Gilad LIFSHITZ of 7535 N. Beltline Rd, APt 316, Irving, Texas 75062.

82. ROTEM, Sharon, NADDIS – Negative. described as a white male, DOB 03 -12-77, Israeli passport number 7948317, street address: 6023 Moshe Dayan, Holon, Israel.

83. MAIMON, Maya, NADDIS – Negative. Nationality: Israel. Israeli passport number as 5467894, US B1/B2 visa, DOB 26Dec1978, Issue Date: 18Oct2000, Expiration Date: 15Oct2010.

84.BADIHI, Nofar, NADDIS – Negative. Nationality Israel. Israeli passport number 5640993, DOB 21/03/1979 (sic), Place of Birth: Israel, date of issue: 05/12/1993, date of expiry (sic): 04/12/1995; US Visa B I/B2, issue date: 05Jul 1996, Expiry Date: 02JUL2006.

85. MARABOTTO, Marco NADDIS – Negative. Airline tickets were found reflecting the travel of Maya MAIMON and Marco MARABOTTO from DFW airport to Albuquerque, NM via Delta flight 2238 on March 24, 2001. Each ticket also reflected Delta flight 1944 from Las Vegas to DFW on April 1, 2001.

86. FERNANDEZS, Marco, NADDIS – Negative a.k.a. Marco Antonio FERNANDEZ De Castro Marabotto, DOB 13Apr1977, passport number 99390039611, Issuing State: Mexico; place of birth: Mexico, date of issue: 16Jul1999, expiration date: l6Jul2000.

87. REGEV, Gadi, NADDIS – Negative described as DOB: 17Dec1975, Nationality: Israel, passport number 5454338, visa type: B1/B2, issuing post: Tel Aviv, issue date: 05Nov1998, expiration date: 04Nov2008

88. ARTZI, Eyal, NADDIS – Negative Texas DL 19554509, and an expiration date of 06-27-07. address: 10334 Sandra Lynn Dr., Dallas, TX 75228. DOB 05-27-1977, commercial database shows that ARTZI is the owner of a 1993 Plymouth Acclaim, Texas plate: J75FYB, date registered 08/21/2000, expiration date: 07/31/2001

89, SUSI, David, NADDIS Negative DOB 01/09/1975, boyfriend of Maya MAIMON

The following were identified by I&NS – Dallas:

90. ELDAD, Dahan, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli, add: Oak IEH Apts. 1913 Estrada Parkway, #228, Irving, TX. Arrested by I&NS March 26 2001. (Identified in paragraph 39)

91. AFRICANO-Leon, Elsa Beatriz, NADDIS – Negative. W/F Nationality: Colombia Add: Oak Hill Apts. 1913 Estrada Parkway, #228, Irving, TX. Arrested by I&NS March 26, 2001. (Identified in paragraph 39)

92. LIVNI, Eran, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli Add: Oak Hill Apts. 1913 Estrada Parkway, #228, Irving, TX Arrested by I&NS March 26, 2001. (Identified in paragraph 40)

93. OFEK, Aran, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli, ADD: Oak Hill Apts. 1913 Estrada Parkway, #259, Irving, TX., father is 2-star general in Israeli Army. Arrested by I&NS March 26, 200 1. (Identified in paragraph 40)

94, GAL, Michal, NADDIS – Negative. W/F, Israeli, DOB 08/10/1979, POB Afula, Israel, INS A 75-894-941, ADD: Oak Hill Apts. 1913 Estrada Parkway, 4259, Irving, TX, Alt add.: 22 Palisade Terrace, Edgewater, NJ 01020 Tel: (201)224-0797 Arrested by I&NS March 26, 2001. (Identified in paragraph 40)

95. GAVRIEL, Noam, NADDIS – Negative. Nationality: Israel (Identified in paraggraph 40)

96. KRITZMAN, Netta, NADDIS – Negative. Nationality: US Citizen (Identified in paragraph 40)

97. BAER, Ophir, NADDIS – Negative. W/K DOB 11/11/1956, Nationality: Israel, employed by AMDOCS, Ltd., add: 7845 La Cabeza Drive, Dallas, TX 75248, former add: 1125 East Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX, Tel: (972) 392-0473 & (214) 576-5741, SSN: 627-70-0979- (Identified in paragraph 42)

98. AMDOCS, Limited., NADDIS – Negative. add: 1390 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Chesterfield, MO, Tel: (314) 821-3242 (Identified in paragraph 43)

99. DOTAN, Boaz, NADDIS – Negative. 23 Abba Hillel, St. Ranat Gan, Israel, TX president of AMDOCS, Ltd. (Identified in paragraph 43)

100. WHITMAN, Beverly A., NADDIS – Negative. SSN: 400-88-4097, Treasurer of AMDOCS, Ltd. (Identified in paragraph 43)

101. CHRISTOFFEL, Gregory, NADDIS – Negative. SSN: 389-52-850, Secretary of AMDOCS, Ltd. (Identified in paragraph 43)

102. MOSHE, Eran, NADDIS – Negative. Israeli, I&NS A 75-894-459, averted by I&N on 03/26/2001, occup. Israeli art student (Identified in paragrph 44)

103. VAINSHTEIN, Julia, NADDIS – Negative. W/F Israeli, DOB 11/12/1978, POB: Russia, arrived DFW on 03/27/2001, Assoc: Michael CALMANOVIC (Identified in paragraph 46)

104. BORENSTEIN, Dilka, NADDIS – Negative. Israeli, DOB 03/15/1979, POB: Israel, former Israeli Military Intelligence Officer, Assoc: Michael CALMANOVIC (Identified in paragraph 46)

105. NAVAR, Ofir, NADDIS – Negative. Israeli, DOB 09/02/1979, POB: Israel, former Israeli Military Demolition/Explosive ordnance specialist (Identified in paragraph 46)

106. CALMANOVIC, Michael, NADDIS – Negative. W/M, Israeli, DOB 09/06/1-975, POB: Israel, registered owner of TX: L44-CVD, add: 3575 N. Beltline Rd., Apt. 316, Irving, TX., alt. add: 312 Rochelle Rd., Irving, TX, alt. add: 1103 Hidden Ridge #3018, Irving, TX alt. Add: 1913 Estrada Parkway, Irving, TX 75061, alt. add: 11012 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 Tel: (214)882-5196, alt, add: 319 S. 177 Place, 4201, Seattle, WA 98148 Tel: (206) 244-7705, Tel: (214) 882-5196 / (214) 837-3574 / (469)446-1248 (214) 837-5996 (214) 876-1235 (217) 837-2056 former Israeli electronic intercept officer. Arrested by I&NS on April 4th, 2001, Posted $50K bond, (Identified in paragraph 46)

107. SIMON, Itay, NADDIS – Negative. W/M, Israeli, DOB 02/27/1978, POB: Israel, former Israeli military, add: 1103 Hidden Ridge #3018, Irving, TX, alt add: California Associate of Michael Calmanovic. Arrested by I&NS April 4, 2001 for violation of status, posted $50,000 bond. (Identified in paragraph 50)

108. LNU, Gilad, NADDIS – Negative. Tel: (214) 882-5196 (214) 876-1235 (Identified in paragraph 50)

109. LNU, Roy, NADDIS – Negative. Tel: (214) 837-3574 (Identified in paragraph 50)[39]

110. LNU, Mosh, NADDIS – Negative. Tel: (469) 446-1248 (Identified in paragraph 50)

111. LNU, Gil, NADDIS – Negative. Tel: (214) 837-5996 (Identified in paragraph 50)

112. LNU, Gasaf, NADDIS – Negative. Tel: (217) 837-2056 (Identified in paragraph 50)

113. ENGEL, Yoni, NADDIS – Negative. W/K DOB 09/14/1979, POB: Israeli Citzen, Israel, former company commader in Israeli military, arrived DFW on 03/28/2001, arrested by I&NS, St. Louis, MO on April 4th, 2001 (Identified in paragraph 51)

114. DAGAI, Yotam, NADDIS – Negative. DOB 04/06/1978, POB: Israeli Citzen, Israel, arrested by I&NS, St. Louis, MO on April 4th, 2001, arrived DFW on 03/28/2001. (Identified in paragraph 51)

115. ALROEI, Or, W/M DOB 08/08/1978, POB: Israeli Citizen, Israel, visited DEA St. Louis on 04/04/2001, Had Tel: (214) 882-5196 in his possession, Associate of Michael CALMANOVIC & Gil LNU. (Identified in paragraph 51)

116. RABINOVITZ, Eli, NADDIS – Negative. W/M, DOB 03/27/1979, U.S. passport E3701329518, 5’6″, 175 lbs., brown hair (Identified in paragraph 51)

17. ADESA Golden Gate, NADDIS – Negative. add: 6700 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA, registered owner of CA: 3LVAO1P (Identified in paragraph 51)

118. SADAN, Ben, NADDIS – Negative, W/M Israeli, approx. 24 yoa, Tel: (214) 562-1110, driver of Israeli art students encountered April 4, 2001 in St. Louis, MO.

119. BEN DOR, Tomer, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli,’DOB 08/24/1975, occup: Computer software engineer, employer: NICE, former Israeli military officer for patriot missile defense (Identified in paragraph 55)

120. GLIKMAN, Marina, NADDIS – Negative. W/F Nationality: Israel, DOB 12/15/1972 (Identified in paragraph 53)

121. AKIVA, Ronen, associate of Marina GLIKMAN, occup: computer programm employer: RETALIX, former Israeli military officer (Identified in paragraph 55)

122. RETALIX, USA, NADDIS – Negative. add: 8081 Royal Ridge Parkway, Irving, TX, formerly known as Point of Sale, Limited. (Identified in paragraph 55).

123. DOR, Hillel, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli, DOB 04/06/1971. Associate of Marina GLIKMAN (Identified in paragraph 55)

124. MILLER, Zeev, NADDIS – Negative. W/M Israeli, DOB 09/04/1971, occup: student/software engineer, employer: RETALIX Israel (Identified in paragraph 55).

125. SHAKED, Barry, NADDIS – Negative, CEO of RETALIX (Identified in paragraph 55).

On April 30, 2001, the Air Force issued a security alert from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City concerning a “possible intelligence collection effort being conducted by Israeli art students.” DEA, INS, FBI, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices received similar alerts.

The FBI office in New Orleans reportedly received a “Counter terrorism Advisory Report regarding suspicious activities around Federal buildings that related to Israeli students” in February 2000. The FBI also reported that an Israeli art student attempted to sell art at the residences of a U.S. District Judge and U.S. Magistrate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

However, according to knowledgeable U.S. government sources, the FBI stayed away from the ongoing DEA-INS investigation for “political reasons.”

The Israeli students operated in groups of between 4 to 8 individuals led by “Team Leaders.” The team leaders controlled the teams’ visits, drove the vehicles, and often had in their vehicles cameras and recording equipment. A number of the students had significant Israeli military experience in demolitions, explosives, and signals intelligence.

The team active in the Irving, Texas area (near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport) had links to the Chesterfield, Missouri-based Israeli communications software firm AMDOCS, which has an outsourcing agreement with Nextel; RETALIX, an Israeli company involved in software for the retail food industry; and NICE, an Israeli software engineering firm.

The report cites Michael Calmanovic as the leader of the Irving group and states he “was a recently discharged electronic intercept operator for Israeli military.” Calmanovic and his Israeli supervisor from California were arrested on April 4, 2001 in Irving, Texas, while vacating their apartment.

The DEA report states Calmanovic used a mailbox drop at Mailboxes, Etc. located at 3575 N. Beltline Rd. Apt. 316, Irving,Texas. The FBI list dated 3 Oct. 2001, which was sent to national financial control authorities to freeze the accounts of the Saudi hijackers and their associates, states the address for suspect Ahmed Khalifa, also known as Almad Khafefa, as 4045 N. Beltline Rd. Apt. 314, Irving, Texas (Marbletree Apartments), just a few blocks from the Israeli mail drop.

There are a number of possible explanations about why the Israeli art students were living so close to the hijackers, especially in Florida where much of the terrorists’ flight training occured. One is that the Israelis had penetrated Al Qaeda with two cells comprising six Egyptian- and Yemeni-born Jews and that some of these agents posed as Israeli art students and were shadowing the Al Qaeda cells inside the United States and reporting their movements back to Mossad or a “cut out” intelligence unit in Ariel Sharon’s office. Another explanation is that, like the Israeli “movers” in the New York-New Jersey area, the art students were providing an operational decoy and even material support to the hijackers.

This theory arose when several Israeli art students in Canada were arrested for selling bogus Chinese art that they were passing off as Israeli. Two Canadian newspapers reported that U.S. counter-intelligence officials had warned Canadian authorities that the Israeli art students were funneling proceeds from the art sales to Islamist radical groups.[40] If the Florida and Texas Israeli art rings discovered prior to 911 were providing such financial support to the hijackers, it would explain why they closely located their mail drops so close to one another.

The involvement of the Israeli cells with communications companies raised serious concerns at the DEA and Justice Department, which were both using Israeli communications intercept software in their field operations. The DEA used a T2S2 intercept system provided by Comverse and JSI, two Israeli companies. Comverse was very close to the Israeli government, which reimbursed it up to 50 percent for its research and development costs.

The FBI’s Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) Implementation Office in Chantilly, Virginia was extremely concerned about the threat posed by Comverse’s intercept system. But the worries of the Chantilly office and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) were overridden by the FBI’s engineering office in Quantico, Virginia, which was supported by such contractors as Booz Allen Hamilton.[41]

The nexus of art students, intelligence surveillance, and possible involvement in Ecstasy trafficking set off alarm bells at the highest levels of the DEA about the “art students.” The reason was simple. T2S2 systems were used in what the DEA, Coast Guard, Customs, and other counter narcotics agencies called High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) and associated wiretap centers and surveillance teams (STs).

The following internal DEA memo points to the worries about the Israeli systems:

From: [DELETED]

Sent:      (DELETED]

To:        [DELETED]

Subject: [DELETED]

I’m not sure what is meant by “Bottom line we should have caught it.”

——Original message——-

From:                 Raffanello, Heidi M.

Sent:                  Tuesday, December 18, 2001 3:04 PM

To:                    Zeisset, Dale M.

Cc:                    Newton, Otis L; Howard, JP

Subject: Comverse

As you may have heard Security Program is briefing the Administrator[42] tomorrow morning on the Israeli students investigation to include T2S2 Comverse and JSI. This was a result of the Fox network expose on Israeli counterintelligence activities. In our discussions about remote maintenance for JSI and Comverse, we realized that Comverse remote maintenance for field systems was not addressed in the C & A process. We will approach it in the similar fashion as we did in the JSI issue, however the foreign national factor doesn’t apply.

It remains unclear if Comverse personnel are security cleared and if so, who are they and what type of clearances are on record. If you have names, I can run their status in Personnel Security. If not, we will need to have Comverse and ST identify a short list of personnel that will require clearances.

Obviously, if they have existing clearances with other agencies, this will facilitate the process. Due to the fact that at the time that we conducted the original interim CA for Comverse, the requirements differed than 2640.2D. Bottom line we should have caught it. Please let me know what the status of Comverse remote maintenance past efforts and what direction we need to go to resolve this for CA process. I will have Otis reach out to you to work this out.

In light of the Administrator’s concern for vulnerabilities to out T2S2 systems, we want to resolve this in time for the January 25th deadline for the review of the conditional.

As of this date, ISI is waiting for the Comverse equipment to arrive at ST so that a C-2 compliance test can be done. Any idea when ST will be in a position to have this done?

On March 4, 2002, Robert F. Diegelman, the acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration, issued a Justice Department memo reiterating that standing Justice Department Order 2640.2D, dated July 12, 2001, prohibited non-U.S. citizens from access to Department of Justice information technology.

The order and memo reiterated the policy, “Foreign Nationals shall not be authorized to access or assist in the development, operation, management or maintenance of Department IT systems, unless a waiver has been granted by the Department CIO.”

Small teams of Mossad agents found with eavesdropping equipment are nothing new to European or American law enforcement. In February 1998, five Israelis, three men and two women, were arrested in an apartment in the suburbs of Berne, Switzerland.

The Israeli team managed to convince the police that they did not break and enter into the apartment but were there legally. The apartment was the residence of an Islamic activist. Four of the Israelis, two men and two women, were released. However, the fifth Israeli was later discovered with sophisticated surveillance equipment and a number of false passports. He was arrested, detained, and held for 65 days until Israel paid 3 million Swiss francs for his release with a promise he would return from Israel to stand trial. In July 2000, Isaac Bental, the cover name under which the Mossad allowed the Swiss to prosecute their agent, stood trial for espionage before the Swiss Federal Court. It was the first time a Mossad agent had gone on trial outside Israel.[43]

In December 1998, Cypriot police arrested two Israeli agents, Uri Argov and Yisrael Damari, for the illegal possession of communications intercept equipment and espionage. In March 1998, three Mossad agents aborted a wiretapping operation in London after they were tipped off to the police. The Mossad had operated illegally in London since 1987. That year, a furious Margaret Thatcher ordered Israel to close its Palace Green, Kensington Mossad station after its role in the assassination of a Palestinian cartoonist on a South Kensington street was revealed.[44]

In 1999, Shalom Shaphyr, an Israeli national having residences in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon was arrested by the FBI in Alexandria, Virginia for trying to buy computer intercept equipment from undercover FBI and Customs Service agents. Shaphyr was accused of trying to illegally export the equipment to Vietnam. Shaphyr possessed a business visa that permitted him to enter and leave the United States at will.[45]

On May 31, 2005, it was announced in Israel that Israeli police and Interpol discovered a huge computer espionage ring involving a number of former Israeli intelligence officers and Israeli companies, including AMDOCS. Israeli police questioned AMDOCS computer security manager Eitan Shiron in the investigation that surrounded the use by over a dozen Israeli companies of a sophisticated hacking software program, called a Trojan horse, which bypassed the security controls on targeted computer systems.[46]

The Israeli investigation also focused on four major Israeli telecommunications companies – Cellcom, Israel’s largest mobile phone company; two subsidiaries of the largest telecommunications company Bezeq Israel Telecom; mobile phone company Pelephone; and satellite television company Yes.[47]

Scotland Yard also participated in the take down of the Israeli espionage ring, arresting dual Israeli-German citizen Michael Haephrati and his wife Ruth Brier-Haephrati in London on an Israeli extradition warrant. The Israeli couple was charged with”unauthorized modification of the contents of a computer” between December 12, 2004 and February 28, 2005.” Police said they wrote the Trojan horse computer program and provided it to a middleman.

The Trojan horse in question was believed to be a derivative of the PROMIS software program illegally procured from Inslaw, Inc. in Washington, DC in the early 1980s and re-engineered by a number of intelligence agencies, including Israel’s, to perform computer espionage. Oddly, The Scotsman newspaper reported that Haephrati was questioned about a “separate matter” by detectives with Britain’s National Hi-Tech Crime unit on May 25, before his arrest on the Israeli warrant. The Haphraetis were remanded in the Bow Street Magistrates Court in London.[48]

Yet another possible Israeli intelligence link to electronic eavesdropping on the U.S. government was unearthed in the questionable awarding by the U.S. Congress of a wireless contract to a company owned by Israel. In 2000, LGC Wireless, a San Jose, California-based firm was considered in the lead to provide wireless connectivity for the U.S. House of Representatives. A year earlier, the House Administration Committee, then headed by Republican Representative Bill Thomas of California, granted LGC authority to conduct a design and securityn survey of the Capitol. In addition, the FBI and NSA reviewed LGC’s system design to ensure that foreign intelligence agencies could not penetrate the House’s wireless network. By December 2000, LGC had cleared its plans with the Capitol Architect, the House Information Resource Office, and the House Administration Committee. However, soon a new Israeli co,pany named Foxcom Wireless, which changed its name to MobileAccess, began making an end run to secure the Capitol wireless contract.

The new chairman of the House Administration Committee, Republican Representative Bob Ney of Ohio, clearly favored MobileAccess over LGC and in 2002, the Israeli company received the House wireless contract.  Ney had a close poltical and financial relationship with GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, an extreme pro-Israeli political insider, who came under Justice Department investigation for questionable ties to Ney and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

It was later revealed by The Washington Post that in 2001 MobileAccess donated  $50,000 to the Capital Athletic Foundation, which was run by Abramoff. In 2004, MobileAccess paid $240,000 in lobbying fess to Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff’s former firm. The ranking member on the House Administration Committee, Democratic Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, said he was not kept fully informed of the wireless contract by either Thomas or Ney. LGC also cried foul when, in 2004, the U.S. Senate awarded MobileAccess a $3.9 million contract to install a wireless network for the Senate.[49]

As with the questions surrounding Information Spectrum Inc. abruptly replacing Larimore Associates as the Jersey City Police Department computer system contractor, similar complaints were aired by LGC. Ian Sugarboard, LGC’s CEO told The Hill newspaper, “. . . it appeared that lobbyists had exerted undue influence on the deal.” In addition, the House Administration Committee did not specify what security criteria MobileAccess had to meet. The FBI and NSA had previously approved LGC’s security countermeasures.[50]

Abramoff’s strong connection to Israel and his influence in the Bush administration serve as yet another nexus between Israel, the Bush administration, and officials closely connected with Saudi Arabia. Top GOP adviser and Abramoff friend Grover Norquist, who was Abramoff’s campaign manager when he ran for President of the College Republicans (a post also once held by Karl Rove), also maintained close links to a number of Saudis, some of whom were implicated in funding terrorism.

Norquist was a cofounder of the Islamic Institute, co-located in Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform offices in Washington, DC. Norquist was a key player in the Bush 2000 outreach for Muslim and Arab voters. Sami al Arian, a University of South Florida professor, was an ardent supporter of Bush’s Florida campaign to woo Muslim and Arab voters and his support likely helped tip the close election to Bush.

The Islamic Institute was founded in 1999 with start up money from Kuwait; Qatar; other Arab countries; the founder of the American Muslim Council, Abdurahman Muhammad Al Amoudi; and two Islamic non-profits, the Safa Trust and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). In 2002, as part of Operation Greenquest, the FBI raided Safa and IIIT for their role in financing international terrorism. Another one of Al Amoudi’s groups, the International Relief Organization, was suspected of laundering Saudi money to terrorist groups. Although Arian and Al Amoudi were later charged by the federal government with supporting terrorist groups, they maintained close ties to the Bush campaign.

Just a few months before the 911 attacks, Arian attended a June 2001 White house briefing with Karl Rove. Suhail Khan, the White House point man for arranging access to Bush by prominent Muslim-Americans and a former director of the Islamic Institute, was the son of the late imam of the Santa Clara, California mosque.

The mosque had once hosted Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri, the second in command of Al Qaeda. Norquist and his friends were clearly part of a Saudi- and Wahhabi-funded political machine that sought to marginalize moderate Muslims in the United States. Agha Jafri, a Sh’ia leader in New York, said there was in the United States a Saudi “mafia” that was “intent on crushing moderate Sufi and Shiite Muslims in the United States.”[51] In addition, Norquist’s friend Al Amoudi was also discovered to have links to the 911 hijackers.

German police files indicated that Al Amoudi met in the fall of 2000 Mohammed Belfas, an Islamic leader in Hamburg who once shared an apartment with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a kingpin behind the 911 attacks. One of Belfas’s colleagues, Agus Budiman, had accompanied Belfas on a scouting mission to Washington, DC in late 2000. Budiman pleaded guilty to helping Belfas obtain a phony identification card using a non-existent address in Arlington, Virginia. German police obtained a photograph from Belfas’s Hamburg apartment showing a meeting between him, Budiman, and Al Amoudi in Al Amoudi’s Arlington, Virginia office. [52]

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Texas was not the only case where the Israelis were found to be in the same location as the Saudi hijacker cells. According to the DEA Report, another Israeli team operating out of Hollywood, Florida, led by team leader Hanan Serfaty lived at 4220 Sheridan St., #303, Hollywood, Florida 33021 (Emerald Greens Apartments) while the Saudi hijackers Khalid Al Midhar, Abdulaziz al Omari, Walid Al Shehri, and UAE national Marwan al Shehhi, operated from a mail drop at Mailbox Rentals, 3389 Sheridan St. #256, Hollywood, Florida 33021-3608.

Another Serfaty residence at 701 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood was located near the homes of Atta and Al Shehhi, including a residence on Jackson Street, just a few blocks away, and the Bimini Motel Apartments, Apartment 8, at 1600 North Ocean Drive. On September 7, just days before their terrorist attack, Atta and Al Shehhi spent several hours at Shuckums Oyster Bar and Grill at 1814 Harrison St., just a few blocks away from Serfaty’s 21st Ave. residence. A Miami-based Israeli unit, led by Legum Yochai, operated from 13753 SW 90th Ave., Miami while hijacker Al Shehri lived nearby at Horizons Apartments, 8025 SW 107th Ave.

During the time the Israelis and Arabs were living in Hollywood, Atta and his team were attending flight training and inquiring about crop dusting planes in southern Florida. According to a source with high-level contacts within the Mossad, Israeli agents based in southern Florida were able to successfully penetrate the Arab cells in southern Florida and informed their Tel Aviv headquarters that an attack on the east coast of the United States was being planned and that it involved commercial aircraft.

Although it is not known if these agents were art students, they were Yemeni and Egyptian-born Jews who spoke fluent Arabic and were trained at a secret base in Israel’s Negev Desert. Although Mossad chief Efraim Halevy warned CIA Director George Tenet of an “imminent attack,” the warning contained no details about the terrorists training on commercial aircraft. Tenet was said to have dismissed the warning because it was not specific. The Mossad units reportedly left the United States after the September 11 attack on El Al flights and were listed on sky marshal manifests as El Al employees.

It is likely that some of the Mossad warnings about hijackings in the United States did reach some people. Officials at Odigo, an instant-messaging company with offices in New York and Herzliya (where the headquarters of Mossad is located) admitted that two of its employees said they received e-mail warning of the attack two hours before the planes careened into the twin towers. Alex Diamandis, Odigo’s vice president for sales and marketing, confirmed that Odigo employees in New York and Israel received a warning two hours before the attack.

The warning appeared to be anonymous but Odigo programmers recorded the Internet protocol address of the message’s sender. Odigo also notified Mossad and the FBI but the FBI failed to take action and notify occupants of the World Trade Center.[53]

By September 3, 2001, Zim-American Israeli Shipping Company, completed its move from the World Trade Center to Norfolk, Virginia after suddenly canceling its lease in April 2001 and forfeiting a $50,000 lease cancellation penalty. World Trade Center and New York-New Jersey Port Authority Police had previously determined that Zim’s World Trade Center office was an intelligence operation that involved Mossad and CIA agents. Unlike other tenants in the World Trade Center, Zim’s stairwell access door were covered by security cameras.[54]

The major media largely failed to report the story of Israeli intelligence teams masquerading as art students. Only Fox News referred to it in a four-part investigative series in December 2001 but soon removed it from its web site. At the time, reporter Carl Cameron stated, “There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the September 11 attacks, but investigators suspect that the Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it.”[55]

However, Cameron’s report was somewhat bolstered by news reports in early 2002 that Mossad chief Efraim Halevy, in early September 2001, sent the CIA a warning of an impending Arab terrorist attack on the East Coast of the United States. Two three- man Mossad units consisting of Yemeni- and Egyptian-born Jews had apparently tracked some of the September 11 hijackers in Hamburg and south Florida. CIA chief George Tenet referred to the Mossad report as “too non-specific” and decided not to order any higher alert level throughout the CIA’s network of stations. Follow-up reports from the Mossad units referred to their quarry attending flight training. After the attacks, the Mossad teams left the United States on board El Al flights.[56]

Newspapers across the United States also reported Israelis being arrested around U.S. military installations. In May 2001, two Israelis, Gal Kantor and Tsvi Watermann, were arrested at the Volk Field Air National Guard base at Camp Douglas in Juneau County, Wisconsin. They said they were going to visit a museum on the base but instead began taking photographs on the runway.

When an Air Force security guard asked the young men if they were selling art, Kantor became upset and demanded to know why the question was being asked. Obviously, the Volk Field security personnel had been warned about the suspicious activities of Israeli art students.

Three days before the two Israelis were arrested at Volk Field, four Israelis were arrested and deported after they were discovered selling art door-to-door in a neighborhood close to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Reflecting some sort of official sensitivity about the Volk Field incident, the base sent a news release to the Capital Times of Madison marked “for release on request only.”[57]

The Tinker Air Force Base incident was confirmed by Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes who said his police officers “were on alert” because they received a national security advisory warning that “Israeli nationals were posing as students selling artwork… to gain information about the U.S. military and security.” Clabes said his officers encountered the Israelis on May 17, 2002, shortly after 7:15 PM.

Two of the Israelis were on foot conducting “unusual door-to-door solicitations” in the Oakwood East housing area. A third Israeli was acting as a driver. In addition to several other photo identification cards, all three had Israeli Air Force identification. Clabes identified the three Israelis as Naor Topaz, Zeev Cahen, and Yaron Ohana. The three Israelis and a fourth member of their team were later arrested by the police on visa violations.

The Israelis denied they were selling their artwork. Although the Air Force Office of Special Investigations later denied the Israelis were involved in espionage, Clabes said higher authorities in U.S. law enforcement believed the Israelis were using the selling of art to get people to divulge additional information by first engaging in “casual conversation about art, and then start slipping in questions about who lived there, is their family in the military–those types of things.”[58]

Around 8:10 AM on September 11, 2001, American Airlines flight attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney, a 13-year veteran of the airline, used her cell phone to report to her supervisor at Logan Airport in Boston about the hijacking and murders occurring on her aircraft. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Memorandum written the same day stated that one of the hijackers assigned to seat 10B (reportedly Satam Al Suqami) shot and killed the passenger assigned to seat 9B.

The passenger shot was reported to have been Daniel C. Lewin, an Israeli-American agent with the top secret Israeli anti-terrorist Unit 269 of the counter-terrorism Sayeret Matkal branch of the Israeli Defense Force. Lewin also served as the chief technology officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[59] The 911 Commission Report stated that Lewin was stabbed and not shot by Suqami. While Lewin and Israel were praised in the report no mention was made of Sweeney’s last words to her superiors.

The FAA Memo, which was later reported by the FAA to be alternately erroneous and a first draft, was eventually scrubbed from the FAA’s internal e-mail system. The original FAA memo stated:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, several commercial air carrier incidents, believed to be terrorist-related, occurred in various locations in the United States. As numerous U.S. passenger air carriers were involved, this has impacted many passengers as well as numerous persons on the ground in these various crash sites. The following is a summary of the events, which have occurred:

American Airlines Flight 11, departed today from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), bound for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The aircraft type was a Boeing 767-200 with eighty-one passengers, nine flight attendants and two crew in the cockpit, which totaled 92 persons on this flight. At approximately 9:18 AM, it was reported that the two crew members in the cockpit were stabbed. The flight then descended with no communication from the flight crew members.

The American Airlines FAA Principle Security Inspector (PSI) was notified by Suzanne Clark of American Airlines Corporate Headquarters, that an on board flight attendant contacted American Airlines Operations Center and informed that a passenger located in seat 10B shot and killed a passenger in seat 9B at 9:20 AM.[60] The passenger killed was Daniel Lewin, shot by passenger Satam Al Suqami. One bullet was reported to have been fired. The flight headed in the direction of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). At 9:25 AM, this flight crashed directly into one of the towers at the World Trade Center. At 11:26 AM, a passenger manifest was obtained. The status of any selectees is as yet undetermined.

United Airlines Flight 93 departed this morning, from Newark International Airport (EWR) bound for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The aircraft type is Boeing 757, confirmation pending. The flight consisted of thirty-eight passengers, two pilots and five crew members, which totaled 45 persons on this flight. Two selectee passengers (Christine Adams and Nicole Miller) were boarded on this flight with no unusual behavior noted per the air carrier personnel and screeners.[61]

No cargo was on board this flight. One unit load device (ULD), was on board containing U.S. mail. At 9:42 AM, there was a report of a bomb threat on board this flight. Passengers’ screams were heard in the cabin. At 10:05 AM, the Illinois State Police received a 9-1-1 telephone call from a passenger on that flight, who reported that three hijackers were on board with knives and reportedly made a bomb threat. The three hijackers were reported to be rushing to the cockpit area. At 10:12 AM, the flight crashed near Sommerset, PA. This location is approximately 70-90 miles from Pittsburgh near Route 30.

United Airlines Flight 175, departed from Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), bound for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This aircraft type was a Boeing 767. There were no selectee passengers on this flight. The flight consisted of nine crew members and forty-seven passengers, which totaled fifty-six persons on this flight. At 9:30 AM, radar contact with FAA air traffic control was lost. At 9:45 AM, United Airlines reported that one flight attendant was stabbed and two crew members were killed. This flight crashed into the second World Trade Center Tower.

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American Airlines Flight 77, departed Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), destined for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This flight departed Gate D26 of the IAD mid-field terminal at 8:09 a.m., and was airborne at 8:21 AM. The aircraft type was a Boeing 757. Number of selectee passengers is unknown at this time; ramp personnel noticed two selectees checked bags on the ramp.

One non-selectee passenger did not board due to confusion of gate location. This flight consisted of fifty-eight passengers and six flight crew members, which totaled sixty-four persons on this flight. There was no cargo being transported on this aircraft. There were a total of thirty-five checked bags. It is presumed that this flight crashed into the Pentagon located in Washington, DC at approximately 10:00 AM.

Additional information is continuously being gathered on each of the four incidents described above.

911/01 5:31 PM

In November 2001, the INS arrested several Israelis, including some with military backgrounds, selling Puzzle Car and Zoom Copter toys from shopping mall kiosks and veding carts. Many of the malls were located near U.S. government facilities, including the Pentagon and CIA. A majority of the Israelis, arrested for visa violations instead of espionage, worked for a Florida-based company called Quality Sales. A spokesman for the company admitted the company hired vacationing Israeli students but they had thr wrong visas.

The spokesman also revealed the Israelis were deemed “special interest” cases by INS – a new government designation applied to terrorism suspects in the wake of 911.[62] Federal authorities suspect the Israelis were using the kiosks as intelligence fronts in the same manner that Israelis were using door-to-door art sales as covers. The National Counterintelligence Center (NCIX) stated in a report issued in March 2001 that, “In the past six weeks, employees in federal office buildings located throughout the United States have reported suspicious activities connected with individuals representing themselves as foreign students selling or delivering artwork. Employees have observed both males and females attempting to bypass facility security and enter federal buildings.” The report was temporarily removed from the NCIX web site.

One of the malls where the Israeli “toy sellers” based their operations was the Pentagon City Mall, just across Intersate 395 from the Pentagon. In July 2004, the mall served as the rendezvous point for alleged Israeli Pentagon spy Larry Franklin and Keith Weissman, an AIPAC official. Franklin warned Weissman that Iranian agents were going to start attacking American soldiers and Israeli agents in Iraq.

Weissman then went to brief the account of the meeting to Steve Rosen, another senior AIPAC official. They both informed the Israeli embassy in Washington and Glenn Kessler, a reporter for The Washington Post. Those phone calls were being wiretapped by the FBI as part of its investigation of a major Israeli spy ring in the United States, an investigation that had been going on since before the 911 attacks. The FBI was also monitoring meetings between Franklin, Weissman, and Rosen, including one held in February 2003 at the Arlington, Virginia Ritz-Carlton hotel, which adjoins the Pentagon City Mall. [63]

In February 2005, an Israeli man named Ohad Cohen was deported, along with four other Israelis, from Omaha, Nebraska. In what was becoming a common occurrence in the United States, a total of ten Israelis, who were working at shopping mall kiosks in the Omaha and Lincoln areas, were deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for illegally working in the United States on tourist visas.

The Israelis operated out of Omaha’s Oak View Mall and Lincoln’s Gateway Westfield Mall. The Federal government probe was reported to be part of a wider probe of Israeli shopping mall kiosk activity throughout the Midwest. In December 2004, FBI and immigration officers arrested 15 Israelis in Minnesota and three operating from a mall kiosk in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[64] Omaha is also the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC).

The International Association of Counter-terrorism and Security Professionals wrote in a May 2000 report that “U.S. law enforcement reports ‘numerous encounters’ with Middle Eastern ‘art students’ with ‘fraudulent documents’ who attempted to ‘gain unauthorized access’ to federal buildings.”[65]

The unusual casing of sensitive locations continued after 911. According to informed sources in Corpus Christi, Texas, young Israelis were seen conducting surveillance of the Port of Corpus Christi in January 2002. The report was contained in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Corpus Christi Marine Safety Office Intelligence Bulletin. The bulletin stated:

…There were four significant events in the Port of Corpus Christi in the past four weeks. Each event is under current investigation by the FBI. They may or may not be cases of actual or potential surveillance.

Ø      Three men of Middle Eastern descent on board a charter boat in Port Aransas were asking unusual and very nosy questions about the operation of the ship’s machinery and equipment.

Ø      Five men of Middle Eastern descent taking photographs of the Clark Flagship charter boat at 11:30 at night.

Ø      A man and a woman of Middle Eastern descent were taking pictures outside the fence of Citgo East. Upon questioning by security personnel, the female stated they were art students. She further added they were photographing a “pipe rack.” The term is one that would only be used by someone in the industry. Coupled along with several other suspicious indicators, the picture taking did not seem legitimate.

Ø      Two men of Middle Eastern descent drove through a gate at Citgo West after it was opened to let a delivery truck out. The men drove straight down to the oil docks where a ship was moored. Before security personnel could arrive, the men boarded the ship for several minutes, and were en-route back out of the facility.

The men claimed to be selling electronic equipment. In a search of their truck by the sheriff’s office, a loaded pistol was found in the cab. They had also been denied access at an adjacent facility shortly before this incident.[66]

The FBI investigated a case of a “Middle Eastern-looking” man photographing the Ultramar Diamond Shamrock refinery in Three Rivers, Texas, near Corpus Christi. On November 22, 2001, a refinery employee saw the man taking pictures from Highway 281. The man sped away when refinery employees approached his vehicle, a Dodge van rented from McAllen, Texas.

The FBI was called in to investigate. Live Oak County Sheriff Larry Busby said the FBI never followed up with his office after the incident. Busby and Three Rivers police chief Ace Robbins had been on the alert ever since September 11 when a suspicious aircraft was seen circling the Ultramar refinery.[67]

In June 2004, groups of young and neatly dressed “Middle Eastern-looking” men were also spotted near the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona’s Cochise County near Tombstone and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Huachuca. A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol in Tucson said he was not at liberty to discuss the country of origin of the Middle Eastern-looking men.[68]

According to FBI sources, “Middle Eastern-looking” or “Middle Eastern descent” are internal code words used to describe Israelis without having to face the inevitable political problems of identifying them as such.

Copies of Department of Homeland Security morning briefs, classified “For Official Use Only,” were mistakenly leaked to the public from an Energy Department web site. The briefs contain a number of references to suspicious “Middle East looking” persons seen around sensitive U.S. facilities. The descriptions match identically the behavior of Israeli “art students” cited in the DEA Report and various other law enforcement encounters with Israeli “movers.”

The September 27, 2004 brief stated:

FOUO) MAINE: Suspicious Persons in Southwest Harbor. According to 23 September USCG reporting, a concerned citizen reported suspicious behavior by three men of possible Middle Eastern descent at a convenience store located in Southwest Harbor. The men were asking if any local businesses rented power boats, kayaks, or bikes. The men were driving a maroon-colored van with Florida license plates.

The reporting citizen stated that although he initially thought the men’s behavior was suspicious, he did not think to report it, until he learned that the Queen Mary II would be making a port visit to Bar Harbor on 27 September. An investigation is ongoing. (COGARD Southwest Harbor; 23 Sep 04; HSOC 3577-04)

MASSACHUSETTS: Possible Video Surveillance of Interstate Highway. According to military reporting, on 22 September, in Lexington, a military member reported observing four Middle Eastern individuals standing on an I-95 overpass videotaping the northbound traffic and recording information into a notebook. Reportedly, the same military member recalled observing two of the individuals on the same overpass in late February or early March 2004. (AFOSI Talon 102-23-09-04-2297; 23 Sep 04; HSOC 3579-04)[69]

From the September 29, 2004 briefing there were additional reports of suspicious “Middle Easterners,” in addition to a report from San Francisco about suspicious activity by two individuals whose van was traced to a jewelry store in Seattle:

FLORIDA: Suspicious Photographing and Videotaping of High-Rise Buildings Including the Main Street Bridge and the Skyway. According to 25 September Jacksonville Regional Domestic Security Task Force reporting, in downtown Jacksonville, an off-duty police officer reported seeing one of three people, whom he described as Middle Eastern in appearance, photographing and videotaping high-rise buildings, to include the Main Street Bridge and the Skyway.

When the off-duty police officer pulled alongside the minivan, the individual with the camera immediately put it down, and the minivan departed the area. The off-duty police officer reported the minivan’s license plate and description. The registration showed the minivan was maroon, while the vehicle the officer saw appeared gray. An investigation is on-going. (FDLE Daily Brief, 28 Sep 04; HSOC 3629-04)

(FOUO) WASHINGTON / CALIFORNIA: Suspicious Activity at USCG Group San Francisco. According to USCG reporting, on 23 September, Coast Guard members observed two individuals in a blue van taking pictures of the Bay Bridge and surrounding area in front of USCG Group San Francisco’s main gate. The license plates were traced to a jewelry store address in Seattle, Washington. Additional checks revealed that the two individuals were not owners, employed or had any association with the store. An investigation is on-going. (COGARD San Francisco, 28 Sep 04; HSOC 3630-04)[70]

From the September 30, 2004, Homeland Security brief, there were further descriptions of “Middle Eastern” activity:

FOUO) WASHINGTON: Suspicious Activity of Two Middle Eastern Males on Ferry. According to USCG reporting, on 27 September, in Seattle, two Middle Eastern males were observed studying the schematic of the Wenatchee Ferry for an extended period of time. As soon as the two males noticed an employee approaching, they immediately walked away from the schematic and picked up a magazine to ward off attention.

At the end of the voyage, the two males returned to their vehicle. A license plate check revealed the vehicle belonged to a rental company. Information from the rental company on the vehicle indicated that it was a rented to a business located in Tukwila. The business was unable to be located. An investigation is on-going. (COGARD FIST Seattle, 28 Sep 04; HSOC 3657-04)[71]

On October 14, 2004, a further report on “Middle Eastern” activity:

Suspicious Activity at Andrews AFB Main Gate. According to military reporting, on 12 October, Andrews AFB security officers observed a possible Middle Eastern male photographing the main gate area using what appeared to be a small, disposable camera. When a security officer approached the individual to question him, the unidentified male left the gate area, walked across the street, met up with another individual believed to also be of Middle Eastern origin, entered a white, late-model Pontiac Grand Am and quickly departed the area. Reportedly, a possible Middle Eastern female was sitting in the back of the vehicle. (AFOSI Talon 331-12-10-04-2484, 12 Oct 04; HSOC 3876-04)[72]

A particularly suspicious report was found in the October 19, 2004 brief. Several teams of Israeli art students had cased U.S. Air Force bases, including Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City:

MISSOURI: Suspicious Telephone Calls. According to military reporting, on 15 October, at Whiteman Air Force Base [home base for the B-2 bomber], an unknown male, described as having a heavy Middle Eastern accent, telephonically contacted the 509 th Munitions Squadron, claiming that he represented a not-for-profit organization and wanted to confirm the squadron’s address.

Reportedly, when questioned about his organization, the unknown caller became belligerent and ended the phone call. On 16 October, another member of the 509 th Munitions Squadron received a call at his residence on his personal cellular telephone from an unknown individual—also described as having a Middle Eastern accent—who solicited information related to Whiteman AFB, where the military member worked, and other operationally related questions. The military member did not provide any information to the caller and hung up. An investigation is on-going. (USAF Talon Report, 207-18-10-04-2533, 18 Oct 04; HSOC 3953-04)[73]

From the October 26, 2004 brief:

(FOUO) ILLINOIS: Possible Surveillance Activity. According to the Illinois State Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC), on 22 October, in Joliet, at a worksite at the McDonough Street Bridge, a construction foreman observed a male of possible Middle Eastern origin taking photographs of the bridge. When the foreman told the unidentified male to leave, the individual became upset and continued to photograph nearby buildings before departing the area. Reportedly, the individual left in a Chevrolet Cavalier with Minnesota plates which have been traced back to a finance company in Boca Raton, Florida. (Illinois State Police STIC, 25 Oct 04; HSOC 4065-04)[74]

From the December 9, 2004 brief yet another incident involving a U.S. Air Force Base:

TEXAS: DoD Lesson Plans Stolen from USAF Member Hotel Room / Possible Surveillance Activities. According to 7 December military reporting, in San Antonio at Lackland AFB, on 30 November, USAF personnel arrived at a local hotel and noticed four possible Middle Eastern males behaving suspiciously. Approximately three to four days later, the men were observed counting and photographing the doors to the rooms belonging to the USAF members.

Reportedly, the men always traveled together, and appeared to be purposely present when the USAF members gathered for breakfast. The men were also noted to have the “No Service” door magnets posted on their doors throughout the day. On 6 December, one USAF member reported that his lesson plans were stolen from his room. The other USAF members reported that nothing was missing, but personal items were seemingly out of place in their rooms to include open drawers and closet doors. An investigation is on-going. (AFOSI Talon #409-07-12-04-2968, 7 Dec 04; HSOC 4701-04)[75]

Another suspicious case was reported in the December 28, 2004 briefing involving two “Middle Easterners” with Florida connections:

(FOUO) NEW JERSEY: Suspicious Activity at Critical Infrastructure. According to a Call-in report, on 20 December, at a Dam in Morris County, a Vehicle occupied by two males of possible Middle Eastern descent entered a restricted area.

A Dam employee approached the vehicle and advised the subjects that they were on private property. The two subjects claimed that they wanted to take one last look at the reservoir and dam before they relocated to Florida. The Dam employee ordered the subjects to leave the premises, informing them that local law enforcement had been contacted. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed leaving the premises. (Call in, 27 December 04: HSOC 4929-04)[76]

The December 30, 2004 brief actually contained a report concerning Israeli-Ukrainians detained in Buffalo for passport fraud:

(FOUO) NEW YORK: Ukrainian Nationals Attempt Entry with Photo-Substituted Passports and Visas. According to BTS reporting, on 29 December, Ukrainian nationals Ivan SERNOWSKIY (DOB: 10/25/1968, A97914917) and Maria FESTUK (DOB: 06/20/1975, A97914918) arrived by bus at the Buffalo, NY Port of Entry (POE) claiming to be an Israeli couple named Vyesheslav and Marya URMANOV. The couple applied for admission as visitors for pleasure. SERNOWSKIY presented Israeli passport 8400058 in the name of Vyesheslav URMANOV (DOB: 03/12/1965) with a visa issued in Tel Aviv on November 29, 2000 (foil 41200881).

FESTUK presented Israeli passport 6830276 in the name of Marya URMANOV (DOB: 06/20/1975) with machine-readable visa (20011717790001). The Automated Biometrics Identification System (IDENT) checks resulted in a fingerprint mismatch on Mr. URMANOV. The couple was referred to secondary for further examination. NTC research revealed a recent photo of Vyesheslav URMANOV which was forwarded to CBP officers for comparison. SERNOWSKIY was confronted with the fingerprint and photograph discrepancies and admitted his true identity.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office accepted this case for prosecution. CBP determined both aliens were inadmissible to the U.S. (willful misrepresentation of material fact), refused their admission, and detained them for prosecution. (BTS Daily Operations Report, 30 Dec 04; HSOC 4958-04)

The December 30 brief also included a report reminiscent of Israeli art student surveillance of Federal buildings and offices:

(FOUO) MARYLAND: Possible Surveillance of Federal Building in Baltimore. According ICE reporting 28 December, a Special Agent from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General (HUD-OIG) observed three individuals conducting possible surveillance of two federal facilities in Baltimore, MD. The two male and one female subjects, described as being of Middle Eastern descent, were seen videotaping the US Customs House and the Appraiser Building. Each of the subjects had their own camera.

The agent notified contract guards inside the Appraiser Building. When the agent and guards went outside to contact the subjects, the three individuals hid their cameras and departed the area, with each subject traveling in a separate direction. The Baltimore City Police Department Intelligence Unit was notified, and the matter has been referred to an FPS Special Agent for further investigation. (ICE Daily Summary, 29 Dec 04; HSOC 4962-04)[77]

The January 5, 2005 brief also mentioned an incident involving a named Israeli citizen:

ISRAEL: Citizen of Israel Subject of TIPOFF and TSA No Fly has Visa Revoked on January 3. According to BTS reporting on 5 January, Samuel COHEN (DOB: 07/20/1969) arrived at LAX on COPA airlines from Lima, Peru, seeking admission as a visitor for pleasure. At LAX, the CT Watch determined that COHEN was a TIPOFF and NO FLY match. Close coordination resulted in the Department of State (DOS) revoking COHEN’s visa on the spot.

As a result of this revocation, COHEN was found to not be in possession of proper documents and was processed for an Expedited Removal. He is scheduled to depart 5 January, from the United States on COPA airlines flight CM303. (BTS Daily Operations Report, 5 Jan 05, HSOC 0033-05)[78]

On July 27, 2005, it was revealed that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation (MTA) Authority’s Interagency Counter Terrorism Task Force was maintaining a database of individuals stopped and questioned for filming bridge and tunnel crossings around New York City. Some of the people in the database were stopped on more than one occasion for filming and photographing bridges and tunnels and in one case an individual who was stopped for filming a New York area bridge was discovered to be driving the same vehicle as another person who was stopped earlier for filming the Verazano Narrows Bridge.

An MTA source revealed that much of the filming did not involve regular tourists, but much more. The source said the filming “appear[ed] to be more than just casual filming.” The filmers and photographers were concentrating on bridge beams (as in the case of the Memphis I-40 bridge) and security checkpoints.

The MTA database includes individuals stopped for filming the bridges and tunnels under the control of the MTA: Verrazano, Triborough, Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Henry Hudson, Marine Parkway, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial, the Midtown Tunnel and the Battery Tunnel.[79] A number of Federal law enforcement authorities report that suspicious Israelis continue to be stopped around the nation photographing and filming sensitive facilities and infrastructures but are not charged and brought to trial.

In October 2004, a suspicious Israeli was detained by the Delaware County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department. Two miles of State Highway 20, east of Jay, were closed down while an Oklahoma State Police Bomb squad searched the Israeli’s car for “possible terrorist activities.”

As has been the modus operandi in such cases, the FBI from Tulsa questioned the Israeli, who could not produce either a passport or a visa, and released him after seven hours. The Israeli had an Arizona driver’s license showing an address in Gentry, Arkansas. The FBI said they were familiar with the Israeli. Delaware County Undersheriff Dale Eberle did not disclose the Israeli’s identity since he was never arrested.

The 40-year old Israeli, who was married to a U.S. citizen, had been traveling around the Tulsa area with a tubular camera on the roof of his car. Police were notified that the camera looked like a pipe bomb. Eberle said police were concerned that the Israeli may have been targeting the Pensacola Dam and two watersheds that feed Tulsa.  The Israeli had recording devices and tools in his car, according to a police inventory.

The Israeli had been asking questions about local industries in Jay and when he stopped at a local diner he refused to use a glass or silverware because he did not want to leave fingerprints.[80]

On May 15, 2003, Cloudcroft, New Mexico Police Chief Gene Green stopped a U-Haul van in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, near the White Sands Missile Test Range, for speeding. According to the Alamogordo Daily News, the two truck drivers had Israeli driver’s licenses and claimed they were hauling furniture from Austin to Chicago. Yet the rental agreement had expired two days earlier and New Mexico was way off track from the Austin to Chicago route.

The Israelis then changed their story–they claimed they were dropping off furniture in Deming, New Mexico. But they could not provide a delivery address in the town. Also, their rental agreement was only for intrastate use in Illinois. Inside the truck, Chief Green found junk furniture not worth moving anywhere and 50 boxes that the Israelis claimed were a “private delivery.”

The Israelis were turned over to INS and nothing more was heard about them or their “cargo.”[81] Consumers who have hired them have complained about suspicious behavior and illegal practices of Israeli-owned moving companies from Wisconsin to Florida to Pennsylvania. Advanced Moving Systems of Sunrise, Florida, an Israeli-owned moving company, complained that police in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina stopped several of its crews. The firm’s owner, Zion Rokah, claimed the police were “xenophobic and racist.”[82]

Almost one year earlier, on May 7, 2002, two Israelis were arrested in Oak Harbor, Washington, near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Police and Naval law enforcement investigators found traces of TNT and plastic explosives in a rental truck driven by the Israelis after they were stopped for speeding. One of the Israelis had an expired visa, an international driver’s license, and no identification.

They claimed they had delivered furniture in Oak Harbor and were on their way back to Canada. A bomb-sniffing dog reacted to traces of explosive material on the truck’s steering wheel and gear shift. The FBI later said the explosive tests were negative and the INS, in keeping with tradition, refused to comment on the case.[83]  In the days following September 11, a number of residents of Island County called emergency centers to report sightings of “Middle Eastern” looking men driving Canadian trucks.[84]

In a similar incident on May 21, 2004, two Israeli men, Tamir D. Sason and Daniel Levy, both of Metar, Israel, and reported to have been working for an Atlanta moving company, attempted to enter the King’s Bay, Georgia U.S. Naval Submarine base. They were supposedly contracted to move someone from the base.

As with the Whidbey Island incident, a bomb-sniffing dog alerted to a briefcase in the truck. Security guards became suspicious when one of the Israelis could not provide proper identification. The base went into a three-hour security lockdown and a bomb squad inspected the truck. As in the other cases involving Israelis trying to penetrate security perimeters, the Israelis were handed over to immigration authorities and the FBI refused comment.

In addition to the FBI, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Navy Criminal Investigate Service were called in to investigate the Israeli incident.[85] King’s Bay is close to Sea Island, Georgia, the site of the June 2004 G-8 Summit, a fact that obviously piqued the interest of law enforcement officials in the area.

On May 10, 2004, two other Israeli “movers” were apprehended suspiciously close to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee and the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina where convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was incarcerated. Driving a Ryder rental truck leased in Plantation, Florida, Shmuel Dahan and Almaliach Naor, led Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris on a high-speed chase.

The Israelis claimed they were delivering furniture to West Virginia but Harris wondered why they would have been on the more remote two-lane U.S. Highway 23 rather than the faster Interstate 26. The Israelis also possessed false identification documents, Dahan a bogus Florida driver’s license issued in Plantation, Florida and Naor a fake identification card. Harris also searched a storage facility the Israelis rented in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

The FBI was called in to investigate but in typical fashion they turned the matter over the U.S. immigration officers who scheduled a deportation hearing. An FBI spokesman said the Israelis were guilty of nothing more than littering. Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms also joined the investigation. While chasing the Israelis, Harris noticed they threw a vial out of the truck. The Israelis later denied they threw anything out of the truck.

The ejected container was reported to have contained a suspicious “fuel source” that was sent to the Tennessee Emergency Management office in Sevierville, Tennessee. It was later discovered to have contained a mixture of a cleaning fluid called Astromid 18, Gluconic acid, and water. Harris said he was not sure why the substances were mixed together.

The Israelis also had a “Learn to Fly” brochure in their truck. Harris said he “got a sick feeling” when he saw the brochure and the business card of a Fort Launderdale, Florida-based flight instructor named Nissan Giat, another Israeli citizen. Police feared the Israelis might have been targeting the Nuclear Fuel Services plant in nearby Erwin, Tennessee. A lawyer for the Israelis later claimed they meant no harm, that Naor possessed a fake identification card so he could get into a Miami nightclub. Naor’s age was never given.[86]

Although the Federal government said the Israelis posed no danger, the state of Tennessee kept the case open. The DEA report on the activities of Israeli “art students” cited a case in which the Federal Protective Service arrested two Israeli art students in Plantation, Florida for possession of fake Social Security cards. Plantation was also the base of operations for Dahan.

On October 17, 2001, three Israelis driving a truck were discovered by Plymouth, Pennsylvania police with possession of a close-up videotape of the Sears Tower in Chicago. Plymouth Police Chief David McCann reviewed the tape and then found the Sony camera inside the truck.

The police had responded to a call that the Israelis were illegally dumping furniture into a dumpster behind a Pizzeria Uno restaurant from a tractor-trailer truck registered in Florida. When the restaurant manager confronted the Israeli driver he drove off quickly from the scene.

The leader of the team who drove the truck sporting the sign “Moving Systems Incorporated” was Moshe Elmakias. Two other Israelis, a woman named Ayelet Reisler, and a man named Ron Katar, were also questioned by Plymouth police after the truck was seen parked. Reisler had a German passport in one name and a prescription in another name.

Whitpain, Pennsylvania Police  later discovered that the truck’s operator log had been falsified. All the evidence of the Whitpain and Plymouth police was collected by the FBI, which then deep-sixed the investigation in typical FBI fashion when it came to Israeli surveillance and espionage activity in the United States. Elmakias and Katar were turned over to the INS but Reisler was released.[87]

The Interstate 40 Hernando De Soto Bridge in Memphis was also an apparent surveillance target for the Israelis. According to the Arkansas State Police, a few days after 911, the FBI and Memphis police were alerted to two Israelis (officially reported to be of “Middle Eastern” appearance) taking photographs of the De Soto span and the older Interstate 55 Bridge.

The Israelis were particularly interested in the undersides of the bridges. They had seven cameras of different sizes and makes. Upon being detained by the FBI, the men claimed to have diplomatic immunity and one produced a diplomatic passport. After the Israelis were turned over to the INS, the FBI dropped any further investigation.[88]

The Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis. Surveilled by Israelis a few days after 911.

In early October 2001, the FBI was on a nationwide search for six Israelis stopped by the police in the Midwest and found to be in possession of box cutters and “other equipment.” The Israelis also had photos and descriptions of a Florida nuclear power plant and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The Israelis were traveling in groups of three in two white sedans. Although the INS ordered the men released, the FBI was reported to be furious that the Israelis were allowed to flee, possibly to Canada.

The INS refused to reveal in what state the Israelis were stopped. Although their Israeli passports were reported valid, there was no way to know if their true identities matched those in the passports. The FBI refused to release the names and descriptions of the Israelis.

FBI Director Robert Mueller and Attorney General John Ashcroft held a news conference on October 2, 2001 warning that a new wave of terrorist attacks could be expected in the United States. Their warning came after the Israelis were stopped in the Midwest.[89] In what may have been a related case, six Israelis were arrested in Cleveland in mid-October and were held incommunicado. A seventh Israeli woman was also reported to have been arrested.[90]

On October 10, 2001, two Israelis, one a former Israeli Army Colonel and the other a Mossad agent, were arrested in the Mexican Congress with 9mm pistols and dynamite. According to the Mexican Justice Department official web site  “the head of Congressional Security Salvador Alarcón verified that the Israelis had in their possession nine hand grenades, sticks of dynamite, detonators, wiring and two 9mm ‘Glock’ automatics.” The Israelis were subsequently released after the intervention of the Israeli embassy in Mexico City.[91]

In 1990, the head of Colombia’s secret police, General Miguel Maza Marquez, blamed Israeli paramilitary training for a wave of terrorist attacks in Colombia during the entire year. These included the bombing of an Avianca passenger jet in November 1989 that killed 117 people, assassinations of local political leaders, and two attempts on his own life. A bombing of Maza’s police headquarters killed 63 people. Colombia responded to the Israeli involvement with terrorism by abrogating a 1962 no visa travel agreement with Israel.[92]

In April 2004, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister called in Israel’s ambassador to that nation to complain about two suspected Mossad agents arrested at Auckland airport after trying to obtain false New Zealand passports. The Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) had cooperated in the sting of the Israelis, identified as Elisha Cara and Uri Zoshe Kelman.

New Zealand and Australian police and intelligence services tied the Israelis to the Russian-Israeli mafia. Police were looking for a third suspected Mossad spy, Zev William Barkan, who was believed to have fled New Zealand for Israel, and a fourth unidentified Israeli believed to have gone into hiding in New Zealand. Barkan was later discovered to have served at Israeli embassies in Austria and Belgium.

Police later identified a New Zealander named Anthony David Resnick, a 13-year veteran of the Israeli Defense Force and a member of Auckland’s Jewish Council, as another conspirator in the Mossad operation. Resnick reportedly fled to Israel. Cara and Kelman were both released on bail with the provision that they remain at two separate Auckland hotels but both Israelis violated their bail and checked out of their hotels.[93]

They were eventually sentenced to six months in jail and New Zealand protested the illegal Mossad operation in New Zealand by suspending relations with Israel.[94] There were reports that the Israeli operation extended to Australia and that the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) may have tipped off its New Zealand counterpart about the espionage ring. After tipping off New Zealand about Cara and his accomplices, Australian agents raided Cara’s rental home on Sydney’s north shore.

Cara’s front was a Haifa-based travel agency called Eastward Bound.[95] After it was discovered that Kelman, an Israeli-Canadian, used a Canadian passport to enter New Zealand, Canada lodged a protest with Israel. In 1997, after two Mossad agents on an assassination mission were caught in Jordan using Canadian passports, Israel agreed to refrain from using Canadian passports in its intelligence operations.[96]

In February 2005, it was reported that Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ordered a senior Israeli embassy officer in Canberra to leave the country for his intelligence ties to Cara and Kelman. Although the opposition Australian Labor and Green parties demanded details of the explusion of the suspected Mossad agent, the John Howard government remained tight lipped about the matter.[97] Israeli President Moshe Katsav cancelled a March 2005 trip to New Zealand over the affair but he visited Australia on schedule.

On January 12, 2000, Indian Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) agents arrested 11 Israelis disguised as Islamic preachers (“tabliqis”) before they boarded a Bangladesh Biman Airlines flight from Calcutta to Dhaka.  The 11 Israelis, reported at first to be Afghans who spent some time in Iran, were to attend an Islamic conference in Dhaka but the government of Bangladesh denied them a visa.

They all had one-way tickets to Dhaka, something that triggered alarms in Bangladesh. CBI officials were surprised when they discovered the arrested Islamic preachers were actually Israelis from the West Bank.

After the Israelis were arrested, Israel exerted enormous pressure on the Indians to release them and permit them to return to Tel Aviv. A CBI official said, “It appeared that they could be working for a sensitive organization in Israel and were on a mission to Bangladesh.” It was suspected that the Israelis, who could have been Afghan Jews, may have been recruited by Mossad to penetrate Al Qaeda cells in Bangladesh.[98]

On January 11, 2000, India’s Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued a Top Secret circular (NO: ER/BCAS/PIC/CIRCULAR/99), regarding a possible hijacking attempt on a Bangladesh Biman aircraft in India. The circular was signed by India’s regional civil aviation security chief at Calcutta Airport and copies were sent to other Indian agencies as well as to the Bangladesh Biman office in Calcutta. It was this alert that helped India and Bangladesh nab the 11 Israelis the following day.[99]

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The DEA-INS continued to have a “keen interest” in the activities of the Israeli art students. The DEA believed there may have been links between the Israeli espionage teams and trafficking in the drug Ecstasy. Although the Israelis denied any espionage activity in the United States, some of their supporters in the Bush administration have defended the art students claiming, “It is quite normal for young Israelites to travel around the world for one year after they complete their military service.”

A March 8, 2002, an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal summed up the general angst and suspicion over the activities of the Israeli art students:

When U.S. authorities suspect an organized team of spies is seeking to infiltrate sensitive federal office buildings and the homes of government employees, they should arrest and interrogate to get to the bottom of the plot. Instead, a draft report from the Drug Enforcement Administration reports that young Israelis posing as art students but suspected of espionage activities were merely deported.

DEA first said the youths’ actions “may well be an organized intelligence-gathering activity.” But immigration officials deported the suspicious Israelis, said to number in the dozens, for visa violations.

Perhaps the officials had forgotten the case of Jonathan Pollard, a civilian Navy intelligence officer who gave classified information to the Israelis. It was an operation that Israel eventually acknowledged was known and approved of in the highest reaches of the Israeli government. Pollard has served some 13 years of a life sentence.

The recent arrests were made in a number of major U.S. cities from California to Florida, amid public warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies about suspicious behavior by people posing as Israeli art students and “attempting to bypass facility security and enter federal buildings.”

The United States owes no duty to Israel to ignore spying. Israel, it could be argued, should at least be grateful enough to the United States that it should be reluctant to try to steal secrets.[100]

Perhaps the espionage incident would have faded entirely had it not been for the fact that similar art students, with unbelievable alibis, were caught in 2003 by Canadian security police around the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa.

On September 12, 2003, nine Israeli art students were arrested by Canadian Immigration officers and Ottawa police on Lisgar Street, just a few blocks from Parliament Hill, the day after the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The Canadian police were tipped off by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) that the Israelis, who were reported selling paintings in downtown Ottawa, were possible Mossad agents.

The Israeli embassy spokesman in Ottawa used the same sort of language used by his Washington, DC counterpart to brush aside the arrests as routine, “We don’t know full details about what the paintings were but it was a completely commercial matter,” said Ben Forer, the spokesman for the Israeli embassy.[101]

The arrests followed similar arrests of Israeli art students in Calgary, Toronto, and Saskatoon, according to Canadian Immigration officials. Residents of the Ottawa suburban district of Centrepoint had complained about Israelis selling fake art in 2001. Canadian authorities issued exclusion orders for all nine Israelis arrested in Ottawa and ordered them deported. Residents of the Ottawa suburban district of Centrepoint had complained about Israelis selling fake art in 2001.

In August 2004, two ringleaders of an Israeli “art student” door-to-door sales scam, Guy Grinberg and Yukov Senior, were deported from Canada for operating an art sales ring in Alberta. The “art student” ring operated in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer. Eight others were rounded up with the art sales ringleaders. Three apparently escaped Canadian law enforcement arrest.[102] In neighboring Manitoba, twelve Israelis – six men and six women – were arrested in Winnipeg for selling the junk art.[103]

It is interesting to note the answers that some of the Israelis gave when they were questioned by the immigration court. Thanks to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, transcripts of the hearings were made available and they permit the reader to have an inside view of how the Israeli art selling rings operated, both in Canada and the United States. Five transcripts were provided but two provide interesting details of the art selling rings.

The Canadian immigration authorities did not believe most of the evasive explanations provided by the Israelis. The answers of the team leader, Roy Laniado, are extremely interesting, especially his discussion of his “boss,” an unnamed individual who traveled from the United States to Canada. As a result of the secrecy surrounding the INS roundup of some 120 Israeli “art students” in the United States, Americans never had the opportunity to know the inside story of how the operation worked:

Minutes of a hearing

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Le ministre de la Citoyenneté et de l’Immigration

and / et

EINAV SOFER

AMIT YEHUDAI

September 17th, 2003, Ottawa

BY MEMBER:

–                So, I’ll state that my name is Pierre Turmel.  I am a member of the Immigration Division.  Today is September the 17th, 2003, and I’ve been asked to preside an admissibility hearing concerning Einav Sofer.

BY MEMBER (to persons concerned)

–                I’m sorry maybe for the pronunciation of your name.

A.             You pronounce it good.

–                And Amit Yehudai.

Q.             That is you?

A.             Yeah.

Q.             Okay.  First, I’d like to know if you fully understand English?

A.             Yes.

Q.             Or if you’d like to have the assistance of a Hebrew interpreter?

A.             We understand everything.

–                You understand everything.

Q.             What about you, Mr. Yehudai?

A.             I understand.

–                Okay.

Q.             Now, do you consent to the holding of this hearing in the presence of one another?  Would you like to have your hearing separately, or if you are in agreement to have your hearing at the same time than Mr. Yehudai?

A.             We agree.

Q.             It is okay?

A.             (Mr. Cole) Yeah.

–                Okay, then.

The person to my right is the Minister’s counsel, Madame Sybill Powell.

Q.             Now, you have been told that a hearing was to take place today.  Am I correct?

A.             (Ms. Sofer) Yes.

Q.             You’ve received the documents to that effect?

A.             Yes.

A.             Yes.

–                On that Notice to Appear for the hearing there is a mention to the effect that you may be represented by a lawyer.

A.             (Ms. Sofer) No, we don’t want to be represented by a lawyer.

–                You talk for yourself.

A.             I don’t want to be represented.

Q.             You don’t want to have a lawyer?

A.             I’m sorry.

A.             (inaudible)

–                You don’t want a lawyer too.  Okay, if you change your mind, you just let me know, okay, and I will act accordingly, okay.

There’s another person in this room who is Mr. Yehudai’s girlfriend.  She is here as an observer.  I will only state that observers cannot intervene in any way during the course of the hearing.  Okay.

Now, I have received documents.  You have copies of the same.  I will file these documents into the record of the hearing.  The referral under subsection 44(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, dated the 15th of September 2003, at Ottawa, will form Exhibit C-1 into your respective file.

EXHIBIT C-1 – SUBSECTION 44(2) REFERRAL – SEPT. 15TH, 2003
And the other document, which is the report made under subsection 44(1), dated the 12th of September 2003, at Ottawa, will form Exhibit C-2.

EXHIBIT C-2 – SUBSECTION 44(1) REPORT – SEPT. 12TH, 2003
Q.             Now, Ms. Sofer, you’ve read that report?

A.             Yes.

Q.             Do you fully understand its contents?

A.             Yes.

Q.             And what about you, Mr. Yehudai, have you read it in full?

A.             (no verbal reply)

–                You’re nodding your head in an affirmative way.

A.             Yes.

–                But you have to speak up.  Everything is being recorded.

A.             Okay.

–                Okay.

Q.             And do you fully understand the content of the report?

A.             Yes, sir.

–                Yes.

Now, I’ll tell you what I’m here for, okay.  I first have to determine if you have a right to enter and/or remain into Canada.  This right is restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. If you are not such a person, I will then have to look at the report made against you in order to determine if you have contravened any of the dispositions of the Immigration Act, and more precisely, the ones appearing on the report.

If I find you have not, I’ll say it and the inquiry will end there.  However, if I find that you have contravened the dispositions of the Immigration Act, I’ll have no other choice but to make an Exclusion Order in your cases.  This will mean that you will have to leave the country, and you will be prohibited from coming back to this country for a certain period of time.  I’ll tell you at the end of the hearing depending on the breaches to the Immigration Act how long you’ll be prohibited from coming back.

Q.             Okay, understood?

A.             (Mr. Yehudai) Yes, sir.

Q.             Following my explanations, are you still ready to proceed now…

A.             Yes.

A.             Yes.

Q.             …without a lawyer?

A.             Yes.

A.             Yes.

–                Yes, okay.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

Q.             Madame Powell, do you wish to call these persons as witness?

A.             Yes.

–                Okay.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Ms. Sofer, would you please stand up and raise your right hand.  Do you solemnly affirm that the evidence you are about to give shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

A.             Yes, your honour.

–                Thank you.

A.             Can I sit?

–                Yes.

Q.             Do you solemnly affirm that the evidence you will give at this hearing will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

A.             Yes, sir.

–                Thank you.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                Your witness.

Q.             Who do you want to start with?

A.             Ms. Sofer.

–                Ms. Sofer.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

–                Please state your full name for the record.

A.             Einav Sofer.  It’s. E.I.N.A.V. the first name, and the last name is S.O.F.E.R.

Q.             And do you have any other names?

A.             No.

Q.             What is your date of birth?

A.             The 26th of December 1976.

Q.             And where were you born?

A.             In Israel, Vesai (phonetic), the name of the town.

Q.             Okay, and what is your citizenship?

A.             Israeli.

Q.             Are you  Canadian citizen?

A.             No.

Q.             Are you permanent resident of Canada?

A.             Am I?

Q.             Do you have any permanent residency in Canada?

A.             No.

Q.             When did you enter Canada?

A.             The 6th of August.

Q.             Where?

A.             Toronto.

Q.             What was your purpose for coming to Canada?

A.             Travel in the beginning, then to go to work.

Q.             What did you tell the Port of Entry you were going to do in Canada?

A.             That I came to visit.

Q.             Just to visit?

A.             Yes.

–                Okay.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You did not reveal you were coming here to…

A.             No.

Q.             …engage in employment?

A.             No.

Q.             Why not?

A.             Because in the beginning when I came I didn’t thought that I’m going to work.  I thought (inaudible) in Canada because I’m student and I came only for two months, and then I met one guy who told me about this law, and I went to work and I didn’t thought from the beginning to come to work.  Because I was working as my money.  And then he told me about this, and I thought why not.  I didn’t check this.

Q.             Did not you know before coming here that you…

A.             Coming to work, no.

Q.             That there was, this activity going on in Canada…

A.             No, I heard about.

–                There is advertising being…

A.             In Israel.

–                …being made in Israel, yes.

A.             I heard from people that came here.  They told me.  Now I don’t need to change everything.

Q.             You had not seen that ad before?

A.             Because didn’t thought about coming to work because I was working in (inaudible) Service in Israel while studying.  And I thought to myself, okay, this is too much, I’m going to come on vacation.  I will come for two months, and then my boyfriend also will come to join me.  And that’s it.   And then I heard about this here.  I met one Israeli guy and he told me about this thing that they doing and I thought to myself why not. And it was a big mistake, excuse me.

Q.             And you intended on departing Canada at which date?

A.             With my boyfriend (inaudible).

Q.             When were you originally scheduled to depart Canada?

A.             We’re supposed to be on 20 October, on the 20 of October because I’m starting my school on 26th.

–                Okay.

A.             So, my (inaudible).  So until the end of summer vacation.

–                Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Who is, there’s a note left Shara.

A.             Shahaman (phonetic), this is the Israeli guy that I met.

Q.             Okay, when did you meet him?

A.             In a bar.  He told me about this thing.

Q.             Why did you come to Ottawa?

A.             Because I started in Montreal and… No, I started in Toronto, and then I went to Montreal, and then to Ottawa, and I thought to go after that maybe to Vancouver and to keep on travelling.  And also to go after that to North.  I can tell you, to see the Northern Lights in Alberta, in Saskatchewan.  Just travelling in the big city in the beginning.

Q.             Did you know anybody in Ottawa?

A.             No, nobody.  I didn’t know anybody when I came to Canada actually.  I know this family here, a family.

Q.             Who’s Dan?

A.             Dan?

–                There’s note that you spent two weeks in Montreal at a friend’s house, Dan.

A.             Ah, this is a friend from Israel that I spent with there.  I was staying with Isabel house, in Isabel house, and also with my friend Dan. But he’s a guy I met also on the street.  I didn’t know him from Israel.  Like, you know, Israeli people we always know one each other.  If you go on the street and you just start to speak with people and that’s it.

–                All right.

Q.             Now, when did you start to work in Ottawa?

A.             I don’t remember the correct date.

–                Approximately.

A.             Around two weeks ago, something like that.

Q.             And what did you do?

A.             Like it’s written.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             Like it’s written, selling (inaudible).

–                Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             And how many did you sell?

A.             I don’t know exactly how much. But I can tell you how much I believe around, like around eight-hundred (800), six-hundred (600).

Q.             Eight-hundred (800) dollars in total or per week?

A.             No, per week.

Q.             Did you have an employment authorization?

A.             No.

Q.             Did you apply for an employment authorization?

A.             No.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             So you were making between six-hundred (600) and eight-hundred (800) dollars a week?

A.             Yeah.

Q.             You were doing good?

A.             (inaudible).

–                You were doing good.

A.             Yes.

–                You’re a good saleswoman.

A.             Actually I didn’t do it for the selling, but it was important.

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             I didn’t do it for the selling because I thought about something else.   I didn’t do it for the money actually.

–                No, no, yeah, yeah.

Q.             But I mean it was easy for you to sell those paintings?

A.             Yes, because I can explain about art, and I know a lot about art because I’m offering art in Israel my country. So (inaudible), and like I said in the beginning my main idea wasn’t to sell them. My main idea was to come to people and talk to them about the thing that I know, to give them maybe a small knowledge about art, what I’m doing. And (inaudible) because this.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Were these your paintings?

A.             No, no. I’m doing my own painting in Israel. I’m doing my own art.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to member)

–                Those are all the questions I have for her.

A.             Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

–                Now, sir, could you please state your name for the record.

A.             My name is Amit Yehudai, Y.E.H.U.D.A.I.

Q.             Okay.  You have any other names?

A.             No.

Q.             So what is your date of birth?

A.             Sixth of August 78.

Q.             Sixth of August?

A.             Seventy-eight.

–                Okay.

Q.             So where were you born?

A.             In (inaudible).

Q.             What is your citizenship?

A.             Israeli.

Q.             Are you a Canadian citizen?

A.             No.

Q.             Are you permanent resident of Canada?

A.             No.

Q.             When did you enter Canada?

A.             Fifth of August.

Q.             Where?

A.             Toronto.

Q.             And what did you tell the Port of Entry your purpose of coming to Canada was?

A.             For visiting.

Q.             And what was your purpose of coming to Canada?

A.             My purpose was to see (inaudible)

Q.             Had you met before?

A.             Yes.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Where?

A.             In Toronto.

Q.             You’ve been here before?

A.             (no verbal reply)

Q.             When was that?

A.             Probably two years ago.

Q.             Two years ago?

A.             (no verbal reply)

Q.             Have you kept in touch over the past two years?

A.             (no verbal reply)

BY PERSON CONCERNED-MS. SOFER (to member)

–                Sir, (…inaudible…)

A.             Yeah.

–                I’m sorry.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Do you know each other?

A.             (Ms. Sofer) (inaudible).

Q.             You’ve travelled together?

A.             No.

Q.             You arrive on the same day?

A.             Yes.  We met in the airport, sir.

–                Okay.

A.             And then (inaudible).

–                Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned-Mr. Yehudai)

Q.             Who met you at the airport?

A.             Who met me, Roy.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             I’m sorry?

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Roy?

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You met Roy Maniato?

A.             Yes.

Q.             At the airport. You knew him?

A.             I knew him from Israel but in another situation.

Q.             Why was he at the airport to meet you on arrival?

A.             No, he was just picking me up and then I went to Montreal.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Did he take you to Montreal?

A.             What?

Q.             Did he take you to Montreal?

A.             No, I rented a car.

Q.             How long did you stay in Montreal?

A.             Like one month, something like that.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned-Ms. Sofer)

Q.             Have you also got picked up at the airport by Roy Maniato?

A.             No. I went, I took a taxi because I didn’t know where. I took a taxi to hotel, and then Amit came to the hotel, and that I arrived, (inaudible).  And then it was after I came with him to Montreal.

Q.             With Roy?

A.             No, with Amit. Because I didn’t know (inaudible).

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned-Mr. Yehudai)

Q.             So Roy picked you up at the airport and you went back to his house?

A.             No, to hotel.

Q.             To his hotel?

A.             Not this hotel. I look (…inaudible…) hotel next to the airport.

A.             (Ms. Sofer) I can, if (inaudible) to talk, or you can check also on the ticket.  I can and I went, nobody came to pick me. I took a cab to one place that my friend that she was travelling, she told me to go in Toronto. That it’s a very good place and a cheap one. And then Amit also came to this place.  And then the day after we went together to Montreal.

Q.             So you just met in the airport, or you met at the hotel?

BY MEMBER (to person concerned-Ms. Sofer)

Q.             At the hotel, not at the airport?

A.             Yes, at the airport.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned-Ms. Sofer)

Q.             So you just went to Montreal then?

A.             Yeah, because, you know, I didn’t know anybody, so he said that he was going to Montreal, so I went.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned-Mr. Yehudai)

Q.             All right, so you went to Montreal and visited your girlfriend?

A.             Yes, my girlfriend.

Q.             And that was your reason for coming to Canada?

A.             Yes.

Q.             What was your… why did Roy pick you up? Did you contact him before you were coming to Canada?

A.             It was like, like it you said about the advertisement, something there in advertisement. So it was like kind of, like an option, like an (inaudible).

Q.             Okay, so you had answered the ad in Israel?

A.             What?

Q.             You called the ad in Israel?

A.             Yes, yes.  I just want, you know, it was like my summer vacation, I like to travelling, so I called them to say an option. Maybe it could, you know. This could be just an option.

Q.             And when did you find out Roy was involved?

A.             I didn’t know that Roy. They told me like okay, if you want, you can come, some guy named Roy will wait for you. That’s it.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             The person you talked to told you…

A.             No…

Q.             …told you could come and a person by the name of Roy …

A.             Will pick me up, exactly.

Q.             …will pick you up…

A.             Exactly.

Q.             …at the airport?

A.             Exactly, because this kind of service they offer.

–                Yeah.

A.             Like small (inaudible) for you like when you come.

–                Uh-hum.

A.             But then the first and the main reason I came (…inaudible…) and I told him I go to Montreal and I need to think about it like this, to see if I want to go.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             But he was picking you up, but you knew that a person that you had contacted about work was picking you up at the airport?

A.             He pick me up.

–                Okay.

Q.             So at the Port of Entry did you mention that you were going to be meeting with a future employer?

A.             He wasn’t my employer. I met him also in Israel. He was my friend. I didn’t know. They told me Roy, but I knew him from Israel two years ago. When I talked with him…

Q.             When you knew that they told you that someone from their work would pick you up at the airport and meet you, is that correct?

A.             Yes.

Q.             Okay, and his name was Roy?

A.             Yes.

–                You didn’t know you knew him before. This is somebody named Roy that picked you up at the airport and he was involved in selling paintings, okay.

A.             This is true.

Q.             So when you came to the airport and the Port of Entry person said why are you here, you said?

A.             For visiting.

–                Okay.

A.             But I want to explain something. When he picked me up I wasn’t like in a status of a (inaudible). I told him also in the beginning that I come for Canada for my reason, and if it’s like, if I can combine go with him then it’s okay. But my reason coming was to see the (inaudible). So when he picked me up, it wasn’t like he picked up to work. He picked me up like this service, like this company like it’s doing like a favour for you.  They can (inaudible) you want to do. They treat you nice. So, you know, it’s like kind of (inaudible).

Q.             How much did you make selling paintings?

A.             Like six-hundred (600), seven-hundred (700).

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             When did you start selling paintings?

A.             What?

Q.             When did you start selling paintings?

A.             I sell frames not paintings.

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             I sell frames not paintings.

Q.             When did you start selling frames?

A.             After like (…inaudible…)

Q.             How long after you had arrived?

A.             Like three weeks and a half, something like that.

Q.             And in which city have you sold those frames?

A.             In Ottawa.

Q.             Here only, not in Montreal?

A.             Not in Montreal.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             When did you meet up with Roy again?

A.             After I had no contact with him, and I came Toronto.

Q.             Did you have an employment authorization?

A.             (inaudible).

Q.             Did you ever apply for employment authorization?

A.             (inaudible).

Q.             Pardon?

A.             No.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to member)

–                I have no further questions.

A.             Thank you.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Mr. Yehudai, …

A.             Yes.

Q.             …where is your girlfriend living?

A.             My girlfriend?

–                Yes.

A.             In Montreal.

Q.             Where?  What’s her address?

A.             It’s Rue Cuvillier.

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             Rue Cuvillier.

–                Would you spell that out for me.

A.             I don’t know the spelling in French. It’s Rue Avenue East Cauvillier, it’s C.A.U.V.I.L.L.E.R. Rue Cauviller it’s near Sherbrooke.

–                Okay, she is in the back of the room, I’ll ask her.

BY OBSERVER (to member)

–                La rue Cuvillier.

A.             Cuvillier.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Okay, is she living alone there or with her parents or?

A.             No, she live alone.

–                Alone.

Q.             Is she employed, would you know?

A.             Yes.

Q.             What does she do for a living?

A.             She work in a bookstore, in a bookstore.

Q.             In a bookstore?

A.             Yes.

Q.             Is full-time employer?

A.             I don’t know what is the status, but I think so.

Q.             Was she working five days a week?

A.             Five days, yes, four or five days.

–                Four, five days a week, okay.

Q.             And was she working during the time you were at her place?

A.             Yes.

Q.             She was?

A.             …

Q.             She didn’t take any holidays?

A.             She had sometimes like three days off so we could be together. But otherwise when she’s working she work like from ten to six or nine to ten. So still we have the day.

–                Uh-hum.

A.             And sometimes I go to meet her at her work (inaudible).

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             Sometimes I go to meet her at her work and (inaudible). So then (inaudible).

–                Yeah, okay.

Q.             And when you came to Ottawa in order to engage in employment did she come to Ottawa with you?

A.             If she come with me?

–                Yeah.

A.             No, I go on the weekends to Montreal.

Q.             In a weekend, during the weekend?

A.             Yes.

–                Yeah, okay.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                Madame Powell, I’d like to hear you with regards to the misrepresentation allegation concerning both of them.

A.             Of what Ms. Sofer has told us…

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             From what Ms. Sofer…

–                Yes.

A.             …has told us today…

–                Yes.

A.             …she basically says that she came to Canada and within a few short hours met up with someone. They both went to Montreal the next day. A few weeks later they end up in Ottawa not knowing that they would end up in Ottawa, I don’t believe, together.

She says that she knew nothing about this, about this painting before she came to Canada. She met somebody on the street who told her about it. And yet she would have been driving in a car the day after she arrived with someone that was very knowledgeable about it all the way to Montreal.

I find that what she said today that she came to travel, and that she just basically meet people on the street and move in with them. Difficult to believe in 2004, and I don’t believe that her only purpose to come to Canada was to solely travel and would like to see her described as misrepresentation, as well as (inaudible).

In terms of…

–                Hold on a second. I’ll give her immediately an opportunity to respond.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You’ve heard what Madame Powell said?

A.             What can I do now? I did something wrong. I know that I did something wrong. In the end the most important thing that I did something wrong.

The most important thing if I would say that I come to visit, nobody would believe me because everybody is looking on the last thing, the last thing was very terrible, is very wrong. And I can understand why she find it hard to believe me.

I can understand her and I respect what she’s saying because it sound to her very strange and she don’t know how the Israeli people like us how we talk to one each other. When we see one people in the street and just start talking one to each other. So, but the main important thing is that I did something wrong and I know it.

–                Okay.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                As concerns Mr. Yehudai.

A.             Mr. Yehudai had contacted this company before he left Israel. He had agreed to have someone from the company pick him up at the airport. Someone who he says that he later found out he already knew and someone that was very involved in the painting business.  I find it difficult to believe that he didn’t have at least some plan to take part in working when he came. And I believe that although it may not have been his main reason, certainly it was part of… part of what he planned to do here, and I believe that he should be described for misrepresentation (inaudible).

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

–                Yes.

A.             Regarding what she say, quite agree with, you know, just want to say it again that like she said the main reason come was not for work. I didn’t talk before about the work. It was only like an option, possibility. Because I’m a student. And then the thing that they pick me up, you know, it’s like to save the twenty-five bucks for the taxi, which for me it’s not worth it. And that’s it till I come to Montreal. I’m not saying after I work, and (inaudible). That’s it.

–                Ms. Sofer and Mr. Yehudai, you have both testified during the course of the admissibility hearing. Your testimony, firstly, permits me to conclude that you have no right to enter and/or remain into Canada given that you are not Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada. You both are citizens of Israel by birth in that country.

You have both testified having arrived in Canada on the 5th of August 2003, at Toronto.  And you have both subsequently engaged in employment without having first obtained the written authorization from the Immigration Department. You were selling paintings, and frames for you, Mr. Yehudai, and received a commission as a remuneration. You earned just between six to eight-hundred dollars per week.

So obviously there’s an allegation that has been established in that you contravened the dispositions of paragraph 41(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in that on a balance of probabilities there are reasons to believe you are a foreign national who is inadmissible for failure to comply with a requirement of the Act. That was the requirement of obtaining a written authorization before engaging in employment.

Now, there was another allegation in both cases to the effect that you would also be inadmissible into Canada by reason of having exercised, whether directly or indirectly, a misrepresentation relating to a relevant matter which induced or could have induced in error in the administration of the Act.

Now, you have testified, Ms. Sofer, that you had no clue of this working activity before reaching Canada. That you have learned about this once in Canada, and then decided to engage in employment. But I’ll come back on your testimony at a later time during the course of this decision.

I want first to turn to Mr. Yehudai who said that prior to his coming to Canada he had seen an ad in a newspaper and contacted a person. He was explained what the work was all about and has agreed to meet a person at the airport on the day of his arrival. So a representative of the company was there by the name of Roy, but it happened that he was someone he already knew for some years. He didn’t know at first that Roy would have been the person he knew for some years.

So, I do not know if I’m going to believe that part of his testimony. But if I were to believe it, what I realize is that Mr. Yehudai contacted the company, inquired about what was involved as a work, agreed to be met the very day of his arrival in Canada. And notwithstanding the fact he is trying to convince me that the only reason for his coming to Canada was to pay a visit to his girlfriend.

His girlfriend lives in Montreal and three weeks after his arrival he moves to Ottawa and engage in employment for that person called Roy who is acting as a supervisor, and his girlfriend stays in Montreal where she is fully employed and had no holidays but is returning every weekend to see her. So I would say that we might be playing on words here, Mr. Yehudai, when you say that the main reason for your coming to this country was to see your girlfriend.

Well, I may use the same tactic here. It might have been true that the major reason for your coming was to see your girlfriend, but there was a secondary and a complementary reason to your coming, which was to make money during your stay by working in Canada. Otherwise you would not have prior to departing Israel contacted the company in order to see what involved the work you could perform while visiting Canada.

So I believe in all likelihood that you had the intention, even it is true to say you were coming here first to see your girlfriend at the same time you had the intention of engaging in employment which you have not revealed. So I find the second allegation has been established.

Now, as concerns Ms. Sofer, there are very strange coincidences in that she arrives here on the same day that Mr. Yehudai, though on a different flight, and she happens to meet also Mr. Roy because she met Yehudai at the hotel where she went. And quite curiously  it is the same hotel where Roy brought Yehudai when he picked him up at the airport.  And you happen to travel to Montreal together, and you happen to be now working both of you for the same Roy.

So I think I can conclude on a balance of probabilities, I might be wrong, but I’m looking at the odds, and when examining all these facts, I conclude on a balance that your coming into Canada was not only to do tourism, but while doing tourism, work at the same time to maybe make some bit of money to help your tourist visit. So I find this allegation to have been also established.

So I’m ordering in both of your cases exclusions from Canada, and you are prohibited from coming back to this country for a period of two years. If you want to come back to Canada within that two year period, you first present yourself to a Canadian Embassy and ask for the written consent of the Immigration Minister. So a Canadian visa officer will examine the reasons why you want to come back here, and if he finds you have valid reasons for coming back and you are acting out of good faith, then you’ll be issued the special consent.

A.             (Ms. Sofer) Just a question, sir.

–                Yes, you can.

A.             Maybe you can give me two years and Amit only one year because, sir, maybe we don’t know but it’s the law, you know.

–                No, no, no, that is the law. That is two years for each of you. I cannot give you one of his years.

A.             Why not, sir?

–                No, no, I can’t. That’s how it goes.

Today’s hearing is now terminated.

Minutes of a hearing

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Le ministre de la Citoyenneté et de l’Immigration

and / et

ROY LANIADO

September 17, 2003, Ottawa

BY MEMBER:

–                Good Morning.  My name is Pierre Turmel. I am a member of the Immigration Division.  Today is September 17, 2003, and I’ve been asked to preside an admissibility hearing concerning Roy Laniado.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             That is you?

A.             Yes, sir.

Q.             Mr. Laniado, I understand you are fluent in English. You did not have the services of a Hebrew interpreter?

A.             No, I don’t.

–                No.  Okay.

The lady to my right is the Minister’s counsel, Madame Sybill Powell.

Q.             Now, Mr. Laniado, I guess you have been told that an admissibility hearing was to take place today. Am I correct?

A.             Yes, sir.

–                On the Notice to Appear for this hearing, which you received, there’s a mention to the effect that you have the right, if you want, to retain the services of a lawyer. It is a right that you have. It is not an obligation as you may choose to proceed on your own.

Q.             So what do you want to do today?

A.             I think I can explain myself in most of the case.

–                Good.  I till then proceed. However, if any time during the course of the hearing you change your mind and you feel that the presence of a lawyer would become necessary, all you have to do is let me know. Okay.

A.             I have a question.

–                Yes.

A.             After the hearing conclude,…

–                Yes.

A.             …could then I come to a lawyer and appeal upon this hearing?

–                No, there’s no appeal.

A.             No appeal.

–                There’s no appeal.

A.             Okay.

–                That there be a lawyer here or not, there won’t be any appeal against the outcome of the hearing.

A.             Okay.

–                Okay.

Now, you have a package of documents. I have the originals here. The very one is a referral for inquiry under subsection 44(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. This document was made at Ottawa, on the 15th of September 2003. This document only gives me jurisdiction to proceed with the hearing. I will file it as Exhibit C-1.

EXHIBIT C-1 – SUBSECTION 44(2) REFERRAL-SEPT. 15, 2003
The other document which is most important to you is the report made under subsection 44 sub (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. It is also dated, well, it is dated the 12th of September 2003.

Q.             Have you read that report in full?

A.             I read it briefly. Now I go…

Q.             You want to have a couple of minutes?

A.             Sure.

–                There are two pages. While you’re reading I’ll say that I will file this report as Exhibit C-2.

EXHIBIT C-2-SUBSECTION 44(1) REPORT-SEPT. 12TH, 2003
A.             There is one thing that is not copy right.

–                Okay, do not explain immediately. You will be given an opportunity during the course of the hearing to testify, okay.

Q.             Now, you’ve read it in full. Now, do you understand what it says in there?

A.             Yes, I do.

–                Okay. Let me give you a bit of explanations as to the purpose of the hearing and its possible consequences for you. First of all, I’m here to determine if you have a right to remain into Canada. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada have a right to stay here.

If you are not such a person, I will then have to look at the well-foundedness of the allegations appearing on the report. And if I find these allegations to be true, I’ll have no other choice but to make an Exclusion Order in your case. This is a removal order. This will mean that you will have to leave Canada, and you will also be prohibited from coming back to his country for a certain period of time.

If I were to find that the first allegation, the only first allegation is founded, you’ll be prohibited from coming back to Canada for one year. If I find that both are, that is the last one too, then you’ll be prohibited for two years. If you ever want to come back here within that period of time, you will firstly have to present yourself to a Canadian Consulate or Embassy in any country where Canada has official representatives, and this in order to ask for and obtain the Minister’s written consent.

Q.             Are those explanations clear to you?

A.             Yes.

–                Okay.

Q.             Following my explanations, are you still ready to proceed on your own?

A.             Yes, sir.

–                Okay. Now, the Minister’s counsel, Madame Powell, has the burden of proof. She will most likely call you as a witness. She may call other witnesses. She may present documentary evidence. On your side, you’ll have the opportunity to examine all the evidence, cross-examine witnesses, if any persons are being called to testify.

A.             Okay.

–                And at your turn, you’ll be given an opportunity to present your own evidence. Okay.

A.             Yes, sir.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                Madame Powell.

A.             Yes, Mr. Member.

Q.             You wish to call him as a witness?

A.             Yes, please.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

–                Mr. Laniado, you’re being called as a witness to this hearing. I’d like you to please stand up and raise your right hand.

Q.             Do you solemnly affirm that the evidence you are about to give shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

A.             Yes, sir.

–                Thank you. Have a seat.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                Your witness.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

–                Please state your full name for the record.

A.             Mr. Roy Ezra Laniado.

Q.             Any other names?

A.             No.

Q.             What is your date of birth?

A.             February 7, 1979.

Q.             And where were you born?

A.             Israel.

Q.             What is your citizenship?

A.             Israeli.

Q.             Are you a Canadian citizen?

A.             No.

Q.             Are you permanent resident of Canada?

A.             No.

Q.             When did you enter Canada?

A.             March 23rd.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Of which year?

A.             2003.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             And where was that?

A.             Toronto.

Q.             When you came to Canada what did you tell the Port of Entry officer what’s your reason for coming?

A.             Travelling.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             I’m sorry?

A.             I told him I’m coming to travel.

Q.             As a tourist?

A.             Yes.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Why were you coming to Canada?

A.             To travel.

Q.             Was that your sole reason for coming to Canada?

A.             Yes.

Q.             On the 12th of September you were arrested with a number of others. Can you tell me why you were with this group of people?

A.             Yes, I came here to meet the guys.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You came here to meet who?

A.             To meet the persons that were arrested.

–                With you, okay.

A.             To give them frames, paintings. To leave the same day to Toronto.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Why were you giving them frames and paintings?

A.             For them to sell them.

Q.             Was that the first day you met them?

A.             No.

Q.             How often had you supplied them with frames and paintings?

A.             Once a week, once in two weeks.

Q.             Did you charge them for these frames and paintings?

A.             I wouldn’t charge them in advance, no.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You would not charge them in advance, but would they have to pay you back?

A.             Yes, after they sold them, they would have to pay, to pass me the, yes.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             How much would they give you like per painting, or was there a set amount each week they had to give you, or?

A.             They were amount to be give me for the painting, 80 dollars painting, and 85 dollars frame.

Q.             How long were you doing this? How many weeks?

A.             Approximately between 16 to 18 weeks.

Q.             How many weeks after coming to Canada would that have been?

A.             Eight weeks.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You started eight weeks after having entered Canada?

A.             Yes.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             How did you get this job?

A.             There was a ad in the newspaper in Israel.

Q.             When was that?

A.             The beginning of March.

Q.             Before you came to Canada?

A.             Yes.

Q.             So you had the job before you came to Canada?

A.             Yes. But it was just an option for me. I came here originally to travel. And then because of my lack of cash, a lot of money, I started working. I was supposed to work for a period of time and then to continue my travelling. To leave Canada to South America.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Okay, how much are you getting for yourself out of these …

A.             This money?

–                Yeah.

A.             I would get eventually between two to three and half thousand dollars a month. Like I get it every…

Q.             That’s for your own?

A.             That’s for myself, yes.

–                Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             The people that worked for you how much did they get?

A.             It’s something you won’t be able to say because some of them they don’t sell anything, so they wouldn’t get anything. Some of them sold a few I cannot really say.

Q.             Did they get a percentage of the profits per painting?

A.             From their sales, yeah.

Q.             Did you have any expenses…

A.             Yes.

Q.             …other than… what were your expenses?

A.             Cell phone, vehicle, accommodation.

Q.             Accommodation for yourself…

A.             Yes.

Q.             …or accommodation for them?

A.             For myself.

Q.             Cell phone, you said cell phone.

A.             Cell phone.

–                Car.

A.             Car and accommodation, vehicle and obviously fuel. I’m driving a rental. It’s not my vehicle. Everything just to support myself.

Q.             Who made their room?

A.             They did.

Q.             They paid their room?

A.             I paid it in advance and they returned me the money. They couldn’t afford a month in advance.

Q.             So you paid a month in advance?

A.             Yes.

Q.             All right, so…

A.             It’s not came, it didn’t came from my pocket, but yes.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Where did it come from?

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Where did the money come from?

A.             Like I explained the officers from immigration, I’m not in charge of this business. I’m not the head of this group of students. There was another guy, there is actually another guy or two or twenty, I don’t know what. The one that I’m aware of on top of me. I would take the money from them and I had to, give him the money after I got my share. And from this money I could rent their houses, and then when they return me, I would add this to the sum and give it to him.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             Who is that person?

A.             (inaudible) I don’t have any specific information on him. You must understand it’s the owners of this kind of business wouldn’t like to expose themself into any…

–                Okay.

A.             Any problem with the law. So it’s usually they stay, like in the case, they stay in the dark, no names, no phone numbers, no address.

–                Well…

A.             Even if I wanted to…

–                …you have to get in touch with him. You have to return the money.

A.             He would have called me to my cell phone, let me know when can I meet him in Toronto.  Most of the time in Toronto. He would give me the money and…Excuse me, I give him the money.

–                Yes.

A.             He give me the frames and the paintings. So.

Q.             Does that person lives in Canada? Would you know if that person is a Canadian citizen or a foreigner, or?

A.             He’s an Israeli.

–                Yeah.

A.             He told me he lives in the States. I wouldn’t take his word of.

–                Yeah.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Why were you hired as the group leader of this group?

A.             He liked me I guess in some sort of way. I met with him in Israel and I spoke with him for a while and he…

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             You met with him in Israel prior to coming to Canada?

A.             Yes. The way I got into this job is through his help. I called him and I got the message they will come to me if I (inaudible) the job. I met him at (inaudible).

–                Yes.

A.             He explained to me, first of all, I was supposed to call him as if I would work as a salesman going door to door trying to sell the paintings. Then he asked me about my military service. What I did here, what did I did there. And my military service, has a certain…

–                Background.

A.             …experience, background. It was sufficient for this kind of job. That’s why eventually he wanted me to do this job and not other. Want to be salesman or something else just…

–                Be a kind of a supervisor.

A.             Yes. And I must say that at least for the concern of taking care of the employees after you found out they’re not Musad [sic] agents and I hope that it’s clear for everyone.

Q.             That?

A.             We’re not Musad [sic] agents. That they were taken care of very good. I took care for everything they needed starting accommodation, going onto all sorts of problems they had, all sorts of issues they needed to solve as foreigners in a country. And they were treated in the most decent way I could manage.

–                Uh-hum.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             How much money did you bring to Canada with you?

A.             I came with me with four-thousand U.S. dollars and a very big …not a lot of Canadian dollars. But when I met my, my parents were already in Canada last week actually, so they brought me another sum of Canadian.

Q.             How much money did you have when you were arrested?

A.             First of all, I never got a report from the police on how much money did they seized us.

Q.             How much do you think was there?

A.             There was three-thousand and four-hundred or five-hundred U.S. dollars, and between seven to eight thousand in Canadian dollars.

Q.             How did you have four-thousand dollars U.S. to come to Canada? Were you working in Israel?

A.             First of all, I used to work, not in the last year, but I lived and worked in Israel. I’ve been working since I was 16.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

Q.             But how long have you been out of employment?

A.             Two years, two years and something.

Q.             Out of employment prior to your coming here?

A.             But I, once again I was working since I was 16.

–                Yes.

A.             Providing myself.

–                Yes.

A.             And I didn’t let… I do have a wealthy family that has put some money aside. So this state of my life when I do mostly travelling I’m using this money to travel.

–                Okay.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             Where have you travelled?

A.             Oh, no.

Q.             No, no, but where?

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                       Well, Madame…

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

–                Sir, do not answer the question.

BY MEMBER (to Minister’s counsel)

–                That question is not real…

A.             Relevant.

–                …relevant to the allegation.

A.             All right.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to person concerned)

Q.             How long had this group been in Ottawa? Not all members of the group but this group of sales people.

A.             Approximately a month and a half.

Q.             Did you have a work permit, an employment authorization to do this work?

A.             No.

Q.             Where did you travel in Canada?

A.             All over. East coast, West coast, all over.

Q.             Did you know anybody in Canada?

A.             Yes.

BY MINISTER’S COUNSEL (to member)

–                That’s all my questions.

A.             Thank you.

BY MEMBER (to person concerned)

–                Madame Powell, has ended her presentation of evidence, and she believes that your testimony is sufficient to establish the well-foundedness of the allegations brought against you.

Q.             Is there anything you would like to add on your side?

A.             I don’t have any question, but I have a few things to say if your honour is willing to hear it.

–                Go ahead.

A.             I would like to say first of all that I really appreciate and love your country. I think it’s one of the greatest country in the world if you look at it, and I travelled a great, a lot. I travelled a lot so I can tell the difference between a state to another. Since I started working with this here I had a lot of ideas and lot of thoughts about opening here a business in Canada. I do not want to get a Canadian citizenship. I would like to spend the rest of my life in Israel. I’m satisfied with my citizen, my Israeli citizenship and yet I think that Canada has a lot to offer to foreign investors. And I think that me with my, if I can say, talent and my will to work, I can help Canada a lot.

–                But this, Mr. Laniado, you’ll have to do through the proper channels.

A.             I know. That’s…

–                That is you’ll have to file for permanent residency…

A.             A week in advance.

–                …at an embassy.

A.             A week in advance to the incident, to the arrest, actually I started doing some, going to lawyer and this and that to try and open a business. Legal business, to stop doing the monkey business stuff, and to open it legally to pay taxes like everyone else and do everything right, on the right way. I’m aware that what I have done is wrong and I can see why the Canadian government is doing us this hearing and eventually will probably send us to our main land.

–                Yes.

A.             I would like to at least have the opportunity to say that I would like some day to come back to Canada, and on a legal permit, of course, to open a business and to try and do something which I know can be very nice here. Can help me, can help Canada, can help the people of Canada. Because after all Canada is a growing country and you need both young men to work here, or women. And I would like to add something else that is relative to this case, if I can.

–                Yeah.

A.             That when we got arrested, so eventually when we set off to our homes, (inaudible) so some of our belongings wasn’t returned to us. I had a wallet, a leather wallet, 35 dollars inside the wallet with two credit cards, two debit cards, an Israeli Driving License, my International Driving License.

Q.             Those documents were seized by the cops, by the policemen?

A.             They weren’t seized. They were, I have downstairs you can, over here maybe you can see photographs of all these documents. But somehow they weren’t returned to me. I came here, we were released on Friday evening. Saturday, Sunday I came here there was no one here. There was no one to talk to. I left messages.

–                Okay, okay.

A.             Impossible. And right now nobody finds it by the way.

Q.             Oh, the documents are lost?

A.             The documents are here, but my credit cards, my Driving License, I don’t have any four or five…

Q.             Where are those documents? Do you have them on file?

A.             The police and the immigration blame each other for losing them. Basically it’s…

–                Well…

A.             Right now when you seize all the money.

–                Yeah.

A.             And all my documents and my passport is here, in Canada I’m stuck.

–                Unfortunately, I cannot intervene in this matter, but I understand your concerns and you will certainly have to inquire before immigration and the policeman in order to find out what happened to those cards. And someone will have to certainly answer and give reasons why those cards have suddenly disappeared. That’s all I can say on this.

A.             I’m not saying for anything other than reason that right now I don’t have any ID. I can…

–                No, …

A.             Because my family…

–                …immigration has seized your passport. The passport will be returned to you when you will leave Canada.

A.             But the thing that until then I don’t have anything. A few days ago I was pulled over by a cop. It took almost three hours until, like for a traffic violation.

–                Yes.

A.             …it took two hours until he finally understood who I am, what am I doing here, and what can he do to me or whatever. He could arrest me immediately if he wanted. He was just nice trying to solve this thing in a good way. I don’t have any credit cards, so I need to make new ones. I cannot do it. I don’t have any ID. I don’t have any money. I cannot get any Western Union money transfers. And please get me my passport back. I’m not asking you to find the wallet, but any kind of ID. I’m not gonna run from Canada with anything.  I have bond of fifteen-thousand dollars.

–                Yes, Mr. Laniado, this will have to be discussed with immigration. I cannot order immigration to return you the passport. They’re the only ones who are to decide on whether they will keep it on their file or they will return it to you. Okay. But I’m sure Madame Powell is taking good notes of what you’re saying at this time, and I hope immigration or the policemen will be able to trace your credit cards and the rest of your belongings.

A.             Thank you, sir.

–                Mr. Laniado, the evidence adduced during the course of today’s admissibility hearing consisted of your sole testimony which reveals at first that you are a citizen of Israel by birth in that country on February 7th, 1979. You are not a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and this is sufficient for me to conclude that you have no right to remain into country.

Now, you testified having entered Canada, on March 23rd, 2003, at Toronto.  At that time you said, you told the examining immigration office at the Port of Entry that you were coming here as a tourist. You also said during the course of today’s admissibility hearing that this was, as a matter of fact, the sole reason for you coming to Canada. You said it was the sole reason for your coming to Canada when the question was asked of you.

A.             Ah, to travel.

–                Yeah.

A.             Ah, yes.

–                Now, you got arrested on the 12th of September 2003, and you have now admitted that you’ve been working in Canada as a supervisor. You’re getting between two to three, or thirty-five-hundred a month, plus you have expenses that are being paid. That is your cell phone, accommodation, vehicles, fuel and all that kind of things. You never asked for nor obtained a working authorization.

You said that prior to your coming to Canada, you had seen ad in a newspaper in Israel and you called someone, met you in Tel Aviv and discussed what the work was all about. And because of your qualifications, it was determined that you would not act as a salesman door to door but you would rather supervise a team of salesmen. And you started working eight weeks after your arrival in Canada.

Having fully considered the evidence before me, I find, Mr. Laniado, that you are a person described in Paragraph 41(1)a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in that, on the balance of probabilities, there are grounds to believe you are a foreign national who is inadmissible for failing to comply with the Act through an act or an omission which contravenes directly or indirectly a provision of the Act, and that is the requirement of Section 30 sub (1) which states that you cannot work in Canada unless authorized to do so under the Act.

Now, there was another allegation to the effect that, on a balance of probabilities, you would be inadmissible for misrepresentation of a material fact. You said that when examined at the Port of Entry you told the immigration officer you were coming here in order to sightsee the country. And you answered Madame Powell’s question by saying that this was the only reason why you had come here.

However, when considering that prior to initiating your trip to Canada, you contacted someone who had put an ad in a newspaper about work in Canada. So to inquire about the details of that job, you even met with the person who, following discussions, has offered you to be a supervisor rather than selling paintings door to door. So I think in all likelihood you weren’t only coming here to sightsee Canada, but you were coming here so to engage in employment as well.

Maybe doing both at the same time. But you also had the intention of engaging in employment since you had already… you have already discussions prior to your coming to Canada about this kind of job.

So I find that the second allegation is also established on a balance of probabilities, and consequently I am hereby making an Exclusion Order against you. And this will mean that you will be removed from Canada. You will be called to leave, and you will be prohibited from coming back to Canada for two years.

A.             For two years.

–                For two years you can’t come back. If you want to come back though, you may come back within that two year period of time, but you need to obtain the Canadian Immigration Minister’s written consent which could be obtained any Canadian Embassy in any country where Canada has a delegation.

A.             In how much time should I leave?

–                This immigration will tell you how long they’ll give you to make arrangements and leave the country. Okay.

Today’s hearing is now terminated. I’ll have you sign the order.

The transcripts of the deportation hearings of the art students are revealing. Former and well-educated former members of the Israeli military acted as if they never knew it was against the law to work in another country without a permit. There were references to an unnamed “boss” who lived in the United States and owners of the art selling operation who wanted to avoid run-ins with law enforcement.

Perhaps the art students in Canada were merely unaware but couple the Canadian art operation with the American operation carried out just two years prior and a pattern of deception emerges. The motto of the Mossad is noteworthy when pointing to its foreign operations: “By way of deception, thou shalt do war.”

There was an interesting postscript to the Israeli espionage activity in the United States before, during, and after 911. In December 2004, it was reported that a former senior U.S. government official, commenting on the FBI’s raid of AIPAC’s Washington offices, stated that in 2001 the FBI discovered a “massive” Israeli espionage operation on the East Coast, specifically including New York and New Jersey.[104]

National Security Adviser Rice and her deputy Stephen Hadley were both briefed on the FBI investigation of Israeli espionage in the United States shortly after they took office in early 2001.[105] A Justice Department source confided that it was Attorney General John Ashcroft who personally ordered the investigation of the Israelis stopped in the months prior to 911 – a decision that proved fateful for the thousands of people who persished on September 11.

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[1] Anna Werner, “Federal Buildings Could Be In Jeopardy – In Houston and Nationally; Government guards have found so-called students trying to get into secure buildings, KHOU-TV 11 News, October 1, 2001.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Brett Shipp, “News 8 Investigates ‘Art Students,’” October 3, 2001.

[4] Neil Mackay, “Five Israelis were seen filming from the van on the right as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Were they part of a massive spy ring which shadowed the 911 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned a devastating terrorist attack on the USA?” Sunday Herald, November 2, 2003, p. 1.

[5]Jim Galloway, “Innocent Israelis Caught Up in Arrests,” Palm Beach Post, November 18, 2001, p. 21A.

[6] Information from East Rutherford Police Department.

[7] John Miller, “Five Israeli men arrested soon after 911 might have been working for Israeli intelligence, but likely did not know beforehand about the attacks,” ABC News, 20/20, June 21, 2002.

[8] Confidential source, Larimore Associates.

[9] Confidential sources, Jersey City Police Department.

[10] “911 Tapes tell Horror of 9/11,” WNBC-TV, June 17, 2002 <http://www.wnbc.com/news/1315651/detail.html&gt;

[11] Management and residents of Liberty State Park Marina and personnel of Liberty State Park Water Taxi.

[12] Repeated phone calls, October 2004,  with Liberty State Park and Department of Environmental Protection officials.

[13] East Rutherford Police information.

[14] Ibid.

[15] Paulo Lima, “Five Men Detained as Suspected Conspirators,” The Record (Bergen County), September 12, 2001.

[16] Interviews with residents of “The Shades,” the Weehawken neighborhood where Urban Moving Systems was located.

[17] Miller, op. cit.

[18] Lima, op. cit.

[19] Doug Saunders, “U.S. arrests of Israelis a mystery Most charged with immigration violations either have been deported or will be,” Globe and Mail (Toronto), December 17, 2001, p. A7.

[20]Robert Rudolph, Kate Coscarelli, and Brian Donohue, “Evidence takes investigators through Wayne and Fort Lee,” Newark Star-Ledger, September 15, 2001.

[21] Interviews of Union City and Weehawken witnesses to 911 attack, October 2004.

[22] “Car bomb found on George Washington Bridge,” Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2001.

[23] Interviews in Jersey City, October 2004.

[24] Miller, op. cit.

[25] First Amended Complaint, filed September 14, 2004 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 04 Civ. 3950 (JG) (CP).

[26] Galloway, op. cit.

[27] John Miller, op. cit.

[28] Confidential information.

[29] Miller, op. cit.

[30] John Miller, op. cit.

[31] Marc Perelman, “Spy Rumors Fly on Gusts of Truth; Americans Probing Reports of Israeli Espionage,” The Forward, March 15, 2002.
[32] John Miller, op. cit.

[33] Mackay, op. cit.

[34] <http://www.ncix.gov/news/2001/mar01.html#a1&gt;

[35] Philip Shenon, “FBI and Ashcroft to Come under Fire,” International Herald Tribune, April 6, 2004.

[36] Jim Stewart, “Ashcroft Flying High,” CBS News, July 26, 2001.

[37] John Daly, “UPI Hears,” June 13, 2005 < http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050613-102755-6408r.htm?

[38] Edward Alden, “White House publicizes CIA briefing to Bush,” Financial Times, April 11, 2004.

[39] A Roy Laniado surfaced as a team leader with regard to Israeli art students arrested in Canada in 2003.  Roy Barak, a driver for Urban Moving Systems, was arrested on September 12, 2001 by police in Pennsylvania.

[40] Bob Holliday, “Fundamentalist link in cheap art scam?” Winnipeg Sun, August 8, 2004, p. 6; Paul Cowan, “Door-To-Door Scam ‘Artists’ Busted; Local Art Dealers Warn Of Cheap Reproductions,” Edmonton Sun, August 8, 2004, p. 6.

[41] Carl Cameron, Fox Special Report with Brit Hume, December 13, 2001; Wayne Madsen, “Homeland Security, Homeland Profits,” CorpWatch, December 21, 2004.

< http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=1108&gt;

[42] Administrator refers to Asa Hutchinson, the then DEA Administrator. He subsequently was named as the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under Secretary Tom Ridge.

[43] Swissinfo Web Site, “Swiss court begins hearing charges in case of Israeli secret agent,” July 3, 2000.

[44] “Cyprus reportedly refuses to hand over suspected Mossad agents,” Ma’ariv (Tel Aviv), December 29, 1998; Uzi Mahnaimi, “Mossad moves to re-open UK spy base,” Sunday Times (London), April 5, 1998.

[45] “Israeli National Charged in Spy Case,” Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), July 11, 1999.

[46] Noam Sharvit, “AMDOCS exec questioned in industrial espionage,” Globes Online (Israel), May 31, 2005 <http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=919329&fid=942&gt;

[47] “Spyware espionage ring cracked; Israeli companies infiltrated by Trojans,” Reuters, June 1, 2005.

[48] DEBKAFile Special Update, May 29, 2005; David Stringer, “Israel Extradition: Couple Remanded in Custody,” The Scotsman, May 26, 2005.

[49] Patrick O’Connor and Jonathan E, Kaplan, “Wi Fi fight involves Abramoff,” The Hill, March 3, 2005, p. 11.

[50] Ibid.

[51] Mary Jacoby, “Friends in high places; Sami Al-Arian isn’t the only prominent Muslim leader who posed for chummy pictures with President Bush. Many conservative Republicans are uneasy at the way GOP power broker Grover Norquist curries support from the Muslim community,” St. Petersburg Times, March 11, 2003.

[52] Michael Isikoff and mark Hosenball, “Who, and What, Does He Know? New evidence suggests that a leading Muslim spokesman in the U.S. associated with terror suspects,” Newsweek, October 1, 2003.

[53] Brian McWilliams, “Instant Messages To Israel Warned Of WTC Attack,” Newsbytes, September 27, 2001.

[54] Confidential information from World Trade Center and New York-New Jersey Port Authority Police.

[55] Carl Cameron, Fox Special Report with Brit Hume, December 11, 2001.

[56] Gordon Thomas, “Bush: The Ignored Warning That Will Come to Haunt Him,” Globe-Intel, May 21, 2002. <http://www.gordonthomas.ie/104.html&gt;

[57] Doug Moe, “Israeli Spies Lurking in State?” The Capital Times, May 10, 2002, p. 2A.

[58] Randy Ellis, “Four Israelis deported after Tinker incident,” Daily Oklahoman, March 8, 2002.

[59] UPI Hears, March 2, 2002. <http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=06032002-121706-8744r&gt;

[60] The 9:20 AM entry was an obvious typographic error and likely should have been 8:20 AM because at 8:46 AM, Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The shooting of Lewin at 8:20 AM was simultaneous to the time that Logan Airport flight control determined that Flight 11 had been hijacked.  A gunshot report by the flight attendant may have contributed to that determination since all communications with the cockpit had ceased at around 8:15 AM.

The FAA memo was prepared at 5:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time at the end of a working day when most of Washington’s government employees had evacuated the city in panic and confusion; ABC News Prime Time Thursday, “Calm Before the Crash Flight 11 Crew Sent Key Details Before Hitting the Twin Towers,” July 18, 2002. <http://abcnews.go.com/sections/primetime/DailyNews/primetime_flightattendants_020718.html&gt;

[61] Under the Computer-Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening System (CAPPS), “selectee passengers” were those subject to additional security screening. A selectee passenger was identified based on a lack of knowledge about him or her, use of cash to pay for a ticket, and other parameters. While two women with common names, Adams and Miller, were “selected,” the hijackers apparently boarded Flight 93 without any arousal of suspicion.

[62] Saunders, op. cit.

[63] Jerry Markon, “FBI Tapped Talks About Possible Secrets,” The Washington Post, June 3, 2005, p. A07.

[64] Cindy Gonzalez, “Mall kiosk probe ends in Israelis’ deportation,” Omaha World Herald, February 9, 2005, p. 5B; Cindy Gonzalez, “Mall kiosk probe ends in Israelis’ deportation An Israeli man was accused of using illegal “tourist” workers,” Omaha World-Herald, February 8, 2005, p. 5B.

[65] Werner, op. cit.

[66] U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Corpus Christi, Intelligence Bulletin, TIN #7, January 17, 2002.

[67] J. R. Gonzalez, “FBI is looking into person taking photos of refinery; snapping pictures is fairly common, authorities say; patrols increased since man spotted doing so Nov. 22,” Corpus Christi Caller Times, December 14, 2001, p. B1.

[68] “Two Groups of Middle Eastern Invaders Caught in Cochise County in Past Six Weeks,” Tombstone Tumbleweed, < http://www.tombstonetumbleweed.com/tombstone/default.asp#iframe1&gt;

[69] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 27 September 2004.

[70] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 29 September 2004.

[71] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 30 September 2004.

[72] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 14 October 2004.

[73] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 19 October 2004.

[74] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 26 October 2004.

[75] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 9 December 2004.

[76] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 28 December 2004.

[77] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 30 December 2004.

[78] Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center, Homeland Security Operations Morning Brief, 5 January 2004.

[79] Pete Donohue, “MTA has a secret film file,” New York Daily News, July 27, 2005.

[80] Sheila K. Stogsdill, “FBI familiar with mysterious traveler,” The Daily Oklahoman, October 5, 2004, p. 6A.

[81] Michael Shinabery, “New Mexico Police Stop Israelis with Suspicious Cargo,” Alamagordo Daily News, May 19, 2003.

[82] Mitch Lipka, “Rogue movers increasingly rip off consumers,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2003.

[83] Mike Barber, “Case of Whidbey Island ‘terrorists’ is a dud, FBI says,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 14, 2002.

[84] Ibid.

[85] News4Jax.com, “King’s Bay Naval Base Locked Down,” May 21, 2004; Associated Press, “Suspicious Moving Van Prompt King’s Bay Shutdown,” May 23, 2004.

[86] Associated Press, “Israeli men arrested after high-speed chase in Unicoi County,” May 10, 2004; Julie Ball, “Contents of Vial Linked to Israelis Not a Threat,” Asheville Citizen-Times, May 12, 2004.

[87] Michelle Mowad, “2 found with video of Sears Tower,” The Mercury, October 17, 2001.

[88] Confidential information.

[89] Martin Merzer, Curtis Morgan, and Lenny Savino, “Wanted By FBI: Still More Suspicious Men With Israeli Passports, Box-Cutters, Oil Pipeline And Nuclear Power Plant Plans,” Miami Herald, October 3, 2001.

[90] Jim Galloway, “Israelis trapped in terror roundups cause worry at home, anger at U.S.,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 18, 2001, p. 15A.

[91] “La PGR Informa Sobre La Situación De Los Sujetos Detenidos En La Cámara De Diputados,” Justice Department of Mexico, October 12, 2001.

< http://www.pgr.gob.mx/cmsocial/bol01/oct/b69701.html&gt;; Ernesto Cienfuegas, “Army general and head of the PGR releases two Israelis arrested with guns and explosives inside the Mexican Congress,” La Voz de Aztlan, October 15, 2001.

[92] Knut Royce, Peter Eisner, and Timothy M. Phelps, “Gacha Got Assault Rifles From Israel; Weapons sold to Antigua found at druglord’s home,” Newsday, May 23, 1990, p. 4.

[93] Fran O’Sullivan and Bridget Carter, “Government demands Israel return any bogus passports,” New Zealand Herald, April 19, 2004.

[94] Yossi Melman, “NZ: 2 more passport suspects may have fled to Israel,” Ha’aretz, July 25, 2004

< http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/455480.html&gt;

[95] Francis Till, “Fourth ‘Israeli Spy’ a Kiwi Academic,” National Business Review (New Zealand), July 24, 2004

< http://www.nbr.co.nz/home/column_article.asp?id=9690&cid=5&cname=Asia%20&%20Pacific&gt;

[96] Yossi Melman, “Canada to probe use of its passport in New Zealand affair,” Ha’aretz, August 1, 2004.

[97] “Aussies Tight-Lipped Over Israeli Diplomat’s Departure,” New Zealand Press Association, February 6, 2005.

[98] Subir Bhaumik, “Aborted Mission; Investigation: Did Mossad attempt to infiltrate Islamic radical outfits in South Asia?” The Week (India), February 6, 2000.

< http://www.the-week.com/20feb06/events2.htm&gt;

[99] Ibid.

[100] “Don’t Ignore Spy Ring,” Albuquerque Journal, March 8, 2002, p. A14.

[101] John Steinbachs and Andrew Seymour, “Nine Israelis Face Deportation; Spy Agency Suspects They May Be Foreign Agents,” Ottawa Sun, September 19, 2003, p. 8.

[102] Paul Cowan, op. cit., Edmonton Sun, August 8, 2004, p. 6.

[103] Holliday, op. cit., Winnipeg Sun, August 8, 2004.

[104] Richard Sale, “FBI Steps Up AIPAC Probe,” UPI, December 9, 2004.

[105] Richard H. Curtiss, “New Spy Investigation Supressed at Crucial Juncture,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November 2004, pp. 26-27.

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