…by Jonas E. Alexis
We all know by now that the Israelis have covert agents both in America and Europe and trained them very skillfully to influence public opinions and to control the minds of the American people. A group known as “The Israel Project” has offices in the U.S. and Israel and its members are used by those “who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel.”
One of their covert agents is Neocon Frank Luntz, who helped produce a booklet on how to covertly manipulate the media. Back in 2014, British journalist Patrick Cockburn wrote a detailed article documenting how Luntz launched a covert operation in order to silence people who criticized Israel.
In his booklet, Luntz deliberately and deceptively used psychological manipulation to advance what is now known as the Greater Israel. Cockburn wrote then:
“Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked ‘not for distribution or publication’ and it is easy to see why…
“These are highly illuminating about the gap between what Israeli officials and politicians really believe, and what they say, the latter shaped in minute detail by polling to determine what Americans want to hear….
“The booklet is full of meaty advice about how they should shape their answers for different audiences. For example, the study says that ‘Americans agree that Israel ‘has a right to defensible borders.’”
“The study admits that the Israeli government does not really want a two-state solution, but says this should be masked because 78 per cent of Americans do. Hopes for the economic betterment of Palestinians should be emphasized.”
There you have it. Whatever the average American wants to hear, the Israelis are more than welcome to provide it. You want to believe that Israel wants to make peace with decent Palestinians? Well, sure! Netanyahu will make you feel at home.
You want to believe that Iran is the biggest terrorist state in the Middle East, despite numerous evidence to the contrary? You want to believe the palpable lie that Iran is on the brink of developing nuclear weapons within a few months or years?
Again, welcome to Netanyahu-ism. In his 1995 propaganda book Fighting Terrorism, Benjamin Netanyahu posited the claim that
“The best estimates at this time place Iran between three and five years away from possessing the prerequisites required for the independent production of nuclear weapons.
“After this time, the Iranian Islamic republic will have the ability to construct atomic weapons without the importation of materials or technology from abroad…The first phase of construction and electrical work will be completed within three to four years.”
This was 21 years ago! The sad story is that this man is still propounding the same claptrap, and his Zionist followers have not been abated. Fighting Terrorism was hailed as a breakthrough by the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Detroit News, etc.
Have those Zionist outlets apologized for praising the bold lies in the book? Have they apologized to thousands upon thousands of readers who plunked down the money to buy it? Have they chastised the mad man in Tel Aviv for perpetuating nonsense?
Iran still doesn’t have the bomb. On the contrary, the intelligence community has universally declared that Iran dropped its nuclear programs a long time ago.
But Israel was not prepared to deal with that fact because the regime wanted to perpetuate the hoax that Iran was working towards the development of nuclear bombs.
It was deceptive strategy that ended up distracting people from realizing that the only country in the region that has nuclear warheads and that threatened to annihilate countries in Europe is Israel. Keep in mind that it was Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld who declared that:
“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”
Netanyahu’s essentially diabolical manipulation would have been a relic of the past had it not been for the Christian Zionist movement in America, most particularly people like John Hagee and others. But there are signs that this movement is losing its ground among young people.
 See Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Ilan Pappe, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011); The Ethnic Cleanings of Palestine (Oxford: One World, 2007).
 Patrick Cockburn, “The Secret Report that Helps Israel Hide Facts,” The Independent, July 27, 2014.
 See for example Trita Parsi, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007); A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011); Gareth Porter, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2014).
 Benjamin Netanyahu, Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995), 121-122.
 See for example “‘US, Israel Agree Iran Abandoned Nuclear Bomb,’” Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2012.
 See Avner Cohen, Israel and the Bomb (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998); The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010); Seymour M. Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991).
 Quoted in “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.