New Zealand: Israel has ‘form’ for stealing passports from allies

“The style of the operation, two couples, is standard Mossad operation style. The reason they have a man and a woman … it’s easy to pass unnoticed, unchallenged, and the woman acts as back-up you see.”

“As we speak now there are urgent inquiries going on around Europe whether the passports were French, Irish or even UK. Now those were the nationalities, passports that were used in the Dubai scandal which erupted last year and caused all hell to break out for Mossad.”

“Why did Mr Netanyahu have to make four phone calls to your Prime Minister, to enquire about what? I’m told by intelligence sources I know and trust that he rang to make quite sure that the story of the Mossad operation would remain what it was, quiet.”

  • All three quotes attributed to Gordon Thomas, author of “Gideon’s Spires: The Secret History of the Mossad.”

Why does no-one mention the fact that John Keys has an Internationalist background, including three years with the Foreign Exchange Committee of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, prior to his entry into politics? Or that his mother was Jewish from Austria, and that John Keys can thus reasonably be expected to sympathize with Israel?

Is this omission simply the result of a desire by the media to not be viewed as anti-Semitic, or does it go further than that? In my opinion, there is no excuse for the failure to point out that the New Zealand Prime Minister is subject to dual loyalties, and may not always act in New Zealand’s best interests.

The fallout from this matter is not confined to New Zealand, as a variety of countries now wish to know what passports were being used by the ‘backpackers’, were they genuine, and if not, then how and by whom were they obtained. A few years ago in Canada we had a massive scandal after it was found that Israel was stealing blank Canadian passports for Mossad and related use. The Washington Post had this to say in 1997, (see link below):

“In the 1970s, however, it turned out that it was also the preferred travel document for covert agents, said Capt. Nicholas Stethem, an analyst with the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Publication in 1990 of the book “By Way of Deception” by Victor Ostrovsky, a former intelligence operative, confirmed this, Stethem said, with its descriptions of piles of blank Canadian passports that Israeli espionage officials had obtained for use by spies. (Emphasis added -JG).

“Canada’s response was to redesign its passport, adding a holographic image and other features to try to prevent its misuse.”

Israel has a lengthy history of lying, cheating, and deceiving its friends and allies, and of using its espionage services to steal economic and military secrets and to obtain unfair advantage for Israeli businesses trading overseas. These endeavours are greatly facilitated by the massive availability of Jewish “Sayanim” who provide cover and assistance, knowingly or unknowingly, to Mossad operatives in the field.

It seems highly likely that John Keys will fall into that general category, and that he may be willing to take direction from the Israeli Prime Minister.

While the Wikipedia entry for “Sayanim” has inexplicably been deleted, (see below), here are some extracts from Viktor Ostrovsky’s book “By Way of Deception”:

“Sayanim – assistants – must be 100% Jewish. They live abroad, and although they are not Israeli citizens, many are reached through their relatives in Israel… There are thousands of sayanim around the world. In London alone, there are about 2,000 who are active, and another 5,000 on the list.

“A car sayan, for example, running a rental agency, could help the Mossad rent a car without having to complete the usual documentation. An apartment sayan would find accommodation without raising suspicions, a bank sayan could get you money if you needed it in the middle of the night, a doctor sayan would treat a bullet wound without reporting it to the police, and so on.

“The idea is to have a pool of people who can provide services but will keep quiet about them out of loyalty to the cause. They are paid only costs.

“One thing you know for sure is that even if a Jewish person knows it is the Mossad, he might not agree to work with you – but he won’t turn you in. You have at your disposal a non-risk recruitment system that actually gives you a pool of millions of Jewish people to tap from outside your own borders.” (Emphasis added -JG.)

Something to think about.

Jeff Goodall.

Israelis ‘likely an official covert team’

The Dominion Post

Lane Nichols: July 21st, 2011

A British expert on the Mossad spy agency says the suspicious activity of four Israeli students during the Christchurch earthquake bears the hallmarks of an Israeli intelligence operation.

Gordon Thomas is the author of Gideon’s Spires: The Secret History of the Mossad. Speaking today on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report, he said four Israeli students who sparked an investigation by New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service were likely to have been an official covert team.

Mossad had a reputation for using students as agents, he said. It was also seeking to expand its operations extensively out of Europe and the Middle East into the Pacific because it feared a growing al Qaeda influence in the region in countries like Thailand and Indonesia.

“The style of the operation, two couples, is standard Mossad operation style. The reason they have a man and a woman … it’s easy to pass unnoticed, unchallenged, and the woman acts as back-up you see.

“The fact that three fled your country within 12 hours of the operation with a dead man, being their leader being found dead, is an indication.”

It emerged yesterday that several high-level investigations had been launched in New Zealand into the activities of several Israeli groups after three Israelis fled the country hours after the death of their travelling companion, Ofer Mizrahi.

A Southland Times report said the SIS had ordered an investigation into the police national computer system amid fears an Israeli forensic team that helped identify the bodies of earthquake victims may have hacked into sensitive intelligence information.

Prime Minister John Key has denied reports Mizrahi was found with five passports on his body, saying investigations found the group were nothing other than backpackers.

However, Thomas said he had information indicating the group was carrying eight passports.

Mossad agents routinely travelled on false passports when on missions.

Contact was now being established between New Zealand intelligence, MI6 in London and other European intelligence in a bid to track down the passports, Thomas said. He labelled the incident of “serious national interest”.

“As we speak now there are urgent inquiries going on around Europe whether the passports were French, Irish or even UK. Now those were the nationalities, passports that were used in the Dubai scandal which erupted last year and caused all hell to break out for Mossad.”

Key also confirmed yesterday he had received four phone calls from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the day of the earthquake. Thomas was suspicious about the revelations.

“Why did Mr Netanyahu have to make four phone calls to your Prime Minister, to enquire about what? I’m told by intelligence sources I know and trust that he rang to make quite sure that the story of the Mossad operation would remain what it was, quiet.”

The Dominion Post

See original here.

See Washington Post article “Canada Pulls Ambassador From Israel” (October 1997) here.

For some unfathomable reason, the Wikipedia entry for “Sayanim” has been deleted, see here.

See John Key’s Wikipedia entry here.

Find Viktor Ostrovsky’s books “By Way of Deception” and “The Other Side of Deception” at Amazon here.

See my ‘New Zealand / Mossad / Zaka / Sayanim’ category here.

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