Haaretz: Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel

Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel
Last update - 17:34 16/04/2008
By Haaretz Service and Reuters

The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor." ...


What Netanyahu said 9-12-2001:

A DAY OF TERROR: THE ISRAELIS; Spilled Blood Is Seen as Bond That Draws 2 Nations Closer
Published: September 12, 2001

Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, ''It's very good.'' Then he edited himself: ''Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.'' He predicted that the attack would ''strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we've experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.''


"Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu..."

Israel's Post-911 Economic Boom - Naomi Klein

"Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an industry. By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector will reach $1.2bn, an increase of 20%. The key products and services are hi-tech fences, unmanned drones, biometric IDs, video and audio surveillance gear, air passenger profiling and prisoner interrogation systems - precisely the tools and technologies Israel has used to lock in the occupied territories.

And that is why the chaos in Gaza and the rest of the region doesn't threaten the bottom line in Tel Aviv, and may actually boost it. Israel has learned to turn endless war into a brand asset, pitching its uprooting, occupation and containment of the Palestinian people as a half-century head start in the "global war on terror"."...

1979 - The Birth Year of "International Terrorism"

"The concept of a ‘‘war on terror’’ pre-dates 9-11 by 22 years. Its seeds were first planted in 1979 at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism (JCIT) organized by Benjamin Netanyahu (future Israeli Prime Minister). JCIT kicked off a campaign for a ‘‘war on terror’’ against ‘‘international terrorism’’. It featured: pre-emptive attacks on states that are alleged to support ‘‘terrorists;’’ an elaborate intelligence system apparatus; slashed civil liberties, particularly for Palestinians targeted as potential terrorists, including detention without charge, and torture; and propaganda to dehumanize ‘‘terrorists’’ in the eyes of the public. George H.W. Bush Sr. and (...) George Schultz, Reagan’s Secretary of State enthusiastically endorsed this concept. Bush Sr. gave a speech at JCIT advocating precisely the type of ‘‘war on terror’’ that his son implemented in 2001. But he acknowledged that such a policy would be highly unpopular:

... I must urge drastic surgery as the only reasonable course – and by that I mean determined action, firmness under the duress of blackmail, and swift and effective retribution. ... The problem for the open society is how to have, build up and preserve this essential tool of defence – which in the long run is indispensable for the protection of ordinary people – and not so outrage the liberal conscience that the legitimate exercise of state power is frustrated." ...

"Israel has learned to turn endless war into a brand asset..."

The U.S. defense industry has to be fingered as well. It's eye-opening news, nonetheless It is time to go beyond the anti-semitic smokescreen and take a hard look at everything.

Netanyahu's comments are so twisted likening Iran to Nazi Germany. I don't see Iran building bases the world over in a global domination project?

The present geostrategic situation is closer to the Axis powers attempting to reach Iran through North Africa. They failed. British Petroleum has never gotten over the loss of those oil fields, as I see it!

...don't believe them!

America has ALWAYS...

Been in Israel's "favor". You know Ben, one might think Israel may have had something to do with 9/11. Oh, guess what? There's reason to think so.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?


Israel's "Clean Break" + PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" = 9/11


"If I had just paid $20 million for the NIST report, I'd be asking for a refund!... The trouble with the NIST Report is that it isn’t even science because it's not capable of being verified or negated!"
-Dr. Frank Greening

The Phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda

The Phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine


Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

The FBI lists Gadahn's aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11


As the world watched in disbelief and asked the question...
...Mossad operatives were seen dancing with joy.
A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it


"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya

Removed Kevin's comment...

Unfortunately, the comments associated with the original comment are gone too. The comment that "no Israelis" died at the WTC is just plain wrong. (I saved a text file if anyone needs their comments sent to them).

User "loose nuke" was able to find a source that details the names of the 5 Israelis who died on 9/11 (3 of them in the WTC Towers):


Sep. 11, 2002
Five Israeli victims remembered in capital

President Moshe Katsav, US Ambassador Dan Kurtzer, Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, the families of five Israelis killed on September 11, and others gathered outside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem yesterday to remember the nearly 3,000 who died in the attacks a year ago.

The family of Alona Avraham, 30, who was on the ill-fated United Airlines flight 175 traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, came from Ashdod with large photographs of her pinned to their clothing with the inscription "Alona, we remember you." The photograph is especially important to them, because her remains were never recovered.

Also in attendance were the families of Daniel Lewin, 31, who was on board American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, which crashed into the north tower, Shai Levinhar, 29, who worked for a subsidiary of the Cantor Fitzgerald brokerage in the north tower, and Hagai Shefi, 34, who was on the 106th floor of the north tower when American Airlines Flight 11 hit. The fifth Israeli killed, London-born Leon Lebor, 51, was working at his job as a janitor in the twin towers when they were attacked.

Katsav and Olmert praised US President George W. Bush for his strong stand against terrorism.
"The close relationship between the United States and Israel is based on common values, understanding, and deep friendship," said Katsav. "In these difficult days of the State of Israel, I want to express our solidarity with the American people. We stand behind you."

Olmert said no one sympathizes as strongly for what Americans have suffered as Israelis.
This is not only because Israel has endured so many terrorist attacks, but because Israel and the US share the same values and a determination to defeat terrorism, he said.

Kurtzer expressed gratitude of for the love and support that Israel have shown for the US.
He said that one of the best ways to defeat terrorism is to continue to live a normal life, "to prove to terrorists that we will not be cowed into submission." "A united, civilized world proves that terrorism cannot win," he said.


Thanks for keeping the site based in the facts -- it important because if unsubstantiated claims are left out there they just spread and use up more and more of our time to refute them.