The Sarfati Connection, Art Students & Israeli Support to Colombian Drug Lords

June 5, 2008
Reposted from 

“Some day, perhaps, if it’s decided that the stories can be told, you’ll see that the state [ Israel ] has been involved in acts which are a thousand times more dirty than anything going on in Colombia . But these things were decided by the government, in cabinet meetings. As long as the government decides to do something, something that the national interest demanded, then it is legitimate. But if an individual wants to do the same thing, it isn’t. That’s just the way it is. It’s very simple.”
– Rafael “Raful” Eitan (killed by a wave), Jerusalem Post, September 1, 1989

Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister of Israel, held a very secret meeting in New York City with two Israeli businessmen, Shaul and Meir Levy, the day before 9-11. Olmert, who was then mayor of Jerusalem, was so secretive about his pre-9-11 meeting that nobody even knew about it for three years after 9-11. Why was the Likudnik mayor of Jerusalem in New York City the day before 9-11 and why has his visit been kept secret?

Shaul Levy of Myrtle Beach and New York City, met with Ehud Olmert in New York City on September 10, 2001.  The Levy brothers have apparently done very well selling tee shirts and beach towels.  They are now deeply involved in real estate with their Wings Group and have given $2 million to start a Chabad Lubavitch house in Myrtle Beach.  Is there a secret to their success?

A Wings store belonging to Shaul and Meir Levy…

and their logo, the wings of the Israeli air force.

I then raise the logical question: Were the men Olmert met, Israelis from the extreme right-wing Likud party and owners of a chain of beach stores in Florida called Wings, somehow connected to the Florida-based network of fake Israeli art students who tried to infiltrate offices of the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) and other U.S. government offices in 1999-2001?

There is, in fact, a very remarkable connection between Dror Levy, the Israeli military “computer systems analyst” who later became the vice president and marketing director for the Levy brothers, and one of the team leaders of the Israeli “art students” casing DEA offices in Florida. The evidence suggests that the Levys, the Israelis Olmert met in New York on September 10, 2001, are part of the Israeli intelligence network in Florida.

Dror Levy and a leader of the “art students,” allegedly named Hanane Sarfati, actually lived at the same address – 4220 Sheridan Street, Hollywood ( Florida ).


The Sarfati family is well known in Israel – and Colombia . Maurice Sarfati, an Israeli living in Miami, caused an international scandal in 1990 when it was discovered that he sold Israeli weapons to Colombia ‘s most ruthless cocaine traffickers. This weapons transfer was approved at the highest levels of the Israeli military state.

The weapons smuggler Maurice Sarfati and his family live in the same neighbourhood to this day and may be related to the Sarfati mentioned below. It is also possible that they are the same people.

Maurice Sarfati was the broker in the Israeli government’s shipment in April 1989 of 500 automatic weapons through the Caribbean nation of Antigua to the boss of the Medellin Cartel, Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. The Israeli weapons were later used to assassinate the Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan. This is the highly illegal situation which prompted the above quote from the late Rafael Eitan. As you can see by what Eitan said, this is actually quite normal business for Israel.  (They do much worse.)


The DEA report about the Israeli students says this about one of the leaders, a “Hanane Sarfati”:

…The name of her “Team Leader” and/or “Boss” is Hanane SARFATI, and the name of the art school is BEZALEL. The “boss” was to pick the art students up in downtown Tampa at approximately 5:00 p.m. Additional surveillance revealed a dark-colored mini van, driven by a white male with dark hair, picking up approximately six females, all carrying similar “portfolios,” in a crowded area during downtown Tampa rush hour. The Florida license plate on the van was U71 DLD, a 1991 red Dodge mini-van, registered to Hanane SARFATI, W/M, DOB 06/03/1977, 4220 Sheridan St. #303, Hollywood, FL, and 701 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood, FL. A Florida Driver’s License check revealed S613-320-77-203-0 to belong to Hinane SARFATI, 4220 Sheridan St.,, #303 , Hollywood , FL. This license has been suspended and is not currently valid…

80. S/A David Keikin interviewed subject Hanan SERFATY. SERFATY stated that he served in the Israeli military between the ages of 18-21. He further indicated that he arrived in the U.S. approximately one year ago at the age of 23. When questioned as to what he did between the ages of 21 and 24, he refused to answer. The interviewing agent indicated that SERFATY’s command of the English language was excellent, even the utitilization of slang words. SERFATY indicated that he resides in Hollywood , FL , with a phone number of (954) 478-1006. He further related that he purchases the paintings from an Anglo male, TOM (LNU) for $8.00-$15.00/piece, In turn, each piece of artwork is subsequently sold for $50-80. TOM (LNU) allegedly resides in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area, and reportedly has a storage unit in south Florida where he keeps the artwork to be picked up.

81. It should be noted that in SERFATY’s possession were deposit and withdrawal slips for Washington Mutual Bank account #038300002297689, dating, from December 19, 2000 through February 21, 2001. The fifty-one (51) slips were for transactions at various banks in Dade and Broward County , FL , banks, specifically in Coral Gables , Miami , Hollywood , Aventura, and Tamarac , The deposits for the timeframe totaled $93,252.00, with withdrawals totaling $86,000. Also in SERFATY’s possession were four (4) deposit slips for First Union Bank account #1010017986436, from February 26, 2001 through March 1, 2001, totaling $14,250.

The index of Israeli suspects at the end of the report says this about Sarfati, or Serfaty:

39. SERFATY, Hanan, aka Hanane SARFATI: NADDIS negative, 4220 Sheridan St., #303 , Hollywood , FL 33.021, and 701 S. 21 Ave., Hollywood , FL , DOB 06/03/1977, 6′, FL DL S613-320-77-203-0, registered owner of red mini-van FL tag # U71 DLD, phone number (954) 478-1006, cellular phone number (954) 478-0961.

What a small world Hollywood must be. Dror Levy lived at the very same house as Hanan Sarfati:

Name: Dror Levy
Address: 4200 Sheridan St
City: Hollywood
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33021-3662
Phone Number: 954-985-0851
Residence Years: 1996

There are only six phone listings for a “Dror Levy” in the United States between 1993 and 2002 and they are all in Florida:

Dror Levy Hollywood Florida 954-985-0851 1996
Dror Levy Hollywood Florida 954-435-5802 2002
Dror Levy Miami Florida 305-792-9492 1999 2000
Dror Levy Ft. Lauderdale Florida 954-472-1952 1997 – 2001
Dror Levy St. Petersburg Florida 813-360-6132 1996
Dror Levy Clearwater Beach Florida 727-466-0941 2000

Dror Levy had this address prior to 9-11:

Name: Dror Levy
Address: 3300 NE 191St St
City: Miami
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33180-2451
Phone Number: 305-792-9492
Residence Years: 1999 2000

There also happened to be another man named Sarfati who lived at this address with Dror Levy. This Sarfati had the same name of the notorious weapons smuggler. What a coincidence – or is it?

Name: Maurice Sarfati
Birth Date: 1975
Street address: 3300 NE 191st St
City: Miami
County: Miami-Dade
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33180

There is much more to this story. Who are Hanane and Maurice Sarfati and where have they gone? What has become of Dror Levy? Is he the same Dror Levy who is now a director of the Israeli-run DSP Group, Inc., headed by the son of Itzhak Shamir?

Are these Sarfatis related to the Israeli weapons smuggler, Maurice Sarfati? Is it more than a coincidence that they shared the same address as Dror Levy, the Israeli who ran Levy brothers’ Wings operation in Florida?


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