Govts Admit To False Flag Terror

From Washington’s blog via GlobalResearch.ca,

Governments Admit They Carry Out False Flag Terror

Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror:

  • A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. Nazi general Franz Halder also testified at the Nuremberg trials that Nazi leader Hermann Goering admitted to setting fire to the German parliament building, and then falsely blaming the communists for the arson
  • Soviet leader  Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing that the Soviet Union’s Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila in 1939, and declared that the fire originated from Finland as a basis launching the Winter War four days later
  • Israel admits that an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind “evidence” implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers, and several of the Israelis later confessed) (and see this and this)
  • The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister
  • As admitted by the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in the 1960′s, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. See the following ABC news reportthe official documents; and watch this interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
  • 2 years before, American Senator George Smathers had suggested that the U.S. make “a false attack made on Guantanamo Bay which would give us the excuse of actually fomenting a fight which would then give us the excuse to go in and [overthrow Castro]“.
  • And Official State Department documents show that – only nine months before the Joint Chiefs of Staff plan was proposed – the head of the Joint Chiefs and other high-level officials discussed blowing up a consulate in the Dominican Republic in order to justify an invasion of that country. The 3 plans were not carried out, but they were all discussed as serious proposals
  • The South African Truth and Reconciliation Council found that, in 1989, the Civil Cooperation Bureau (a covert branch of the South African Defense Force) approached an explosives expert and asked him “to participate in an operation aimed at discrediting the ANC [the African National Congress] by bombing the police vehicle of the investigating officer into the murder incident”, thus framing the ANC for the bombing
  • An Algerian diplomat and several officers in the Algerian army admit that, in the 1990s, the Algerian army frequently massacred Algerian civilians and then blamed Islamic militants for the killings (and see this video; and Agence France-Presse, 9/27/2002, French Court Dismisses Algerian Defamation Suit Against Author)
  • Senior Russian Senior military and intelligence officers admit that the KGB blew up Russian apartment buildings and falsely blamed it on Chechens, in order to justify an invasion of Chechnya (and see this report and this discussion)
  • According to the Washington Post, Indonesian police admit that the Indonesian military killed American teachers in Papua in 2002 and blamed the murders on a Papuan separatist group in order to get that group listed as a terrorist organization.
  • The well-respected former Indonesian president also admits that the government probably had a role in the Bali bombings
  • As reported by BBC, the New York Times, and Associated Press, Macedonian officials admit that the government murdered 7 innocent immigrants in cold blood and pretended that they were Al Qaeda soldiers attempting to assassinate Macedonian police, in order to join the “war on terror”.
  • Former Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo suggested in 2005 that the US should go on the offensive against al-Qaeda, having “our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps, and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes, helping to sow confusion within al-Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.”
  • United Press International reported in June 2005:

    U.S. intelligence officers are reporting that some of the insurgents in Iraq are using recent-model Beretta 92 pistols, but the pistols seem to have had their serial numbers erased. The numbers do not appear to have been physically removed; the pistols seem to have come off a production line without any serial numbers. Analysts suggest the lack of serial numbers indicates that the weapons were intended for intelligence operations or terrorist cells with substantial government backing. Analysts speculate that these guns are probably from either Mossad or the CIA. Analysts speculate that agent provocateurs may be using the untraceable weapons even as U.S. authorities use insurgent attacks against civilians as evidence of the illegitimacy of the resistance.

  • Undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other Israeli soldiers so they could blame it on Palestinians, as an excuse to crack down on peaceful protests by the Palestinians
  • Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers (and see this)
  • At the G20 protests in London in 2009, a British member of parliament saw plain clothes police officers attempting to incite the crowd to violence
  • A Colombian army colonel has admitted that his unit murdered 57 civilians, then dressed them in uniforms and claimed they were rebels killed in combat
  • U.S. soldiers have admitted that if they kill innocent Iraqis and Afghanis, they then “drop” automatic weapons near their body so they can pretend they were militants
  • The highly-respected writer for the Telegraph Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says that the head of Saudi intelligence – Prince Bandar – admitted last the Saudi government controls “Chechen” terrorists

Painting by Anthony Freda

So Common … There’s a Name for It

This tactic is so common that it was given a name for hundreds of years ago.

“False flag terrorism” is defined as a government attacking its own people, then blaming others in order to justify going to war against the people it blames. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

 False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities.

The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and have been used in peace-time; for example, during Italy’s strategy of tension.

The term comes from the old days of wooden ships, when one ship would hang the flag of its enemy before attacking another ship in its own navy. Because the enemy’s flag, instead of the flag of the real country of the attacking ship, was hung, it was called a “false flag” attack.

Indeed, this concept is so well-accepted that rules of engagement for navalair and land warfare all prohibit false flag attacks.

Leaders Throughout History Have Acknowledged False Flags

Leaders throughout history have acknowledged the danger of false flags:

 “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”

- Plato

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
- U.S. President James Madison

“A history of false flag attacks used to manipulate the minds of the people! “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.”
? Friedrich Nietzsche

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
- Adolph Hitler

“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

- Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”.

- Josef Stalin

People Are Waking Up to False Flags

People are slowly waking up to this whole con job by governments who want to justify war.

More people are talking about the phrase “false flag” than ever before.

Khazarian Terror Plots Thwarted

Benjamin Fulford – August 3, 2015: Khazarian terror plots thwarted, rumours of August 8th arrests run rampant

An Iranian nuclear scientist called a White Dragon Society representative, as well as many government agencies, on the day of the July 31 blue moon to warn of an imminent Khazarian plot to attack multiple Iranian nuclear sites with nuclear armed hijacked civilian airplanes. The scientist said he had been warned a flight from Dubai to Tehran on a Boeing 777-300ER plane he was due to fly in on August 1st was one of the planes that was going to be used in the attack.

The warnings were taken seriously and heavy pressure was brought to bear on the Israeli military and intelligence establishment to prevent mad dog war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu and his fellow cabalists from carrying out such an attack. The so-called discovery of a Boeing 777 wing part in the Pacific Ocean last week was meant to be a diversion for this attack, according to Iranian and other sources.

The sudden appearance of possible “evidence” of Malaysian airlines flight 370 comes as fewer and fewer dupes around the world believe the official story that flight 370 ,which “vanished” in the Pacific Ocean and flight 17, which was shot down over the Ukraine, were separate airplanes. The perpetrators of this and other massive crimes continue to try to provoke a World War in order to prevent the backlash and mass arrests that will come once all their lies and crimes inevitably become fully exposed.

The latest alleged “attack Iran” plot came at a time that rumours of mass arrests of senior cabalists were once again flying over the internet. Sources at the CIA, the Asian Development Bank and the Federal Reserve Board all warned this writer of mass arrests, instigated by the Chinese, due to take place on August 8th.

The rumours were traced to the following article and related links:

http://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.jp/

While the Chinese like the number 8 and definitely did start the 2008 Beijing Olympics at 8:08 AM on August 8th, 2008/08/08:08 we have not been able to independently confirm any plans for arrests on that date.

In any case, the arrests need to be made mostly inside the US and Israel and would thus have to be done by the US military and police apparatus. Last I heard, the number 8 isn’t their cup of feng-shui (風水).

Nonetheless the speed with which this rumour (or intel) spread shows there is real frustration within the military and intelligence apparatus. Many of us wonder why known murderers and criminals like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush appear day after day in the corporate media as if they were legitimate presidential candidates. Also, why is Netanyahu free? As one prominent British journalist blurted out at a press conference about the 311 tsunami and nuclear terror attack, “why hasn’t anyone been arrested?”

Well, as a matter of fact a Japanese government committee ruled last week that 3 executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation face criminal charges related to the 311 mass murder attack. The WDS will do all in its power to ensure the trial of the Tokyo Electric Power executives leads to criminal charges being filed against more senior criminals like Benyamin Netanyahu, Tony Blair, J. Rockefeller and George Bush Jr.

There was also a big intelligence dump made against the British Royal family and other European Royal families last week by the Alquin and Flutterby site (believed to be linked to British Intelligence). The information can be seen at the following link under the headline “European bloodlines face end-time vortex of exposure.”

http://alcuinbramerton.blogspot.jp/2013/07/european-bloodlines-face-end-time.html

The article includes a quote from Illuminati Grandmaster Alexander Romanov where he stated “I have a message and this is to Queen Elizabeth directly: ‘Aunt Elizabeth, Isis is very upset, she wants her crown back.’”

The intelligence dump also contains what is purported to be a copy of an original memo ordering the murder of Princess Diana. It further includes copies of documents showing European bloodlines are capable of creating trillions of dollars out of thin air if they wish. There is also more evidence of European bloodline and Nazi links as well as detailed genealogical information about the British Royals.

This dump came around the time Bin Laden’s sister’s airplane crashed in the UK, killing her and other members of the Bin Laden family. US Naval Intelligence claims she was coming to England to testify at the Chilcot enquiry about the Iraq war and 911. One of the things that she was going to testify, the US Naval Intelligence site claims, was that a bank account linked to Queen Elizabeth was used to finance the attacks of 911.

http://www.tomheneghanbriefings.com

A member of the Rothschild family once described this whatdoesitmean site as containing anywhere between 90% and 10% disinformation. He was nonetheless a faithful reader.

Tom Henegan, a site claiming to be linked to a joint US/French Intelligence task force, for its part, has issued a report linking the Queen’s cousin, the recently resigned King Juan Carlos of Spain, with the Bush family, 911 and the year 2000 stolen election. This site also claims Bin Laden’s sister was killed by MI5 to prevent Bin Laden’s sister from testifying.

http://www.tomheneghanbriefings.com/

It may be possible that the attacks on the British Royals come as the investigations into pedophilia networks in the UK power structure begin to hit serious nerves. UK police have just announced they will be investigating to see whether there was a cover-up of child sex allegations against former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11780308/Sir-Edward-Heath-child-sex-abuse-claim-Wiltshire-Police-faces-investigation.html

Heath signed over UK independence to the EU after he was blackmailed over having sex with a boy according to British MI5 intelligence. Exposing this would of course be fatal to the EU project. Perhaps this is one of the motives for the sudden attacks on the British Royals. Then again perhaps they were all part of it too. Time will tell.

In any case, this multi-faceted exposure of the British Royal family comes at a time that ISIS is under unprecedented attack. Remember that the so-called Muslim ISIS group appeared only after “Alexander Romanov” said “ISIS is angry.”

A Pentagon source told the WDS the US military has put “extreme pressure” on Turkey, while Russia put pressure on Israel, for both to stop supporting ISIS. The same source said Iran and Egypt had been given US nukes to “finish off ISIS.”

The same source said Saudi Arabia was going to be dismembered into three states, a Shia state around the oil producing regions, a holy Muslim state around Mecca and Medina and a rump Saudi state around Riyadh.

Russian rapprochement with the US military has also led to a purge of anti-Russian Khazarian influence in Poland, according to Pentagon sources. This is why Zionist billionaire Jan Kulczyk, anti-Russian ex foreign minister and ex Radoslaw Sikorksi and his neocon wife Anne Applebaum have been “booted out” of power, the sources said.

All of these power struggles and information leaks come as the world economic and financial system continues to grind down towards dysfunction. Last week, the US protectorate of Puerto Rico officially went bankrupt. Although efforts are being made to make this seem isolated from the US itself, Puerto Rico is just the canary in the coal mine for its owner, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Corporation, which is also bankrupt.

The simultaneously plunging prices of oil, coal, copper, steel and other commodities show that China’s mighty economic engine is also grinding to a halt. China’s impressive growth spurt was powered mainly by construction and exports. With US and European markets withering and with construction reaching saturation levels (think of all those empty new cities), China is having to change gears.

The Chinese say they are going to shift to services, domestic demand and innovation but China is probably going to have to take one step backwards before it can start moving forward again. The stock market crash in China is not the cause of all this but rather a symptom. Another way of putting it is that the easy part for China, copying models that worked elsewhere, is over and now they will have to forge ahead into unknown economic territory. The upshot of all this is that China will be less willing and able to keep financing the US and Europe until it readjusts its own economy.

Speaking about Europe, let us not forget the Greek crisis is really not about Greece but also about Portugal, Italy, Spain, France and Germany. This crisis continues to fester away unsolved and unsolvable using the current economic paradigm.

As a writer I have learned that when an article is not going well, sometimes it is necessary to start again with a blank page. In this case, it means ending the Babylonian debt slavery paradigm that has ruled the West for the past 100 years. Now that more than 100 years have passed since the Federal Reserve Board was privatized, eight out of ten Americans is a debt slave.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-30/debt-slaves-7-out-10-americans-believe-debt-necessity-their-lives

Standards of living in the US have been falling since the 1960’s while in Japan they have been falling since the Khazarian economic model was imposed in the 1990’s. Europe is also in deep economic trouble.

There is talk of a jubilee (one time write off of debt and redistribution of assets) starting this autumn. It would be a good place to start. The gnostic illuminati, if they are serious about ending bloodline rule, need to push for the nationalization of central banks. The bloodline families, if they wish to avoid another French or Russian style bloody revolution, need to stand aside gracefully from financial control and perhaps be allowed to continue their role as ribbon cutters and fodder for gossip magazines.

In the meantime, just as happened with the fall of the Soviet Union, we are now being exposed to rare inside information at a blistering rate. We need to keep this information for reference before it vanishes.

Source:
http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Benjamin_Fulford/Benjamin_Fulford_Reports.html#Khazarian_terror_plots_thwarted_2015_08_04

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ISIS IS A COMPLETE FARCE – Says Former CIA-NSA Contractor

“ISIS IS A COMPLETE FARCE.  A COMPLETELY FABRICATED ENEMY FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES AND IT’S ALLIES.” FORMER CIA and NSA CONTRACTOR Stephen D. Kelley.

WORLD WAR III FOR DUMMIES: A step by step guide to understanding the current world situation

This exceptionally well written article on WWIII has gone viral.  Keep it going!   Because the organized crime syndicate that has seized power in the western world DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS.

Open the link below, and read and study.  Make sure you get to the bottom of the page

http://www.tomatobubble.com/id686.html

Banker Suicides Return

Banker Suicides Return: DSK’s Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reportsThierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.

Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died. He was 48.

Leyne died yesterday in Tel Aviv, according to his assistant at the firm, who asked not to be identified. Le Figaro newspaper reported that he committed suicide.

Last year, Leyne joined Strauss-Kahn in establishing the Paris-traded firm Leyne, Strauss-Kahn & Partners after the former IMF head bought a 20 percent stake to help develop the investment-banking franchise of Leyne’s company, Luxembourg-based Anatevka SA. Leyne had taken Anatevka public in March 2013 before joining forces with Strauss-Kahn, commonly referred to in France as DSK.

The new partnership — usually called LSK & Partners by using both men’s initials — waspart of Strauss-Kahn’s efforts to rebuild his post-IMF life after he was charged in 2011 of criminal sex, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and the forcible touching of a chambermaid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan. Strauss-Kahn denied the charges, which were later dropped. He settled the maid’s lawsuit in 2012.

And NYTimes adds,

Mr. Leyne, 48, jumped off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex, according to Israeli officials.

Leyne’s Background:

Leyne, who resided in Tel Aviv, built his career as a financier in France, Israel and Luxembourg. He founded the investment firm Assya Capital in 1994 and listed it on Euronext in Paris in 2001. Leyne merged the business with Global Equities Capital Markets in 2010 to provide financial advice and private banking to clients in eastern Europe, Le Figaro reported.

Anatevka, which had a market value of 50 million euros ($63 million) when Strauss-Kahn purchased his stake, controlled the merged entity, known as Assya Compagnie Financiere, offering asset management, brokerage, corporate finance and capital investment. Anatevka had a staff of about 100 people in six countries — Luxembourg, Belgium, Monaco, Israel, Switzerland and Romania — in September 2013.

In 1996, Leyne founded the company Axfin, one of the first independent investment firms in France, according to the website of Assya Capital. Axfin listed on the Paris stock exchange in 1999 before it was bought by Nuremberg, Germany-based Consors Discount Broker AG. Leyne was the supervisory board chairman of Consors France until the end of 2002.

Leyne was born in September 1965, according to French public records. He held French and Israeli citizenship, Figaro said. He had an engineering degree from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, his LinkedIn profile shows.

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This is the 16th financial services executive death this year…

1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

2 – Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

6 – Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.

7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago.  No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.

8 – Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.

9 – James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death

10 – Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train

11 – Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment.

12 – Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter.

13 – Li Jianhua, 49, the director of China’s Banking Regulatory Commission died of a sudden heart attack

14 – Lydia _____, 52 - jumped to her suicide from the 14th floor of Bred-Banque Populaire in Paris

15 – Julian Knott, 45 - killed wife and self with a shotgun in Jefferson Township, New Jersey

16 – Thierry Leyne, 48 - jumped from 23rd floor apartment in Tel Aviv.

 

 

Israel closes embassies around the world

(Reuters) – Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a dispute over pay, officials said. (source)

The industrial action has already threatened to postpone a visit by Pope Francis to Israel planned for May – one of 25 trips by foreign officials affected by a work slowdown the diplomats began on March 5 when wage talks broke down.

By escalating the action to a full strike – the first by the diplomatic corps since the country’s establishment in 1948 – the diplomats will close all of Israel’s 102 missions abroad, paralyzing most diplomatic work with other countries and the United Nations.

“We are completely shutting down the (foreign ministry) office and missions abroad. This is the first time ever,” ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

Another ministry official told Reuters: “As of now, the foreign ministry doesn’t exist. It’s not possible even to submit complaints”.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Called the strike “irresponsible” and “a wretched decision and a display of a loss of control on union’s part.”

“We shall do whatever possible to minimize the damage to the country and its citizens,” Lieberman said.

Diplomats said the strike – involving some 1,200 foreign service employees – was open-ended and had been called after the Treasury had failed to present any acceptable proposals.

They are demanding an increase in monthly salaries, which they put at 6,000-9,000 shekels ($1,700-$2,600), and want compensation for spouses forced to quit jobs due to foreign postings. They say about a third of their number has quit in the past 15 years due to poor wages.

Yacov Livne, spokesman for the diplomats’ union, said: “the Treasury is determined to destroy the foreign ministry and Israeli diplomacy.”

(Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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Israel closes embassies all over the world as diplomats go on indefinite strike

(Source) Employees of Israel’s Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers’ salaries and conditions.

The dispute has been going on for nearly two years. Seven months of negotiations ended on March 4, when workers rejected a proposal by the Finance Ministry.

Israeli ambassadors abroad will not go to work, no consular services will be available, and Israel will not be represented at any international gatherings during the strike. Even the Foreign Ministry’s political leadership and management will be locked out.

The strike is indefinite and will affect everyone, including employers bringing foreign workers to Israel for work, immigrants, and anyone who wants to travel to Israel – including foreign dignitaries.

“Today, for the first time in Israel’s history, the foreign ministry will be closed and no work will be done in any sphere under the ministry’s authority,” a statement by the ministry’s workers’ committee reads.

It added that the strike would be “open ended” because of the “employment conditions for Israeli diplomats and because of the draconian decision by the Treasury to cut workers’ salaries.”

A number of visits have already been canceled or put on hold, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned trip to Mexico, Panama, and Colombia next month, as well as Pope Francis’ planned visit to Israel in May.

Avigdor Lieberman said the worker’s committee has “lost its head” in what was a “miserable decision.”

“This move has no benefit, and will only cause more damage to the ministry’s workers. I’m sorry that these irresponsible steps will come at the expense of the country’s citizens,” he said.

The diplomats are demanding an increase in their monthly salaries and want compensation for their spouses who have to quit jobs because of foreign postings. They say that one-third of Israeli diplomats have already quit over the past 10 years because of low salaries.

“The Treasury is determined to destroy the foreign ministry and Israeli diplomacy,” said Yacov Livne, a spokesman for the Israeli diplomats’ union.

Yair Frommer, the head of the worker’s committee, implied that the Treasury does not value the crucial work that diplomats do.

He said the Treasury will not be able to “prevent boycotts of Israel, will not foster business transactions that yield huge economic benefits and will not raise our voices at the UN Security Council.”