Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Barak was identified in the bombshell dossiers Wednesday night. He served as PM from 1991 to 2001 after serving in the IDF for 35 years, rising to Chief of the General Staff.
While he is mentioned only fleetingly in the new files – an Epstein victim asked whether she’d ever given Barak a massage – there has long been speculation surrounding his relationship with the financier.
Barak met with Epstein some 36 times and was pictured entering his Manhattan townhouse with a scarf around his face in 2016. Young women were seen coming in and out of the residence that same day.
Former Israeli spies have gone on record stating that Epstein’s international sex trafficking was a honeypot entrapment operation – gaining valuable ‘kompromat’ material to blackmail political and business elites.
Prince Andrew, also named in the new list, was Epstein’s ‘useful idiot’, according to an ex-intelligence agent, and described by the financier as his ‘Super Bowl trophy’ for his powerful connections.
During the pair’s friendship, Andrew invited Ghislaine Maxwell and the financier to high society events in London – even allowing them to stay at the Queen’s Balmoral estate. At the time, Andrew served as the UK’s international trade envoy, helping the government to promote business abroad.
Maxwell – who acted as Epstein’s madam – is also closely intertwined in the alleged honeytrap operation. Her father Robert Maxwell, a British newspaper magnate, is alleged to have been a Mossad agent and may have provided the link between Epstein and Jerusalem’s intelligence agency.
Like Epstein’s alleged hanging while awaiting trial, Maxwell’s death on his yacht – The Lady Ghislaine – off the coast of Spain in 1991 has attracted suspicions of assassination.
‘Prince Andrew wasn’t being blackmailed, he was being used as a useful idiot,’ former Mossad operative Ari Ben-Menashe told RT International. ‘He was being used to bring in some of the celebrities.’
Ben Menashe worked for Israel‘s Military Intelligence Directorate from 1977 to 1987.
His allegations were backed up by Epstein’s former ‘mentor’ Steven Hoffenberg, who claimed that Epstein had referred to his relationship with the prince as his ‘Super Bowl trophy’.
The late financier also met with current head of the CIA, William J Burns, on numerous occasions in 2014.
Mark Epstein told The New York Post on Wednesday: ‘Here’s a direct quote: “If I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.” That’s what Jeffrey told me in 2016.’