In my previous post I opined that Jim Fetzer must be crazy to be drawing the conclusions he's drawing, and using the language he's using, concerning a certain Greek newspaper report of 22/23 September, 2001. That report, headlined "ISRAELI PRESS: We Saved 4,000 of Our Own and ARIEL SHARON" stated:
"4,000 Jews who work [shifting to the next column] in the Twin Towers did not show up for work the day of the attack. Also the visit of Ariel Sharon to New York, who was going to attend a Zionist celebration that day, was canceled. In addition to that, 5 Jews were arrested four hours after the event, when they were caught recording the disaster. "According to these newspapers, the 4,000 [shifting to the next column] Jews and Ariel Sharon were prevented by the Secret Service of Israel [presumably the Mossad], which had advanced knowledge, and consequently they were saved." (source)
The Greek report cited alleged stories in the Israeli newspapers Haaretz and Yadiot Ahrandt as its source for this information.
Like Elias Davidsson and Michael Morrissey, I doubt that the Greek report is an accurate summary of actual articles from these two Israeli newspapers. And I think it is even crazier to talk about the New York "Jewish community" being forewarned of 9/11. The idea that the New York Jewish community, which numbers millions of people, could be warned about 9/11 in advance is insane. People who say this discredit themselves as sloppy thinkers and suspected bigots. That may be why stories like this were planted -- to discredit-by-association anybody who talks about the very real warnings to ISRAELIS (not New York Jews) via Odigo Instant Messaging Services and Zim Shipping Lines. These well-documented warnings, and perhaps others less well-documented, apparently reduced the anticipated 400 or so Israeli deaths (i.e. 4000 had the Towers been full) to only one or two, depending on which source you believe.
By spreading insane rumors about how "Jews" were forewarned, the Mossad has apparently successfully diverted attention from its actual warnings to Israeli nationals.
Anyway...yesterday Jim Fetzer and I discussed this over lunch, and agreed to do further research that could shed light on the question. Isn't that a better way to handle differences of opinion than internet flame wars and name-calling?
Stay tuned to this blog for updates on what our research uncovers.