Alfred Lilienthal – Patriotic American Jew Fought Against Zionism


(Alfred Lilienthal, 1915-2008) Alfred Lilienthal belongs to the ranks of courageous Jews 

who opposed the Jewish supremacist agenda. 

Others include Myron FaganBenjamin Freedman, Elmer Berger

Henry Klein

In the 1950s, Alfred Lilienthal warned that the U.S. is fighting Israel’s wars 

to dominate a region. The US is not fighting for our freedom as the propaganda machine preaches. 
from Oct 6, 2019by Michael Cangemi(  October 6, 2019, marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of a truly great American, historian Alfred M. Lilienthal at age 94. 
 As early as 1953, the graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School who yearly visited the Middle East stirred up no small displeasure with a Reader’s Digest article, “Israel’s Flag is Not Mine.” After a negative sermon on the article was given in a New York synagogue, he was awakened by a rank, threatening phone call. “If you don’t stop, we will have you killed. You are undoing everything we are struggling for…lay off what you are doing.” 


Heroically, he did not stop. Some friends and family shunned him while others quietly told him they agreed. In 2008, I chanced upon copies of two of his books: What Price Israel? (1953) and The Zionist Connection (1978).
 I had not heard of the books or Alfred Lilienthal. The Zionist Connection‘s stark, white cover featured Israel’s Star of David symbol superimposed (appropriately) over a section of Stars and Stripes. ( The Star of David is in fact an old occult symbol adopted by Zionist leaders for the new state and has no connection to biblical King David. )
 The book’s inside cover notes that the author ” finds the meticulous organization of Zionism reaching into the White House, mobilizing public opinion, exercising control over Congress, repressing opposition through anti-Semitic labeling and exercising inordinate control over the media of information…endangering American national interests.” 

Before 1948 Lilienthal notes there was essentially no Jew-Arab conflict. Once the new state was established, Zionist leaders “set in motion a simultaneous flow of Jews into the country and Arabs from the country.” 

Quoting David Ben-Gurion, “Israel is the country of the Jews and only the Jews.” Lilienthal called the displacement of the 1.3 million, Christian and Muslim  Arab population, a devastating abrogation of the western professed ideal of self-determination…this is the ‘original sin’ that underlies the entire Palestine conflict.” 


The Zionists employed psychological warfare and outright terrorism to drive out Palestinians and “expropriate their homes, lands and property.” One of the most heinous examples was the massacre of the small Arab village of Deir Yassin, wherein a surprise attack, 250 old men, women and children “…were cold-bloodedly murdered in their homes with no signs of fighting…I can’t forget what happened there…I saw the atrocities committed…” witnessed an Israeli Haganah officer. 

Lilienthal wrote that the massacre of Palestinians was “carefully concealed from the west–Americans in particular…who out of abysmal ignorance and a gnawing sense of guilt over the Holocaust accepted in toto the ideological Zionist fairy tale including the myth that the Arabs were being well treated” but in practical, economic, human and social terms they were being decimated. 

The resulting enormous humanitarian and refugee crisis that Israel created, “was virtually unreported to the American public” and constituted “a cover-up and cover-over with few parallels in the annals of man.” Alfred suggested part of the reason was a ” a letter by the press advisor to Israel’s Washington Embassy: It advised that anyone interested in the Arab refugee problem was to be considered ‘pro-Arab oriented’ and hence ‘anti-Semitic.” 

 Other topics covered in The Zionist Connection :

 * Dual loyalty encouraged among American Jews. 

* The 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty which killed 34 American sailors, injured scores more. The US inquiry a “white -wash.” Israeli intent was to sink the vessel and blame the Egyptians.

 * The Khazar’s adoption of Judaism in 740 AD was “historical fact.” Zionism’s founders, Herzl, Weizmann, etc. were Khazar descendants and NOT Hebrews thus nullifying their claim to Palestine. 

* Christians deceived and in bondage regarding modern Israel. 

* Accused Jews and Christians of essentially worshipping the state of Israel while ignoring the moral implications. 

* Exploitation of the Holocaust even though Zionists cooperated in sending thousands of their fellow Jews to their deaths for political purposes. 

Posts on his website included two important pieces: Liberating America from Israel written by former Republican Congressman, Paul Findley. In the first paragraph, the 22 year veteran of the U.S. Congress states: “Nine-Eleven would not have occurred if the U.S. Government had refused to help Israel humiliate and destroy Palestinian society. Few express this conclusion publicly, but many believe it is the truth.” 

Another was a write up about Edwin Wright, a son of missionary parents, who did an extensive study of Zionism and learned Zionist ideology says they must have a large enough area to accommodate the whole of the world’s Jewish population. 


Also from Wright’s writings: “It is not brought out in Zionist propaganda in America but what they claim is all the territory from the Suez Canal…to southern Turkey …Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Sinai from…the Nile to the Euphrates.” “This is the territory they call, “Eretz Israel” ( Greater Israel ). 

They also believe their messiah will not return until they control all of Eretz Israel. 

Reading about the horrible mistreatment the Israelis dealt the Palestinians, I couldn’t help thinking of a scripture, that Lilienthal also quoted: “But the stranger that dwells among you shall be unto you as one born among you and thou shalt love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:34 

Unable to personally respond to emails in 2008, I was told by his webmaster he had indeed embraced Jesus Christ as his Messiah. A photo on his website showed Alfred squatting down holding a young Palestinian child while several others gathered around him. 

He exhibited more of the love of Christ to those unfortunates than the American Christian Zionists who blindly aided and still aid their persecutors. “By their fruits you will know them.”


Michael Cangemi, is a Texas artist, 9/11truth activist, and Bible college graduate. His website:  I was raised Catholic, saved in Evangelical and Full Gospel circles. I believe there is a lot of good Biblical teaching within Churches. I have a  problem with silence and willful ignorance in the face of deception and mass murder and the reasons it was done. I believe the Church is deceived about Zionism, which they support publicly.

Michael adds:  Among the fast amount of material in The Zionist Connection, Alfred also included a significant quote from George Washington’s farewell address warning of the dangers of a “passionate attachment” to any one nation“So likewise, a passionate attachment, of any one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation facilitates the illusion of an imaginary common interest, in cases where no real common interests exists, and infuses into one, the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation of the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement of justification…”

How well that advice should be adhered to regarding our sordid relationship with modern Israel.

For the most recent book about the attack of the USS Liberty, and an soon to be released movie, visit  And yes, Jack Bernstein too, great American patriot. Thanks for the mention.Also by Michael Cangemi  – God is a 9-11 Truther 

RelatedIsrael’s Descent into a Moral Abyss

Truth About Zimmerman Telegram – How USA is tricked into World War 1

Lies being taught;

Zimmerman telegram was Germany telling Mexico during World War I that if they attacked the US, Germany would make sure they got back Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. In an act of retribution USA entered into World War 1 on the side of England and crushed Germany.

Now the truth;

The telegram inter-alia states;

“We intend to begin unrestricted submarine warfare on the first of February. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of an alliance on the following basis: Make war together, make peace together, generous financial support, and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to re-conquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The settlement detail is left to you. “

Thus the telegram is only conditional to come into effect if and only if USA declares war on Germany. If you believe the telegram, then you have to believe Germany did not want war with America — It says so.

Mexico was to declare war on America, IF AND ONLY if America declared war on Germany. One act of Yankee aggression would then justify another act of aggression, right? 

Following are undisputed facts;-

1)     Germany did not want war with America

2)     Mexico never had a Military worth the name.

3)      Mexico declined the offer

So why all this hype.

The Zimmerman Telegram had a far more effective impact for the German cause in being intercepted, than if it had not been intercepted.

British and American authorities would obviously then make a big deal of it, at a time that very most people in America were worried that British intelligence was manipulating American media into supporting America getting into the war. 

It would have been a fantastic way to create doubt and in-fighting in America vis-a –vis, England greatly reducing USA’s morale to fight. 

And it had no effect, but then Zimmerman admitted the telegram thus screwing up a perfect “disinformation” campaign by confessing ? 

Why did Zimmerman make a a complete mockery and fools of leading American Isolationists of the day, the chief “conspiracy nuts” being such notable American icons as trusted Henry Ford and American hero Charles Lindbergh.

Why did he admit it what he had done when he could have just remained silent and let Americans ridicule England for faking telegrams ? 

Anyone who researches Arthur Zimmerman as the cause of America “entering” WW1 should also realize that Zimmerman was also the cause of Russia “exiting” WW1. 

And strangely enough, Russia was exiting the war against Zimmerman’s Germany at the exact same time America was entering the war against Zimmerman’s Germany. 

Any serious student of history would want to understand such a strange relationship of conflicting interests in the same man. 

For the part about America “entering” the World War, America would declare war on Germany just three days after German Foreign Secretary Arther Zimmerman admitted to sending a telegram to Mexico promising an alliance against America should America declare war on Germany. 

The fact that Zimmerman openly and freely admitted to the deed, when he could have just said it was Woodrow Wilson’s “war conspiracy theory” talking, raises serious questions about the German leader’s loyalty to Germany. 

And a German official mysteriously committing such a bizarre treasonous act against his own country should have given everyone in America pause to rethink what we were getting ourselves into. 

1.     Because World War 1 was not about England and its allies versus Germany But it was about Jewish world domination and takeover of Jerusalem by England and to hand it over to Jews and to install Jewish control over last remaining monarchies of Austro-Hungry, Russia and Germany.

2.     Because Arthur Zimmerman the author of Telegram and then State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Germany was a German Jew and Zionist. 

3.     Because he was instrumental in helping Lenin and his Jewish band of Bolsheviks travel through Germany’s, in his own train loaded with 20 million in gold, for Jewish takeover of Russia and kill Christian Czar Nichols II of Russia. 

4.     Because, He confessed to it after being assured by amongst others by fellow Zionists Chairn Weizmann and others that they have got an assurance from England that if Zionists can bring USA into war, England will support and give Jerusalem to Jews. England did keep its promise to Zionists including Arthur Zimmerman when after a few months of US entry into World War1 it gave Jews “Balfour Declaration”.

5.     Because the Zionist Jews had been negotiating with Britain, Winston Churchill being their esteemed spokesman, to have the Balfour Declaration put in writing. 

6.     Because During the first meeting between Weizmann and Balfour in 1906, Balfour asked what Weizmann’s objections were to the idea of a Jewish homeland in Uganda, rather than in Palestine. According to Weizmann’s memoir, the conversation went as follows:

“Mr. Balfour, supposing I was to offer you Paris instead of London, would you take it?” He sat up, looked at me, and answered: “But Dr. Weizmann, we have London.” “That is true,” I said, “but we had Jerusalem when London was a marsh. I believe I speak the mind of millions of Jews whom you will never see and who cannot speak for themselves.”

Here is the text of The Balfour Declaration. 

“Foreign Office. November 2nd, 1917. Dear Lord Rothschild. 

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

‘His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.’

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely. Arthur James Balfour”.

Edward Menez – Organized Jewry has Destroyed the West


Assimilation……or Clannishness?
Western nations are reaching a tipping point. They are about to rise up against the migrants and their Masonic Jewish sponsors i.e. Klaws Swab & the Edward Menez(
Close to 20 years ago I asked a question of my predominantly Hispanic high school students, almost all of those of Mexican decent.The question was this: “Do you consider yourself and your loyalties to Mexico or America?”
I first asked those who were born in Mexico to raise their hands and give me their verdicts.  Answer: they all considered themselves Mexican.
I then asked those who were born in the US but whose parents were born in Mexico to raise their hands.  Their answer: Mexican.
Finally, I asked those whose parents and themselves were born in the US, but whose grandparents were born in Mexico to raise their hands.  The verdict: they considered themselves Mexicans still, three generations after their family came from that country to the US.
Even back then about 20 years ago, my first thought was: “How can we have a united society and a patriotic country when these people don’t even consider themselves Americans?”
Now we have the Irish fed up with immigrants who don’t want to assimilate into their culture.  Riots have broken out after an immigrant supposed to have been deported about 15 years ago stabbed Irish children.
The same riots could just as easily be sparked in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Germany, and England. All of Western Europe, it seems, has been forced to accept immigrants from third-world countries in recent years.  In what other countries in the world has this also been the case?  Well, in Canada and the USA for sure.  What is the commonality between all of these countries?  They were white Christian societies for over a thousand years in the case of the European countries, and as for the US and Canada, they were founded by white Christians from Europe hundreds of years ago.  All of these countries lived as white Christian-majority societies until the present.


There’s no doubt in my mind who did this to us.  Who hates white Christians the most, and has hated them for 2000 years?  

Who has infiltrated and been kicked out of every white Christian country at some point for spreading usury?  Pedophilia?  The sacrificial murder of children for their feasts and for the adrenochrome?  
Who poisoned Europe’s wells in the Black Plague?  Who caused the “Spanish Flu” by vaccinating us a hundred years ago?  Who tried to vaccinate us all again with kill shots during the past two years?“Are Jewes Still Poisoning the Wells?” 
Who started a war to make white Christians fight each other in WWI?  WWII?  The Ukrainian-Russian War currently going on?  Why is it always white Christian soldiers killing each other?
THEY KNOW THE MIGRANTS WON’T ASSIMILATE AND NEITHER WILL THEYWhite Christians have been duped to kill themselves in every war because of the “blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9 KJV).  The Synagogue of Satan is the country now known as Israel, because 90% of its citizens are not Semitic and have no connection to the Jews of Jesus’ time.  Instead, they are Ashkenazi Jews, or Khazars from their ancient homeland in Ukraine that they are now taking over once again.
Why don’t we send Israel some of these immigrants?  Because Israel is the only country in the world that doesn’t allow assimilation.  They have their own country just for Jews (or Synagogue of Satan-Jews).  They even persecute the Sephardic Jews (the other 10% of Israel’s citizens) who are originally from Palestine.    
Israel knows that the immigrants going to Europe, the US, and Canada will not assimilate because they are not white Christians.  The people who settled the US in the 1700s, 1800s, and the early 1900s, for example, came from all over Europe–Italy, Germany, Ireland, England, France, Scandanavia–but they all assimilated for the most part because they had something in common: they were white Christians.

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Israel wants to destroy our Western societies now by sending in immigrants who are not white Christians to:1) Keep us constantly on edge against the intrusion of our culture;2) Destroy Christianity through repopulation of non-Christians;3) Keep the attention off of them, the Azhkenazim Jewish mafia, who are our real enemies;4) Destroy our economies by supporting all these immigrants on welfare with taxpayer money.Did the citizens of Western Europe, Canada, and the US ever get to vote on whether we’d like to allow these immigrants into our countries?  Did we agree to pay for them to live here with our tax money?  Did we agree to have 90% of Biden’s Cabinet be dual Israeli-American citizens making these decisions for us?  No, no, y NO!

I have heard it said that for a Christian, being honest equates to humility before God. For a Synagogue of Satan-Jew, being honest equates to a sin because they are of their father, the devil, who is the father of all lies (in paraphrasing John 8:44). This article sums up Jewish Israelis’ thought pretty well:
In the end, the entire Chapter of Matthew 23 has Jesus calling the Jews (scribes and Pharisees) hypocrites seven times for their deceit. I think we’ve all endured their lies in seventy times seven instances at least, and my forgiveness is hard pressed to endure it any longer. But what can we in white Christian countries do now to both obey Jesus and yet rid ourselves of the devil?
I think a good start would be for Israel to begin accepting immigrants. They can start with accepting Palestinians. No, wait, they already have them. And wait, Palestinians are not immigrants as they have been there for thousands of years! So maybe Israel can begin by accepting some Somalians, Syrians, Afghanis, and Senegalese. That might show sympathy with our plight. But Israel would never do that….would they? Not in a million years.

The NFL is Rigged

NFL owners include Mark Davis (Las Vegas Raiders) Daniel Snyder (Washington Redskins), Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons), Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots), Paul Allen (Seattle Seahawks), Zygi Wilf (Minnesota Vikings), Stan Kroenke (LA Rams), Malcolm Glazer (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Randy Lerner (Cleveland Browns), and Stephen Ross (Miami Dolphins). And there are a lot more Jewish owners in the NFL besides just these mentioned.

Out of 147 teams in the five major North American pro sports leagues, 46 are owned by people who identify as Jews or who have a Jewish parent. That’s more than 30% – including nearly half of all NBA owners.

The Fools On Capitol Hill

Washington is run by Israel’s proxies

Americans remain largely ignorant about the extent to which foreign influence pervades the United States government, and I am not referring to the fraudulent claims made by Hillary Clinton that Russian has interfered materially in US elections. The real threat comes from elsewhere. Few outside the government itself are likely to be aware of the extent to which the state of Israel and its domestic affiliate-lobby operating out of Washington and New York have corrupted the United States political system, to the point where nurturing and enabling the Jewish state in its ambitions to dominate much of the Middle East has become effectively US policy. As the exchanges surrounding the recent fighting in Gaza, rightly referred to as a war crime and ethnic cleansing, perhaps even the first steps in a planned genocide, demonstrate that even when the US has genuine interests at stake Israel believes itself empowered to say “no” to the president of the United States. The assault on Gaza and the ongoing killing of tens of thousands of Palestinians started again on Friday after a week long pause for hostage/prisoner exchanges. It will continue and Washington is complicit in the deaths as it has politically shielded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government no matter what it does while also arming and funding the Israeli actions.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon once said that “We the Jewish people control America.” Indeed, the Israeli dominance of the “fools on the hill” in DC has been carefully contrived, cultivated and sustained. One prime example is the regular rush to the Israeli door whenever Congress is in recess. It is not widely reported how large gaggles of congressmen usually drawn in separate groups from each major party travel to Israel on all expenses paid trips where they are wined and dined and subjected to round after round of presentations that drill into their otherwise empty heads all the virtues of Israel and what it represents. This is propaganda combined with indoctrination at its finest with many “facts” presented by the speakers conveniently fabricated to support Israel’s perpetual victimhood and to hide the fact that Israel is a strategic liability for the US rather than an actual ally or asset. Nor is it a democracy. It is a formula for dissimulation and lying that worked with the Jewish officials in the Pentagon under George W. Bush to provoke a war against Saddam Hussein that killed one million Iraqis and cost the US taxpayer nearly $2 trillion.

The trips to Israel are funded by the “educational” affiliate of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) called the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF). One might reasonably ask why an organization connected to AIPAC, which describes itself on its website as having the “mission” to “…strengthen, protect and promote the US-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel,” should be able to fund the annual mass migration of congress-critters to promote Israeli interests without having to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) as an agent of the Jewish state’s government? The answer is actually quite simple. Congress and the Justice Department have been so corrupted by pro-Israel money and other manifestations of Jewish power that they do not enforce the law when it comes to Israel. The venal creatures in Congress are a large part of why that is so.

And the trips are structured in a way that discourages any actual discussions of real issues affecting the two countries. The payoff is exceptional from Israel’s point of view, with the United States serving as, in Netanyahu’s own words, a near unlimited source of money and weapons from a country in thrall, an “America [that] is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction” possessing “an inherently dupable people.”

One particularly tone-deaf recent trip to Israel occurred in 2019. In the wake of two heavily reported mass killings in Dayton and El Paso that were attributed both by the media and the Democrats to “racism” a senior US Congressman led a delegation of 41 of his Democratic Party colleagues plus spouses on a week-long luxury all-expenses-paid trip to Israel, which is one of the few countries in the world that defines its full citizenship as a matter of race and religion and which was at that time as now widely criticized for its human rights record. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland led the annual excursion, having made the pilgrimage to Israel more than fifteen times. “I am pleased to join so many House Democrats in traveling to Israel to reaffirm our support for a critical US ally and to continue learning about the opportunities and the challenges facing Israel and the Middle East,” he said shortly before departing for Tel Aviv.

Other politicians at state levels have followed the federal government lead by making their way to Israel to kiss Benjamin Netanyahu’s ring. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, who is a presidential aspirant, has gone way overboard in expressing his love for the Jewish state. He transported his whole cabinet to Jerusalem to publicize his legislation to combat what he views as antisemitism and has followed through on that by banning Palestinian student groups at the state universities. He also opposes allowing Palestinian immigrants into the US because they are “antisemites.”

More recently, California governor Gavin Newsom has made the pilgrimage trip and his office has released his comments on just how wonderful Israel is. He wrote his heart out, meaning that the memo is totally phony and contrived nonsense which demonstrates no sympathy at all for the tens of thousands of Palestinian victims: “As I reflect back on the extraordinary people I just met today in Israel, I am reminded of the deep connections between my home state and this country. A country that has faced many dark times before, and certainly is in one now. But amid this present struggle against terrorists are stories of unimaginable heroism — and unspeakable tragedy. I grieved with families in mourning, I met with young soldiers fresh from bomb shelters and battlefields, and I sat with leaders who bear the responsibility of response to it all. Despite the horror, what I saw and heard from the people of Israel was a profound sense of resilience. A commitment to community and common purpose, especially in these most difficult of times. That’s the Israeli spirit. And it’s also the California spirit…”

Republican presidential wannabe Chris Christie has also recently shown up in the Jewish state to kiss the ring and we expect that Nikki Haley will soon arrive bowing and scraping, particularly as it is Jewish money honoring her passion for Israel that is floating her campaign. And there is lots of love even at the bureaucratic level in a number of states to make sure Israel is getting enough American money. In some states including Virginia Israel trade commissions have been funded which have benefited Israeli businesses and investors much more than local workers or companies. In Virginia the commission is staffed by American Jews and Israelis even though it is funded by the state.

The Israeli power over Congress is also reflected in billions of tax dollars that flow from the US Treasury to the Jewish state each year in spite of the fact that Israel is a wealthy country. Also one might consider the White House’s supine behavior vis-a-vis Netanyahu and its large percentage of senior level staff appointments that are given to Jews. Donald Trump gave away the house to Netanyahu by moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, approving the annexation of the Golan Heights, and giving the Israeli government a free hand to “deal with” the illegally occupied Palestinian areas on the West Bank and Gaza, which has produced thousands of Arab arrests without trial. Trump’s Ambassador to Israel was his lawyer David Friedman, who spent four years covering for Israel and represented its interests rather than those of the United States. Biden arguably has done even worse by becoming complicit in war crimes by enabling Netanyahu and his band of criminals to perform a developing genocide in Gaza.

One must look at how the power of the Lobby has influenced senior staffing decisions coming from the White House in Israel’s favor because that is where foreign policy is made. President Joe Biden personally considers himself to be a “Zionist.” The president’s Chief of Staff and the State Department’s top three officials have been Zionist Jews. Jews also head Treasury, Homeland Security, the Office of National Intelligence, the Justice Department, the National Security Council and the deputy director slot at CIA.

Regarding some other appointments that smell very bad, two recent stories stand out. The first, entitled “Tel Aviv’s Man in Washington”, comes from journalist James Carden. It concerns Amos Hochstein who, has been reportedlytapped as President Joe Biden senior adviser for consultations with top Israeli officials in order to mediate between Israel and Lebanon. Hochstein is an odd choice as he was born and raised in Jerusalem and is a Jewish Israeli-US dual national who served in the Israeli Defense Forces in the early 1990s and who still has a mother and father living in Israel. He moved to Washington after military service and began his unusually rapid ascent to the highest levels of the US government, beginning with a staff position for Jewish Congressman Sam Gejdenson and then as Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It is not clear how he obtained a security clearance given his background, but he obviously was given highly sensitive assignments. Carden cites the Lebanese news source L’Orientwhich reported that Hochstein, as a congressional staffer in the 1990s,” met with an Iraqi Foreign Ministry official to discuss a plan to resettle Palestinians in Iraq in return for sanctions relief.” This background suggests that Hochstein is a bit of a specialist in removing Palestinians from Israel.

After that job, Hochstein joined the Obama administration, eventually being placed in charge of the energy portfolio at the State Department, an astonishing leap in status for a man billed as “Biden’s favorite energy guy” who appears to have no college degree. And what about a biographical sketch that mentions Hochstein’s ownership interests in two Washington restaurants and a movie theater? And then there is his obtaining a well remunerated board seat on the Ukrainian state oil and gas giant Naftogaz, which positively exudes a Hunter Biden odor? And it was reported that early in the Biden administration, Hochstein was the president’s choice to lead efforts to block or destroy the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which presumably would have inter alia enhanced his own likely financial interests in Ukrainian energy companies.

Carden also poses the big question, which is “How could someone of Hochstein’s (opaque) background possibly be viewed as an honest broker in the Middle East?” He responds to that himself with “He isn’t” and then goes on to explain “The practice of appointing foreign nationals in sensitive positions of public trust are wildly inappropriate and lead, inevitably, to a subversion of US national interests. As Biden and his staff of bought and paid for political appointees drag us deeper and deeper into two wars 5,000 miles from our shores, the pernicious influence of foreign nationals at the highest levels of the US government is a danger the American people need to awaken to.”

To that expert analysis I would add that naming an Israeli as US-envoy for dealing with a highly manipulative Israel is completely delusional. Hochstein will lean strongly towards benefitting his country, which is Israel, and when it comes to energy there are large gas and oil fields just off the Gazan coast, which would fall into Israeli hands if the Gazans were completely eliminated. The fields are worth many billions of dollars. It will be interesting to watch the development of what Hochstein will contrive to hand them over to his Jewish countrymen while also benefitting his own interests.

The other story is similar in that it illustrates why you should not send Israelis or even American Jews who feel very strongly about Israel to deal with the Israeli government or even anywhere near the Middle East. I say this not to punish them for being Jewish but rather to avoid placing them in situations where there would be a presumption of serious potential conflict of interest. A former senior US official fitting that profile is facing a backlash after being caught on video included on the link repeatedly harassing a halal food vendor in New York and aggressively calling for the deaths of more Gazan children. Stuart Seldowitz previously served as deputy director of the United States Department of State’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs where he must have been quite a lot of fun to be around. How does a man like that get a senior diplomatic post dealing with the Middle East? Well, the only answer must be that he is given the job precisely because he is Jewish and will do the “right thing” for the state of Israel. And you wonder why US foreign policy might be politely described as “completely screwed up”? It did not happen by accident!

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is