The New Iran-Contra Scandal: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and the Panama Papers

The New Iran-Contra Scandal: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and the Panama Papers

Shmuel “Shmuley” Boteach is a “celebrity” rabbi and spiritual leader for a laundry list of celebrities, including Madonna and Donald Trump.

In 2012, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was bankrolled by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his business partner Bob Arum in an unsuccessful campaign for U.S. House of Representatives.

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On March 31, 2014 the Rabbi wrote an article for Jerusalem Post tiled “No holds barred: Why Pollard and Rubashkin are rotting in jail”, which suggested that the infamous Israeli spymaster Jonathan Pollard and methamphetamine king pin Sholom Rubashkin were unjustly imprisoned. The Rabbi writes that these 2 tribesmen are guilty of no crime but victims of the Goy-WASP legal system. That’s not the most asinine in this article,so brace yourself.

Rally to free Israeli spymaster Jonathan Pollard. Pollard was released on November 20, 2015.
Sholom Rubashkin had his sentence communted by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2017
Dreidels up, crosses down! Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a gun-runner!

Danielle Berrin, in the article “Is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s family in the arms business?” written in August 6, 2010 in the Jewish Journal, wrote:

L.A. Weekly alleges that Boteach’s father, Yoav Boteach, a wealthy real estate owner and Boteach’s brother, Bar-Kochba Boteach, a law-enforcement supplier, are really high-level arms merchants who may be in cahoots with a felonious outfit in Miami Beach. Through a confusing web of allegations, the Weekly connects Bar-Kochba’s L.A.-based law enforcement supply company, Boteach Tactical, with the now defunct arms dealership AEY Inc. of Miami Beach run by Yoav Boteach’s grandson, Efraim Diveroli…”

Jonah Hill played Rabbi Botaech’s nephew Efraim Diveroli in the 2016 film called War Dogs.

In March, 2006, the State of Israel accused Boteach’s brother and business partner in L.A., Shlomo Boteach, of “using professional money launderers” to transfer $860,000 from the U.S. through Swiss and Uruguayan banks to an account in Israel, code-named “Ezra 26.” The court case covered transfers totaling $331,000. This transaction would be one of many that would become known as the Panama Papers.

Israel does not just export oranges. According to Haaretz “Israel approves 99.8 percent of all The Defense Ministry weapon requests for export.” These weapons inevitably ends up in the hands of ISIS and Shi’a militants, because Israel doesn’t care (99.8 percent of the time) where their exported firearms end up.

“The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower” by Yaakov Katz and Amit Bohbot (2017) pg. 8.:

According to Jane’s, British military trade publications. Israel is one of the world’s top 6 arms exporters..since 2007.”

2007 seems to coincide with the raise of ISI(S) in Iraq and then Syria.

Weaponry alone constitutes about 10 percent of the country’s overall exports..In 2012, its 1,000 defense companies set a new record, exporting 7.5 billion worth of Weaponry”

Rabbi Boteach owned a shell company called AEY inc, that sold weapons to North Korea, and Israel’s arch-nemesis Iran and Hezabollah.

  • Miami News Times reported in April 6,2010 that “Efraim Diveroli may have sold to Helbozah.”

.. a dissident newspaper in Albania, Gazeta Tema, alleged Pinari had sold surface-to-air missiles to Hezbollah around the time he became Diveroli’s point… Gazeta Tema, sent New Times copies of letters and contracts to substantiate the missile deal. Two letters — written in pidgin English — from March 2006 are addressed to the Iranian and North Korean governments.”

Part of Panama Papers scandal was fictionalized in the 2016 film War Dogs.

Avigdor Lieberman, when he was the Israeli foreign minister in 2010 (now Lieberman is the 2nd highest post), made explicit remarks on the issue, whilst an interesting aspect has emerged through many information channels that relates to the existence of direct Hezbollah ties in the Balkans via AEY, inc. Rabbi Boteach’s company brokered the deal with a shadowy figure, with no photo on file, named Heinrich Thomet. When Saddam was being hang for crimes against humanity it is rumored Thomet sold the rope to hang Saddam.

“Albania, Hezbollah and the Labyrinth of International Illegal Arms Trafficking” by Ioannis Michaletos, December 7, 2010 (with added notes):


(Lieberman claims that)..former Defense Minister Fatmir Mediu and some officials of his ministry asked for the procurement of Igla-1 (SA-16-GIMLET) and Igla-2 (SA-18-GROUZE) land-to-air rockets. These were Soviet-patented rockets of the end of the 1980s, which had also been typed out by other countries.

…The Israeli state intelligence services (ISIS) have every reason to be alarmed, and reliable sources close to these services say that the Israelis have undertaken a monitoring and observing operation [Operation HAYEDID]..

… that 6,000 Katyusha missiles (107mm) were sold from the Albanian defense ministry to Iraq and Chad, nevertheless, quantities of those were found in the hands of terrorists groups in the Anbar and Nasiriyah regions in Iraq. The weaponry was exported from Albania through the company “BT” owned by the Swiss citizen (Jewish ancestry) Heinrich Thomet.

Bradley Cooper played Thomet in the film War Dogs (2016).

..Heinrich Thomet who is detailed as a representative for Evdin in Albania. He is also a well-known arms dealer and has often been accused by the international authorities for murky dealings in African states and the Middle East. According to local Albanian sources he was the one that made an arms deal between the state ammunition company MEICO and the Miami based AEY Corporation.

The latter secured Pentagon deals worth around 300 million USD, by reselling Eastern European arms to Afghanistan & Iraq in 2006, but it was later revealed that it had falsely stated that its products originated from Hungary and not China as it was actually. That is illegal under U.S Law and FBI investigated the company.

It was revealed that the company’s legal representatives (in their 20’s), had no experience in this kind of project and the company maintained communication with Albanian citizens and discussed the corruption in the country and explored chances of participating in future arms deals.

In Mid 2008, Kosta Trebicka the owner of the Xhoi Company in Albania that’s name was implicated in the aforementioned is found dead in a small town in Eastern Albania. According to quite a few commentators the causes were not natural, although a definite assumption has yet to be discovered.

According to Reuters at that time, “Trebicka was involved in repackaging ageing Chinese ammunition that was being sold from Albania to AEY Inc, a U.S. firm contracted by the Pentagon to supply the Afghan army. He turned whistleblower after the Albanian defense ministry removed him from the contract and appointed another company in his place….Trebicka was to be the key witness in Albania’s investigation into the affair”.

The same assumptions were confirmed by the Albanian “News 24 TV”, at that period, and it was also added that Trebicka had a lot of incriminating evidence against the former defense minister Mediu regarding the illegal arms trade and including the one that relates to the Middle East, whilst he was providing this evidence to the CIA in order to uncover the magnitude of the case. Ephraim Diveroli the American, 25 year old arms dealer and president of AEY Inc, who was in regular contact with Trebicka according to their telephone exchanges for some period of time, in late August, 2009 he pled guilty on one count of conspiracy and faces up to five years in prison.

Asian Times in a well-documented reportage revealed that “On December 12, 2006, the State Department made the following entry to the watch list regarding both Diveroli and AEY….The watch list also had entries for Heinrich Thomet, the president of Evdin, Ltd, a company based in Cyprus that acted as AEY’s middleman; and Ylli Pinari, the head of the state-run Military Export Import Company (MEICO), which supplied the ammunition from Albania. The reasons both Thomet and Pinari were placed on the list are classified”.

Although the whole issue of illegal arms trade and the existence of a direct link between Hezbollah’s importation of weaponry from Albania, is far from being thoroughly checked, it is highly likely, judging from all the available information, that there is a serious issue in the Balkan region and in Albania in particular that under proper examination may reveal similar cases and a wider nexus between armed groups and terrorists in the Middle East with corrupted officials and arms traffickers in the Balkans. In any case, much has been already revealed that has caused anxiety to several countries, such as Israel, that point out towards a new look under which the arms contraband can be combated and along with it the ability of terrorists to arm themselves, through the use of loopholes in the system and the assistance of weak links in several countries.


Arms researcher Hugh Griffiths started studying small-arms proliferation as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In chapter 8 of the book War Dogs, Griffiths states..

..the mysterious Swiss broker, and how he used the same methods the CIA had used in Iran-Contra in the 1980s: cutout companies ..and offshore banks in financial havens like Cyprus. ..Thomet was also exporting arms to Niger and Chad and Mali—areas with extremist Islamist elements allied to Al Qaeda. In effect, the US government was using AEY as a proxy to deal with Thomet—even as Thomet was arming US enemies.

Rabbi Boteach’s company used the same methods the CIA had used in Iran-Contra in the 1980s!

The scandal of the Boteach clan selling arms to every side of every issue was also fictionalized in War Dogs (2016,) but in reality it’s the Jewish tribal plan for world domination, by wrecking their neighbors with total world war. Did you really think that Israel want peace and stability in the “region” (i.e. Middle-east)? Israel wants it neighbors to bleed out and die on their own lawn so Jews can move inside their homes. This new property development will be called the “Greater Israel” project.

The film was produced by the current United States Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mchuchin, via his movie production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment.

Steve Mchuchin and his wife Louise Linton of the film Cabin Fever, which Steve also produced.

God Bless Dick Chiney’s America” -Efraim Diveroli in War Dogs film.

Evdin is the new BCCI banking system (BCCI was the physical bank in the Iran-Contra scandal), laundering money for drug dealers, terrorists and gun-runners. Evdin clients can access their bank from a deep web internet browser without every talking to a banker or stepping into a bank.

So Evdin is new Iran-Contra banking system and the Panama Papers is the partial paper trail to this criminal empire.

Miami Herald reported “Miami Beach’s stoner gun-runner drama — now a Hollywood movie — shows up in Panama Papers” April 06, 2016:


The tale of how three young guys from Miami Beach won hundreds of millions in weapons contracts from the Pentagon has been turned into a Rolling Stone article, a book and a soon-to-appear Hollywood movie called War Dogs.

Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz and Alexander Podrizki sold aging weapons and ammunition originally from China and the former Eastern Bloc to America’s allies in Iraq and Afghanistan..

Now another player in the (real) drama, a Cypriot man named Charalambos “Pambos” Fellas, has appeared in a massive leak of documents obtained by the Miami Herald and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The never-before-seen records — called the Panama Papers — come from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sets up offshore companies for the rich and powerful.

..offshore corporations have one main purpose – to create anonymity. Recently leaked documents reveal that some of these shell companies, cloaked in secrecy, provide cover for dictators, politicians and tax evaders.

Sohail Al-Jamea and Ali Rizvi McClatchy Fellas served as the director of an offshore company based in Cyprus, called Evdin Ltd., that supplied weapons to the fledgling arms dealers in Miami Beach.

The Miami Herald searched for Fellas’ name in the Mossack Fonseca files and discovered that he served as a so-called “nominee” director for at least 30 offshore companies set up by MF between 2002 and 2007. The companies were all based in the Seychelles, an offshore haven in the Indian Ocean.

Critics call corporate figureheads such as Fellas “dummy directors” and say they serve little purpose except to shroud a company’s real owner in secrecy..

..It’s clear he was standing in for someone else at Evdin: The company’s real owner was Swiss arms dealer Heinrich Thomet, according to a 2008 investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Thomet had been placed on a U.S. government watch list of suspected arms smugglers in 2006. The reason for his blacklisting was classified by the Central Intelligence Agency, the inquiry found.

In an interview with the Miami Herald, Packouz confirmed that Thomet used Evdin to sell the young men weapons. He said that he and Diveroli met Thomet at an arms fair in Las Vegas in 2006 as they were getting into the game of selling arms. (Diveroli’s family worked in the industry, i.e. Rabbi Boteach.)

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