Israel’s subversive role in the Mediterranean region is indicated by the Israeli backing of the Red Brigades in Italy which were causing havoc during the 1970s. The strategy was to destabilize Italy to increase US dependence on Israel as the only “stable” state in the region. In 1982 Red Brigade leader Prof. Senzani and others were arrested for planning to massacre the leadership of the Christian Democratic Party at the party’s council meeting. Magistrate Ferdinando Imposimato, who had headed the investigating into the 1978 kidnapping and murder of Prime Minister Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades, was reported by Il Giorno as stating:

…At least until 1978 Israeli secret services had infiltrated the Italian subversive groups. He said that based on confessions by jailed guerrillas who turned police informer, there had been an Israeli plan to destabilize Italy. The plan aimed at reducing Italy to a country convulsed by civil war so that the United States would be forced to count on Israel for the security of the Mediterranean, the judge said.[38]

This is not to say that Zionism is “Red” per se; Zionism is whatever complexion serves Zionism. The attempted alliances with Fascism is better known than the relationship with Communism, including the effort of the Stern Gang to establish a military alliance with Nazi Germany,[39] before settling on a pro-Soviet orientation. The wartime Nazi rebuff did not dissuade Zionists from lending support to neo-Nazis in more recent years, however, the Canadian Nazi Party of the 1960s being an example of a project that was to a significant extent the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress.[40]

Israel’s long connection with street gangsters[41] also provides a good background for dealings with gangsters who can capture entire states, Gen. Manuel Noriega of Panama being particularly close to Israel. Noriega’s chief adviser was Michael Harari, who had been funded with $20,000,000 by Israel according to an ABC News report. Narcotics were sent under the name of “Dr Harari”, marked vaccine. He is referred to by ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrobvosky as second only to Noriega in Panama.[42] Initial reports that Harari had been caught when the US invaded Panama in 1989 were apparently incorrect, or something was amiss shortly thereafter, as Harari was able to escape back to Israel. Noriega had been trained in Israel, owned a villa in Tel Aviv and sent his children to a kibbutz.

Israel’s associations with arms and narcotics marketing in the Americas is extensive and involves the infamous Colombian drug cartels and more, just as Israel itself is a major source of narcotics[43] for worldwide distribution while attention is focused on Afghanistan.

Israel has presented itself before the world as a “bulwark of democracy’ in the Middle East, first during the Cold War –after relations with the USSR soured, and now in the battle against “Islamofascism,” a term coined by the neo-trotskyite-neo-cons. An alternative view is that the state is a center of pestilence from which emanates a world-wide subversive network, based around an ideology that has sought alliances with communists, nazis and fascists, and with narco-peddlers and street gangsters such as Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel; whose luminaries saw no evil in dragooning the USA into World War I to secure the Balfour Declaration[44], thereby extending hostilities, where previously Zionist efforts to secure Palestine had centered round a pro-German policy. The perfidy represented by the Balfour Declaration brought an end to the goodwill of the Arab people towards Britain and the West generally that had been heroically cultivated by T E Lawrence; abruptly ended, moreover, by back room deals among corrupt statesmen, and neo-messianists. That is the legacy from which the “West” has not only not recovered, but is further removed than ever from doing so.

[1] Shlomo Avineri, Moses Hess: Prophet of Communism and Zionism (New York: New York University Press, 1985), 246.

[2] Ibid., 140

[3] Ibid., 244.

[4] Chaim Weizaman, Trial and Error, (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949), 39.

[5] George W Robnett, Conquest Through Immigration: How Zionism turned Palestine into a Jewish State (Pasadena, Ca.: Institute for Special Research, 1968), 98.

[6] Quoted from the December 1967 issue of Atlas Magazine by Issa Nakhleh of the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, Palestine Arab Delegation, Common Sense, No. 560, May 15, 1970.

[7] Leslie Stein, The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel, (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003), 154.

[8] Fed Halliday, “Early Communism in Palestine,” Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter, 1978), 162–169

[9] Nesta H Webster, World Revolution (Devon: Britons Ltd., 1971), 345. Additional chapter by Anthony Gittens.

[10] Hashomer Hatzair, although supporting a bi-national state in Palestine with equality between Palestinians and Jews, was nonetheless a significant factor in the creation of the Zionist entity, providing support for the Haganah and the Palmach military forces. The organization became affiliated with the International Revolutionary Marxist Centre that rejected both the social democratic Second International and the Stalinist Third International and was associated with Trotskyism.

[11] Leopold Trepper, < >

Despite the general uselessness of Wikipedia as a reliable source, the information on Trepper is presumed to be accurate in this instance as the US site of Hashomer Hatzair directly links to the wiki entry.

[12] Yossi Schwartz, “Arab-Jewish workers’ joint struggles prior to the partition of Palestine – Part II,”In Defence of Marxism, June 16, 2003, International Marxist Tendency, <>

[13] Eli Tzur, Midstream: A Quarterly Jewish Review, New York, the Theodor Herzl Foundation, October 1996.

[14] Chaim Weizmann, op.cit.

[15] Eli Tzur, op.cit.

[16] Haganah, the “official” Zionist military force.

[17] Tom Segev, One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British mandate (London: Abacus, 2000), 452.

[18] Ibid., 454.

[19] F Turner, “Group Portrait of the Stern Gang,” New York Herald Tribune, October 2, 1948.

[20] Newark New Jersey Star-Ledger, dispatch from Jerusalem, February 25, 1948.

[21] FRUS 1948, “The Acting United States Representative at the United Nations (Jessup) to the Secretary of State,” Top Secret, Priority, New York, July 1, 1948, 4:16 p.m., p. 1182. The report is cited by Donald Neff, “Israel seeks ‘neutrality’ between US and Soviet Union,” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs <>

[22] Alexander Feinberg, “10,000 in protest on Palestine here,” New York Times, March 12, 1948, 8.

[23] K R Bolton, “Origins of the Cold War,” Foreign Policy Journal, June 1, 2010


[24] Anne O’Hare McCormack, New York Times, January 14, 1949. Cited by Donald Neff, Washington Report on the Middle East, op.cit.

[25] Donald Neff, op.cit.

[26] Ibid.

[27] FRUS 1955-1957, “Memorandum of Conversation with the Secretary of State,” Washington, Oct. 18, 1955, p. 612. Neff, ibid.

[28] Paul Lendvai, Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe (London: MacDonald and Co., 1971). Arkady Vaksberg, Stalin Against the Jews (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1994).

[29] Glubb Pasha, The Middle East Crisis: A Personal Interpretation (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1968), 12.

[30] Paul Lendvai, Arkday Vaksberg, op.cit.

[31] King Faisal, “A Grand Conspiracy,” Newsweek, December 21, 1970.

[32] Paul Lendvai, op.cit., 243-245.

[33] “Waruhiu Itote aka ‘General China,’” Africa Tribute, 2002  <>

[34] Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship (New York: Harper Collins, 1991), 11.

[35] Ibid.

[36] Ibid., 112.

[37] Ibid., 114.

[38] “Arrest wrecked Brigades’ plan for massacre,” NZPA-Reuter, Wellington, New Zealand, The Evening Post, January 18, 1982.

[39] Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the age of the Dictators (London: Croom Helm, 1983) 267-268.

[40] Of the ten or so members of the Canadian Nazi Party, at leats four were working for the Canadian Jewish congress. The Nazi HQ was acquired with the assistance of the CJC and the location chosen to ensure maximum provocation, the nominal dow payment being made by CJC agent Henrick Van Der Windt. His cover was blown by The Toronto Telegram (June 25, 1965). K R Bolton, Anti-Semitism: Cui Bono? A Report on the Symbiosis Between Anti-Semitism and Zionism (Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand, 2006), 30-32.

[41] For example in 1945 a meeting took place between Bugsy Siegel and Reuven Dafne, an emissary for the Haganah, after which Siegel supplied $50,000 cash. Jewish Virtual Library, “Jewish Gangsters.” In 1948 the Meyer Lansky mob, of which Siegel was a part, was involved in securing arms for Israel. Dennis Eisenberg, Uri Dan and Eli Landau, Meyer Lansky (New York: Paddington Press, 1979), 295-296.

In 1985 Moe Dalitz, head of the Mayfield Road Gang, received the Anti-Defamation League’s “Torch of Freedom Award” for his large donations to Israel. K R Bolton, The Kosher Connection: Drugs, Israel, Gangsters and Zionism (Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand, 2002).

[42] Victor Ostrobvsky and Claire Hoy, By Way of Deception (New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 1990), 108.

[43] Meir Doron, “The Dark Side of Israeli L.A.,” Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, August 2, 2002.

[44] Samuel Landman, Great Britain, the Jews and Palestine (London: New Zionist Organisation, 1936). Landman was Hon. Secretary of the Joint Zionist Council of the United Kingdom 1912, Joint Editor of the Zionist 1913-14 and 1917 – 1922 Solicitor and Secretary to the Zionist Organisation, and at the time of writing the pamphlet Legal Adviser to the New Zionist Organisation. The pamphlet can be read online at: <>