Judge’s Son Worked for Defendant in 9-11 Litigation
May 22, 2013
“In the three years since 9-11, we’ve begun to understand that it’s possible to know what happened without knowing what happened.”
- New York Times, “The Public Knowledge of 9/11,” September 11, 2004
For the past twelve years, the New York Times has utterly failed to investigate the events of 9-11. As the leading newspaper of New York City, the Times has actually played a key role in the 9-11 cover-up by concealing important facts and evidence that disprove the official version of events. Three years after the attacks the editorial board of the paper articulated its intention not to investigate 9-11 and to keep the public ignorant of what really happened saying, “we’ve begun to understand that it’s possible to know what happenedwithout knowing what happened.”
The New York Times has maintained its position of ignoring the facts of 9-11 for 12 years. Its latest contribution to the 9-11 cover-up is a May 15 article entitled “Court Penalizes a Lawyer Over Slurs in a 9/11 Filing,” written by Benjamin Weiser. This is an article about sanctions against 9-11 widow Ellen Mariani and her lawyer for their motion to the court. What the Times doesn’t say with even one word is what the motions are about.
Benjamin Weiser is a veteran court reporter and certainly knows that the reader deserves to know what Mariani’s motions were about, but there is nothing in the article to inform the reader of the essence of her motions.
Rather, Weiser emphasizes the “anti-Semitic” tone of the motion:
In its ruling on Wednesday, the panel cited Ms. Mariani’s second appeal, calling it frivolous because it persisted in making arguments that had been clearly rejected. But the judges, Peter W. Hall and Susan L. Carney, also noted that the appeal briefs featured “an escalating series of ad hominem attacks on opposing counsel and bombastic challenges to the integrity” of Judge [Alvin] Hellerstein.
They cited one brief which they said “consisted of little more than a series of offensive insinuations, unmistakably anti-Semitic, about Judge Hellerstein, his family members, their professional work and some of their personal charitable activities.”
THE REAL ISSUE
The essence of the Mariani motion deals with the appearance of a conflict of interest on the part of U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, the judge who handled all of the 9-11 litigation. There are other conflicts of interest presented in Mariani’s motion, but I will focus here on the one concerning Judge Hellerstein.
Judge Hellerstein’s son, Joseph Z. Hellerstein, has lived in Israel since 2001 where he works as a lawyer. As a lawyer, Joseph Hellerstein worked for a company called B.O.S. Better Online Systems Ltd.
This detail from Joseph Hellerstein’s legal CV shows that hepersonally worked on a financial deal with B.O.S., an Israeli company owned by the same people who were key defendants in the 9-11 tort litigation, Boaz Harel and Edouard Cukierman.
At the time that he worked for B.O.S. the owners and directors of the company were the same men (Boaz Harel and Edouard Cukierman) who owned and controlled ICTS NV, the Israeli airport security/passenger screening company that was a key defendant in the 9-11 litigation. ICTS NV owned Huntleigh USA, which was directly responsible for passenger screening operations at Boston’s Logan Airport on 9-11. In a proper 9-11 trial ICTS would have to answer questions such as how the terrorist hijackers got on the planes without being on the passenger lists. Thanks to Judge Hellerstein there was no trial for the 9-11 victims so ICTS will not have to answer any of the hard questions about what they did at Boston airport on 9-11.
Edouard Cukierman, Yair Shamir, and Boaz Harel are the key people behind Cukierman & Co., Catalyst Investments, B.O.S., and ICTS. Joseph Hellerstein was working directly for these men while they were defendants in the 9-11 litigation being managed by his father. Judge Hellerstein actually dismissed ICTS from the 9-11 litigation although the Israeli-owned company was responsible for passenger screening operations on 9-11. Yair Shamir is the son of the notorious Zionist terrorist/criminal leader, Yitzhak Shamir.
This conflict of interest is covered in the Code of Conduct for United States Judges (published at www.uscourts.gov) which states [see Canon 3(C)(1)(d)(ii)]:
A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to instances in which … the judge or the judge’s spouse, or a person related to either within the third degree of relationship, or the spouse of such a person is … acting as a lawyer in the proceeding…
Joseph Z. Hellerstein worked at two law firms in Israel since 2001.
Hellerstein now has his own law firm in Israel.
Hellerstein’s legal CV indicates that he worked for B.O.S. (point 9), an Israeli company that was owned and controlled by the same people who were the key defendants in the 9-11 tort litigation being managed by his father in New York City.
Ezra Harel, the brother of Boaz Harel, owned a controlling interest in ICTS at the time of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He owned 65 percent of ICTS when he supposedly died of a heart attack at the age of 53 in 2003. The Ezra Harel Family Estate retained majority ownership of ICTS as of 2004. Boaz Harel was a member of the supervisory board of ICTS from January 1, 1996, to November 12, 2001, and he was chairman of that board from March 2004 to August 2004.
Boaz Harel is also president and Managing Partner at Cukierman and Company. He was also a Member of the Board of Directors of Better Online Solutions (“BOS”), an Israeli company, from May 2003 to February 2004.
The following are extracts from BusinessWeek’s bio of Boaz Harelabout his positions at ICTS and BOS:
Mr. Boaz Harel is the President and Senior Partner at Catalyst Investments L.P. … Mr. Harel was a Co-Managing Director of Leedan International Holdings B.V. From December 1993 to December 1997, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Leedan Business Enterprise Ltd. Mr. Harel worked in Leedan’s New York office from June 1996 to January 2001.
In 1990, he co-founded Mashik- Research & Systems for Business Development Ltd. Mr. Harel also served as Consultant to ICTS International N.V.
Mr. Harel served as the Chairman of ICTS USA (1994), Inc. He also served as the Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Board of ICTS International N.V. from March 2004 to August 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Harel was a Member of the Supervisory Board of ICTS from January 1, 1996 to November 12, 2001.
From May 2003 to February 2004, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of BOS – Better Online Solutions Ltd. and also a Member of the Board of Directors of its subsidiary, Boscom Ltd.
These connections clearly show that Joseph Hellerstein was working for people who were defendants in the 9-11 tort litigation at the time his father was managing that process. There is no question that this relationship presents a conflict of interest on the part of Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in the 9-11 litigation in which not a single victim’s case ever went to trial. The New York Times, however, does not want the public to know about the Zionist connections to 9-11 and the cover-up so it ignores them completely and calls the Mariani motion that addresses them “anti-Semitic.”
It should be noted that Judge Susan Laura Carney, who ruled to punish the victim for pointing out the blatant conflict of interest, is married to Lincoln Caplan, a member of the editorial board of theNew York Times. Lincoln Caplan is a son of the B’nai B’rith, the Jewish (Zionist) order of Freemasons that controls the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel. Both of Caplan’s grandfathers were members of the Horeb Lodge of New Haven. The New York Times is also owned by a leading family of Jewish Freemasons belonging to the B’nai B’rith. The B’nai B’rith is an exclusive secret society only for Jews to which many lawyers and judges belong. Such secret societies breed corruption and conspiracies because the members have sworn an oath of secrecy and loyalty to support and protect other members of the order. The B’nai B’rith is also exclusively Zionist in its ideology.
Sources and Recommended Reading:
“9-11 Defendant’s Ties to Judge Ignored by U.S. Court of Appeals” by Christopher Bollyn, July 12, 2012
Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund
Hellerstein & Co., website for Joseph Z. Hellerstein’s Israeli law firm, May 23, 2013
“Judge Hellerstein’s Unethical Connection to Key Defendant in 9-11 Lawsuit” by Christopher Bollyn, May 10, 2010
“Why the New York Times is Anti-American” by Christopher Bollyn, January 9, 2013
“Widow’s Motion Exposes 9-11 Judge’s Ties to Israeli Defendant ICTS” by Christopher Bollyn, May 2, 2012
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