Israel`s Schwartze Problem—And Ours

[Previously by Takuan Seiyo:
The Case Of The
Subprime Minority Borrower

Israel`s mob wars are so lethal that the U.S. State Department has issued

travel advisories
warning Americans of the danger
from "bombs,
grenades, anti- tank missiles, and small-arms fire
from mobsters fighting each with no regard for
collateral damage.

On November 17, 2008,
The Jerusalem Post

Mobster Yaakov Alperon assassinated
[By Abe
Selig].The godfather of the Alperon mob family had just
been dispatched to the next world with the aid of a bomb
that exploded in his car on a crowded
Tel Aviv intersection.

The story
referred to the rival Abutbul and Abergil families, with
whom the Alperons battled over a lucrative
bottle-recycling racket. Several visits to


, and past residence in France, caused me to
notice that all these crime families bear

-Jewish names, i.e. these are dark-skinned
Jews mostly from Morocco, who have as much in common


as I have with

Queen Latifah.

Well, maybe it`s
only five degrees of separation instead of six. Notice
these Ab and

A primer of Israeli crime

[By Amir Zohar,
December 1, 2006]informs us that the fourth
Maghrebian crime family is the Ohaninas—"Rafi and
Moshe Ohanina, from Kfar Sava, who want to avenge the
murder of their brother, Hananya"
(NB: by the
just-deceased Yaakov Alperon). The fifth mob family of
Levantine origin is that of Riko Shirazi, a notorious

extortion and money laundering racketeer
. Though no
biographical information about Mr. Shirazi is available,
originates somewhere in the crescent between Iran and Morocco.

From Arabian
Jews to Arabs. The sixth Israeli mob family is the
Jarushis, who, legend has it, "fired the first
in the underworld."
They are described
as the "No. 1 police target in the Arab sector."
The rest of the Arab crime families mentioned are the
Karaja hamula
(clan), the Abu Ziads, the Mugrabis, the al-Issawi,
Nazia and Sheikh Malik Khariri, the Abdel Kader family
from Taibeh, and the Khamed and Awari families from Nazareth.

The only classy
outfit on the Israeli mob scene seems to be the
Azazma Bedouin
tribe, which has "unchallenged
control of the

is "meticulous about upholding
agreements and faithful to everyone who pays good money
and on time,"
and "Israeli Jews do not mess with

The Ashkenazim (European
) seem to have a single boutique firm in the
Israeli underworld. Predictably, it`s not based on
family or tribal ties. The godfather, Ze`ev Rosenstein,
was until recently tooling about in an armored Mercedes
320 and was a regular staple in the Israeli society
columns. Facing extradition to the US on

drug trafficking
charges, Rosenstein entrusted Amir
Mulner (note Ashkenazi, i.e. European, surname) with the
management of the business during his "absence."
Mulner is described as No. 1

"engineer" and "up-and-coming
of the Israeli underworld.

Incidentally, on Jan. 2, 2008, an arbitration
"summit" in the lobby of the luxury Daniel hotel
turned violent, as "knives and guns were drawn"
and Yaakov Alperon stabbed Amir Mulner in the neck.
After that, Alperon went into hiding and, as per this
week`s news, has now disappeared for good within the
twisted shards of his car.

And so it goes —ethny
against ethny, the East and the West that cannot
meet even when facing a common enemy. Brown-skin people
with a full sigma below the mean IQ of white-skin people
and an "
and My Brother Against My Cousin"

mentality. Middleasterners versus Europeans; tribalism and physicality versus a
civic culture
of respect for

law, order and rationality

One additional
aspect of the mob scene in

is the dreaded

Russian Mafiya
, with roots among the
Russian Jewish
immigrants in
, but of worldwide power and
presence. The most notorious member is Ukrainian-born

Semion Mogilevich
, but others like

Ludwig "Tarzan" Fainberg
are no slouches
. Most of these international gangsters hold American, Russian
and Israeli
citizenships, and have much impact in
, though their
base is not there.

These are, by
definition Ashkenazim, and many of considerable
intellect and education. But having grown up in the

Soviet system,
they have deviant souls and predatory
hearts, with the tribal unity of a Hun raider party set
loose in the fairyland of the West with an insatiable
craving for plunder.

A small country
does not offer a large enough arena for the talents of
an ambitious man. And so we find that the world trade in
the drug Ecstasy is a specialty of Israeli criminals,
who control, among others,

75 percent of the Ecstasy market in the U.S

But these are
not mere Israelis, as closer scrutiny reveals.

There is Jacob
Orgad, an Israeli-Moroccan immigrant in
Los Angeles
who started out as an
electronics salesman, moved on to become

Heidi Fleiss
` enforcer, and from that climbed to

America`s King of Ecstasy
, before ending up in
Federal prison, acting as a rabbi.

counterpart on the East Coast, particularly in

and New York,
was another Israeli of Moroccan origin, Oded Tuito.
Tuito, who had the distinction of being one of
eight Designated
Narcotics Kingpins

died in June 2008 of a
heart attack
while in the custody of the Metropolitan Detention Center
in Brooklyn.

Among the
various criminals linked to the great Orgad and Tuito
mobs there was the occasional
goyische or
Ashkenazi name like Kevin McLoughlin or Melissa
Schwartz. But the prevalence of Israelis of North
African origin is startling . A casual Internet search
will yield multiple quotes of this sort: 

  • "Expected to go to jury this week in

    Federal Court is the case of Gilad Gadasi, 26, of
    Woodland Hills, who was arrested May 6 and charged
    with conspiracy to distribute more than 118,000
    Ecstasy tablets. And last week, police in New York
    arrested two Israelis, David Roash, 28, and Israel
    Ashenazi [sic], 25, for possession of 450 pounds of
    E, more than a million tablets packed into eight
    duffel bags and a suitcase. "
    Cookie Crumbled,
    By Sheldon Teitelbaum,
    The Jewish
    , August 2, 2001]

  • "The biggest fish named in the indictment is
    Gabriel Ben Harosh, the reputed 39-year-old
    jet-setting No. 2 man in the



    "Ben Harosh… was taken into custody in

    and is awaiting extradition.
    Though investigators describe Ben Harosh in sworn
    affidavits as a "high-ranking member of an Israeli
    organized crime syndicate,"

    Harosh`s lawyer] Chesnoff says his Moroccan-born
    client is a legitimate businessman." [
    has new crime element: Israeli mob,

    by Jeff German,

    Las Vegas

    April 30, 2004

Additional drug
mobster Israelis with Maghrebian-Jewish names that a
brief Internet search will yield are Sasson Barashy and

Alex Maimon
, Yaniv Yona, Ereza Abutbul, and
David Bitton

A certain
Semitic catholicity in the American and worldwide
narcotic pills trade is provided by a few Ashkenazi
Israelis or Arabs. Among the former is Ilan Zarger, the
head of the notorious Brooklyn Terror Squad, who
famously not only acted as supplier of Ecstasy to the
Italian mob hit-man

Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
but was

caught on tape threatening to "whack" Gravano

over a price dispute.. Among the latter are a Syrian,
Mounir Deiri, and

John and Tamer Ibrahim
, two notorious LA drug
kingpins, who are Egyptian-born Coptic Christians.

At least

since 1965
, U.S. Immigration Law has been
spectacularly naïve and dysfunctional with respect to
attracting and filtering the better demographic segment
from the large pool of potential immigrants to
, whether legal
or illegal. Actually, the American Establishment no
that a phrase like "better demographic
ought to be

uttered in polite society.
But, to return to the
case of
, there are
qualitative demographic changes in the source
populations there as well, and they are controversial
there too.

During my first visit to Israel, in the early 60s, the prestige areas of
the city were adorned with café`s that would not have
been out of place in

. That went for the
lingua franca—primarily
high Polish and German with a smattering of native-born
Hebrew—and the quality of the pastries. When the young
Placido Domingo
sought to perfect his craft in the
early 60s, he did so for three years with

National Opera

When the young
Zubin Mehta
looked to make his mark in the world of
classical music in the late 60s, it`s with the
Israel Philharmonic
he did it.

But now, Ashkenazim—the founding ethny of Israel—are 37% of the
population. By 2000, my last visit there, the

cafés had been replaced by shwarma joints and fast food franchises. The role of
classical music had diminished greatly, as the old
Ashkenazim die out and their children have one fourth
the number of children of the Arab Jews and one fifth
that of the super-orthodox Jews and the Arabs.

In addition to the generational divide and the

factor, Israelis of non-European
extraction do not appreciate classical music and protest
its support by the Ashkenazi establishment. And Israel
has its own Affirmative Action, through which the
Arab-origin Jews of a more primitive cultural cast and
fewer educational attainments have been elevated to
positions of unearned power. Through their influence,
the country drifts further into the Middle-Eastern
cultural sphere.

In the old
days, Israeli Ashkenazim used to refer to their
co-citizens of Arab-Jewish origins as
which is the same German/Yiddish word for
“black” that
the older Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants in New York

used in reference to American blacks.
It stood in
both places as a code word for lower cultural attainment
and unseemly behavior. Now the term is gone there, as it
is here, and anyone who uses it is likely subjected to
public censure.

But when
words and perceptions that discriminate between
qualities are gone, quality is gone.

Israel no longer feels like an outpost of Old Europe in the Middle East.
Instead, it`s more like a cross between a

shopping center and a

But then, Europe no longer feels like an outpost of Old Europe either.
Sic transit gloria

Takuan Seiyo [Email him]
is a multiethnic and multilingual Euro-American
immigrant, writer and former international media
executive. A happy and highly contributive Californian
for decades, TS left as a demographic, political and
fiscal refugee. He is now content to live in Japan, a
that does not actively pursue its own extinction
where he is an oft-fingerprinted and respectfully
discriminated-against minority.