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The Power of Money: A Jewish Chokehold on American Politicians

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on March 10, 2024

IMAGE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) has a political chokehold on President Joe Biden.

An Editorial Opinion


As of 2023, the global Jewish population (those identifying as Jews above all else) was estimated at 15.7 million, or 0.2% of the 8 billion worldwide population.  Israel hosts a Jewish population of 7.2 million, followed by the United States with 6.3 million.


This tiny population group has a chokehold on America’s financial markets, streams of commerce, and politicians.  This chokehold is the major reason why politicians from both major political parties have refused to publicly condemn or curb Israel’s ongoing campaign of genocide against innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

Americans overwhelmingly support Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, which conducted a terrorist attack on Israel last October that killed 1,200 Israelis and resulted in the kidnapping of 250 hostages.


Regardless of who is president of the United States, America’s support of Israel is unconditional and unwavering.  

Using weapons of war that are supplied by America, Israel has demonstrated its willingness to annihilate innocent Palestinian babies, children, women, and men in Gaza with relentless aerial bombings, war-zone famine, and a forced deprivation of proper medical care for the civilian population.

To date, Israel has killed more than 29,000 innocent Palestinians in and around Gaza since the Hamas terrorist attack in October. Under no circumstance is this killing an act of self-defense against Hamas. Instead, this is a campaign of state-sponsored campaign of genocide against a designated ethnic group (Palestinians) that is aided and abetted by America.


The World's Tiny Jewish Population is Disproportionately Wealthy and Influential


In an October 2023 show titled, “Six Keys,” BBC News Mundo presenter Gonzalo Cañada (in Spain) states that Israel “is seen as an American enclave in the Middle East.”  Cañada’s assessment is very true.


“Although Jews are a minority in the American population, they are a powerful minority. Half of American Jews have a household income of more than $100,000 annually, while among Americans in general, the percentage with that same income barely reaches 19%,” says Cañada.


“In terms of educational level, 36% of American Jews have completed a postgraduate degree, compared to 14% of the general U.S. population.  Furthermore, Jews have also found prosperous avenues in politics.  In the current [U.S. Congress], 34 congressmen . . . . declare themselves to be Jewish, while the portion of the American population that declares itself Jewish does not exceed two percent,” notes Cañada.


Biblical and academic accounts of history tell us that Jews have been entrepreneurial for thousands of years.  For many decades in the United States, they were barred from owning land, from trade unions and associations, from attending many universities, from entering certain regulated professions, and from gaining membership in influential country clubs.  


Living under the yoke of these oppressive societal conditions, American Jews became money lenders, peddlers, merchants, and vaudeville entertainers. 


One European Jewish family -- the Rothschilds -- controlled the world’s money supply for more than two centuries.   In 1791, the Rothschild family gained control of America's money supply through Alexander Hamilton (the family's agent in George Washington's cabinet) when the family established a central bank in the U.S. named the First Bank of the United States, which received a 20-year charter from Congress in 1791.


In 1816, Congress passed a bill authorizing a second Rothschild-dominated central bank named the Second Bank of America.

In the late 1800s, the Rothschilds helped New York financier J.P. Morgan and the Drexels and Biddles of Philadelphia establish European branches of their respective banks in exchange for allowing the Rothschilds to control the banking industry in New York and, therefore, America.


In 1913, the Rothschilds established their last and current central bank in America -- the Federal Reserve Bank. Even though the Federal Reserve is overseen by a board of governors appointed by the president of the United States, the bank's real control still resides with the Rothschild family.


Historically, American Jews were attracted to riskier fields of business activity. They took the early risks associated with the music and entertainment business, Hollywood movies, real estate developments, casinos, multimedia companies, professional sports teams, private equity firms, hedge funds, Wall Street banks, check-cashing stores, payday lending companies, trading and investments companies, cryptocurrency exchanges, oil & gas companies, online retailers, and high-tech companies like Oracle, Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg LP, Facebook, Dell Technologies, etc.


The persecution, suffering, and death of Jews around the world in pogroms of the 19th and 20th centuries clearly inspired their creativity and work ethic in business. This oppression also contributed to their laser-like focus and extensive networking skills in business.   


These factors, together with others, resulted in the overrepresentation of Jews among the world’s billionaires.  This explains why an estimated 50% of the world’s billionaires are Jewish, even though Jewish people make up only 0.2% of the global population.

In American Politics, Money Talks


Money is the lifeblood of American politics.  Cash is King!  Big money is used to place a chokehold on American politicians all of the time.


The flow of campaign money from Jewish-controlled political action committees like AIPAC allows this tiny minority group to "own or rent" any politician in America, almost without exception.


This is why Israel can wage a campaign of genocide against innocent Palestinian babies, children, women, and men in Gaza under Joe Biden’s presidency, without fear of adverse consequences from the U.S.

This is also why former president Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite heavy criticism from Palestinians.

Such is the power of money!

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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
11 mars

The AIPAC PAC is a bipartisan, pro-Israel political action committee. It is the largest pro-Israel PAC in America and contributed more resources directly to candidates than any other PAC. AIPAC's endorsement is coveted because it come with big campaign dollars. An estimated 98% of AIPAC-backed candidates won their general election races in 2022.

Whenever AIPAC holds its meetings and annual convention, the organization self-funds everything. No other financial sponsors are onsite. Candidates have to sign a written pledge to support AIPAC's political agenda, which they do not hesitate to do.

If Israel slaughtered 300,000 innocent Palestinians in Gaza, none of AIPAC's endorsed and financed political candidates would say a word. They are all "bought" and "paid for."


Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
11 mars

The look on Netanyahu's face in the feature photo shows that he does not respect Joe Biden, who looks like he is on a field trip from a nursing home. Weak U.S. presidents always tolerate genocide inflicted on innocent babies, children, women, and men by international thugs. Senile presidents unwittingly aid and abet it.


Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
11 mars

I published my first article on Israels's campaign of genocide against innocent Palestinians on December 15, 2023. At that time, the Palestinians death toll from the genocide was 18,700 innocent babies, children, women, and men. Today 29,000 of them have been killed. America is aiding and abetting Israel's despicable campaign of genocide. All of it is inexcusable.


Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
10 mars

Even Americans will tolerate a state-sponsored campaign of genocide if enough campaign money passes hands. Personally, I will never normalize and accept state-sponsored genocide anywhere in the world, no matter who perpetrates it. My soul is not "for sale."

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