The War Party – Zionism in NeoCon Foreign Policy (2003)

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Connecting Israeli Zionist influence on America’s Foreign Policy the BBC investigative journalism show Panorama aired The War Party on May 18th, 2003 right after the start of the Iraq War.

Key members of the Bush administration and the powerful American Enterprise Institute were part of a Israeli think tank called The Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies (IASPS):

In a report done in 1996, before the formation of PNAC, which was called “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” they listed Israeli goals and concerns:


“Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”


“Iraq’s future could affect the strategic balance in the Middle East profoundly, it would be understandable that Israel has an interest in supporting the Hashemites in their efforts to redefine Iraq,”


“Were the Hashemites to control Iraq, they could use their influence over Najf to help Israel wean the south Lebanese Shia away from Hizballah, Iran, and Syria.”


“To anticipate U.S. reactions and plan ways to manage and constrain those reactions, Prime Minister Netanyahu can formulate the policies and stress themes he favors in language familiar to the Americans by tapping into themes of American administrations during the Cold War which apply well to Israel.”

Link to the full report:

People interviewed or mentioned in this video that hold both USA and Israel citizenship and are Zionists:

Richard Perle

One of Bush’s foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson’s office in the 1970’s after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam. Perle came from one the above mentioned pro-Israel think tanks, the AEI. Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media.

Paul Wolfowitz

Former Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle’s Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish think tank, JINSA. Wolfowitz was the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering. He later was appointed head of the World Bank but resigned under pressure from World Bank members over a scandal involving his misuse of power.

David Frum

White House speechwriter behind the “Axis of Evil” label. He lumped together all the lies and accusations against Iraq for Bush to justify the war.

John Bolton

Former UN Representative and Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is also a Senior Advisor to President Bush. Prior to this position, Bolton was Senior Vice President of the above mentioned pro-Israel think tank, AEI. In October 2002 he accused Syria of having a nuclear program, so that they can attack Syria after Iraq.

Meyrav and David Wurmser

Special Assistant to John Bolton, the under-secretary for arms control and international security. Wurmser also worked at the AEI with Perle and Bolton. Along with Colonel Yigal Carmon, formerly of Israeli military intelligence, co-founded the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri),a Washington-based Israeli outfit which distributes articles translated from Arabic newspapers portraying Arabs in a bad light.

Eliot Cohen
Member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor. He wrote an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal openly admitting his hatred of Islam claiming that Islam should be the enemy, not terrorism.

Prominent members of the Bush administration not mentioned in the broadcast but who also hold both USA and Israeli citizenship and are Zionists:

Michael Mukasey
Michael Chertoff
Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
Douglas Feith
Henry Kissinger
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby
Elliott Abrams
Richard Haass
Robert Zoellick
Ari Fleischer

BBC review of the book “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy” from 2007:…

Transcript of the BBC broadcast:…

Fight the good fight,

Erik aka erkd1

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6 thoughts on “The War Party – Zionism in NeoCon Foreign Policy (2003)

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  3. Hi Erik, thanks for always posting a link to DS on your videos, much appreciated! 🙂

    Good to know that you aren’t anti-Jew. Personally, I believe more Jews need to speak out, so that’s why I post what I do post here. I’m not a Zionist but am a Messianic Jew.

  4. Its disturbing stuff.

    I am a atheist, so I am anti-religion, but I am not more anti-jew then anti any of the other Abrahamic faiths. I am opposed to Zionism as it is a apartheid system and completely immoral and unjust and based on absurdities.

  5. I feel like I’ve just watched a horror movie. This film should be widely distributed and shown in theaters in America, Canada and the UK. And these smug neocons need to be thrown into jail for war crimes.

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