. . .Just as False Flags was being readied for publication, the first ever collection of the late President John F. Kennedy's correspondence (scheduled for release in November 2013) dared to suggest the theory that Israel's Mossad played a part in JFK's assassination "remains one of the most intriguing" of the many scenarios relating to that crime and cited Michael Collins Piper's Final Judgment as the source of that allegation.
Not surprisingly, right after pro-Israel propagandists obtained access to pre-publication copies of The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by respected historian and television producer Martin W Sandler, an Internet cannonade savaging Sandler and Piper erupted.
After noting the multiple theories surrounding JFK's death, Sandler's assembly of JFK's letters concludes with nine pages of contentious correspondence between JFK and Israeli leaders David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol, pointing out JFK was convinced Israel's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal was, in Sandler's words, "a serious threat to world peace." As if highlighting these little-known letters were not enough, Sandler inflamed Israel's partisans by his candid introduction to that selection of letters writing:
In March 1992, Rep. Paul Findley of Illinois, wrote in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, "It is interesting ... [to note] that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned." Two years later in his book Final Judgment, author Michael Collins Piper actually accused Israel of the crime. Of all the conspiracy theories, it remains one of the most intriguing.
Sandler wrote of the "bitter dispute" between JFK and Israel that had been "kept out of the eye of both the press and the public" and asserted that one of JFK's letters constituted, in Sandler's words, a "threat" that, he then reiterated, "according to one conspiracy theory, led to Israel's role in Kennedy's assassination."
Sandler cannot be dismissed as a "fringe" writer. A former professor of history at Smith College and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Sandler is author of some 80 non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics, a number of which were published by the Library of Congress as part of its "Young People's American History Series." A five-time winner of television's Emmy award, Sandler was co-creator and executive producer of a variety of acclaimed documentaries.
Whether the JFK-Israeli correspondence or Sandler's references to Final Judgment survive the pressure campaign and actually appear in the book when it actually goes to press remains to be seen.