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JFK, Israel at Odds Over Nukes

November 17, 2013

dimona1.jpg(left, Israeli nuclear weapons facility at Dimona)

There was a was a secret back-channel confrontation
 between Kennedy  and Israeli PM Ben Gurion that came
to a head in 1963.

by Richard Evans

I was nine years old when Kennedy was assassinated.  School was suspended for a week so we could stay home and watch the drama unfurl on CBS television .  

My grandfather told me it was a conspiracy; and if I lived 50 years, I'd be told the true facts.  

What my grandfather didn't know (because it wasn't in the newspapers) was a secret back-channel confrontation between Kennedy and Israeli PM Ben Gurion that came to a head in 1963.  It started in December 1960 when US intelligence informed the White House that the Israelis were building a nuclear facility at Dimona, Israel.   

Construction at Dimona began in 1958, and the delay in informing the White House is considered one of those 'intelligence community blunders'.  I'll leave it to readers to process why it was presented to the Eisenhower White House one week after the 1960 election.   Eisenhower merely passed it on for the new Administration to deal with.  Kennedy was informed ten days after he took office in January 1961.  [1].

Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk summoned the Israeli ambassador to arrange an inspection of the Dimona facility.  The ambassador agreed - "if it is done on a secret basis."

2612480101.jpg(JFK the last President to confront Israel)

Ben Gurion was embroiled in a domestic political crisis (the Lavon Affair [2] ), so as a courtesy Kennedy agreed to wait for an inspection.

An inspection was carried out in May 1961, reporting to the President that they found the facility "within the scope of peaceful character".   The tensions relaxed for two years.

Kennedy, however, expected the inspections to be ongoing.    Ben Gurion stepped down in 1963 appointing a new Prime Minister,  Levi Eshkol.   Kennedy took the occasion to write a polite diplomatic letter to Eshkol, and asked for date for another inspection of of the Dimona facility "within six months",  to be followed with regular inspections every six months.  And he added the following ultimatum,

"As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this Government's commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel's effort in the nuclear field."

There were no nuclear proliferation treaties in those days, so Kennedy was informing the Israeli government that US direct aid and more important trade agreements were now on the table.

Kennedy was still waiting for the Israelis to agree to another inspection when he left politics suddenly on November 22nd, 1963.

Beyond circumstances, there's no evidence directly fingering Ben Gurion or Eckhol, or MOSSAD in the assassination.  It's just a damn good motive.    No American President ever made such an ultimatum to the Israeli government again.

Like my grandfather said, though - any of the powerful enemies Kennedy enraged between 1961 and 1963 would have had to 'wait in line'.    Kennedy didn't play ball with any of them.

May 18, 1963 - Letter from President Kennedy to Ben-Gurion -

[1] 1961 NSA. document  "Implications of the Acquisition by Israel of a Nuclear Weapons Capability."

[2] The Lavon Affair: Israeli  False Flag Operation

See also,

Israel and the Bomb by Avner Cohen 

Kennedy, Ben-Gurion and the Dimona Project 1962-1963

fitz2.doc     A JFK- Profile in Courage by Toomas Trei


First Comment from Andrew:

JFK's opposition to the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona was only one of the reasons he was assassinated. Without America's support, Israel could not have launched the Six Day War in 1967 which doubled the sized of Israel and tripled its water reserves from the Golan Heights. Israel was almost out of water in 1963.

Consider, on top of the Israeli issues, the scripted events in Southeast Asia for the Vietnam War and the takeover of the opium fields of the Golden Triangle.  The Federal Reserve needed an expensive Vietnam War to sink America back into debt and the International Bankers needed the additional Opium to maintain control of the international heroin business which was managed shamefully by our CIA.

Robert Kennedy as Attorney General vigorously prosecuted organized crime and particularly drug traffickers and money launderers without which and whom the drugs could not flow into the USA. In a nutshell Jack Kennedy blocked the build-up of troops in Vietnam and Bobby Kennedy blocked the criminal drug profits which would have interfered with the launching of the Drug Revolution in the later 1960s.

The Kennedy Bros. were popular and working for the best interests of America but to the detriment of the bankers and Military Industrial Complex. And that is why they both died.

Edward Curtin supports at length much of what I say above in his article: JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters

Comments for "JFK, Israel at Odds Over Nukes"

Ron Davis said (November 18, 2013):

The truth about JFK's death is a matter of business. Executive order #11110 which was drafted and ready to be signed was placed on JFK's desk on the day JFK was assassinated. We know the Illuminati's growing stranglehold on the worlds banking system was growing as it continues to grow today. We also know all banking disasters are artificially created to solidify their power and theft of the worlds monetary supply.

But Jesus identified these people who would gain the whole world and sacrifice the souls. Lucifer their god, the god of the Illuminati is the apostate christ which Jesus spoke of as well as Paul the Apostle in 2 Thes Ch 2. There will be a falling away as Paul wrote. In the Greek language it is the apostisia. The definition of apostasy is "the defection of ones professed beliefs or faith". It is the design of the Illuminati to cause the whole world to believe in the False System, the False Christ and it is this deception which Jesus told his disciples to be looking.

The disciples had asked when will the end be the answer they received was in regards to the deception of the apostate god whom the Illuminati call the cosmic Christ. When this cosmic Christ shows up their will be 24/7 news coverage just as their was 24/7 news coverage when JFK was murdered. They deceived the world then and they will deceive the world now.

Joyce said (November 18, 2013):

n the final showdown now of the elite against elite and the reordering of the global powers, it seems that everyone now wants to take credit for the assassination of JFK, as if that will make them the big man on campus.

There seems to be video footage proving that the Secret Service was involved, so it would be hard to fathom the CIA was not involved. JFK had made enemies with the CIA, the Federal Reserve, the military-industrial complex and probably more than a few women.

The European and American banking families, Rothschild and Rockefeller, had control over the Federal Reserve and Kennedy had begun printing his own money. While the Rothschilds also were involved in the creation of Israel, it is irrelevant, given that JFK had begun printing Treasury notes.

JG said (November 18, 2013):

It's hard to imagine a US President making demands on Israel like JFK did.

You have to remember that this was the world of 1963 where AIPAC didn't exist in it's present form with all it's power and control over Congress.

Also, the Holocaust Psy-Op was only in it's infancy stage back then and "collective guilt" for it was almost non-existent.

Along with this the "anti-semitic" canard hadn't been fully perpetuated into the minds of the masses yet and didn't trump all rhyme and reason like it does today.

Also, MSM "electronic lynching" of the President was illegal and information concerning his private life could not be leaked to the tabloids.
Back then Israel and American Jewry had a lot of work left to do on the face of America.

And, I must admit, they did quite a job of it.

Victoria said (November 18, 2013):

For me, as for so many of the 'boomer' generation, John Kennedy was a hero (and his war exploits justify the use of that term) because he promised to bring peace to a world constantly under the imminent threat of nuclear annihilation. (Who of our age can forget the bomb drills, cowering beneath our school desks in vain hope they would protect us from 'The Bomb' and its deadly radiation?)

The fact that such an important murder case has not been solved in 50 years, strongly suggests that those in power continue to have a vested interest in not doing so. This rankles for those of us who admired the man and believed in his mission to bring peace to the world. All of us alive at the time, upon hearing the news, knew instantly that something had changed for the worse.

I read Michael Collins Piper's 'Final Judgement', (it's available, online if you can't get a copy any other way) and found it to be the most logical and sensible conclusion to the case, given the evidence and seeing what has happened in world events in the intervening years since November 22nd, 1963.

For any of your readers who want a different look at things, there's a book called 'Me and Lee' by a woman named Judyth Vary Baker who says she had a relationship with Oswald in the summer of 1963 and that he truly was the 'patsy' he claimed to be (and, as seems to be verified in James Douglass's book 'JFK and the Unspeakable', had actually prevented the assassination of Kennedy three weeks earlier in Chicago).

All of her information seems to check out very well. Also, the fact that she has had numerous attempts on her life suggests that 'someone' would prefer that she not be around to tell her side of the story. This, too, fits in with the pattern of premature deaths of witnesses to the assassination. (Here's an interview with her by JFK researcher, James Fetzer. The accompanying article explains why he believes what she has to say: ).

Thank you for not allowing John Kennedy's death to fade into the mists of time. After looking into many of the other conspiracies that shaped the twentieth century, not to mention those of the 21st, it seems obvious to me that the same group has a great interest in ensuring that ordinary, decent, people not be able to connect the dots between these, supposedly random, world-shaping events.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at