excerpted from the book

Final Judgment

The missing link in the JFK assassination conspiracy

by Michael Collins Piper

Wolfe Press, 1995, paperback


The State of Israel had integral links with all of the major power groups that wanted John F. Kennedy removed from the American presidency.

Israel's global network had the power to orchestrate not only the assassination of Kennedy, but also the subsequent cover-up. Israel was indeed a key player in the JFK assassination conspiracy and, the evidence suggests, the primary instigator of the crime.

All of Israel's co-conspirators-and those who had an interest in seeing Kennedy dead-had good reason to assist in the cover-up. They were protecting their own interests.


Ultimately, Kennedy planned to merge all of the American intelligence agencies - the FBI included - into a single entity under his brother Robert's direction. This plan, of course, was not greeted enthusiastically by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover whom Kennedy also planned to dethrone following the 1964 election.

Hoover, as we have seen, had his own secret arrangements with Lansky, individually, and with organized crime in general. Hoover also had a foundation established in his name with funding from Lansky-linked liquor industries and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith, which functions as a de facto U.S. propaganda and intelligence arm of Israel's Mossad.

If Hoover himself did not actively conspire against the life of John F. Kennedy, he certainly looked the other way if he knew that a conspiracy to assassinate JFK had been hatched.


Kennedy's intended change in Vietnam policy-his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the imbroglio--infuriated not only the CIA but elements in the Pentagon and their allies in the military-industrial complex.

By this time, of course, the Lansky syndicate had already set up international heroin-running from Southeast Asia through the CIA-linked Corsican Mafia in the Mediterranean.

The joint Lansky-CIA operations in the international drug racket were a lucrative venture that thrived as a consequence of deep U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia as cover for the drug smuggling activities.


John F. Kennedy's bitter behind-the-scenes conflict with Israel brought him into combat with an ally of not only the CIA but also the Lansky syndicate, both of which entities also maintained intimate connections to the anti-Castro Cubans.

Vice President Lyndon Johnson's Lansky-Mafia and defense industry ties, coupled with his close relationship to the Israeli lobby, and his longstanding friendly dealings with both the CIA and Hoover's FBI made Johnson an acceptable alternative (among these diverse special interests) to a Kennedy dynasty.

Kennedy himself had long been suspect in the eyes of Israel and its allies in this country.


By April 1963, Kennedy's relationship with Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and the state of Israel was at a dangerous impasse, particularly over Israel's determination to develop a nuclear bomb.

At Kennedy's last official press conference, he bemoaned the Israeli lobby's deliberate sabotage of his own efforts to build bridges to the Arab world. Little did JFK know that the seeds of his own destruction had been sown as a consequence of his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East

Israeli leader David Ben-Gurion had developed an intense personal distrust-even hatred and contempt-for Kennedy. He believed that Kennedy's presidency was a danger to the very survival of the state of Israel-the nation that Ben-Gurion had helped create.

Ben-Gurion, by this time, was consumed with paranoia. He believed that Israel might be destroyed. It was because of his contempt for Kennedy and the American president's stance toward Israel that Ben-Gurion left his post as prime minister. It is likely that his last act as prime minister was to order Mossad orchestration of a hit on John F. Kennedy.


The assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy-with an Arab as the '"false flag" - the fall guy - was a part of the continuing cover-up of the murder of President Kennedy. In the RFK assassination, as we have seen, [the Iranian SAVAK-a joint creature of the CIA and the Israeli Mossad - was responsible for coordinating the hit on the senator.


The assassination of John F. Kennedy had a major political impact, far more profound than the simple elevation of Lyndon Johnson to the presidency. There were several direct consequences of JFK's death-both in the U.S. and abroad:

o Preservation of the CIA's autonomy;

o Protection of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI empire;

o A change in Vietnam policy, resulting in

(a) a profitable war for Lyndon Johnson's allies in the military-industrial complex; and

(b) a continuing cover for ever-expanding joint CIA-Lansky drug-smuggling operations out of Southeast Asia.

o An end to the burgeoning crackdown on the Lansky Organized Crime Syndicate; and

o A drastic reversal in U.S. policy toward Israel.

It is, beyond question, the final result that is the most striking of all, and not subject to debate.

While there are those who contend that John F. Kennedy would, in fact, have continued American involvement in Vietnam, one cannot dispute the clear and now widely-documented fact that JFK was engaged in a fierce battle with Israel on several fronts and that upon Kennedy's demise, U.S. Middle East policy took an immediate 180-degree turnabout.

Let us name, for the record, those whom we believe had advance knowledge that John F. Kennedy was going to be killed on November 22, 1963. They are:

o Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion;

o Israeli Mossad assassinations chief Yitzhak Shamir

o Permindex chief executive officer Louis M. Bloomfield;

o Mossad officer and Permindex banker Rabbi Tibor Rosenbaum;

o CIA Counterintelligence chief James J. Angleton;

o French intelligence officer Georges deLannurien;

o Crime Syndicate boss Meyer Lansky;

o Tampa Mafia chief (and Lansky lieutenant) Santo Trafficante, Jr;

o New Orleans Mafia chief (and Lansky lieutenant) Carlos Marcello;

* Mafia "ambassador" Johnny Rosselli;

* Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana;

* The actual shooters in Dealey Plaza. Evidence strongly points toward French mercenary Michael Mertz as one of those gunmen. Cuban exiles


Here are those persons who were engaged in some form of activity that tied them to the assassination (whether or not they were aware that an actual assassination would indeed take place):

o Lee Harvey Oswald;

o CIA operative E. Howard Hunt;

o CIA station chief for Mexico City, David Atlee Phillips;

o CIA contract agent and Permindex board member Clay Shaw;

o CIA contract agent Guy Banister;

o CIA contract agent David Ferrie;

o Maurice Brooks Gatlin; Permindex courier;

o CIA contract agent Robert Morrow;

o Meyer Lansky's West Coast henchman, Mickey Cohen;

o Israeli diplomat (later Prime Minister) Menachem Begin;

o Mickey Cohen's associate Al Gruber;

o Dallas mob associate Jack Ruby; and

o CIA associate, U.S. Senator John Tower. various members of the CIA, figures in the Mafia and the Lansky Syndicate, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and some investigators for the


The evidence we have put forth demonstrates that there is a very strong foundation for the thesis presented in this volume. It is a scenario that does make sense.

This is our final judgment: the government of Israel, through its secret spy agency, the Mossad, orchestrated the conspiracy that ended the life of John F. Kennedy.

Through its own vast resources and through its international contacts in the intelligence community and in organized crime, Israel had the means, it had the motive, and it had the opportunity to carry out the crime of the century - and did.

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