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Promiscuity of Turkic Persia under Qajar Dynasty 1785 to 1925


Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (16 July 1831 – 1 May 1896)

The Qajar dynasty was a Persian dynasty of Turkic origin, specifically from the Qajar tribe, which ruled Persia (Persia) from 1785 to 1925. They were officially known as the Sublime State of Persia. In March 1786, Tehran – at the time a small village near the ancient city of Rey – was selected by Qajar dynasty founder Persia Muhammad Khan to be his capital.

The “town’s population swelled by the courtiers and soldiers,” and soon the lure of wages and industrial jobs brought rural migrants pouring into the area, forcing the expansion of the city’s newly defined limits. Concomitantly, on a site once known as a pastoral residence for royal officials, women who came from mostly rural, economically depressed backgrounds were brought to the area to live and work in ‘azab-khaneh (private brothels). By the 1920s, these brothels formed a sizable group of houses called Shahr-e No (New City), an area known as Tehran’s largest red-light district for almost a century.

Queen Victoria of England wearing Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Medallion adorn with jewels

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Those Jewish Liberals Must be Stopped


Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on "My Anonymous Friends"

Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on “My Anonymous Friends”

One “Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Leeadministrator in a Facebook group called “My Anonymous Friends” posted the following article:
[Too many cave dwelling goat fuckers trying to post shit with very bad spelling. To little time to deal with it. LEARN TO SPELL AND STOP FUCKING GOATS]
Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on "My Anonymous Friends"

Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on “My Anonymous Friends”

Sure you know what type of “people” they are.
They must be stopped, and returned to Mongolia.
Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on "My Anonymous Friends"

Stephanie Anne Rebecca Dover-Lee on “My Anonymous Friends”

Roman Taxation of Jews and Emergence of Crypto Judaism


Roman Emperor Vespasian (9 AD –79 AD)

Roman Emperor Vespasian (9 AD –79 AD)

There was special tax imposed specifically on Jews in the Roman Empire since 70 AD which led to political unrest and conspiracies against Roman Emperors. The abolition of special taxes on Jews followed their admission to civil rights in France and elsewhere in Europe at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries.

The fiscus Iudaicus (Latin for “Jewish tax”) or fiscus Judaicus was a tax-collecting agency instituted to collect the tax imposed on Jews in the Roman Empire after the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple in AD 70. The tax was initially imposed by Roman Emperor Vespasian (9 AD –79 AD) (Reign 69 –79) as one of the measures against Jews as a result of the First Roman-Jewish War of 66–73 AD (first Jewish revolt). The tax was imposed on all Jews throughout the empire in place of the levy (or Tithe) payable by Jews towards the upkeep of the Temple.

In Rome, a special procurator known as procurator ad capitularia Iudaeorum was responsible for the collection of the tax. Only those who had abandoned Judaism were exempt from paying it.

Roman Emperor Domitian (51 - 96)

Roman Emperor Domitian (51 – 96)

Domitian, who ruled between 81 and 96 AD, expanded the fiscus Iudaicus to include not only born Jews and converts to Judaism, but also on those who concealed the fact that they were Jews or observed Jewish customs. Suetonius relates that when he was young an old man of 90 was examined to see whether he was circumcised, which shows that during this period the tax was levied even on those above the age of 62.

Louis Feldman argues that the increased harshness was caused by the success of the Jewish (and possibly Christian) proselytism. Domitian applied the tax even to those who merely “lived like Jews”. These “Jewish ways,” argues Marius Heemstra, would have included Christianity.

Domitian (Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus 51 – 96) was Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the younger brother of Titus and son of Vespasian, his two predecessors on the throne, and the last member of the Flavian dynasty. During his reign, his rule put him at sharp odds with the senate, whose powers he drastically curtailed.

Domitian strengthened the economy by revaluing the Roman coinage, expanded the border defenses of the empire, and initiated a massive building program to restore the damaged city of Rome. He was considered as the new Augustus, an enlightened ruler destined to guide the Roman Empire into a new era of brilliance. As a consequence, Domitian was popular with the people and army, but considered a tyrant by members of the Roman Senate. Domitian’s reign came to an end in 96 when he was assassinated by a conspiracy led by two court officials and his successor Nerva Caesar Augustus, the first of a succession of rulers traditionally known as the Five “Good” Emperors.

Domitian sat down to work on 18 September 96, poring over his state papers. At that moment, he was approached by a servant, one Stephanus. For some days, Stephanus had been wearing bandages, supposedly after an accident. In fact, the bandages were concealing a dagger, which he now produced behind his back. He handed the emperor another document, and as Domitian began to read, Stephanus stabbed him violently in the groin. More servants clustered around; more blows fell. His body was carried away on a common bier, and unceremoniously cremated.

On hearing of his death the Senate was overjoyed. Suetonius wrote, “The Senators, on the other hand, were delighted and thronged to denounce Domitian in the House with bitter and insulting cries. Then, seeking for ladders, they had his images and the votive shields engraved with his likeness, brought smashing down….” Immediately, Marcus Cocceius Nerva was hailed as the new emperor – a temporary fix until someone better could be found. In the months that followed, the city celebrated the death of the old emperor by turning over his statues and ceremonial arches, however, the Praetorian Guard would not take the assassination lightly and eventually many of the conspirators would meet their own deaths.

Although no Christian text mentions the fiscus Judaicus, Marius Heemstra argues in this book “The Fiscus Judaicus and the Parting of the Ways” that this tax had an important role in the development of “Christianity” as a social and cultural system separate from “Judaism,” a process commonly called “the parting of the ways.”

The fiscus Iudaicus was originally imposed on Jews. At that time neither the Romans nor the early Christians considered Christianity to be a separate religion from Judaism. It was considered as a sect within Judaism, which historians refer to as Jewish Christianity.

It did not take long for Christians to petition the Emperor to distinguish the Christians from Jews for the purpose of the payment of the fiscus Iudaicus. After the murder of Domitian in 96 AD, Nerva relaxed the rules of collection, limiting the tax to those who openly practiced Judaism. By this measure, the Christians (and perhaps Jewish Christians) escaped the tax but they were not officially recognized as a legal religion until the much later Edict of Milan in 313.

It remains unclear when exactly the fiscus Iudaicus was abolished. Documentary evidence confirms the collection of the tax in the middle of the 2nd century, and literary sources indicate that the tax was still in existence in the early 3rd century. It is not known when the tax was formally abolished. Some historians credit the emperor Julian the Apostate with its abolition in about 361 or 362.

The tax was revived in the Middle Ages in under the name of Opferpfennig by the Holy Roman Emperors. The Opferpfennig (originally Guldenpfennig) tax was introduced in 1342 by Emperor Louis IV (Ludwig) the Bavarian, who ordered all Jews above the age of 12 and possessing 20 gulden to pay one gulden annually for protection. The practice was justified on the grounds that the emperor, as the legal successor of the Roman emperors, was the rightful recipient of the Temple tax which Jews paid to the Romans after the destruction of the Second Temple. The Opferpfennig was collected on Christmas day. Emperor Charles IV later ordered the income of the Opferpfennig tax to be delivered to the archbishop of Triers. This tax was at some places replaced by an overall communal tax.

The World is Suffering from Turkic Mongolian Cults


Islam died in a series of great civil wars 50 years after its birth. The wars were created by Turkic Mongolians, who also invented Judaism and their Ottoman branch created Zionism. They also invented Roman Christianity.

The world is suffering from Turkic Mongolian cults calling themselves Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The original teachings of Zoroaster, Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, and Mohamed died long ago and we are living with forged religions.

Those Turkic Mongolian groups started their savage raids since 1800 BC in Scythia and they destroyed many civilizations including Harappan Civilization of Indus; Iranian; Assyrian; Hittite; Egyptian; and Mycenaean Greece.

Only China was successful to stop them. After China suffered the first Mongolian assaults they defeated them and later on China built the Great Wall.

Arabs never went out of Arabia except for the Israelite, and who later became Hebrew (YES the Israelite were Arab Yemeni pagan tribe). The Israelite went to Abyssinia (ancient Ethiopia and Eritrea) and to Kerma (ancient Sudan) and many parts of Africa to enslave and loot them, but the Israelite never went to Egypt as their books and history claim.

These Turkic Mongolian groups include: Northern Indians, Shia Muslim Persians, Earlier Jews, enslaved Eastern Europeans (Slavs), enslaved Caucasians, Balkans, Anatolians (Turks), Suni Arab Rulers, Sufi Muslims, Roman Christians, the Papacy, Modern Jews from enslaved Central and Western Europeans (like The Houses of Hanover and Windsor and other European monarchs).

Liberalism; Communism; Zionism; Leftism; Globalism; Multi-culturalism; LGBTQ; Feminism; Democracy; European revolution and world wars; European, Oriental, and Atlantic slavery of Europeans and Africans; organized crimes; mass migrations; terrorism; debts; usury; and many more are inventions of Turkic Mongolians with their enslaved vassals from Asia; and Eastern and Western Europe.

The Turkic Jewish Roots of the Houses of Hanover and Windsor


George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1582 - 1641

George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1582 – 1641

The House of Hanover was founded in 1635 by George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (February 1582, Celle –April 1670, Hildesheim). The House of Hanover ruled the Electorate and then the Kingdom of Hanover. It brought the dynasty that ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 until the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. George I of Great Britain, (1660 – 1727), was the first Hanoverian to rule Britain. He was not ethnically German, and he didn’t speak English when he was appointed King of England in 1714.

Upon Victoria’s death, the British throne passed to her eldest son Edward VII, who was considered member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha through his father only. The British Monarchy (the House of Windsor) says that they are from the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha but actually they are still from the House of Hanover.

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It Was Not Israel Nor Palestine It Was Canaan


In 1406 BC there was no country called Israel nor Palestine, there was only a civilized country and nation used to be called Canaan. It was invaded and colonized by Arab Yemeni Israelite, who turned to be Hebrew.

Then those Hebrew Israelite were colonized by a group called themselves Jews (Earlier Jews), who were Turkic Mongolians mixed with Asian slaves. Then those Earlier Jews brought people to serve them from Crete and other Mediterranean regions in exchange for the expelled 10 Hebrew tribes (10 Lost Tribes of Israel) and Canaanite. They called them Palestinians.

Few centuries later, Earlier Jews decided to migrate to Rome and the rest of Europe to take over Christianity and Europeans. They left behind the Palestinians who enjoyed full control until another Turkic Mongolian group called Ottomans invaded and colonized them.

The Turkic Mongolians of Earlier Jews after they succeeded in exploiting Europe, Europeans and Christianity formed the Modern Jews and became filthy rich with slavery, colonization of the Americas and Africa. They needed a higher international status of a statehood and decided to take Canaan once again from the Palestinians.

After they settled in all parts of the world, in 1860 to 1874 they created Proto-Zionism. The Zionist movement was established practical in 1881 and political Zionism in 1896. They organized to take Canaan claiming they are the heirs of Earlier Jews.

Modern Jews got the strongest support from the Turkic Mongolian Ottomans who claimed to be “Muslims”. Now amazingly Palestinians have very good relationships with Turkey, and Turkey have very good relationships with Israel!

Truth hurts and fake ancient tales cannot be called history. The Hebrew Israelite are totally different ethnic group from the Early and Modern Jews who both are Turkic Mongolians. The Hebrew Israelite were Arab Yemeni tribe and they never went to Egypt. Early Jews were Turkic Mongolians with Asians slaves; and Modern Jews are also Turkic Mongolians but changed their genetics and appearance by enslaving Europeans and Caucasians. Because they like to look like Europeans and like Caucasians, a sort of inferiority complex. And they don’t like Black or Brown people.

The Arab Yemenis and Beta Israel of Ethiopia are the closest descendants of Israelite. Israelite became Hebrew after they forged the Hebrew Bible and rejected their home in Yemen and Asir. The Hebrew lied saying they were Chosen and Canaan was Hamitic and cursed so they colonized it.

After 39 years and 11 months of stubbornly wandering the desert, Moses’ wife decides to ask for directions to the promised land,

Brief definitions of terms:
Israelite: was an Arab Yemeni tribe, took refuge in Ethiopia, not Egypt, for 430 years then were expelled in 1446 BC.
Hebrew: were the Israelite who preferred to invade and colonize Canaan in 1406 BC, they mixed with remaining Canaanite and most of both were expelled from Canaan after 530 BC.
Earlier Jews: were Turkic Mongolians mixed with their Asian Meddle Eastern slaves. They were sent to settle in Canaan by Persians in 530 BC claiming that they were the descendants of Hebrew leaders in captivity in Babylon. Earlier Jews migrated to Europe and left the Palestinians in Canaan.
Modern Jews: they are Turkic Mongolians mixed with their European and Western Asian slaves. They settled in all parts of the world, and from 1860 to 1874 they created Proto-Zionism. The Zionist movement was established practical in 1881 and political Zionism in 1896. They organized to take Canaan claiming they are the heirs of Earlier Jews.
Palestinians: are originally non-Arabs from Crete and other Mediterranean regions who were brought by the Earlier Jews in exchange for the expelled 10 Hebrew tribes (Lost Tribes) as slaves and labor to serve them after 530 BC.

Who are the Israelite, Hebrew, Jews, and Palestinians

Who are the Israelite, Hebrew, Jews, and Palestinians

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin


Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it.

Two decades ago, as the Russian president set about consolidating power on one side of the world, he embarked on a project to supplant his country’s existing Jewish civil society and replace it with a parallel structure loyal to him. On the other side of the world, the brash Manhattan developer was working to get a piece of the massive flows of capital that were fleeing the former Soviet Union in search of stable assets in the West, especially real estate, and seeking partners in New York with ties to the region.

Their respective ambitions led the two men—along with Trump’s future son-in-law, Jared Kushner—to build a set of close, overlapping relationships in a small world that intersects on Chabad, an international Hasidic movement most people have never heard of.

Starting in 1999, Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”

A few years later, Trump would seek out Russian projects and capital by joining forces with a partnership called Bayrock-Sapir, led by Soviet emigres Tevfik Arif, Felix Sater and Tamir Sapir—who maintain close ties to Chabad. The company’s ventures would lead to multiple lawsuits alleging fraud and a criminal investigation of a condo project in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, the links between Trump and Chabad kept piling up. In 2007, Trump hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter and Leviev’s right-hand man at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach resort. A few months after the ceremony, Leviev met Trump to discuss potential deals in Moscow and then hosted a bris for the new couple’s first son at the holiest site in Chabad Judaism. Trump attended the bris along with Kushner, who would go on to buy a $300 million building from Leviev and marry Ivanka Trump, who would form a close relationship with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova. Zhukova would host the power couple in Russia in 2014 and reportedly attend Trump’s inauguration as their guest.

With the help of this trans-Atlantic diaspora and some globetrotting real estate moguls, Trump Tower and Moscow’s Red Square can feel at times like part of the same tight-knit neighborhood. Now, with Trump in the Oval Office having proclaimed his desire to reorient the global order around improved U.S. relations with Putin’s government—and as the FBI probes the possibility of improper coordination between Trump associates and the Kremlin—that small world has suddenly taken on outsize importance.

Trump’s kind of Jews

Founded in Lithuania in 1775, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement today has adherents numbering in the five, or perhaps six, figures. What the movement lacks in numbers it makes up for in enthusiasm, as it is known for practicing a particularly joyous form of Judaism.

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, recalled having this trait impressed upon him during one family wedding at which the two tables occupied by his first cousins, Chabad rabbis, put the rest of the celebrants to shame. “They were dancing up a storm, these guys. I thought they were black. Instead they’re just black-hat,” Klein said, referring to their traditional Hasidic garb.

Despite its small size, Chabad has grown to become the most sprawling Jewish institution in the world, with a presence in over 1,000 far-flung cities, including locales like Kathmandu and Hanoi with few full-time Jewish residents. The movement is known for these outposts, called Chabad houses, which function as community centers and are open to all Jews. “Take any forsaken city in the world, you have a McDonald’s and a Chabad house,” explained Ronn Torossian, a Jewish public relations executive in New York.

Chabad adherents differ from other Hasidic Jews on numerous small points of custom, including the tendency of Chabad men to wear fedoras instead of fur hats. Many adherents believe that the movement’s last living leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, is the messiah, and some believe he is still alive. Chabad followers are also, according to Klein, “remarkable” fundraisers.

As the closest thing the Jewish world has to evangelism—much of its work is dedicated to making Jews around the world more involved in Judaism—Chabad serves many more Jews who are not full-on adherents.

According to Schmuley Boteach, a prominent rabbi in New Jersey and a longtime friend of Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, Chabad offers Jews a third way of relating to their religious identity. “You have three choices as a Jew,” he explained. “You can assimilate and not be very affiliated. You can be religious and Orthodox, or there’s sort of a third possibility that Chabad offers for people who don’t want to go the full Orthodox route but do want to stay on the traditional spectrum.”

This third way may explain the affinity Trump has found with a number of Chabad enthusiasts—Jews who shun liberal reform Judaism in favor of traditionalism but are not strictly devout.

“It’s not a surprise that Trump-minded people are involved with Chabad,” said Torossian. “Chabad is a place that tough, strong Jews feel comfortable. Chabad is a nonjudgmental place where people that are not traditional and not by-the-book feel comfortable.”

He summarized the Chabad attitude, which is less strict than the Orthodox one, as, “If you can’t keep all of the commandments, keep as many as you can.”

Torossian, who coincidentally said he is Sater’s friend and PR rep, also explained that this balance is particularly appealing to Jews from the former Soviet Union, who appreciate its combination of traditional trappings with a lenient attitude toward observance. “All Russian Jews go to Chabad,” he said. “Russian Jews are not comfortable in a reform synagogue.”

Putin’s kind of Jews

The Russian state’s embrace of Chabad happened, like many things in Putin’s Russia, as the result of a factional power struggle.

In 1999, soon after he became prime minister, Putin enlisted Abramovich and Leviev to create the Federation of Russian Jewish Communities. Its purpose was to undermine the existing umbrella for Russia’s Jewish civil society, the Russian Jewish Congress, led by oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky, a potential threat to Putin and President Boris Yeltsin. A year later, Gusinsky was arrested by Putin’s government and forced into exile.

At the time, Russia already had a chief rabbi as recognized by the Russian Jewish Congress, Adolf Shayevich. But Abramovich and Leviev installed Chabad rabbi Lazar at the head of their rival organization. The Kremlin removed Shayevich from its religious affairs council, and ever since it has instead recognized Lazar as Russia’s chief rabbi, leaving the country with two rival claimants to the title.

The Putin-Chabad alliance has reaped benefits for both sides. Under Putin, anti-Semitism has been officially discouraged, a break from centuries of discrimination and pogroms, and the government has come to embrace a state-sanctioned version of Jewish identity as a welcome part of the nation.

As Putin has consolidated his control of Russia, Lazar has come to be known derisively as “Putin’s rabbi.” He has escorted the Russian leader to Jerusalem’s Western Wall and attended the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, Putin’s pet project, on the Jewish Sabbath. Putin returned that favor by arranging for Lazar to enter the stadium without submitting to security checks that would have broken the rules for observing Shabbat.

In 2013, a $50 million Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center opened in Moscow under the auspices of Chabad and with funding from Abramovich. Putin donated a month of his salary to the project, while the Federal Security Service, the successor to the KGB, pitched in by offering relevant documents from its archives.

In 2014, Lazar was the only Jewish leader present at Putin’s triumphal announcement of the annexation of Crimea.

But the rabbi has paid a price for his loyalty to Putin. Since the annexation, his continued support for the Russian autocrat has caused a rift with Chabad leaders in Ukraine. And for years, the Russian government has defied an American court order to turn over a trove of Chabad texts called the “Schneerson Library” to the Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Shortly after the opening of the tolerance museum, Putin ordered the collection transferred there instead. The move made Lazar the custodian of a prized collection that his Brooklyn comrades believe is rightfully theirs.

If Lazar has any qualms about his role in all the intra-Chabad drama, he hasn’t let on publicly. “Challenging the government is not the Jewish way,” the rabbi said in 2015.

Trump, Bayrock, Sapir

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, as Trump looked for business and investors in the former Soviet Union during the first years of this century, he struck up an enduring relationship with a firm called Bayrock-Sapir.

Bayrock was co-led by Felix Sater, a convicted mob associate.

Sater and another Bayrock employee, Daniel Ridloff, who like Sater later went on to work directly for the Trump Organization, belong to the Port Washington Chabad house. Sater told POLITICO Magazine that in addition to serving on the board of the Port Washington Chabad house, he sits on the boards of numerous Chabad entities in the U.S. and abroad, though none in Russia.

The extent of Sater’s ties to Trump is a matter of some dispute. Working out of Trump Tower, Sater partnered with the celebrity developer on numerous Trump-branded developments and scouted deals for him in the former Soviet Union. In 2006, Sater escorted Trump’s children Ivanka and Don Jr. around Moscow to scour the city for potential projects, and he worked especially closely with Ivanka on the development of Trump SoHo, a hotel and condominium building in Manhattan whose construction was announced on “The Apprentice” in 2006.

In 2007, Sater’s stock fraud conviction became public. The revelation did not deter Trump, who brought him on as “a senior advisor to the Trump Organization” in 2010. In 2011, a number of purchasers of Trump SoHo units sued Trump and his partners for fraud and the New York attorney general’s office opened a criminal inquiry into the building’s marketing. But the purchasers settled and agreed not to cooperate with the criminal investigation, which was subsequently scuttled, according to the New York Times. Two former executives are suing Bayrock alleging tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering, bribery, extortion and fraud.

Under oath, Sater has described a close relationship with the Trumps, while Trump has testified under oath that he barely knew Sater and would not be able to pick his face out in a crowd. Several people who worked closely with Sater during this period and who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation from both men, scoffed at Trump’s testimony, describing frequent meetings and near-constant phone calls between the two. One person recalled numerous occasions on which Trump and Sater dined together, including at the now-defunct Kiss & Fly in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

“Trump called Felix like every other day to his office. So the fact that he’s saying he doesn’t know him, that’s a lot of crap,” said a former Sater colleague. “They were definitely in contact always. They spoke on the phone all the time.”

In 2014, the Port Washington Chabad house named Sater its “man of the year.” At the ceremony honoring Sater, the chabad’s founder, Shalom Paltiel, recounted how Sater would spill his guts to him about his adventures working as a government cooperator on sensitive matters of national security.

“I only recently told Felix I really didn’t believe most of it. I thought perhaps he watched too many James Bond movies, read one too many Tom Clancy novels,” said Paltiel at the ceremony. “Anyone who knows Felix knows he can tell a good story. I simply did not put too much credence to them.”

But Paltiel went on to recount receiving special clearance years later to accompany Sater to a ceremony at the federal building in Manhattan. There, said Paltiel, officials from every American intelligence agency applauded Sater’s secret work and divulged “stuff that was more fantastic, and more unbelievable, than anything he had been telling me.” A video of the event honoring Sater has been removed from the Port Washington Chabad house’s website but is still available on YouTube.

When I contacted Paltiel for this article, he hung up the phone as soon as I introduced myself. I wanted to ask him about some of the connections I’d come across in the course of my reporting. In addition to his relationship with Sater, Paltiel is also close to “Putin’s rabbi” Lazar, calling Lazar “my dear friend and mentor” in a short note about running into him at Schneerson’s gravesite in Queens.

According to Boteach, this is unsurprising, because Chabad is the sort of community where everybody knows everybody else. “In the world of Chabad, we all went to Yeshiva together, we were all ordained together,” Boteach explained. “I knew Berel Lazar from yeshiva.”

The Port Washington Chabad house has another Bayrock tie. Among its top 13 benefactors, its “Chai Circle,” as listed on its website, is Sater’s partner, Bayrock founder Tevfik Arif.

Arif, a former Soviet bureaucrat turned wealthy real estate developer, owns a mansion in Port Washington, an upscale suburb, but he makes a curious patron for the town’s Chabad. A Kazakh-born citizen of Turkey with a Muslim name, Arif is not Jewish, according to people who have worked with him. In 2010, he was arrested in a raid on a yacht in Turkey that once belonged to the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, and charged with running an international underage prostitution ring. Arif was later cleared of the charges.

Before the scandal on Ataturk’s yacht, Arif partnered closely with Trump, Ivanka Trump and Sater in the development of Trump SoHo along with the Sapir family, a New York real estate dynasty and the other half of Bayrock-Sapir.

Its patriarch, the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, was born in the Soviet state of Georgia and arrived in 1976 in New York, where he opened an electronics store in the Flatiron district that, according to the New York Times, catered largely to KGB agents.

Trump has called Sapir “a great friend.” In December 2007, he hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter, Zina, at Mar-a-Lago. The event featured performances by Lionel Ritchie and the Pussycat Dolls. The groom, Rotem Rosen, was the CEO of the American branch of Africa Israel, the Putin oligarch Leviev’s holding company.

Five months later, in early June 2008, Zina Sapir and Rosen held a bris for their newborn son. Invitations to the bris described Rosen as Leviev’s “right-hand man.” By then, Leviev had become the single largest funder of Chabad worldwide, and he personally arranged for the bris to take place at Schneerson’s grave, Chabad’s most holy site.

Trump attended the bris. A month earlier, in May 2008, he and Leviev had met to discuss possible real estate projects in Moscow, according to a contemporaneous Russian news report. An undated photograph on a Pinterest account called LLD Diamond USA, the name of a firm registered to Leviev, shows Trump and Leviev shaking hands and smiling. (The photograph was first pointed out by Pacific Standard.)

That same year, Sapir, an active Chabad donor in his own right, joined Leviev in Berlin to tour Chabad institutions in the city.

Jared, Ivanka, Roman, Dasha

Also present at the Sapir-Rosen bris was Kushner, who along with his now-wife Ivanka Trump has forged his own set of ties to Putin’s Chabad allies. Kushner’s family, which is Modern Orthodox, has long been highly engaged in philanthropy across the Jewish world, including to Chabad entities, and during his undergraduate years at Harvard, Kushner was active in the university’s Chabad house. Three days before the presidential election, the couple visited Schneerson’s grave and prayed for Trump. In January, the couple purchased a home in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood and settled on the city’s nearby Chabad synagogue, known as TheSHUL of the Nation’s Capital, as their house of worship.

In May 2015, a month before Trump officially entered the Republican presidential primary, Kushner bought a majority stake in the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street from Leviev for $295 million.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump are also close with Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova. Abramovich, an industrialist worth more than $7 billion and the owner of the British soccer club Chelsea FC, is the former governor of the Russian province of Chukotka, where he is still revered as a hero. He owes his fortune to his triumphant emergence from Russia’s post-Soviet “aluminum wars,” in which more than 100 people are estimated to have died in fighting over control of aluminum refineries. Abramovich admitted in 2008 that he amassed his assets by paying billions of dollars in bribes. In 2011, his former business partner, the late Boris Berezovsky—an oligarch who had fallen out with Putin and gone on to live in exile at the Trump International on Central Park West—accused him of threats, blackmail and intimidation in a lawsuit in the United Kingdom, which Abramovich won.

Abramovich was reportedly the first person to recommend to Yeltsin that he choose Putin as his successor. In their 2004 biography of Abramovich, the British journalists Chris Hutchins and Dominic Midgely write, “When Putin needed a shadowy force to act against his enemies behind the scenes, it was Abramovich whom he could rely on to prove a willing co-conspirator.” The biographers compare the two men’s relationship to that between a father and a son and report that Abramovich personally interviewed candidates for Putin’s first cabinet. He has reportedly gifted Putin a $30 million yacht, though Putin denies it.

Abramovich’s vast business holdings and his personal life overlap with Trump’s world in multiple ways.

According to a 2012 report from researchers at Cornell University, Evraz, a firm partly owned by Abramovich, has contracts to provide 40 percent of the steel for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project whose completion was approved by Trump in March after years of delay. And in 2006, Abramovich purchased a large stake in the Russian oil giant Rosneft, a company now being scrutinized for its possible role in alleged collusion between Trump and Russia. Both Trump and the Kremlin have dismissed as “fake news” a dossier that alleges that a recent sale of Rosneft shares was part of a scheme to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia.

Meanwhile, his wife, Zhukova, has long traveled in the same social circles as Kushner and Ivanka Trump: She is a friend and business partner of Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng, one of Ivanka’s closest friends, and a friend of Karlie Kloss, the longtime girlfriend of Kushner’s brother, Josh.

Over the years, Zhukova has grown close to Jared and Ivanka themselves. In February 2014, a month before Putin illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine, Ivanka Trump posted a photo to Instagram of herself with Zhukova, Wendi Deng, a bottle of wine, and the caption, “Thank you [Zhukova] for an unforgettable four days in Russia!” Deng was recently rumored to be dating Putin, though she denied it. Other photos from the trip show Kushner was also present in Russia at the time.

Last summer, Kushner and Ivanka Trump shared a box at the U.S. Open with Zhukova and Deng. In January, Zhukova reportedly attended Trump’s inauguration as Ivanka Trump’s guest.

On March 14, The Daily Mail spotted Josh Kushner dining with Zhukova in New York. According to the outlet, Josh Kushner “hid his face as he exited the eatery with Dasha.”

A week later, at the same time Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were vacationing in Aspen with her two brothers and their families, Abramovich’s plane flew from Moscow to Denver, according to a flight tracking service. Abramovich owns two properties in the Aspen area.

A spokesman for Abramovich declined to comment on the record about the Colorado overlap. The White House referred queries about the couples to a personal spokeswoman for Ivanka Trump. The spokeswoman, Risa Heller, initially indicated she would provide answers to questions about the Colorado overlap and recent contacts between the couples, but did not do so.

President Trump has reportedly sought security clearances for Kushner and Ivanka, who have taken on growing roles in his White House. For anyone else, a close personal relationship with the family of a top Putin confidant would present significant hurdles to obtaining security clearances, former high-ranking intelligence officials said, but political pressure to grant clearances to the president’s children would be likely to override any security concerns.

“Yes, such connections to Russia should matter for a clearance,” said Steve Hall, a former CIA Moscow station chief. “Question is, will they?”

“I don’t think the Trump family camp will have any trouble with security clearances, as long as there’s no polygraph involved,” said Milt Bearden, former chief of the CIA’s Eastern European division. “It’s absolutely crazy, but not going to be an issue.”

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With Washington abuzz about the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Trump world’s relationship with Putin’s Kremlin, their overlapping networks remain the object of much scrutiny and fascination.

In March, the New York Times reported that Lazar had met last summer with the Trump administration’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt, then a lawyer for the Trump Organization. The men characterized the meeting as a normal part of Greenblatt’s campaign outreach to Jewish leaders and said it included general discussion of Russian society and anti-Semitism. The meeting was brokered by New York PR rep Joshua Nass, and Lazar has said he did not discuss that meeting with the Russian government.

In late January, Sater met with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to discuss a proposed Ukraine peace deal that would end U.S. sanctions on Russia, which Cohen then delivered to Trump’s then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House, according to the Times. Cohen has given varying accounts of the episode.

According to one Jewish Republican who said he sees Cohen “all the time” there, Cohen himself is a regular presence at the Midtown Chabad on Fifth Avenue, a dozen blocks south of Trump Tower and a half-dozen blocks south of his current office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Cohen disputed this, saying, “I’ve never been to a Chabad and I’ve never been to one in New York City either.” Cohen then said he last stepped foot in a Chabad over 15 years ago to attend a bris. He said the last Chabad-related event he attended was on March 16 at a hotel in Newark when he spoke at a dinner honoring Trump’s secretary of veterans affairs, David Shulkin. The dinner was hosted by the Rabbinical College of America, a Chabad organization.

To those unfamiliar with Russian politics, Trump’s world and Hasidic Judaism, all these Chabad links can appear confounding. Others simply greet them with a shrug.

“The interconnectedness of the Jewish world through Chabad is not surprising insofar as it’s one of the main Jewish players,” said Boteach. “I would assume that the world of New York real estate isn’t that huge either.”

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