The 'Jewish Conspiracy' in the UK
David Abrahams, who has recently given money to the UK's Labour Party, has talked of a Jewish Conspiracy.
David Abrahams is quoted as saying: "They are saying there was a Jewish conspiracy, with Lord Levy, Jon Mendelsohn and me..." - David Abrahams: I feared Jewish conspiracy accusations
According to a comment on The Times website: "There may well be an Israeli conspiracy. Many of the characters in this scenario have strong Israeli connections and most were or are members of the 'Labour Friends of Israel' lobby - and that includes Lord Levy." - David Abrahams: I feared Jewish conspiracy accusations
Abrahams has denied giving an interview to the Jewish Chronicle on the subject of a Jewish Conspiracy, but "the Jewish Chronicle said it spoke to Mr Abrahams by phone and stood by the contents of the interview." - Abrahams denies giving interview
There is a belief that friends of Israel have exercised enormous influence on UK politics since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration. This stated the position, agreed at a British Cabinet meeting, that the British government supported Zionist plans for a Jewish 'national home' in Palestine.
Prime Minster, David Lloyd George, was sympathetic to the Zionist cause. Before the war, Lloyd George had served as legal counsel to the Zionists. Lloyd George was beholden to Rufus Isaacs, by whom he was implicated in insider trading in Marconi shares. - aangirfan: Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, the Marconi ...
In 1917 Churchill supported the Balfour Declaration. Reportedly, Churchill's mother was Jewish.
According to an article in The Independent ( Churchill and the Jews, by Martin Gilbert - Independent Online ... ): "Churchill benefited from the generosity of rich Jews such as Sir Ernest Cassel... His sponging induced grotesque fantasies that he was in the pay of 'International Jewry'."
Cassel was alleged to have been involved in a financial scam along with Churchill during the First World war.- aangirfan: Churchill and the Jews
And what of UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his many Jewish friends?
Harold Wilson was President of the Board of Trade from 1947-51. The few people who could get permission from the Board of Trade to import heavily rationed raw materials or finished goods were in a good position to become vastly rich.
Among the lucky few who got licenses were Montague Meyer, Joe Kagan and Rudy Sternberg. Kagan and Sternberg later became peers. Meyer gave Wilson a consultancy which took him on frequent trips to Moscow and Eastern Europe.
After the 'mysterious' death of Hugh Gaitskell, Wilson became Labour leader and eventually Prime Minister.
Harold Wilson's 'private office' was funded in secret by a wealthy group which included Lord Goodman, Sir Samuel Fisher, and Rudy Sternberg.
In the 1970's, Private Eye began to receive information of a possible link between Wilson and the Israeli secret service and the KGB.
In connection with alleged plots, the names of various people were handed to Private Eye.Labour MP Ian Mikardo had at one time partnered Leslie Paisner in a business that traded with East Germany. Mikardo's pair in the House of Commons was Barnaby Drayson who worked for Rudy Sternberg, as did Wilfred Owen MP who had resigned after being revealed as a spy for Czechoslovakia.
Montague Meyer, it turned out, was the man who had bought up much of the timber felled in Tanganyika during Labour's ill-fated groundnut scheme.
Then there was Labour MP Edward Short 'who had been in the habit of receiving bundles of banknotes from T Dan Smith', the city boss of Newcastle and one time partner of Eric Levine.
Kagan was a frequent visitor to Downing Street. He was also on friendly terms with the station chief of the Russian KGB. After being questioneded by the police about tax and currency offences he eventually 'fled' to Israel, where perhaps his real allegiance lay.
Sir Rudy Sternberg was also under investigation by the security services.
What may have stopped Private Eye from finally getting at the truth was the intervention of the Jewish businessman James Goldsmith, a friend of PM Wilson's personal secretary, Marcia Williams. Marcia was also a friend of Kagan. Private Eye had mistakenly claimed that Goldsmith had been present at a lunch given by John Aspinall, on the day after the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Goldsmith began criminal libel proceedings against Private Eye.
Patrick Marnham, in his brilliant book "Trail of Havoc: In the Steps of Lord Lucan", writes that Goldsmith was "effectively silencing the only newspaper which migh t have made headway with the ....allegations."
Goldsmith later became a lord. Sir Joseph Kagan was later imprisoned.
But the possible links between Labour and Israel's secret service may not have ended with Wilson. Private Eye began to take an interest in Robert Maxwell, the chief fund raiser for Labour. Maxwell received a peerage, mysteriously disappeared, and 'his body' was buried with great honour in Israel. It was assumed by many that he was a top Israeli spy.
And what of Margaret Thatcher?
Jonathan Freedland, 31 10 2003, wrote in The Guardian: "(Margaret Thatcher had) a Cabinet which included no fewer than five Jews: Lord (David) Young, Malcolm Rifkind, Leon Brittan, Nigel Lawson and Keith Joseph. "
Margaret Thatcher appointed Victor Rothschild as her unofficial security adviser. In 1994, Roland Perry's book The Fifth Man claimed that Victor Rothschild may have helped Israel to gain important nuclear secrets. http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/perry.html
Files released to the National Archives in Kew, west London, under the 30 year rule reveal that diplomats feared Margaret Thatcher would be seen by Arab countries as a "prisoner of the Zionists". - aangirfan: Margaret Thatcher's Jewish links
And what of Tony Blair. Private Eye has pointed out that Blair's chief fund raiser is Lord Levy, a man with strong links to Israel. Blair's chief foreign policy adviser was Sir David Manning........
aangirfan: Britain and 9 11 : Sir David Manning was in Washington ...