WMR previously reported on the activities of a group of some 120 Israeli
"art students" in the United States prior to the 9-11 attacks. At
least a year before the attacks, the art students caught the attention of agents
of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who prepared a
lengthy report of their activities in June 2001. The DEA report
specifically concluded that the Israelis may have had "ties to an Islamic
fundamentalist group.” That group turned out to be Al Qaeda. The DEA report
was supplemented by reports from agents of the Marshal's Service, Environmental
Protection Agency, and local police departments.
Israeli intelligence veteran confirms that Israeli art
students who shadowed 9-11 hijackers were part of a major Mossad intelligence
WMR's report on
the suspicious activities of Israeli art students and movers concludes that
these individuals were involved in surveillance of the 9-11 hijackers in locations
such as Hollywood, Florida; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Venice, Florida; Laurel,
Maryland; San Diego, California; and Jersey City and Paterson, New Jersey.
WMR can now report that a long-serving member of the Israeli intelligence service,
Mossad, has confirmed that the Israeli art students were, in fact, part of a major
Israeli intelligence operation and that they were conducting surveillance of the
activities of the 9-11 hijackers. They also worked with the Israeli Urban Moving
System employees in New Jersey who were seen in at least two Jersey City locations
-- Liberty State Park and The Doric apartment building -- celebrating the impact
of the first plane into the World Trade Center.
The Israelis at Liberty State Park were dressed in Arab-style clothing when
they were witnessed celebrating the first attack. The FBI later confiscated
a videotape they filmed of the first attack. All the Israeli art students and
movers who were detained, arrested, or jailed were freed and allowed to return
to Israel. The Israeli movers in New Jersey were freed after intense pressure
was brought on the Bush administration by former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
After the news of the Israeli art students and their intelligence ring was reported
by the AP and other media outlets, including Fox News, the Israeli embassy in
Washington and The Washington Post called the story an "urban myth."
It is also of note that John Miller, the ABC News reporter who covered the Israeli
movers story for 20/20 and concluded that the movers were not involved in the
9-11 attacks, is now the spokesman for the FBI. WMR can also report that there
are a number of FBI agents, some veterans of the New York-New Jersey Joint Terrorism
Task Force, who know about the Israeli role in surveillance of the 9-11 hijackers
but have been "gagged" by senior levels of the FBI not to talk about
what they know.