WHAT ARABS KNOW
AND AMERICANS DON’T
That Israel places its citizens in high-level U.S. government positions.
Amos Hochstein. Is one. Sigal Pearl Mandelker, once Undersecretary of the Treasury, was another. (Cf. https://hausfrauleaks.com/zionist-puppets/) According to the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C.-based pro-government organization that supports the infamous White Helmets:
Amos J. Hochstein was recently appointed as Presidential Coordinator at the U.S. State Department. He began his tenure with the Department in 2011, when he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. From 2014 to 2017 he served as Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs and led the Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, and most recently he was the Special Advisor on Global Energy Security.
He has served in a variety of roles in the private sector and Capitol Hill. He was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and also worked as an advisor to Senators Chris Dodd (CT) and Mark Warner (VA).
True to the Atlantic Council’s disinformation program on sensitive topics, it omitted several salient facts. Hochstein was born in the Apartheid Entity, which some people term Israel. His parents were American Jews who abandoned the United States and emigrated to Occupied Palestine. He grew up in Israel, serving in its armed forces between 1992 and 1995. Like Mandelker, he somehow moved to the United States. In his case, he did so after leaving the Israeli army, taking up an internship on Capitol Hill. By some means, Hochstein developed ties to Joe “I am a Zionist” Biden, whose election to President is still under a cloud.
Let’s Grind Down the Arabs. Amos Hochstein, like Mandelker, has likely not renounced his Israeli citizenship. His task now is to “assist” with negotiations between Lebanon and Israel in a 10-year dispute over oil and gas drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is a signatory to “The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ( UNCLOS ), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty, is an international agreement that establishes a legal framework for all marine and maritime activities.” Israel is not. Just as it is not a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Israel also refuses to state where its borders lie. (Some believe that the blue lines on its flag signify the western border as being the Nile River and the eastern as being the Dijla (Tigris) River.
The drilling rights issue is not small potatoes. The value of the oil and gas is the controversial area is pegged at $600 billion. Who gets this the rights to acquire this assessment? Lebanon? Israel?
According to the World Bank:
Lebanon is almost three years into an economic and financial crisis that is among the worst the world has seen…The economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and associated sanctions are adding to Lebanon’s plights, in particular given its critical net imports of wheat (quasi-exclusively from Russia and Ukraine) and oil.
Real GDP is estimated to have declined by 10.5% in 2021, on the back of a 21.4% contraction in 2020…The exchange rate continued to deteriorate sharply in 2021, keeping inflation rates in triple digits. The share of the Lebanese population under the national poverty line is estimated to have risen by 9.1 percentage points (pp) by end-2021. Lebanon has witnessed a dramatic collapse in basic services, driven by depleting FX [Foreign Exchange] reserves.
Comparisons Are in Order. Imagine putting those sums as profits from sale of oil and gas into Lebanon’s economy. Wouldn’t they save the country from complete collapse and restore its citizens to financial health?
On the other hand, Israel has the highest standard of living of any country in the Middle East. It is equal to that of Western Europe, likely on a level with the French Republic. The World Bank considers the Zionist Entity to be a high-income country.
Why does Israel want the disputed area? To pour 60% of the $600 billion into its own economy, while selling 40% of the oil and gas to energy-deficient Europe, which has blocked Russian fuel supplies. (This is called cutting off your nose to spite your face.)
Howsomever, quite unsurprisingly, Israel is moving forward on its own. On June 6, 2022 (almost 55 years to the day after the Apartheid Entity attacked the U.S.S. Liberty, destroying the ship and murdering or maliciously wounding 70% of its crew), it towed a gas production platform into the contended area, called Karish. What’s presumed Israeli citizen and U.S. government negotiator Hochstein going to do about that? So far, his lips are sealed.
Words of Wisdom from the Council on the National Interest. In 2019, Philip Giraldi, former CIA official, wrote:
Given Israel’s clearly demonstrated ability to manipulate and manage American government at all levels, there is inevitably considerable speculation about the presence of actual Israeli citizens in the federal and state bureaucracies. Very often, lists that appear on the internet focus on Jewish legislators, but in reality, few of them are likely to have Israeli citizenship even if they regularly exhibit what amounts to “dual loyalty” sympathy for the Jewish state. Nevertheless, Jews who are Zionists are vastly overrepresented in all government agencies that have anything at all to do with the Middle East.
There are, of course, some Jews who flaunt their identification with Israel, to include current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who describes himself as “protector” of Israel and former Senator Frank Lautenberg, frequently referred to as “Israel’s Senator.” One might also include Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff and mayor of Chicago, who reportedly served as a volunteer in the Israeli Army, and Doug Feith, who caused so much mischief from his perch at the Pentagon in the lead-up to the Iraq War. Feith had a law office in Jerusalem, suggesting that he might have obtained Israeli citizenship…
Part of the problem is that Israeli citizenship is obtained virtually automatically upon application by any Jew and once obtained it is permanent, only revocable by petitioning the Israeli government. Nor is there anything equating to a list of citizens, so it is possible to be an Israeli citizen while also holding American citizenship and no one would be the wiser. As the United States permits American citizens to have multiple passports and therefore nationalities there is, in fact, nothing in U.S. law that prohibits being both Israeli and American.
Having dual nationality only a real issue when the policies of one citizenship conflict with the other, and that is precisely where the problem comes in with Israeli dual nationals in the United States, particularly if they wind up in the government…
And That’s the Problem. Hochstein, Mandelker and others work for Israel, not the United States of America (which, because of their influence, refuses to act on the Liberty attack, the murder of Rachel Corrie by bulldozer, and the targeted assassination of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh).
Remember, it was American and convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard who said “A Jew’s loyalty is to Israel, not the country of which he is a citizen.”
(N.B. This article developed out of a recent panel discussion on Al-Mayadeen TV, in which I was kindly invited to take part.)
J. Michael Springmann is an attorney, author, political commentator, and former diplomat, with postings in Germany, India, and Saudi Arabia. He previously authored, Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World: An Insider’s View, recounting how the U.S. created and used Islamic Terrorism. Additionally, he penned Goodbye, Europe? Hello, Chaos? Merkel’s Migrant Bomb, an analysis of the alien wave sweeping the Continent. He currently practices law in the Washington D.C. Area. He is a frequent commentator on Arab and Russian news programs.