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Israeli Economy for Beginners

How is it that Israel is impervious to the global financial disaster?

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(LONDON ) - We learn from the press and political analysts that, against all odds and in spite of the global financial turmoil,  Israel’s economy is booming. Some even suggest that Israel is one of  the strongest economies around.

‘How come?’ you may ask; besides maybe avocado, oranges, and some Dead Sea beauty products, none of us has actually ever seen an Israeli product on the shelves. They don’t make cars; nor do they make electric or electronic appliances, and they hardly manufacture any consumer goods. 

Israel claims to be advanced in high-tech technologies but somehow, the only Israeli advanced software ever to settle within our computers have been their Sabra Trojan Horses.  In the land they grabbed by force from the indigenous Palestinians, they are yet to find any lucrative minerals or oil. 

So what is it? How is it that Israel is impervious to the global financial disaster? How can Israel be so rich?

In spite of the economy's strength, Israel’s record on social justice is appalling. In the Jewish state 18 families control 60% of the equity value of all companies in the land.

Israel may be rich because, according to the Guardian, “out  of the seven oligarchs who controlled 50% of Russia’s economy during the 1990s, six were Jewish.” 

During the last two decades, many Russian  oligarchs  have acquired  Israeli citizenship. They also secured their dirty money by investing in the kosher financial haven; Wikileaks has revealed lately that “sources in the (Israeli) police estimate that Russian organised crime (Russian Mafia) has laundered as much as US $10 billion through Israeli holdings."[1]

Israel's economy is booming because mega swindlers such as Bernie Madoff  have been channeling their money via Zionists and Israeli institutions for decades.[2]

Israel is ‘doing well’ because it is the leading trader in blood  diamonds. Far from being surprising, Israel is also the fourth biggest weapon dealer on this planet. Clearly, blood diamonds and guns are proving to be a great match.

As if this is not enough, Israel is also prosperous because, every so often, it is caught engaged in organ trafficking and organ harvesting.

In short, Israel is doing better than other countries because it runs one of the dirtiest- non -ethical economies in the world. In spite of the Zionists' initial promise to bring about a civilised ethical Jew, Israel has, instead, managed to develop an outstanding level of institutional  dismissal of international law and  universal values. It operates as a safe haven for money made in some horrendous global criminal activities. And it employs one of the world’s strongest army to defend the wealth of just a few of the wealthiest Jews around.

Increasingly, Israel seems to be nothing more than a humongous money laundering haven for Jewish oligarchs, swindlers, weapons dealers, organ traffickers, organised crime and blood diamond traders.

Such a realization can  certainly explain why Israel is totally impervious to social equality within its borders.

Poor Israelis

Since Israel defines itself as the Jewish state, one may expect the Jewish people to be the first to benefit from their country’s booming economy. This seems to be not at all the case. In spite of the economy's strength, Israel’s record on social justice is appalling. In the Jewish state 18 families control 60% of the equity value of all companies in the land. The Jewish State is shockingly cruel to its poor. As far as the gap between rich and poor is concerned, Israel is listed right at the top of the scale.

The meaning of all of that is pretty devastating; though Israel operates as an ethno-centric  racially orientated, tribal setting, it is proving to be totally careless of the members of its own tribe -- In fact, in the Jewish state, a few million Jews are serving the darkest possible interests, the fruits of which, are to be enjoyed by just a very few rich  villains. 

Smoke Screen

But there is a deeper and far more devastating meaning implicit within it all.  If my reading of the Israeli economy is correct, and Israel is indeed a monstrous cash haven for the dirtiest money around,  then the Israeli Palestinian conflict is , at least, from the Israeli-elite's perspective ,  nothing but a smoke screen.

I hope that my readers and friends will forgive me for saying it --  I hope that I will  forgive myself for saying it -- But it seems to me that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israel's horrendous crimes against the Palestinian people, actually serves to divert attention away from Israel's complicity in some colossal and global crimes against vast populations around the world.  Instead of addressing the above relentless greed-driven attempt to grab wealth on the expense of the rest of humanity, we are all focusing on a single territorial conflict, that actually brings to light just one devastating criminal side of the Jewish national project.

It is more than likely that the vast majority of Israelis also fail to detect the deceitful role of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The Israelis are indoctrinated to look at every possible issue from a national security perspective. They have failed to realise that along the intensive militarization of their society, their Jewish state has become a money laundering haven and a refuge for villains from all over the world. 

But here is some bad news for Israel and its corrupted elite.  It is just a question of time before the Russians, Americans, Africans, Europeans, all of humanity, begin to grasp it all -- We are all Palestinians and we all share one enemy.

I would even take it further, and argue that it is possible that, not before too long -- some  deprived Jews and Israelis will also begin to realise how deceptive and  sinister  Israel and Zionism truly are. 

[1] For more information about global organized crime connections with Likud or other major Israeli political parties. Please follow this link http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/topic.php?tid=147

[2] Also, it is rumoured that, prior to its collapse, Lehman Brothers transferred 400 billion dollars to Israeli banks. I am not in a position to substantiate any of these theories -- but I would strongly suggest that it is of some urgency to find out how truthful these accusations are.


Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".

Gilad Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys and many others. Learn more about Gilad by visiting his Website

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Carlo November 16, 2011 3:03 pm (Pacific time)

Interesting article - except that the author hasn't done his homework. Israel is not the "fourth biggest weapon dealer on this planet". That doubtful distinction goes to France, after USA (No.1), Russia, and Germany. Israel is No.11. See: http://www.sipri.org/googlemaps/at_top_20_exp_map.html

friend August 11, 2011 6:52 am (Pacific time)

Crap article. It's all based on the authors picking a bunch of organized crime reports linked to Israel and somehow claiming those ARE the foundations of the Israeli economy.
Israel has more concentration of PHDs and scientists per capita then any other country and they invent things.

Hate on their rich and their crime lords, but hate on yours too.

Editor: With $4 million a day flying across the ocean from the broken U.S. to the war crime state Israel, no wonder you have tons of overeducated people running around, that is not a surprise.  Shit, you pay settlers to sit around and read the Torah all day with our tax money, it makes us sick.  What is a surprise is that Israel would be so bad, so immoral, do rotten.  It is a shame for the Palestinians, the non-Zionist Jews and everyone else in the world.  There is so much blood one can slip, it is nothing but a story of deceit and murder from the Stern Gang and Irgun at Dier Yassin to hundreds of  other similar Jewish slaughter sessions.  Bunch of bastards, I hope the murderers of Israel pay for their crimes for the rest of eternity, something tells me that will happen.  Oh by the way friend, crap comment and crap life to support the masters of apartheid and genocide.  

Ralph E. Stone February 9, 2011 12:23 pm (Pacific time)

Actually, Israel is the leading source of home security gadgetry and anti-terrorist technologies. Israel has over 600 security and homeland-security related companies. In 2006, Israel exported $3.4 billion in defense products -- well over a billion more than it received in U.S. military aid. That makes Israel the fourth-largest arms dealer in the world. In sum, Israel is now an advanced industrial economy which, according to the World Bank, places it among the top 50 richest nations in terms of per capita income.

Etruscan February 9, 2011 1:40 pm (Pacific time)

Good one. You won't see this kind of stuff on the milk-toast filtered news media.

Jeff K February 8, 2011 2:33 pm (Pacific time)

Great article. When the Israeli elite's down-trodden non-elite masses begin to understand the atrocious government and old-boy fat-cat system in place, they will maybe rise up like the Egyptians and oust the vermin from power. The sad, low, pathetic underbelly of this beast, is the US taxpayers' funding of these crimes committed upon all of humanity -- not just the Palestinians. In that regard, we are all honorary Palestinians... are we to stand by and let them be put to death, as Israel's elitist Kleptocracy plans?

Editor: You tell 'em brother, good to see you here!

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