With Bolton gone, Israelis and Neocons are scared

Iran is not America’s enemy. Israel is. Israel has been a thorn in America’s backyard since 1948, and it is about time that US politicians say goodbye to what serious scholars and thinkers have viewed as a complete disaster.

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…by Jonas E. Alexis

John Bolton, without a doubt, was one of Israel’s finest puppets and political prostitutes in the White House. He was also well liked in Neocon think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute. It was Bolton himself who perversely declared that “Israel can serve as a model for American security.”[1]

Bolton, because he served his Israeli masters really well, won the “Defender of Israel” award last year.[2] In fact, he received all kinds of accolades by Israeli officials when it was announced that he was going to be one of Trump’s advisors in the White House.[3] Bolton had to wear different hats because he was also a political snitch. He once told Israeli officials that Condoleezza Rice “sold you out.” Israel’s former UN ambassador, Dan Gillerman, remembered:

“One night, Bolton warned the Israelis what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was planning. ‘In that case John Bolton got in touch with me at about 8 o’clock in the evening, which was 3 in the morning in Israel, calling to say ‘You have to call your prime minister and tell him that Condi Rice sold you out to the French…’ I woke the prime minister up at 3 a.m. Israel time, and that actually brought about a total change in the final resolution.”[4]

The Daily Beast reported:

“In her 2011 autobiography, Rice said she learned ‘several years later’ that ‘Bolton had been sharing information with the Israelis through their U.N. ambassador without permission to do so. That practice had backfired, as the Israeli ambassador was one step behind the discussions between the White House and the prime minister’s office.’ Responding to Rice’s comment in 2011, Bolton told The Daily Beast: ‘Of course I kept the Israelis informed about the state of play in the negotiations. That’s how you treat close allies.’”[5]

Now that Bolton has been kicked out of the White House, the Israelis again are sad and scared because they lost one of their guys. As Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency himself puts it, “a broader concern for Israel could be the reinforcement of Trump’s isolationist tendencies. Bolton was often seen as agitating for a more robust American military posture, a tendency Trump has resisted.”[6]

The Neocons and Israelis are also worried because it seems that no one will be able to push for the United States to invade Iran. Bloomberg itself tells us that “Israel Fears Abrupt Trump Reversal on Iran After Bolton Fired.” We are told that “Bolton’s exit delivered a blow to Israel’s policy of isolating and economically clobbering the Islamic Republic.”[7]

Danielle Pletka, a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute (Bolton works there), lamented: “There are people in the president’s inner circle who disagree with American global leadership. There are people inside the White House who think defense spending and foreign aid are money wasted and we should deal with things at home.”[8]

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Bolton is politically gone. Now is the time for Trump to step up a rigorous foreign policy. The Jewish Daily Forward agrees that “The firing of an administration official working in Israel’s stated interest couldn’t help but raise questions about the limits of what Trump will do for Netanyahu.”[9]

These people aren’t really raising serious questions. They are scared because they believe any peace deal with Iran could be a devastating blow on Israel and indeed Benjamin Netanyahu. When Michael Pompeo declared that Trump was willing to talk with Rouhani “with no preconditions,” Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security adviser, quickly responded by saying:

“It’s bad news for Israel. It’s certainly bad news for Bibi as far as Iran goes, for those who take a hard position on Iran.”[10]

In an article entitled, “The Netanyahu Show Is Finally Fizzling Out, Bloomberg declared:

“A rocket attack. John Bolton is fired. A surveillance law fails. Sheldon Adelson calls his wife ‘crazy.’ And next week could be even worse…. Are Netanyahu’s days over? Though he is now slightly trailing Gantz’s Blue and White coalition in the polls, what matters is who will be able to put together a coalition. That is utterly unclear.

“What the numbers do make clear, though, is that Bibi may not be invulnerable, and his recent behavior demonstrates that he knows it. A political quip making its way across Israel yesterday was telling. Almost all Israelis despise Hamas, but, some were saying with a wink, maybe Hamas’s small attack yesterday got one thing right – getting Bibi off the political stage.”[11]

Bloomberg again reported: “Netanyahu told reporters last week that he couldn’t stand in the way of a meeting between Trump and Rouhani.”[12]

This is strange, isn’t it? How can peace, not war, be a bad deal for Israel? How can Netanyahu have political diarrhea when two countries are attempting to strike a peace deal?

Well, it is because Benjamin Netanyahu and the entire Israeli Mafia aren’t interested in peace. They are interested in drinking the blood of other people in the Middle East. They are interested in perpetuating lies, fabrications, hoaxes, and just plain deceptions in order to get America and much of the West into another disaster. How else would Netanyahu write a perverse book way back in 1995 saying that I would have acquired nuclear weapons within the same year?

Iranian officials actually get the message. President Hassan Rouhani has recently said in response to Bolton’s departure:

The US should understand that warmongering and warmongers are useless, discharge the warmongers, and abandon its policy of warmongering and maximum pressure (on Iran). If they (the other parties to the JCPOA) honor their commitments, we will honor ours as well, and if they carry it out partially, we will do likewise.”

It is high time that US politicians foster friendly relationships with Iran and stop kowtowing to the Israeli regime. Iran is not America’s enemy. Israel is. Israel has been a thorn in America’s backyard since 1948, and it is about time that US politicians say goodbye to what serious scholars and thinkers have viewed as a complete disaster.[13]


  • [1] Daniel K. Eisenbud, “John Bolton: Israel can serve as a model for American security,” Jerusalem Post, November 7, 2013.
  • [2] “Zionist Organization of America gives John Bolton ‘Defender of Israel’ award,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, November 5, 2018.
  • [3] “Israeli ministers praise appointment of John Bolton,” Times of Israel, March 23, 2018.
  • [4] Noga Tarnopolsky, “John Bolton Told Israel: ‘Condi Rice Sold You Out,’ Ex-Official Says,” Daily Beast, March 27, 2018.
  • [5] Ibid.
  • [6] Ron Kampeas, “What does John Bolton’s departure mean for Israel?,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, September 10, 2019.
  • [7] Ivan Levingston, “Israel Fears Abrupt Trump Reversal on Iran After Bolton Fired,” Bloomberg, September 11, 2019.
  • [8] Kampeas, “What does John Bolton’s departure mean for Israel?,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, September 10, 2019.
  • [9] Aiden Pink, “What John Bolton’s Firing Means For Israel — And Bibi’s Reelection Chances,” Forward, September 10, 2019.
  • [10] Levingston, “Israel Fears Abrupt Trump Reversal on Iran After Bolton Fired,” Bloomberg, September 11, 2019.
  • [11] Daniel Gordis, “The Netanyahu Show Is Finally Fizzling Out,” Bloomberg, September 12, 2019.
  • [12] Levingston, “Israel Fears Abrupt Trump Reversal on Iran After Bolton Fired,” Bloomberg, September 11, 2019.
  • [13] See for example John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007); Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Michael MacDonald, Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014).


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Before US folks should celebrate Bolton’s leaving the nsa hotspot, they should first wait which israeli-firster, anti-muslim, hawkish, big defense company ex-contractor is going to take his place. I am afraid that Bolton is not exclusive, there are israeli firsters waiting in line for his job, and israeli firster is probably the only characteristic decisively considered during the applications.

  2. I think they should have launched a tactical nuclear strike on Mossad HQ when it became evident they were directly involved in 9/11 but that’s just me. Anyway one good way to increase Homeland Security would be to get rid of the DHS which is actually Hebrew security and roll-up the AIPAC spy network.