Holocaust profiteering. (Insider Report).Michael Kleiner Michael Kleiner (born April 4 1948 in Munich, Germany) is an Israeli politician and leader of Herut – The National Movement.
He first entered the Knesset in 1981 as a Likud parliamentarian but, upon then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relinquishing Hebron to the , a member of the Israeli Knesset (legislature), has condemned several prominent Jewish organizations for "rak[ing] into their coffers" an estimated $1 billion in unclaimed Holocaust compensation funds set aside by Swiss banks, reported the January 15th Jerusalem Post. An estimate obtained by Kleiner indicated that only three percent of the $1.25 billion in settlement funds "is likely to be paid to the legal heirs of the assets," observed the Post.
Under the 1998 settlement agreement, the Swiss banks were not required to publish lists of bank account and insurance policyholders purportedly entitled to a share of the money. This arrangement was supported by the World Jewish Congress “WJC” redirects here. For other uses, see WJC (disambiguation).
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"There are heirs, and it is not too late to find them," maintains Kleiner. "If the Jewish organizations had any morals, they would push for the publication of the names, instead of making plans ... to spend the money on projects." The Jewish organizations "have done everything to ensure that the looted funds and Jewish property will end up in their coffers, instead of going to the legal heirs," Kleiner insists.
Kleiner should be commended for trying to expose such shameless profiteering prof·it·eer
One who makes excessive profits on goods in short supply.
intr.v. prof·it·eered, prof·it·eer·ing, prof·it·eers
To make excessive profits on goods in short supply. . However, as professor Angelo Codevilla of Boston University Boston University, at Boston, Mass.; coeducational; founded 1839, chartered 1869, first baccalaureate granted 1871. It is composed of 16 schools and colleges. documented in his book Between the Alps and a Hard Place, Switzerland's accusers have not provided a single molecule of evidence that the Swiss government or banking system stole the assets of Holocaust victims While victims of the Holocaust were primarily Jews, the Nazis also persecuted and often killed millions of members of other groups they considered inferior, undesirable or dangerous. . And as previously reported (see the Insider Report item "The Nazis' Nonexistent non·ex·is·tence
1. The condition of not existing.
2. Something that does not exist.
non Swiss Bank Accounts" in our December 3, 2001 issue), the Zurich Independent Claims Tribunal reported last October that it had failed to find evidence supporting the charges against the Swiss.
In THE NEW AMERICAN'S 1997 examination of the anti-Swiss campaign ("Goodbye Gold," October 13, 1997), we quoted Israeli journalist Tom Segev's perspective: "Getting excited about private people's bank Peo´ple's bank
1. A form of coöperative bank, such as those of Germany; - a term loosely used for various forms of coöperative financial institutions. accounts trivializes the Holocaust. Israelis get an unpleasant feeling from the bombastic language the people of the World Jewish Congress are using. There's a feeling that says, 'Don't use me, don't use the Holocaust for your own P.R.'" The WJC remains deaf to such pleas, having collaborated with the Clinton administration and powerful internationalist forces in a successful extortion scheme.