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April 11, 2013
(simply) …A non-Jewish documentary director Sasha Andreas produced a movie titled Jews Got Money?, dedicated to these other Jews – the ones who didn’t get any money. (Read this article) about the movie. Did you know that one in five Jewish persons in New York lives in poverty? If you didn’t, you are not alone: the common stereotype all around the world is that “Jews got money.” This is exactly the cliché that our upcoming documentary by the same title hopes to debunk.

Turkey and Israel about to change the Cyprus gas game?

March 26, 2013
Turkey and Israel about to change the Cyprus gas game?(CM).By Stefanos Evripidou (other) Apart from removing Turkish objections to Israeli participation in NATO exercises, the prospect of reconciliation has also “removed a big obstacle to collaboration over the development of strategic energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean”, reported the Financial Times (FT) yesterday.

The London-based paper noted that improved ties between Turkey and Israel could also affect Cyprus should greater energy cooperation result in Nicosia getting sidelined. A Turkish official told FT that reconciliation also made a possible gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey a “much more viable” idea.

The latest opinion of an advisory committee of the Israeli government is that if gas should be exported, it will have to go through Israel first. A Cypriot diplomatic source told the Cyprus Mail that reports suggest Turkey is seriously considering a pipeline between Israel and Ceyhan. “This could very well be a game-changer. There is much more (to the apology) than meets the eye,” he said.

Matthew Bryza, a former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, was quoted by FT saying that without Israel to provide economies of scale, “in the short term the Cypriots lose their ability to do a pipeline or an LNG (liquefied natural gas) option”, adding that in the longer run a Cypriot pipeline to Turkey would make most commercial sense.

According to FT, Noble Energy and Delek Energy, who are the main investors in Israel’s large offshore natural gas fields- as well as partners in Cyprus’ Block 12- have in recent weeks “sounded out possible customers in energy-hungry Turkey”. The paper noted that until now, the private sector was eager to proceed with a possible pipeline between Israel and Turkey but that the political rift between the two governments did not allow progress to be made. (MORE)


The Chuck Hagel Bankster Connections

January 8, 2013
The Chuck Hagel Bankster Connections.HT: EconomicPolicyJournal.(many faces in many places)The nomination of Chuck Hagel has prompted an email response from Alan P. at PEU Report. He writes to EPJ:

Pentagon nominee Chuck Hagel has his own PEU ties. I’ve yet to see the media report them.

Alan, also, provided a link to his post, Chuck Hagel PEU, which details how Hagel has been keeping himself busy with his bankster ties.
In his post, Alan notes that Hagel sits on the advisory board of Corsair Capital. a private equity underwriter (PEU) focused on the financial services industry. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation and Zurich’s Holding Company of America; and the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank America, and is a Senior Advisor to Gallup.
Most noteworthy, Hagel is a director of Wolfensohn and Company. The company is founded by global operator James Wolfensohn. After Paul Volcker left the Federal Reserve to cash in, he chose to go with Wolfensohn’s predecessor firm as a senior partner. Wolfensohn sold the predecessor firm when he became president of the World Bank.
In 2005, upon leaving as president of the World Bank, he founded Wolfensohn and Company, LLC, where Hagel is a director. The firm is privately held firm that invests, and provides strategic consulting advice to governments and large corporations doing business, in emerging market economies.
Since 2006, Wolfensohn has also been the chairman of the International Advisory Board of Citigroup.
In 2009, he became a member of the International Advisory Council of the Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation.
Bottom line, Hagel is operating at the core of crony corporate America and the expanding empire, if he is that close to Wolfensohn.
Neoconservatives and and gay rights groups are up in arms about some of Hagel’s comments in the past about Israel and gays, but Hagel is a major insider. The empire will continue to expand under him, if he becomes Defense Secretary. For the real insiders, the Israel controversy and the gay comments are surface skirmishes, what the Hagel nomination is really about is a major league bankster heading the DOD, and in the end that means its about huge crony $$$$.Read the full story here.

That Chevron board essentially means oil money that is loyal to Saudi interests. Actually that is surprising since Hagel appears to be lenient with Shia interests like Iran and Hezbollah and their allies in Asia like Russia and China.


The Jewish Businessman Who Beats Warren Buffet At His Own Game

November 23, 2012

bruce-berkowitzA little-known Miami-based finance guru, who 10 years ago set up a mutual fund to mimic the value investing style of his hero, Warren Buffett, had outperformed the Oracle of Omaha over the decade — and by a wide margin. Bruce Berkowitz, who owns and runs the $8.6 billion Fairholme Fund has averaged a whopping 12 percent annual return since he opened its doors Dec. 29, 1999. Buffett, who invests through his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, has posted an average annual return of 23 percent over a 30-year period ending in the 1990s, but has returned just 3 percent annual returns over the last decade.
By comparison, the S&P 500 index has averaged a 2 percent annual decline over the last 10 years.
How has Berkowitz, a longtime financial professional with little or none of Buffett’s love of the spotlight, bested his hero?
Well, for starters, he cashed in on highly profitable sectors — like financial and energy stocks — and knew when to bolt.
“He got into financials [early in this decade], made a lot of money and then got out before they blew up,” said Michael Breen, an analyst with Morningstar. “He did the same with energy stocks in early 2002, then got out before they had problems.”.
By contrast, Buffett stayed too long at the financials and energy party and was burned.
Citing Buffett’s refusal to own technology stocks in the 1990s, Berkowitz says he ran away from a lot of financials for the same reason: “I couldn’t understand them. I couldn’t understand the assets. I couldn’t even understand if some of them belonged to the government or not,” he said.
Buffett, said analysts, has also done something else Berkowitz has avoided: Berkshire Hathaway has become an investment behemoth and that has compromised its nimbleness.
That means it has lost some of its ability to buy bargains quietly. Indeed, Berkowitz says size is why he is doing better than Berkshire Hathaway.
Married, with three kids, Berkowitz has no desire to become the next Warren Buffett media darling.
“I do not enjoy doing television,” he said, trying to explain how someone can post such a stellar record compared to the renowned Oracle of Omaha but not get that much face time on TV. “I do as little as possible.”
“You mean no one has offered $1.6 million to have lunch with you?” he was asked, a reference to the most recent annual have- lunch-with-Warren auction’s winning bid.
“Why would anyone offer me a thousand dollars for that?” he asked.
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This guy owns a lot of AIG. The company has seen its investor stake increase with money with the likes of George Soros himself. This is the company the country bought into and put on corporate welfare. Supposedly Berkowitz invests in Jewish history. What is it that he is buying? does anyone know anything about Berkowitz? I’m not saying he’s a bad guy… I don’t know him. I just would like to know who he is and what interest he has in Jewish history. What kind of Jewish history is this guy banking?


Mortimer Zuckerman: The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire

October 17, 2011
Media_httpsiwsjnetpub_vejmg(WSJ) …he supported Mr. Obama’s call for heavy spending on infrastructure. “But if you look at the make-up of the stimulus program,” says Mr. Zuckerman, “roughly half of it went to state and local municipalities, which is in effect to the municipal unions which are at the core of the Democratic Party.”


Hamas Gaza Bank Robbery

March 4, 2011

Yesterday, Ma’an did everything it could to avoid mentioning that Hamas had robbed a bank in Gaza. But now that others have made the accusations, Ma’an feels it can report on the story.

And it is a doozy.

who are these Jokers and why do we call this political?


Nof Zion will remain in Jewish developmentNof Zion will remain in Jewish development

March 3, 2011

Bank Leumi almost reneged on their previous deal with supermarket mogul Rami Levy and sold the rest of the Nof Zion project to PLO-sympathiser Bashar al-Masri. But luckily, justice has prevailed and Rami Levy and Australian businessman Kevin Bermeister have succeeded in buying (Hat tip: Israel Matzav):

Bank Leumi was founded at the Second Zionist Congress and incorporated in London in 1899 as the financial instrument of the Zionist Organization. The initial capital raised – a total of £395,000 – fell far short of the £8 million target; Nahum Sokolow in 1919 wrote: “The British East Africa Company, which administered 200,000 square miles, began with the same amount £250,000.”[1] The bank’s activities in Palestine were carried out by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, a subsidiary formed in 1902. The bank opened its first branch in Jaffa in 1903 under the management of Zalman David Levontin. Early transactions included land purchase, imports and obtaining concessions. Branches were opened in Jerusalem, Beirut, Hebron, Safed, Haifa, Tiberias and Gaza.[2]The Anglo-Palestine Bank offered farmers long-term loans and provided loans to the Ahuzat Bayit association which built the first neighborhood in Tel Aviv.[3] During World War I, the Ottoman government declared the bank, because it was registered in England, to be an enemy institution and moved to shut it down and confiscate its cash.[2]
After World War I, its operations expanded. In 1932, the main branch moved from Jaffa to Jerusalem.[2]
During World War II, the Anglo-Palestine Bank helped to finance the establishment of industries that manufactured supplies for the British army. After the founding of the state of Israel, the bank won the concession to issue new banknotes. In 1950, the bank was renamed Bank Leumi Le-Israel (National Bank of Israel). When the Bank of Israel was established in 1954, Bank Leumi became a commercial bank. [2]
The bank was nationalized in 1983, as a result of the Bank Stock Crisis.
Today, Bank Leumi is Israel’s leading commercial bank, with $85 billion in assets and a presence in USA, Switzerland, UK and 18 other countries (as of 2008). Bank Leumi is mainly in private hands, with the government as the largest single shareholder, with 14.8% of the stock (as of June 2006). The other major shareholders are Shlomo Eliyahu and Branea Invest, which each hold 10% of the stock, constituting the control core of the bank. 60% of the bank’s stocks are held by the public and traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Historic Bank Leumi branch on Jaffa Road

Bank Leumi (Hebrew: בנק לאומי‎, lit. National Bank) is an Israeli bank. It was founded in London as the Anglo Palestine Company on February 27, 1902, by members of the Zionist movement to promote the industry, construction, agriculture, and infrastructure of Palestine.