Jews in the Bush Administration

  • Paul Dundes Wolfowitz - Deputy Secretary, Department of Defense
  • Richard Perle - Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.
  • Ari Fleischer - White House Press Secretary
  • Josh Bolten - Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Ken Melman - White House Political Director
  • Jay Lefkowitz - Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • David Frum - Speechwriter
  • Brad Blakeman - White House Director of Scheduling
  • Dov Zakheim - Undersecretary of Defense (Controller)
  • I. Lewis Libby - Chief of Staff to the Vice President
  • Adam Goldman - White House Liaison to the Jewish Community
  • Chris Gersten - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS
  • Elliott Abrams - Director of the National Security Council's Office for Democracy, Human Rights ( !!! ) and International Operations
  • Mark D. Weinberg - Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs
  • Douglas Feith - Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Michael Chertoff - Head of the Justice Department's criminal division
  • Daniel Kurtzer - Ambassador to Israel ( !!! )
  • Cliff Sobel - Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • Stuart Bernstein - Ambassador to Denmark
  • Nancy Brinker - Ambassador to Hungary
  • Frank Lavin - Ambassador to Singapore
  • Ron Weiser - Ambassador to Slovakia
  • Mel Sembler - Ambassador to Italy
  • Martin Silverstein - Ambassador to Uruguay


Assistant Secretary of Defense: Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense under former President Bush, former ambassador to Indonesia, a member of Rockefellers Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a member of the Aspen Institutes Strategy Group, reportedly attended the 2000 Bilderberg meeting in Belgium, and was a member of Rockefellers Trilateral Commission as of 2000.

White House Press Secretary: Ari Fleischer, former 2000 Bush campaign spokesman, and previously was communications director for Elizabeth Dole's 2000 campaign. He was also the Presidential Transition Spokesperson 2000-2001.

Deputy Chief of Staff: Joshua B. Bolten, policy director for the 2000 Bush campaign.

Chief Counsel: Jay Lefkowitz, former law partner of Kenneth W. Starr.

Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling: Brad Blakeman, who spent two years as Lead Advance Representative for Bush/Cheney 2000 and also worked in the same capacity for the Bush/Quayle campaigns in 1988 & 1992. From 1980-1993, he was a consultant to the offices of the President and Vice President of the United States.

Undersecretary of Defense & Comptroller: Dov S. Zakheim, CEO of System Planning Corporation International and a member of Rockefellers Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Chief of Staff for the Vice President: I. Lewis Libby, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and a former lawyer for Mark Rich, whom Clinton pardoned. Libby is a member of Rockefellers Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs: Mark D. Weinberg, the Director of issues Management for The McGraw-Hill Companies and was Manager for Marketing Communications and Special Events for the U.S. Postal Service 1994-1999. He served as Director of Public Affairs in the Office of Former President Bush 1989-1991 and as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary for President Reagan 1981-1989.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy: Douglas Jay Feith, formerly with Feith and Zell, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy, 1984-1986 and was Special Counsel to Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Peale 1982-1984. Feith is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of Rockefellerss Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division: Michael Chertoff, a Partner with Latham and Watkins in Newark, NJ. He was the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey 1990-1994 and is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He also advised Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-NY) during the Whitewater investigation