Interview with Character David Levy from They Plotted Against America by Abe March
A. It was a combination of things that made me realize that some drastic action was needed. I had seen too much unnecessary bloodshed and heard too many lies justifying acts of violence. There was a stalemate that could only be broken with some action that would get the attention of the American people.
The American people? What can they do?
A. The root of the problem has to do with religion. America’s ties to Israel and the unwavering support given has made them blind to reality. It is the religious fanatics, the fundamentalists, that give unwavering support because of Old Testament biblical ties.
But Americans are by and large, Christians. I find that ironic that they would support Judaism.
A. Yes, that is ironic. It is the New Testament where Christianity has its roots. Whereas the Christian religion preaches love, forgiveness, and turning the other cheek, Judaism does not. We believe in an “eye for an eye.” Turning the other cheek is not part of our belief or doctrine.
You are Jewish and yet you turned against your own people. Why?
A. I have not turned against my own people but against the extremists. By and large, the Jewish people want peace and they are willing to compromise, but the extremists are set on reclaiming all the land of Palestine. My father was a survivor of a German concentration camp. I was indoctrinated as a child, that the actions taken against the Jews in Nazi Germany should never be permitted against any people. I never forgot that, and when I saw what was happening to the Palestinians, I felt compelled to do something.
How were you contacted to lead this mission? Did you indicate your willingness to become involved in such an action?
A. No, I didn’t initiate any action in that regard. A third party who was acting on behalf of the financier for the mission made the contact.
Selecting the members for the mission must have been a problem, especially with secrecy. How did you manage that?
A. Yes, that was a problem, however the desire for revenge was so strong with the candidates I chose, that they felt compelled to follow instructions and keep all information secret.
How did you feel acting as a double agent? You were still working with the Mossad organization yet you went on a mission that went against the organization you served.
A. I would have preferred to quit the organization but that was not an easy thing to do. Too many questions. The advantage of remaining part of the Mossad was that I had access to material and services that I would need for the mission. It was not something I wanted to do, but felt it was necessary if there was ever to be a chance for peace.
I don’t understand how you can say that you wanted peace, and yet you were on a mission of destruction. A mission where hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people would lose their lives. How do you reconcile that?
A. There have already been hundreds of thousands of people killed due to the failure of the peace process. And in my view, there would be many more killed with no end in sight unless some drastic action would cause people to sit up and take notice. I had the antidote available to stop the virus infection, but only if certain demands would be met to bring peace. The American people were the answer. Only when they felt the pain would they demand that the government take the appropriate actions that would result in peace.
Weren’t you afraid of being caught?
A. Of course. It was a risk that I had to take.
What about being found out by the Mossad? What would have happened then?
A. That would have been fatal.
You fell in love with one of your helpers. How did that affect the mission?
A. It changed my thinking. Once we acknowledged our love for one another, we wanted to survive so that we could have a life together.
When you made the decision to abort the mission, you assumed that everything had been wrapped up. What happened?
A. One of the mission participants failed to follow instructions and took action into his own hands. I had to find a way to stop the spread of the virus and go public. That action meant certain death to many people as well as jeopardizing my own life.
Thank you for this interview. Do you have any further comments?