Was Israel involved in the JFK assassination conspiracy?
“Israel need not apologize for the assassination or destruction of those who seek to destroy it. The first order of business for any country is the protection of its people.”
Washington Jewish Week
October 9, 1997
Michael Collins Piper’s well researched and thoroughly documented book Final Judgement: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy is simply a must-read for all serious students of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Amazingly, but perhaps unsurprisingly, the facts brought to light throughout the book, along with Piper’s well established and thoroughly documented thesis – that the state of Israel and a wider international network of criminals with close ties to the Jewish state played a leading role in the JFK assassination conspiracy – are routinely ignored, downplayed, distorted, or explained away by mainstream JFK researchers.
Piper does not simply say, “Israel killed Kennedy” or “The Jews murdered JFK.” Those who characterize his thesis in this manner, and those who simply ignore the facts established in Final Judgement, are being deliberately dishonest. What he does say, and which he documents quite well throughout the entirety of the book, is that Israel’s Mossad was indeed involved in the JFK assassination conspiracy, operating in collusion with criminal elements in the American government and organized crime syndicate. Interestingly, the criminal elements within the American government, including leading figures such as James J. Angleton who headed the Mossad desk at the CIA, and organized crime tied to the JFK assassination conspiracy are themselves shown to have intimate ties with the state of Israel, the organized Jewish community, and the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad. In fact, virtually all of the key players involved in the JFK assassination conspiracy had close ties to Israel, a fact the vast majority of JFK researchers ignore.
It’s been well established at this point that President Kennedy had a serious dispute with Israel during his presidency. President Kennedy was vehemently opposed to nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, and strongly opposed Israel’s desire to acquire nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders, including most importantly the Israeli Prime Minister at the time, David Ben-Gurion, and others within the organized Jewish community were furious with JFK’s position on Israel’s nuclear program. Israeli political and military strategists viewed the acquisition of nuclear weapons as essential to the well-being and survival of the Jewish state. President Kennedy’s refusal to support Israeli nuclear proliferation and acquisition of nuclear weapons made him an enemy of the Jewish state – an enemy that had to be eliminated.
Of course, President Kennedy made other enemies over the course of his brief presidency. Organized crime – which was dominated by the Jewish criminal syndicate centered around Meyer Lansky – was certainly at odds with the Kennedy administration, particularly after Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s crack down on leading mafia and organized crime figures and their operations. The CIA and military establishment had extreme contempt for JFK during his tenure in the White House. Leading figures from both organized crime and the CIA no doubt collaborated in the conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy. However, the fact that many of these leading figures were either directly associated with or had close ties to the state of Israel is rarely mentioned.
Most JFK assassination researchers point to Lyndon Johnson as the prime conspirator behind the murder of President Kennedy. Obviously, Johnson benefited from the elimination of President Kennedy, which placed him in control of the White House. However, Johnson’s ties to organized crime and his subservience to Israeli geopolitical interests is routinely ignored. Following LBJ’s ascension to the White House, traditional American Middle East policy totally reversed (along with JFK’s policy in Vietnam, a policy reversal that benefited Meyer Lansky’s international drug running operations, which is thoroughly explained in Final Judgement). Ever since Johnson’s presidency, the United States has provided unwavering political, military, and diplomatic support for the state of Israel, not to mention billions of dollars of foreign and military aid to the Jewish state. Perhaps most importantly in the context of the JFK assassination, Israel was allowed to acquire nuclear weapons following the elimination of President Kennedy, something JFK stood in the way of.
In the final chapter of Final Judgement, Piper identifies some of the top individuals involved in organizing and executing the assassination, which include:
- David Ben-Gurion, former Israeli Prime Minister who had a major dispute with JFK over Israel’s nuclear weapons program
- Yitzhak Shamir, assassinations chief for the Israeli Mossad
- Louis Bloomfield and Tibor Rosenbaum, two key individuals connected to Permindex, a Mossad-connected company involved in the assassination conspiracy, both of whom are Jewish
- James J. Angleton, the CIA Counterintelligence chief and head of the Mossad desk who had intimate ties to the Jewish state
- Meyer Lansky, Jewish gangster who was a leading figure in organized crime at the time and a strong supporter of the state of Israel
- George deLannurien, a French intelligence officer with ties to Israel’s Mossad
The fact of the matter is that Israel and her international network of partisans and agents not only had the ability to organize and execute the assassination of JFK, they also had the ability to cover it up and direct attention on to others (Oswald, “the mafia”, rogue elements of the CIA, anti-Castro Cubans, Castro himself, the KGB, etc.). On this 50th anniversary of the murder of JFK, it is time that all of the facts pertaining to the assassination of the last genuine American president are made clear to the American public, including the fact that the state of Israel and a wider network of criminals with intimate ties to the Jewish state were indeed deeply involved in the conspiracy to eliminate President John F. Kennedy.
NB: This article was originally published on November 21, 2013.