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Influential Newsweek Magazine Sold for $1
To CFR’s Super-Rich, Pro-Israel Harman Couple


By Michael Collins Piper

Newsweek magazine is now the property of Zionist billionaire Sidney Harman and his wife Jane—a fervent advocate for the interests of Israel—who (rather than serving in Congress as she does) should instead be serving time in prison for influence peddling and conspiracy to obstruct justice on behalf of two Washington operatives for AIPAC, the powerful lobby for Israel.

On Aug. 2, the Washington Post Company—publisher of the powerful but weakened daily and longtime owner of Newsweek—announced the sale of the weekly magazine to the Harmans. Faltering badly in recent years, with massive losses and declining circulation, Newsweek was on the auction block for only $2 million, but according to reports, the Harmans grabbed the magazine for the exchange of virtually no money—a token payment of $1.

Glowing media reports say the 91-year-old Sidney Harman—who gained his fortune in electronics and helped bankroll his much younger wife’s political ambitions—now wants to put his money toward the nation’s welfare by keeping Newsweek alive and ensuring its continuing role in educating the public and perpetuating free and open debate on issues of importance. Or so they say.

In fact, this high-level business deal will make no difference insofar as the editorial content of Newsweek. If anything, Newsweek may well become even more openly and stridently on the side of the Zionist agenda. This has
happened before when Zionist business tycoons (with no publishing background) grabbed control of other mainstream publishing ventures. For example, when real estate manipulator Sam Zell assumed command of The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times and when Mort Zuckerman, another land baron, seized ownership of U.S. News and World Report and The New York Daily News.

Although the Meyer-Graham family of Washington is traditionally “known” to the public as the power behind the Washington Post-Newsweek combine, the truth is that the company is ultimately another American front for the interests of the Rothschild dynasty. Rothschild-related financial interests on American soil—including famed Nebraska-based billionaire money man Warren Buffet primary among them—hold substantial interests in the Post-Newsweek operation, making it anything but the “family-owned” enterprise it has often been portrayed.

Now Newsweek falls into the hands of the Harmans, who, by the way, are both members of the

Council on Foreign Relations, the New York-based affiliate of the London-based Royal Institute of International Affairs, which is the foreign policy arm of the Rothschild empire.

That Jane Harman should now be a major media force is disturbing to those who value both national security and individual rights. Mrs. Harman’s corrupt behind-the-scenes activity on behalf of Israel and its American operations was discovered in 2006 when Mrs. Harman—a strong supporter of the warrantless wiretaps program of the Bush administration—was overheard speaking on the telephone with a known Israeli spy operating in the U.S. whose phone was being tapped by the National Security Agency. The spy’s identity has never been made public.


Over the wiretap, Harman was heard agreeing with the Israeli agent to use her influence as a member of Congress to try to scuttle the then-standing federal criminal indictment of two former AIPAC officials charged with illicitly procuring American defense secrets on behalf of Israel.

According to reports—which were quickly brushed away by the mainstream media—the Israeli operative promised Harman that the Jewish lobby would reward her for her efforts on behalf of the accused traitors by pushing then-House Minority Leader (now Speaker) Nancy Pelosi to appoint Harman as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. This would have been a lucrative plum for Harman and her friends in Israel.

Indicating clearly that Mrs. Harman knew she was engaged in influence peddling and obstruction of justice (not to mention aiding and abetting in the illicit trade in data relating to U.S. national security), Harman was heard by the NSA telling her telephonic co-conspirator, “This conversation doesn’t exist.”

Harman was investigated by the CIA for her intrigues, but the Bush administration’s then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pressured the CIA to back off; the administration valued Harman’s support for the warrantless wiretaps of U.S. citizens.

In the end, the indictment against AIPAC’s Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman was dropped—much to the consternation of loyal American FBI agents who had accumulated the data that led to the two men being charged and to the outrage of the Justice Department attorneys who had stewarded the indictment through the federal grand jury process. But Harman didn’t get the chairmanship of the committee. She was clearly “too hot to handle.”

Harman and her defenders decry the allegations against the billionaire congresswoman. But all of the information pinpoints Mrs. Harman as someone who definitely shouldn’t be in Congress, let alone among the last who should have any control over one of America’s most influential weekly magazines.

A journalist specializing in media critique, Michael Collins Piper is the author of The High Priests of War, The New Jerusalem, Dirty Secrets, The Judas Goats, The Golem, Target Traficant and My First Days in the White House All are available from AFP.

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