Friday, March 08, 2002


Yes, I know this is copyrighted material, and normally I don't make a practice of re-posting news articles. The racial right does far too much of that. But this story is simply too important.


By Jeff Shields
Staff Writer

The United States deported dozens of Israelis on immigration violations last year, including at least five from an art school in South Florida, after reports they were posing as students to gain access to government buildings, federal officials said Wednesday.

Israelis in South Florida, Dallas and San Diego were sent home by the Immigration and Naturalization Service last year on visa violations, an INS spokesman in Washington said. But authorities were first drawn to them based on a suspicion that they were spying, said one federal law enforcement agency.

Thomas Hinojosa of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said the DEA compiled an internal report after several branch offices throughout the country reported "suspicious activities" by individuals presenting themselves as Israeli art students. The Israelis were allegedly trying to gain access to DEA facilities, Hinojosa said.

The DEA report said the youths' actions "may well be an organized intelligence-gathering activity," the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

The DEA forwarded the report to the "appropriate federal law enforcement authorities," Hinojosa said.

The INS deported the individuals a short time later, both before and after Sept. 11, when security was tightened.

INS spokesman Russ Bergeron said about 20 Israelis from San Diego, an undetermined number from Dallas, and five or six from South Florida were deported.

All were deported for either overstaying their visas or working illegally while on a student visa, he said.

Rumors about the students have circulated since March 2001.The story gained momentum this week when a French Internet site, Intelligence Online, reported the United States had broken up a massive Israeli spy ring. None were charged with espionage, and Justice Department spokeswoman Susan Dryden said.

The Israelis in South Florida were affiliated with Universal Art, which lists addresses in South Miami and Sunrise, said Rodney Germain, INS spokesman in Miami.

On Wednesday, there was no sign of a company called Universal Art Inc., at 10873 NW 52nd St. in Sunrise. The address in Florida incorporation documents came back to a light industrial complex next to the Sawgrass Expressway and south of Commercial Boulevard. No one answered the door, and several occupants had not heard of the company.

The company's officers, Yitzchak Shish and Chava Sagi, are not listed. They were not among those who were deported, Germain said.

Staff Writer Christy McKerney and the Associated Press contributed to this report.


It's getting more and more clear that in the days running up to September 11th, Israel was in this country and Israel was up to no good. It is virtually certain that the Mossad at least knew in advance about the plane hijackings. From there, given the history of the agency and the government it serves, it is by no means a stretch to speculate that Israel actually planned the whole thing in order to get a green light for the butcher Ariel Sharon to re-occupy Palestinian territories and drive 3.5 million people from their homes in the name of Greater Israel.

This story WILL NOT GO AWAY, and when it does finally hit the fan it will shake America to the core.

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