"It is disingenuous to pretend that since the end of the war there has not been a fundamental change in the status of Western Jewry ... Understandable reluctance to discuss
Jewish socio-economic advantage in an explicit fasion has led to the
  neglect of an important trend -- the steady rise
of Western Jewry
   into the upper-middle class, together with
the broadening of Jewish membership in the institutional elites of most Western countries.The rise of Western Jewry to
unparalleled affluence
  and high status has
   led to the near-disappearance
  of a Jewish proletariat of any size: indeed, the
   Jews may become the
first ethnic group in
history without a working
  working class of any
W. D. Rubenstein,
  The Left, the Right, and   the Jews, 1982, p. 51

"When I read through the Newsweek story of the 'Overclass 100,' I began counting the Jews, something I've done since childhood, but soon gave up, overwhelmed by my tribe's prevalence among the powerful, troubled by what this means in the new American class paradigm of haves and have-nots."
Philip Weiss,
New York magazine, 1-29-96, p. 27

"I wonder if any of our immigrant grandparents could  have imagined that on the eve of the 21st century, Jews would comprise 11 percent of the United States Senate, dominate the entertainment industry as never before, while at the same time boasting the most popular professional wrestler as well as the most notorious spy in the country?"
Jonathan Tobin,
Jewish Exponent, 1-4-99,
p. 5

"The list [of Jewish screenwriters in Hollywood] is long. A recent survey indicated that seventy to eighty per cent of the Screen Writers Guild was composed of Jews, a trend dating back to the 1930s."
Patricia Erens,
Between Two Worlds: Jewish Images in American film [in Miller, Randall M., The Kaliedescopic Lens], 1980, p.

"There are uncounted dozens of Jewish White House staffers," noted the Jewish Exponent (1-23-1997, p. 1).
There are so many that Ira Forman, director of the National Jewish Democratric organization, "tells of one Jewish staffer friend who balked at handling the White House Christmas decorations but was told he had to do it 'because, heck, everyone else here is Jewish too.'" [Jerusalem Report, 5-25-98, p. 30] "We've stopped counting the number of Jews in key places in the Clinton administration," noted Hyman Bookbinder, the former Washington representative of the American Jewish Committee," there are so many of them." [Washingtonian, May 2000, p. 79]

"I've never seen a President -- I don't care who he is -- stand up to [the Jews] ... They
always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wouldn't write anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms."
Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Richard H. Curtiss,
A Changing Image: American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute. American Educational Trust, 1986,
       p. 267]

"[Bessarbian Jewish immigrant Sam] Zemurray had shaped United Fruit [known as 'The Octopus'] in the twenty years after his dramatic takeover and, further, ... his 'style' in establishing his own company earlier in the century involved bribery and the subsidizing of revolution to overthrow a legitimate government [in Honduras] in order to place someone more favorable to his interests in the executive office. Unarguably, he stands guilty of this charge -- as does the U.S. government in its dealings with the isthmian governments in this century."
The Banana Men. American Mercenaries and Entrepreneurs in Central America, 1880-1930, University of Kentucky Press, 1995

   "The early SDS was heavily Jewish in both its leadership and its activist cadres. Key SDS leaders included
Richard Flacks, who played an important role in its formation and growth, as well
Al Haber, Robb Ross, Steve Max, Mike Spiegel, Mike
Klonsky, Todd Gitlin, Mark Rudd, and others. Indeed, for the first few years, SDS was
largely funded by the League for Industrial
Democracy, a heavily Jewish socialist (but anti-communist) organization.
SDS's early successes were
at elite universities containing substantial numbers of Jewish
students and sympathetic Jewish faculty, including
the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Brandeis, Oberlin, and the
University of California. At Berkeley SDS leaders were not unaware of their roots. As Rob
Ross put it, describing the situation at the
University of Wisconsin in the early 1960s, '... my impression is that the
left at Madison is not just a new left, but a revival of the old ... with all the problems
that entails. I am struck by the lack of
Wisconsin-born people [in the Madison-area left] and the massive
preponderance of New York Jews. The situation at the University of
Minnesota is similar' ... [Researcher] Berns and his associates found that 83
percent of a small radical activist sample studied at the University
of California in the early 1970s were of Jewish background."
Roots of Radicalism,
Oxford University Press,
1985, p. 61

"A survey identifying Britain's wealthiest family names by their postcard  areas has produced a fascinating insight into the national makeup of the 50 surnames most common among the movers and shakers ... More than 20 are from Jewish families [although Jews make up only 1% of the British population] ... There are more Cohens in the top group than any other family name ... Just behind are Levy, Bloom and Wolf ... This [trend] is confirmed by other surveys."
The Daily Mail,
[London], July 17, 1999, p. 19

"Jews fill top positions in the U.S. intelligence
community. In the CIA alone, intelligence sources say, Jews fill four of the CIA's seven
directorates and the agency is headed by John Deutch, a
director described by one Israeli intelligence source as being 'so traditional in his Jewish outlook that he practically wears
a kippa [traditional Jewish skullcap]."
Dan Rodan,
Not Forgiven, Not Forgotten,
Jerusalem Post,
August 30, 1996, p. 2

"[Jewish billionaire George Soros] is often accused of masterminding some world conspiracy ... if the [economic]
global crisis keeps spreading -- as most experts expect -- you
won't hear much more talk about blaming Soros and his Jewish cronies. Anger will probably
focus increasingly on the leaders of the [International
Monetary Fund] and the Washington policy makers who stand behind it. The
bad news is that most of them are Jewish too. Israel's daily
Yediot Achronot recently published an unintentionally
chilling list of senior economic policymakers known to be attending
Kol Nidre services in Washington on the eve of the IMF summit. Among
Among them: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and his top deputy
Lawrence Summers [who later succeeded Rubin as Treasury
Secretary], World Bank Chairman James Wolfenson and his top
deputy, Josef Stieglitz; Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan,
and IMF Director Stanley Fischer. That's scary. And it's only a partial
J.J. Goldberg,
Market Meltdown. As the World Economic Crisis Turns Scary, Scapegoating Looms. Watch Your Back. Jewish Week, October 16, 1998, p. 12

"When [Israeli public opinion survey company] Hanoch Smith asked his Israeli respondents whether the Jews of America have control of important branches of the American economy, 73 per cent replied in the affirmative ... In a non-Jewish society, this would have aroused suspicion of anti-Semitism, but
emanating from a Jewish society, it seemed both a matter of pride and bewilderment."
Colin Shindler,
Ploughshares into Swords. Israelis and Jews in the Shadow of the Intifada, I. B. Tauris, London, 1991, p. 94-95

"Jews have situated themselves in the upper ranks of society in terms of income per capita, educational achievement, lifestyle, and political identification ... [RATTNER, p. 187] ... Based upon available data, we may conclude that about two-thirds of the Jewish community of Brazil belong (in terms of income, occupation, educational level, and consumptive patterns) to the upper strata of Brazil's stratification system. Studies of income distribution in Brazil show a clear trend toward the concentration of income in the hands of the upper 5% of the population [RATTNER, p. 193] ... It can be assumed that two-thirds of Brazilian Jews belong to the elite who control nearly half of the total personal income and of the country's wealth where nearly half of the population at-large live at a subsistence level."
Henrique Rattner,
Economic and Social Mobility of Jewish Brazil, in Elkin/Merkx, The Jewish Presence in Latin America, Allen & Unwine, 1987


"In a 1994 study of the Jewish community of Mexico, 52.6 percent of employed Jews identified themselves as 'directors, managers, or administrators,' while another 26.7 percent identified themselves as 'professionals.' The rate of upward social mobility was astonishing, considering that the community was barely 70 years old ... Professionalization demarcates the occupational pattern of male and female Jewish workers from that of the majority population."
Judith Elkin,
The Jews of Latin America, Holmes & Meier, NY, London, 1998, p. 154

In Canada, "the proportion of Jews earning over $75,000 [per year] in 1991 was close to four times that in the Canadian population as a whole." Singer/Seldin,
The American Jewish Yearbook, American Jewish Publication Society, 1995, p. 235

The Wall Street Journal noted in 1997 that a Jewish family originally from Baghdad, the Kadoories, "are the foundation of Hong Kong commerce." [John Kahn, Kadoorie Dynasty Watches British Rule End in Hong Kong, Wall Street Journal, June 27, 199., p. A1]  Hong Kong, said the Jerusalem Post in 1998, is the place where the Jewish community (the relatively few who live there) is "arguably the wealthiest per capita in the world." [Arnold, Michael, Trouble in the Year of the Tiger, Jerusalem Post, February 13, 1998, p. 16]

As about 1% of the German population, by 1908 12 of the 20 richest people in Berlin were of Jewish ancestry, as were 11 of the 25 richest people in Prussia. [W. E. Mosse,
Jews in the German Economy. The German-Jewish Elite, 1820-1935, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987, p. 208] Although Jews in 1903 were only 0.74% of the labor force in Prussia, 27% of all Prussian lawyers were Jews, as were 10% of apprenticed lawyers, 47% of magistrates, and 30% of all higher ranks of the judiciary. [Sarah Gordon, Hitler, Germany and the "Jewish Question," Princeton University Press, 1984, p. 13]

"Every year they are out there for all to see. There it is, in full salacious detail: the BRW Rich List, that quintessence of pennies envy, the vehicle of voyeurism that sums up the worst and most popular features of modern journalism. Each year, it parades the names of Australia's wealthiest, and the Jewish ones are always prominent. In fact, this year, their collective wealth totaled more than $23 billion, close to 40 percent of New Zealand's GDP. The names themselves are all too familiar. There's shopping centre king and former delivery truck driver Frank Lowy ($2.6 billion) and the cardboard magnate Richard Pratt. They are the second and third richest men in Australia." [Others noted include the Smorgon family, Scheinberg family, Harry Triguboff, Boris Lieberman, John Gandel, Solly Lew, Marc Besen, Nathan Werdiger, Joseph Gutnick, Ted Lustig, Max Moar, Eddie Kornhauser, Isador Magid, Barry and Norman Bloom, Chaim Liberman, Morry Fraid, Ruben Fried, Nathan Baron, Henry Krongold, Isi Liebler, Ervin Graf, Peter Joss, Henry Roth, Philip Wolanski, Rodney Adler (and sisters Kathy and Roxanne), Ruth Simon and David Herrman] ... "The Jews on the BRW list represent a group that accounts for a ridiculously small proportion of the general population -- only 0.4 percent in fact, according to the 1996 Census. So why the prominence?"
Leon Gettler,
Dollars and Sense, Generation. Jewish Life [Australia], May 2000,
p. 23


Mother Jones magazine's ranking of the the top 400 American political (Democratic and Republican) campaign funders for the year 2000. For starters, four of the first five listed are Jewish, of whom two are immigrants from Israel, and a third is an activist for Israeli causes. Despite the fact that Jews represent only 2.5% of the American population, of the first 100 economic string pullers, at least 42 are Jewish. [MOTHER JONES magazine]

Democratic Party Top 50 Career Patron List. The Center for Public Integrity
Of the top ten "patrons" ranked in this list, six are workers' organizations (American Federation of Teachers, etc.) The other four are private companies; all of them are headed by Jews: Seagram (Edgar Bronfman), Loral Space and Communications (Bernard Schwartz), Walt Disney Company (Michael Eisner), and the Shorenstein Company (Walter Shorenstein).

Global Media Moguls. The Nation, November 29, 1999
At least four of nine featured "Global Media Moguls" in The Nation magazine are Jewish: Michael Eisner (Disney-ABC), Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (Seagram), Gerald Levin (Time-Warner), and Sumner Redstone (Viacom-CBS).

Snyder and Seek.
Outline: the Voice of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Community
, December 8, 1999
This web page, towards the bottom, lists the Gay Financial Network's [] "Power 25: The Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Corporate Executives." Among the first five, Jews were represented as the first, third, fourth and (tied) for fifth most important individuals in this ranking. 1) Kathy Levinson, president & COO of E*Trade; 3) David Geffen, president David Geffen Foundation/CEO DreamWorks SKG; 4) Barry Diller, CEO of USA Networks; and 5) Hilary Rosen, president and CEO of Recording Industry Assoc. of America.

Should We Leftists Be Forgiven? Front Page Magazine. June 5, 2001
"In elite institutions like the University of Chicago, a large 63 percent of student radicals were Jewish; Tom Hayden may have been the most famous name in the University of Michigan SDS, but '90 percent of the student left [in that school] came from Jewish backgrounds,' and nationally, 60 percent of SDS members were Jewish. As my once-friend Paul Breines wrote about my own alma mater the University of Wisconsin, 'the real yeast in the whole scene had been the New York Jewish students in Madison.' And he went on to note what he called the 'rootless cosmopolitanism' of the Wisconsin New Left."

La Raza and Jews on Collision Course in Alta California. La Voz de Aztlan. 2001
"The Jews of California, about 3% of the state's population, have an overwhelming and disproportionate share of the state's wealth which they utilize effectively to wield immense influence on the state's political apparatus principally through dominance of the Democratic Party. Both U.S Senators of the state are ladies of Jewish descent and there is no sector of California society, either private or public, in which Jews are not significant policy makers. The sectors that they can not control directly, they will do it indirectly through the purchase of influence as well as the cunning manipulation of ethnic and other minorities. La Raza's victory in the 20th Senate District has been a turning point in the relationship between Mexicanos and Jews. It is the very first time that a significant clash for political control, at the state level, has taken place between the two ethnic groups. ... . The battle for the 20th Senate District in California should provide a very valuable lesson for La Raza. In our political struggle for self-determination, we can not assume the certain groups will be our friends. Jews have catered for our vote in the past but when it comes our turn to share in real political power, they will turn their face and become our enemies. Since they comprise a very small percent of the overall population, they are forced to utilize strategies outside of having the most numbers to maintain control. A principal strategy is to utilize their vast supply of funds to manipulate the political system as they are presently doing in the race for mayor of Los Angeles. They are very adept at manipulating the varied political interests as well as the interests of racial, ethnic and sexual preference minorities ... Jews are very good at formimg alliances with anyone as long it serves their interests . They play all sides of a fence, this way they guarantee that they will always be on the winning side. What they are doing now in the present race for mayor of Los Angeles speaks volumes as to the varied and effective strategies they utilize to perpetuate their political and economic power. Sensing that Chicanos and Mexicanos have now become an increasing challenge that can no longer be checked with their traditional methods, they have now resorted to investing in the development and empowerment of a small cadre of 'vendido hispanic politicos' that they can easily manipulate to carry out their policies."

Hayden's Future in Doubt After Loss. Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2001
"On Saturday, the city clerk finally tallied the last of the ballots in [left-wing activist, former state representative and former husband of Jane Fonda, Tom] Hayden's Los Angeles City Council race, declaring his opponent, Jack Weiss, the winner. A former prosecutor who has never held elected office, Weiss won by just 369 votes ... A Midwestern Catholic, Hayden ... faced a subtle challenge in a district known for electing Jewish community activists as leaders."

Nader's Green Party Calls for Halt to Aid to Israel.
[Jewish] Forward, October 27, 2000
" Ralph Nader's Green Party called this week for a suspension of United States aid to Israel and blamed the Jewish state for the current violence in the Middle East. The statement paralleled a series of recent declarations by Mr. Nader, in which the third-party presidential candidate reportedly accused Vice President Gore of being 'cowardly' in his stated support of Israel and criticized Mr. Gore and Governor Bush for 'taking sides' on Israel's behalf in the Middle East conflict ... Democratic activists are calling the Green Party's statement one of the most anti-Israel ever attributed to a party engaged in a presidential campaign. They are demanding that Green Party Jews abandon Mr. Nader and his running mate, Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist whose mother is Jewish."

The ADL Snoops. Counterpunch, [Undated]
"The ADL [Anti-Defamation League] claims to be the nation's leading defender against prejudice and bigotry but in this instance its targets were members of the African National Congress and its supporters, and apparently everyone, Arab and non-Arab, who had the temerity to criticize Israel ... Their spying efforts proved to be part of a much larger intelligence gathering operation that targeted some 12,000 individuals and more than 600 left-of-center organizations in northern California. After the first flurry of publicity, the ADL's spin doctors successfully kept the story from receiving the national coverage that the situation warranted. But the story hasn't gone away."

Ferlinghetti Decries Latest Wave of Gentrification, Counterpunch,
[Letter to the Editor by famed San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti], March 8, 2001
"A developer from Michigan, Scott Seligman, who runs Sterling Bank and Seligman Western Enterprises, wants to gentrify the [San Francisco] Mid-Market zone. Not to make the City a batter place but to make his bank account a little fatter. He wants a better class of tenant. No more photographers or poets or translators or editors or painters. No more small businesses serving the City."

The Reason Why Tory's Cronies Make Us Angry.
The Independent
, [Great Britain], June 26, 2000
"Let's be clear: The tax affairs of Lord [Michael] Levy, the millionaire businessman who raised a massive war chest for Tony Blair's 1997 general election campaign, are a side show that distracts us from a much more important point about the noble lord - what it tells us about the crucial role played by the rich and infamous over political parties and public affairs. All citizens have the absolute right to minimise their tax bill through legitimate arrangements acceptable to the Inland Revenue. Why on earth should anyone, rich or poor, voluntarily pay more tax than they are required? Eyebrows may well be raised that Lord Levy's tax bill for 1998/99 was a little over £5,000, implying a taxable income of about £20,000 ... Sleaze is a two way street for both parties with Lord Ashcroft of Belize looking almost respectable by comparison with Lord Levy's extraordinary influence on public affairs. The scandal is not the size of their fortunes and their tax bills, but the fact that their largesse can be rewarded with peerages and position without any public accountability for their actions. Lord Levy first came to Tony Blair's attention when he was shadow Home Secretary, quickly becoming a personal chum and regular tennis partner. As Michael Levy he had been going about his perfectly respectable business of raising huge amounts of dosh for Jewish and cancer charities ... The scandal [is] that Tony Blair should not have been allowed to get away with is the secretive appointment of Lord Levy as his personal envoy in the Middle East. No doubt Lord Levy is carrying out his duties impeccably. There is no suggestion other than that he is seeking to be a force for peace. But he is totally unaccountable to the House of Commons - and even to the House of Lords of which he is nominally a member."

Lord Michael Levy, Red Star Research
"Lord [Michael] Levy is one of the most imporant fundraisers for the Labour Party and [British prime minister] Tony Blair's unofficial envoy to the Middle East. He met Blair at a dinner party in 1994 held by Gideon Meir, a senior Israeli diplomat, and became his tennis partner. Levy was in charge of donations to the 'private trust' which funded Tony Blair's office before the 1997 election (which reached pounds 7 million), and is now the chief fundraiser for the 'high value' donors account at the Labour Party, along with his deputy Amanda Delew (who worked with him at Jewish Care) ... Chase House [is] Levy's home in Totteridge (north London) ... He also owns a villa in Herzilya Pituah, an exclusive suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel."

Scurrying Towards Bethlehem, by Perry Anderson,
New Left Review,
July-August 2001
"Ever since [1948], Zionism has relied on a carapace of American power as it once did the British. The depth and strength of the relationship, however, has been of another order. Not only is the United States incomparably wealthier and more powerful than Britain was in its heyday, letits [sic] declining inter-war years. Within it the Jewish community, which by its own efforts has become the most successful of all immigrant groups in the country, exercises an influence on the state beyond the dreams of any counterpart in the past of European Jewry. Entrenched in business, government and media, American Zionism has since the sixties acquired a firm grip on the levers of public opinion and offical policy towards Israel, that has weakened only on the rarest of occasions." [PDF file, cited here from p. 11]

Southern Poverty Law Center,
Guide Star Pages (The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations)
"Financial Info: Fiscal Year: 2000. Assets: $147,441,903. Income: $32,520,416 ... Chief Executive: Mr. Joseph J. Levin, Jr." (President and Chairman of the Board).
[What about the Southern Poverty Law Center, famed fighter for the impoverished and African-American rights, especially in the South? It is based in Montgomery, Alabama, and in 1996 the local Montgomery Advertiser printed an embarrassing expose about the Center. The salary, noted the paper, for SPLC president and CEO (as well as SPLC co-founder) Joseph Levin was $137,798 a year. Not bad for a fighter on behalf of those mired in poverty. The Center's Legal Director, Richard Cohen, made $151,420. But that's not all. The Advertiser further noted that "One thing remains a constant at the nation's wealthiest civil rights charity, the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center: All the top-paid, top-level management jobs are held by whites." [What percentage Jews?] [RICHARDSON, SANDEE. CIVIL RIGHTS CHARITY CONTINUES TO HAVE WHITES IN TOP-PAYING JOBS. ASHVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES/MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER, 8-29-96, p. D7] In SPLC's 25-year history "no black person has held a top-level management position, and only one black staffer has ever been among the top five paid positions." In SPLC's team of five lawyers, one was African-American. [RICHARDSON, S., 8-29-96, p. D7] The next year, an editorial writer, Rose Sanders, expressed outrage that the SPLC publicly condemned Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam (a hero in large parts of the Black community) as a racist. She pointed out the hypocrisy of the charge, noting that "Joseph Levin says he is not a bigot, but how does he explain the bigotry evidenced by the employment practices at the Poverty Law Center? An example of the Center's racial prejudice is illustrated by its racial tolerance program. The program did not have a single black employee. No black person helped shape or design the program." [SANDERS, ROSE. CENTER'S CONDEMNATION UNJUST, THE MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER., 9-22-97, p. 7A]

On the Jewish Question, by Karl Marx (1843/1844)
Karl Marx's infamous -- though little known today -- indictment of the Jewish community.

Pro-Israel PAC [Political Action Committee] Contributions to 2000 Congressional Candidates, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
"Total for 1999-2000 Election Cycle $2,044,606. Total 1978-2000 Funds to Congressional Candidates: $34,607,182. Total No. of Recipient Candidates, 1978-2000 1,732

A Kosher Conspiracy, New Statesman, January 14, 2002
"That there is a Zionist lobby and that it is rich, potent and effective goes largely unquestioned on the left. Big Jewry, like big tobacco, is seen as one of life's givens. According to this view, Israel has the British media pretty well sewn up. Wealthy Jewish business leaders, acting in concert with establishment types and co-ordinated by the Israeli embassy, have supposedly nobbled newspaper editors and proprietors, and ensured that the pro-Palestinian position is marginalised both in news reporting and on the comment pages. As one well-known foreign affairs specialist puts it: 'The sheer scale of the activity is awesome. It operates at every level. By comparison, the disparate, underfunded and shambolic pro-Palestinian organisations don't stand a chance.' He insists that these words remain unattributable because, he claims, 'the fact is that journalists put their careers in jeopardy by speaking up for the Palestinians. That's ultimately the Zionist lobby's most powerful weapon.' Nevertheless, many journalists have spoken out against the Zionist lobby over the past 12 months. Last spring, there was a spat in the Spectator between Lord Black of Crossharbour, the magazine's proprietor, and three well-known contributors to his newspapers. William Dalrymple, A N Wilson and Piers Paul Read wrote a letter complaining that 'under Black's proprietorship, serious, critical reporting of Israel is no longer tolerated in the Telegraph Group.' Conrad Black (who also owns the Jerusalem Post and is married to Barbara Amiel, the enthusiastic Zionist columnist) promptly returned fire. The troublesome trio, he alleged, illustrated 'the depths of the problem of anti-Semitism in the British media' ... A few months later, Sam Kiley, a foreign correspondent for the Times, resigned after a row with his editors. Kiley had succeeded in tracking down and interviewing the Israeli soldiers who had shot dead Mohammed al-Durrah, the 12-year-old boy who had become, posthumously, an icon of the intifada. Middle managers at Wapping, Kiley claims, know that Rupert Murdoch has business interests in Israel and would 'fly into hysterical terror every time a pro-Israel lobbying group wrote in with a quibble.' The instruction Kiley received to file his piece 'without mentioning the dead kid' was the last straw. Just before Christmas, Deborah Orr, who writes a column for the Independent, complained that she was 'fed up with being called an anti-Semite.' A tendency to equate anti-Zionism - indeed, any criticism of Israel - with anti-Semitism is a persistent vice of Zionist campaigners. Time was when the worst a commentator could expect if he or she had written critically about Israel was a telephone call from the publisher Lord Weidenfeld, registering his anguish and disappointment. Weidenfeld, at one time chef de cabinet to Israel's founding president, Chaim Weizmann, was and remains a serious operator at the level of government, editors and media proprietors ... Today, however, critics of Israeli policy are guaranteed to receive thousands of vituperative letters and e-mails. These correspondents take their cue from organisations such as the Zionist Federation's Media Response Unit, run by the former Labour MP for Basildon Eric Moonman."

Our Vichy Congress,
Counterpunch, May 10, 2002
"A Congressional Staffer Details Israel's Stranglehold on Capitol Hill: 'We are All Members of Likud Now' ... What, then, is one to make of our representatives and senators in Congress assembled? For expressions of sheer grovelling subservience to a foreign power, the pronouncements of Laval and Petain pale in comparison to the rhetorical devotion with which certain Congressmen have bathed the Israel of Ariel Sharon ... A perusal of the May 6, 2002 Jerusalem Post reveals the following headline: "Visiting Congressmen Advise Israel to Resist US Administration Pressure." The Israeli newspaper chronicles the pilgrimage of a group of Congressional wardheelers to the Promised Land, carrying with them a copy of the resolution of support for the Israeli government which passed Congress by a vote of 352-21 with 29 abstentions. The delegation's leader, Rep. James Saxton of New Jersey, displayed a copy of the resolution to reporters, which he said they wanted to "hand deliver" to the Israeli people. Saxton's enthusiasm for Israel is a matter of long standing, and extends to providing Congressional employment to Israeli citizen--and rumored Mossad asset--Yosef Bodansky. An ironic aspect to this Congressional junket is that these are precisely the public officials who routinely suggest that dissent against the Bush administration's conduct of the war in Afghanistan is tantamount to treason ... No criticism of President Bush is warranted, apparently, except where Israel is involved. In that case, one is seemingly permitted to travel to foreign countries at taxpayer expense for the purpose of publicly undercutting one's own government's foreign policy. What gives this circumstance added savor is the recollection that Jesse Jackson's erstwhile forays into hostage negotiation in Lebanon and the Balkans met with grumbling from Republicans that Jackson ought to be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act. Again, apparently the Israel exception applies ... Of course, there are innumerable lobbies in Washington, from environmental to telecommunications to chiropractic; why is AIPAC different? For one thing, it is a political action committee that lobbies expressly on behalf of a foreign power; the fact that it is exempt from the Foreign Agents' Registration Act is yet another mysterious "Israel exception." For another, it is not just the amount of money it gives, it is the political punishment it can exact: just ask Chuck Percy or Pete McClosky. Since the mid-1980s, no Member of Congress has even tried to take on the lobby directly. As a Senate staffer told this writer, it is the 'cold fear' of AIPAC's [American Israel Political Action Committee] disfavor that keeps the politicians in line."


The Jewish Establishment, by Joseph Sobran. [Also directly linked here]. Sobran is a syndicated newspaper columnist. This article doesn't appear at his own web site (it's linked to another site), and here he explains why. On this page one can also find links to other Sobran articles about Jews and Israel that syndicated news organizations don't want.
"It's permissible to discuss the power of every other group, from the Black Muslims to the Christian Right, but the much greater power of the Jewish Establishment is off-limits. That, in fact, is the chief measure of its power: its ability to impose its own taboos while tearing down the taboos of others - you might almost say its prerogative of offending. You can read articles in Jewish-controlled publications from the Times to Commentary blaming Christianity for the Holocaust or accusing Pope Pius XII of indifference to it, but don't look for articles in any major publication that wants to stay in business examining the Jewish role in Communism and liberalism, however temperately. Power openly acquired, openly exercised, and openly discussed is one thing. You may think organized labor or the Social Security lobby abuses its power, but you don't jeopardize your career by saying so. But a kind of power that forbids its own public mention, like the Holy Name in the Old Testament, is another matter entirely."

Forbes 400 Richest in America, Forbes magazine, [For the year 2000]
The yearly ranking of the wealthiest Americans. Jews represent 2.5% of the American population, yet are AT LEAST  33% of the richest 75 Americans. (Start 'nose-counting' after that yourself, because a high percentage continues). Among the richest 75 Americans are the following Jewish businessmen: 2) Lawrence Ellison, 5) Gordon Moore, 7) Steven Ballmer, 13) Michael Dell, 14) Sumner Redstone, 18) Harry Samueli, 41) Thomas Pritzker, 42) Robert Pritzker, 43) Eli Broad, 44) George Soros, 44) Samuel Newhouse, 44) Donald Newhouse, 51) Alfred Lerner, 53) Carl Icahn, 56) Maurice Greenberg, 59) Edgar Bronfman, 61) Marvin Davis, 61) Michael Bloomberg, 61) Walter Annenberg, 66) Leonard Lauder, 70) Ronald Perelman, 70) David Geffen, 73) Gary Winnick, 73) Bernard Marcus, 73) Ronald Lauder. (Jewish author Steve Silberger, in an overview of his book, The Phenomenon of the Jews (at, goes further: "My book is an in-depth look at the most successful ethnic group in America. While comprising only 2% of the US population, Jewish-Americans [in 1999] account for 23% of the Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans, 45% of the top 40 people. It's a club that required a minimum net worth of $625 million in 1999. Sure, that's amazing wealth, but the real phenomena are the remarkable stories detailing major contributions to American prosperity, culture and society that lie behind each fortune." The Forbes 1999 "rich list's" Jewish component is listed here.

American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Fortune
This pro-Israel group is ranked fourth in the Fortune magazine list of American lobbying organizations, ahead of the likes of the AFL-CIO and American Medical Association.

Raging Bulls. Los Angeles magazine. May 2000
This article features Los Angeles' top "attack dog" attorneys for the wealthy and powerful. The overwhelming majority are of Jewish heritage, including Martin 'Mad Dog' Singer, Don Marks, Peter Ostroff, Marshall Grossman, Philip Ganz Jr., Don Engel, and Stanton Stein.

The New Titans.
A documentary TV show about the "New Titans" of Canadian business and media. At least half of those named in this listing of principals in the film are of Jewish heritage: Gerald Schwartz, Heather Riesman, Peter Munk, Izzy Asper, Leonard Asper, Moses Znaimer, Robert Lantos, John Roth, Isadore Sharp, and Jozef Strauss. [Unmentioned here, in 1999 Jewish Canadian billionaires included Barry Sherman ($1.83 billion), Leslie Dan ($1.56 billion), and Saul Feldberg ($1 billion). Sherman is chairman and CEO of the Apotex pharmaceutical firm, and Dan heads rival Novopharm Ltd. "[These] two Toronto-based companies control about 90 percent of Canada's market for generic, low-cost drugs." [CANADIAN PRESS NEWSWIRE, 2-6-97] Sherman "donates heavily to Jewish causes and the state of Israel." [THOMPSON, A. Brash Upstart Builds Firm into Generic Drug Empire, Toronto Star, 2-11-92, p. C1] Dan funded a CD-Rom produced by Israel's Yad Vashem "to help teach the Holocaust." [CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS, 12-5-96] (From America, Harold Snyder founded Biocraft Laboratories, a manufacturer of drugs, in 1964. It was sold to the largest pharmaceutical company in Israel , Teva, in 1996, an organization where Snyder serves as a board member.) [MOTHER JONES, 5-3-01] The third Jewish Canadian billionaire, Feldberg, a Holocaust survivor, moved to Israel, and later to Canada. He heads the Global Group and the Teknion Corporation, two office furniture conglomerates. [GILBERT, N., Global Group Plans Expansion, Jerusalem Post, 7-2-98, p. 15]


As L.A. Parties On, It's Cool to Be a Jew.
[Jewish Telegraphic Agency] August 14, 2000
"President Clinton, addressing nearly 4,000 Jews at an outdoor party on Saturday afternoon, quoted comedian Red Buttons that 'in Los Angeles, the Democrats are changing their theme song from 'Happy Days are Here Again to [the Jewish song] 'Hava Nagila.' Senator John Rockefeller (D-W.VA) keynoted an elegant fund-raiser for the American Israel Political Affairs Committee on Saturday night and wound up a somewhat disjointed speech by declaring 'I wish I were a Jew."

The New Portnoy's Complaint, by Israeli author Israel Shamir, Nilemedia, 2001
"Philip Weiss in the New York
Observer noted that Jews are to politics what the blacks are to basketball ... He writes, 'I don't claim to know how Jewish the membership of the establishment is. Twenty percent, 50 percent? I'm guessing 30.' Even 30% would be sufficient to promote any idea if the other 70% have no interest in the subject ... The Economist, hardly a 'hate publication,' estimates that the Jews who constitute 0.03% of the population [of South Africa] own sixty percent of that rich country's market capitalization."

Power Soup for the Soul -- Jews and the President, by Philip Weiss.
New York Observer
, March 15, 1999
"No one talks about Jewish support for Mr. Clinton. For one thing because denial of the obvious is now the central mode of intellectual discourse when it comes to the Lipbiter—sorry, alleged lip biter. More important, because a discussion would require an acknowledgment of Jewish power. The Establishment is now heavily Jewish, from Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin on down. There are unprecedented numbers of Jews in the White House and in Congress, Mr. Clinton’s two appointees to the Supreme Court have both been Jewish, and, out from there, Jews are among the big winners in the economic boom and are all over the Ivy League and the statusy jobs of the information age, the news media. The Clinton scandals teem with Jewish helpers ... The close identification of Jewish success culture with the Administration has made it all but impossible for Jews to separate their interests from President Clinton’s. As Barbara Walters’ sadly debased excitement over Monica Lewinsky’s emotionally retarded affair suggested, there is a secret Jewish pride and security in the fact that Bill Clinton loves Jews and Jews love Bill Clinton ... I’m breaking the rules here; it’s never cricket for Jews to talk openly about Jewish power. As proud as Jews are of their success, they don’t like to self-identify ... And the refusal to talk about Jewish power is a sign of immaturity, drawing on the nostalgic belief that we are still outsiders. It’s a lot more stirring to be outsiders, but it’s a sociological delusion. Wake up."

The Role of Politics in Contemporary Anti-Semitism.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
. September 15, 1999
"That Jews control a disproportionately large share of the Russian economy and Russian media certainly has some basis in fact. Between 50 and 80 percent of the Russian economy is said to be in Jewish hands, with the influence of the five Jews among the eight individuals commonly referred to as 'oligarchs' particularly conspicuous. (An oligarch is understood to be a member of a small group that exercises control in a government. The five oligarchs of Jewish descent are Boris Berezovsky, Mikhail Friedman, Vladimir Gusinsky, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Alexander Smolensky. The other oligarchs are Vagit Alekperov, Vladimir Potanin, and Rem Vyakhirev.) Perhaps the most famous (and simultaneously the most infamous) of the oligarchs is Boris Berezovsky. In common with most of the other Jewish oligarchs, Berezovsky controls industries in three critical areas: the extraction and sale of a major natural resource, such as oil, as a source of great wealth; a large bank (useful in influencing industry and transferring assets abroad); and several major media outlets (useful for exerting influence and attacking rivals). He also controls a significant share of the Aeroflot airline and the Moscow automobile industry."

In Russia, Suggestions of Cultural Change for the Better
, by Jewish columnist William Safire. Naples Daily News [from the New York Times], August 3, 1998
"[Yevgeny Primakov] adopted that name because the one he was born with - Finkelstein - was hardly useful to a KGB espionage agent under cover as a Pravda correspondent in the Arab Middle East. Curiously, the sensitivity of many other Russian politicians to their Jewish parentage is changing. This was dramatized in the last presidential campaign when the reformer Grigory Yavlinsky pointed to the nutty nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky and said, "Both of us are half Jewish, but I'm the one who admits it." The architect of the IMF [International Monetary Fund] bailout, Anatoly Chubais, is listed in the 'Jewish Encyclopedia of Russia.' So is his archrival, Boris Berezovsky, the equally unpopular auto-and-oil tycoon who took Israeli citizenship five years ago and has since been appointed to powerful Russian posts. Berezovsky warned Boris Nemtsov, the charismatic reformer elected to be governor of Nizhny Novgorod, not to run for president because he has 'a purely genetic problem' ...Not yet 40, Nemtsov was brought to Moscow by Boris Yeltsin and now tries to bring reform to the energy sector as deputy prime minister. His popularity in national polls has dipped with the state of the shaky economy, but is little affected by the public's knowledge that he is a Jew. When asked as far back as January by Yeltsin's chief of staff to put down five names as choices for a replacement to Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin (who did not know his head was on the block), Nemtsov included in his list Sergei Kiriyenko, an energetic executive in his mid-30s who had worked with him in Nizhny, who comes from a Jewish family. Although Chernomyrdin had earlier thought Kiriyenko to be too young to be a deputy minister of oil and gas, Nemtsov saw him as "smart, honest, liberal." Yeltsin, looking for a shaker-upper with no political base, stunned the world by making Kiriyenko his prime minister. Criticism centered on his youth and political inexperience, and on Yeltsin's seeming impulsiveness, but not on the new man's ethnicity. What does this mean?"

Counting Noses at the Harvard Crimson, by Justin Danilewitz. Commentary.
"For, as it turned out, Valerie MacMillan was not alone in her definition of the 'problem' at the Crimson [Harvard's student newspaper]; the same point was made explicitly in the statements of at least two undergraduates aiming for leadership positions on the editorial board, Geoffrey C. Upton and Daniel M. Suleiman. Both Upton and Suleiman had submitted 'shoot papers,' or platforms, in connection with their bids for office. When it came to how they would deal with the Crimson's 'diversity problem,' Upton's statement was the more succinct of the two. Ritualistically declaring his intention, if elected, to 'expose the staff to diverse viewpoints,' he then cut to the practical heart of the matter. As things stood, Upton noted, the paper's homogeneity was unfortunately self-evident, for 'eight of ten columnists are Jewish and just one is not white.' Hence, as he saw it, there was a palpable need to '[s]tep up efforts to diversify the staff' itself. For his part, Suleiman, reiterating that the 'lack of diverse voices plagues our newspaper,' showed himself to be an even more refined practitioner than Upton of the art of drawing distinctions by ethnic origin. Not only, he wrote, are 'nine out of ten Crimson column-ists . . . white,' but 'seven out of ten are white Jews'--and not just of the generic variety, but white Jews 'from the tri-state area' of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. (The discrepancy between Upton's eight Jewish columnists and Suleiman's seven may be put down to the vagaries of, shall we say, nose-counting.) In light of this situation, Suleiman boldly declared that, if elected to the editorial board, he would act 'to bring about rapid, substantive change.' In the fullness of time, Upton and Suleiman were in fact selected to be co-chairmen of the new editorial board. Several months into their tenures now, have they made good on their pledges? In at least one respect, they have certainly disappointed. Given their stated views, they, of all people, should have recognized the awkwardness of their own election. For Upton and Suleiman, it turns out, are not only white Jews themselves, but white Jews from that most dreadfully overrepresented tri-state area. In light of this embarrassing fact, how they could have considered themselves appropriate role models for a newly diverse paper remains a mystery."

Up to a Point, by Israel Shamir., July 20, 2001
"In my opinion, the source of the media bias in covering the Palestinians is tremendously important. For it speaks volumes about the power structure of the US and Europe ... Too many of our media lords subscribe to the notion of Jewish supremacy, and they are spread around the globe ... In the US, there are too many of them to count. But allow us to mention Mortimer Zuckerman, a media lord and the current Head of the Presidents’ Conference of American Jewish Organizations, the big daddy of all Jewish groups in America ... On the other end of the planet, in Russia, the TV stations and newspapers also are under the ownership of Israeli citizens. One of them, Vladimir Gusinsky, was forced to part with his TV station. But his extremely pro-Israeli staff was quickly hired by another channel, belonging to another Israeli citizen, Mr Chernoi. In 1985, he was an accountant living on a salary of 100 dollars a month. Today he is worth 5 billion dollars, owns virtually all the aluminium plants in Russia, and lives in a nice suburb of Tel Aviv. Currently, he is under investigation for 34 murders, money laundering and membership in the Russian mafia. In a recent quip, he was quoted as saying that ‘the media is not business. the media is politics and influence’ ... The media of Gusinsky, Chernoi, and Berezovsky, that is three powerful media lords, all of them Israeli citizens, took care to cultivate his ignorance. Even in Sweden, traditionally supportive of the Palestinian cause, since the national newspapers were bought by Jewish entrepreneurs, the coverage of Palestine became more and more lopsided ... In my opinion, the case of Palestine is much more important for you, for Europeans and Americans, than just another case of injustice. Because it proves that this international group of Jewish media lords have become a mite too powerful."

AIPAC Claims Victory in Battle Against "Enemies of Israel."

Jewish Bulletin of Northern California
. June 5, 1998
"The local branch of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is hailing a Supreme Court ruling that it believes makes it unlikely the pro-Israel lobby will have to disclose information about its membership and expenditures. Six former politicians and diplomats, all stuanch critics of U.S. policy toward Israel, have been seeking increased government regulation of AIPAC."

Dem's Delight in New Senate May Founder in DC Deadlock
(Jewish) Forward. June 1, 2001
"Nothing symbolized the prospect of increased access more clearly than one stark demographic statistic: The 50 Democrats who make up the Senate's new majority caucus will include nine Jewish members, just shy of one-fifth. The Republican caucus includes just a single Jewish member, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Some of those Jewish Democrats will hold positions of crucial importance to Jewish activists when the Senate changes hands. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan is slated to chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees crucial areas of U.S.-Israeli military cooperation. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer, both of California, will chair the subcommittees dealing with domestic and international terrorism respectively on the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees. Most observers expected little in the way of a shakeup in Middle East policy following the shift. 'We don't expect much of a change,' said Ken Bricker, spokesman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobby. 'That's one of the benefits of being an organization that places so much emphasis on bipartisanship.'"

Mexicans, Jews Share Migration as a Common Link, Fox Contends.
Jewish Bulletin of Northern California
May 11, 2001
"It's mind-blowing," said [Barry] Jacobs, who serves as the AJCommittee's liaison to the Mexican-Jewish community. "It was an incredible honor that [Mexican President Vicente Fox] flew up [to Washington DC] for [the American Jewish Congress's annual dinner]."

Israeli Real Estate Flourishes in England
. Haaretz [Israeli newspaper], June 27, 2001
"The entry of real estate into foreign fields was made possible by an easing of Israel's foreign exchange restrictions in 1993, allowing first companies, then individuals, to move money out of the country. This, coupled with accelerated globalization also easing the transfer of capital from one country to another, has led to a new situation in which Israeli real estate companies are the largest and most active in some Eastern European countries. But Israeli companies and individuals also had many incentives for investing in Britain."

First Israeli Astronaut to Blast Off in May
. Jerusalem Post, August 15, 2001
"US National Aeronautics and Space Administration administrator Daniel Goldin has several times during his current visit urged Israeli leaders to promote climate research. 'You will eventually solve your problems with your neighbors,' he told Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, 'but in 30 years, global warming will have a tremendous effect on the region, and temperatures only a few degrees higher will turn fertile land into desert.' Goldin, who came to promote wide-ranging cooperation between NASA and the Israel Space Agency, also officially announced that Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon would be launched into space on a US space mission on May 23, 2002. It was also agreed that NASA and Israeli satellites could continue to be launched at no cost on the various US space shuttles ... Goldin emphasized the possibilities of integrating Israel into the European space center and having it join the exclusive club of countries participating in the international space station, along with involving Israeli research and researchers in the station ... The NASA chief, who has held the position for 10 years, is Jewish, with family in Israel, and has visited here numerous times since 1967."

Time Magazine Honors Survivor.
Jewish Bulletin of Northern California
, January 2, 1998
"Time magazine has named a Holocaust survivor its 1997 Man of the Year. The magazine honored Andrew Grove, chairman and CEO of Intel, which produces nearly 90 percent of the world's personal computer microprocessors. Grove was born Andras Grof in Hungary to a dairyman and a bookkeeper ... [Intel] is now worth $115 billion and earns $5.1 billion annually in profits, making it the seventh most profitable company in the world."
[Other Jewish moguls in the computer world in recent years include Michael Dell, head of Dell Computers; Steve Ballmer, president of Microsoft; Nate Kantor, president of MCI International; Steven Kirsch, founder of Infoseek; Mark Goldston, CEO of NetZero; Mitchell Kapor, head of Lotus Development Corporation; Mark Cuban, head of and Audio.Net; Lawrence Perlman, head of Seagate; John Roth, CEO of Nortel Network; Benjamin Rosen, founder of Compaq computers; Eckhard Pfeiffer, president of Compaq computers; Beny Alagem, CEO, president, and chairman of Packard Bell NEC (Hewlett-Packard); Laurence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Systems; Sandy Lerner, founder of Cisco Systems; Irwin Jacobs, founder of Qualcomm Inc., Rob Glaser, CEO and Chairman of Real Networks; Monte Zweben, President and CEO of Blue Martini Software; Jerry Greenberg, co-founder of Sapient; Eric Greenberg, Chairman of Scient; Danny Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies; and Dan Snyder, head of Snyder Communications.] The Jewish Exponent estimates that 10-15% of all Microsoft employees are Jewish. -- [Mono, Brian. Spiritual Wealth: The Economy Is Doing Just Fine, Jewish Exponent, 12-30-99, p. 9] Among the above, Lewin was killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. As CNN noted: "Lewin was named one of the top 10 people of the Enterprise Systems Power 100, a list of industry leaders chosen for their effect on the IT (information technology) landscape and for their ability to influence the industry's direction ... Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Jerusalem, Lewin is an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, having served in the country's military for more than four years." [SIEBERG, D. Akamai: Co-Founder Dies in WTC Plane Crash, 9-11-01,]

We're in the Money
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
. August 17, 2001
"Despite a tough economic year that prompted more than $550 million in line-item vetoes by Governor Gray Davis, the new California state budget allocates almost $10 million dollars to Jewish organizations. With a range of programs from pediatric immunizations to materials for community colleges suffering last-minute cuts by the executive office, even political insiders say they are surprised by the success of Jewish-backed causes when it came to securing funds. 'I’m sort of amazed, frankly,' says Howard Welinsky, a board member of the Jewish Public Affairs Committee, the political affairs arm of The Jewish Federation. 'I’m amazed that the legislature and the governor allowed so many of these requests when so many other areas of funding got cut. The Jewish community did pretty well' ... The Jewish community’s biggest budget winner — as usual — was the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance ... Other recipients of state funds include the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, which received $750,000 towards the $70 million dollar renovation of its Pacific Heights building. The Jewish Museum San Francisco also received $750,000, money — which will be used to finish a new facility near Yerba Buena Gardens in the downtown area. The Breed Street Shul, Los Angeles’ oldest synagogue and a historic landmark, received $500,000 for preservation and expansion of community services in its Boyle Heights neighborhood. The Skirball Cultural Center received $400,000 towards construction of a new exhibition hall. San Francisco Jewish Vocational Services (SFJVS), a Federation beneficiary agency, received $200,000 for a new training and employment center for émigrés in the downtown area. YouTHink, an educational program for public schools, scored $250,000 to expand its curriculum of arts projects that inspire discussions of current issues among children. Political insiders credit the Jewish community’s success to a combination of savvy political lobbying and a roster of projects with strong track records and broad social appeal.

Jewish Paradise in the Caribbean? Moment, August-September 2001
"In fact, after 350 years on the island [of Curacao, north of Venezuela, and once an important African slave site] —the community refers to itself as the oldest continuous Jewish community in the Americas—the Jews are quick to point out that on Curacao, they are the locals ... [There is] now fewer than 350 Jews on an island of about 125,000 ... As one rabbi told me, Curacaoan Jews have long been the 'Brahmins' of their little island. There is no 'community outside Israel where Jews [have] occupied that status in society,' the rabbi said ... the Jews are deeply entrenched in the island’s business elite. Jews own the island’s main bank, Maduro & Curiel’s. They own most of the car dealerships, the largest electrical appliance store, and many of the jewelry and clothing shops. Rabbi Michael Tayvah, a 39-year-old from Great Neck, N.Y., and spiritual leader at the Sephardic shul, says the Jews remain prominent in shipping—operating container freight companies."

Jews in Sports, by Lenny Silberman,
Ken Online
[a Jewish organization in San Diego; "Ken means yes"]
A listing of Jews of influence in the sports world; the list is not, of course, complete. Of particular interest is the fact that the commissioners of professional basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and hockey are ALL Jewish (David Stern, Bud Selig, Paul Tagliabue, Don Garber, and Gary Bettman)! (This noteworthy fact is NOT noted at this web site). This list also names about 20 Jewish owners of professional sports franchises, as well as a number of Jewish coaches, players, and sports journalists.

International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Page 3, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 29, 2001
"He's a super agent, a pioneer in his industry and one of the most influential men on the landscape of pro sports in the 21st century ... [Tom Reich is] the first agent to win a baseball player a contract worth $1 million a year, counting deferred payments: Reich with the Pirates' Dave Parker in the late 1970s. The first agent to win a hockey player a contract worth $2 million a year: Reich with the Penguins' Mario Lemieux in the late 1980s ... Tom Reich ... maintains he merely wants to preserve his slice of two-sport life: 70 Major Leaguers and roughly 100 minor leaguers; 40 NHL players and roughly 20 minor leaguers; a role in baseball; a role in hockey. 'Life is good,' Reich said two weeks ago, during a wide-ranging, 2 1/2-hour interview amid his lengthy Pittsburgh stay. 'Like the movie title says: As good as it gets' ... . He long ago set up shop in Los Angeles, Florida and New York, the first and last because of their market importance, the middle one because, well, doesn't every Jewish boy of his generation crave a Miami abode?"

How Mexico's Immigration Stance Shifted.
Washington Post, August 28, 2001
"Jorge G. Castaneda, is Mexico's foreign minister and [Andres] Rozental is one of his key troubleshooters. Together, they have played leading roles in engaging the United States and Mexico in their most serious negotiations in decades aimed at reforming their immigration policies ... Castaneda, 48, and Rozental, 56, share the same mother -- a Russian immigrant to Mexico -- and deep understanding of the United States ... Castaneda, whose father was also foreign minister, is the intellectual author of much of [Mexican President Vicente] Fox's thinking about the world ... Rozental's dual role has led to questions about whether his work on behalf of the government is benefiting his consulting clients. Rozental said he has kept the two completely separate ... 'The combination of the two of them is unique. There is no other person or team in any other country in the world who knows us [Americans] as well as these two people,' said Demetrios Papademetriou, an immigration specialist in Washington. 'I have never been confused about how close the two half-brothers are. It's clear to me that when I speak to one of them, I am speaking to them both.' In his private office overlooking the heart of Mexico City, Rozental agreed: 'We are each other's best friend,' he said. 'I don't think many people know how close we are.'"

Bonds of Affection. Multinational Monitor, April 1988
"In the mid-1970s, the Teamsters Union, under fire for its alleged ties to organized crime, was looking to brush up its public image. As part of that effort, the Teamsters became a major purchaser of Israeli government bonds, eventually investing more than $26 million in the low-interest securities. The bonds had 'great PR value' for the Teamsters, an Israel bonds spokesman told reporter Steven Brill. '[The Teamsters] are people looking for respectability and this is one way to get it.' In his book about the union, Brill described a 1975 dinner held in Cleveland to honor Jackie Presser [who was Jewish], the Teamster's President- to-be, for his extraordinary work in supporting Israel. 'Just about everyone who was anyone in Cleveland politics or business turned out,' Brill wrote. 'At the dinner, Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz inducted the guest of honor into the Prime Minister's Club, a group made up of people who personally (or in Presser's case, through his union) bought more than $25,000 worth of bonds.' At one point, the Teamsters owned more than a quarter of all Israel bonds held by U.S. unions. The union, however, was not alone in its fondness for the notes. Despite below-market yields and unusually high risk, some of America's largest unions, pension funds and major corporations have collectively loaned billions of dollars to the Israeli government. Israel's violent repression of the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank and Gaza--and the threat the uprising poses to Israel's shaky economy--appears not to have affected investor confidence. Nathan Zirkin, comptroller for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, told the Multinational Monitor that his union 'absolutely' plans to continue purchasing Israel bonds, despite the repression in the occupied territories. 'The Palestinians didn't have a damn thing until Israel came in,' Zirkin said."

Former Israeli Owns Retail Lease for World Trade Center,
Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2001
"Australian businessman Frank Lowy, who emigrated to Australia from Israel in 1952, owns the 99-year lease for the 425,000 square foot retail portion of the destroyed World Trade Center. Lowy is the chairman and founder of Westfield Holdings, the manager of Westfield America Trust, which has a 57 percent stake in Westfield America Inc ... Westfield said today that it has insurance cover against terrorist attacks and its earnings will not be materially affected. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange the retail chain said that 'investment in the retail component of the World Trade Center is fully insured for both capital and loss of income,' adding 'the insurance cover includes acts of terrorism' ... Today [Lowy] is the second wealthiest man in Australia and was recently ranked as the 209th wealthiest man in the world by Forbes magazine. Westfield is the fourth-largest shopping mall owner, with operations in Australia, the US, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Lowy is philanthropically involved in the Jewish community in Sydney as well as Israel, including sponsoring the Overseas Students School of Tel Aviv University which is endowed in his name and being associate international chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute." [The owner of a 99-year lease for the rest of the World Trade Center, costing $3.2 billion dollars, is Silverstein Properties (president: Larry Silverstein. The lease was purchased for New York's Port Authority (chairman: Lewis Eisenberg).] [SCT NEWSWIRE, 7-25-01]

Steve Ballmer, Jewish Virtual Library (A Division of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise)
"Steve Ballmer, 43, was appointed president and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. on January 13, 2000. In his capacity as president and CEO, Ballmer is responsible for the overall management of Microsoft ... The Detroit-born son of a Jewish mother is now the world's richest Jew, worth an estimated $25 billion."

Semel: The New Yahoo on the Block,, April 17, 2001
"Terry Semel has already made his mark on Hollywood. Now he's hoping to do the same with one of the Internet's most visited Web portals. On Tuesday, Yahoo announced that Semel will replace outgoing Chief Executive Tim Koogle after an executive search mounted less than two months ago. The move brings a media veteran with international experience and a self-proclaimed specialty in marketing to the helm of the troubled Internet bellwether. It also puts Semel back in the hot seat about a year and half after he quit his job as co-head of Warner Bros., presumably to pursue a quieter life running an Internet investment firm."

Did Clinton 'Scapegoat' Jews? The Jewish Week [posted here at -- article cached at],
February 23, 20001, p. 1
"The ABC News zipper in Times Square said it succinctly: 'Clinton Cites Jewish Pressure for [Marc] Rich Pardon. That electronic headline flashing Monday over Broadway apparently was the main message an ABC newsman had distilled from reading former President Bill Clinton’s op-ed, published in the previous day’s New York Times, explaining his last-minute, controversial decision to pardon fugitive billionaire financier Marc Rich and ex-partner Pinchas Green. By citing Jewish influence as a key factor in his pardon, Clinton has created an extraordinary dilemma in the Jewish community. And it has prompted criticism from both Jewish adversaries and supporters, some of whom fear he has raised to a new level the problematic public perception of undue Jewish influence in the White House. In some cases, the Rich controversy appears to be forcing some longtime Jewish Clinton supporters to either keep silent, or be forced to choose between defending the ex-president or protecting Jewish interests."

The 30-Plus Most Influential Jews in America,
Cleveland Jewish News, December 28, 2001
"As Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan is, hands down, the most influential Jew in America. He is, some would argue, the most influential person in America ... The buck stops with [Supreme Court] Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg. And so did the election. In Bush vs. Gore, Ginsburg helped shape the national agenda for the next four years ... Steve Ballmer took over as chief executive of Microsoft from Bill Gates six months before a federal court ordered the breakup of the company. Ballmer is guiding the software giant through one of its busiest and most challenging years ever. He's also the 13th richest person in the world with a net worth of $16.6 billion ... While Brad Turell was the head of communications for The WB television network, he began a religious odyssey that transformed him and his family into observant Jews. In April, he was promoted to the top communications slot for all of Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN ... Mortimer Zuckerman brings clout and cachet to the chairmanship of one of America's most influential Jewish groups. In a staggering 46-6 vote, the media and real-estate baron was elected chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Zuckerman also received bipartisan support from Israel's two most recent prime ministers, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu. In addition, he owns U.S. News & World Report and the New York Daily News and is presumed to have some degree of influence over those publications' news coverage and editorials ..."

On the Sidelines of the United Nations. Jewish Groups Work the Scene, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), November 20, 2001
"When scores of world leaders descended on New York in mid-November for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly session, it created more than just traffic problems. It also created an opportunity for Jewish groups to pursue their 'foreign policy,' pressing the interests of Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities in meetings with representatives from around the world ... While Washington renews its push for Mideast peace and Jews and Israel weigh how to respond, American Jewish groups like the AJCommittee forge ahead with foreign policy of their own. From the Jewish side, the aim is to drum up global support for Israel and protect vulnerable Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora. The nations sitting across the table are seeking something equally intangible — Jewish clout."

Russian Jewish Elites and Antisemitism,
American Jewish Committee,
"The presence of Jews in the Russian elite is cause for concern among Jews themselves, who fear a backlash of anti-Semitism. As one Russian Jewish leader has explained, 'People here have quite bitter memories of the participation of Jews in the [Bolshevik] revolution.' 1 Yet Jews themselves sometimes contribute to the idea that Jews exert disproportionate influence in Russian society. In fall 1996, an influential Moscow business magazine asked a dozen politicians, 'Who runs the country?' Alexander Minkin, the most popular print journalist at the time and a Jew himself, gave the shortest answer: 'Jews.' 2 In an interview broadcast in October 1996 on Israeli TV, Vitaly Malkin, head of the Rossiyskiy Kredit Bank, said that '60 percent of Russian capital belongs to Jewish business' 3-surely a gross exaggeration. Some analysts say that the notion of Jewish prominence in the elites is nothing but a myth created and supported by both nationalists and Jews. Vladimir Gurevich, editor in chief of the Moscow daily newspaper Vremya-MN, is among those who share this view: 'At any given time, there have been many more non-Jews than Jews in business, government, parliament. To notice this prominence, one should have a desire to find it. More than other groups impressed by the Jewish presence in high echelons are Jews themselves.'”

Excerpts from Alfred Lilienthal's book, The Zionist Connection II, (selected by Peter Myers), 1983
"One-sided reportage on terrorism, in which cause was never related to effect, was assured because the most effective component of the Jewish connection is probably that of media control. It is well {p. 219} known that American public opinion molders have long been largely influenceed by a handful of powerful newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch - owned respectively by the Sulzbergers, Eugene Meyer and now his daughter Katharine Graham (half-Jewish, who also owns Newsweek), and the Pulitzers, a Hungarian Jewish family. The New York Post, until recently when it was sold to Rupert Murdoch, was in the capable hands of Dorothy Schiff, the granddaughter of banker Jacob Schiff. ... Other newspapers, not Jewish-owned, have top editors, directors, and advertising chiefs who are Jewish, such as the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune, an amalgam of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the old New York Herald Tnbune. In 1978 the Washington Star's owner was Time Magazine and the publisher until June 1 was Joe L. Allbritton, but the views of the executive editor Sidney Epstein and associate editor Edwin Yoder, Jr. were clearly ref1ected in its editorials and articles during the critical Middle East developments. All of the leading magazines, ranging trom Commentary, Esquire, Ladies Home Journal, New York Review of Books, New Yorker, and U.S. News and World Report, have Jews in key positions as publishers, editors, or managing editors. These people, at the very least, have the veto power over whatatever appears in their publications. No one is about to criticize Jews - or even take Israel to task - for fear of being out of line with the boss, who is likely to fire him. The boss himself may not be a screaming Zionist, but scarcely ever will walk out of step with the overwhelming articulated opinion by expressing his own views on this subject, which in turn makes his Christian friends and contacts keep whatever criticism they may harbor under full wraps. There is also the constant overriding concern of the media about losing advertising, so vital to every publication, at times making a mockery of the vaunted 'freedom ot press.' Power is thus very otten exercised by default. ... {p. 220} It would be futile to list the number of top Jewish editors and writers across the courltry. Many of the largest book publishers, including Knopf, Random House, Holt, Liverwright, Viking Press, Simon and Schuster, Van Nostrand Reinhold, and Lyle Stewart are Jewish-owned, directly or by Jewish-controlled interests (including CBS, RCA, Music Corporation of America, Litton's, and Gulf and Western). In other firms such as Macmillan and Grosset & Dunlap, one will find editors-in-chief or presidents who are Jewish. ... In radio and television, again one finds almost an overwhelming presence of key Jews. Chairman of the Board of CBS until very recently was William Paley: RCA's David and Robert Sarnoff for a long time ran their subsidiary, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) whose {p. 221} present chairman is Julian Goodman; and Leonard Goldenson headed the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) until succeeded by Fred Silverman. ... A few officials in three offices all located on the east side of Sixth Avenue in Manhattan between 49th and 54th streets select most of the ideas, experiences, and news reaching most of the American people. ... Virtually all national and international news is filtered, edited, and broadcast by these three corporations."

British Magazine Raising a Specter of  'Zionist Lobby,'
[Jewish] Forward, January 18, 2002
"In what some see as a pattern since September 11, a leading British weekly has raised the specter of Jewish control over the media and government. The cover story of the January 14 edition of the New Statesman, a respected liberal weekly, is headlined 'A Kosher Conspiracy?' and features a gold Star of David appearing to pierce a Union Jack. The story purports to investigate whether there is a 'Zionist' plan to sway the British press to the side of Israel and to minimize Palestinian grievances. It also assesses the extent to which Jews influence British politics. 'That there is a Zionist lobby and that it is rich, potent, and effective goes largely unquestioned on the left,' writes Dennis Sewell. 'Big Jewry, like big tobacco, is seen as one of life's givens.' Journalists who dare to speak out against the 'Zionist lobby,' Mr. Sewell adds, are harassed, threatened and eventually muted. As an example, the article points to Robert Fisk, the pro-Arab correspondent of the Independent, a left-leaning British daily. According to the article, Mr. Fisk 'complains that he has been the victim of an anonymous smear campaign seeking to link him with the notoriously anti-Semitic historian David Irving.' At the center of this 'Zionist lobby,' the article alleges, is a network of individuals and organizations coordinated from the Israeli embassy in London and 'greased' by the profits made by a sinister arms trader named Shlomo Zabludowicz, an Auschwitz survivor with a Finnish passport who died in 1994. Key figures in the conspiracy, according to the authors, include Conrad Black, the owner of the conservative British publications Daily Telegraph and Spectator as well as the Jerusalem Post, and his wife, 'the enthusiastic Zionist columnist' Barbara Amiel. As for the Zionist effect on British politics, the New Statesman article reports that a recent meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Yasser Arafat was 'no more than a public relations exercise designed to placate the Arab world. It served to disguise Blair's support for the Zionist project and his role as Ariel Sharon's closest ally in Europe. Little of this has been reported in the mainstream media.' The New Statesman article is only the latest example of what some say has become a wide expression of anti-Semitism in Britain since September 11."

'Whenever the World Gets Crazy, the Jews Pay the Price,'
Haaretz [Israeli newspaper], February 21, 2002
"As if their origins were not causing them enough problems, along came the rumors about Jacques Attali's new book to raise the anxiety level of French Jews. This prolific author, who served as a close and all-powerful adviser to Francois Mitterrand, has written dozens of books. Most of them touch, to some extent, on Judaism, the Jewish religion and Jewish history. In all his writings, however universal they may be, Attali has always found an indirect or direct Jewish connection to the course of history. Yet no one before him has dared to make the connection between Jews and money, the way he has in his forthcoming book, 'The Jews, the World and Money.' For many years, those on the extreme right in France have been wondering how the Jews got rich so quickly. There are about 600,000 Jews in France, a bit more than 1 percent of the population. Many of them belong to the republic's prestigious elites. Jean Marie Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, has often spoken about the presence of so many Jews at key crossroads of the country. 'The Jews hold the most senior positions in print journalism,' he once said, 'in the electronic media, in academia and in the economy. How did they get so rich?' ... Now Attali's book has come along, proving the historical connection between Jews and money. The provocative title has led Denis Jeambar, editor of the weekly L'Express, to propose it be changed in order to avoid stirring up a storm. 'The Jews, the Christians and Money,' is blazoned across the front page of this week's edition '"

The First Jewish Governor,
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, March 8, 2002
"No, [California governor] Gray Davis is not an Anglo marrano, a hidden, closeted Jew. He is, on paper, a Catholic, but his political career has been shaped, and largely financed — as much as any statewide politician including our two Jewish women senators — by the Los Angeles Jewish community. Where did it all start? Carmen Warshaw, the former Democratic national committeewoman for California and major donor to Jewish causes, claims she first singled out the lean, ambitious young man more than three decades ago. From the beginning, she could see two overwhelming characteristics that define Davis to this day — a driving, cold-blooded ambition and the calculating smarts to achieve it. The Jewish community, Warshaw suggests, represented the primary vehicle for Davis’ strategy. 'His only interest was money,' she recalls. 'He played golf all the time at Hillcrest. You saw him all the time. He was known as the man who came to cocktails and didn’t stay for dinner.' Davis’ fixation on the Jewish community was a natural one, says one former top aide. As an aide to former Gov. Jerry Brown, Davis had been introduced to many of the major rainmakers of the Democratic Party, a considerable proportion of them Jews from the worlds of real estate, law and entertainment. When he finally won elective office, it was from a heavily Jewish Westside district that normally would send a landsman to Sacramento. But, Davis made sure not to be stranger to the community. 'Gray went to more bar mitzvahs and weddings than most rabbis,' recalls this aide. 'He didn’t do it because he was Jewish — he isn’t — but because that’s where the money was.' And that’s where much of Davis’ money still is."

Will Campaign Finance Reform Help or Hinder Jewish Influence?,
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), March 21, 2002
"When Bill Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1996, Monte Friedkin was standing at his side at the Democratic convention. It was a powerful statement about the Florida businessman´s influence as the former finance chair of the Democratic National Committee who also happened to be the national chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council. And in 2000, Mel Sembler, a shopping center developer from Florida who was the honorary chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition, served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee and was a major supporter of George W. Bush´s run for the presidency. Today he serves as the U.S. ambassador to Italy. Now the U.S. Congress has passed a sweeping campaign finance reform bill, but it is too soon to know just how such an overhaul will alter the political influence of the Jewish community. The impact of large Jewish donors and fund raisers — which both the Democratic and Republican parties have relied upon heavily for tens of millions of dollars — is clearly going to change. Still most experts think that Jewish interests will fare well because the community is politically well- organized and can adapt to change."


Foreign Secretary of Mexico Jorge Castenada Gutman Accused of Disloyalty to Nation
, La Voz de Aztlan, October 2001
Of particular note here is a list of of 50 Jewish names in a "Partial List of High Level Mexican Officials of Jewish Descent."

Jewish Scholar to Lead Think Tank
Washington Times
, October 29, 2001
"The new head of a Washington think tank specializing in religion and public policy is a Jewish scholar who has specialized in Islamic history. Hillel Fradkin, who Thursday becomes president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center here, said programs on Muslims in society will be one of his priorities ... Mr. Fradkin, who holds degrees in government and Islamic thought from Cornell and the University of Chicago, replaces Elliott Abrams, center president since 1996. Mr. Abrams joined the White House national security council as a human rights and religious liberty analyst."

Jewish Politicians,
Political Graveyard
(A partial list -- 327 people -- of Jewish politicans in American history)

Jews in American Politics
, The Solomon Project
"A listing of those noted Jews from American political history who are featured among the hundreds of brief biographical sketches included in the book [Jews in American Politics], as well as those that have been added after the book's publication." [The listing is partial, and ongoing]

Perceptions about Influence of Jewish Executives on Network TV Programming, ADL (Anti-Defamation League), November 1998
"The presidents of the three national television networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, are Jewish. Some people have criticized them for allowing too much programming that features sex and violence. Do you think network executives who are Jewish tend to allow more sex and violence programming than non-Jewish executives allow OR do you think Jewish executives do not allow any more of this kind of programming than non-Jewish executives?" [80% of the respondents to this survey said no.]

Senators Urge Bush Not to Hamper Israel,
New York Times
(posted at, November 17, 2001
"In a letter to President Bush today, 89 senators urged him not to restrain Israel from retaliating fully against Palestinian violence and to express his solidarity publicly with Israel soon. The six-paragraph letter was intended to prevent Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from including direct or indirect criticism of Israel and from offering inducements to the Palestinians in a speech he will give at the University of Louisville on Monday. 'There is constant concern about the administration's wavering," said Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, who is one of the signatories ... The State Department was unusually critical of Israel last month, demanding the immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank, which the department said contributed to an escalation in violence. It also deplored the killing by Israeli soldiers of numerous Palestinian civilians during a weekend of violence and called on Israel to ensure that its armed forces exercise 'greater discipline and restraint.' Without referring to those statements, the senators' letter made clear that such a position was unacceptable to them. 'The American people would never excuse us for not going after the terrorists with all our strength and might,' the letter said."

The Jewish Tribe, Boston Magazine
"The Yiddish-Yiddish rally behind professional activists like Leonard Zakim and his staff at the Anti-Defamation League. Like the British-Yiddish, they serve on the boards of the city's hospitals, cultural institutions, and status charities, but they also support Combined Jewish Philanthropies (the Jewish United Way). Leading supporters include Phoenix Media Communications Group chairman/publisher Stephen Mindich, and the Krupp brothers, Philip and William, who made a killing in real estate ... A large middle-class Jewish population notwithstanding, being Jewish to many people today means being rich and successful. Think Steven Spielberg, Alan Greenspan, Billy Crystal, David Mamet ... The fact is, many Jews [in Boston] have made their marks as leaders of other tribes: medicine (Judah Folkman and Mitch Rabkin), intellectual (Robert Reich, Stephen Jay Gould, former Harvard dean Henry Rosovsky, literary power couple Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan), culinary (Michael Schlow of Radius and investor Jack Sidell), and even the Irish (consultant and dealmaker Larry Rasky). Still, this is one tribe with lots of chiefs, and they operate in all arenas: from retail (Murray Pearlstein and Debra Greenberg of Louis Boston) to the arts (the American Repertory Theater's Robert Brustein, the ICA's Jill Medvedow) to finance (merger man Tom Lee and Putnam's Larry Lasser) to politics (former Democratic National Committee head Steven Grossman, fundraisers Alan Solomont and Elaine Shuster) to economics (MIT's Paul Samuelson, Harvard's Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey Sachs) to real estate (Stephen Karp, Julian Cohen, Bruce Beal, Jerome Rappaport, Steve Fishman, Ron Drucker, Dick Friedman, Alan Leventhal, and Edwin Sidman) to sports (Kraft and the legendary Red Auerbach)."

Carl Cameron Investigates, Part 2, Fox News, December 14, 2001
"Last time we reported on the approximately 60 Israelis who had been detained in connection with the Sept. 11 terrorism investigation. Carl Cameron reported that U.S. investigators suspect that some of these Israelis were spying on Arabs in this country, and may have turned up information on the planned terrorist attacks back in September that was not passed on. Tonight, in the second of four reports on spying by Israelis in the U.S., we learn about an Israeli-based private communications company, for whom a half-dozen of those 60 detained suspects worked. American investigators fear information generated by this firm may have fallen into the wrong hands and had the effect of impeded the Sept. 11 terror inquiry ... Most directory assistance calls, and virtually all call records and billing in the U.S. are done for the phone companies by Amdocs Ltd., an Israeli-based private elecommunications company. Amdocs has contracts with the 25 biggest phone companies in America, and more worldwide ... In recent years, the FBI and other government agencies have investigated Amdocs more than once. The firm has repeatedly and adamantly denied any security breaches or wrongdoing. But sources tell Fox News that in 1999, the super secret national security agency, headquartered in northern Maryland, issued what's called a Top Secret sensitive compartmentalized information report, TS/SCI, warning that records of calls in the United States were getting into foreign hands – in Israel, in particular." [Note: This article (and four others by Cameron) were censored from Fox News' web site within the week. See Justin Raimondo for an article, and links, about it all. In an Orwellian sentence, the link to Fox said "This story no longer exists" until that too was taken down.  See Israel National News' article about Cameron's story]

Carl Cameron Investigates, Part 3, Fox News, December 14, 2001
"BRIT HUME, HOST: Last time we reported on an Israeli-based company called Amdocs Ltd. that generates the computerized records and billing data for nearly every phone call made in America. As Carl Cameron reported, U.S. investigators digging into the 9/11 terrorist attacks fear that suspects may have been tipped off to what they were doing by information leaking out of Amdocs. In tonight's report, we learn that the concern about phone security extends to another company, founded in Israel, that provides the technology that the U.S. government uses for electronic eavesdropping. Here is Carl Cameron's third report. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) CARL CAMERON, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The company is Comverse Infosys, a subsidiary of an Israeli-run private telecommunications firm, with offices throughout the U.S. It provides wiretapping equipment for law enforcement. Here's how wiretapping works in the U.S. Every time you make a call, it passes through the nation's elaborate network of switchers and routers run by the phone companies. Custom computers and software, made by companies like Comverse, are tied into that network to intercept, record and store the wiretapped calls, and at the same time transmit them to investigators ... Adding to the suspicions is the fact that in Israel, Comverse works closely with the Israeli government, and under special programs, gets reimbursed for up to 50 percent of its research and development costs by the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade. But investigators within the DEA, INS and FBI have all told Fox News that to pursue or even suggest Israeli spying through Comverse is considered career suicide." [Note: This article (and four others by Cameron) were censored from Fox News' web site within the week. See Justin Raimondo for an article, and links, about it all. In an Orwellian sentence, the link to Fox said "This story no longer exists" til that too was taken down. See Israel National News' article about Cameon's censored pieces]

An Oligarch's U-Turn Toward Probity,
Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2001
"Russia's richest man is wearing new lenses. Once upon a time, Mikhail Khodorkovsky shielded his eyes behind chunky, tinted eyeglasses so thick they might have been bulletproof. These days, he meets the world's gaze through stylishly square frames with lenses that are--as Russians say--'clear as a baby's tears.' The change is metaphoric as well as optometric. Khodorkovsky once had a reputation as the dirtiest of Russia's 'oligarchs.' These days, the oil magnate insists, his empire's affairs are as transparent as his glasses ... Khodorkovsky's personal net worth topped $2.4 billion. Forbes magazine now ranks him as the richest man in Russia, and the 10th-richest in the world ... Even though the Soviet system made it difficult for Jews like him to advance, he was a model young Soviet bureaucrat, an officer in the Young Communist League, or Komsomol. In 1987, inspired by the liberalization under Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, he founded a kind of economic collective called the Young Entrepreneurs Foundation, which started trading things such as computers."

Israeli Press, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (from IAP News), October 3, 2001
"An acrimonious argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres during which Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying 'don't worry about American pressure, we control America.' According to Israel radio (in hebrew) Kol Yisrael, Peres warned Sharon Wednesday that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and 'turn the US against us.' At this point, a furious Sharon reportedly turned toward Peres, saying 'every time we do something you tell me Americans will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.' The radio said Peres and other cabinet ministers warned Sharon against saying what he said in public because 'it would cause us a public relations disaster.'"

Spying On America, Newsmax, January 16, 2002
"In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the FBI reportedly stumbled on an espionage ring that had penetrated the wiretapping system of U.S. law enforcement. Fox News Channel reported that the FBI was holding nearly 100 Israeli citizens with direct ties to foreign military, criminal and intelligence services. In a follow-up to these reports, the FBI did not deny that such actions had been taken. However, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson would not answer specific questions on the reported espionage ... Despite the extensive denials by Amdocs and Comverse, the curious response by the FBI has raised more questions than answers. Sources inside Capitol Hill are investigating the allegations and made no comments on the allegations of espionage at this time. However, the demands for answers continued to grow outside political circles. 'If national security is the overriding issue in the FBI's treatment of this case, the correct response to your questions should have been 'Sorry, we have no comment at this time,''' said Douglas Brown of the Nathan Hale Institute. 'Of course, the most reassuring response would have been 'There's no truth to the stories,' but apparently the bureau can't say that. Maybe the spokesperson is well-informed?' questioned Brown. 'Something is up. One of the things that gave the Fox report added credibility was 'investigators within the DEA, INS and FBI have all told Fox News that to pursue or even suggest Israeli spying through Comverse is considered career suicide.'"

The Jews of Kolkata, India Profile
"The arrival of two Jewish men [to India] in the second decade of the 19th century heralded a remarkable chapter in the history of Calcutta’s Jew[ish] community. Moses Duek Cohen and Joseph Ezra. Moses, remembered as the foretunner of Baghdad habitants in Calcutta, was later to transcreate his Calcutta experience in a well known Hebreq book titled Kaneh Muddah. What however appears to have transformed Jewish life in the city is the pervasive influence of the Ezra family. Joseph Ezra left for Baghdad soon after exploring business avenues in Calcutta. But it was not long before Joseph’s eldest son David Joseph Ezra returned to this city and set about creating what in time became the Ezra legend. David’s export, of indigo, silk and rice, spread to Baghdad, Aleppo, Damascus, Zanzibar and Muscat. David Joseph possessed an uncanny foresight. As his coffers swelled he invested a sizeable fortune in real estate. Many who imagined at the time that David was building castles in the air rued their luck as property values spiraled over the years. The Ezra business finally grew into a staggering industrial empire under Sir David Ezra (a great-grandson of Joseph Ezra and the last of the Ezra moghuls in Calcutta) by the third decade of the 20th century. Another man who turned big time amongst Jew entrepreneurs of mid 20th century Calcutta was Benjamin Nassim Elias. Elias had emerged from obscurity in Calcutta’s jute and gunny trade and ended up forming the giant B.N. Elias conglomerate of companies which made him one of the most powerful industrial magnets of the day. Interestingly, till Jewish dominance receded from this city, Sir David Ezra had remained the unrivalled monarch of real estate in Calcutta."

The Purge of Joe Sobran and the Axis of Evil. How Letting the Neo-Cons Gain Control Has Brought Us to the Brink of War, Pravda, February 7, 2002
"'Neo-cons … now insist on massive extensions of the warfare state. [They] demand … war to topple the head of … foreign government[s] unfriendly to Israel, while denouncing right-wing isolationism [and] libertarianism.' This can be seen in what has happened with the men who led the charge against Joe Sobran. Norman Podhoretz, of course, is still the war-mongering imperialist swine he always was. David Frum is now writing the speeches that George the Second is using to take us into war. Alan Dershowitz is now, in the words of CBS, 'tell[ing] Correspondent Mike Wallace that torture is inevitable.' Richard Cohen is demanding that Oracle CEO Larry Ellis' plan for a national ID card be implemented And the whole crew of corrupt Israelites is still spewing into our society the garbage they were spewing a decade prior, only today there is even less criticism of them than the little that could still be heard in 1990. Joe Sobran advised us back then to: '[T]ake a quick inventory of the commentators who constantly defend Israel: Podhoretz, Rosenthal, Dershowitz, Martin Peretz, George Will, Mortimer Zuckerman, Morton Kondracke, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Adelman, Amos Perlmutter, Eric Breindal, Cal Thomas, Max Lerner, Ben Wattenberg, Charles Krauthammer, William Safire, and Fred Barnes.' Not only are those names still with us, but they are in power, having snuck in under the curtain of the Bush administration. An Israeli spy like Richard Perle, who in the 1970s was dismissed from government service for passing top secret data on to the Israeli embassy, now sits on the Defense Policy Review Board -- and was considered as a candidate for the post of Secretary of Defense! America is no longer concerned about Israeli infiltration of the government -- instead, the American government has become a colonial outpost of the Zionist terror-state!"

Conservative Jewish Groups Have Clout,
Los Angeles Times
, March 10, 2002
"The American Israel Public Affairs Committee focuses on Congress. Long regarded as one of the most effective foreign-policy lobbies in Washington, AIPAC has an annual budget of $19.5 million, a staff of 130, and some 60,000 members. From its office near Capitol Hill, it researches issues, tracks legislation and lobbies Congress. Most of all, it gives money--lots of it. Between 1997 and 2001, the 46 members on AIPAC's board together gave political candidates and parties well in excess of $3 million, or an average of more than $70,000 apiece. Many of its members give money as well. Much of this money is distributed through a network of pro-Israel political action committees. Recipients include many key members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, from Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer, Charles E. Schumer and Paul Wellstone to GOP Sens. Christopher S. Bond, J. Dennis Hastert and Trent Lott. It is not surprising, then, that Congress tends to go along with whatever AIPAC wants. What AIPAC wants, meanwhile, is determined by its wealthy and powerful board of directors, which is united in its commitment to a strong Israel and to securing unwavering U.S. support for it. Since Sharon became prime minister, AIPAC has steadfastly backed him. With the United States coming under strong international pressure to rein in both Israelis and Palestinians, AIPAC has pressed the Bush administration to crack down on Arafat--and leave Sharon alone. Thus, last fall, when U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was preparing a new peace initiative with Zinni serving as a special envoy, AIPAC sent a memo to its members in the field, urging them to meet with their congressional representatives and press them to keep the administration off Israel's back. The memo, notes a former AIPAC official, was part of 'an aggressive campaign to get AIPAC members to call on their congressmen to put pressure on the administration not to send Zinni to the region. Their emphasis was clearly to try to minimize any effort by the administration to say Israel must exercise restraint.' That effort has largely succeeded."

How a Billionare Clan Made Money in Biotech,
Forbes, March 25, 2002
"When Thomas J. Pritzker wanted to invest some of his estimated $5 billion in net worth in a drug company, he didn't buy into hot, flashy science. Instead, he spent a smidge of the family fortune to found a company that specialized not in developing drugs, like most biotech firms, but in marketing them. Last week, that sales company, Reliant Pharmaceuticals, was bought by Cambridge, Mass.-based Alkermes for $934 million in stock. Pritzker says that his group of investors had put a mere $150 million or so into Reliant. Now, they will own 31% of the combined company, which will be a marketing powerhouse with more than half of its over 1,300 employees in sales. Before the merger, Alkermes had a market value of nearly $2 billion. Not bad ... The Pritzkers might seem a surprising source of that know-how. "Our family is in a lot of businesses," says Tom Pritzker. His uncle, Robert Alan Pritzker, 75, is also a quintuple billionaire. The Pritzker clan's wealth came partly from the Hyatt and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, businesses he says they built from the ground up."

As Eastern Europeans Preen for NATO, Jews Seen as Canary in a Coal Mine, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), March 26, 2002
"At first glance, it appeared a bit odd: An American Jewish leader addressing 10 Eastern European prime ministers at a military summit. So odd that when Rabbi Andrew Baker, international director of the American Jewish Committee, entered the NATO Aspirant Summit in Bucharest, Romania, on Monday, he asked himself, Why am I here? ... The NATO military alliance expects to add seven new member states in November. Among the criteria for candidate countries is a free market economy and various defense stipulations, but also a 'high standard in treatment of national ethnic and religious minorities' and 'shared values,' according to NATO spokesman Robert Pszczel. Enlargement is a political decision and requires approval by the parliaments of all 19 NATO member states, including two-thirds of the U.S. Senate ... The AJCommittee organized a roundtable discussion with Jewish leaders from NATO aspirant nations this week, in the shadow of the summit. The purpose, Baker said, was to put pressing Jewish issues — such as anti-Semitism, Holocaust restitution, education and commemoration — on the radar screen of political leaders who may be especially responsive while their bids for NATO entry are under consideration ... Jewish issues are among the top five areas the U.S. State Department checks when examining NATO aspirants, said Heather Conley, deputy assistant secretary for European affairs. 'To say these countries will reach a state of perfection before November is not realistic, but we can expect a commitment on educational work, and restitution,' she said.

Bloomberg Tab: $76.4M,
Yahoo!News (from Associated Press), March 30, 2002
"Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg spent more than $76 million of his own money to become mayor of New York City — a record for a non-presidential election in the United States. The final tally shows he spent $73.9 million during his race to defeat Democrat Mark Green [also Jewish], and $2.5 million on his transition and inaugural ceremony, according to papers filed by his campaign staff Friday. The total is up from the $74.7 million reported in January. That amounts to more than four times what Green spent, and exceeds the combined $68.9 million spent by Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rick Lazio in the 2000 U.S. Senate race."

Costs Go Up for Bart's Escalators, Matier and Ross, San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco Gate), March 31, 2002
"TAKING AIM: The heavily Democratic Greenlining Institute, a San Francisco- based coalition of minority businesses, churches and civil rights groups, has come out swinging against the nomination of [Jewish mogul] Richard Blum to the University of California Board of Regents. Seems the Greenliners are miffed that the governor didn't pick a Latino or other minority for the job -- and they're letting everybody know that Blum, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, doesn't measure up. In a letter sent to their friend, Sen. John Burton, whose Rules Committee will hold Blum's confirmation hearing, representatives of 18 Greenlining groups question the multimillionaire businessman's competence and label him another 'wealthy, white male.' And that's just for openers. The Greenliners also blast Gov. Gray Davis for failing to appoint regents who reflect the state's diversity, noting that the majority 'have been wealthy, white contributors to the governor's multimillion-dollar war chest.' Greenliners say Blum is cut from the same cloth, having contributed $75,000 to Davis already, and 'is likely to contribute substantially more in the coming years, including any presidential race the governor may enter.'"

The Idiot's Guide to Yiddish Supremacists,
Nile Media, April 7, 2002
"As [Ariel] Sharon's assault on the Palestinians intensifies, it is important to take account of the many American Jews who have used their 'media muscle' to support the adventures of Likudnik extremists. It is vital to record in our collective memory banks the men and women, our self-appointed 'intellectual class', who have endorsed every murderous Israeli policy, regardless of international law, human rights, American values and American interests. The following is just a partial list of American publishers and journalist who have dedicated a good part of their career to supporting the repression of the Palestinian people. We call it our 'Idiot's Guide to Yiddish Supremacists.' Note that this is just a partial list of the Yiddish cabal that represents the only American ethnic constituency that supports repression abroad. They stand by Israel, right wing or extreme right wing. These guys never miss a chance to glorify their favorite country, Israel, a racist apartheid land thieving repressive regime created by Yiddish supremacists for Yiddish supremacists against the native people of the Holy Land. On domestic issues, observe that some of these writers, like Ellen Goodman and Alan Dershowitz, pose as 'liberals' or even 'progressive'. Some pose as Democratic party loyalists (Thomas Friedman) while others like Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post) pose as neo-conservatives."

No Schmooze with the Jews,
The Economist (UK), April 6, 2002,
"Forget about infirmity of purpose. The most troubling criticism of America's Middle East policy is that it is driven not by national interest but by a domestic lobby -- the Jewish lobby. This criticism is an article of faith in the Arab world. It has been whispered in European chancelleries for years. Now a respectful American pundit, Michael Lind, has tried to detail the case in a respectable British magazine, Prospect. Does the argument hold water? Without question, the Jewish lobby is enormously influential in the United States. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a legend among lobbyists, a phenomenon when it comes to lining up senators, orchestrating public opinion and arranging junkets to Israel for impressionable politicians. The Jews are not alone in lobbying their ethnic interests: everyone does it. Nor are they alone in occasionally allowing ethnic loyalties to trump the national interest. But the Jewish lobby is nevertheless unusual in several respects. It allows Jews to exercise an influence out of proportion to their mere 2% of the population. It is unusually focused on foreign affairs -- and particularly on providing Israel with the military might which it needs to survive. It also has an enormous number of allies in the media and in politics. A striking proportion of America's leading pundits are Jewish. Three of the most prominent foreign-policy hawks in the current administration, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, are Jewish; so is the most prominent hawk among the Capitol Hill Democrats, Joe Lieberman. America is also far more pro-Israel than Europe. Israel receives more of America's foreign aid budget than any other country -- $3 billion a year, two-thirds of it in military grants."

Israel Finds Support in Congress,
USA Today, April 10, 2002
"Opposition to Israel's military offensive in the West Bank appears widespread — but not in the halls of Congress. As lawmakers returned to the nation's capital this week, most remained either strongly in Israel's corner or silent. There have been no calls for trade embargoes or cuts in the $2.8 billion in foreign aid that Israel gets annually from the United States. The reaction stems from goodwill toward Israel as the lone democracy in the Middle East, as well as its partnership in the war against terrorism. But Israel and its supporters also have mounted a powerful lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill ... James Zogby, head of the Arab-American Institute, said 80 members of Congress are sympathetic to the concerns of pro-Arab groups but refuse to speak publicly. He did not name one. 'Part of it comes from a perception, which is used by the people on the pro-Israel side, that there is a political price to pay,' Zogby said. "The intimidation factor is there." The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the primary pro-Israel lobbying group, does not see it that way. AIPAC says its influence stems from the strong support for Israel from Americans of all backgrounds. 'Our office has been flooded with calls in the past week from members of Congress who want to do more to show their solidarity with the Israeli people,' Rebecca Needler of AIPAC said."

Britain Jews Demand Tougher Line on Race-Hate Crimes after Attack, The Independent (UK), April 14, 2002
"Lord Goldsmith QC, the [British] Attorney General, is promising a crackdown on race-hate crimes amid increasing fears in Britain's Jewish community of an anti-semitic backlash. The move comes as the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which represents the UK's 300,000 Jews, considers a complaint to police over alleged comments made by Tom Paulin, the poet and television pundit, in an interview with an Egyptian newspaper. Mr Paulin, a lecturer at Oxford University, is quoted in Al-Ahram as saying American-born settlers in Israel 'should be shot dead. I think they are Nazis, racists, I feel nothing but hatred for them'. Earlier in the interview he is quoted as saying: 'I never believed that Israel had the right to exist at all.' He was not available for comment yesterday but has, in the past, vehemently denied accusations of anti-semitism. The Board met Lord Goldsmith, himself Jewish, only last month to complain that race-hate crimes were not being prosecuted."

Israeli Resolve, U.S. Impatience Put Jews On Collision Course with Bush, [Jewish] Forward, April 12, 2002
"The [Jewish] community's main pro-Israel umbrella group, the 52-member Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, announced this week that it was organizing an April 15 rally in Washington supporting both Jerusalem's right to defend itself and the Bush administration's fight against terrorism. In addition, several prominent Jewish organizations have issued statements objecting to the administration's decision to pressure Israel, while also praising Bush for his harsh criticisms of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians ... Washington insiders from both sides of the aisle said that in addition to wanting to keep his pro-Israel political base happy, Bush is determined not to repeat his father's mistake of fighting the Jewish community in a political war over Israel. In regular meetings with Jewish leaders, administration officials have reiterated Bush's unflinching support for Israel and his position that the Jewish state has a right to defend itself against suicide attacks. 'Karl Rove is so focused on that,' said one Democrat with ties to several Jewish organizations, referring to Bush's top political advisor. 'He doesn't care about reaching out to Jews as a constituency. He just doesn't want to turn on the Jewish money spigot to the Democrats and energize them. He doesn't want to create a problem with them. And he gets that the one way you get a problem with Jews is by going after Israel.'"

Why Bush Dances to [Israeli prime minister Ariel] Sharon's Tune, Toronto Sun, April 14, 2002
"Who really is running America's Mideast policy? Last week, the astounded world saw the grotesque spectacle of President George W. Bush pleading in vain with Ariel Sharon, leader of a nation of only 6.3 million people which receives almost $5 billion in annual U.S. aid, to cease laying waste the Occupied West Bank. Ignoring worldwide condemnation and demands from the UN Security Council, Sharon ordered his armour, much of it American-supplied, to accelerate shooting up and bulldozing Palestinian towns, refugee camps and all symbols of Palestinian identity or statehood. Twenty years ago, Sharon invaded Lebanon, 'to crush Palestinian terrorism.' His big guns and warplanes blasted Beirut for three weeks, killing 17,000 civilians. Today, he remains determined to hold Arab lands Israel conquered in 1967 and to destroy any hopes or vestiges of a viable Palestinian state. President Bush and senior aides Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell were left looking weak, indecisive, and inept ... While the rest of the world condemned Israel's invasion and destruction of the Palestinian ghettos, not a peep was heard from the White House, Congress or America's media about Israel's violation of U.S. law in using U.S.-supplied armour and warplanes against civilians. Nor about Israel's violation of the Geneva Conventions and other international laws. There were no protests when Israel's Shimon Peres described massacres of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers. Nor even a tut-tut when Sharon named to his cabinet a fanatical right-wing general who advocates ethnic cleansing of Palestinians - the same crime for which the U.S. pursued Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic ... How could Bush, only a few weeks ago, still bathing in the bogus glory of a military "triumph" against a few thousand medieval tribesman in Afghanistan, be so suddenly made to look foolish and impotent by events in the Mideast? Simply put, Sharon's right-wing Likud party has come to dominate U.S. Mideast policy through its powerful American lobby, which 'guides' Congress. Under pressure from the Israel lobby, 89 out of 100 senators and at least 280 congressmen recently demanded Bush give Sharon carte blanche to crush Palestine. As the Israeli writer Uri Avnery wryly noted, if the Israel lobby gave orders to repeal the Ten Commandments, Congress would vote in favour. America's media is strongly pro-Israel and averse to dissenting views. A coterie of hawkish, Israel-first neo-conservatives dominates media opinion-making and the Pentagon, leading the charge for a war against Iraq, Iran, and Syria. One even helped to write Bush's foolish "axis of evil" speech. Tight U.S. mid-term elections are approaching. Bush does not want to anger American Jewish voters who believe Israel is in mortal danger."

The Last Emperor,
Bloomberg Markets, 2002
"[Michel] David-Weill doesn't have to sell if he doesn't want to. He directly controls 22.4 percent of the firm [Lazard LLC Parnters, an investment company] in league with three former partners--Antoine Bernheim, Andre Meyer, and Jean Guyot--and their families. This group also controls another 17 percent of Lazard through a cascade of closely held and publicly held holding companies. David-Weill, who has run Lazard since 1977, has struggled to keep the firm competitive since 1997, when star deal maker Felix Rohatyn left to become U.S. ambassador to France. Rohatyn, a 49-year veteran of Lazard, built his reputation advising Harold Geneen [one parent Jewish] on the acquisitions that built the ITT Corp. conglomerate in the 1960s. Rohatyn went on to advise Pfizer, RCA Corp., and Paramount Communications Inc. David-Weill inherited Rohatyn's seat on the board of ITT, which later sold off parts of the company--often with Lazard's advice again--and changed its name to ITT Industries Inc. Lazard has lost several other partners besides Rohatyn. David-Weill's son-in-law Edouard Stern, who was being groomed as a future CEO, quit in 1997 after David-Weill proved reluctant to give him control. Subsequently, Ira Harris, Lazard's Chicago rainmaker, and Michael Price, the firm's senior telecommunications banker, quit. Kendrick Wilson, who worked with bank clients and was once a CEO candidate, left in 1998 to join Goldman Sachs."

She's Baaaaack! The Duchess of Dumb, Jackie Goldberg, is up to her old tricks in Sacramento,
Los Angeles New Times, May 16, 2002
"Last time I checked in on our embarrassing political progeny, the former Duchess of the 13th City Council District, Jackie Goldberg, hater of all that is middle class, and, officially, the stupidest well-spoken person I know, I was light of heart because she had gone to Sacramento. As a state assemblywoman with only one vote among 120 legislators, I reasoned, Jackie's hatred for and conspiring against those who disagree with her narrow worldview would have less negative effect than when she was one of 15 councilmembers. Now I pray that I was right, because Jackie's gestation period is over and she is spawning a troubling brood in the statehouse ... I have long believed Goldberg to be a pathological liar. Most of the media forgive her because she so loves the downtrodden. She made a name for herself by belittling developers, an attitude the media loves. But then she quietly took more than $30,000 in campaign contributions from developers of the parking structure at Highland and Hollywood. Now the entire project is failing due to its absurd $10 parking fee and public disinterest in her beloved mall."

Deal Breakers,
Prospect, March 11, 2002
"Today, [The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations] employs a staff of only six and has an annual budget of less than a million dollars, but its clout belies its modest size. The Forward, which every year publishes a list of the 50 most influential Jews, this year ranked [director Malcolm] Hoenlein first. 'The most influential private citizen in American foreign policy-making,' a former high-ranking U.S. diplomat was quoted as saying of him ... The activities of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee have raised similar concerns. AIPAC and the Presidents Conference work together closely; all of the members of the conference, in fact, sit on AIPAC's executive committee (which is distinct from its board of directors) ... Most important of all, AIPAC distributes money. Lots of it. It does this not as an organization -- despite its name, AIPAC is not a political action committee -- but through its members. The scale of their giving can be glimpsed at the Web site of the Federal Election Commission (, where contributions are listed by individual. Between 1997 and 2001, the 46 members of AIPAC's board together gave well in excess of $3 million, or more than $70,000 apiece. At least seven gave more than $100,000, and one -- David Steiner, a New Jersey real-estate developer -- gave more than $1 million. (Much of this funding goes to political parties and other 'soft money' recipients who are not subject to federal election donation limits.) And that's just the board. Many of AIPAC's 60,000 members contribute funds as well, in sums ranging from a hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Much of this money is distributed through a network of pro-Israel PACs. Often, when an individual candidate is favored, these PACs will organize multiple fundraisers in different parts of the country."

Maureen Dowd: 'Influential Jews' Pushing Iraq War,
, Monday, Oct. 7, 2002
"New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was on the hot seat Monday morning for a paragraph buried deep in her Sunday column where she seemed to blame 'influential Jewish conservatives' for persuading President Bush to go to war in Iraq. 'Influential Jewish conservatives inside and outside the administration have been fierce in supporting a war on Saddam, thinking it could help Israel by scrambling the Middle East map and encouraging democracy,' contended the Irish Catholic liberal. Dowd's suggestion that Jews in the Bush administration were putting Israel's interests over the U.S.'s raised eyebrows on the 'Imus in the Morning' program. Asked about the Times columnist's 'influential Jewish conservatives' reference, Newsweek's Howard Fineman, a Dowd soulmate, insisted, 'Maureen Dowd doesn't have an anti-Semitic bone in her body.' But moments later, when NBC Pentagon reporter Jim Miklaszewski was asked to explain what he thought Dowd meant by the remark, he said she was talking about a 'what many would call a cabal within the administration.'"

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