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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Justice Department's War Against The Jews

Yesterday Morning's headlines blared "Man Arrested Attempting to Spy For Israel." The small print continued to explain that Israel was no way involved in the sting.  The FBI has long believed the accused spy Stewart David Nozette,was up to no good so it created this sting to nab him. Because the FBI has a strong belief that American Jews have a dual loyalty between Israel and the US, the chose to build the sting around Israel. Truth is Nozette did not grab the bait because of any love toward the Jewish State, but because of the offer of cold hard cash. This latest case involving FBI stings aimed at Jews and Israel raises questions about the Justice Department's attitudes toward Jews and Israel.
“What I find troubling and perplexing is that our government seems only interested in investigating people who are connected to Israel,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League.
“It plays into the hands of those who say Jews or those connected to Israel are disloyal.” Foxman said he doesn’t see similar attention being paid to “commercial espionage” by individuals working for Chinese, Russian, French or other concerns.
The Justice Department, another analyst said, is “always looking for the ‘next Pollard’” — a reference to Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel.

Unlike in the Pollard case, the Nozette case does not involve allegations of Israeli government involvement. Source
 One can look at the recently dropped case of two AIPAC officials who were wrongly accused of spying for Israel as a showcase of the FBI's anti-Jewish bias. One of the former AIPAC defendants Steve Rosen spoke about the real reason he was charged:

I did nothing wrong. Those that did something wrong were the people that brought this case; not just that they were incorrect, but that the attitude they had about Jews, Israel, AIPAC was completely false."

Unfortunately, he said, "a lot of that nonsense is still out there. You can go on the Internet and see hundreds of stories. They talk about spies, and they see the Mossad under every desk."  
...."They have materials against other people at AIPAC," he continued. "They have material about people at other Jewish organizations. These guys are still there in the bureaucracy. They still believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to America. They still believe that there are Jewish spies under every bed. And they may find another opportunity to bring another case against someone, and that's the problem."
 Larry Franklin the Irish Catholic defense department analyst who was blackmailed by the FBI into working on the AIPAC case also said anti-Semitism was behind the case:
"One agent said to me, 'How can an Irish Catholic from the Bronx get mixed up with all these ...,' and I finished the sentence for him: 'Jews?' And I proceeded to tell him that Christ and all the Apostles and even his mom were Jewish," Franklin said in the interview.

"So it was that sort of thing. And just sarcastic turns of the phrase from time to time. You know, I felt dirty sometimes," he said...
..."But that [anti-Semitism] dimension was part of this investigation and may have been an initial incitement of this investigation," he said.

During the AIPAC probe, Franklin said, FBI agents whom he declined to identify by name "asked me about every Jew I knew in [the office of the secretary of defense]. There was an element of that." 

While yesterday's sting happened under Obama's watch, the AIPAC case happened under George W Bush, so its not an issue of who the president is. More likely there is a culture of Anti-Semitisim in the FBI/Justice department. It seems as if they believe that all Jews have a dual loyalty, and Jews are the only group for which this is suspected. Its said that this could be said of a US Government agency in today's world.

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