To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
--- George Orwell
Saturday, November 15, 2014
No Newspaper Here Would Ever Be This Candid About The Way 'Pro-Israel' Money Is Warping American Presidential Politics In 2016: 'Like A Scene From The Protocols,' Says Haaretz
In Haaretz, a candid, perhaps too-candid, observation of the role that Zionist billionaires Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson are playing in the 2016 American presidential process, focusing on their joint appearance at the Israeli American Council's first-ever conference held in Washington DC last weekend. Overcoming an American journalistic aversion to acknowledging potent but unpalatable truths if they even begin to approach what the pro-Israel thought police call "historical anti-Semitic tropes," Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer highlights something that is practically taboo to discuss in the open in America. As Pfeffer sees it, with tongue-in-cheek and yet not really:
It was like a scene out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Two immensely wealthy Jews, key financiers of the main political parties of the world’s superpower, discussing how to wage war on the enemies of the Jews, and control the media and presidents. Only, instead of taking place at the dead of night in a Jewish cemetery in Prague, they were sitting on stage in a Washington, D.C. hotel conference room, in full view and making no attempt to hide their intentions.
If the Czarist secret police officers who published the original edition of “Protocols” at the start of the 20th century had been at the Hilton, or just reading the reported dialogue between Power Rangers impresario Haim Saban and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, they would have had little need for the embellishment, plagiarism and forgery they used to concoct their best seller.
If you haven’t yet read the musings of these two gentlemen on the best way to confront Iran (bombing “the daylight out of these sons of bitches” is an option), the shortcomings of Barack Obama’s presidency, the need (or lack of) for Israel to be a democracy, the best way to take over The New York Times, and how to ensure a sufficient supply of latkes at the White House Hanukkah party, then you really should. It would be no exaggeration to call it a historic event.
The joint appearance of the two billionaires at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference last weekend was the moment that Jewish benefactors, who have always preferred to use financial influence on behalf of their brethren as far behind-the-scenes as possible, chose to do so out in the open.