Israel did NOT Have Foreknowledge of 911

The 9-11 “Truth” Movement often claims there was plenty of foreknowledge about the 9-11 attacks, and some of their theories say that the Israeli’s knew about it ( source).

As we see here, “truthers” claim that 4,000 Israeli’s failing to show up for work proves Israel had foreknowledge of the attack. However, if you refer to this quote from 911myths.com, you’ll see the truth: “The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has so far received the names of 4,000 Israelis believed to have been in the areas of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the time of the attack. The list is made up of people who have not yet made contact with friends or family, Army Radio reported. Telephone connections between Israel and the New York City and Washington, D.C. areas has been sporadic and unreliable since the multiple attacks yesterday”.

Hmm, let’s see- sporadic and unreliable phone connections between Israel, New York City, and D.C areas after a major attack? There’s nothing sinister about that at all- in point of fact after major disasters, unreliable communication is quite common.

911myths.com correctly points out this is merely a guess based on phone calls from worried family members that had relatives in that area on 9/11/01. Hint: Just because they were in those areas doesn’t mean they were working there. Furthermore, the phone systems were overwhelmed, and was matched by phone calls from other countries such as the UK and Ireland which received over 20,000 calls and between 2500 to 3000 calls from worried relatives, respectively (reference).

This quote from here shows another 911 “Truth” Movement claim: “Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co. Inc. used to have offices in the World Trade Center, but they cleared out just two weeks before the attack. What did they know?”

There’s just one problem with that claim. If you refer to 911myths.com, you will see that Zim’s lease with the Port Authority expired on Sept 1, 2001. Hmm, moving out because the lease is up; only a complete idiot or a 911 conspiracy nut- oh, wait, there’s no difference between the two- would think that’s suspicious. Furthermore, Zim had kept a small office in the World Trade Center consisting of computer tracking gear ( source). Hint: This means there were still some Zim employees in the WTC when it was attacked. If Israel had foreknowledge of the attacks, why would they have left anyone in the WTC?

In addition, another Israeli company, Clearforest was still occupying office space in the WTC on 9/11/01 ( source). Why would Israel warn one of it’s companies, but not another- wouldn’t they warn ALL of their companies if they knew the attacks were going to happen?

Finally, this quote from here shows another “truther” claim: “Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, cancelled plans to address Israeli support groups in New York City on September 11th.”

The problem is, as we see here, the event had been tentatively scheduled for June but was postponed because Sharon couldn’t guarantee his ability to be there in June, If he had foreknowledge of the attacks, why would Sharon have postponed his visit until September? Furthermore, the rally was cancelled on September 12 out of respect for the victims ( source).

This quote from here raises an excellent point as well: “It’s possible that after the attacks, but before the official cancellation, the Israeli Secret Service recommended Sharon shouldn’t attend (it would be hard to imagine them doing anything less). Therefore it may be true that Sharon cancelled travel plans on September 11th, but this is in no sense mysterious, and doesn’t require any foreknowledge at all.”

As usual, the 911 “Truth” Movement is jumping to conclusions while ignoring the old adage as to why one should never assume- of course, the first three letters of assume accurately describes what the “truthers” keep making of themselves.

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Posted July 9, 2008 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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