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Note this very important, overlapping, and detailed post by contributing editor “Pterrafractyl”  covering some of the issues with regard to encryption and the future of internet commerce and crime.
Introduction: This broadcast continues and updates analysis of “L’Affaire Snowden”–a “psy-op” assembled for propaganda purposes and resultant political effect.
We note that issues of “privacy,” “civil liberties” and “freedom” have NOTHING to do with the substantive realities of what is at play here. This operation is being conducted by elements who not only don’t believe in freedom but explicitly reject democracy and explicitly endorse slavery.
The “op” is intended to: destabilize the Obama administration  and U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy; degrade U.S. high-tech and internet business  and (consequently) the U.S. economy; justify Germany’s inclusion in the “Five Eyes” agreement  and justify expansion of German electronic surveillance; destabilize and weaken the National Security Agency  and the GCHQ; eclipse German economic warfare  against other European countries  and highlight the United States as the “International Public Enemy #1.”
In this program, we note the continued exclusion  of Germany from the “Five Eyes” club, Germany’s evident envy  of those who had higher security prioritization with NSA and more about Germany’s ongoing efforts  to ramp-up its own electronic surveillance capabilities.
Of paramount significance here is Germany’s steep acceleration of intelligence activity directed against the NSA and GCHQ! 
A very important element of analysis concerns a proposal by Angela Merkel  to creat a European communications network that would be secure from NSA spying. Germany is also moving in the direction of establishing a “German cloud”  to protect data from potential NSA spying.
Projected losses for the U.S. tech business by 2016 are calculated to be from 21 billion to 35 billion dollars. German cloud firms are experiencing better than projected results.
Program Highlights Include:
- The potential for devastating “hacks”  by individuals or groups capable of using the internet. Adam Lanza was a computer whiz who hacked through firewalls into a government website at the age of twelve. Had he decided to act out his sociopathy and psychopathology by, say, taking down a nuclear power plant or two, we would be in very bad shape.
- We note the “spy-like” behavior  of some of the WikiLeaks crowd, such as Jacob Applebaum .
- The fear on the part of ThyssenKrupp of a possible Stuxnet-like attack . Reinhold Achatz–ThyssenKrupp’s tech executive, has a background with Siemens.
- Glenn Greenwald’s historical antipathy  toward Israel.
- Glenn Greenwald’s leaking of information  about NSA spying on Israel, timed as the Obama administration and John Kerry are attempting to shoe-horn an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
- Review of historical and operational links between the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu  and the AN, the Italian fascist party of Gianfranco Fini and the successor to Mussolini’s fascisti.
- Continued networking between the Israeli right wing and European  and Russian  neo-fascists.
The German government has given up hope of a bilateral no-spy agreement with the US , according to a senior aide to chancellor Angela Merkel.
Phillipp Missfelder, Berlin’s co-ordinator for transatlantic relations, told a press briefing on Thursday that he did not expect talks would lead to a legally binding agreement.
He said: “I am realistic that we can’t expect a no-spy agreement that will be binding in international law. The Americans are not prepared to curtail their security measures.”
Germany has been pushing for a relationship similar to the “five eyes” agreement  between the US and four English-speaking allies, including the UK. This carries an understanding that they will not spy on each other.
There were reports of a stalemate in talks between Berlin and Washington last month, but until now the official line from Germany has been that discussions are ongoing.
Mr Missfelder said: “The Americans base their predominant position in the world not on economic or on military grounds, but on moral superiority. That is undermined when friends are spied upon. When were Gerhard Schröder or Angela Merkel a threat to US national security? Never.”
Mr Missfelder leavened his criticism with praise for President Barack Obama for giving an interview to a German broadcaster following his NSA speech. He added: “We are friends, we remain friends, and Snowden can’t change that.”
At a joint press conference with French president François Hollande on Tuesday, Mr Obama said there was no country with which the US has a no-spy agreement. He added the US endeavours to protect privacy rights as it gathers foreign intelligence.
. . . . The NSA operates in close co-operation with four other English-speaking countries — the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — sharing raw intelligence, funding, technical systems and personnel. Their top level collective is known as the ‘5-Eyes’.
Beyond that, the NSA has other coalitions, although intelligence-sharing is more restricted for the additional partners: the 9-Eyes, which adds Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Norway; the 14-Eyes, including Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Sweden; and 41-Eyes, adding in others in the allied coalition in Afghanistan.
The exclusivity of the various coalitions grates with some, such as Germany, which is using the present controversy to seek an upgrade. Germany has long protested at its exclusion, not just from the elite 5-Eyes but even from 9-Eyes. Minutes from the UK intelligence agency GCHQ note: “The NSA’s relationship with the French was not as advanced as GCHQ’s … the Germans were a little grumpy at not being invited to join the 9-Eyes group”.
Significantly, amid the German protestations of outrage over US eavesdropping on Merkel and other Germans, Berlin is using the controversy as leverage for an upgrade to 5-Eyes. . . .
1c. As discussed in FTR #765 , Germany (as well as the EU) is looking to ramp up its own cyber-spying capabilities.
One unfortunate knock-on effect of the revelations about the extent of NSA information gathering seems to be that the spies in other countries are starting to feel under-informed by comparison. Of course, many of them already knew about what was going on: in addition to the British  and theDutch , there are now reports that Germany was also kept informed at the highest levels (original in German .) That would probably explain the revelation by the news magazine Der Spiegel that Germany has been trying to beef up its own snooping capabilities for a while :
Last year, [Germany’s foreign intelligence agency] BND head Gerhard Schindler told the Confidential Committee of the German parliament, the Bundestag, about a secret program that, in his opinion, would make his agency a major international player. Schindler said the BND wanted to invest €100 million ($133 million) over the coming five years. The money is to finance up to 100 new jobs in the technical surveillance department, along with enhanced computing capacities.
Small beer compared to the NSA, but it’s a start. Der Spiegel’s article provides some details on how they do it in Germany:
The largest traffic control takes place in Frankfurt, in a data processing center owned by the Association of the German Internet Industry. Via this hub, the largest in Europe, e-mails, phone calls, Skype conversations and text messages flow from regions that interest the BND like Russia and Eastern Europe, along with crisis areas like Somalia, countries in the Middle East, and states like Pakistan and Afghanistan.
But the BND still has a long way to go before it attains NSA-like levels of snooping:
In contrast to the NSA, though, the German intelligence agency has been overwhelmed by this daunting wealth of information. Last year, it monitored just under 5 percent, roughly every 20th phone call, every 20th e-mail and every 20th Facebook exchange. In the year 2011, the BND used over 16,000 search words to fish in this data stream.
As in the US, the idea is that this targets foreigners:
German law allows the BND to monitor any form of communication that has a foreign element, be it a mobile phone conversation, a Facebook chat or an exchange via AOL Messenger. For the purposes of “strategic communications surveillance,” the foreign intelligence agency is allowed to copy and review 20 percent of this data traffic. There is even a regulation requiring German providers “to maintain a complete copy of the telecommunications.”
Here’s how the BND tries to achieve that:
If e-mail addresses surface that end in “.de” (for Germany), they have to be erased. The international dialing code for Germany, 0049, and IP addresses that were apparently given to customers in Germany also pass through the net.
Of course, as in the US, it doesn’t quite work out like that:
At first glance, it’s not evident where users live whose information is saved by Yahoo, Google or Apple. And how are the agencies supposed to spot a Taliban commander who has acquired an email address with German provider GMX? Meanwhile, the status of Facebook chats and conversations on Skype remains completely unclear.
Given this evident desire to create its own snooping apparatus, coupled with the fact that Germany has doubtless benefited from NSA spying, perhaps it’s no surprise the German government’s protests about its citizens being subject to extensive NSA surveillance  have been muted….
2. Angela Merkel has proposed an EU-wide communications system  to guard against NSA and GCHQ spying, while ramping up spying against the U.S. (For more about the profound EU and German hypocrisy vis a vis L’Affaire Snowden, see FTR #765 .)
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has announced plans to set up a European communications network as part of a broad counter-espionage offensive designed to curb mass surveillance conducted by the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ. . . .
. . . . Announcing the project in her weekly podcast, Ms Merkel said she envisaged setting up a European communications network which would offer protection from NSA surveillance by side-stepping the current arrangement whereby emails and other internet data automatically pass through the United States.
The NSA’s German phone and internet surveillance operation is reported to be one of the biggest in the EU. In co-operation with GCHQ it has direct access to undersea cables carrying transatlantic communications between Europe and the US.
Ms Merkel said she planned to discuss the project with the French President, François Hollande, when she meets him in Paris on Wednesday. “Above all we’ll talk about European providers that offer security to our citizens, so that one shouldn’t have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic,” she said. “Rather one could build up a communications network inside Europe.”
French government officials responded by saying Paris intended to “take up” the German initiative.
Ms Merkel’s proposals appear to be part of a wider German counter-espionage offensive, reported to be under way in several of Germany’s intelligence agencies, against NSA and GCHQ surveillance.
Der Spiegel magazine said on Sunday that it had obtained information about plans by Germany’s main domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, for a “massive” increase in counter-espionage measures.
The magazine said there were plans to subject both the American and British Embassies in Berlin to surveillance. It said the measures would include obtaining exact details about intelligence agents who were accredited as diplomats, and information about the technology being used within the embassies.
Last year information provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that US intelligence agents were able to bug Ms Merkel’s mobile phone from a listening post on the US Embassy roof. Investigations by The Independent subsequently revealed that GCHQ ran a similar listening post from the roof of the British Embassy in Berlin.
Intelligence experts say it is difficult if not impossible to control spying activities conducted from foreign embassies, not least because their diplomatic status means they are protected from the domestic legislation of the host country.
Der Spiegel said Germany’s military intelligence service, (MAD) was also considering stepping up surveillance of US and British spying activities. It said such a move would mark a significant break with previous counter-espionage practice which had focused on countries such as China, North Korea and Russia. . . .
3. The possible loss of cloud computing business for U.S. tech firms appears to be accelerating. German firms may be hoping to attract the business. As discussed in FTR #769 , one of the major goals of this psy-op is degrading U.S. internet business and, through that, damaging the U.S. economy. Note that Reinhold Achatz holds a relevant and critical executive post with ThyssenKrupp. He previously held a key executive post with Siemens , which is inextricably linked with German intel. The Stuxnet worm was directed at Siemens industrial control systems.
We also wonder if he might be related to Werner Achatz, Glenn Greenwald’s partner of 11 years?  We wonder if Werner Achatz might have been some kind of control or case officer for Greenwald?
When Germany’s federal criminal police office needs to share sensitive information these days, employees type the particulars and get them hand-delivered.
Last year, agents would have trusted the security of e-mail. But that was before Edward Snowden and the revelations about the US National Security Agency’s PRISM electronic intelligence-gathering programme. After Snowden, it’s a new digital world.
“We’re now carrying our information to our allies on foot,” said Peter Henzler, vice- president of the Bundeskriminalamt, known as the BKA. He was speaking recently at a German Interior Ministry discussion on the country’s digital future. The focus of the panel was how to counter US surveillance measures and what it will take for Germans to be safe again on the web. “We’re no longer using the open internet,” he said.
The message is clear: No longer can the US be trusted to honour the privacy of German life and policy.
Henzler’s concerns weren’t isolated. The worries appear to reflect the wider German, and even European, frustration with the reach of the NSA’s surveillance programme.
Hardly a week passes in Berlin without some new revelation about the dastardly depths to which the American spy programme invaded German privacy, or at least a new way in which to react to the scandal.
Last week, news broke that the United States had tapped the mobile phone of Gerhard Schroeder when he was German chancellor from 1998 to 2005. This came four months after news broke that the same American surveillance programme was tapping the mobile phone of the current chancellor, Angela Merkel.
There are many more examples beyond news stories. Thirty-two per cent of Germans told pollsters that they had either quit or cut their time on Facebook because of spying fears. German television ads note the peace of mind and freedom that comes with e-mail that doesn’t leave European servers. Providers now say that they encrypt all e-mail.
Such thoughts aren’t limited to Germany. A US$900 million French deal with the United Arab Emirates for two new intelligence satellites appears to be in doubt after the buyers noticed US components in the French satellites that they feared could compromise their data.
Florian Glatzner, a policy officer with the German Federal Consumer Protection Agency, says the office is fielding many consumer questions about how to ensure that communications and data are safe from the NSA.
“A lot of the trust in the big internet companies is gone,” he says. “And most of the big internet companies were based in the United States.”
Thomas Kremer, a data privacy board member for Deutsche Telekom, the German phone giant, recently noted that: “Regardless of what one thinks of Edward Snowden, he created an awareness of internet security and we should be grateful for that.”
Experts note that there may be no better place to find the effect of this distrust than in the emerging cloud computing market. Before Europe met Snowden, the continent was moving fast to an American-dominated cloud computing future.
The American dream of total cloud domination might be drifting away. There are signs of that: By 2016, US companies are expected to lose US$21 billion to US$35 billion in new contracts that they’d been expected to collect, according to some estimates.
German cloud companies are posting better-than-expected earnings. There have been signs that some US tech companies might be suffering. Network equipment maker Cisco, for instance, noted government issues when it predicted a revenue drop for the current quarter.
The new reality for some critics is that data that passes through the United States isn’t safe.
“A year ago, a German cloud was a bad idea,” says Daniel Castro, a senior analyst for the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington. “German business didn’t want a German product to help them in a global market. They wanted the best product. Today, even if businesses still believe a German cloud is a bad idea, they’re accepting it as a necessary idea.”
There’s even a new initiative, “German Cloud”, backed by a variety of German tech companies. The motto is “My company data stays in Germany.”
Castro noted that this is a bad time for the American brand to lose lustre. The market is growing rapidly. Castro wants hard evidence that confirms his earlier predictions that the international market share of US cloud providers should fall by 5 per cent this year, and up to 20 per cent by 2016, because of the spying allegations.
The news could be even worse for American companies. The recent Interior Ministry panel showed just how fearful Germany has become. Reinhold Achatz, head of technology and innovation at the German steel giant ThyssenKrupp, noted that “whoever can read data is also likely to be able to change data.”
“For example, they could switch off a power station,” he said. “So from my point of view, it wouldn’t be surprising if someone came up with the idea of switching off Germany. I’m serious about that.”
. .. . Christian Stoecker, editor of Spiegel Online, the web version of Germany’s most prestigious news magazine, noted: “Before Snowden, I did not know that the NSA intercepts hardware shipped to European telecommunications companies by US manufacturers and swaps the BIOS to make the equipment usable for NSA purposes.” BIOS is the basic operating system that starts up a personal computer.
“The NSA practically turned the internet into a weapons system,” Stoecker says. “If we want to change things, we have to enter into disarmament talks.”
4. ThyssenKrupp was seeking insurance against a cyberattack, this stemming from the development of the Stuxnet worm , which targets Siemens industrial control systems. Note ThyssenKrupp executive Reinhold Achatz’s remarks in he story excerpted above. Achatz previously appears to have worked for Siemens.
Note that the Thyssen industrial empire is at the epicenter of the Bormann capital network.
German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp is seeking to insure itself against possible attacks from computer worms that could sabotage production, the Financial Times Deutschland reported Thursday.
Insurers are, however, reluctant to offer such policies and only France’s AXA has agreed to cover up to 30 percent of ThyssenKrupp’s risks, the newspaper said.
Neither ThyssenKrupp nor AXA were willing to comment, FT Deutschland added.
Fears of cyber attacks or industrial espionage from computer viruses or malware have been growing since the discovery of the Stuxnet worm which Israel and the United States are believed to have developed to attack and disable Iran’s nuclear facilities.
5. Adam Lanza was sufficiently skilled with computes to hack through two firewalls into a U.S. government website at the age of 12. It seems reasonable to conclude that his computer skills grew with time.
Suppose–for the sake of argument–that he had decided to use them to commit mayhem, say by bringing down a nuclear power plant or something along those lines?
In 2004, officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation knocked on the door at 36 Yogananda Street, in Newtown, Connecticut, wanting information on a 12-year-old boy named Adam Lanza, according to his mother.
Adam had used his computer to hack through two levels of security on a government website, the officials told Nancy, and they wanted answers.
Nancy Lanza knew exactly how to handle this situation, how to keep her son out of trouble. “He’s a computer whiz,” she told the federal agents, assuring them he was just a very bright, if somewhat troubled boy. “Adam was just testing himself,” she added. . . .
6. As discussed in FTR #774 , private technology companies and the features and services they offer are a far greater threat to citizens’ civil liberties than the NSA. The “Crowdpilot” app may well offer strangers access to users’ phone calls.
The NSA isn’t the only ones capable of tapping phone calls anymore thanks to a new smartphone app called ‘Crowdpilot,’ which could potentially let anyone listen in on your calls without your knowledge.
“Crowdpilot lets you crowdsource your social interactions by bringing a group of your friends or strangers along to listen in and assist you in any situation,” the app’s description states. “Whenever you need help, turn on Crowdpilot to stream your conversation to the web where the anonymous crowd – optionally supported by a team of your Facebook friends – will tune in, follow along and assist you. Or become a crowdpilot yourself, and watch and direct others!”
Crowdpilot lets any user bring a third party into a conversation without alerting the person on the other end of the line – the modern day equivalent of picking up a landline while someone else is already on a call.
7. John Young, an original WikiLeaks founder, on why he broke with the group: 
Again, what judicial or governmental/civic authority has sanctioned WikiLeaks’ activities?
“. . . they’re acting like a cult. They’re acting like a religion. They’re acting like a government. They’re acting like a bunch of spies. They’re hiding their identity. They don’t account for the money. They promise all sorts of good things. They seldom let you know what they’re really up to. . . There was suspicion from day one that this was entrapment run by someone unknown to suck a number of people into a trap. So we actually don’t know. But it’s certainly a standard counterintelligence technique. . . .”
8. Note John Young’s observation about WikiLeaks that “They’re acting like a bunch of spies.” WikiLeaks’ Jacob Applebaum carries around a hollowed-out nickel with a copy of Tor inside.
. . . . He is often driven to extreme measures to get copies of Tor through customs in foreign countries. “I studied what drug smugglers do,” he says. “I wanted to beat them at their own game.” He shows me a nickel. Then he slams it on the floor of his apartment. It pops open. Inside there is a tiny eight– gigabyte microSD memory card. It holds a copy of Tor. . . .
9a. Note that Citizen Greenwald–no friend of Israel–has made a point of schmoozing with the right-wing regime of Benjamin Netanyahu, whose Likud Party is the heir to the fascist element of the Zionist movement. This comes as John Kerry and Obama’s State Department are attempting to broker a peace agreement with the Palestinians. The prospects have been dimmed, in part, by flack from the Israeli right-wing allied with Likud/Netanyahu.
Why is he schmoozing with the fascist-linked Israeli right wing at such a sensitive time? He is purporting to “help” Israel by disclosing NSA and GCHQ spying on Israel, something that has been on the public record for some time. We don’t believe that is the real reason.
We suspect that Greenwald and the interests through which he fronts are working to frustrate Obama’s efforts in the Middle Eastern diplomatic arena.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel , the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world’s attention said on Monday.
Among allegations aired by Snowden last year were that the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 targeted an email address listed as belonging to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and monitored emails of senior defense officials.
Israel  played down the disclosures. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the matter examined and that “there are things that must not be done” between allies. . . . .
9b. As we noted above, Greenwald is no friend of Israel. Why is he schmoozing with the fascist-linked Israeli right wing at such a sensitive time? Again, he is purporting to “help” Israel by disclosing NSA and GCHQ spying on Israel, something that has been on the public record for some time. We don’t believe that is the real reason.
The following are quotes from Glenn Greenwald , ‘Comment is Free’ correspondent for the Guardian. (Greenwald joined the Guardian in 2012 after several years of blogging at Salon.com  and a personal blog titled ‘Unclaimed Territory ‘.)
- “Anyone who has argued that a desire to protect Israeli interests plays too large of a role in our foreign policy has been subjected to some of the most vicious and relentless smears. Ask Juan Cole about that, or John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt. Those tactics have, as intended, prevented a substantive debate on this question, as most people have feared even approaching the topic.” – July 16, 2006 Unclaimed Territory 
- “Large and extremely influential Jewish donor groups are the ones agitating for a US war against Iran, and that is the case because those groups are devoted to promoting Israel’s interests.” – Feb. 3, 2007, Unclaimed Territory 
- “The dominant narrative among neocons and the media is that, deep down in his heart, [Obama] may be insufficiently devoted to Israel to be president of the United States. Has there ever been another country to which American politicians were required to pledge their uncritical, absolute loyalty the way they are, now, with Israel?” –May 13, 2008 Salon 
- “If you don’t…pledge your loyalty to our policies toward Israel and to Israel, what will happen to you is what just happened to Charles Freeman. You’ll be demonized and have your career ended.” – Jan. 8, 2009, interview on Hugh Hewitt Show 
- “Those [American Jews] who favor the attack on Gaza are certainly guilty…of such overwhelming emotional and cultural attachment to Israel and Israelis that they long ago ceased viewing this conflict with any remnant of objectivity.” – Jan. 4, 2009 Salon 
- “So absolute has the Israel-centric stranglehold on American policy been that the U.S. Government has made it illegal to broadcast Hezbollah television stations and has even devoted its resources to criminally prosecuting and imprisoning satellite providers merely for including Hezbollah’s Al Manar channel in their cable package. Not even our Constitution’s First Amendment has been a match for the endless exploitation of American policy, law and resources to target and punish Israel’s enemies.” – March 9, 2009, Salon 
- “The real goal [of the Israel lobby], as always, was to ensure that there is no debate over America’s indescribably self-destructive, blind support for Israeli actions. [Charles] Freeman’s critics may have scored a short-term victory in that regard, but the more obvious it becomes what is really driving these scandals, the more difficult it will be to maintain this suffocating control over American debates and American policy.” – March 11, 2009 Salon 
- “The point is that the power the [Israel lobby] exercises [is] harmful in the extreme. They use it to squelch debate, destroy the careers and reputations of those who deviate from their orthodoxies, and compel both political parties to maintain strict adherence to an agenda that is held by a minority of Americans; that is principally concerned with the interests of a foreign country; and that results in serious cost and harm to the United States. In doing so, they insure not only that our policies towards Israel remain firmly in place no matter the outcome of our elections, but also that those policies remain beyond the realm of what can be questioned or debated by those who want to have a political future.” – March 11, 2009 Salon
- “[Charles] Freeman is being dragged through the mud by the standard cast of accusatory Israel-centric neocons (Marty Peretz, Jon Chait, Jeffrey Goldberg, Commentary, The Weekly Standard’s Michael Goldfarb, etc. etc., etc.).” – March 9, 2009 Salon 
- “Meanwhile, one of the many Israel-Firsters in the U.S. Congress — Rep. Anthony Weiner, last seen lambasting President Obama  for daring to publicly mention a difference between the U.S. and Israel — today not only defended Israel’s attack. – June 1, 2010 Salon 
- This is a truly disgusting spectacle…commentators — all of whom are writing well within the range of mainstream opinion on Israel — are being publicly smeared early in their careers as anti-Semites as part of a coordinated, ongoing campaign planned by Josh Block and carried out by numerous journalists with large media platforms, and aided and abetted by Jewish groups trading on their credibility to suppress debate. – Jan 19, 2012 Salon 
10a. Next, the discussion focuses on a 1998 congress of the AN, the Italian Fascist Party that is the direct lineal descendant of and heir to Mussolini’s blackshirts. Present at that meeting were GOP Representative Bob Young, representing the Republican Party, and Udi Cohen, representing the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu. (This excerpt is taken from FTR #94 , recorded on 5/5/1998.)
10b. The recent meeting of an Israeli cabinet minister with a prominent Swedish fascist is the latest example of a long-standing feature of the behavior of that country’s political right wing.
In addition to the fascist movement  that has existed within the Zionist movement and what we’ve termed “Bormann Jews, ” Israelis and Zionists from the right side of the political spectrum have maintained contact and interaction with elements of the fascist international. In particular, members of the Likud and other Israeli far-right parties have conducted political interface  with European Nazis and fascists.
Note that Ayoob Kara also met with the head of the Austrian Freedom Party , the neo-fascist party formerly headed up by Jurg Haider.
Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara met with Swedish-German millionaire Patrik Brinkmann who has ties with German neo-Nazi groups in Berlin over the weekend, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
Brinkmann, who is trying to establish a far-right anti-Islamic party in Germany claims he is not an anti-Semite, however his previous close contacts with the German neo-Nazi party (NPD) and his past membership in another neo-Nazi party raise questions regarding his ideology.
Brinkmann, 44, made his fortune in the Swedish real estate business in the 1980s before becoming mixed in tax problems in his home country. As legal battles were going on he used the majority of his finances for the establishment of two research foundations which became closely affiliated with far-right and neo-Nazi elements in Germany. . . .
. . . Several months ago, Kara met with Austrian Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache who was once active in neo-Nazi groups. . . .
10c. Another right-wing Israeli political contingent has reached out to European fascists. Communing with Russian fascists, the “National Unity” bloc has impressed the leader of the National Democratic Alliance, who feels the two groups have much in common.
Following on the heels of an Iraeli deputy minister’s schmoozing  with a prominent Swedish neo-fascist financier , Aryeh Eldad’s hobnobbing with Ilya Lazarenko perpetuates  a disturbing pattern of Zionist/fascist interface  dating back to the pre-World War II period.
Russian nationalists met in Israel with a right-wing Zionists.
One of the leaders of Russia’s National Democratic Alliance, who visited Israel together with his colleagues at the invitation of religious-right-wing Zionists, came to the conclusion that the two political forces have a lot in common …
Since last week, in Israel there is a group of moderate [ethnic] Russian nationalists from Russia, arrived here at the invitation of the religious-right bloc “Ihud ha-Leumi” (“National Unity”). The leaders of an interregional public association of the National Democratic Alliance (established in March 2010) made several trips to the Holy Land, visited the Knesset, and the memorial complex “Yad Vashem”. Following the visit, co-chairman of the movement Ilya Lazarenko came to the conclusion that the Russian nationalists and right-wing Zionists have much in common. “We are very much in common, and first of all — rejection of violent Islamism, which is a threat to civilization — he said to the portal IzRus. — We also have some ideological overlap associated with the objectives of nation-building and its operation.” . . . .
11.We conclude by noting Mitt Romney’s alliance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, himself an heir to the fascist element within the Zionist movement. Romney also was allied with Snowden’s Presidential candidate of choice Ron Paul .
. . . . That shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship, little known to outsiders, that is now rich with political intrigue. Mr. Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, is making the case for military action against Iran as Mr. Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee, is attacking the Obama administration for not supporting Mr. Netanyahu more robustly.
The relationship between Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Romney — nurtured over meals in Boston, New York and Jerusalem, strengthened by a network of mutual friends and heightened by their conservative ideologies — has resulted in an unusually frank exchange of advice and insights on topics like politics, economics and the Middle East.
When Mr. Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Netanyahu offered him firsthand pointers on how to shrink the size of government. When Mr. Netanyahu wanted to encourage pension funds to divest from businesses tied to Iran, Mr. Romney counseled him on which American officials to meet with. And when Mr. Romney first ran for president, Mr. Netanyahu presciently asked him whether he thought Newt Gingrich would ever jump into the race.
Only a few weeks ago, on Super Tuesday, Mr. Netanyahu delivered a personal briefing by telephone to Mr. Romney about the situation in Iran. . . .