ISRAEL: A PROMISED LAND FOR ORGANIZED CRIME?


Before I get mail-bombed by right-wingers and Zionists, that title wasn’t my own, it is, in fact, the title of an American diplomatic cable.

You can read it in full here: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/05/09TELAVIV1098.html

Here are some snippets:

“Organized crime (OC) has longstanding roots in Israel, but in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the reach and impact of OC networks. In seeking a competitive advantage in such lucrative trades as narcotics and prostitution, Israeli crime groups have demonstrated their ability and willingness to engage in violent attacks on each other with little regard for innocent bystanders.”

“Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the United States.”

Organized criminal activity is not a new phenomenon in Israel, and major crime families are well known to the Israeli public

As the reach of Israeli OC has grown, so have the stakes. Crime families are working…

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