Shlomo Alegra

Jeff Epstein may Destroy Ehud Barak’s Comeback

Ehud Barak’s political comeback maybe over, due to his connection with billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein.

Jeff Epstein was born in 1953 in New York City where he dreamed of becoming part of the one percent of the American upper class.

Epstein left NYU without receiving his bachelors, he worked briefly as a high school teacher in Dalton high school in Manhattan.

Jeff met Alan Greenberg of Bear Stearns who got him a job as a Junior broker at the firm in 1976 after having worked as a math teacher at Dalton high.

In 1980 after four years with the firm he became a limited partner but, left in 1981 while still being in touch with the upper echelons of the company.

In 1981 Epstein founded Intercontinental Assets Group Inc, during this time he worked as a consultant for governments and billionaires to recover stolen funds.

During the 1980s he ran Intercontinental Assets Groups Inc and he was involved with a Saudi Businessman who helped transfer weapons from Israel to Iran and traveled multiple times between the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Epstein was paid by Tower Financial Corporation to take over Pan Am Airlines, however in 1993 the company was involved in a Ponzi Scheme that made investors lose $450 million; Epstein was believed to have been involved in the scheme but was never indicted.

Due to the history Epstein had of rubbing shoulders with famous and powerful people from around the world it gave him the ability to avoid prosecution in 1993.

In the early ’90s Epstein visited the White House several times during the Clinton Presidency because he donated money to the White House and the Clinton administration.

Rumors circulated that Clinton and other high echelon figures were flown to his private Saint James Island in the Caribean where they were offered underage prostitutes.

Many famous people are believed to have received underage prostitutes by Epstein like Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz.

According to the Daily Beast “Dershowitz has also been accused by an alleged victim of molesting her at Epstein’s Palm Beach house and on his private island. He vehemently denies the allegations” (Shugerman 2019).

Dershowitz was recently on MSNBC and said that he as well as many other wealthy powerful people had visited Epstein’s home in Mara Lago, but that he only had a massage and nothing inappropriate happened during the encounter.

According to Julie Brown of the Miami Herald Virginia Roberts was lured into sex work by Ghislaine Maxwell,” It started with one and it trickled into two and so on,’’ Roberts told the Herald. “And before you know it, I’m being lent out to politicians and academics and royalty.’’

Roberts is just one of several women who have claimed Mr. Epstein had sexually abused them and had pimped her out to many wealthy and powerful people.

As time continued and he was left without any sort of government oversight and free reign to do what ever he wanted, while his network of powerful people grew.

In 2005, many women came forward to law enforcement accusing Epstein of running a brothel of underage girls for the rich and powerful.

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and the FBI conducted an 11 month investigation against Epstein leading to an indictment in 2006.

Just like the OJ Simpson trial, Epstein had a dream team of lawyers like Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr that at the end of the trial he received a very lenient sentence of only 13 months in prison.

According to Lori Rozsa of the Washington Post, ” During much of his sentence, Epstein was allowed to leave the county’s minimum-security stockade 12 hours a day, six days a week, for a work-release program, a job at a nonprofit foundation he had created. Sheriff’s deputies assigned to monitor the multimillionaire on these outings allowed him to enter his Palm Beach estate on at least nine occasions toward the end of his sentence, at least once unattended and for four hours, according to the deputies’ reports.”

In 2010 he was released on parole and allowed to fly on his private jet outside of the country while anyone else who would have committed the same crime would have been imprisoned for life.

In the 2010s Epstein faced a large amount of lawsuits from several different women alleging sexual abuse.

Finally in July 6, 2019 he was arrested in New Jersey on charges of sex trafficking and is now in a legal battle.

Simultaneously at the time of his arrest the authorities raided his home and found hundreds of photos and videos of many underaged girls performing sex acts.

Southern District of New York is currently charging him with sex trafficking of minors with at least 40 underaged girls that were brought onto his property for sexual favors.

Judge Berman denied bail to Epstein since he is considered a flight risk and can escape the country to avoid prosecution.

Epstein was found semi-conscious and hurt around 1 am in the morning on his cell floor, some suspect he tried to hang himself while others say perhaps a fellow inmate tried to have him killed.

It turns out that in 2015 Epstein had invested money in a start up called Carbyne run by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

According to the Times of Israel, “Barak told news outlet he visited the island “once, for several hours—and years after the publications about sex parties or orgies there.” Federal authorities consider the island to be Epstein’s primary residence in the United States, a place where at least one alleged victim said in a court affidavit that she participated in an orgy, as well as had sex with Epstein and other people. She said she saw former US President Bill Clinton on the island, but that she never saw him having sex with anyone.”

Ehud Barak admitted that he had visited the island and there are flight logs that show he flew to Epstein’s private island.

Many of Epsteins victims have alleged that the private island is where they were primarily abused by Epstein and other very powerful men.

If Epstein turns state witness against his wealthy friends with the amount of evidence he has it could ruin Ehud Barak’s political career if he would have to defend himself in a US court.

There is evidence that Ehud Barak had gone into Epstein’s mansion with his face covered as presented by the Daily Mail.

Martin Gould of the Daily Mail reported, ” The ever-expanding probe into Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile ring is now threatening to derail the Israeli election as has obtained exclusive pictures of one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s main challengers hiding his face as he entered the convicted sex offender’s Manhattan townhouse.A bevy of young women were also seen going into the multi-millionaire’s lavish seven-story home on the same day that Ehud Barak was snapped.”

There is a book of people Jeff Epstein had a associated with, the fact there is a photo of Ehud Barak covering his face going into his New York Mansion is suspicious.

Even if it does not lead to any sort of indictment; Barak’s political comeback may be ruined as Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Barak should be investigated for possible crimes of having sex with minors.

Epstein’s case could lead to the demise of many powerful Jewish leaders like Alan Dershowitz and Ehud Barak.

Many political pundits have said that perhaps Epstein has videos of several powerful people committing sex acts on children which can be used as black mail against them if Epstein is prosecuted.

The fact Epstein got a slap on the wrist the first time he was arrested for sex abuse of minors may show how much political protection he has against prosecution.

Barak’s comeback into the political arena maybe over even before it began because the Israeli public will not vote for someone who might be a sex offender.

Netanyahu and other right wing opponents will use Barak’s connection with Epstein against him in nasty political campaigns to derail him in the September election.

Works Cited

Emily Shugerman, Suzi Parker. “EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein Visited Clinton White House Multiple Times in Early ’90s.” The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company, July 24, 2019.

Rozsa, Lori. “For ‘Client’ Jeffrey Epstein, an Unlocked Cell in a Florida Jail.” The Washington Post. WP Company, July 19, 2019.

Brown, Julie K. “Even from Jail, Sex Abuser Manipulated the System. His Victims Were Kept in the Dark.” miamiherald. Miami Herald. Accessed July 31, 2019.

Toi, Haim Watzman, Michael Bachner, Ron Kampeas, Eric Cortellessa, Jenni Frazer, Mehdi Fattahi, et al. “Barak Says He Visited Epstein at Home, but Didn’t Attend Sex Parties.” The Times of Israel. Accessed July 31, 2019., Martin Gould For. “Netanyahu Challenger Ehud Barak Hides His Face as He Enters Entering Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion.” Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, July 16, 2019.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Miami, Florida in 1989 and moved to Israel in 2012. He holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science and served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. After serving in the military Shlomo studied in Yeshivat Shavie Hevron where he lived in Hebron. He now lives in Kiryat Arba, is a proud reservist in the Golani Brigade, and is a blogger for the Times of Israel.
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