Ira Greenstein: Jared Kushner’s White House Employed Conflict of Interest Behind The U.S. Attack On Syria For Genie Energy And Israel

A major conflict of interest looms over the Rose Garden, whether it determines the end of the Trump administration, has yet to be ascertained.

The Trump administration along with Jared Kushner employed in the White House a lawyer by the name of Ira Greenstein from Newark, New Jersey, who was by all appearances still acting as the President of his energy corporation when the U.S. bombed Syria.

Genie Energy.

An energy corporation privately operating in Syrian territory — the occupied Golan Heights.

U.S. President Donald Trump & his administration are inherently subjugated by this paradigm of interests. When commencing with hostile military action on Syria, they did so while having a direct conflict of interest, primarily related to business ties with this corporation. This, along with seemingly ulterior political dealings with the Israeli government, has gone part & parcel to the destabilization of Syria. While benefiting Genie Energy, its backers & involved officials.

U.S. Navy's USS Porter strikes Syria.

On April 6th (Alt.: 7th), 2017, the U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria. Targeting Shayrat Airbase (FAA LID: OS65), numerous aircraft were destroyed, primarily Mig-23ML & Su-22M3 models. These being the same parent models which had been involved in operations over Daraa, which is a choke point near the Golan Heights, it remains as of this posting as being under the control of hostile actors such as Islamic State (ISIS).

James Mattis would then claim that 20% of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) was destroyed; impacting Syria's military capabilities, this would then continue with further bombings on Syria by the Israeli Air Force.

To get to the very heart of the matter, we have to go back to the presidential transition period, when Newark lawyer Ira Greenstein was a member of ex-Congressman John Sweeney's "Tiger Team." While still Genie Energy's acting President.

This made him an official presidential transition team member for the Trump administration, as some may recall, Jared Kushner was a member of this as well.

Times Union:

Sweeney is conducting interviews alongside three transition team members, lawyers all: Martin Silverstein, U.S. ambassador to Uruguay under President George W. Bush; Ira Greenstein, president of Genie Energy Ltd.; and financier Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital.

On this transition team he directly oversaw government applicants including for senior intelligence & national security positions:

Fueled by coffee and chicken salad sandwiches from the Trump Tower's cafe, Sweeney and three other high-powered Trump partisans have completed more than 300 interviews thus far. They're conducting 30- to 60-minute interviews of applicants for jobs including senior national security and intelligence positions, ambassadors, undersecretaries and top-ranking officials in nearly every federal agency. They conduct interviews by phone or in person and rank finalists 1 through 5. The final hiring is done by senior Trump aides following background checks.

As noted, final hiring was done by Trump's senior aides, which would undoubtedly include Jared Kushner within the Office of the Chief of Staff. This gave an American-Israeli energy corporation a prime directorate in deciding on who to put into power, who would oversee national security policies & ultimately be in a position to pick favorable people. This represents a rather grave conflict of interest, as Ira Greenstein was still the President of Genie Energy when the U.S. attacked Syria & given his role within the White House may have directly contributed to pushing for military action himself.

The White House would've been aware of this issue, yet as numerous members of the Trump administration were cut, employment of this individual continued.

Moreover, Greenstein's position is itself a conflict of interest by default, per 18 U.S.C. § 208. Regarding Employees Entering Government, because incurred loss in Syria by U.S. military action(s) inherently benefits Genie Energy or its larger parent company IDT Corporation, as only the Syrian government can legitimately dissent to the corporation's activities in occupied Syrian territory. This is also escalated due to Greenstein overseeing national security positions directly, which undoubtedly affected the decision making process, of whether to attack Syria or not.

Genie Energy

SEC filings confirm that Ira Greenstein was President of Genie Energy while overseeing the presidential transition.

Genie Energy, in stark contrast to Ohr Pharmaceutical, did not issue a press release stating that Greenstein had officially departed the corporation.

Washington Life

Ira Greenstein is still currently employed in the White House, according to reporting by The Daily Beast from inside the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Gala, where Kushner confidant Greenstein was directly present alongside Sebastian Gorka & Steve Bannon. Flitting about.

The Daily Beast:

The president spent the weekend in Asia, but a VIP attendee list reviewed by The Daily Beast included Bannon, Spicer, and Gorka, who flitted about with Kushner confidant Ira Greenstein, as well as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a former deputy to disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some current administration officials, such as Bannon-era White House holdout Julia Hahn, were also present.

Greenstein's son, Jonathan Greenstein, is also a lawyer for Goldman Sachs.


One social media post shows that Ira Greenstein, not pictured, had also given a tour of the White House around March 10th, 2017.

Following military action on Syria, it was then alluded to that Steve Bannon had lost out to Jared Kushner in the decision making, on whether to attack or not. Though given Kushner's lawyer, Ira Greenstein, being quite friendly with Bannon as mentioned above — he may have simply approved nonetheless.

No doubt, Greenstein's direct presence in the White House causes numerous issues with the official story justifying military action, that being a chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun — at the time controlled by an offshoot of al-Nusra Front.

Kushner's wife, Ivanka [Yael] Trump, regarding this days before attacking:

A disturbing issue arises regarding this situation due to the Golan Heights being occupied Syrian territory, wherein there is precedent that drilling new wells, which Genie Energy has done after approval from the Israeli government — may in fact be illegal under international law. This means Greenstein & subsequently Kushner are involved in an ongoing criminal conspiracy.

This also means they would have been risking American lives, while killing numerous Syrians, to protect business interests which are inherently criminal in nature.

Ira Greenstein is a rather close associate of the Kushners, denoted as a longtime family friend, especially to Charles Kushner.


Charlie Kushner might be keeping the Trump administration at arm’s length, but he has some old pals working in government under his son with whom he also stays in touch. One example: Ira Greenstein, a former Newark-based executive and longtime Kushner family friend, who quit his job as chairman of IDT Corp. and now works out of the Old Executive Office Building on Kushner’s team as a lawyer working primarily under Liddell and Cordish.

As some will recall, top Democratic donor Kushner was previously sentenced to federal prison for the crimes of "tax evasion, witness tampering & making illegal campaign donations."

Democratic influence doesn't end with the Kushners though, as Genie Energy's "mission" appears apolitical, much of their progress rests on the work of Democrats — such as former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.

Landrieu was key in leading a groundbreaking U.S. energy mission to Israel.

White House Staff Salaries

Like former Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka, Ira Greenstein is on the high end of the spectrum when it comes to salaries, earning $155,000 at the White House.

Greenstein was also a past President of IDT Corporation, which donated to the Central Fund of Israel (CFI) through the IDT Charitable Foundation, which has supported individuals that advocate for the killing of non-Jewish children on the basis of race.

The Electronic Intifada:

As reported by Akiva Eldar in Haaretz, the CFI supports a yeshiva whose leader, Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, has tried to justify the killing of gentile babies because of “the future danger that will arise if they are allowed to grow into evil people like their parents.”

IDT, along with its founder, donated around $2,000,000.

The IDT Charitable Foundation contributed $870,000 to the CFI since 2005 and the Jonas Foundation — a foundation run by Howard Jonas, the founder and chair of IDT — contributed $1.12 million.

The Central Fund of Israel is involved in development of settlements in occupied territories.


Ira Greenstein held around 100,000 shares in Genie Energy while assuming his position in the administration.

Another issue is the timing regarding donations to Trump's campaign, Greenstein donated $10,000 to Make America Great Again, in late August of 2015.

Open Secrets

Donations occurred just a few weeks after substantial oil was discovered at the Ness-3 drilling site, in the Golan Heights. This followed earlier findings at Ness-5, in May of 2015, a little over two years into the initial three year exploratory license granted to Afek Oil And Gas.

Ira Greenstein previously communicated with Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton, before he was appointed Chairman of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).


Clayton also disclosed in his written responses that he communicated with others, including Rebekah Mercer, a Trump donor whose father, Robert Mercer, founded the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies; Genie Energy Ltd President Ira Greenstein; venture capitalist Darren Blanton; Martin Silverstein, a lawyer who is senior counsel with the law firm Greenberg Taurig and who was ambassador to Uruguay for four years under President George W. Bush; Trump’s current chief strategist Steve Bannon; and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the documents show.

Martin Silverstein, the other lawyer on the presidential transition team, is an old friend of both the Kushner & Trump families.


Renaissance Technologies, whose CEO Robert Mercer funds Breitbart, also owns part of Genie Energy as a significant shareholder.


Jason Greenblatt, another senior White House staffer who was Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, also has investments in Genie Energy.

The Unauthorized White House Visitor Logs & Records: Politico

The CEO as well as Chairman of one of Genie Energy's largest shareholders, BlackRock, visited the White House just a few days after the airstrikes. Larry Fink & the very large firms behind him, such as Goldman Sachs, stand the most to gain monetarily from U.S. military moves. Subsequently, BlackRock's former [pre-1995] parent company Blackstone & its CEO Stephen Schwarzman also met on the same day.

Lord Jacob Rothschild sits on the International Advisory Board of Blackstone.

Like the Kushner's $250,000,000 credit line for Cadre through Soros Fund Management, they have also received funds from Blackstone, for real estate.

Another point of inherent subjugation within the Trump administration is IDT Corporation's Michael Glassner, chief strategist, including for reelection (2020).


Lewis Eisenberg advisor
From 1998 to 2001, while still informally advising the retired Dole, Glassner moved to New Jersey to work under Lewis Eisenberg, chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Glassner was Eisenberg's chief of staff. In 2001, near the end of Glassner's time at the Port Authority, he was involved in the deal that privatized the lease of the World Trade Center to the Silverstein Group. In July 2001, Glassner left the staff of the Port Authority to work for IDT Corporation, a global telecommunications company. According to ABC News, "At IDT, Glassner was chief of staff to the company's CEO, handling external communications as well as government and investor relations."

With IDT Corporation being the parent company of Genie Energy, as well as being composed of the very same individuals, it presents another angle by which this group retains control of the White House.

Senator Joe Manchin previously met with Genie Energy's chief scientist, Harold Vinegar, on behalf of the American Israel Educational Foundation — referred to as the "charitable arm of AIPAC."

Jewish Insider:

Meeting with Dr. Harold Vinegar, chief scientist of Israeli Energy Initiatives at Genie Energy, and Binyamin Zomer of Noble Energy, to discuss the importance of energy to the economies of Israel, the United States, and West Virginia.

Manchin would later be the only Democrat to vote in favor of Jeff Sessions & Steven Mnuchin as well as other key figures.

Genie Energy's founder, Howard Jonas, donated to Senator Bob Menendez (D) just a few days before attacking Syria — as well as only a few days after tightening sanctions on Iran.

Open Secrets

Menendez would later approve of the strikes having been conducted.

Jonas has also donated to the campaigns of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the past, noted as his #2, the telecommunications mogul appears to have substantial reach in the Israeli government.


According to material collected by the State Comptroller’s Office, one of the names, which Netanyahu had ranked “No. 2,” was of someone with whom the public may not have been familiar until recently: “Howard Jonas, IDT Corporation, New Jersey.” Jonas, who has donated to Netanyahu’s primary campaigns in the past, is the founder and owner of Israel Energy Initiatives, a company established in 2008 to develop oil shale in Israel.

Furthermore, Jonas is a fairly significant contributor to NorPAC (NORPAC), which primarily supports foreign aid to Israel, American-Israeli energy projects, settlement development & tighter sanctions on Iran.

Jonas continues to donate for the 2018 cycle.

NORPAC July 2016 Newsletter

Consequently, they happen to donate to politicians which support Genie Energy's mission & objectives. Politicians such as Richard Burr, who has also received donations from Jonas.


Intriguingly, Jonas made a major acquisition of shares in one of his corporations, Straight Path Communications Inc. — on the date of the airstrikes. This corporation held licenses for future wireless Internet infra-structure (5G), was embroiled in a suit regarding fraud & was released from this point of contention during the incoming Trump administration.

Jonas then sold the corporation to Verizon for $3.1 billion.

Ira Greenstein, who held close to $1,000,000 in shares before the spike in value, was also significantly benefited by this telecom deal.

Genie Energy Ltd.

Genie Energy Ltd. (GNE) is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, it is a holding company comprised of Genie Retail Energy (GRE) as well as Genie Oil And Gas (GOGAS). Their Israeli subsidiary, as mentioned, is Afek Oil And Gas.

Per the corporation's website, the President of Genie Oil And Gas is Efraim Eitam, who is spearheading exploitation of resources in the Golan Heights. A Brigadier General in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Reserves, he has previously called all Arabs in Israel a 'cancer.'

Genie Energy

Eitam is invariably involved in settlement development like Greenstein & Kushner.

The Electronic Intifada:

Shortly thereafter, Eitam resigned from the army, but his career flourished. Elected to the Knesset in February 2003, he helped form the National Religious Party and the Renewed Religious National Zionist Party. In 2002-04 he held several cabinet-level portfolios in the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, including minister of housing and construction, a post he used to accelerate settlement in the Golan Heights, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Investment into the energy corporation primarily began around the time the Syrian Civil War was beginning to heat up, with equity stakes being purchased.

Genie Energy's foundation lay in its Strategic Advisory Board (SAB). It includes colorful characters like Richard Cheney, former CIA Director James Woolsey, media mogul Rupert Murdoch & even Lord Jacob Rothschild (Again).

Membership (2017):

  • Bill Richardson
  • Jacob Rothschild
  • James Woolsey
  • Lawrence Summers
  • Mary Landrieu
  • Michael Steinhardt (SAB Chairman)
  • Richard Cheney
  • Rupert Murdoch

Membership (Historically):

  • Alan Burnham
  • Allan Sass
  • Eugene Renna
  • Harold Vinegar
  • Jim Courter
  • Kevin Kauffman
  • Shelley Berkley
  • Stephen Trauber
  • Wes Perry

Board member Murdoch has previously advocated for Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on Syria back in 2013, during a tense period between Russia & the U.S. which ultimately led to a brief standoff off the coast of Syria.

He has (Like NORPAC) also been against the Iran Deal, mentioning Syria as a problem in direct relation to it:

As some will note, James Woolsey (Member: Project For The New American Century) was another one of Genie Energy's direct connections to the Trump administration, as a former senior adviser.

Alan Dershowitz, who backed MAGA3X "stars" such as Mike Cernovich, with chairman Michael Steinhardt.

All of this comes on the heels of H.R.672/S.198, of which the former, Senator Nita Lowey — has previously received donations from Genie Energy's Howard Jonas (Then: IDT Corporation). The latter, Senator Marco Rubio, has previously received donations from Genie Energy's Michael Stein.

Lowey also received donations from Soros Fund Management.


As well, H.R.1730 will further prevent political dissent against aggressive American-Israeli policies, via dialogue.

Yatar CTU

The Trump administration is connected to Jerusalem's private security contractors through this energy corporation. Genie Energy's Vice Chairman, Geoffrey Rochwarger, heads an organization called Yatar CTU, which works with the Israeli government to enforce both Jerusalem & territory bordering occupied settlements.

Genie Energy


It is worth mentioning that a coordinated effort went in to confuse people regarding this topic & suppress revelation of Ira Greenstein himself.



In conclusion, these activities represent one of the deepest problems that face the U.S., a paradigm of corruption & illicit dealings that benefit an unaccountable corporate-Israeli machine.

Under Construction


This article is under permanent construction until notice indicating otherwise. It will receive numerous irregular updates, due to a number of events, further extrapolation is required.

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