One of my favorite sources is AntiWar's Justin Raimando. For one thing he calls them like he sees them and holds nothing back. Secondly, he documents his articles with the most comprehensive set of links of any online journalist. Now, with that said, it is disclaimer time. It seems that you can not mention Israel without being labeled :: Anti-Semite. Well it does not bother Justin and it does not bother me either. Most people whitewash over the fact that the NeoCons are Jews. Oh no... There I go being anti-semitic. Well, all I can say is :: get over it... It's a fact, Jack... Abramoff... - fc
Abramoff and the Israeli Connection
Washington sleazebag funneled money to Israel's "settler" movement
by Justin Raimondo
According to a report by Michael Isikoff
in Newsweek, Abramoff was soliciting funds on behalf of a shady organization known as the Capital Athletic Foundation (CAF), which was supposed to be funding sports programs and imparting "leadership skills" to inner-city youth. Instead, CAF funneled millions scarfed up from Indian tribes not only into Abramoff's own pockets and the pockets of his cronies, but also to ultra-right-wing Israeli "settlers." Isikoff reports:
"More than $140,000 of foundation funds were actually sent to the Israeli West Bank where they were used by a Jewish settler to mobilize against the Palestinian uprising. Among the expenditures: purchases of camouflage suits, sniper scopes, night-vision binoculars, a thermal imager, and other material described in foundation records as 'security' equipment. The FBI, sources tell Newsweek, is now examining these payments as part of a larger investigation to determine if Abramoff defrauded his Indian tribe clients."
The fraudulently obtained money funded a paramilitary outfit based in the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Beitar Illit
, a large community annexed after the '67 war and the site of renewed building
in open violation of the American-sponsored "road map."
The conduit for the money was one Schmuel Ben-Zvi
, an old buddy of Abramoff's who, like so many Americans, was recruited into the rabidly expansionist Israeli "settler" movement. A series of e-mails between Ben-Zvi and Abramoff illustrate the agenda that energized and inspired the Abramoff crime family. While Newsweek reports Ben-Zvi "heatedly denied" that he had any connection to Abramoff, other than being a high school bud from Abramoff's Hollywood
days, the e-mails
, featured as exhibits in a Senate Indian Affairs committee hearing, tell a different story.
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