Will the recently released video showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stating that he conspired, against US President Bill Clinton, to undermine the Oslo Accords have the sort of political blowback it truly ought to have ? Shot nine years ago, the video shows Netanyahu boasting that he destroyed the peace process and stating, "America is something that can be easily moved. Moved to the right direction... They won't get in our way ... Eighty per cent of the Americans support us. It's absurd."
While the newly released Netanyahu video footage leaves little doubt of Prime Mininster Netanyahu's complicity in blocking peace efforts, there's additional compelling evidence bolstering the case, as Talk To Action contributor Rachel Tabachnick outlined in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and John Hagee Share Stage as Biden Arrives in Israel, and Netanyahu and Hagee, Serial Obstructionists, Benjamin Netanyahu and Christian Zionist leader John Hagee have twice appeared together, while US presidents were mounting high-profile efforts to jump start the peace process, at highly public events during which the two men demonstrated blatant contempt for and hostility towards peace efforts.
In 1998, en route to a meeting with Bill Clinton concerning the peace process Netanyahu stopped off first at a Christian Zionist rally at which John Hagee led a crowd in chanting "not one inch" (no land for peace). In 2010 the night Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel in an Obama Administration bid to rekindle the peace process Hagee and Netanyahu appeared together at Jerusalem rally which showcased donations from Hagee's ministry to Jewish settlements on the West Bank that are helping to undermine any possibility of peace.
In a July 15, 2010 Ha'aretz column, Gideon Levy blasted Bibi Netanyahu as a "con artist" and, given the evidence, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that Netanyahu has been deeply duplicitous in his dealings with American presidents. But Netanyahu's alliance with John Hagee adds an additional dimension that should deeply trouble Jewish audiences.
While longtime White House Press Club member Helen Thomas was recently forced to resign for a statement perceived as anti-Semitic, the current leader of the state of Israel has enjoyed a long alliance with a Christian leader who promotes anti-Semitism on a scale that neo-Nazis could only dream. During the 2008 US presidential election John Hagee became a political liability for John McCain when Hagee's claim that "God sent a hunter... Hitler was a hunter" came to light. But Hagee has said far worse (see: Hagee vs. Hagee: In His Own Words.)
There are no questions as to the facts - the Anti Defamation League calls the claim that Rothschild bankers control American and and international finance A Classic Anti-Semitic Myth, and in 2003 Hagee broadcast that very claim over Christian networks which reach tens of millions (at least) around the globe. Hagee's Ministry then mass marketed Hagee's anti-Semitic propaganda in videocassette form, as part of a three-sermon set.
In a short video documentary that I produced and released in June 2008, I demonstrated that Hagee's conspiracy theory was virtually indistinguishable from claims made in the most effective anti-Jewish propaganda film of all time, produced under the close supervision of Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels, allegedly with the support and backing of the Fuehrer himself.
As a recent study by Swiss scientists has revealed, 10 financial entities have controlling interest in about 80% of stocks in 48 countries worldwide, but none of the Jewish banking firms traditionally cited in anti-Semitic literature, such as Rothschild financial entities, are on on the list. Seven are American firms and the rest are based in the UK, France, and Switzerland ( PDF of Science News article.)