Frank Gaffney is a “conservative, Christian” Zionist agitator. He is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), focused on promoting warmongering neo-conservative lines within conservative portions of the American political elite.
Frank Gaffney was Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the Reagan administration. He held the position only for several months because he was shunned by other officials for harboring extreme and conspiratorial views.
Gaffney is a contributing editor for the Washington Times, National Review Online, WorldNetDaily, and Jewish World Review.
An ‘Islamophobe and Great Friend of Israel’
Gaffney is a harsh Zionist and an unconditional supporter of Israel. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz described him as being an “Islamophobe and Great Friend of Israel”.1
Ron Dermer, Former Israeli ambassador to the US, praised Gaffney and called him a “steadfast friend of Israel”. He claimed that Gaffney’s life was representative of Zionist ideals. He added that Israel is the forefront of fighting against “militant Islam”, and that Gaffney continues this task in the US.
Influential Zionist among US Conservatives
US Republicans such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have expressed interest in Gaffney’s views. Gaffney has been described as being Trump’s “Islamophobia expert”.2 The neoconservative lobbyist has also been associated with many other Zionist neocons such as Richard Perle and Douglas Feith.
The Center for Security Policy
Seeking to cover the tracks of Zionist influence in the US for conservative audiences, the Gaffney-led CSP has sought to blame the country’s woes on various false factors, notably going as far as claiming that former US President Barack Obama was Muslim.3
The CSP is part of a general post 9/11 trend where elements within the Zionist Lobby seek to rally western anti-Islam and immigration concerns towards Israeli foreign policy interests. Hence, the CSP’s activity emphasizes the threat of Islam and “Jihadism” against US interests and calls for greater US intervention in the Middle East. David Yerushalmi, a notable anti-Islam Zionist Jew, works as a general counsel in the CSP.4 The CSP generally receives donations from the American military complex, including companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.5 One can conclude that lobbyists such as Gaffney represent the intersection between the Zionist Lobby, the anti-Islam Lobby and the US military-industrial complex.