Michael Chertoff's Childhood in Israel
by Christopher Bollyn
26 October 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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,
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
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
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.
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.
interesting to note who are among the fellow passengers with the Chertoffs.
Passenger No. 29, for example, Yehuda 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.
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:
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.
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.