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AIPAC's JDL-Nuke Ties - IRmep
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 6, 2010
Today the Israel Lobby Archive releases documents obtained from newly
unsealed Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation files.
Disclosure forms and subpoenaed documents filed by AIPAC and its predecessor
organizations (the AZC and AZCPA) reveal organized crime figures such as
"Jake the Barber," "Meyer Lansky's right-hand-man" Aaron Weisberg, arms
smuggler associate Zimel Resnick, and Israeli nuclear bomb funding
coordinator Abraham Feinberg all provided critical and timely start-up
funding to AIPAC.
A recently declassified 1970 file tightly
held by the Department of Justice's National Security Division and
reluctantly released under Freedom of Information Act appeals reveals the
foreign agent activities of AIPAC founder Isaiah L. Kenen. Kenen may
have been an "insider source" for information about the Jewish Defense
League. A Department of Energy study later concluded, "For more than a
decade, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) has been one of the most active
terrorist groups in the United States. Since 1968, JDL operations have
killed 7 persons and wounded at least 22."
Israel Lobby Archive - AIPAC's mob donors:
Israel Lobby Archive - AIPAC-JDL ties:
Excerpt: Could "Ground-Zero" Mosque's Backers Be Worse Than AIPAC's?
.....Does the "Ground Zero Mosque" have a budding "father of the atomic
bomb" backing it, or an aspiring proliferator such as A.Q. Khan? AIPAC
certainly does. According to "Israel and the Bomb" author Avner Cohen, in
1958 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion secretly designated Democratic
Party fundraiser Abraham Feinberg to be the key "benedictor" for organizing
and raising private American donor funding for the clandestine Israeli
nuclear weapons program in direct opposition to the sitting U.S. president's
nuclear non-proliferation drive. In 1960 Feinberg began a series of payments
[.pdfs] to AIPAC, then only recently renamed [.pdf] from the American
Zionist Council for Public Affairs, the lobbying division of the American
Zionist Council (AZC). In return, the AZC helpfully ran U.S. publicity [.pdf]
promoting Dimona as a peaceful research facility rather than a nuclear
weapons production site.
AIPAC founder Isaiah L. Kenen penned an
article called "No Bombs Possible" in his AZC-subsidized [.pdf] Nov. 2,
1961, Near East Report newsletter to Congress and activists. Kenen wrote,
"Meanwhile, many asked whether the Israel reactor could really produce
sufficient plutonium, a nuclear weapon component, to construct a bomb.
Science editor William L. Laurence of the New York Times deflated these
reports, on Dec. 25, when he wrote that 'the plutonium produced in a small
nuclear reactor of 24,000 thermal kilowatts is very minute indeed' and
'completely useless for bomb material.' The basic facts, if fully
understood, would make it clear why only great industrial nations,
particularly the United States and Soviet Russia, can be full-fledged
members of the 'atomic club.'"
AIPAC and Feinberg's well-financed
Dimona PR deception, boosted by overseas funding, was a complete success in
fooling the American public. Today mainstream news pundits advance theories
that the "Ground Zero" mosque could be all "mobbed up" with crime family or
wise guy funding through unknown and murky international hawalas. It's an
effective strategy, because such ties are usually hard to verify.
to the passage of time, AIPAC's own ties are not.
Meyer Lansky's associate Aaron Weisberg was a Las Vegas investor who
testified reluctantly in the tax-evasion case of notorious mobster Joseph
"Doc" Stacher. Beginning in 1955, Weisberg provided many rounds of AIPAC
startup funding at $500 a throw straight [.pdfs] from the Sands Casino,
which he partially owned. According to E. Parry Thomas, who helped clean up
Las Vegas by forcing all shadowy backers to stand before casino licensing
boards, "Aaron Weisberg had 20 [percent] and he probably owned only half of
it [the Sands] because he was Meyer Lansky's man. This went on everyplace."
But Weisberg was small potatoes next to John Factor (a.k.a. Iakov
Faktorowicz) known to friends and enemies alike as "Jake the Barber." Factor
shaved English investors of an estimated $8 million through stock frauds. In
the U.S. he colluded with Al Capone to fake his own kidnapping in order to
frame and take down a rival. Like Weisberg, Jake the Barber became a "straw
buyer" for a Chicago criminal ring's purchase of the Stardust Resort and
Casino in Las Vegas. Factor's infamy was well known by the time AIPAC
eagerly swept up [.pdf] the Barber's $1,000 investment late in 1959. It may
have been a winning bet. Just before his immanent extradition from the U.S.,
Factor received a rushed, mysterious presidential pardon on Dec. 24, 1962,
from John F. Kennedy......