Israeli politics are hard to fathom. Why would a nation that fought so hard during much of its short life in possession of its modern homeland, believing it to be its birthright, seemingly become so willing to give up that strategic land, bought at such a high price with its own blood? The answer is found in the high level of political intrigue and corruption which tarnishes Israel’s national image and reaches deep into British and U.S. administrations, both past and present.
Perhaps the most sinister of these murky machinations is that revealed by co-founder of the intelligence newsletter Inside Israel and author of the book The Fall of Israel, Barry Chamish. In his book Traitors and Carpetbaggers in the Promised Land, Chamish highlights the connection between a former U.S. secretary of state, a former Israeli prime minister, and the newly elected prime minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon.
Chamish claims that, according to his research, for the past few years Ariel Sharon has been working to get former Labor Prime Minister Shimon Peres back in a unity government with the conservative Likud Party. Why?
“In the case of Sharon, the answer is Henry Kissinger. In early October , President Hosni Mubarak invited Sharon to a three-way meeting with Peres in Cairo. On October 17 Sharon met with Kissinger at what was supposed to be a secret meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan…. Following his meeting with Kissinger, Sharon cancelled his Cairo meeting with Peres, preferring to initiate a series of semi-secret meetings with him at his home in Ramat Aviv” (p. 183).
Queried by Mr. Chamish about why the meeting with Kissinger took place, Sharon’s spokesman stated, “Mr. Sharon has met Dr. Kissinger every time he’s flown to America over the past 25 years…. Dr. Kissinger and Mr. Sharon have shared a deep friendship that began after the Yom Kippur War” (ibid., p. 184).
Pressing Sharon’s spokesman for a meeting to discuss Dr. Kissinger’s stewardship of the Council on Foreign Relations, the response was, “Mr. Sharon has instructed me not to publicize his diplomatic activities until the time is right.” Chamish concluded, “Until that day, Sharon and Peres are busy plotting the latter’s return to power…undoubtedly with Kissinger’s powerful blessing” (ibid.).
In the light of these revelatory claims by Chamish, it is intriguing to note the postulation that “Kissinger set the precedent for diplomatic pressure on Israel to secede lands won in war and is assumed to have had a decisive influence on Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s original accession to power…. It was Kissinger who presented Rabin and Foreign Minister Peres with the unesco Peace Prize in Paris” (ibid., p. 88).
There are two competing camps in the Middle East peace process—the Anglo-American camp and the EU-Vatican camp. Each is at odds with the other. The prize is Middle Eastern oil. As the Anglo-American plan falters under a history of weak, inept leadership, the European sponsors of Shimon Peres take heart and the Vatican-inspired EU diplomacy kicks into high gear.
Hosea’s prophecy contains references to foreign alliances involving the deviousness of Anglo-American politics, in association with Germany, Egypt and the modern nation of Israel in Palestine. The central theme is oil, and the end result for the Jewish and Anglo-American nations’ shadowy foreign affairs is prophesied as quite foreboding. “Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt. The Lord hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him” (Hos. 12:1-2).