Well, the Czarist intelligence service in Russia wrote a forgery called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion at the beginning of the 20th century that pruported to show how the Jews were manipulating the world. This allowed them to stir up anti-Jewish senitment and made it easier to persecute a "difficult" ethnic minority.
The Nazis also promulgated the theory that Jewish bankers were conspiring to manipulate and rule the world, which also allowed them to stir up anti-Jewish sentiment, and blaming "outsiders" for the terrible state of the German and European economy helped them to rally ethnic Germans around their cause; of course, it all ended will lots of mass-killing and a world war.
Today, many Muslim countries and political parties promote the idea that the Jews control the banks and run the world. This is to encourage anti-Jewish sentiment, which is already inflamed by Israel's poor treatment of the Palestinians. But to me, it all seems politically motivated --- it's easier to rally support for a cause if one can have a "common enemy", and many people will go out of their way to manufacture one if they can't find one already "ready made".
Does Israel have too much influence on US Middle Eastern policy? In my opinion, yes, but there are plenty of Jews who support Isreal's existence as a homeland, but don't support Netanyahu or Israeli foreign policy or the occupation of Gaza and the West bank.
This is why I don't buy into "X runs the world" or "Z runs the banks"; it's too simplistic. There always seem to be more subgroups, layers, threads, complexity, and shifting alliances in the real world.
Originally Posted by wanzulfikri
I've heard that the Federal Reserve is controlled by the Jews...(It's just a rumour)