"It's very good…….Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy [for Israel]"
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, September 11, 2001
Cui bono? Who benefited from the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001? It wasn't Muslims.
Israel and its agents have infiltrated the American political system on all levels, and over the decades have consolidated a virtual stranglehold over the legislative, judicial and executive branches via a well-established network of individuals, organisations and lobby groups. The so-called neoconservatives who occupy Washington - most of them Jewish and many of them dual citizenship Israeli-Americans - have structured the foreign policy of the United States of America around the best interests of the state of Israel and the geopolitical ideology of Zionism, thus fomenting wars in the Middle East to fulfill the strategic regional objectives of Israel, which has not only cost the lives of countless clueless Americans but threatens to bring down their entire nation.
The 9/11 event was a Zionist false flag operation designed to kick-start the "war on terror"; the "new Pearl Harbor" that the neocon think tank the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) authors called for in the Rebuilding America's Defenses policy document. The mass trauma of September 11 was the 'catalyzing event' presciently mentioned by the authors of the RAD paper which cleared the way for the implementation of the PNAC plan: Israeli-American hegemony via an aggressive policy of preemptive war, regime change and a restructuring of the Middle East to ensure the regional dominance of the Jewish state.
Israel's influence in post-9/11, Zionist-occupied Washington is so great that it has managed to mobilise the world's largest war machine to fight two proxy wars in the Middle East for the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv, both within two years of the 2001 attacks, at the expense of the lives of America's sons and daughters and its moral standing in the global community -- two bloody wars that continue to claim American, Afghani and Iraqi lives to the present day. None of it would've been possible without the 9/11 catalyst, which is testimony to the success of the project.
An endless torrent of pro-war lies, propaganda and spin continues to spew forth from the Israelis and their American counterparts with regard to non-existent Iranian nukes and the supposed threat they pose to Israel and America, while belligerent Israel, armed to the teeth with nukes, clearly constitutes the gravest threat to peace in the region. Iran's nuclear energy program is perfectly legal under international law, and the Iranian government has abided by its international obligations by permitting U.N. weapons inspectors access to its facilities. Israel, on the other hand, developed its nuclear weapons arsenal by way of deceit, theft, and duplicity, and insists on a transparently deceptive policy of 'nuclear ambiguity' to hide its arsenal of nukes, evading the U.N. weapons inspections, economic sanctions, worldwide condemnation and the threat of war imposed on Iran and its people. Military strikes on Iran are clearly next on the Zionist agenda, but with such a lack of support from the public, this could be the year we see the next false flag terror event, or as some have speculated, a Gulf of Tonkin type provocation such as the one that served as the pretext for military intervention in Vietnam. If Israel were to stage a false flag attack on an American naval vessel, it would not be without precedent.
Zionist influence is now so powerful and so pervasive in America that U.S. Middle East policy is determined by no other criteria than that which serves the geopolitical objectives of the state of Israel. U.S. foreign policy is essentially Israeli foreign policy - thus the attacks on Afghanistan, the insanity of preemptive war and occupation in Iraq, and the planned strike on Iran - all disastrous policy decisions that benefit the Zionist parasite to the detriment of America and the rest of the world.
9/11 was a false flag attack on the United States, designed to kick-start Netanyahu's nonsensical "war on terror" doctrine and garner public support for war with Israel's perceived enemies, those "existential threats" to Zionism: the Arab states and whoever else stands in the way of a "Greater Israel". It was an Israeli psy-op conceived by a Zionist elite, and it was a roaring success.
It is assumed that the reader has conducted their own investigation of 9/11 and concluded that the attacks were not planned and perpetrated by Muslims [.pdf], that WTC buildings 1, 2 and 7 did not collapse due to plane impact and/or jet fueled-fires, and that the official story is a lie, so those issues aren't addressed here. It was an inside job - the question now is whodunnit.
This brief summary of the evidence connecting Israel to the events surrounding the attacks of 9/11/01 is in point form and by no means exhaustive or complete, so in most cases only one of many available online references is provided via hyperlink.
The Odigo warnings - Haaretz news report
Dov Zakheim's System Planning Corporation (SPS)
WTC scrap shipped overseas by Jewish CEO of Metals Management Inc.
Israeli security firms in charge at airports (ICTS)
Put options placed on airlines by Israelis and A.B. Krongard
The Greenberg Family (AIG, ACE, Kroll Associates)
Personal / Political
Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy's last minute WTC lease
Silverstein and Lowy's personal friendships with Israeli political elites and former PMs (Ariel Sharon, Bibi Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert et al)
Larry Silverstein's WTC7 "pull it" remark
Ronald S. Lauder's role in the privatisation of the WTC complex as New York Council on Privatisation Chairman
Ehud Olmert in NY on 9/11
Benjamin Netanyahu in London on 7/7/05
Netanyahu says 9/11 attacks good for Israel
Alvin K. Hellerstein: The Zionist Hijacking of the 9-11 Victim Lawsuits
Zionist Jew Michael Mukasey's handling of 9/11 litigation
Michael Mukasey ordered release of Israeli spies
Michael Chertoff's role in releasing the Israeli spies
Dov Zakheim's connection to SPC and the missing trillions
Lewis Eisenberg's role in leasing the WTC to Silverstein
PNAC's 9/11 prescience in the RAD document, which called for a "catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor"
Wolfowitz's speech to Westpoint graduates, 2001
Jewish Zionist Jerome Hauer of Kroll Associates hired FBI counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill as head of security at the WTC on Sept 10, 2001, where he was killed the next day. O'Neill and one of his colleagues had allegedly uncovered Israeli spying operations in New York and New Jersey.
Full El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv
"Super-Zionist" Jack Abramoff and the 9/11 hijackers' SunCruz gambling trip
Military / Intelligence
Israeli "art student" spy network
The Dancing Israelis, Urban Moving Systems and Dominik Suter
Israelis caught in vans containing explosive residue (TNT, RDX)
Jewish Mossad agents posing as al Qaeda "terrorists"
Cousin of alleged hijacker Ziad al-Jarrah exposed as Israeli spy - Members of Israeli spy ring busted in Lebanon related to 9/11 hijacker
U.S. military computer network 'secured' by Israeli computer software (Ptech Inc.) - Israeli Trojan penetrates U.S. Telecom system
Israeli commando attack on the Mexican Parliament building a few weeks after 9/11
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga reveals publicly that 9/11 was carried out by the Mossad and Zionist interests
Daniel Lewin of Israeli special ops unit Sayeret Matkal onboard Flight 11
The conversation in Hebrew at the Gomel Chesed cemetery
Israel and the anthrax murders
Larry Silverstein and 9/11
All the evidence suggests that 9/11 was an Israeli false flag operation, carried out with the assistance of key individuals and elements within the United States by a Zionist elite. One of these individuals is Larry Silverstein, who purchased the 99 year lease on the World Trade Center complex in July 2001 and who oversaw control of the complex before and during the attacks, along with Australian real estate tycoon Frank Lowy of Westfield America. Silverstein and Lowy are good friends, and Silverstein has been a director of Lowy's Westfield America since May 1997. Silverstein is connected to the Zionist elite in Israel in numerous ways, most notably via his close association and friendship with no less than three former Israeli prime ministers, namely Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak. Silverstein is especially close to Benjamin Netanyahu, father of the "war on terror" doctrine. According to Haaretz.com, "Many Israeli politicians are acquainted in one degree or another with the 70-year-old Silverstein." It's via these channels that Silverstein was uniquely placed to assist Israeli intelligence and the Zionist mafia in Israel and America with carrying out the 9/11 attacks.
As an American born Jew, Silverstein is an "ardent supporter" of the state of Israel and committed to Jewish causes. He was chairman of the board of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and remains on the Board of Directors, along with his wife, Klara, who is also a founding member of the Jewish Women's Foundation. His son, Roger, and his daughter, Lisa, are also UJA contributors. Roger Silverstein, director of leasing for WTC 7, serves on the executive committee of the Real Estate Executive Division of the UJA, and his daughter Lisa is co-chair of the UJA (source). According to its website, the UJA is the most successful local charity in the history of the United States, and over the last 60 years has raised more than $1 billion for the state of Israel.
Larry sits on the board of trustees for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a "living memorial to the holocaust", and is on the "$500,000 and above" list of contributors (source). He's also contributed generously to the Jewish Children's Museum via Silverstein Properties, and is a supporter and benefactor of Tzivos Hashem, a Jewish children's organisation. He's a member of NYU's board of trustees, treasurer and trustee of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and according to an article by Christopher Bollyn, he also holds or held a senior position in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which has conducted spying operations in the United States for the Israeli government and works tirelessly on its behalf to silence any and all criticism of Israel and Israeli policy.
Silverstein has investments in Israel. In fact, in 1992 he co-founded the Israel Export Development Company (IEDC) which sought to facilitate safer investment in Israel. This article by Michael Collins Piper states that Newt Gingrich's wife was on IEDC's payroll in 1995:
In early 1995 the then-newly elected Republican House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, long a vocal advocate for Israel, gave a little-noticed speech in Washington before a gathering of military and intelligence officers calling for a Middle East policy that was, in his words, “designed to force the replacement of the current regime in Iran . . . the only long-range solution that makes any sense.”
That the then-de facto leader of the “opposition” Republican Party endorsed this policy was no real surprise since, at that time, Gingrich’s wife was being paid $2,500 a month by the Israel Export Development Company, an outfit which lured American companies out of the United States into a high-tech business park in Israel.
Marianne Gingrich was hired in '95 as Vice President for Business Development by Silverstein's IEDC, the same year her husband became speaker of the house. It was around that time that Newt Gingrich's foreign policy views became staunchly pro-Israel and opposed to Israel's perceived enemies, even to the point where he publicly called for the CIA to overthrow the Iranian government, as referred to by Piper in his article. That was well before 9/11, and his views haven't changed. His wife had no experience in international trade, and before that appointment she was an image consultant for BeautiControl Cosmetics (source), but of course, she denied it was a political payoff. From this Dec 1995 article:
According to an article by Connie Bruck in the New Yorker of Oct. 9, "IEDC is trying to win approval from the Israeli government to manage a free-trade zone, and the Israeli government is highly dependent on United States aid—something that Gingrich is in a position to affect." It is no coincidence that despite drastic budget-cutting this year, Congress has left aid to Israel intact.The IEDC is indeed an offshoot organisation of the IASPS. This connects Silverstein to the think tank which produced the Clean Break policy document, authored for the Israeli government by neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser.
Bruck Describes the IEDC as an offshoot of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), a hawkish arm of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.
Marianne Gingrich works closely with its president, Robert J. Loewenberg, who is also chairman of the board of the Koret Israel Economic Development Fund, which assigns interns to key congressional offices. According to Bruck, Loewenberg writes lengthy diatribes in the IASPS newsletter attacking the peace process, return of the Golan Heights to Syria, and "left-wing politicos and bureaucrats." He supports the immediate move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which Gingrich is asking Congress to endorse.
So Gingrich was staunchly supporting Silverstein's IEDC and its agenda, and the state of Israel in general, but his beauty consultant wife's employment as Vice President for Business Development was not a payoff, even though Silverstein told the Wall Street Journal that Newt Gingrich was one of several members of congress who were lobbied to support his company's proposal. We'll call it a favor then.
Also worth mentioning here is the fact that BeautiControl is owned by Jewish billionaire Ronald Lauder of Estee Lauder fame, who as Chairman of the New York Council on Privatisation was the key individual responsible for privatising the World Trade Center just weeks before 9/11, putting it under the control of Silverstein and Lowy (see the Port Authority's July 24, 2001 press release on the "historic agreement" to privatise the WTC). Lauder is another committed Zionist, active in numerous Jewish-Zionist organisations including the Jewish National Fund, the World Jewish Congress and the ADL, and like Silverstein is a close friend of Likudnik Benjamin Netanyahu. Lauder also has investments in Israel and his daughter is married to Kevin Warsh, one of seven governors of the Federal Reserve. Lauder's friend, New York Governor George Pataki, was another key individual responsible for the privatisation of the WTC, and he and his wife Libby were both on Lauder's payroll. Like Lauder and Silverstein, Pataki is avidly pro-Israel, and so is his wife.
Silverstein's political views are supposedly "left-leaning", but he supported his friend Ariel Sharon of the extremist Likud Party in Israel's last election, which makes perfect sense in light of the fact that Larry is such good friends with Likudnik Bibi Netanyahu that they'd speak on the phone every Sunday (other reports say daily). At the time of publication of this Haaretz article he was "the largest private donor to Hillary Clinton", rabid supporter of Israel, which bought him "an open door to the office of the junior senator from New York". So if Silverstein's dollars go to Hillary in the next US election, that too will make perfect sense, given that she is the best "left leaning" candidate for Israel and supports the Zionist doctrine of regime change and endless war in the Middle East on Israel's behalf.
Larry Silverstein has received a lot of attention since 9/11, and his involvement has been well-documented. Four members of his staff were killed in the attacks, but as stated in the aforementioned Haaretz article, "he himself was saved only because a meeting he had scheduled that morning with officials of the Port Authority on the 88th floor of [WTC 1] was canceled at the last minute." He went to a doctor's appointment instead, and later stated "I had said to my wife, sweetheart, cancel my doctor's appointment. I have so much to do at the Trade Center... She got very upset and told me I had to go. As it turns out, that saved my life." Lucky Larry Silverstein. His son Roger and his daughter Lisa were also "running late" for work at the WTC on the day of the attacks. One of George W's 9/11 connections is via Silverstein's hiring of Securacom (now Stratasec) for the management of electronic security of the WTC complex. The president's brother, Marvin Bush, was on Securacom's board of directors (1993-June 2000), and his cousin (?), Wirt Walker III, was CEO. Securacom was also responsible for the security of United Airlines Inc and Dulles International airport at the time, which both had starring roles in the 9/11 attacks. The other security company servicing the airports used on 9/11 was the Israeli-owned ICTS, predominantly staffed by Israeli ex-Shin Bet officers.
Former UJA board member and Israel-firster Lewis M. Eisenberg further connected that organisation to the events of 9/11 by overseeing the lease negotiation that led to Silverstein and Lowy acquiring control of the WTC complex. Eisenberg was chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time, and delivered his UJA friends the WTC despite their bid being lower than that of Vornado Realty Trust, which pulled out after its failed attempt at negotiations with Eisenberg. Eisenberg is also a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and served on the National Board of Directors for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
But perhaps the most incriminating piece of evidence against Larry Silverstein was offered up by himself in his famous interview with PBS for a documentary called "America Rebuilds". What he says is with reference to WTC 7, which collapsed without having been hit by a plane and which he owned prior to taking out the lease of the WTC complex.
"I remember getting a call from the...er...fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."
"Pull" or "pull it" is established demolition jargon used in the industry, but Silverstein tried to back out of his Freudian slip thusly, through a spokeswoman for Silverstein Properties:
"The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building."
So by "pull it" he meant "withdraw [the firefighters] from the building"? Not likely. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Assistant Chief responsible for WTC7 at the time Frank Fellini, there were no firefighters in the building to speak of. From Fellini:
"...We were concerned that the fires on several floors and the missing steel would result in the building collapsing. So for the next five or six hours we kept firefighters from working anywhere near that building, which included the whole north side of the World Trade Center complex. Eventually around 5:00 or a little after, building number seven came down."
The weekend before the attacks, the electricity in at least one of the towers was shut off, ostensibly to permit upgrading of the computer network cables (which could've been done without shutting down the power at the main terminal). That sort of action isn't taken without the knowledge of the owner; it could've only happened via direct or indirect instruction from Silverstein. To carry out the 9/11 operation the WTC security system would have to be temporarily disabled, thus the power-down. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also removed five days before the attacks.
All the pieces of evidence fit together neatly when viewed as a whole; the fingerprints of the Israeli Mossad and operatives of the Zionist elite are all over the 9/11 attacks, and Silverstein's complicity was key.
Update 1, March 28 2008: Silverstein Sues to Win Further $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack
Update 2, April 15 2009: Port Authority Paying Larry Silverstein $21.5 Million To Develop The Freedom Tower Even Though He Has Absolutely No Role In Building It
Update 3, April 25, 2010: Fox News Journalist: Silverstein Discussed Demolition of WTC 7 With His "Insurance Carrier" During a Phone Call on 9/11, and it's an Uncontroversial Fact.
Unusual Evacuations and Powerdowns Prior to 9/11, Youtube
Zionist Lewis Eisenberg Oversaw WTC Lease Negotiations
Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition
"Lucky Larry" Silverstein
Larry's "Pull it" Gaffe Examined
A Look at Silverstein and 9/11
Silverstein Family Were All "Running Late" On 9/11
Financial Bonanza behind the 9/11 Tragedy: Who are the Financial Actors behind the WTC?
Silverstein Makes a Huge Profit From the 9/11 Attacks
Multi-Billion Insurance Compensation For Larry Silverstein
Silverstein and the Greenberg Family
Maurice Greenberg, profile
BBC's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse
BBC's WTC 7 Announcement, Youtube
CNN's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse
CNN's WTC 7 Announcement Guest-Starring Shimon Peres, Youtube
What Caused Building 7's Collapse?
Frank Lowy, Zionism and 9/11
Fifty days before 9/11, Larry Silverstein's Silverstein Properties and Frank Lowy's Westfield America secured a 99-year lease on World Trade Center Buildings One, Two, Four and Five. Silverstein already owned Building Seven, aka the Salomon building. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handed over control of the World Trade Center to Silverstein and Lowy on July 24, 2001, an "historic" agreement and "one of the largest privatization initiatives in history."
Lowy leased the shopping concourse area called the Mall at the World Trade Center, made up of approximately 427,000 square feet of retail floor space. Silverstein and Westfield America insured the complex for $3.55 billion, but after the attacks of September 11 lodged a claim for $7.1 billion on the premise that each plane collision constituted a separate act of terrorism, doubling the payout. Most people know about "Lucky" Larry Silverstein's part in 9/11 and his dubious connections to Binyamin Netanyahu et al, but not much has been reported on Lowy, so let's have a look.
Frank Lowy is a Hungarian Jew who arrived in Palestine in 1945 to fight with the Haganah terrorist organisation in the Israeli "War of Independence", later joining Israel's Golani Brigade which was created in February 1948. In 1952 he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he started building shopping centers, before going on to work in investment banking in London, New York and Los Angeles. He co-founded the Westfield Group, which he still chairs. According to Wikipedia, "Westfield currently has interests in total assets worth A$41 billion, representing 121 shopping centres in four countries with over 10 million square meters of retail space. It is the world's largest retail property group by equity market capitalization". In California alone, he has overseen Westfield's regional growth from 6 shopping centers to at least 59. At $3.8 billion, he's ranked #2 in Forbes.Com's list of Australia and NZ's richest individuals - one of three men, all Jewish, who make up Australia's wealthiest elites - and by the same standard is the 174th richest man in the world.
Lowy's fondness for banking is not limited to the U.S. He's a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, which is the Australian version of the American Federal Reserve system and issuer of Australian banknotes. Lowy served a ten year term as director of the RBA.
Frank the Zionist is not at all disinterested in world politics. In 2001 he was the Associate International Chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute, and in 2003 he set up the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an international policy think tank devoted to foreign affairs, an endeavor which won him the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 (funnily enough, it was Wilson who signed the Federal Reserve Act). That same year, the Institute moved into its permanent home in Sydney’s CBD which was formally opened by Australia’s Prime Minister and Lowy's good mate, John Howard. He even joined Howard and Bill Clinton on an "evening Sydney Harbour cruise" when Clinton visited Australia in 1996 (source).
Frank Lowy (far right) with Bill Clinton and Australia's
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer
Other good friends of his include Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has his own connections to 9/11 and who avidly supports the extremist Likud Party of Israel and the post-9/11 "war on terror". Israel has no better friend in the media than Murdoch and his empire. Like Silverstein, Lowy maintains close relationships with former Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak, and other high profile Zionists like Avinoam Brog, Barak's brother. Brog told the Sydney Morning Herald that Lowy's "influence is such that if he wanted to talk to any politician in Israel, then he could. And they will listen." Australia's political elite listen to Lowy, too:
Frank’s friends in high places include the last four prime ministers — Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Kevin Rudd — and Australia’s new foreign minister, Bob Carr, who (as NSW premier) became enmeshed in the controversial demise of Liverpool’s Orange Grove shopping centre (a rival to Westfield) in 2004.Frank Lowy spends three months of the year at his home in Israel and has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "a self-made man with a strong interest in the Holocaust and Israeli politics." He funded and launched the Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy, which will "operate within the framework of Tel Aviv University" in Israel.
Here's a look at what he's got going on in Tel Aviv:
"Australian Entrepreneur Frank Lowy will be Chairman of the planned TAU Institute for National Strategy and Policy. Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk will act as Vice-Chairman."
Here's the Australian Jewish News report:
And from the Sydney Morning Herald (September 2008):
As its chairman, Lowy has gathered some of the most influential policymakers in Israel and wealthiest international benefactors to sit on its boards.
Much like the Lowy Institute in Sydney, it is a respected independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to national security and foreign affairs, but with a special focus on the Middle East.
Its vice-chairman is Dan Meridor, a prominent lawyer and former politician in the centre-right Likud party. Meridor served as justice minister and finance minister in the 1990s, and is contemplating a return to politics with the Likud.
Also on the board are the Israeli building contractor Alfred Akirov, the president of Tel Aviv University and former Israeli ambassador to the US, Itamar Rabinovich, and the Australian-born Martin Indyk, twice the US ambassador to Israel during the Clinton administration.
Among those on the board of trustees are Lord David Alliance, an Iranian-born Jewish-British businessman and Liberal Democrat politician, and Sir Ronald Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jewish-British businessman known as "the father of British venture capital" and the man who bankrolled the leadership bid of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
Other trustees are the Chicago real estate mogul Lester Crown and the US property tycoon Mortimer Zuckerman, who owns New York's Daily News and is editor-in-chief of the influential US News & World Report.
Furthermore, Lowy is a founding member of the International Advisory Council of the pro-Israel Brookings Institution in Washington. According to Wikipedia, "Brookings is generally considered one of the three most influential policy institutes in the U.S." The aforementioned Martin Indyk, former vice chairman of Lowy's Institute for National Strategy and Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Israel, is also a Director at Brookings. You can read about Indyk here. Some consider Indyk to be the prime suspect in the FBI's hunt for the Israeli spy known as Mega.
But Lowy's penchant for meddling in world affairs doesn't stop there. Lowy was vice president of a publication called the Australia/Israel Review (AIR), whose parent body is the Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the Australian equivalent of its U.S. counterpart, AIPAC. The AIR is a right-wing Zionist publication whose editor, Michael Kapel, was forced to quit in '98 after the magazine published stolen membership lists of the One Nation party, an Australian nationalist political group. And in 2004, during a parliamentary inquest into the closing of an illegally built shopping centre, Lowy was very open about using his influence to sway New South Wales premier Bob Carr on Middle East policy while denying that he'd used it to his advantage on the matter of the shopping centre:
That wasn't the first time he'd voiced his concerns to Carr. When Palestinian political activist and politician Hanan Ashrawi was awarded the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize, Frank Lowy was one of the most vociferous among the chorus of Zionist protesters and Jewish lobbyists that decried the result and tried to dissuade NSW premier Bob Carr and the Sydney Peace Foundation from giving the award to Ashrawi. Lowy, among others, claimed that Ashrawi 'supported suicide bombings' and had a "long history of terrorist apologias and anti-Israel incitement". Sydney-based Jewish-Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein shows how fraudulent these claims are in the opening chapter of his book My Israel Question, arguing that Lowy and co's real problem with Ashrawi is her support for the Palestinian cause and anti-Zionist disposition.JOHN RYAN: But you've got time for a 45-minute meeting with the Premier, a 45-minute with the Premier because you're a bit worried about his personal views on the Middle East.
FRANK LOWY: Mr Ryan, some things are more important than a job. The state of Israel, to which I am fully committed, is more important for me than to do a job and I fitted it in because it was necessary and I felt it was necessary, and I wanted to do it.
JACK RYAN: I wish you'd say these things at the beginning, Mr Lowy. I'm not trying to be difficult…
FRANK LOWY: You must be joking if you tell me you're not trying to be difficult.
JOHN RYAN: I simply think if you take the trouble to have a meeting with the most powerful political figure in New South Wales…
FRANK LOWY: That's all I have to say, I don't have anything more to say about that subject.
So, like Silverstein, Lowy is without question a filthy rich corporate Israel cheerleader. But there's also evidence that he's probably a crook, too. For instance, it appears that Lowy nearly got involved in the British government's Cash for Peerages scandal with Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest aides, back in 2002. From a 2002 Sunday Times article:
Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest and most trusted aides, was paid at least £250,000 by an Australian property group headed by one of the world's richest men. The payments, which the company has attempted to keep private, are far higher than previously thought and began in 1999, the year Levy was appointed Blair's envoy to the Middle East, reporting directly to the prime minister.
They were authorised by Frank Lowy, the head of the Westfield Corporation, who has business and political interests in Israel and whose company is seeking planning permission to develop shopping centres across Britain. Lowy is a veteran campaigner on Jewish causes. He fought as a commando in Palestine during the 1948 Israeli war of independence and served with the Golani Brigade, which is currently serving in the occupied territories.
The disclosure has raised questions of "cash for foreign policy". MPs expressed concern at Levy's potentially conflicting roles as a consultant for a powerful multinational company and supposedly impartial and unpaid envoy. Levy said he paid privately for trips he made on behalf of Blair. In a letter to Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, said:
"I am concerned the Foreign Office's diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East should apparently be so closely tied to the aims of one of the world's richest men."
Baker said Levy appeared to be "simultaneously a quasi-minister, Labour fundraiser and consultant to a company seeking to influence government policy.
Looks like Lowy thought he could swing things Israel's way with his shekels. Lord Levy is himself a committed Zionist, a member of the UK parliament's Labour Friends of Israel, has a private residence and a business in the Jewish State, and is a personal friend of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. His son, Daniel, used to work for Barak, and also for former Israeli justice minister Yossi Beilin.
The Times article also offers this information about Lowy:
Lowy has donated about £200,000 to build a memorial museum in Israel for his former brigade and has toured old battle sites with former comrades. His personal wealth was recently estimated by Forbes magazine at £1.5 billion and he is well known in Australia as a philanthropist supporting Jewish causes. Through the Westfield Foundation he has given to the United Israel Appeal, an organisation for resettling Jewish immigrants in Israel. His family was last year preparing to invest more than £30m in property and media interests in Israel.
Look what Lowy got himself into in 2006:
Lowy implicated in Israel bank scandalLowy's business partners in the bid for Bank Leumi were mega-Zionist billionaires Mortimer Zuckerman, former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organisations, and AIPAC Board Member Daniel Abraham. You couldn't find more Zionist company if you tried.
PM - Wednesday, 25 October , 2006
One of Australia's richest businessmen has been embroiled in a high-level corruption scandal involving the Prime Minister of Israel.
Israeli press reports claim that the billionaire owner of the Westfield Group, Frank Lowy, was involved in the scandal with the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last year.
They allege that Mr Olmert had a conflict of interest because he advanced Mr Lowy's interests in the privatisation of a major Israeli bank, Bank Leumi.
The Justice Ministry is investigating suspicions that Mr Olmert interfered with the tender to benefit Mr Lowy and another bidder, Daniel Abraham.
There are also allegations of a conflict of interest by the Prime Minister through a law firm that dealt with Mr Lowy's affairs in Israel.
The head of that firm is Ehud Olmert's father-in-law Professor Yossi Gross.
A spokesman for Frank Lowy is rejecting the claims tonight.
Emma Alberici reports
EMMA ALBERICI: Overnight Israel Attorney General confirmed he was investigating claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted bribes from two international businessmen.
The bribes have allegedly been paid to help advance their interests during the 2005 privatisation of Israel's Bank Leumi, the country's second biggest bank.
The two businessmen referred to in reports are said to be the Prime Minister's personal friends, one of which was named on the Hebrew language website, News First Class, as Frank Lowy, the Australian billionaire owner of the Westfield group.
Various reports during the tender process last year said the Australian real estate tycoon was in partnership on the Bank Leumi bid with American media and property mogul Mortimer Zuckerman.
The website News First Class, first published the claims two weeks ago, which also say Ehud Olmert never declared a conflict of interest he had during the tender process.
His father-in-law, Yossi Gross heads the law firm, which allegedly deals with Frank Lowy's affairs in Israel.[...]
Frank Lowy is a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Israel to fight in the Jewish underground before joining the rest of his family in Australia in 1951.
55 years on, he's the country's second richest businessman, worth $5.5 billion. His $74 million super yacht Ilona is often seen at the (inaudible) docks in Israel.
In March of this year, the Lowy family's LGF Holdings poached two investment bankers at UBS in Tel-Aviv to start a funds management business they called ION Asset Management.
Media reports over the past few years variously link the Lowy family name to the sales of three banks in Israel.
Israel's Attorney General has ordered the probe into claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted the bribes while he was Acting Finance Minister.
So at the very least, Lowy is heavily involved in Jewish affairs and Zionist lobby groups, he's extremely cozy with criminal Zionist elites, and he's a fanatical Zionist himself. So are his three sons: Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corp with his brother Stephen, sits on the board of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and is chairman of the board of the University of Judaism, which has been renamed the American Jewish University after its merger with the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Peter publishes the Jewish Journal which glorifies him in return:
Last Thursday night, at a banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the [University of Judaism] celebrated its 60th anniversary by honoring [Peter] Lowy. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was there, and President Bill Clinton and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent their best by video.
Peter is an important man in the U.S.: he chairs the Homeland Security Advisory Council, serves on the RAND Corporation Executive Committee and Board of Trustees and still finds time to serve Israel through the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) as a member of the Executive Committee. He's described as a "deep-pocket contributor" to both the Democrat and Republican parties.
David Lowy is manager of the Tel Aviv-based Ion Asset Management and CEO of the family's LFG Holdings which has millions of dollars of investments in Israel, and Stephen Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield, is chairman of the United Israel Appeal.
Frank Lowy has a long history of tax evasion. In 2008 it was revealed that he and his three sons had hidden $US68 million from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the IRS in a secretive Liechtenstein bank (Liechtenstein Global Trust, or LGT) through a complex network of shell companies and offshore trusts. The money was channeled via various dodgy transfers into the Luperla Foundation's account at LGT set up in May 1997 by the Lowys and Israeli lawyer Joshua Gelbard. Luperla was dissolved for "undisclosed reasons" by Frank Lowy in late 2001, around the time of 9/11, with Lowy claiming that the funds were "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel". He refused to reveal details of the supposed charities, and internal LGT documents showed that in fact the funds were transferred to Bank Jacob Safra in Switzerland.
Peter Lowy - ABC News Photo Illustration
Peter Lowy, when called on by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for testimony, refused to talk:
But senators tried to make up for his silence, offering accounts of shadowy shell corporations, secret transactions, mysterious acquisitions, exotic locations, all topped off by allegations of a late-night flight by Lowy this month to avoid a government subpoena. [...]
The subcommittee, chaired by [Senator Carl] Levin, released the results of a six-month investigation last week detailing the practice, estimating that it cost the Treasury $100 billion a year. Many of the allegations come from documents provided by a former LGT employee to authorities in the U.S. and other countries.
"The Greenfield and Lowy case histories unfold like spy novels, with secret meetings, hidden funds, shell corporations, captive foundations and complex offshore transactions spanning the globe from the United States to Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Australia and Hong Kong," Levin said. [...]
The Lowy family released a statement saying that it had met its tax obligations in the United States and Australia, that the money in question was legally held in Liechtenstein, and that it was "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel some years ago without claiming a tax deduction."
But Levin said the Lowy family had refused to give the subcommittee information about the donations.
"The Lowy family engaged in layer upon layer upon layer ... of activity to hide assets in a Liechtenstein bank," Levin said after the hearing. "We've got to end it."
Senator Levin would later use similar language when speaking to the press. "The complex structure that was set up and the movement of tens of millions of dollars from Liechtenstein to a Swiss bank seemed like facts more out of a spy novel than related to a normal bank account," he told Bloomberg. Levin further elaborates on the "ingenius set-up" here, and an ABC News video report is viewable here.
The Lowy family's tax lawyer in Australia is Frank's friend Mark Leibler AC, one of the most prominent members of the Australian Zionist lobby. On page 178 of his book Murder By Media, Scott Balson wrote:
As for AIR chairman and tax lawyer Mark Leibler, he is perhaps best known for inventing tax havens to get his super-wealthy clients off with little or no taxes. When ABC's 7:30 Report did a story on July 8 1996 asking "Where is the missing $800 million?" that the government had promised to collect from ultra-wealthy tax dodgers [details here], it answered its own question, stating "All roads to Leibler--Mark Leibler." Indeed, the 1984 McCabe LaFranchi Report on Tax Avoidance named Leibler as a director of seven companies, and an advisor of many others, which went to the "bottom of the harbour" in the well-known scam of that name.
The website for the Council of Christians and Jews lists some of Leibler's roles in various Jewish-Zionist organisations:
He is deputy chairman ... of the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund, which sends Australian scholars of diverse backgrounds ... to study in Israel in areas of world's best practice and return with ideas and experiences of advantage to Australia. [...]
He is the only practising lawyer cited in Business Review Weekly's '50 most influential business people in Australia' (February 2000); he is also one of the '50 Inspiring Australians' in Wendy McCarthy's A Fair Go: Portraits of the Australian Dream (1999).
Mark Leibler's list of wider business commitments, from directorships of such corporate entities as Coles Myer and Jetset tours, is overwhelmed by his huge commitments to Jewish causes in Australia, Israel and internationally. His current roles include Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod — United Israel Appeal, member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, National Chairman of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council [AIJAC], Life Chairman of the United Israel Appeal of Australia, Governor of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Governor of Haifa University.
He is also Governor of Tel Aviv University (home to Frank Lowy's Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy), former president of the Zionist Federation of Australia (10 year term), former president of the United Israel Appeal of Australia (6 year term), and executive member of the World Zionist Organisation, and occasionally writes op-eds for the leading newspapers defending Israeli crimes and complaining about "anti-Semitism". When the Mossad carried out the extrajudicial, extraterritorial assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, Leibler argued that it was unreasonable to class it as a murder. "Irrespective of who was responsible, describing the killing of Mabhouh as ‘murder’ is questionable and ignores the likelihood that the killing of an active terrorist leader from a violent rejectionist organisation positively saved lives," he said. Leibler himself was accused of having links to the Mossad by a former Liberal Party MP, but the documents presented as evidence were written off as fakes. Leibler made Prime Minister John Howard's "elite list" for donating $132,000 to the Liberal Party, which bought him a barbeque with Howard and George W. Bush in 2003. He also enjoys chatting to Obama about Israel. His extended bio is here [.pdf].
Frank Lowy's financial contributions to both sides of the Australian political pseudo-divide also deserve a mention. From this article:
Westfield shopping mall developer Frank Lowy topped the list of Jewish donations with $624,200 - $311,900 to the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and $312,300 to the Liberals.
The right wing Liberal party got $400 more than their Labor counterparts; maybe Frank penalised the latter for being such stick-in-the-muds over Iraq.
We know the attacks of September 11 were carried out to further the political agenda of the Zionist elite. Is it just a coincidence that two of them took out the lease of the World Trade Center complex just weeks beforehand? Doesn't look like it.
The Quiet Benefactor: Lowy's Close Ties With Israel
Middle East Reality Check: Frank Lowy
Lowy Honoured By Rupert Murdoch and Australia's Political Elite
Tax Scandal: Lowy Claims $68 Million Went to Israeli Charities
How much do we know about Lowy and his beloved Israel?
Bloomberg, March 2009: Lowy Becomes Australia's Richest Man
Corporate Fat Cats Cash In - and Lowy Tops the List
Wikipedia: Frank Lowy
Update, Sunday, July 1, 2012: This article (published here as a blog post in 2007 before being reproduced on this page) has been 'Orwelled' by Google, as this commentator observes. It regularly listed at second place on a Google search of 'frank lowy' (full name only, two words, no quotations), but has now disappeared completely. However, a search for 'frank lowy 9/11' still displays this page in first place.