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THERE is an on-going Internet debate and controversy about the number of Jewish casualties in the World Trade Center tragedy. How many Israelis did survive the bombing? We have kept out of this, but the discussion below deserves posting as it summarises different and often untenable positions.


Sunday, November 25, 2001

 

Evidence of Mossad Treachery in the WTC

Ed Toner:

Let's look at the hard evidence indicating the Mossad had foreknowledge of the September 11 attack. The day after the attack on the World Trade Center, the Jerusalem Post, the most respected and famous Israeli newspaper in the world, reported that 4,000 Israelis were missing in the attack on the WTC.

The Jerusalem Post (08:15 - Wed) Thousands of Israelis missing near WTC, Pentagon Wednesday September 12, 2001 The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has so far received the names of 4,000 Israelis believed to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the time of the attack.

The list is made up of people who have not yet made contact with friends or family, Army Radio reported.

Telephone connections between Israel and the New York City and Washington, D.C. areas has been sporadic and unreliable since the multiple attacks yesterday.

Ten thousand people are estimated to have been killed in the New York attacks and another 800 in Washington.

Several hundred also went down with the hijacked planes.

September 13, 2001:

Four Israelis were almost certainly in the twin towers of the World Trade Center when they collapsed, the Israeli consul in New York said this evening.

He added that in all likelihood, four more Israelis in nearby buildings are also among the casualties, Army Radio reported.

Thursday September 13, 2001

Search in NYC locates 1,000 missing Israelis

By Melissa Radler

NEW YORK (Sept. 13) -- The number of Israelis considered missing in New York dropped to three last night when Ya'acov Habbi and his daughter Gali were located.

Ya'acov, who lives near the World Trade Center, and Gali were trapped in a car next to the site for about 20 hours.

The Foreign Ministry compiled the number from Israeli relatives who in the first few hours after the attack, contacted the Israeli Foreign Ministry and gave the names of Israeli friends and relatives who worked in the WTC or who had business scheduled in it or its adjacent structures.

Even without seeing the article in the Jerusalem Post, logic alone would tell you that there would be many hundreds, if not thousands of Israelis in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks.

The international Jewish involvement in banking and finance is legendary. Two of the richest firms in New York are Goldman-Sachs and the Solomon Brothers; and both firms have offices in the Twin Towers.

Many executives in these firms regularly commute back and forth to Israel.

New York is the center of world wide Jewish financial power and the World Trade Center is at its epicenter.

One would expect the Israeli death toll to be catastrophic. The Jerusalem Post certainly thought so on September 12, 2001.

Here is the beginning of its article:

Thousands of Israelis missing near WTC, Pentagon.

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has so far received the names of 4,000 Israelis believed to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the time of the attack. [...]

When George Bush made his speech before Congress, it turns out that he made a significant error other than saying that the WTC attackers did it because they "hated freedom," Bush made a point of saying that in addition to thousands of Americans, 130 Israelis died in the WTC.

The implication was to say that Israel shared in our suffering, and that we and Israel are in this thing together.

Upon hearing the number of 130 Israeli dead, it seemed suspiciously low to me.

If 4,000 Israelis were at the WTC and the WTC death toll was about 4,500 (about 10 percent of the 45,000 people normally in the buildings at that time), the Israeli toll should have probably been between 300 and 500.

130 deaths would have been unusually low. As a place for doing business and for employment, the world Trade Center was not a huge MacDonalds; it housed tens of thousands of highly paid, high tech and high level jobs and executive positions.

They were primarily international finance, trade, banking and brokerage firms.

These are the kinds of businesses where Israelis are traditionally over-represented.

I asked myself how there could be only 130 Israelis dead, while there were an estimated 199 dead from Columbia and 428 from the Philippines? In previous articles I wrote on the September 11 terror, I did not allude to these suspicions because I have always taken pride in not writing anything I could not firmly substantiate.

But, while researching this article on Israeli terrorism against Palestine and America, I discovered the most surprising fact I have ever run across in all my years of research and writing.

I discovered a simple fact that has enormous ramifications in regard to the September terror attack.

New Republic
October 15, 2001

JERUSALEM DISPATCH.

Holy Terror

by Yossi Klein Halevi

Post date 10.05.01 |

The destruction of the World Trade Center has partially rehabilitated, if only by default, the Zionist promise of safe refuge for the Jewish people.

In the last year, it had become a much-noted irony that Israel was the country where a Jew was most likely to be killed for being a Jew.

For many, the United States had beckoned as the real Jewish refuge; in a poll taken just before the bin Laden attacks, 37 percent of Israelis said their friends or relatives were discussing emigration.

That probably changed on September 11.

I was among the thousands of Israelis who crowded Kennedy Airport on the weekend after the attack, desperate to find a flight to Tel Aviv.

"At least we're going back where it's safe," people joked.

Everyone seemed to have a story about an Israeli living in New York who just barely escaped the devastation.

If this could happen in Manhattan, the reasoning went, you might as well take your chances at home."

The New York Times
September 22, 2001

THE TALLY

Officials Say Number of Those Still Missing May Be Overstated

[...] But interviews with many consulate officials yesterday suggested that the lists of people they were collecting varied widely in their usefulness.

For example, the city had somehow received reports of many Israelis feared missing at the site, and President Bush in his address to the country on Thursday night mentioned that about 130 Israelis had died in the attacks.

But today, Alon Pinkas, Israel's consul general here, said that lists of the missing included reports from people who had called in because, for instance, relatives in New York had not returned their phone calls from Israel.

There were, in fact, only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified and buried.

After searching through dozens of articles trying to track down the true Israeli death toll, I finally found a New York Times piece that clarified the precise number of Israelis who died in the World Trade Center attack.

Of the 130 Israelis President Bush claimed had died in the World Trade Center, it turned out that 129 of them were still alive. Only one Israeli had actually died in the catastrophe of the World Trade Center.

I was incredulous.

"Good God," I said outloud to myself, "only one Israeli!" Here is the pertinent excerpt from the NY Times:

But interviews with many consulate officials Friday suggested that the lists of people they were collecting varied widely in their usefulness.

For example, the city had somehow received reports of many Israelis feared missing at the site, and President Bush in his address to the country on Thursday night mentioned that about 130 Israelis had died in the attacks.But Friday, Alon Pinkas, Israel's consul general here, said that lists of the missing included reports from people who had called in because, for instance, relatives in New York had not returned their phone calls from Israel.

There were, in fact, only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified and buried. (New York Times, Sept. 22)

The very low death toll of 130 suggested that a number of Israelis at the Trade Center had been warned before the attack.

When I found out the truth that only one Israeli had died, there could be no doubt that there had been a prior warning for many Israelis.

Having only one Israeli casualty among the 4,500 dead at the WTC is simply a statistical impossibility.

Even if the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Jerusalem Post had grossly overestimated the number of Israelis in the World Trade Center by 3,000 (400 percent), there still should have still been one thousand Israelis there at the time of the attacks.

Again, even if only a few hundred Israelis were present at the time of the attack, only one Israeli death occurring there is statistically absurd.

Either September 11 had to be a big Israeli holiday, or a number of Israeli citizens had some advance warning of the impending attack.

The fact is that no Israeli or Jewish holiday falls on September 11.

Prior Warning to Israelis.

The next thing I researched was to see if there were any confirmed warnings to Israelis prior to the attack.

I quickly found an article in Newsbytes, a news service of the Washington Post, titled "Instant Messages To Israel Warned Of WTC Attack." The Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, also confirmed the prior warnings to Israel and confirmed that the FBI is investigating the warnings.

The articles detailed that an Israeli messaging firm, Odigo, with offices in both the World Trade Center and in Israel, received a number of warnings just two hours before the attack. [...]

Now, who would have warned Israelis of the impending attack, if not Israel's Mossad?


 

November 23, 2001

From: Robert Reis

Odd but true

TODAY a person -- who was very angry with me for observing that the Newsday site listing all victims at World Trade Center did not include the anticipated percentage of names of people of the Jewish heritage -- approached me and said I was an evil person full of .... because he had gone to the CNN list and found 35 -- 40 % Jewish names.

He asked sarcastically "Aren't Horowitz and Rubenstein Jewish enough for you?"

I went to CNN and could not find such a list. I went to ABCnews.com and searched their list. No Horowitz and no Rubenstein. I went to Newsday list and found no Horowitz and no Rubenstein. I went to elbnet.com and did a victim search. No Horowitz and no Rubenstein.

Robert Reis

P.S.There were two "REIS" victims in WTC


From: Ed Toner

The Asbury Park Press printed the names of ALL the victims from Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Quite heavily Jewish populations. Many commuters to the WTC, daily. There was ONE "identifiable" Jewish name. Following the obituaries, I saw ONE more, a name which was not particularly Jewish sounding. That's TWO in the whole area.


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