Last Updated on November 1, 2022
A Non-Profit once headed by the brother of suicided sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein can be linked to a web of high-level Israeli government officials and globalist elites.
Back in November of 2021, National File was one of the first outlets to report on a groundbreaking series of stories exposing a little-reported non-profit bizarrely named the Humpty Dumpty Institute.
The Humpty Dumpty Institute, or HDI, is a shadowy nonprofit organization once run by Mark Epstein, the brother of the late and prolific pedophile sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Until National File, HDI had largely managed to keep its operations out of news reports, despite openly touting its public relationships with the United Nations, members of Congress, U.S. Department of State, Chinese Communist Party, Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum, and Epstein’s former madame — convicted felon (and sex trafficker to … well… to no one, apparently) Ghislaine Maxwell.
HDI mostly aligns itself with far-left, China-aligned Democrats in Congress. But, as National File has reported, ties to the Epstein-run HDI even put senior members of the Trump White House on the defensive.
National File’s reporting preceded that of Breitbart and the Washington Examiner each of which barely scratched the surface of the HDI cesspool and its ties to the Chinese military-linked Taihe Institute.
Alarmingly, the Taihe Institute claims to have what they refer to as “research centers” operating on United States soil.
Along with close links to Democrat mega-donors and partisan operatives like David Brock, HDI is linked to uber-rich leftists like Ted Turn, George Soros, and the late David Rockefeller.
HDI is also closely linked to the highest levels of Israel’s government.
HDI Co-founder Michael W. Sonnenfeldt
The HDI was co-founded in 1998 by Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, a past chairman and co-founder of the Israel Policy Forum. On its face, the Israel Policy Forum appears to be largely benign.
They say they’re a “non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the Middle East peace process in order to strengthen Israeli security and further U.S. foreign policy interests in the region.”
But upon closer inspection, the group is openly dedicated to “preserv[ing] Israel’s future as Jewish.” In Israel, apparently, the ADL doesn’t have problems with the overt mixing of the church – or synagogue – and the state.
The Israel Policy Forum and the Anti-Defamation League’s interests and policy stances often track closely, with the two groups going as far as happily sharing staff, in the case of Jason Holtzman.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, has even chaired IPF forums.
But the one thing the two groups most agree on is their aversion to being called out for lacking loyalty to America.
Back in 2019, spokesmen for both Jewish-Israeli groups chastised then-President Trump for a comment he made that a small number of vocal Israelis interpreted to mean that American Jews are more loyal to Israel than they are to the United States.
“Jewish American Groups Slam Trump for Dual Loyalty Comment,” read the Haaretz headline.
“Two leading Jewish American groups denounced President Donald Trump this weekend for calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘Your prime minister’ in front of a Jewish” audience, the Haaretz report reads.
The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblat implored President Trump to “avoid language that leads people to believe Jews aren’t loyal Americans.”
The Epstein-tied Israel Policy Forum’s Chief Policy officer alleged that President Trump believes and says straight out that American Jews’ primary allegiance is to Israel.
It is unclear why these Israeli-oriented policy organizations seem to be more preoccupied with convincing audiences that international Jews, such as those who live in the United States, primary loyalties lie with nations other than Israel – the nation they say they’re advocating for.
While with the IPF, Sonnenfeldt worked next to Charles Bronfman, the uncle of Clare Bronfman, the Seagram’s liquor heiress who was convicted and sentenced for her role in the NXIVM sex-slave cult scandal.
Sonnenfeldt, who holds an Honorary Doctorate from Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba is a pillar of the community, at least according to some accounts. Sonnenfeldt attributes his high social status directly to “the State of Israel”.
In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Israeli university, Sonnenfeldt built and named BGU’s auditorium and medical school after his family.
Sonnenfeldt served on the Board of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a group described as a key faction of the Israel lobby in the United States, which has, or at one point, boasted former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Canadian-American billionaire investor, and media proprietor Mortimer Zuckerman, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, ex-Israeli Defense Force intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, among others, as members of its Board of Advisors.
Harvard University’s Professor Stephen Walt describes The Washington Institute as consisting of “groups that work openly to influence American policy in a pro-Israel direction.”
It is also noted for its tight proximity to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, an organization aligned with the ‘Democratic Majority for Israel,’ to which Sonnenfeldt contributed $25,000 to in December 2019.
In May, Sonnenfeldt announced the launch of his baby – a climate change college.
Dubbed the Goldman Sonnenfeldt School of Sustainability and Climate Change at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the school is apparently the first of its kind in Israel.
Michael claims to be concerned about perpetuating his vision of the American Dream and is even peddling a book selling that vision on Fox News.
By contrast, however, Sonnenfeldt’s commitment to the American Dream sounds more like AOC’s than what your typical Fox News viewer might expect.
Along with his own personal links to Israel, Sonnenfeldt appears to hold familial links to Israel.
Seymour Hersch dubbed Sonnenfeldt’s uncle, Helmut ‘Hal’ Sonnenfeldt, “Kissinger’s Kissinger” in his 1983 book, The Price of Power, and further described the Epstein-tied Sonnenfeldt as having close ties to Israel.
The Epstein-tied Sonnenfeldt’s uncle Hal Sonnenfeldt also served as a member of the Atlantic Council and Defense Policy Board.
The Epstein-tied Sonnenfeldt’s uncle even served as a conduit for classified information directly to his favorite foreign government, via an intermediary in Congress.
“An FBI wiretap at the Israeli Embassy in Washington picks up Richard Perle, an aide to Senator Henry Jackson (D-WA), discussing classified information with an Israeli official. This is the second time Perle has been involved in providing classified information to Israel. This data was given to Perle by National Security Council staff member, Helmut ‘Hal’ Sonnenfeldt, who has been under investigation since 1967 for providing classified documents to the Israelis,” wrote Hersch.
Further information on the accusations against Sonnenfeldt’s uncle with regards to his classified information investigation can be found within Senate confirmation hearings, described in a 1973 report by the New York Times.
In addition to his personal and familial ties to Israel, the younger Sonnenfeldt’s father, Richard Sonnenfeldt, was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a hawkish, neo-conservative think tank closely associated with the war-mongering, John Bolton / Henry Kissinger wing of the two-headed American uni-party political system.
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Sonnenfeldt also boasted relationships with billionaire David Rockefeller.
In 2004, the Epstein-tied Israeli served as a co-chair of former Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman’s campaign.
It is unclear whether Lieberman ever had to answer questions about the fact that his campaign had a citizen of a foreign nation involved with his presidential campaign.
In the realm of American politics, Sonnenfeldt’s financial contributions are almost exclusively given to Democratic candidates.
Other notable donations Sonnenfeldt contributed include the $100,000 contribution given to billionaire David Brock’s American Bridge 21st Century Super PAC in 2018.
Lieberman and Sonnenfeldt both served on the Board of Directors for the Center for New American Security — a think tank to which received between $100,000-$249,999 in 2020 from Sonnenfeldt’s Goldman Sonnenfeldt Foundation.
Sonnenfeldt also sits on the Board of Trustees for Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).
INSS is largely known for its apparent simulations of war in the Middle East in conjunction with former commanders of the IDF Central Command, decade-long leadership by former IDF military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, staunch support for Israel’s national security, and the presentation of its annual strategic report to the Israeli President.
Sonnenfeldt’s fellow INSS trustees include Adam Milstein, once described by author Gil Troy in his book, ‘The Zionist Ideas – Visions for the Jewish Homeland,” as a contemporary leader of cultural Zionism.
Sonnenfeldt also served for decades with the Executive Council at the CIA-affiliated Business Executives for National Security (BENS), which has provided advice to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Venture Capital arm, In-Q-Tel.
Sonnenfeldt remains on the HDI’s Board of Directors today.
HDI Founding Chairman Ralph W. Cwerman
Ralph Cwerman is HDI’s founding Chairman, and has served as Director and President of the organization. From HDI’s earliest days, Cwerman let Mark Epstein, the brother of international pedophile Jeffrey, in on the shadowy HDI operation.
Before HDI, Cwerman was a frequent flier in both American and Israeli political circles, benefitting from what is seemingly a revolving door of globalism and Israel-first politics in both nations.
Cwerman served as a pro-Israel foreign policy advisor to Al Gore’s failed 2000 presidential campaign, and as a as a senior aide and speech writer for former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Unsurprisingly, Cwerman also worked as Director of Research for Israel to the United Nations, prior to co-founding HDI and partnering the group with the United Nations.
Cwerman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University and was picked to advise a CFR-sponsored task force chaired by George Soros in 1996.
Cwerman’s links to Soros are also documented through his very close personal and professional relationship with the current president of Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Mark Malloch-Brown.
Similar to WEF leader Klaus Schwab, Cwerman’s letters to the United Nations Secretary-General appear to be treated as priority mail.
Cwerman has been a frequent flier at the HDI’s “Congressional Staff Delegations to the United Nations,” where, as National File previously reported, he was photographed sitting right next to Richard Grenell. Grenell, who is being floated as a 2024 Trump running mate by the pro-LGBT GOP establishment, worked closely with Cwerman and HDI during his time with the Bush Administration, revealing the HDI’s disturbing links to the establishments of both parties.
HDI Co-Founder Constance “Connie” Milstein – Biden’s Ambassador to Malta
HDI’s ties to Soros’ Open Society leadership are also shown in a letter to HDI co-founder Constance Milstein, from none other than Mark Malloch-Brown. In the seemingly personal letter, dated 2006, Brown refers to Constance in rather familiar terms, as “Connie.”
Milstein is a longtime mega-donor to Democrat and left-wing causes. As reported by National File, she was recently confirmed as Joe Biden’s Ambassador to Malta, after pumping nearly a million dollars into his 2020 campaign. In the prior election cycle, she made a similar massive contribution to Hillary Clinton.
Apparently a big fan of the Biden political family, Milstein even contributed to the late Beau Biden’s campaign coffers in 2013 when he was Delaware’s AG. Beau was expected to launch a run to be Delaware’s Governor before his untimely passing.
When Biden nominated Constance Milstein to be the US Ambassador to Malta in 2021, her prospective appointment was celebrated by Jewish Insider, which touted HDI somewhat abstractly as a group that “engages congressional leaders and the UN on global issues.” The article failed to mention HDI’s ties to the CCP and its relations to anti-American Israeli espionage.
Current HDI Director Walter Simon Arbib
Like his predecessors and colleagues, current HDI Director Walter Simon Arbib appears to hold close ties to the Israeli government.
Skylink Aviation, the globalist air service founded by Arbib, is credited with ferrying countless third-world migrants into the US and the wider Western World through its partnership with the International Organization for Migration. Like HDI, Skylink is closely partnered with the United Nations and has been since shortly after its 1988 founding.
Skylink works directly with the UN to deploy so-called “peacekeepers” to “global hotspots” and counts USAID and the Department of Homeland Security among its clientele.
That list also includes the Canadian and Italian governments, the World Food Programme, and the Red Cross, as well as a number of other governments and NGOs.
In the summer of 2013, Arbib was honored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, having officially moved to the country from Canada, where Skylink was founded, 19 years prior. The ceremony included a speech in Arbib’s honor from Israel’s then-Deputy Foreign Minister, Ze’ev Elkin.
In 2014, Elkin, a native of the former Soviet Union, became the Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Prior to immigrating to Israel, Elkin was educated by the Soviet Communist regime.
“Walter comes from the school of peacemakers who understand that very often it is business and economics that lay the foundation for diplomatic and political dialogue,” Elkin said in singing Arbib’s praises.
Of his own globalist efforts, which often come at the expense of the United States and the Western World, Arbib says “I do it in full coordination with the Israeli government.”
Thickening his ties to Israel’s government and internationalist elites, Arbib was reported to have worked with Israel’s Peres Center for Peace, led by former Israeli President, Shimon Peres.
According to his biography on the HDI website, Arbib serves on the boards of Jewish and Zionist organizations all over the world.
Walter Arbib serves “on the Board of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Friends of the Simon Weisenthal Centre, B’nai Brith Canada, and Counterpart International Inc,” his biography reports.
Born in Libya, Arbib “is one of the founders of the Libyan Jewish Museum in Or Yehuda, Israel and a member of the Magna Carta Foundation in Italy,” a think tank that takes a “strong…pro-Israel stance in foreign policy.”
Stretching his influence even further – and into American policy-making circles – Arbib lists himself as a member of the Israel Policy Forum in the United States.
HDI and Israel – Foreign Policy Influence Peddlers?
The HDI’s links to the Israeli government are further illustrated by their recent trips to Ukraine and Uzbekistan with Jonny Daniels, once a Senior Advisor to Israel’s former Deputy Minister of Defense and current World Likud Chairman Danny Danon.
Daniels, the Israeli-British founder of the Holocaust Commemoration Group, also founded the HDI partner organization From the Depths. He was accused by Polish politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke of being a “foreign agent” or “perhaps working for Freemasons.” Daniels, it was alleged, was sent “to spy” on Poland in 2019.
The connections of Epstein madame and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert to the Israeli government and its intelligence apparatus are well documented.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Robert Maxwell was buried in Jerusalem in 1991 with high honors. In attendance was Israel’s then-Prime Minister, and multiple current and former heads of Israeli intelligence
“Also a British member of parliament, Robert Maxwell reportedly had ties to British intelligence, the Soviet KGB, and Mossad — and was suspected of being a double or even triple agent by British Foreign Office officials,” reported the Mail.
Rumors that Jeffrey and Ghislaine were working on behalf of the Israeli government grew after an unnamed source told Page Six before her arrest that “Ghislaine is protected. She and Jeffrey were assets of sorts for multiple foreign governments. They would trade information about the powerful people caught in his net — caught at Epstein’s house.”
“She is not in the US, she moves around. She is sometimes in the UK, but most often in other countries, such as Israel, where her powerful contacts have provided her with safe houses and protection,” the source said.
Maxwell was being “protected because of the information she has on the world’s most powerful people,” the source continued.
“It is not the first time that Epstein has been tied to a foreign intelligence service. Rumors have long circulated that Epstein secretly took videos of his rich and powerful friends having sex with underage girls, either for financial blackmail or as leverage for a foreign intelligence service,” reported the Mail reported of the story in Page Six.