Thursday, August 19, 2010


by Barry Chamish


In 1976, the loss of his brother Yoni during the Entebbe raid put a
stop to
Binyamin's plans to become an architect. Instead he settled for an MA
in business administration and took a post at the Boston Consulting
Group. His boss was Ira Magaziner, the man who later was the
intellectual force behind the Clinton administration's failed health
reform package.

Already earning $100,000 and with a splendid career before him,
Netanyahu decided to give it all up and return to Israel to act as the
marketing manager of a furniture concern, RIM Furniture, for a fraction
of his Boston salary.
In 1979, Netanyahu organized an anti-terrorism conference in Jerusalem,
dedicated to his fallen brother. Somehow, the unknown 27 year old,
managed to attract the
likes of CIA Director George Bush, and Council On Foreign Relations
George Shultz, and Richard Perle (President's
Reagan's chief arms negotiator) to the meeting and was thrust briefly
onto the world stage. But when the conference ended, it was back to
work at the furniture factory.

That all changed in 1982, when Israel's Washington Ambassador Moshe
Arens invited Netanyahu to be his deputy. This unprecedented career
rise has been a subject of much speculation. Arens was forced to
"People got a good laugh when they heard I phoned a
furniture factory to find a deputy. What sold me on Bibi was his
organization of the anti-terror conference and the strong impression he
made on American leaders who participated."

In the 2001 CFR annual report, Moshe Arens was listed
as a member of the CFR's Foreign Advisory Committee, followed, in
alphabetical order, by the PLO's Hanan Ashrawi. He admitted that Bush,
Shultz and Perle pressed him to advance Netanyahu's career and he fell

In 1984, after two visibly successful years as Arens' deputy, Bibi was
named Israel's ambassador to the UN. In another of those ironies that
follow him, he was appointed to the post by Shimon Peres against the
objections of Yitzhak Shamir. It was the leader of the Labour
Party who promoted his early career.

And what a wise investment that turned out to be. Since putting Netanyahu in the Prime Minister's office, no matter how badly Labor was mauled in the polls, the

leader of the Likud or its offspring Kadima, would give the leader
of Labor, a vital cabinet Post. Ehud Barak is now Defence Minister
Labor only won 8% of the vote. Sharon made Shimon Peres his Foreign
Minister, while Ehud Olmert appointed the incompetent Amir Peretz as his
Defence Minister.

In 1985, Shultz chaired another anti-terror convention in Washington supposedly
organized by Netanyahu.
Further,whenever George Bush visited New
York, and
that was often, he would call on UN Ambassador Netanyahu.

I received the following information from the CFR Roundtable website. (For info write:

    I took a look at my list of CFR members. I have
Netanyahu listed as NETANYAHU BENJAMIN,, 1988 annual rpt. I do not have
him as a member of the CFR but he did show up in the 1988 annual report.
Perle first showed up on the 1992 membership list. PERLE RICHARD N,CFR
'92. Kissinger shows up a KISSINGER HENRY A,CFR '84, 1988 annual rpt, TC
'92. TC is the Trilateral commission.
It seems that both Netanyahu and Kissinger showed up in the 1988 annual
report. Bush Sr. was head of the CIA. Perle was chairman of the Defense
Policy Board under Bush. Ira Magaziner has close CFR connections. He was
a Rhodes Scholar and was a chief health care policy advisor for CFR
member Bill Clinton.

Having groomed and financed Netanyahu into office, the CFR made certain
his tenure as head of the opposition did not endanger the Oslo process.
Though Netanyahu had the goods and scandals to fell Labor, ie Peres' organization
of the Rabin assassination, he was a remarkably restrained opposition leader.
In September 1995, PM Rabin told what he thought was a funny story on
Israel Television One. It seems his CFR handler, Henry Kissinger phoned him
to relate that Netanyahu called to ask him to declare that American troops
would not be placed on the Golan Heights as part of a peace deal with Syria.
Who Kissinger was supposed to make this declaration to was not revealed.
Kissinger, according to Rabin, laughed at Bibi and told him to quit
bothering him. The next day Netanyahu confirmed his phone call but denied
Rabin's mocking version of it.

The moral of the story is that both the leader of the government and opposition got their commands from their same CFR officer. When most Israelis vote, they actually believe it is a personal lesson in democracy. They don't even consider that the timing of the election and the primary candidates for office, Left and Right, are run out of the New York office of the CFR.
Early in 2001, Binyamin Netanyahu was in the midst of a lucrative speaking tour when he shared a private meeting with George Shultz and Henry Kissinger. In Netanyahu's
own words, they told him it was time for elections in Israel. In fact, it wasn't. They weren't scheduled for another two years. Nonetheless, Netanyahu interrupted his tour, caught the
first plane back to Israel, had a few words with Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and caught the next plane back to New York. Two days later, Barak resigned as Prime Minister and called for new elections in which he would remain a candidate. It made no sense to Israelis who had no power over their electoral system; that was controlled from New York.
The timing of elections is to badly change the viability of Israel and quickly, while the new Prime Minister is immune from public revolt. In 1992, Rabin entered the Oslo process immediately after his election. In 1996, Netanyahu unilaterally pulled out of Hebron within days of forming a government. In 1999, the new PM Ehud Barak quickly ordered IDF troops out of Southern Lebanon, leaving the mostly Christian ally, the South Lebanese Army, helpless against retaliation. In 2001, a Right Winger would have to replace Barak to get Israel out of Gaza and Northern Samaria. Ariel Sharon was the man for the job.
But wait, you may ask! Wasn't Sharon ruined by ordering Falangist troops into their famed massacre at Sabra and Shatilla in 1982. Not at all. Once you have the CFR on your side, nothing will ever ruin your political career. Even Rabin's murderer Shimon Peres survived all indignities and is PM Netanyahu's President. But all is fair since, after all, Netanyahu got his
job by blackmailing Peres over the Rabin murder in 1996. (Scroll to the end for proof).
Will Israelis ever wake up and understand that they don't live in a democracy? Will they finally realize that the current PM Binyamin Netanyahu is not working in their interests but electing someone else will change nothing? Or that no common citizen can ever be Prime Minister. For that honor, you are chosen, financed and aided from the Manhattan headquarters of the CFR or you go on selling fish in the market.


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