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I could be overbooked – Part IV

Now think about all your documentary and movie watching and theater going, why not a single thought about why there has never been a Hollywood blockbuster movie-documentary about Israel’s War of Independence?

I met first met Ben Gurion on 11.1.1972 just 57 days after the CIA sponsored PLO terrorists began their cowardly misdeed, and he didn’t move much because he was seated throughout his 30 minute most eloquent talk which he mostly gave in Hebrew although he spoke the most perfect English which is all he used when speaking in private with me when after quickly getting through all the perfunctory questions and answers which he had plenty of time to think most carefully about as well as the order beginning by asking me how my mother’s one Protestant South African private secretary Elizabeth was doing which he knew I wouldn’t know as well as him since I had yet to spend a weekend with her who converted to Judaism, moved to Israel and married an officer in the Israeli Permanent Force, he went on say, “Your father was not just a brave Fighter-Bomber-Pilot he was the best in his class”.

My father has spoken very little about his miraculous 71 dive bombing missions where death is close the moment the engines are fired up and only when landing when any landing no matter how rough is a good landing, but he loved Syd Cohen without having to say so, and leaving it to my mother to let me know, “Syd Cohen was a pilot’s pilot”.

When you read extra carefully my mother’s most crafted memoirs titled LIFE STORY OF ZENA in her bio which you can find on, bear in mind that they were emailed to a select audience on September 25, 2001 just 5 days after the LA Times broke the story how a Mossad art student spy ring got all the details of 9/11 which the Mossad then shared with both the FBI and CIA in August 2001. My mother talks about her dreams of being a journalist and dropping behind enemy lines were cut short as a result of Nazi Germany surrendering on May 8, 1945, less than two months after my dad flew his last mission on April 15th, and when he landed he was told that his 50 year young mother, Katie Sher Gevisser was on her death bed, and he needed to return immediately to South Africa.

When I last spoke with Syd Cohen and his wife Adda about 2 years ago, Syd said that he was quite certain my dad was on the boat next to him when they went down the Red Sea and turned left towards Singapore to join Allied Forces in the final assault on Japan.

To understand why it is that Sid Cohen is the greatest person living in israel today let me share with you a letter sent by one of the foreign volunteers during Israel’s War of Independence to the widow of Sid Cohen’s replacement, Commander of the Israel Air Force Ezer Weitzman who died in 2005 and whose uncle was Chaim Weitzman, the first President of Israel.

Condolence letter from Smoky Simon, Chairman of World Machal,

to Ezer Weizman’s widow, Reuma

25th April, 2005

Dear Reuma,

On behalf of Myra and myself, as well as on behalf of World Machal, I wish to express most sincere sympathy and condolences to all the members of your family.

The Machalniks deeply appreciated the ongoing friendly relations between Ezer and his Machal comrades, especially with the Machal personnel who served in 101 Squadron. During Ezer’s service in the IAF, or in his political life, or as the State President, he always had an open door and a welcoming smile for Machalniks.

His close friendship with Syd Cohen is particularly noteworthy. I will always remember the incident which took place in April 1949 concerning President Chaim Weizmann and Syd. The President was about to embark on his first formal visit to the USA. This was an auspicious occasion. The Skymaster aircraft was spruced-up for the flight, and the crew members were fitted out with new uniforms, etc. Ezer had very recently taken over command of 101 Squadron, and I suggested to him that we should honor the President by giving him a fighter escort on his flight out of Israel. Ezer’s response was that although it was a nice idea, he had so many practical problems in the squadron that didn’t enable him to implement my suggestion – the aircraft had serious maintenance problems; the squadron was short of engine hours; his pilot-training program was running late, etc., and so the idea was dropped. Two days later, Syd left lsrael to resume his medical studies in South Africa, and lo and behold, four Spitfires escorted the chartered DC3 aircraft in which Syd was flying to South Africa. When I asked Ezer to explain this asymmetry in the honors accorded to the President of the State and to Syd, he replied by saying, “Could anyone believe that Syd Cohen would leave Israel without a fighter escort?” It would therefore appear that Ezer’s friendship with Syd was even thicker than blood!

May you and all the members of your family be blessed with abundant good health and may Ezer rest in peace.

Warmest regards.


Smoky Simon

BTW, the best example of Sun Tzi’s truism, “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” is my boyhood friend Jewish South African Tony Leon

whose is now the ANC’s South African Ambassador to Argentina.

Smart Tony, long before becoming the head of the opposition to the former De Beers South African Apartheid Regime, understood perfectly well that his main funding source was De Beers head, Harry Oppenheimer and when the Apartheid Regime were replaced in 1994 by De Beers choice puppet African National Congress lead by sellout Mandela, it only meant that Tony knew he had to keep his mouth quiet a little longer.

The fact that he is now living with his Israeli born wife and her two kids in virulent anti-Semitic Argentina after spending time at Harvard and Yale University which he would have quickly realized was far more anti-Semitic, made it that much easier for him to choose Argentina, don’t you think?

Tony, who follows everything I am saying just as he did when we spent a great deal of time together back in 1995 soon after I got to hear the whole story from my “lucky uncle” Dave who couldn’t wait to tell me how much of a buffoon he thought were all his and Engelhard’s puppet US Presidents who he believed only got dumber with the passage of time just like the rest of the American electorate, would agree that he is a hypocrite but he justifies his hypocrisy by looking at how all the Jewish people throughout the world never blinked an eyelid at De Beers being so in our faces, beginning in earnest when Harry Oppenheimer met with his first bought President elect John F. Kennedy who bowed before him at the Carlyle Hotel just before being sworn in as the 35th President of the US.

Tony is just one person who knows me very well.

All it takes is someone mentioning my name in the next important UN speech, and it is all over for those playing De Beers’ musical chair game.

Time to fly.


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On Oct 1, 2011, at 7:31 PM, Kamiar Simantob wrote:

I remember seeing this movie.
She had no money, no connections or influence like Obama or Al Gore and yet she deserves being honoured a thousand times more.
Look at this lady – Let us never forget!
The world hasn’t just become wicked…it’s always been wicked. The
prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving.
Irena Sendler
12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a
Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an ‘ulterior motive’.
She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews (being German).
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried
and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger
She also
had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi
soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the
barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and
kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived
it and reunited the family.
Most had been gassed. Those f
s she helped got placed into foster
family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as
a community organizer for ACORN
Al Gore won also — for a slide show on Global Warming.
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I hope you’ll consider doing the same..
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six
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I remember seeing this movie.

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