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The Konformist: The Chamish Files - Bibi Part One
Subject: The Konformist: The Chamish Files - Bibi Part One
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 07:02:47 -0500 (EST)
Subj: ARTICLE: Netanyahu-Part One
Date: 97-01-31 13:06:05 EST
From: (Chamish Barry)

By; Barry Chamish*

Two Fridays after Israel's new Prime Minister was elected, the
newspapers were filled with bios of the new leader. The most indepth
research was undertaken by Orly Azula-Katz, Anat Meidan and Rami Tal of
Yediot Ahronot who produced a balanced portrait and Biranit Goren of
Kol Ha'ir whose story was a snow job.

Nonetheless, both reports agreed in most details, if not
interpretations. These two reports, combined with other public
knowledge create a most disturbing and mysterious caricature of
Israel's leader for students of secret diplomacy.

The Conventional Story

The prevailing myth about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is that he
grew up in a highly politicized, right wing household. Responsibility
for the presumption lies with his father Bar Tzion, a dedicated
revisionist who was a pallbearer at the funeral of Zeev Jabotinsky.

The facts are different. Netanyahu recalls," My father did not want me
to enter politics. We were very non-political." The founding families
of Zionism's revisionist wing which produced two generations of leaders
like Menachem and Benny Begin and Yaacov and Dan Meridor, barely knew
of the Netanyahus.

What Binyamin inherited from his father was an obsession with learning.
His grades in junior high were all above average but he excelled in
only one subject: music.

When Binyamin moved to America at age fourteen after his father
accepted a teaching post in Philadelphia, his hero became JFK.
Netanyahu felt very alienated being away from Israel and took waitering
jobs to earn the money to spend his summers back home. There his
greatest pleasure was working on left-wing kibbutzim with his pals from
Jerusalem. They recall that he would always try to outwork them, even
when he had an injured knee.

Returning to high school in Philadelphia, Netanyahu shared close
friendship with only those students as imbued with love for Israel as
he was. He was a straight A student who graduated fourth in his class
at Cheltenham High School, one of the most academically competitive
schools in America. But he didn't attend his graduation ceremony. War
broke out on June 5, 1967, and Netanyahu flew to Israel to volunteer
for the army.

A high school buddy, Ari Bintener recalls,"No one was surprised. It was
obvious his place was in Israel. I was pleased that he found a way to
help his country."

Bob Trimble, Netanyahu's soccer coach remembers,"Bibi was the best
player on the team, except for his brother Yoni who could have played
professionally if he had wanted to. The only problem with Ben was that
his political views were so far to the left of the other players."

As a soldier, Binyamin rose to the rank of captain in the most secret
combat unit of all, the fighting arm of military intelligence. He took
part in a good number of legendary operations and was wounded while
fighting highjackers holding a Sabena passenger plane. On the Suez, he
almost drowned trying to swim with his heavy automatic rifle under
Egyptian fire. He became known as "the lousy swimmer from Jerusalem."

Soldiers recall him as a cool but "square" officer who lost his temper
only once. That was when he found his men had been taking "souvenirs"
from operations in Lebanon. He put a quick end to what he viewed as

After five years of soldiering Netanyahu returned to America to study
architecture at either Harvard or MIT. He chose the latter because it
permitted him to begin an MA course load, as his academic advisor Prof
Leon Garviser remembers. "I told him that no one could handle the load
but he insisted that he had to make up for time lost while serving his
country. I agreed to add one extra course in the first semester and
when he passed all his courses I added another one. In the end he
finished his MA in two and a half years. Don't ask me how. No one did
it before him or since."

Once again, Netanyahu interrupted his studies only once. In October of
1973, war broke out in Israel and he flew back to fight in the Sinai.
When he returned, he became a student activist on behalf of Israel, a
fact that was noted by the Israeli consul of Boston, Collette Avital.
In one of the many ironies in his life, it was Avital, the dovish
consul of New York during the Rabin/Peres administration who arranged
Netanyahu's first television appearance, a debate with PLO activist
Prof Edward Said.

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.

As Moshe Arens notes, "Bibi is only the second prime minister who ever
had a real job outside the army or politics. Shamir was the first. He
once worked as an accountant in a glue factory."

While working at Boston Consulting, Binyamin received his first
diplomatic assignment: he was sent to Sweden to advise the government
on efficient administration of public companies.

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. As his colleague Barbara
Maclogan notes,"Anyone who claims Bibi planned to live in America
doesn't know what he's talking about. He gave up the opportunity of his
life in Boston to earn a quarter of his salary in Israel."

In 1979, Netanyahu organized an anti-terrorism conference in Jerusalem,
dedicated to his fallen brother. Somehow, he managed to attract the
likes of George Bush, 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. Many people have noted
that Bar Tzion Netanyahu was one of the few guests invited to Arens'
wedding and he was repaying an old friend. But Arens has a different
explanation. "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 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. Once again, it was a leader of the Labour
Party who promoted his early career.

This was the true turning point in his quest to become prime minister.
Netanyahu's good looks, fluent English and controversial opinions made
him a media star. He became a frequent presence on Ted Koppel's
Nightline and Larry King Live. As King observes,"Whenever he appeared,
the phones wouldn't stop ringing. He especially made an impression on
women viewers. As a guest I'd rate him 8. If he had a sense of humor to
go with everything else, he'd have been a 10."

During this period, Netanyahu wrote his book, Terror-How The West Can
Win. The book made a tremendous impression on the Reagan
administration. In fact, whenever George Bush visited New York, and
that was often, he would call on Netanyahu.

By 1988, Netanyahu had made powerful allies in the American media. He
received strong support from Charles Krauthammer of the Washington
Post, Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, and Ellie Weymouth, daughter
of Katherine Graham, the publisher of Newsweek. When he returned to
Israel, he was too powerful a figure to be ignored and was appointed,
first Deputy Foreign Minister and later the Prime Minister's spokesman.
In this capacity, CNN made Netanyahu an international media star during
the Persian Gulf War.

Netanyahu was ready to challenge the Old Guard of the Likud. The
combination of youth, determination and powerful allies abroad led to a
resounding victory in the Likud primaries of 1993 and in the general
elections of 1996.

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The Konformist: The Chamish Files - Bibi Part Two
Subject: The Konformist: The Chamish Files - Bibi Part Two
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 07:04:20 -0500 (EST)
Subj: ESSAY: [2/2] Natanyahu
Date: 97-01-31 12:51:08 EST
From: (Chamish Barry)
From: Chamish Barry 

The Secret Life Of Binyamin Netanyahu

Even within the conventional story, it is clear that Netanyahu was
groomed for leadership by the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) in New
York. In 1979, twenty-seven year old Netanyahu called a conference on
terrorism and the ruling elite of the CFR, Bush, Shultz and Perle
answered to his summons. One word will suffice: why?

Yoni Netanyahu was undoubtedly a martyr but far from the only one in
Israel. He was not such a powerful symbol that the CFR would send a
delegation of its biggest guns, including CIA director Bush to his
unknown brother's get-together.

Netanyahu's decision to quit his lucrative Boston job is almost
inexplcable. Netanyahu sought a highpaying job at a prestigious
consulting firm yet not two months later, he gave it up to fly back to
Israel and sell sofas. He was barely settled in back home when he
decided to organize an anti-terrorism conference and invite the most
powerful people in Washington to attend.

It is possible that Netanyahu was told to quit his job, return to
Israel and arrange the conference. Perhaps there is a connection to the
fact that a year later Shultz later made fighting terrorism a first
priority of the Reagan administration and that Vice-President Bush was
appointed to head a front for illegal covert activities called The
Anti-Terror Task Force.

Arens' offer of a deputy ambassadorship to salesman Netanyahu
made no political sense. Israeli diplomatic aides and deputies
typically rise slowly through the Foreign Ministry bureaucracy. They
are not thrust into the second highest position at the most vital
embassy in the world. It is far from impossible that Arens was
directed to bring in Netanyahu by the very people in the Reagan
administration who attended his conference three years earlier.

Once in New York in 1984, CFR-affiliated media such as CNN, the New
York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and CFR members Koppel and King
turned Netanyahu into a major political figure; so much so that George
Shultz became a close friend. We again ask the succinct question: why?
What did Shultz, twenty years Netanyahu's senior, find so amusing about
the Israeli UN Ambassador that he had to pay him a courtesy call every
time he flew to New York? In 1985, Shultz chaired another Netanyahu-
organized conference on terrorism, this time in Washington. The
resulting publicity and prestige was a significant factor in
Netanyahu's fast-rising political career. Clearly, the secretary-of-
state had a major stake in Netanyahu's future. Which means, so did
George Bush.

All that can be concluded from the conventional story. What then do we
make of Bibi's secret life?

In 1987, Netanyahu applied for credit using his American social
security number 020364537. With that number, he or someone else made
the application under a phony name, John Sullivan, living at a false
address in Northern California.

Netanyahu used Sullivan's name to borrow money during 1987-88. John
Sullivan does not exist, nor does Netanyahu's credit file. Israeli and
American reporters who tried to dig into Netanyahu's past using his
social security number discovered two other phony names used to apply
for credit in 1987-88 but were perplexed to find that his credit
records were completely removed. Only someone very high up in the
American government could have authorized the erasing of the file.

We return to the all-purpose question: why? Again, no one who knows is
talking. What is nearly certain is that while Netanyahu was the UN
Ambassador, he was either defrauding a credit company or on an
assignment involving money that required three identity changes.

Then there is Netanyahu's close relationship with Congressman Ben
Gillman, head of the House Committee On International Relations. The
problem here is that Gillman was also a close associate of Shabtai
Kalmonovitch and shared business deals with him in Africa. Kalmonovitch
was, not long after, imprisoned in Israel as a KGB spy. This is not to
imply that Netanyahu was involved in spying, only that his closest ally
in Congress has mighty strange intelligence ties to Israel.

And what to make of the mystery of Netanyahu's housing?. Before he was
even the leader of the Likud, two foreign businessmen, Jack Mandel of
Australia and Sandy Eisenstadt of the US each paid about $750,000 to
buy Netanyahu luxury apartments in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Again, no
one has a clue why. There is speculation that part of the reason may be
Eisenstadt's stake in an Israeli oil exploration company, a shady and
hidden business, but no concrete connection has been discovered by the
Israeli media.

Netanyahu's penchant for secrecy is not subtle. It is well-known among
the Israeli media that he had conducted a number of secret meetings
with the Jordanian royal family in London and Amman before he became
prime minister. Even the conventional Jerusalem Post reported in mid-
June that six secret meetings were held in the past two years. But when
Inside Israel just before the elections asked Netanyahu to comment on
the meetings, he denied they had ever taken place.

Perhaps the most secret and worrying ties concern what is supposedly a
high-tech services company. Yediot Ahronot relates how Netanyahu wooed
a local Likud leader. "He was invited by Netanyahu to a meeting in his
office at Systematics in Ramat Gan. The head of the company, Oded
Levental is a candidate for a financial post in the new government."

Systematics is at the core of serious research by American alternative
publications, including the usually reliable Media Bypass. In short,
the allegations are that the National Security Agency had handed
Systematics stolen software called Promis that opened a trap door to
the world's secret banking transactions. About 250 Americans, mostly
politicians, had their illegal foreign accounts emptied of over $3.5
billion in the operation. It is claimed that Colin Powell dropped out
of the presidential race after his account electronically vanished.
Leading figures in the operation included George Bush, Caspar
Weinberger and two Arkansas attorneys, Vince Foster Jr. and Hillary
Rodham Clinton on behalf of Clinton financier Jackson Stephens. The
research invariably concludes that Foster was murdered because he knew
too much about the scam.

A leading investigative writer, Sherman Skolnick, writes:

"Some contend Systematics is an NSA proprietary and spies on banks
overseas. Can Systematics rightfully deny spying actually done by
buffers or cut-outs between Systematics and NSA? Systematics, through a
spokesperson, vigorously denies Foster assisted it in any spying on
foreign banks but remains apparently silent on whether Hillary Rodham
Clinton assisted Systematics in some nefarious activities."

Is it fair to ask why Systematics provided Netanyahu office space and
if this was the sum total of its involvement with him?

Since taking office, Netanyahu has fueled fears of international
control by his actions within Israel's tiny anti-NWO community. They
were most intrigued by his refusal to give Ariel Sharon a sensitive
cabinet post. One possible reason is fear of Sharon's own intelligence
arm in the US. Then for those people who fervently hoped that he would
rid himself of any connections to the Arye Deri scandal, with all its
implications of money laundering and perhaps murder, Netanyahu
appointed as his Justice Minister, Yaacov Neeman, a lawyer who is
currently being investigated for intimidating a key witness against
Deri in a London trial.

But the topper was Netanyahu's decision to allow Yaacov Frenkel to run
the country's economy single-handedly. Frenkel worked for the World
Bank between 1971-1990. After nineteen years away from "home" Frenkel
was unexplainedly appointed head of the Bank of Israel.

His policies mirrored the world-wide debt program of his previous
employer documented by numerous researchers. The plan involves raising
interest rates beyond what the public or industry can afford, and
forcing the government to borrow lots of money from American banks to
keep the populace pacified. When the debts have to be repaid from an
empty treasury, the International Monetary Fund bails out the country
with schemes guaranteed to impoverish the people.

Frenkel was a proponent of Israel borrowing $10 billion in loans
guaranteed by the American government and he kept his interest rates as
high as he could in the face of opposition from then-Finance Minister
Avraham Shohat who suspected Frenkel, "was playing politics with the
Bank of Israel."

Binyamin Netanyahu, the man who Inside Israel hoped would save Israel
from the NWO puppet regime of Peres, appointed Yaacov Frenkel to be his
Minister of Finance. The only thing that prevented the disaster was
party opposition to an appointee who had never publicly supported the

Dan Meridor got the post instead. But as the Maariv headline read:
"Meridor Will Act, Frenkel Will Lead." On his first day in office
Meridor announced that his policy would be to lower the standard of
living in Israel. Not a week later, Frenkel raised the interest rates
by a whopping 1.5% with Meridor's "approval."

Something is going on behind the scenes at the CFR. While Secretary of
State Warren Christopher must appear to be opposing Likud government
policies to keep the Arabs in line, the former CFR director is playing
some kind of double game with Netanyahu.

King Hussein made his accommodation with Netanyahu well before the
elections and refused to support Peres during the campaign. Netanyahu's
victory clearly delighted him and on the surface, why not? The last
thing he would want is a PLO state on his border with control of the
Moslem holy sites. In time, it will become clearer what Netanyahu
promised the King during the secret London meetings. Included, most
assuredly, will be Jordanian hegemony over the Temple Mount.

There has been a transformation in Israel but the CFR is still running
the latest prime minister. And that is a good reason for intense fear
about Israel's future.

Barry Chamish is the editor of Inside Israel, an investigative report
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