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Michael Chertoff's Childhood in Israel

October 26, 2007

When the Israeli national Michael Chertoff, became the new head of the Department of Homeland Security in February 2005, I wrote an article in which criticized the U.S. Senate and controlled press for not addressing the fact that he is an Israeli national.
 
Michael Chertoff, an Israeli national through his mother - the first El Al hostess and Mossad agent, is Secretary of Homeland Security and was the Asst. Attorney General responsible for the Criminal Division of the Dept. of Justice from 2001 to 2003.
 
CHIEF OF U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY
 
"On February 15, 2005, Michael Chertoff, an apparent dual national with Israeli roots, was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The new 'homeland security czar,' who oversees the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, seems to be hiding his own dual-national status - with the cooperation of the controlled press," I wrote at the time.
 
It is absolutely outrageous that a foreign national should be in charge of U.S. "Homeland Security." The fact that Chertoff's mother was the first hostess on El Al and involved in secret Mossad missions is all the more troubling.
 
Michael Chertoff, as Asst. Attorney General of the United States in charge of the Criminal Division of the Dept. of Justice, personally supervised and controlled the entire FBI non-investigation of 9-11. Chertoff is the responsible person for the obstruction of justice and blocking access to the evidence since September 11, 2001.
 
Chertoff is the co-author, along with Viet Dinh, of the USA PATRIOT Act, signed into law on October 26, 2001. As head of the Justice Department's criminal division, he advised the Central Intelligence Agency on the legality of torture techniques in coercive interrogation sessions.
 
From 2001 to 2003, he headed the criminal division of the Department of Justice, leading the prosecution against terrorist suspect Zacarias Moussaoui. In this role, Chertoff was central in creating the 9-11 myth by providing the list of the 19 Arab suspects and supervising the FBI's confiscation of evidence and the non-investigation of 9-11. Why have the American people tolerated this Israeli corruption of the 9-11 investigation? When will it end?
 
Photo: Robert S. Mueller, III
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 4, 2001- Present
 
Robert S. Mueller, for example, only became Director of the FBI on September 4, 2001 - and reported directly to Michael Chertoff.
 
Photo: Asst. Attorney General Michael Chertoff whispers in the ear of Attorney General John Ashcroft
 
CHERTOFF'S MOSSAD MOTHER
 
Chertoff has long-standing ties to the State of Israel and Israeli intelligence. Because I have been criticized by some for having revealed the fact that Michael Chertoff's mother worked for the Mossad, I am presenting here the obituary from the Star-Ledger in which I first found this information:
 
Livia Chertoff, 73, El Al flight attendant
 
Services for Mrs. Livia Chertoff, 73, of Delray Beach, Fla., mother of former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Michael Chertoff, will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Kreitzman's Memorial Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union. Mrs. Chertoff died Saturday in the Ashbrook Nursing Home, Scotch Plains.
 
She was the first airline hostess for El Al Airlines and participated in Operation Magic Carpet, the famous airlift of Yemenite Jews to Israel.
 
Mrs. Chertoff also operated L'Artigue, an art gallery in Elizabeth.
 
Her son, Michael, served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 through 1987 and as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1987 through 1990. He was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1990 through 1994 and during the Whitewater investigation in 1995 and 1996, he was counsel for the Senate Banking Committee.
 
Born in Poland, Mrs. Chertoff lived in Palestine and Elizabeth before moving to Florida several years ago.
 
Also surviving are three sisters, a brother and two grandchildren.  
 
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), Dec. 21, 1998
 
 
CHERTOFF'S CHILDHOOD IN ISRAEL
 
I wrote in my earlier article about Chertoff: "Given his mother's role in the founding of the Israeli state and the intense Zionist character of his family, it seems likely that Chertoff spent time in Israel as a child."
 
Below is a passenger manifest document from El Al flight LY207/17 on 18 August 1955, which indicates he traveled from Israel to New York at the time. The El Al flight from Israel to New York originated at Lod airport, which is situated on the ruins of the ethnically-cleansed Palestinian town of Lydda. The Chertoffs may have spent some time in London visiting relatives there as well.
 
Passenger No. 28 is Michael Chertoff, at about age 3, travelling with his father, the orthodox rabbi Gershon Baruch Chertoff (No. 26) and his Israeli mother Livia Eisen Chertoff (No. 27). The El Al flight made a stop in Rome and London before continuing to New York.
 
It is interesting to note who are among the fellow passengers with the Chertoffs. Passenger No. 29, for example, Yehuda Koppel:
 
Koppel played an important role in the founding of the State of Israel as a leader in the Haganah. In the 1950's, he moved to New York where he opened the first American office of El Al, Israel's national airline, and where he lived until his death.
 
Likewise, in the previous post of Alvin K. Hellerstein's flight from Mexico City, the second passenger on Hellerstein's flight from Mexico City is a former U.S. Air Force pilot named Walter Roger Sarno:
 
Walter Roger Sarno, born in the Bronx in 1929, was a U.S. Air Force Veteran from the Korean War. He passed away on October 6, 2004. During the 1940s and 1950s, the Haganah was involved in illegal gun-running and aircraft-running operation to Palestine-Israel in which they recruited former U.S. military pilots to fly stolen U.S. planes to Israel. This was illegal arms smuggling activity done in complete violation of U.S. law. Mr. Sarno may have been involved in such activity, judging by his presence on this flight from Mexico City with Alvin Hellerstein.
 
Alvin K. Hellerstein, the federal judge overseeing all 9-11 litigation, appears to have been involved in illegal weapons smuggling schemes to Israel in the mid-1950s.  
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the illegal smuggling of weapons and airplanes to Israel in the 1950s. Members of the Chertoff family were also active in the airplane and weapons smuggling done by the Haganah gangsters and the Mossad from the U.S. to Israel in the 1950s. This information is discussed in my forthcoming article, the second chapter of the Solving 9-11 series.

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